School settings

Jessel, John. 2019. School settings. In: S Hupp and J Jewell, eds. The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. VI Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN 9781119606314 [Book Section]

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The nature of primary education and the availability of an inclusive basic education worldwide are introduced and some key aspects of contemporary primary school settings outlined. These include the organisation of compulsory education at national and school level, school enrolment, class size and the grouping of students. The cultural background of student populations and the linguistic diversity arising from migration are also considered as are curriculum and learning approaches, the school year and the school day. Topics relating to the physical amenities available, the impact of digital technology on school settings and virtual schools are also introduced

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primary education, compulsory schooling, school settings, inclusive education, migration, linguistic diversity, curriculum, school structure, digital technology, virtual schools

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Educational Studies > Centre for Language, Culture and Learning


1 February 2018Accepted
13 January 2019Published

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23 Jul 2018 14:07

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22 May 2020 15:30


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