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Tan, Cheng Yong; Hew, Khe Foon – Educational Studies, 2017
The present study examined how access to home and school IT resources impacted student mathematics achievement. Data comprised 144,395 secondary school students from 7,308 schools in 22 developed economies who participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012. Results of hierarchical linear modelling showed that after…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Winton, Sue; Tuters, Stephanie – Educational Studies, 2015
As the prevalence and negative effects of bullying become widely known, people around the world seem desperate to solve the bullying "problem". A sizeable body of research about many aspects of bullying and a plethora of anti-bullying programmes and policies now exist. This critical policy analysis asks: how does Ontario, Canada's…
Descriptors: Bullying, Incidence, Democracy, Neoliberalism
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Vellos, Renira E.; Vadeboncoeur, Jennifer A. – Educational Studies, 2015
This article highlights the experiences of students and educators from a larger sociocultural study of participation and engagement at a senior alternative high school programme in British Columbia, Canada. Drawing on participant observation, active interviews and document analysis, school attendance was remediated as a meaningful social practice…
Descriptors: Attendance, High School Students, Nontraditional Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Rorrison, Doreen – Educational Studies, 2010
This paper reports on research that suggests a new view of assessment of the practicum in teacher education. By transcending the stereotypes of "failing" student teachers who do not achieve traditional benchmarks, this new lens highlights the complexity, diversity and inequality of experiences through listening to the voices of the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Practicums, Mentors, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Asanova, Jazira – Educational Studies, 2005
This paper explores the academic and psychosocial outcomes of immigrant students from the former Soviet Union (FSU) in an ethnic school in Toronto. Based on interviews with the principal, teachers, students and parents, together with questionnaire responses, the paper describes school programmes and practices that contribute to FSU immigrant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline Policy, Immigrants, Case Studies
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Roberts, Peter – Educational Studies, 1994
Relates that, in the past two decades, Paulo Friere's philosophy has gained adherents in Brazil and several other nations. Reviews Friere's methods of adult literacy education and identifies serious criticisms. Argues that, while the Freirean system is nondialogical and impositional, his literacy efforts were ultimately worthwhile. (CFR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Change, Educational History
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Gillett, Margaret; And Others – Educational Studies, 1970
Four texts are reviewed: a compilation of essays on Canadian education; a collection of primary and secondary materials on Western education; a biography of Simon Bolivar as an educator; and, a collection of essays by Samuel Hartlib and John Dury from 17th century England. (DB)
Descriptors: Biographies, Comparative Education, Educational History, Foundations of Education