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van Geel, Marieke; Keuning, Trynke; Visscher, Adrie J.; Fox, Jean-Paul – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
Despite growing international interest in the use of data to improve education, few studies examining the effects on student achievement are yet available. In the present study, the effects of a two-year data-based decision-making intervention on student achievement growth were investigated. Fifty-three primary schools participated in the project,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Decision Making, Socioeconomic Status, Institutional Characteristics
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Van den Bergh, Linda; Ros, Anje; Beijaard, Douwe – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
This study focuses on improving teacher feedback during active learning. Changing teachers' behavior sustainably, however, is very difficult. Several conditions should be taken into account, and programs should build on teachers' cognitions and practices. Effects of a specifically designed professional development program on 16 elementary…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Elementary School Teachers, Feedback (Response), Faculty Development
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Van Velzen, Joke H. – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
In this article, an attempt to identify further directions in research designs that researchers can use to contribute to the relevance of educational research findings, by including teachers' practicality issues, is presented. Sixty experienced teachers in secondary education read the reporting of modified experimental research findings about an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Correlation
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Eysink, Tessa H. S.; de Jong, Ton; Berthold, Kirsten; Kolloffel, Bas; Opfermann, Maria; Wouters, Pieter – American Educational Research Journal, 2009
In this study, the authors compared four multimedia learning arrangements differing in instructional approach on effectiveness and efficiency for learning: (a) hypermedia learning, (b) observational learning, (c) self-explanation-based learning, and (d) inquiry learning. The approaches all advocate learners' active attitude toward the learning…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Observational Learning, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Tatsuoka, Kikumi K.; Corter, James E.; Tatsuoka, Curtis – American Educational Research Journal, 2004
This study used a diagnostic testing approach to compare the mathematics achievement of eighth-grade students across a sample of 20 countries, analyzing data from the Third International Math and Science Study-Revised (TIMSS-R, 1999). Using the rule-space method, student mastery was measured on 23 specific content knowledge and processing…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Grade 8, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills
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Alexander, Patricia A.; Dochy, Filip J. R. C. – American Educational Research Journal, 1995
Views on the concepts of knowledge and beliefs were compared for 54 adults in the United States and 66 in Europe (primarily in the Netherlands). Differences related to the definition of and relationship between knowledge and beliefs were identified, with European respondents tending to be more diverse in their viewpoints. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adults, Beliefs, Comparative Analysis, Concept Formation