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Dijkstra, Elma M.; Walraven, Amber; Mooij, Ton; Kirschner, Paul A. – Educational Studies, 2016
This article presents the findings from a teacher intervention in Dutch kindergartens aimed at improving teachers' differentiation practices (DP) to better anticipate student differences. The intervention was designed to improve the match between student levels and curricular activities, in particular for high-ability students and consists of…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Improvement
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Kondakci, Yasar; Zayim, Merve; Beycioglu, Kadir; Sincar, Mehmet; Ugurlu, Celal T – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims at building a theoretical base for continuous change in education and using this base to test the mediating roles of two key contextual variables, knowledge sharing and trust, in the relationship between the distributed leadership perceptions and continuous change behaviours of teachers. Data were collected from 687 public school…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Educational Change, Context Effect
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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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Shatz, Itamar – Educational Studies, 2015
The phrasing of task instructions can facilitate or hinder the learning process. In this study, three groups of participants (N = 526) performed a foreign vocabulary memorization task, with modified instructions for each group. The instructions were either learning oriented, encouraging participants to improve their abilities; outcome oriented,…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Memorization, Task Analysis, Phrase Structure
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Sin, Cristina – Educational Studies, 2015
This study argues that student-centred methods in the teaching of physics can be beneficial for students' enculturation into the discipline and into a physicist's profession. Interviews conducted with academics and students from six master degrees in physics in three different European countries suggest that student-driven classroom activities,…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Scientists, Interpersonal Competence, Physics
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Santandreu Calonge, David; Safiullin, Askhat F. – Educational Studies, 2015
Drawing from research in team creativity enhancement, this study focuses on a "Creativity, Innovation and Design Thinking" course for the International Summer Semester at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea. Data were collected among 15 teams of 89 students that participated in the course. Performance of the teams was measured by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Creative Thinking, Design
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Stefanidis, Abraham; Strogilos, Vasilis – Educational Studies, 2015
Co-teaching has gained considerable interest as a means of promoting the inclusion of students with disabilities in mainstream education. Nowadays, there is a consensus among researchers that co-teaching should provide effective education to all students in a mainstream class. This study aims to explore co-teachers' attitudes towards co-teaching…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Disabilities
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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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Al Kuwaiti, Ahmed; Subbarayalu, Arun Vijay – Educational Studies, 2015
Students' Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness is one of the most widely accepted methods of measuring the Quality of Higher Education worldwide. The University of Dammam is currently performing several evaluations by students as required for academic accreditation by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment. Of these, two of…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Student Experience, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness
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Sancar-Tokmak, Hatice; Yanpar-Yelken, Tugba – Educational Studies, 2015
This study aimed to examine the effects of creating digital stories (DSs) on the self-confidence of foreign language education (FLE) pre-service teachers with regard to technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK). A one-group pretest/posttest experimental research design was applied, supported by a qualitative approach. A total of 71…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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McCormack, O.; Lynch, R.; Hennessy, J. – Educational Studies, 2015
While the publication of school league tables is prohibited by law in Ireland, the publication of data categorising university placements achieved per school has become common practice. A central argument advanced in this endeavour includes the provision of information for parents. The views of parents on this issue have, until now, not been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Accountability, College Students
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Salifu, Inusah – Educational Studies, 2015
This research aimed to explore the working conditions teachers in the Ghana Education Service perceived as motivators in their professional practice. The research used mainly a qualitative approach and three focus groups of five members: each were organised with teacher participants drawn from the Ashanti Region purposively selected. The research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Conditions, Professionalism, Qualitative Research
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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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Bojorque, Gina; Torbeyns, Joke; Moscoso, Jheni; Van Nijlen, Daniël; Verschaffel, Lieven – Educational Studies, 2015
This study aimed at (a) constructing a reliable and valid test to assess Ecuadorian 4-5-year olds' number and arithmetic skills; (b) providing empirical data on Ecuadorian 4-5-year olds' number and arithmetic skills; and (c) confronting these children's actual performances with the performances expected by national experts in this domain. We…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Arithmetic, Mathematics Skills, Young Children
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Rautiainen, Riitta; Räty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati – Educational Studies, 2015
This study set out to examine parents' and teachers' perceptions of children's educational resilience. As expected, the parents attributed greater levels of educational resilience to their children than did the teachers. However, both the parents and teachers assessed the sixth graders' educational resilience as higher than that of the third…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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