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ERIC Number: EJ768474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0958-5176
Cross-Curricular Skills Testing in the Netherlands
Meijer, Joost
Curriculum Journal, v18 n2 p155-173 Jun 2007
This article gives a description of three analyses concerning the construct learning to learn and the assessment of cross-curricular skills. First, the correspondence between learning to learn and cross-curricular skills is examined by means of a theoretical content analysis. Second, the nature of cross-curricular skills is studied through a statistical analysis of the relation of these skills with intelligence, academic achievement and social-affective measures. Third, differences in the mastery of cross-curricular skills between two cohorts of students in Dutch secondary education were analysed statistically. The theoretical content analysis suggests that there are similarities between the learning to learn concept and cross-curricular skills, but the correspondence may be moderate. Cross-curricular skills appear to have more in common with academic achievement than with intelligence, suggesting that they are quite educable. Furthermore, they are moderately related to social-affective characteristics. It appears that a cohort of Grade 9 students who were tested for their cross-curricular skills in 1998 did considerably better compared to a cohort of Grade 9 students who were tested in 1996. There are some indications that this improvement may be related to the attention to these skills in schools. Raw correlations between sub-scales of CCST and raw correlations between CCST total scores and other measures in the 1993 cohort are appended. (Contains 7 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands