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Spierer, Jeremy A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to better understand the factors that influence religious belief and change of belief during the freshman year of college. This study focused on a specific population: 256 emerging adults (ages 18-19 years old), all Orthodox Jews, men and women, who had studied for at least one year in Israel prior to entering college. They…
Descriptors: Religion, Beliefs, Religious Factors, Foreign Countries
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Fund, Zvia; Madjar, Nir – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The current study focused on scaffolding programmes, including cognitive and meta-cognitive components, for science problem solving in a computerised learning environment to identify their unique effects on aspects of student motivation. Using expectancy-value theory as a conceptual framework, the current study focused on two motivational aspects:…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Problem Solving, Student Motivation, Grade 7
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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
The effectiveness of a short interactive storybook-reading intervention programme delivered by a kindergarten teacher to develop language and print-concept skills was examined in 30 Hebrew-speaking kindergarten children exhibiting different levels of emergent literacy skills. Post-intervention, the intervention group showed a clear advantage over…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Kindergarten, Semitic Languages
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Miller, Paul – Education Sciences, 2018
In the face of ongoing school budget cuts, increasing student numbers and national educational policy environments that demand more from schools, like it or not, school leaders are being forced to be much more market-oriented in their thinking and ways of being than at any other time before. A school is an important site for social development,…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Asadi, Ibrahim A.; Ibrahim, Raphiq – Reading Psychology, 2018
Several studies have tested the validity of the simple view of reading model by examining various degrees of orthographic depth. This study aims to validate this model in both transparent and deep versions of Arabic. In addition, the contribution of the basic components of decoding and listening comprehension to reading comprehension in the…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Validity, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Resnik, Julia – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
The number of international schools such as the recently founded French-Israeli school in Israel is growing continuously around the world. International schooling, seen as a means to accumulate international cultural capital is increasingly viewed as a strategy of families' social mobility. It is through international education that schools…
Descriptors: International Schools, French, Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital
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Zilka, Gila Cohen – Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning, 2018
Aim/Purpose: Following the widespread use of social networking applications (SNAs) by children, adolescents, and young adults, this paper sought to examine the usage habits, sharing, and dangers involved from the perspective of the children, adolescents, and young adults. The research question was: What are the usage habits, sharing, drawbacks,…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Young Adults, Gender Differences, Bullying
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Volfson, Alexander; Eshach, Haim; Ben-Abu, Yuval – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
The present study describes the development and field testing of a simple apparatus-based diagnostic instrument (SABDI) that examines undergraduate students' understanding of the underlying physics principles that explain how simple acoustic apparatuses work. SABDI comprises 13 items. Based on previous research studies and the history of science,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Knowledge Level, Acoustics, Physics
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Walter, Ofra; Yanko, Sivan – Research in Dance Education, 2018
Studies indicate that female dance students are more preoccupied with weight, eating habits, and body image than girls in the general population and are in greater danger of developing eating disorders. In this study, questionnaires were distributed to 90 females aged 15-30; 47 dancers or former dancers and 43 non-dancers. Consistent with prior…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Females, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Beale, Sam – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
This article considers ideas about the performance of personal stories in stand-up comedy that emerged during a teaching and performance project in a refugee camp in Palestine. After experimenting with a range of stand-up techniques and approaches, participants created public performances sharing their experiences of life under military occupation.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comedy, Performance, Refugees
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Livni-Alcasid, Gur A.; Haskel-Ittah, Michal; Yarden, Anat – Education Sciences, 2018
In genetics education, symbols are used for alleles to visualize them and to explain probabilities of progeny and inheritance paradigms. In this study, we identified symbol systems used in genetics textbooks and the justifications provided for changes in the symbol systems. Moreover, we wanted to understand how students justify the use of…
Descriptors: Genetics, Science Instruction, Grade 9, Problem Solving
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Dudin, Mikhail N.; Bezbakh, Vitaliy V.; Frolova, Evgenia E.; Galkina, Marina V. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
The article examines current trends in the development of the national models of higher education in Russia and European countries. The paper reveals the key problems of their functioning in the context of the processes of globalization, standardization, and integration into the pan-European and global educational space. These processes are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Higher Education, Cultural Differences
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Katz, Yaacov J. – Education Sciences, 2018
Israel as a unique country composed of a religiously heterogeneous society of native-born Israelis whose parents arrived in the country before the declaration of Israel as an independent state in 1948 and immigrant Jews coming from countries spread throughout the world, mainly from the early 1960s until the present time, as well as Arab Moslem,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Heritage Education, Jews
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Cohen, Erez – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The global labor market in general and the Israeli market in particular have been experiencing considerable changes in recent decades, affecting the supply of jobs in various occupations. There seems to be an association between changes in the supply of jobs in the labor market and shifts in the demand for higher education. Examination of two case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Labor Market
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Ragonis, Noa; Shilo, Gila – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2018
Aim/Purpose: Research shows that students encounter difficulties in identifying the structure of argumentation texts and in understanding the main message of the argument. The research examined the effect that learning Logic Programming (LP), while applying logic inference, has on students' understanding of argumentation texts. Background:…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Computer Science, Inferences, Student Attitudes
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