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Otani, Midori – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Parental involvement is essential for children's education. Several studies have examined relationships between parental involvement and parents' socioeconomic status. However, less attention has been placed on school influences on parental involvement, even though schools play an important role in children's education and can affect the parents…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Correlation, Socioeconomic Status
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Slezak, C.; Underwood, J.; Moreno, J. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
This paper examines the educational impact of a prepilot study on the "Learning Logs" literacy strategy as it was used in Louisiana. The study examined how students' conceptual understanding of kinematics and Newton's laws were impacted in a ninth-grade physical science course. The findings address a gap within the current research…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Grade 9, Science Instruction, Misconceptions
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Wong, Janice W. Y.; O'Donnell, Melissa; Bayliss, Donna; Fletcher, Janet; Glauert, Rebecca – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
Policies aiming to improve educational outcomes are typically based on academic testing data. However, such data only reflect the performance of students who completed the tests. It is possible that students who were absent have shared characteristics. The proportion of students absent out of all eligible school students and whether they have…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Attendance, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries
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Saw, Guan Kung – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
Educational inequality is a highly debated yet empirically understudied topic in Malaysia. This paper examines the patterns and trends of academic achievement gaps by student social groups in Malaysia, drawing upon nationally representative data for the most recent four cohorts (1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011) of eighth-grade Malaysian students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Secondary School Students, Trend Analysis
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Stoilescu, Dorian; McDougall, Douglas; Egodawatte, Gunawardena – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
Mathematics teachers, mathematics department heads, curriculum leaders, and administrators from 11 schools in four school boards from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, participated in a project to improve the teaching and learning in grade 9 mathematics classrooms. In each of these schools, an implementation team was created, so that at least three…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Improvement
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Zhang, Jia-Wei; Lo, Leslie Nai-Kwai; Chiu, Chi-Shing – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
This article presents the findings of a qualitative study on teacher leadership in the context of university-school collaboration for school improvement (USCSI) on the Chinese Mainland. Through the lens of structuration theory, it explores the process of teacher leaders exercising their power in a USCSI project. During the school improvement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership, College School Cooperation, Educational Improvement