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Burnett, Cathy; Merchant, Guy; Parry, Becky; Storey, Vicky – Research Papers in Education, 2019
Existing research on the use of technology in participatory theatre in education has paid little attention to the moment-to-moment unfolding that characterises the liveliness at the heart of such practice. In this conceptual article, we show how a sociomaterialist perspective can illuminate the contingent co-emergence of people, things and…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technology Integration, Theater Arts, Teaching Methods
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Lavrenteva, Evgenia; Orland-Barak, Lily – Research Papers in Education, 2019
Situated in the context of English as a foreign language (EFL) pre-service teacher education in Israel, the study surfaces connections between student teachers' (STs) evolving beliefs about teachers and teaching, their experiences during teacher education and career intentions. Findings distinguish between three distinct student teacher profiles…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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De Smul, Mona; Heirweg, Sofie; Devos, Geert; Van Keer, Hilde – Research Papers in Education, 2019
Teaching students how to regulate their own learning has become a popular innovative practice in primary education. However, not much is known about how teacher as well as school characteristics enhance students' self-regulated learning (SRL). This study explores whether schools differ in the way they implement SRL and what factors at the school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Independent Study, Learning Strategies, Elementary School Students
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Vidal Rodeiro, Carmen; Williamson, Joanna – Research Papers in Education, 2019
Until recently, school accountability measures in England have focused on assessment results rather than on what students do after they leave school/college. However, destination measures are increasingly being seen as key tools in assessing how schools prepare their students for a successful transition into the next stage of education or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Vocational Education
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Freathy, Rob; Davis, Anna – Research Papers in Education, 2019
This article discusses the place of 'theology' in multi-faith Religious Education (RE) in English schools without a religious affiliation, highlighting reasons for its sometimes taboo-status, particularly since the emergence of Ninian Smart's phenomenological approach to Religious Studies in the late 1960s. The article explores a diversity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Philosophy, Religious Education, Religion Studies
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Watzek, Verena; Anselmann, Veronika; Mulder, Regina H. – Research Papers in Education, 2019
This study provides in depth understanding of the occurrence of team learning activities and social--emotional reactions within team meetings and their relationships by observing team meetings. In addition, the teams' assessment regarding both their teamwork and emotions they experienced during their teamwork were investigated by conducting team…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Meetings, Emotional Response
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Karagiorgi, Yiasemina; Petridou, Alexandra – Research Papers in Education, 2019
Several national testing processes, involving the administration of standardised tests, are implemented widely worldwide to provide individual summative and formative assessment and/or monitor the quality of educational systems. The longitudinal national Programme for Functional Literacy (PfL) in Cyprus resembles a primarily formative testing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Identification, Educational Assessment
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Koopman, Maaike; Thurlings, Marieke; den Brok, Perry – Research Papers in Education, 2019
In this study, we investigated which teacher characteristics influence student proficiency development regarding fractions in Grade 5 of Dutch primary education. At least three domains of research (i.e. perspectives) on effective teaching can be distinguished: studies focusing on teachers' background characteristics, on their knowledge and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students
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Sotomayor, Carmen; Coloma, Carmen Julia; Chaf, Gabriela; Osorio, Gabriela; Jéldrez, Elvira – Research Papers in Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to comprehend the importance that grammar has in the teaching of writing in the Hispanic American countries and Spain. To achieve this, the discussion that has taken place in these countries about the importance of sentence grammar in the teaching of writing is analysed. Three proposals for the contextualised teaching…
Descriptors: Grammar, Writing Instruction, Sentences, Writing Processes
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Tiilikainen, Mikko; Karjalainen, Juuso; Toom, Auli; Lepola, Janne; Husu, Jukka – Research Papers in Education, 2019
This case study investigates the variety of constructivist approaches to teaching evident in classroom practice. Teaching practices associated with constructivist perspectives have been prevalent in curriculum reforms for some time. Meanwhile, constructivist approaches have been critically discussed in scholarly literature, revealing problematic…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Personal Autonomy
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Wilkinson, Ian A. G.; Staley, Bea – Research Papers in Education, 2019
Mixed methodology holds considerable promise for the field of literacy research, yet it continues to be underrepresented in published research. The purpose of this study was to identify potential problems in conducting and publishing reports of mixed methods research in literacy. Predicated on a view of research as principled argument, we…
Descriptors: Research Problems, Literacy, Research Reports, Periodicals
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Gorard, Stephen; Boliver, Vikki; Siddiqui, Nadia; Banerjee, Pallavi – Research Papers in Education, 2019
Universities are increasingly making decisions about undergraduate admissions with reference to contextual indicators to identify whether an applicant comes from a disadvantaged family, neighbourhood or school environment. However, the indicators used are often chosen because they are readily available, without consideration of the quality of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Admission, Access to Education, Economically Disadvantaged
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McIntyre, Joanna; Youens, Bernadette; Stevenson, Howard – Research Papers in Education, 2019
The teacher preparation landscape in England has been subject to radical policy change. Since 2010, the policy agenda has repositioned initial teacher preparation as a craft best learnt through observation and imitation of teachers in school settings. Simultaneously, a market-based approach to the recruitment of pre-service teachers has led to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Educational Policy
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Nutbrown, Cathy; Clough, Peter; Stammers, Lynsey; Emblin, Nadia; Alston-Smith, Summer – Research Papers in Education, 2019
This paper reports an original approach to family literacy in two UK men's prisons. Brief consideration of family literacy research precedes consideration of specific issues of imprisonment and literacy, and recent initiatives for incarcerated fathers. The significance of the study lies in the demonstration that theories of early literacy…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Fathers, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Neuman, Ari; Guterman, Oz – Research Papers in Education, 2019
Home schooling has become increasingly widespread in recent decades. Much research has been conducted regarding different aspects of the practice, including parents' reasons for choosing home schooling. These are often quantitative studies that directly examine these reasons and frequently cite rational reasons. In contrast, the present research…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
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