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Thibaut, Lieve; Ceuppens, Stijn; De Loof, Haydée; De Meester, Jolien; Goovaerts, Leen; Struyf, Annemie; Boeve-de Pauw, Jelle; Dehaene, Wim; Deprez, Johan; De Cock, Mieke; Hellinckx, Luc; Knipprath, Heidi; Langie, Greet; Struyven, Katrien; Van de Velde, Didier; Van Petegem, Peter; Depaepe, Fien – European Journal of STEM Education, 2018
The shortage of graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has led to numerous attempts to increase students' interest in STEM. One emerging approach that has the potential to improve students' motivation for STEM is integrated STEM education. Nonetheless, the implementation of this new instructional strategy is not…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning
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Berendes, Karin; Vajjala, Sowmya; Meurers, Detmar; Bryant, Doreen; Wagner, Wolfgang; Chinkina, Maria; Trautwein, Ulrich – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
An adequate level of linguistic complexity in learning materials is believed to be of crucial importance for learning. The implication for school textbooks is that reading complexity should differ systematically between grade levels and between higher and lower tracks in line with what can be called the systematic complexification assumption.…
Descriptors: Reading, Difficulty Level, Textbooks, Secondary Education
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Thompson, Carol; Wolstencroft, Peter – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
The role of the middle manager has proved to be a difficult one to define due to the fluid nature of the tasks performed and the heterogeneity of understanding that exists for the term. This is further complicated by the differences associated with the context in which individual manager's work. This research, which explores the drive towards…
Descriptors: Public Sector, Private Sector, Middle Management, Trust (Psychology)
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van Rijswijk, Martine M.; Bronkhorst, Larike H.; Akkerman, Sanne F.; van Tartwijk, Jan – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Initiatives aimed at supporting student teachers for entering and staying in the teaching profession require a better understanding of the nature of student teachers' development as it unfolds during teacher education. Accordingly, we focused on changes in the extent to which student teachers perceive and expect dis/continuity in their development…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Research Universities, Foreign Countries
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Jess, Mike; Atencio, Matthew; Carse, Nicola – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
While complexity thinking features increasingly in the education and physical education literature, there remains a paucity of research presenting evidence of the influence that complexity principles have on learning. We further advocate that more work with complexity thinking is required to investigate how teacher educators engage with key…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Focus Groups, Physical Education Teachers
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Nery-Cura, Ma. Lourdes S.; de Guzman, Allan B. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
Textbooks, as a curriculum document text, are subject to nonlinear entry and points of interpretation and implementation. The interpretation of its content is dependent on the reader or the writer, thus making it open to multimodal ways of meaning-making that underscore rhizomatic tendencies. Delueze and Guattari ("A thousand plateaus:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Content, Educational Philosophy
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Shaw, Leslie A.; Grigal, Meg; Hart, Debra; Smith, Frank A.; Khamsi, Sheida – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Given the increasing enrollment of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in postsecondary education and the potential impact of self-determination on postsecondary outcomes, this study analyzed data on the self-determination status of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities completing their first year of a…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Postsecondary Education, Predictor Variables, Intellectual Disability
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Bruïne, Erica de; Willemse, T. Martijn; Franssens, Janneke; Eynde, Sofie van; Vloeberghs, Lijne; Vandermarliere, Leen – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
Family-School Partnerships (FSP) are important for students' academic achievements and social-emotional development. Therefore, pre-service teachers need to learn how to establish this. However, in teacher education programmes this topic is insufficiently addressed partially attributed to already overloaded programmes. This study reports on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Preservice Teacher Education
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Tymms, Peter; Merrell, Christine; Bailey, Katharine – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
This paper investigates the impact of effective schooling in the 1st year of elementary school on later academic outcomes and equal educational opportunity. A large longitudinal dataset from England was used to estimate the importance of the 1st year of elementary school for academic outcomes up to age 16. Multilevel models, controlling for…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary Education, Academic Achievement, Secondary Education
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Harris, Anne; de Bruin, Leon R. – Journal of Educational Change, 2018
How creativity in education is applied by teachers to secondary school contexts is dependent on how the term 'creativity' is grounded, politicised, and practised. This paper reports on an international study of secondary schools in Australia, USA, Canada, and Singapore investigating how creativity is understood, negotiated, valued and manifested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Creativity
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Francis, Anthony Tuf; Olson, Mark; Weinberg, Paul J.; Stearns-Pfeiffer, Amanda – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
This article describes how a secondary teacher education program at a midsized university made the turn toward a practice-based program in teacher education. The authors argue that efforts to recenter the program around practices have not only improved opportunities for novice teachers, but also have provided teacher educators a programmatic…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Test, David W.; Fowler, Catherine H. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
Depending on which date is attributed to the birth of secondary transition, it can be considered anywhere from 27 to 57 years old. No matter which date is used, it has been a while since the field "took stock" of itself. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to (a) briefly summarize where the field of secondary transition has been;…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs, Articulation (Education)
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Kumar, Tracey – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
Given changes in the U.S. school-age population, it is crucial that colleges of education prepare teacher candidates to work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds. Because diversity constitutes such a small portion of the curriculum in many teacher education programs, it is crucial that teacher educators find creative ways to…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Teacher Education Programs
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Lanford, Michael; Maruco, Tattiya – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
Career academies are increasingly prominent in American secondary education. However, our understanding of these academies is limited by a paucity of research about the factors that make them viable and effective. This case study highlights, from the perspective of 52 academy coordinators and teachers and 41 students, distinctive features that…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Job Training, Social Capital, Coordinators
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Kirby, Barrick R.; Heinert, Seth B.; Myers, Brian E.; Thoron, Andrew C.; Stofer, Kathryn – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify disciplinary core ideas that should be included in secondary school agriscience programs using a panel of experts in agricultural education, and to create a matrix of disciplinary core ideas, Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career pathways performance indicators, and the Next Generation Science…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Agricultural Education, STEM Education, Core Curriculum
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