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Ward, Gillian; Fisher, Darrell L. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
There has been little research into the work environments of teachers at the subject department level. Understanding and investigating the work environment at this level could provide insight into the type of work environment that might lead teachers to remain in the teaching profession. This article reports the development, validation and use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Science Teachers, Science Departments
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Winheller, Sandra; Hattie, John A.; Brown, Gavin T. L. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This study used data from the Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning project, which involved data on the academic performance of more than 90,000 New Zealand students in six subjects (i.e. reading, writing and mathematics in two languages). Two sub-samples of this dataset were included for detailed re-analysis to test the general applicability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Structural Equation Models, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness
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Anderson, Angelika; Thomas, David R.; Moore, Dennis W.; Kool, Bridget – Learning Environments Research, 2008
School improvement initiatives are needed to better meet the needs of underprivileged students, to reduce underachievement and to break a continuing cycle of disadvantage. This article describes part of a school improvement initiative in New Zealand that provided additional funding for school nurse and social worker services in nine secondary…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Low Achievement, Foreign Countries, Welfare Services
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Logan, Keri A.; Crump, Barbara J.; Rennie, Leonie J. – Learning Environments Research, 2006
Research over the last four decades has shown that the classroom learning environment impacts on students' cognitive and affective outcomes. Different approaches have been taken to measure students' perceptions of their learning environment, and this has led to the development of a large number of survey instruments. One such instrument is the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Educational Environment
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Crump, Barbara J.; Rennie, Leonie J. – Learning Environments Research, 2004
The computing learning environment has not often been equitable for female students. For example, the number of females enrolled in tertiary computing courses is low compared with males and their retention is poor. In recent years, New Zealand educational institutions have experienced an increased enrolment of "new arrivals"--students of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Females, Programming, Foreign Countries
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Monsen, Jeremy J.; Frederickson, Norah – Learning Environments Research, 2004
In spite of the widespread adoption of policies on mainstreaming, and more recently on inclusive education for children and young people with special educational needs, little is actually known about the relationship between what teachers think about such policies and the type of learning environments that they provide. In this study in New…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Student Attitudes