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Yang, Der-Ching – Educational Studies, 2018
This study examines the different ways in which fractions are dealt with in two elementary mathematics textbook series: Kang Hsuan (KH) in Taiwan and Laskutaito in Finland. The results showed that the total number of fraction questions in Laskutaito is higher than that in KH and that Laskutaito highlights the basic definition of fractions to help…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Fractions, Pictorial Stimuli
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Vesterinen, Olli; Kangas, Marjaana; Krokfors, Leena; Kopisto, Kaisa; Salo, Laura – Educational Studies, 2017
Teachers cross boundaries when they collaborate with out-of-school partners to provide more authentic learning experiences for students. Using the framework of boundary crossing, the study draws on interview data from schools and their out-of-school partners to examine the research question of how the research participants viewed the beginning of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interprofessional Relationship, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Rautiainen, Riitta; Räty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati – Educational Studies, 2015
This study set out to examine parents' and teachers' perceptions of children's educational resilience. As expected, the parents attributed greater levels of educational resilience to their children than did the teachers. However, both the parents and teachers assessed the sixth graders' educational resilience as higher than that of the third…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Rautiainen, Riitta; Räty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati – Educational Studies, 2014
The mothers and fathers (n?=?43) of third- and sixth-grade children were asked to assess their child's academic potential in comparison with the child's earlier competence and with that of her/his peers. In the interpersonal domain, the mothers' and fathers' perceptions of their child's academic potential were related to each other, especially in…
Descriptors: Mothers, Fathers, Parent Attitudes, Academic Ability
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Raty, Hannu – Educational Studies, 2013
The study explored Finnish parents' intention in making school choices and the relationship of those intentions to demographic and attitudinal factors. It was found that the great majority of parents had not seriously considered choosing a school other than the neighbouring one. Parents living in urban areas, or those supporting a selective…
Descriptors: Intention, Foreign Countries, School Choice, Parent Attitudes
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Raty, Hannu; Komulainen, Katri; Paajanen, Tuuli; Markkanen, Mia; Skorokhodova, Nina; Kolesnikov, Vadim – Educational Studies, 2012
This study sets out to examine Finnish and Russian children's representations of intellectual competence as contextualised in the hierarchies of abilities, age and gender. Finnish and Russian pupils, aged 11-12 years, were asked to draw pictures of an intelligent person and an ordinary person. It was found that gender appearance of intelligent men…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Childrens Art, Play, Children
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Jappinen, Aini-Kristiina; Maunonen-Eskelinen, Irmeli – Educational Studies, 2012
The article examines organisational challenges in the Finnish vocational education and training (VET) to support students' lifelong learning pathways. Investigation of organizational challenges is done through the students' transitions either within one school level or from one school level to another or to working life. For supporting the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Education Work Relationship, Vocational Education, Leadership
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Raty, Hannu; Karkkainen, Riitta – Educational Studies, 2011
In the course of their child's school years, a group of parents were asked to assess their child's mathematical competence and indicate whether they endorsed the gender stereotype pertaining to it. Once the child had entered upper primary school, the consistent stereotypic parents tended to rate their boys' mathematical competence higher than the…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Gender Differences, Parent Attitudes, Mathematics Skills
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West, Anne; Ylonen, Annamari – Educational Studies, 2010
This paper explores the introduction of market-oriented reforms into school-based education in England and Finland. The contexts into which reforms were introduced differed, with a fully comprehensive system being in place in Finland but not in England; the motives were also different; and different trajectories have since been followed. Whilst…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Objectives, School Choice, Educational Change
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Karkkainen, Riitta; Raty, Hannu – Educational Studies, 2010
Parents (N = 97) and their child's class-teachers were instructed to rate the child's potential for improvement in mathematics and Finnish. The results showed that there was a moderate correlation between the parents' and teachers' ratings. The parents rated their child's potential more optimistically than the teachers did. Views of malleability…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Aptitude
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Raty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati – Educational Studies, 2007
This longitudinal study set out to examine, in the light of the parents' education and gender and the child's gender, the changes that occurred in the course of five years in parents' satisfaction with the functioning of their child's school. Academically and vocationally educated mothers and fathers (N = 391) were asked to indicate their…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction, Longitudinal Studies, Parent Background
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Raty, Hannu – Educational Studies, 2006
This paper examines the contribution of parents' education and children's gender on parental expectations of their children's future education and the role of parental perceptions of their child's competencies in the formation of their expectations. A group of university and vocationally educated parents (N = 418) were asked to estimate the…
Descriptors: Expectation, Probability, Vocational Education, Social Differences