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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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Yang, Yibo; Volet, Simone; Mansfield, Caroline – Educational Studies, 2018
Despite China's recent remarkable performance in high-quality research, the number of students going abroad to pursue doctoral degrees in STEM fields has been rising rapidly. This study investigates the motivations of Chinese international doctoral students (CIDS) in STEM fields for undertaking a PhD abroad, and the external factors influencing…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Study Abroad, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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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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Sosu, Edward M.; Rydzewska, Ewelina – Educational Studies, 2017
This study explores the nature of parental attitudinal beliefs towards educational inclusion and the factors that determine these beliefs. Participants were drawn from the Growing Up in Scotland Survey (N = 2200). Results indicate that majority of parents held positive generalised belief towards including children with additional support needs…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Educational Attitudes, Inclusion
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Yuksel-Arslan, Pelin; Yildirim, Soner; Robin, Bernard Ross – Educational Studies, 2016
This study investigates how early childhood education (ECE) teachers incorporated digital storytelling in their classrooms and the challenges and successes that they faced in the process. After the teachers attended a digital storytelling workshop, in-depth phenomenological interview, observation and focus group interviews were used to collect…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Early Childhood Education, Story Telling, Teaching Experience
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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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Ahmad, Syed Zamberi; Buchanan, Frederick Robert – Educational Studies, 2016
Traditional assumptions favouring native English language countries in transnational higher education (TNHE) overlook experiences of international students in new emerging Asian education hubs. Specifically, there has been limited research relating to international students' choice for studying in Malaysia. Drawing from the "push-pull"…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, Foreign Students, College Choice
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Kural, Faruk; Bayyurt, Yasemin – Educational Studies, 2016
This study presents the outcome of the implementation of a process-oriented model of an intercultural competence (IC) and English as a lingua franca (ELF)-awareness development syllabus to prepare government-sponsored Turkish international sojourners for global communication in English L1 countries. Based on social constructivist research…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Implementation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tahir, Lokman Mohd; Musah, Muhamad Berhanddin; Abdullah, Abdul Halim; Musta'amal, Aede Hatib; Abdullah, Mohd Hazim Asran – Educational Studies, 2016
This study determines the preferable leadership practised by colleges' directors, institutional factors and challenges encountered in knowledge sharing in Malaysian technical higher learning institutions (HLIs). Using a pragmatic mixed-method strand, we obtained 212 teachers and instructors' viewpoints on knowledge sharing factors and barriers.…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Sharing Behavior
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Opoku-Amankwa, Kwasi; Brew-Hammond, Aba; Mahama, Anatu Kande – Educational Studies, 2015
This paper assesses the performance of the "National Textbook Development and Distribution Policy for Pre-Tertiary Education" of 2002. It examines the policy in theory and in practice by exploring the extent to which the liberalisation of the textbook trade has helped to improve on textbook procurement, production and distribution,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Information Dissemination, Delivery Systems
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White, C. J.; Gina, J. M.; Coetzee, I. E. M. – Educational Studies, 2015
This article is based on research conducted on the topic: "Safety and security in schools: The case of KwaZulu-Natal." For the research project a purposive sample consisting of secondary school learners, teachers, school governing body chairpersons and principals were selected from the rural and township schools used in this study to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Safety, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Gottfried, Michael A.; Straubhaar, Rolf – Educational Studies, 2015
In urban school systems, the percentage of teachers that leave the profession is disproportionally high. Part of the driving force for this high rate of teacher turnover are alternative certification programmes, like Teach For America (TFA) which recruits teachers only for a short-term teaching commitment. This study contributes a novel…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Disadvantaged, Low Income
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Keppens, G.; Spruyt, B. – Educational Studies, 2015
The purpose of the present study is to explore non-truanting youngsters' perceptions of truants and truancy. In-depth qualitative interviews (N: 8) are used to explore inductively the perceptions of truancy among non-truanting pupils in secondary education in Flanders (the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium). We use survey analysis (N: 3314) to assess…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Truancy, Interviews, Secondary School Students
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