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Pic, Miguel; Lavega-Burgués, Pere; March-Llanes, Jaume – Educational Studies, 2019
This work studied if decision-making differences between girls and boys existed in different versions of the traditional game called la pelota sentada according to their roles, sub-roles (decisions), valence (cooperation or opposition) and level of adjustment (effectiveness) of motor behaviours. One hundred and twelve compulsory secondary…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Decision Making, Gender Differences, Sex Role
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Gil, Alfonso J.; Antelm-Lanzat, Ana María; Cacheiro-González, María Luz; Pérez-Navío, Eufrasio – Educational Studies, 2019
The phenomenon of school dropout is perceived as a process that is caused by a variety of factors. Through a questionnaire, teachers in different academic functions (teaching and management) are surveyed to study their perception of school dropout factors at the secondary education level. Factors related to the student, school, family and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, School Administration, Secondary School Teachers
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Chen, Wei-Ru; Chen, Li-Ming – Educational Studies, 2019
The current scales for self-blame are not suitable for school bullying scenarios and most lack validity. This study used a self-developed scale to measure bullied victims' tendency to self-blame and further examined whether victims and bully/victims exhibited different tendencies toward self-blame under both bullied and generalized scenarios. The…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Tarabini, Aina; Curran, Marta; Montes, Alejandro; Parcerisa, Lluís – Educational Studies, 2019
There is growing evidence that school engagement, or more specifically disengagement, is a key indicator for predicting Early School Leaving. The aim of this article is to explore the impact of secondary schools in student (dis)engagement and subsequent opportunities to succeed in school. Drawing on data from a qualitative study in five secondary…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries, School Holding Power
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Wan, Zhi Hong; Cheng, May Hung May – Educational Studies, 2019
Although the relationship between the classroom learning environment and academic achievement has been explored in subject-free and disciplinary subject contexts, research into this relationship is still lacking in the context of interdisciplinary subjects. This study investigated the relationship between the classroom learning environment and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Classroom Environment, Thinking Skills, Academic Achievement
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Heaysman, Orna; Tubin, Dorit – Educational Studies, 2019
Innovative teaching is sometimes perceived as opposite of traditional teaching, since it is regarded as student-centred and takes on the form of guided construction. This distinguishing feature led to an expectation that traditional teaching practices will be replaced with innovative ones for the purpose of fostering learning. The goal of the…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction, Secondary Education
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Schwab, Susanne – Educational Studies, 2019
Previous research has shown that students with special educational needs (SEN) have fewer friendships than their peers without SEN. In this longitudinal study, 545 students from primary and secondary schools, including 106 students with SEN, were surveyed at the beginning and the end of the school year. The results show that students with SEN…
Descriptors: Friendship, Peer Relationship, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Ahmed, Ahmed Y.; Miller, Vachel W.; Gebremeskel, Haftu H.; Ebessa, Asrat D. – Educational Studies, 2019
The rapid expansion of primary education in Ethiopia has enabled most children to attend primary education--or at least to start schooling. This expansion, however, is largely "symbolic" rather than "substantive" where "substantive" refers to access that generates meaningful learning. The article explores spatial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Sustainable Development, Equal Education
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Al-Hilawani, Yasser A. – Educational Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between metacognition as measured in real-life situations and IQ scores as reflected by performance on the Raven Standard Progressive Matrices Scale. It is also intended in this study to report on whether or not there were significant differences in performance on the metacognitive…
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Metacognition, Correlation, Tests
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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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Kerawalla, Lucinda; Messer, David J. – Educational Studies, 2018
Several arguments have been put forward about the benefits of young people carrying out their own social science research in terms of empowering their voices and their participation. Much less attention has been paid to investigating the understandings young people develop about the research process itself. Seven twelve-year olds carried out…
Descriptors: Clubs, After School Programs, Preadolescents, Social Science Research
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Melkonian, Michael; Areepattamannil, Shaljan – Educational Studies, 2018
The study examined the impact of students' absolute age-position at the time of testing by grade level and gender on their achieved level of mathematics, reading and science performance. An analysis was conducted based on a sample of 11,500 15-year-old pupils in the United Arab Emirates who participated in the OECD's Programme for International…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Age Differences, Instructional Program Divisions, Gender Differences
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Schuitema, Jaap; Radstake, Hester; van de Pol, Janneke; Veugelers, Wiel – Educational Studies, 2018
Classroom discussion is frequently proposes as an essential part of democratic citizenship education. Literature, however, pays little attention to what kind of discussion is most effective and how teachers can facilitate a discussion. This study aims to contribute to the development of a framework for analysing the characteristics of classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Democracy, Citizenship Education
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Human-Vogel, Salomé; Morkel, Jorina – Educational Studies, 2017
In the present study, we examine the personal belief in a just world (PBJW) for teachers and learners in predominantly Afrikaans-speaking South African schools, and the relationship between teachers' PBJW and their perception of problem behaviour in the classroom. The study is informed by national debates of school violence in South African…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Grade 4
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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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