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Siddiquah, Aishah – SAGE Open, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to identify the effect of different variables on the locus of control of secondary school students. About 520 students participated in the study. Brown Locus of Control Scale (BLOCS) was used to assess the internal, external social, and external other loci of control of students. The t-test and ANOVA were…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences, Family Income
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia – SAGE Open, 2019
This article illustrates the links between different ways of assessing disadvantage at school and subsequent qualification outcomes at age 16 in England. Our previous work has compared variables that represent current or recent snapshots of disadvantage (such as eligibility for free school meals [FSM]) with long-term summary variables and found…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Poverty
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Feniger, Yariv; Gorodzeisky, Anastasia; Krumer-Nevo, Michal – SAGE Open, 2019
In recent years, education-occupation mismatch has become an important area of social research. However, little is known about its impact on the intergenerational transmission of educational attainment. This study investigates the possible negative consequences of a specific aspect of parental education-occupation mismatch, also known as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Parent Background, Education Work Relationship
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Yaacob, Aizan; Shapii, Aspalila; Saad Alobaisy, Ayman; Al-Rahmi, Waleed Mugahed; Al-Dheleai, Yahya M.; Yahaya, Noraffandy; Alamri, Mahdi M. – SAGE Open, 2019
This study is dedicated to the research of vocabulary learning strategies (VLSs) employed by a group of Saudi Arabian learners in an EFL (English as a foreign language) context. The rationale for the study is to clarify a pronounced lack of research on the EFL context in Saudi Schools Abroad (SSA), and a dearth of prior research into VLSs in this…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Learning Strategies, Secondary School Students, English (Second Language)
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Rassouli, Aman; Osam, Necdet – SAGE Open, 2019
After four decades of anti-intrusion policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) against the English language, the time has come to evaluate their success rates and to study the status of this language in Iran. This study has thus investigated the status of the English language in Iran on two levels: one concerning the state's policies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Government Publications
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Chang, Cheng-Chieh – SAGE Open, 2019
Ocean literacy is of particular importance to an island nation like Taiwan. In this study, a Chinese version testing tool for ocean literacy was developed specifically for senior high students in Taiwan. The ocean literacy inventory can be administered using a group test format and consists of the following seven subscales: features of ocean,…
Descriptors: Late Adolescents, Oceanography, Natural Resources, Foreign Countries
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Yuan, Zhenjie; Li, Xia – SAGE Open, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability and construct validity of the Ethnic Identity, National Identity, and Perception of Social Mobility Scale in China. The data for this study were collected in 2014 and 2016, from one middle school in China. The school deployed a Chinese ethnic minority education policy, aimed at cultivating…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Social Mobility, Self Concept, Factor Structure
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Suartini, Tuti – SAGE Open, 2019
The development of vocational high school teaching and learning in Indonesia becomes very important when the country is faced with the demands for quality workers that will be necessary to face the free trade era of the 2015 ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). To anticipate this, solutions in terms of instructional strategies should be prepared,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational High Schools, Educational Quality
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Thien, Lei Mee – SAGE Open, 2019
Although the literature abounds with factors that contribute to organizational commitment and commitment to change, it is still unclear what factors influence teachers' affective commitment to change. This study attempts to examine the relationships between two perceived distributive leadership functions, namely, leadership team cooperation and…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Readiness, Teacher Attitudes, Participative Decision Making
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Nganga, Lydiah; Kambutu, John; Han, Keonghee Tao – SAGE Open, 2019
Disparities in academic performance based on race in the United States are a persistent problem. As a result, a plethora of remedies such as using student-centered instructional strategies, de-tracking, ensuring low teacher-student ratios, and promoting high teacher expectations for all learners have been tried with limited success. Thus, this…
Descriptors: Caring, Academic Achievement, Minority Group Students, Student Empowerment
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Cer, Erkan – SAGE Open, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the "knowledge of cognition" and "regulation of cognition," which are processes of the metacognitive strategy for improving learners' writing skills. The working group for the present study, in which a sequential explanatory design was employed, included 44 pupils (21…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Metacognition, Writing Skills, Secondary School Students
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Saini, Seema; Goswami, Indrajit – SAGE Open, 2019
Transformational leadership behaviors of school principals and vice principals may have a significant contributions to their professional commitments, including moral obligations to students and society at large. However, it is assumed that any discretion in instructional leadership activity may require substantial support from the existing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Secondary Schools, Principals
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Etherington, Matthew – SAGE Open, 2019
This narrative inquiry explores how Finnish schoolteachers perceived the emotion of pride as a feature of teaching and learning. The study consists of face-to-face interviews with Finnish schoolteachers between 30 and 62 years of age. The results reveal perceptions of teaching and learning that are shaped by a culture of social equality, modesty,…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Personal Narratives, Foreign Countries, Norms
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Moore, Brooke; Boardman, Alison G.; Smith, Clara; Ferrell, Amy – SAGE Open, 2019
Research indicates the benefits of collaborative learning for supporting academic literacy in content classrooms, especially for diverse and exceptional students such as students with learning disabilities or English learners (ELs) who can become disengaged in content classrooms if they struggle to access complex, content-related texts. Drawing…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Cooperative Learning, Middle School Students, Grade 7
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Polat, Soner; Çelik, Çaglar; Okçu, Yildiz – SAGE Open, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the perspective of school administrators with regard to teachers from different generations. In this study, the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of each generation were examined. This study was conducted as a Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat (SWOT) analysis. The study group consisted…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, School Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
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