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Mohammadi, Mohammad; Mahdivand, Ziba – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
The present quantitative study investigated the relationship between willingness to communicate (WTC) and learner autonomy in an EFL context. In addition, it explored the probable effect of gender on the relationship between learner autonomy and WTC. Furthermore, it investigated whether WTC could predict learner autonomy. The data were collected…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Interpersonal Communication
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Messerschmidt, James W. – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
In this paper the author summarizes several life history case studies of adolescent boys who were identified at school as "wimps" and who eventually engaged in various forms of sexual violence. Such boys rarely are--if at all--discussed in the childhood, education and feminist literatures on sexual violence. The life stories reveal the…
Descriptors: Males, Correlation, Bullying, Masculinity
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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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McCloughlin, Thomas J. J.; Matthews, Philip S. C. – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This work discusses repertory grid analysis as a tool for investigating the structures of students' representations of biological concepts. Repertory grid analysis provides the researcher with a variety of techniques that are not associated with standard methods of concept mapping for investigating conceptual structures. It can provide valuable…
Descriptors: Biology, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Concept Mapping
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Špernjak, Andreja; Šorgo, Andrej – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This article describes the results of a study that investigated the use of the dissection of organs in anatomy and physiology classes in Slovenian lower and upper secondary schools. Based on a sample of 485 questionnaires collected from Slovenian lower and upper secondary school students, we can conclude that dissection of mammalian organs during…
Descriptors: Laboratory Procedures, Animals, Anatomy, Physiology
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The present qualitative study sought to explore the relationship between English language learning and identity reconstruction from the viewpoints of Iranian language learners. The data were collected by means of focus-group interviews with forty-five male intermediate learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). To define the concept of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Grajcevci, Albulene; Shala, Arif – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This paper sheds light on the link between achievement goals, motivation, and parental expectations in a sample of 600 students attending higher education institutions in Kosovo. Aside from exploring the stipulated link between the constructs, the research aims to discover whether cultural differences mediate expected results. The results proved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Parent Aspiration
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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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Kerneža, Maja; Košir, Katja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of the systematic use of comics as a literary-didactic method to reduce gender differences in reading literacy and reading motivation at the primary level of education. It was assumed that the use of comics would have a positive effect on pupils' reading literacy and reading motivation, while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cartoons, Gender Differences, Elementary School Students
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Lockiewicz, Marta; Jaskulska, Martyna – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The aim of our study was to examine the relationship between access to the mental lexicon, working memory and knowledge of English (L2) vocabulary. Analyses were undertaken amongst monolingual speakers of Polish (26 with dyslexia, 24 without) who studied English as a second language as part of their compulsory educational programme at school. We…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Skills, Questionnaires, Short Term Memory, Verbal Ability
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Kroflic, Robi; Smrtnik Vitulic, Helena – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The aim of the present study was to ascertain the effects of the five-month implementation of the comprehensive inductive educational approach on the social behaviour of kindergarten children. The sample consisted of 52 children in the experimental group and 48 children in the control group, aged from 2.6 to 6.0 years. The kindergarten teachers…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Social Behavior, Program Effectiveness
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Lebenicnik, Maja; Pitt, Ian; Istenic Starcic, Andreja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
Learning resources that are used in the education of university students are often available online. The nature of new technologies causes an interweaving of formal and informal learning, with the result that a more active role is expected from students with regard to the use of ICT for their learning. The variety of online learning resources…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Informal Education, College Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Radovan, Marko; Makovec, Danijela – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
In this research, we have examined the characteristics of university students' motivation and its connection with perceptions of the learning environment. Higher education teachers often find it challenging to decide how to organize their lectures and what instructional strategy they should use to be most effective. Therefore, we endeavoured to…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Environment, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
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Vlah, Nataša; Jancec, Lucija; Cepic, Renata – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The aim of the empirical research is to determine primary school teachers' attitudes towards behaviour patterns in social conflict. A primary school teacher is the role model for his/her pupils, so in the context of the theory of hidden curriculum, the purpose of the study is determining a better understanding of teacher's needs for further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Behavior Patterns
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Landhäusser, Sandra; Faas, Stefan; Treptow, Rainer – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2014
Against the background of a European-wide strategy of governance aimed at improving support for parents and families, the following report details the conceptualization and evaluation of a federal state program in Baden-Württemberg (Germany) which was launched in 2008 to encourage family and parent education. Two program components, a voucher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Education, Family Programs, Federal Programs
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