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ERIC Number: ED510140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 328
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-0806-6436-4
The Second IEA International Research Conference: Proceedings of the IRC-2006. Volume 2: Civic Education Study (CivEd), Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), Second Information Technology in Education Study (SITES)
Wagemaker, Paula, Ed.
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement
As part of its mission, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) is committed to the development of the community of researchers who work in the area of assessment both nationally and internationally. The association also has a commitment to provide policymakers with the types of data and analyses that will further their understanding of student achievement and the antecedent factors that are implicated in student learning. As part of a larger strategy to achieve these broad goals, the IEA sponsors a research conference every two years as a means of providing opportunities for new researchers and more experienced scholars to meet, discuss, and present the findings of their work as it relates to the secondary analysis of IEA studies. The proceedings of the Second IEA International Research Conference, which was held in Washington DC, November 2006, and hosted by the Brookings Institution, are published in two volumes. Volume 2 brings together papers that focus on the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), the Second Information on Technology in Education Study (SITES), and the Civic Education Study (CivEd). Contents include: (1) Foreword (Hans Wagemaker); (2) Civic knowledge of high-school students in Israel: Personal and contextual determinants (Orit Ichilov); (3) Factors that distinguish the most from the least effective schools in reading: A residual approach (Constantinos Papanastasiou); (4) Innovative pedagogical practices using technology: Diffusion patterns within schools (Alona Forkush-Baruch and Dorit Tubin); (5) Examining literacy, gender, and the home environment in PIRLS 2001 countries (Kathleen Trong and Ann Kennedy); (6) A comparison of fourth-graders' academic self-concept and attitudes toward reading, mathematics, and science in PIRLS and TIMSS countries (Ann Kennedy and Kathleen Trong); (7) Equating errors in international surveys in education (C. Monseur, H. Sibberns, and D. Hastedt); (8) Sociological perspectives on youth support for social movements (Oren Pizmony-Levy); (9) Online data collection in SITES 2006: Design and implementation (Ralph Carstens, Falk Brese, and Barbara N. Brecko); (10) Political attitudes and behaviors across adolescence and early adulthood: A comparison of IEA and European Social Survey findings (Marc Hooghe and Britt Wilkenfeld); (11) School climate for citizenship education: A comparison of England and the United States (Gary Homana and Carolyn Barber); (12) Home reading environments and children's reading performance: A comparative study of 25 countries (Hyunjoon Park); (13) Student government and voluntary organizations: A comparative study of Australia and the United States (Gary Homana and Jeff Greene); (14) Predicting the political involvement of European adolescents (Rainer H. Lehmann); (15) Reading achievements in urban and rural communities: A comparative analysis of equity in education (Aiste Elijio); (16) Secondary analysis of PIRLS 2001 Norwegian data (Victor H. P. van Daal, A. Charlotte Begnum, Ragnar Gees Solheim, and Herman J. Ader); (17) The effect of multilingual policies on performance and progression in reading literacy in South African primary schools (Sarah Howie, Elsie Venter, Surette van Staden, and Michelle van Gelder); (18) Equity of achievement: A matter of education structures? (Ariane Baye and Christian Monseur); (19) Characteristics of United States Grade 4 language minority students in an international context: Findings from PIRLS 2001 (Laurence T. Ogle, David C. Miller, and Lydia B. Malley); (20) Teachers' practices in relation to students' civic engagement in three countries (Carolyn Barber); (21) Relationships between parental factors and children's reading behaviors and attitudes: Results from the PIRLS 2005 field test in Taiwan (Chia-Hui Chiu and Hwa-Wei Ko); (22) Online data collection in SITES 2006: Paper survey versus web survey--do they provide comparable results? (Barbara Neza Brecko and Ralph Carstens); (23) Schools that exceed expectations: A cross-country comparison (Marjet Doupona Horvat and Alja Krevh); (24) Changes in reading variations and their relationship with socioeconomic status at school and individual levels in trend countries (Kajsa Yang-Hansen); (25) Analyzing trends in levels of reading literacy between 1970 and 2001 in Sweden (Monica Rosen); and (26) A cross-country comparison of direct and indirect effects of parents' level of education on students' reading achievement (Eva Myrberg and Monica Rosen). Individual papers figures, tables, footnotes and references. [For "The Second IEA International Research Conference: Proceedings of the IRC-2006 Volume 1", see ED510139.]
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Israel; Norway; Sweden; Taiwan; United Kingdom (England); United States