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Mulongo, Godfrey; Amod, Zaytoon – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Utilizing the theory of change, this study analyzes the extent to which the participation in cross-national learning assessments by Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa has contributed to educational policy and curriculum reforms. Data collection involved in-depth interviews with key informants and summative content analysis of policy/strategic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Content Analysis, Educational Change
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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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Deryakulu, Deniz; Atal-Köysüren, Deniz – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
This study examines Turkish pre-service Information and Communication Technologies teachers' educational philosophies and occupational anxieties. A total of 800 pre-service teachers participated in the study. Results showed that the predominant educational philosophies among the participants were the existentialism, progressivism,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Educational Philosophy, Anxiety
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Hungi, Njora; Ngware, Moses – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
The objective of this article is to investigate the effects of preschool participation on learning achievement and to estimate the optimal duration of preschool participation needed for pupils to perform their best in mathematics at the Grade 6 level in Uganda. The sample consisted of 2649 Grade 6 pupils, attending 82 schools across two rural…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
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Wright, Ewan; Lee, Moosung; Feng, Siyuan – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
This paper outlines the findings of a mixed-method study of private supplementary tutoring received by students at international schools offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in China. Phase One was an online survey of 151 IBDP graduates across 14 schools, while Phase Two included semi-structured interviews with school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Advanced Placement Programs, Mixed Methods Research
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Mamun, Shamsul Arifeen Khan; Rahman, Mohammand Mafizur – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
In 2013 and 2014, the Australian Federal Government introduced the Gonski reforms and fee deregulation measures to reform the prevailing financing provisions for education sectors in Australia. The central proposition of the proposed new measures was to reduce the funding of public universities by the Federal Government. One likely consequence of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Resource Allocation
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Eren, Altay; Coskun, Hamit – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Using person-centered and variable-centered analyses, this study examined the relationships between undergraduate students' time perspectives and boredom coping strategies. A total of 719 undergraduate students voluntarily participated in the study. Results of the study showed that undergraduate students' time perspectives can be reliably defined…
Descriptors: Time Perspective, Coping, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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Cullen, Maureen; Polnick, Barbara; Robles-Piña, Rebecca; Slate, John R. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
In this investigation, we examined the extent to which instructional expenditures were related to student academic achievement for students enrolled in Texas public schools for the 2005-2006 through the 2009-2010 school years. Student performance on the state-mandated assessments for all school districts in Texas for these five school years was…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Expenditures, Instruction, Academic Achievement
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Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh; Ghonsooly, Behzad – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
The present study aims at delving into English as foreign language teachers' attributions by investigating the role of teacher attributions in teacher burnout and teacher self-regulation. This is accomplished by building a causal structural model through which the associations among these constructs are estimated. The results demonstrate that…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Nie, Youyan; Tan, Gim Hoon; Liau, Albert Kienfie; Lau, Shun; Chua, Bee Leng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Constructivist instruction has been implemented in the current instructional innovation in Singapore. Large scale survey study was conducted to examine the roles of teacher efficacy in implementing the innovative constructivist instruction. The results showed that the positive correlation between teacher efficacy and constructivist instruction was…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation
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Ngo, Federick J. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Increasing teacher quality is a major objective of recent Cambodian education policy. In mathematics education literature, pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) has emerged as a critical component of teacher quality that is strongly linked to student achievement. In this study I use data from a large survey of Cambodian schools to investigate the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Cambodians
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Tang, Keow Ngang; Ariratana, Wallapha; Treputharan, Saowanee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Soft skills comprised both rational and emotional elements, becoming a new focus on leadership, as behavior displayed during interaction with other individuals will affect effective interaction outcomes. This study aimed to examine the leadership soft skills of deans in public universities of Malaysia. This survey designed research was performed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Personality Traits, Interpersonal Competence
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Pang, I-Wah – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This article first illustrates how recent social, economic and educational development in Hong Kong contributes to teacher stress. It then presents data from an international study on teacher stress with respect to working with challenging students, i.e. students with behavioural problems. Teachers were asked to report on the perceived behavioural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Conditions, Educational Development
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McConney, Andrew; Perry, Laura B. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
Previous studies have shown that both student and school socioeconomic status (SES) are strongly associated with student outcomes, but less is known about how these relationships may vary for different students, schools and nations. In this study we use a large international dataset to examine how student SES, school SES and self-efficacy are…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Griffin, Patrick – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
This article reports results derived from the national study of Grade 5 in Vietnamese primary schools in which teachers and pupils took tests in reading and mathematics. The test data were calibrated so that teacher and pupil results could be mapped onto the same continuum. Results showed that the overlapping tests for teachers and pupils were…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Students
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