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Miranda, Chandler Patton; Cherng, Hua-Yu Sebastian – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Immigrant students, one of the fastest-growing populations in US public schools, have been linguistically and culturally disadvantaged by accountability policies that rely only on standardized tests. Recent changes to these policies allow for the use of performance-based assessment tasks (PBATs) as an assessment indicator to supplement…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Immigrants, Migrant Children
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Somé-Guiébré, Esther – International Education Studies, 2018
The widespread use of English in the social, political, economic, and international business spheres compels non-English speaking countries to revise their English language curricula to meet the needs of the global economy. In Burkina Faso, educational policy makers have revised the English as a foreign language (EFL) syllabi from middle to high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education
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Vidmar, Maša; Gril, Alenka; Furman, Lucija – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation (SCBE), originally developed for assessing preschoolers, was adapted for the adolescents. The instrument taps social competence, externalizing and internalizing problems. In the adolescent SCBE, more than 65% of the items (54 items) remained practically the same as in the preschool version, 24 items…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Adolescent Attitudes, Interpersonal Competence, Test Reliability
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Gilbert, Francis – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
This article examines the author's interactions with the teaching strategy known as Reciprocal Teaching, sometimes also called Reciprocal Reading, which involves students learning to read collaboratively in small groups. Reciprocal Teaching typically involves students teaching each other by following a rubric of activities that are aimed at…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reciprocal Teaching, Reading Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Rodrigues, Rosa G.; Meeuwisse, Marieke; Notten, Ton; Severiens, Sabine E. – Educational Research, 2018
Background: The transition from primary school to secondary school is a crucial period of time for children and this may be especially the case for pupils with migrant backgrounds. While there has been considerable research on the transition from primary to secondary school, more needs to be known specifically about the experiences of this group…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Cultural Background, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Hill, Nancy E.; Liang, Belle; Price, Maggi; Polk, Whitney; Perella, John; Savitz-Romer, Mandy – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
In contrast to the focus on short-term, extrinsic goals in our society (e.g., wealth, prestige), positive youth development scholars have highlighted the need for parents and schools to help youths cultivate and plan for long-term, intrinsic, and meaningful goals (i.e., envisioning a meaningful future), arguing that envisioning a meaningful future…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Structural Equation Models, Academic Aspiration, Parent Aspiration
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Murchan, Damian – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2018
Assessments and examinations play a critical role in certifying student achievement in secondary education. Prompted by concerns about the negative effects of examinations on curriculum, teaching and learning, elements of School-Based Assessment (SBA) have been introduced into certification systems, sometimes modelled on practice in other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Student Evaluation
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Ceuppens, S.; Deprez, J.; Dehaene, W.; De Cock, M. – Physics Education, 2018
To improve the teaching and learning materials for a curriculum it is important to incorporate the findings from educational research. In light of this, we present creative exercises and experiments to elicit, confront and resolve misconceptions in geometrical optics. Since ray diagrams can be both the cause and the solution for many…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Optics, Creative Activities, Science Experiments
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Singh, Charanjit Kaur Swaran; Singh, Rhashvinder Kaur Ambar; Singh, Tarsame Singh Masa; Mostafa, Nor Azmi; Mohtar, Tunku Mohani Tunku – English Language Teaching, 2018
The problem of mastering English does not involve students alone. The English language teachers, policy makers and curriculum developers are also affected. Thus, teachers have resorted to using higher order thinking skills (HOT) as a means to teach writing to weak ESL learners. The study aimed at developing and validating a higher order thinking…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Learning Modules
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Naser, Inas Aref Saleh – World Journal of Education, 2018
This study aimed at finding out the degree of including international standards of science education in the physics syllabus of the secondary stage in Palestinian schools. The sample of the study consisted of the analytical aspect of the physics textbooks of the eleventh and twelfth grades. The findings of the study show that the rates of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, Global Approach, Science Education
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2018
Missouri career education is preparing young people and adults for the job market and/or further education. It combines academics and job-specific skill training to assist in narrowing the skills gap. This fact sheet shows how Missouri's career education programs are preparing students for the future. [For "Career Education in Missouri,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Outcomes of Education, Student Organizations, Secondary Education
Canestrari, Alan S., Ed.; Marlowe, Bruce A., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018
"The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Foundations" features international scholars uniquely qualified to examine issues specific to their regions of the world. The Handbook provides readers with an alternative to the traditional texts in the foundations of education by taking aim at the status quo, and by offering frameworks…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Educational Change, Teaching (Occupation), Curriculum
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Kester, Liesbeth; Janssen, Caressa; de Jonge, Mario; Louws, Monika; Post, Lysanne; Lockhorst, Ditte – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
Personalizing learning with technology in secondary schools might be a way to diffuse innovations in both technology and education at the same time. In the current study, personalizing learning with technology is studied from three perspectives: teacher, learner and technology. Data about the implementation and evaluation of the interventions in…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary Education
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Sneyers, Elien; Vanhoof, Jan; Mahieu, Paul – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
In less meritocratic educational systems, teachers' decision-making processes and their perceptions of pupils are essential for the practice of pupils' allocation at transitory moments. The present study investigated how perceptions held by teachers impact upon teacher track recommendations regarding pupils' enrolment in secondary education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Track System (Education)
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McGraw, Kelli; van Leent, Lisa – English in Australia, 2018
In this paper we report the results of an analysis underpinned by a critical orientation seeking non-heteronormative representations of sexualities in an official English curriculum text list. Content and thematic analyses were conducted to establish the extent to which diverse sexualities are represented in the 'sample text list' for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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