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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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Gentle-Genitty, Carolyn; Karikari, Isaac; Chen, Haiping; Wilka, Eric; Kim, Jangmin – Educational Studies, 2015
There is no shortage of definitions for truancy. One state may house many different definitions and there are a variety of challenges arising from this fact. One of the most important to researchers, policy-makers and educators alike, is that because of the lack of uniformity and consistency, it is difficult to compile and ascertain the totality…
Descriptors: Truancy, Definitions, Focus Groups, Literature Reviews
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Hyland, Terry – Educational Studies, 2014
Thanks largely to the work of Kabat-Zinn and associates applications of mindfulness-based practices have grown exponentially over the last decade or so, particularly in the fields of education, psychology, psychotherapy and mind-body health. Having its origins in Buddhist traditions, the more recent secular and therapeutic applications of the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Affective Behavior, Educational Practices
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Manalo, Emmanuel; Uesaka, Yuri; Perez-Kriz, Sarah; Kato, Masashi; Fukaya, Tatsushi – Educational Studies, 2013
The use of diagrams in learning and communication is generally considered efficacious and an important skill to cultivate, especially among science students. At the same time, previous research has revealed many problems in student diagram use, including a lack of spontaneity in such use, but the extent to which these problems persist into the…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Visual Aids, Engineering Education, Science Education
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Vidovich, Lesley; O'Donoghue, Thomas; Tight, Malcolm – Educational Studies, 2012
Radical curriculum policy transformations are emerging as a key strategy of universities across different countries as they move to strengthen their competitive position in a global knowledge era. This paper puts forward a "global case study" research agenda in the under-researched area of university curriculum policy. The particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Curriculum
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Kotsopoulou, Anastasia; Hallam, Susan – Educational Studies, 2010
Rating scale questionnaires were administered to 600 students in three age groups, 12-13, 15-16 and 20-21 from Japan, the UK, Greece and the USA. The questionnaires explored the extent of playing music while studying, the kinds of tasks when music was played, the perceived effects of music on studying, the characteristics and types of music played…
Descriptors: Music, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Akande, Adebowale – Educational Studies, 2010
Xhosa-speaking South African children in school settings face several academic and emotional challenges. These may be due to family obligation, conformity to authority figures and over expectations from parents, teachers and society. This study examines the differences in the number and types of reported fears and worries in 200 South African…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Cultural Context, Psychological Patterns, Anxiety
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Claes, Ellen; Hooghe, Marc; Reeskens, Tim – Educational Studies, 2009
In recent years, various governments and education agencies have developed stricter policies to reduce truancy levels, mainly based on the argument that truancy is associated with risk behaviour, crime and substance abuse. In this article, we use a large, 28-nation comparative survey among 14 year olds to detect general patterns in consequences…
Descriptors: Truancy, Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Institutional Characteristics
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Gayles, Jonathan – Educational Studies, 2009
Steroid use in professional sports continues to receive much media attention in the United States. The predominant response to the use of steroids in professional sports is negative. Much of the opposition to steroid use focuses on the critical importance of fair play in American society. To the degree that steroids provide some players with an…
Descriptors: Athletics, Drug Use, Substance Abuse, Sportsmanship
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Strand, Steve; Winston, Joe – Educational Studies, 2008
This research aimed to assess the nature and level of pupils' educational aspirations and to elucidate the factors that influence these aspirations. A sample of five inner city comprehensive secondary schools were selected by their local authority because of poor pupil attendance, below-average examination results and low rates of continuing in…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Focus Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement
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Gandjour, Afschin – Educational Studies, 2008
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) shows that US school students have a lower level of achievement than students from many East Asian countries. Therefore, media, researchers and policy-makers in the United States have often argued that US competitiveness in mathematics and science will decline. This paper aims at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competition, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Gump, Steven E. – Educational Studies, 2006
A survey of 172 undergraduates, carried out during the fall 2002 and spring 2003 semesters at a large research university in the Midwestern United States, found, as expected, a statistically significant positive relationship (r = 0.174, p [is less than] 0.05) between the importance students attributed to attendance and the rates at which they…
Descriptors: Attendance, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys
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Easley, Jacob – Educational Studies, 2006
Early murmurs concerning teacher attrition in the United States have risen to an alarming level since the 1990s. Given that half of the 1990s teaching force were/are expected to retire between 2000 and 2010, the cry has been heard loud and clearly throughout the nation. Furthermore, today's fledgling teachers are fleeing at astronomical rates,…
Descriptors: Teacher Retirement, Faculty Mobility, Principals, Urban Areas
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Hudson, Hugh D.; Hoffman, Alan J. – Educational Studies, 1993
Reports on a study of 135 Russian and 279 U.S. teachers on the importance of 11 broad educational goals. Finds that U.S. teachers were most committed to basic skills development and critical thinking. Finds that Russian teachers were most supportive of interpersonal understanding, human relations, and ethical well-being. (CFR)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Cognitive Development
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Lawrence, G. R. – Educational Studies, 1982
Compares the development and current status of art education and art education research in England and the United States. The author argues that, despite educators' claims about the value of affective and expressive education, art education in both countries has failed to achieve equal status with cognitively oriented studies in the curriculum.…
Descriptors: Art Education, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Core Curriculum
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