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Evens, Marie; Tielemans, Kelly; Elen, Jan; Depaepe, Fien – Educational Studies, 2019
Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is an important predictor of educational quality. PCK develops from various sources, such as teaching experience. Studies investigating the effects of teaching experience on PCK development mainly focus on the question whether experienced teachers differ from novices in the amount of PCK. In a mixed methods…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Greenwood, Richard – Educational Studies, 2019
Pupil involvement in planning is one way in which teachers listen to the "pupil voice". This paper focuses on pupil involvement in planning class topics using KWL grids. The opinions of teachers, teacher education students and primary school pupils in Northern Ireland were sought on this using questionnaires and interviews. The vast…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Teaching Methods, Opinions, Teacher Attitudes
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Tárraga García, Verónica; García Fernández, Beatriz; Ruiz-Gallardo, José Reyes – Educational Studies, 2018
Does home-based family involvement influence academic performance? To answer this question, a case study research was carried out with 96 children from all six levels of primary education at a public school, and their families. Data regarding home-based family involvement were collected using a questionnaire. Academic achievement was measured from…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Employed Parents
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De Hei, Miranda S. A.; Sjoer, Ellen; Admiraal, Wilfried; Strijbos, Jan-Willem – Educational Studies, 2016
The aim of this study was to describe how teacher educators design and implement group learning activities (GLAs). We used the Group Learning Activities Instructional Design (GLAID) framework to analyse their descriptions. The GLAID framework includes eight components: (1) interaction, (2) learning objectives and outcomes, (3) assessment, (4) task…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Education, Learning Activities
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Duatepe-Paksu, Asuman; Iymen, Esra; Pakmak, Gul Sinem – Educational Studies, 2012
This report summarises a study examining preservice elementary teachers' geometry content knowledge with a focus on parallelogram. It was a descriptive study examining 45 preservice teachers' reasoning in the process of determining which quadrilateral can be classified as a parallelogram. Findings have revealed that these elementary teachers do…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Plane Geometry, Geometric Concepts
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Hus, Vlasta; Grmek, Milena Ivanus – Educational Studies, 2011
The purpose of the article is to show the results of empirical research on the prevailing teaching strategies for teaching contents of the subject environmental studies (specifically when dealing with natural content) in the first triennium of the nine-year primary school in the Republic of Slovenia. The information was obtained through a survey…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Turner, Sarah; Ireson, Gren – Educational Studies, 2010
The decline in secondary school pupils' attitudes towards science is well documented. However, recent research has shown that pupils' attitudes to science appear to become fixed during their primary school years. This study investigated end of Key Stage 1 (Yr 2 (ages six to seven years)) and end of Key Stage 2 (Yr 6 (ages 10-11 years)) pupils'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires
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Hanafin, Joan; O'Donoghue, Tom; Flynn, Marie; Shevlin, Michael – Educational Studies, 2010
Privacy has been defined as "the protective buffer within which people can avoid another party's taking something from them, keeping watch over them, or entering into their lives in a way that is both unwelcome and undesirable". It is a premise of this paper that such a position needs to be taken very seriously in contemporary society,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Privacy, Childrens Rights
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Kaldi, Stavroula – Educational Studies, 2009
This study focuses upon identifying and classifying prospective teachers' perceptions of self-competence in teaching after a four-year university course on primary education and the relationship between their personal well-being, views, emotions and stress about teaching and their teaching competencies during their undergraduate school teaching…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Teaching Skills, Teaching Methods, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Yilmaz, Kursad; Tasdan, Murat; Oguz, Ebru – Educational Studies, 2009
The purpose of the study was to determine and assess the beliefs of primary school supervisors on supervision. Data for the survey model were gathered using the "Supervision beliefs scale". In the present study, 300 primary school supervisors were contacted, using a random sampling method. According to the results obtained, it was seen…
Descriptors: Supervision, Foreign Countries, Sampling, Educational Background
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Pecek, Mojca; Zuljan, Milena Valencic; Cuk, Ivan; Lesar, Irena – Educational Studies, 2008
In order to realise increasingly complex objectives of compulsory education, it is necessary to have in place appropriate teaching concepts as well as assessment and testing guidelines. The question, however, is what should be assessed: levels of acquired knowledge, skills or attitudes? Should assessment be only a measure of the educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
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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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Beekhoven, S.; Dekkers, H. – Educational Studies, 2005
In this article, we study the impact of the so-called non-meritocratic factors gender, immigrant origin and social origin, and the meritocratic factors ability and achievement, on timely graduation within a specific high school type. Furthermore, the possible influence of teacher assessments of students in elementary school is investigated.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Graduation, Gender Differences, Social Influences
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Hallam, Susan; Ireson, Judith; Lister, Veronica; Chaudhury, Indrani Andon; Davies, Jane – Educational Studies, 2003
Surveys how British primary schools group their students for different school subjects, such as according to class ability or mixed ability grouping. Finds that most schools used the class ability groupings, either in mixed or ability groupings. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Ability, Age Differences, Educational Practices
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Hallam, Susan; Price, John; Katsarou, Georgia – Educational Studies, 2002
Presents two studies that explored the effects of music perceived as calming and relaxing on arithmetic and memory performance tasks of 10- to 12-year-old children. Reports that the calming music led to better performance on both tasks when compared with the non-music condition. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Children, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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