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Bakx, Anouke; Van Houtert, Ton; van de Brand, Maartje; Hornstra, Lisette – Educational Studies, 2019
High-ability pupils in primary schools often do not achieve up to their full potential and teachers seem to face difficulties to motivate these pupils. In this study 891 primary school pupils (463 high-ability pupils) were asked about their views on desired characteristics of good teachers by means of an open teacher-spider-questionnaire. The…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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Kuvac, Meltem; Koc, Isil – Educational Studies, 2019
This study attempted to investigate the effect of problem-based learning (PBL) on the environmental attitudes of preservice science teachers. In the study, an experimental design was used with a pre-test and post-test control group. In all, 51 junior preservice science teachers participated in the study. The study was carried out over 10 weeks…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Environmental Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Tingle, Eric; Corrales, Antonio; Peters, Michelle L. – Educational Studies, 2019
Considering that some university-based principal preparation programmes may not be properly training principals for leadership roles, "grow your own" leadership development programmes have become more popular across the US. This study provides a contribution to previous research in terms of the specific components a district leadership…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Administrator Effectiveness
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Zhang, Haiyan; Yin, Jianjun; Wang, Liusheng – Educational Studies, 2019
This study explored K-3 elementary schools teachers' perceptions towards impacts of Common Core State Standards on early childhood education. A total of 54 teachers completed a questionnaire in which they were asked to rate the 9 questions related to their background, and then the extent to which they agree with 20 statements. The results showed…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Diaconu-Gherasim, Loredana R.; Tepordei, Ana-Maria; Mairean, Cornelia; Rusu, Andrei – Educational Studies, 2019
This study evaluated how gender is related to children's intelligence beliefs, goal orientations and academic achievement and whether there are gender differences in how intelligence beliefs and goal orientations are related to academic achievement. The participants, 362 seventh grade students (55.8% girls; M[subscript age] = 13.20,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Intelligence
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Kuijpers, J. M.; Houtveen, A. A. M.; van de Grift, W. J. C. M. – Educational Studies, 2019
At a time when much attention is being paid to teachers' effectiveness, there is little regard for the effectiveness of their professional support. Although professional development facilitators are frequently involved in school improvement projects, little is known about the interventions they should carry out and the effectiveness of these…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Improvement, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness
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Baratta, Alex; Smith, Paul Vincent – Educational Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the ways in which religious students manage the dual identities of student and member of faith. If an "identity clash" occurs, how is it managed? A total of 17 students from a British university were interviewed to investigate the nature of this identity management. The results show that many…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Role Conflict
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Kopparla, Mahati; Bicer, Ali; Vela, Katherine; Lee, Yujin; Bevan, Danielle; Kwon, Hyunkyung; Caldwell, Cassidy; Capraro, Mary M.; Capraro, Robert M. – Educational Studies, 2019
Problem posing is the act of creating one's own problems, unlike the traditional practice of solving problems posed by others. Problem posing is not a commonly taught topic. Though some students have difficulties acquiring problem-posing skills, the positive effects are far reaching. A quasi-experimental research design was used to determine the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Intervention, Problem Solving, Elementary School Mathematics
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Neuman, Ari – Educational Studies, 2019
Homeschooling is a practice in which children of all ages do not attend school, usually by choice of their parents. Research has found diverse reasons for choosing homeschooling, including, reason related to family, personal safety, and others. However, the main reason cited repeatedly for homeschooling is dissatisfaction of parents with the…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Educational Quality, Parent Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Pic, Miguel; Lavega-Burgués, Pere; March-Llanes, Jaume – Educational Studies, 2019
This work studied if decision-making differences between girls and boys existed in different versions of the traditional game called la pelota sentada according to their roles, sub-roles (decisions), valence (cooperation or opposition) and level of adjustment (effectiveness) of motor behaviours. One hundred and twelve compulsory secondary…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Decision Making, Gender Differences, Sex Role
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Jimerson, Jo Beth; Cho, Vincent; Scroggins, Kimberly A.; Balial, Ritu; Robinson, Reginald R. – Educational Studies, 2019
Just as accountability policies have led to increased levels of teacher data use, teachers have begun to increase the extent to which students track and analyse data about their own learning. Although some might argue that such "student-involved data use" (SIDU) might empower or motivate students to take charge of their own learning…
Descriptors: Data Use, Data Analysis, Teacher Guidance, Elementary School Teachers
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Pivarc, Jakub – Educational Studies, 2019
This study aims to analyse and describe the ideas of pupils (aged 10-15 years) about ID. Overall 2324 pupils (without disability) from 23 Czech primary schools of the so-called mainstream education participated in the study. Pupils' concepts associated with ID were analysed using mind mapping methods. It was found that an overall frequency of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Beliefs, Student Attitudes
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Gil, Alfonso J.; Antelm-Lanzat, Ana María; Cacheiro-González, María Luz; Pérez-Navío, Eufrasio – Educational Studies, 2019
The phenomenon of school dropout is perceived as a process that is caused by a variety of factors. Through a questionnaire, teachers in different academic functions (teaching and management) are surveyed to study their perception of school dropout factors at the secondary education level. Factors related to the student, school, family and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, School Administration, Secondary School Teachers
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Wu, Peng; Yu, Shulin; Zhang, Limin – Educational Studies, 2019
While pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) has been studied across a wide range of research areas, including science, language teaching and mathematics, there is limited research on the role of PCK in business English (BE) teaching, an important teaching area of English for Specific Purposes. Informed by the conceptual framework of the PCK model…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Shen, Jianping; Ma, Xin; Gao, Xingyuan; Bierlien Palmer, Louann; Poppink, Sue; Burt, Walter; Leneway, Robert; McCrumb, Dennis; Pearson, Charles; Rainey, Mark; Reeves, Patricia; Wegenke, Gary – Educational Studies, 2019
In this study, we developed and validated an instrument that researchers can use to measure the collective effort of principals and teachers who excise their own unique leadership to generate (integrated) school leadership. Based on 644 teachers, we found sound psychometric properties of the scales of the instrument and the instrument as a whole.…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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