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Mihic, Sanja Skocic; Trošelj, Danijela Blanuša; Katic, Vesna – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
With a half-century of tradition, early and preschool education in the Republic of Croatia is a highly organised system in which preschool teachers meet high professional standards. Among their professional requirements, they have been legally bound to counsel parents since 2008. However, no other documents or papers in Croatia describe or specify…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Counseling
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Matic, Ljerka Jukic – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
Teachers' pedagogical design capacity is their ability to perceive and mobilise existing resources to create productive instructional episodes in the classroom. To a certain extent, this ability is dependent on the curricular resource used. As the textbook remains the most commonly used curricular resource in mathematics classrooms, the study…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Instructional Design, Teacher Role, Experienced Teachers
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Vidovic, Vlasta Vizek; Domovic, Vlatka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
The main aim of this research is to longitudinally examine the shift in teaching students' professional beliefs about the teacher-pupil role during the course of their studies. The starting assumption has been that teachers' professional development is largely dependent upon their beliefs about various aspects of their professional role. The…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Professional Identity, Teacher Education, Student Development
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Tomljenovic, Zlata; Novakovic, Svetlana – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
In visual arts education, specific competences pertain to having knowledge from the theory and praxis of visual arts and the teaching methodology of visual arts. The goal of this research was to examine the opinions of 231 students of graduate teacher studies and 143 in-service primary school teachers about the importance of specific competences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Visual Arts
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Ralic, Anamarija Žic; Cvitkovic, Daniela; Sekušak-Galešev, Snježana – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
The objective of this paper is to determine whether age, gender, Individualised Education Programme, the experience of victimisation by peers, and the experience of bullying others are predictors of bullying and victimisation in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The sample consisted of children aged from 7 to 15 with…
Descriptors: Bullying, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Victims, Individualized Education Programs
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Beaudoin, Kathleen; Mihic, Sanja Skocic; Loncaric. Darko – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Managing behaviour is a complex component of the teaching process and one that teachers consistently identify as an area of great concern. This study aimed to examine teachers' perceptions regarding their competence for managing the challenging behaviour of young children and to identify the factors that affect these beliefs. A total of 204…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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Gracin, Dubravka Glasnovic; Kuzle, Ana – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
The important role that geometry plays in the mathematics curriculum has been extensively documented. However, the reduction of geometry in school mathematics, and the focus on basic computation and procedures, raises the question of the competencies students acquire and the classroom atmosphere in geometry lessons. The goal of this multiple case…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometry, Qualitative Research
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Jugovic, Ivana – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The goal of the research was to explore the role of motivation, gender roles and stereotypes in the explanation of students' educational outcomes in a stereotypically male educational domain: physics. Eccles and colleagues' expectancy-value model was used as a theoretical framework for the research. The research sample included 736 grammar school…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Physics, Science Achievement, Predictor Variables
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Košutic, Iva – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This paper aims to explore social inequalities in school achievement and educational decision-making of the final-year students of secondary schools in the City of Zagreb and Zagreb County, Croatia (N = 534). The theoretical framework of the paper was Bourdieu's theory of cultural and social reproduction (1977a). The main objectives were an…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Higher Education, School Choice, Access to Education
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Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics of the frequency of constructivist learning and its dimensions, including critical thinking, the differences in them with regard to certain demographic characteristics, and correlations with the frequency of use of certain new media in teaching students in the final grade of lower secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Constructivism (Learning), Student Characteristics
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Bognar, Branko; Krumes, Irena – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
Reflectivity is an important professional competence of contemporary teachers. In order to explore how to encourage students' reflection, we conducted a two-year action research project impelling them to become mutual critical friends. For critical friendship communication and other project activities, we utilised Moodle--an online learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Reflection, Friendship, Action Research
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Papak, Petra Pejic; Vujicic, Lidija; Ivkovic, Željka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The contemporary education process frequently emphasises the importance of teaching and learning by focusing teaching activities towards research and collaborative work, the encouragement of critical thinking, the creative and productive application of knowledge, an active approach to the teaching content, and solving specific problems in project…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Student Projects
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Turk, Marko; Ledic, Jasminka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
Discussions about synergy or independence of teaching and research are present in many studies (Bilic, 2009; Brew & Boud, 1995; Enders & Teichler, 1997; Griffiths, 2004; Jakovljevic, 2010; Jenkins, 2000; Ramsden & Moses, 1992). Humboldt's model introduced synergy between teaching and research, thus highlighting the importance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Research
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Vuk, Sonja; Tacol, Tonka; Vogrinc, Janez – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The immersive method is a new concept of visual education that is better suited to the needs of students in contemporary post-industrial society. The features of the immersive method are: (1) it emerges from interaction with visual culture; (2) it encourages understanding of contemporary art (as an integral part of visual culture); and (3) it…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teaching Methods, Immersion Programs, Problem Solving
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Tomljenovic, Zlata – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The present research focuses on modernising the approach to learning and teaching the visual arts in teaching practice, as well as examining the performance of an interactive approach to learning and teaching in visual arts classes with the use of a combination of general and specific (visual arts) teaching methods. The study uses quantitative…
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Arts, Statistical Analysis, Elementary School Students
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