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Donina, Davide; Hasanefendic, Sandra – Higher Education Quarterly, 2019
This paper addresses the homogeneous/heterogeneous dilemma regarding formal arrangements of university central governance structures. Most topical studies argue that these structures are becoming homogeneous across countries and prove it by adopting purposive sampling techniques. Yet, other scholars stress heterogeneity within countries. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy
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Baltaretu, Adriana; Krahmer, Emiel; Maes, Alfons – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
Although communicative purposes are an important element in language production, few studies investigate the extent to which they might affect referential choices. In this study we contrast two tasks with different purposes: identification and route directions giving. In Experiment 1 speakers referred to a target building nearby or further away so…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Countries, Identification, Expressive Language
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van den Hurk, Anniek; Meelissen, Martina; van Langen, Annemarie – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The so-called leaking STEM pipeline (dropout in STEM education) has been the subject of many studies. The large interest of scholars in plausible causes of this leakage has resulted in a number of meta-reviews describing factors at system, school and student level related to interest and persistence in STEM education. The STEM pipeline discussion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, STEM Education, Dropout Prevention
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Kappelhof, Johannes W. S.; De Leeuw, Edith D. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
This study investigates the impact of different modes and tailor-made response enhancing measures (TMREM)--such as bilingual interviewers with a shared ethnic background and translated questionnaires--on the measurement of substantive variables in surveys among minority ethnic groups in the Netherlands. It also provides insight into the ability to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Computation
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Testers, Laurent; Gegenfurtner, Andreas; van Geel, Rolf; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia – Frontline Learning Research, 2019
An important goal of educational designers is to achieve long-term transfer of learning that is the learner's application of newly acquired competencies. Extensive research during more than a century shows that especially in formal educational settings this fundamental aspect of education often occurs poorly or not at all, leading to what is…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Transfer of Training, College Students, Adult Students
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Savenije, Geerte M.; Goldberg, Tsafrir – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
This study explores the silencing and voicing of sensitive topics in history education from a cross-national and multilevel perspective. In this mixed-method study, we undertook a quantitative analysis of a 'teaching sensitive issues' questionnaire and qualitative analyses of history curricula and teachers' verbal responses. The findings show that…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teacher Attitudes, Social Influences
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Savenije, Geerte M.; Brauch, Nicola; Wagner, Wolfgang – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
Teachers of history will sooner or later encounter issues that are met with disbelief, protest, or feelings of discomfort by the pupils. This special issue aims to contribute to the field of research into teaching sensitive and controversial issues in history by integrating historical, educational and socio-psychological perspectives and theories.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Sakki, Inari; Pirttilä-Backman, Anna-Maija – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
In spite of the importance of the topic, there are few comparative studies of the aims of history teaching, even in Europe. Domain-specific epistemic beliefs are relevant for understanding the teaching and learning of history and the development of deliberative thought. We studied epistemic beliefs in the context of the general aims of history…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Correlation, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Brauch, Nicola; Leone, Giovanna; Sarrica, Mauro – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
This study analysed questionnaire responses from 309 history teachers who come from nine European countries and Israel. The open-ended questions explored their experiences of teaching Sensitive historical Issues (SI) from joint social psychological and history didactics perspectives. First data was analysed hermeneutically, it was then interpreted…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods
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Raudsepp, Maaris; Zadora, Anna – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
In this paper, we analyse the Second World War (WW2) and the Holocaust as genocide during WW2 as sensitive topics in history teaching as perceived by 719 teachers from Austria, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Serbia and the Netherlands. Using the thematic content analysis of open answers to an online questionnaire we…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, War, European History, History Instruction
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Goldberg, Tsafrir; Wagner, Wolfgang; Petrovic, Nebojša – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
The present study is about sensitive issues in history teaching that have probably been experienced by most teachers in the field. We conducted a questionnaire study in Austria, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Serbia and The Netherlands to assess which issues were experienced as sensitive in class, what the reasons were…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Laninga-Wijnen, Lydia; Gremmen, Mariola C.; Dijkstra, Jan Kornelis; Veenstra, René; Vollebergh, Wilma A. M.; Harakeh, Zeena – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study examined the role of academic status norms in friendship selection and influence processes related to academic achievement across the 2nd year of secondary school (SNARE project; N = 1,549 students from 70 classes; Mage = 13.69 years). Academic status norms were operationalized as the class-level correlation between academic achievement…
Descriptors: Role, Friendship, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Maciejewski, Dominique F.; Keijsers, Loes; van Lier, Pol A. C.; Branje, Susan J. T.; Meeus, Wim H. J.; Koot, Hans M. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
One particular developmental task during adolescence is to regulate fluctuating moods to successfully transition through this period. The aim of this person-centered study was to identify distinct developmental trajectories of adolescent mood variability and to compare adolescents in different trajectories on changes in depressive symptoms,…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Emotional Adjustment, Developmental Tasks, Depression (Psychology)
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de Graaf, Arjan; Westbroek, Hanna; Janssen, Fred – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
In this study we investigated how a theoretical framework we developed for making differentiated instruction practical worked out in a trajectory (1 year, 5 sessions) that aimed to support 5 secondary biology teachers in designing differentiated instruction practices. The key feature of the framework is the development of cost-effective…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Biology, Science Teachers, Genetics
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van der Scheer, Emmelien A.; Bijlsma, Hannah J. E.; Glas, Cees A. W. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
A Bayesian IRT-model approach was used to investigate the validity and reliability of student perceptions of teaching quality. Furthermore, the student perceptions were compared with ratings of teaching quality by external observers. Grade 4 students (n = 675) filled out a questionnaire that was used to measure their opinions about the lessons of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Validity, Interrater Reliability, Correlation
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