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Sebastian, James; Moon, Jeong-Mi; Cunningham, Matt – Educational Studies, 2017
This paper explores parental involvement using principal and parent survey reports to examine whether parents' involvement in their children's schools predicts academic achievement. Survey data from principals and parents of seven countries from the PISA 2012 database and hierarchical linear modelling were used to analyse between- and within-…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Pereira, Diana; Assunção Flores, Maria; Barros, Alexandra – Educational Studies, 2017
This paper draws upon a broader piece of research on assessment in higher education, particularly focusing on issues regarding the fairness and effectiveness of the assessment methods and their implications for the learning process. The perceptions of undergraduate students are analysed taking into account the effectiveness and fairness of both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Public Colleges, Student 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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Sin, Cristina – Educational Studies, 2015
This study argues that student-centred methods in the teaching of physics can be beneficial for students' enculturation into the discipline and into a physicist's profession. Interviews conducted with academics and students from six master degrees in physics in three different European countries suggest that student-driven classroom activities,…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Scientists, Interpersonal Competence, Physics
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Morgado, Júlia; Otero, José; Vaz-Rebelo, Piedade; Sanjosé, Vicente; Caldeira, Helena – Educational Studies, 2014
The aim of this study is to analyse the effect of tasks on the detection of explanation obstacles when secondary school students read scientific texts. Students were instructed to read short passages under different task conditions, and to ask questions if necessary. Obstacle detection was operationalised in terms of the type of questions asked by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Barriers, Reading Comprehension
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Gomes, A. Rui; Marques, Brazelina – Educational Studies, 2013
This study examined the effects of a training programme on students' acquisition of life skills, life satisfaction, life orientation and expectations about academic achievement. Participants were allocated to either an intervention group ("n"?=?41) that took part in a life skills programme, or a control group ("n"?=?43).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Daily Living Skills, Life Satisfaction, Adolescent Attitudes
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Tereshchenko, Antonina; Grau Cárdenas, Valeska Valentina – Educational Studies, 2013
Immigration from Eastern European countries to Portugal is a recent phenomenon. Within the last decade, economic migrants from Ukraine, Russia, Romania and Moldova set up a number of supplementary schools across the country. No academic attention has been given to the phenomenon of supplementary ethnic schools in Portugal, whilst there is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigration, Supplementary Education, After School Education
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Demie, Feyisa; Lewis, Kirstin – Educational Studies, 2010
The aim of the research was to study the experiences of Portuguese heritage pupils in British schools. The main findings from empirical data suggest Portuguese children are underachieving at the end of primary education but the case study confirms that in good schools Portuguese pupils do well and have made huge improvements over the periods. The…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Educational Change, Teaching Assistants, Students