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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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Šorgo, Andrej; Šiling, Rebeka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
Based on the responses of our sample (N = 310) of adolescents and young adults from Slovenia (students of secondary and tertiary schools, university students) to a number of tasks covering reproduction, from the molecular to organismal levels, it can be concluded that their knowledge is seriously flawed. Correlations of knowledge between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, College Students, Knowledge Level
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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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Dimec, Darja Skribe; Strgar, Jelka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
Photosynthesis is the most important biochemical process on Earth. Most living beings depend on it directly or indirectly. Knowledge about photosynthesis enables us to understand how the world functions as an ecosystem and how photosynthesis acts as a bridge between the non-living and living worlds. It is, therefore, understandable that…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Student Teachers, Elementary School Students, Biology
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Mithans, Monika; Grmek, Milena Ivanuš; Cagran, Branka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This article focuses on the issue of student involvement in the education process. The study comprised pupils aged 10-11, 13-14 and 16-17; 322 students were attending school in Austria, and 458 students were in Slovenia. The data were collected through a questionnaire and processed on the level of descriptive and inferential statistics. The right…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis
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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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Azkiyah, Siti Nurul; Mukminin, Amirul – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This study was intended to investigate the teaching quality of student teachers when they conducted their teaching practicum. Teaching quality is conceptualised based on eight classroom factors (orientation, structuring, modelling, application, questioning, building classroom as a learning environment, assessment, and time management) of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Teachers
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Reingold, Roni; Zamir, Sara – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
In the year 2000, Israel purportedly adopted a multicultural educational policy. It replaced the covert assimilation policy, which was referred to as "the integration policy." The aim of the present study was to analyse the contemporary Israeli program of value education. Using the method of content analysis, the present study sought to…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Fojkar, Mateja Dagarin; Skubic, Darija – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The implementation of foreign languages in preschool education has prompted the need for qualified teachers. However, most recent studies report a gap between the supply of qualified foreign language teachers of young learners and the demand for such teachers as foreign languages are introduced earlier and earlier. The authors of this paper…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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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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Bercnik, Sanja; Devjak, Tatjana – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This paper analyses the importance, role, and methods of cooperation between parents and preschool institutions through the different concepts of preschool education and different educational approaches and formal frameworks. Through educational approaches, the authors analyse how cooperation affects the implementation of preschool education in…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Parent School Relationship, Educational Methods, Models
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Vitulic, Helena Smrtnik; Lesar, Irena – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
In a longitudinal study, we determine the beliefs of primary education students regarding the factors of academic achievement, good teachers, and the developmental characteristics of children, and we present which experiences mostly shape these beliefs. The same group of students (N = 59) completed the same questionnaire at the beginning of their…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Longitudinal Studies, Academic Achievement, Questionnaires
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Kalin, Jana; Peklaj, Cirila; Pecjak, Sonja; Levpušcek, Melita Puklek; Zuljan, Milena Valencic – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
Teachers with proper training in knowledge transfer to different students, in the creation of suitable learning conditions, the motivation of students for active cooperation and peer learning, in the formation of classroom community, as well as independent and responsible personalities, can provide quality education. Teacher's classroom management…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Classroom Techniques, Student Attitudes
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Eija, Yli-Panula; Eila, Jeronen; Pongsakdi, Nonmanut – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
Individuals' perceptions of their knowledge can have an important role in shaping their cognition and influencing their behaviour. However, there has been a scarcity of studies in biology on how perceived knowledge relates to actual knowledge. The focus of this article is on quantitative results analysing and interpreting student teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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