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Johnston, Olivia; Wildy, Helen – Educational Studies, 2018
Streaming in secondary schools is not beneficial for improving student outcomes of education with vast amounts of educational research indicating that it does not improve academic results and increases inequity. Yet teachers often prefer working in streamed classes, and research shows that teachers mediate the effects of streaming on students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Wang, Yan; Yu, Shulin; Shao, Yanju – Educational Studies, 2018
While research on English-medium instruction (EMI) has proliferated in the past decades, little research has examined how students from a monolingual background actually experience EMI, or the learning processes involved in such experiences. Drawing upon in-depth interviews and student reflection journals, this study examines the experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Learning Processes
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Li, Hui-Chuan; Tsai, Tsung-Lung – Educational Studies, 2017
Research on problem-based learning (PBL) has tended to focus on the graduate level of education, paying less attention to the primary school level and to what is involved for students during the implementation of PBL. In this paper we take a step towards addressing this need for research by reporting findings from a descriptive, explanatory case…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Soysal, Y.; Radmard, S. – Educational Studies, 2017
This study explored Turkish teachers' attributional reasoning regarding the barriers they face when they attempted to undertake learner-centred teaching, which is a core requirement of educational reform-based initiations in Turkey. To achieve this aim, a naturalistic inquiry was conducted in order to capture the clarifications of the barriers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods
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Verberg, Christel P. M.; Tigelaar, Dineke E. H.; van Veen, Klaas; Verloop, Nico – Educational Studies, 2016
Teachers' agency has an effect on their own learning process at the workplace. In this study we explored the extent to which teachers participating in a formative teacher assessment procedure developed a sense of agency. We investigated not only whether teachers participating in a such an assessment procedure experienced agency and thus felt in…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Coleman, Nadia – Educational Studies, 2015
This article endeavours to increase educators' understanding of the experiences of students who have been expelled from school in order to represent this critical stakeholder group in future policy development and programme implementation. Students' perspectives are presented through thick description in this narrative case study. Findings…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Case Studies, Intervention, Resilience (Psychology)
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Shaw, Angela – Educational Studies, 2013
This paper details a case study undertaken in 2011 which examined a small group of female students', and their parents', perceptions of the purpose of a university education. The research is underpinned by a review of the literature examining the views held by academics and politicians as to the benefits of higher education and of research in the…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Females, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives
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Schuitema, Jaap; Veugelers, Wiel – Educational Studies, 2011
One important aim of citizenship education is learning to deal with cultural diversity. To this end, schools organise exchange projects to bring students into contact with different social and cultural groups. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of intergroup contact in educational settings and to understand what the most…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Ethnic Groups, Cultural Pluralism, Interaction
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Osei, George M. – Educational Studies, 2003
Presents a study that focused on the attempts to introduce a vocationally-oriented curriculum into the Junior Secondary Schools in Ghana. Uses interviews, documentary analysis, and case studies. Discusses the results in detail. Explains that there was no training or resources for the teachers. (CMK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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Williams, Ann – Educational Studies, 2003
Focuses on the learning of new teachers in England to identify three aspects of workplace learning that may not be accommodated within the statutory induction year. Draws from interview and survey data. Concludes that the new teachers' learning is informal, reactive, and collaborative. (CMK)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Case Studies, Educational Research, Foreign Countries