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Knipe, Sally – Educational Practice and Theory, 2019
The collection of data by government authorities has a complex history. In Australia, this began with the establishment of British government settlements as a way to account for fiscal viability and social prospects. As the colonies became self-governing entities, the collection of social and economic data increased in importance, and included…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Smith, Kenneth H. – Educational Practice and Theory, 2019
This article has shown that empirical research evidence strongly supports the posited theoretical view that academic self-concept is multidimensional. It is comprised of two uncorrelated and distinctive facets namely, math academic self-concept and verbal academic self-concept. Research studies purporting to investigate the relation between…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Shalom, Maya; Luria, Ela – Educational Practice and Theory, 2019
Most schools around the world are configured as a single-age structure, according to their chronological age. Based on a case study of one Israeli school, this article seeks to present the value and contributions of a multi-age structuring relation to significant learning experiences. The findings of this article show that the multi-age structure…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Age Grouping, Student Development, Experimental Schools
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Peel, Karen – Educational Practice and Theory, 2019
This paper presents a framework for self-regulated learning (SRL) that is based on the conceptualisation of prominent constructs in the literature. To explore opportunities that promote SRL in educational contexts, it is necessary to frame conceptually the influences that empower individuals to think and feel as active participants in their…
Descriptors: Self Management, Environmental Influences, Socialization, Social Environment
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Manning, Keenan; Kushnazarov, Mansurbek; Oleksiyenko, Anatoly – Educational Practice and Theory, 2019
This paper examines contested meanings of international student mobility in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The study tries to understand why policy makers and university managers find it difficult to diversify student bodies in these jurisdictions. In particular, problems with the conceptualisation of international student mobility are discussed. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Study Abroad, Educational Policy
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Zajda, Joseph – Educational Practice and Theory, 2018
This article analyses theorising of constructivism, and discusses various approaches to constructivist pedagogy in schools. There is a consensus in recent research that teachers use constructivist pedagogy to improve learning. It is argued that the effectiveness of constructivist pedagogy is dependent on the quality of teachers, students'…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning), School Location, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wright, Vince – Educational Practice and Theory, 2018
Building on Shulman's (1986, 1987) construct of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), Ball and colleagues (Ball, Thames & Phelps, 2008) created a model of mathematical knowledge for teaching that differentiates between subject matter knowledge and PCK. The model categorises different types of knowledge within these two domains. In this research…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Transformative Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Furgione, Brian; Evans, Kelsey; Ghimire, Nirmal; Thripp, Richard; Russell, William B., III – Educational Practice and Theory, 2018
In this study, the authors correlate proficiency rates of seventh-grade civics students to free and reduced-priced (FRPL) lunch status during the 2015-2016 school year at the school level, across all 348 Florida schools for which both statistics were applicable and available. The authors used simple linear regression to test the null hypothesis…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grade 7, Lunch Programs, Civics
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Hesterman, Sandra – Educational Practice and Theory, 2018
Standardised testing in early childhood education has a direct impact on how teachers teach. In 2015, Western Australian early childhood teachers were invited to complete a questionnaire to provide feedback on their perceptions of standardised testing in the context of the "Early Years Learning Framework for Australia" (EYLF)…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Play, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Edwards, Susan; Mantilla, Ana; Henderson, Michael; Nolan, Andrea; Skouteris, Helen; Plowman, Lydia – Educational Practice and Theory, 2018
Young children aged 4-5 years are online in rapidly increasing numbers. This is due to the accessibility of the internet afforded young children via touchscreen technologies. In Australian, the United Kingdom and United States of America, calls have been made for cyber-safety education to be provided for young children in their early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Young Children, Internet
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Loughland, Tony; Alonzo, Dennis – Educational Practice and Theory, 2018
Teacher adaptability is an emerging construct in research on teacher effectiveness with evidence of links to improved outcomes for both teachers and students. This study examined the links between teacher adaptive practices and teacher self-efficacy, perceived autonomy support and teacher adaptability. The study found that only teacher…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, Teaching Models, Self Efficacy
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Zajda, Joseph – Educational Practice and Theory, 2018
This article examines different approaches to motivation and effective motivational strategies to engage students to learn. It discusses major perspectives on motivation and classroom applications. It analyses the teacher's role in creating motivational atmosphere. It suggests various motivational strategies for creating effective learning…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Student Motivation, Teacher Role, Academic Achievement
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Gaziel, Haim; Ifanti, Amalia A.; Mendelevich, Iris – Educational Practice and Theory, 2018
This empirical study aims to explore the factors influencing creativity of teachers at their work. A literature review on the topic was firstly attempted and then data analysis of a sample of 210 out of 300 primary school teachers was presented. A random selection method was adopted with the use of an anonymously filled in questionnaire. For the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Motivation
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Bozymbekova, Kuralay; Lee, John Chi-Kin – Educational Practice and Theory, 2018
This study aims to discuss issues concerning the development of citizenship education in Kazakhstan. We explore the transformation of the notions of citizenship and civic values in Soviet and post-Soviet policy document. By analysing the historical development of the notion of citizenship in policy documents, this study identifies three important…
Descriptors: Social Change, Citizenship Education, Public Policy, Foreign Countries
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Cohen, Rinat; Schechter, Chen – Educational Practice and Theory, 2018
This study examined the coping strategies utilized by new assistant principals (APs) in order to establish their professional and managerial authority as they enter their role. This article is based on a qualitative study of 23 APs at different stages of their careers, deriving categories from 37 semi-structured interviews (14 were repeated ones,…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Coping, Stress Management, Stress Variables
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