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van der Worp-van der Kamp, Lidy; Pijl, Sip Jan; Post, Wendy J.; Bijstra, Jan O.; van den Bosch, Els J. – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims to assess the impact of systematic academic instruction on academic progress and behavioural problems of students with emotional and/or behavioural disorders (EBD) in special education. Earlier studies have noted the importance of a systematic approach as well as the significance of focusing on academic instruction instead of on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Special Education
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Kaya, Fatih; Stough, Laura M.; Juntune, Joyce – Educational Studies, 2016
A nonexperimental design was used to determine whether the verbal scores of low-income gifted fifth graders (n = 38) differed from those of their higher income peers (n = 83). The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, Eighth Edition and the Stanford Achievement Test-Tenth Edition were used to collect student data. Results of a MANOVA showed a…
Descriptors: Verbal Ability, Scores, Low Income Groups, Poverty
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van der Vleuten, Maaike; Jaspers, Eva; Maas, Ineke; van der Lippe, Tanja – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims to explain why boys and girls in secondary education choose different educational tracks. We argue that adolescents internalise gender expectations as to what is "appropriate" male and female behaviour in their gender ideology. Gender ideology can affect educational choices by influencing (1) how adolescents evaluate…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Track System (Education), Longitudinal Studies, Career Choice
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Gubbins, Verónica; Otero, Gabriel – Educational Studies, 2016
The present study intends to measure the effect of the parental involvement style perceived by fourth-grade students on their Language and Mathematics performance. It uses data taken from a sample of 55,401 students evaluated by the National Education Quality Measurement System [Sistema Nacional de Medición de la Calidad de la Educación, SIMCE].…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Parent Participation, Mathematics Achievement, Language Tests
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Pagani, Laura; Argentin, Gianluca; Gui, Marco; Stanca, Luca – Educational Studies, 2016
Digital skills are increasingly important for labour market outcomes and social participation. Do they also matter for academic performance? This paper investigates the effects of digital literacy on educational outcomes by merging data from the Italian National Assessment in secondary schools with an original data-set on performance tests of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Performance Based Assessment, Media Literacy, Academic Achievement
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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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Kokotsaki, Dimitra – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims to explore pupils' affective engagement with school and music during their transition to secondary school. A gender comparison is also being made to ascertain any differences that may exist between boys and girls during this time. A sample of 182 pupils completed two questionnaires (attitudes to school and attitudes to music) three…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Gender Differences, Attitude Measures
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Bahçivan, Eralp – Educational Studies, 2016
The present case study explored the teaching belief systems of pre-service science teachers (PSTs), including epistemological beliefs, self-efficacy beliefs, conceptions of science learning and teaching and pedagogical content knowledge. Based on their epistemological scores, three PSTs who were categorised as exhibiting naïve, moderately…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Timoštšuk, I.; Kikas, E.; Normak, M. – Educational Studies, 2016
The role of emotional experiences in teacher training is acknowledged, but the role of emotions during first experiences of classroom teaching has not been examined in large samples. This study examines the teaching methods used by student teachers in early teaching practice and the relationship between these methods and emotions experienced. We…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
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Bulfin, Scott; Johnson, Nicola; Nemorin, Selena; Selwyn, Neil – Educational Studies, 2016
While digital technology is an integral feature of contemporary education, schools are often presumed to constrain and compromise students' uses of technology. This paper investigates students' experiences of school as a context for digital technology use. Drawing upon survey data from three Australian secondary schools (n = 1174), this paper…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Surveys, Secondary School Students
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Wang, Xiao-lei; Eberhard, Dominique; Voron, Mike; Bernas, Ronan – Educational Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of email modeling and scaffolding on the social writing quality of students with cognitive disabilities. Ten students from a university-affiliated lab school (mean age = 19.3; SD = 1.2) with an average of IQ of 55.30 (SD = 5.98) and 10 teacher candidates in a university teacher education…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Writing Skills, Writing Improvement
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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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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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van den Berg, M.; Harskamp, E. G.; Suhre, C. J. M. – Educational Studies, 2016
In the last two decades Dutch primary school students scored below expectation in international mathematics tests. An explanation for this may be that teachers fail to adequately assess their students' understanding of learning goals and provide timely feedback. To improve the teachers' formative assessment practice, researchers, curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Scores, Mathematics Achievement
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Winder, Roger; Kathpalia, Sujata S.; Koo, Swit Ling – Educational Studies, 2016
The guiding principle behind university writing centres is to focus on the process of writing rather than the finished product, prioritising higher order concerns related to organisation and argumentation of texts rather than lower order concerns of grammar and punctuation. Using survey-based data, this paper examines students' concerns regarding…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Laboratories, Tutoring, College Students
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