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van Geel, Marieke; Keuning, Trynke; Frèrejean, Jimmy; Dolmans, Diana; van Merriënboer, Jeroen; Visscher, Adrie J. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
Providing differentiated instruction (DI) is considered an important but complex teaching skill which many teachers have not mastered and feel unprepared for. In order to design professional development activities, a thorough description of DI is required. The international literature on assessing teachers' differentiation qualities describes the…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Expertise
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Kroneman, Marieke; Admiraal, Wilfried; Ketelaars, Mieke – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Not many interventions are available to improve the school climate for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth in prevocational secondary education. In four schools with different student populations, this study examined the impact of a newly designed peer-educator intervention on attitudes towards lesbian women and gay men and on the class climate…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Intervention, Females, Student Needs
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Brouwer, Jasperina; Jansen, Ellen – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The ability to share knowledge is an important attribute that students develop in learning communities (LCs), enabling them to succeed in their education and careers. Insufficient research addresses the development of such knowledge sharing in LCs though, including whether it aligns with students' success (i.e., grades). To address this gap, the…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Trust (Psychology), Communities of Practice, Cooperative Learning
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Revina, Shintia; Leung, Frederick Koon Shing – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Past studies have raised caution over educational transfer in mathematics education. The idea that an instructional approach to teaching and learning of mathematics can truly be universal and implemented across all cultures was challenged, as some aspects of the approach might be too closely bound up with the specific context where it was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Cultural Differences, Teaching Methods
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Neeleman, Annemarie – Journal of Educational Change, 2019
In many countries, education systems are moving towards a combination of increased school autonomy and intensified accountability. In the wake of that shift, decision-making at the school level has become paramount, and the role of the school leader has gained in importance. Despite these trends, surprisingly little is known about how schools and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Classification, Institutional Autonomy, Accountability
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Leeferink, Han; Koopman, Maaike; Beijaard, Douwe; Schellings, Gonny, L. M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study reports on how student teachers learn in the workplace. Data from 10 student teachers were collected by means of digital logs and in-depth interviews. By reconstructing data into stories and unravelling these stories, it became clear that the learning process of each student teacher was dominated by one specific theme, such as…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Student Teachers, Workplace Learning, Learning Processes
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de Vries, Marc J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
This article begins with clarification of any confusion one might have as to what is meant by Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. The author writes that the acronym STEM was originally used in a political context to call attention to the demands of the future workforce in Science, Technology, Engineering, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Technology Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Bakx, Anouke; Van Houtert, Ton; van de Brand, Maartje; Hornstra, Lisette – Educational Studies, 2019
High-ability pupils in primary schools often do not achieve up to their full potential and teachers seem to face difficulties to motivate these pupils. In this study 891 primary school pupils (463 high-ability pupils) were asked about their views on desired characteristics of good teachers by means of an open teacher-spider-questionnaire. The…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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Koopman, Maaike; Thurlings, Marieke; den Brok, Perry – Research Papers in Education, 2019
In this study, we investigated which teacher characteristics influence student proficiency development regarding fractions in Grade 5 of Dutch primary education. At least three domains of research (i.e. perspectives) on effective teaching can be distinguished: studies focusing on teachers' background characteristics, on their knowledge and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students
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Overmars-Marx, Tessa; Thomése, Fleur; Meininger, Herman – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Earlier studies show that to gain more understanding of the concept of social inclusion, the views and experiences of people with intellectual disabilities are needed. The aim of this study was to investigate their perspective on neighbourhood social inclusion from an ecological point of view. Method: We carried out a photovoice study…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Inclusion, Intellectual Disability, Photography
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Fukkink, Ruben G.; Sluiter, Rosanne M. V.; Gevers Deynoot-Schaub, Mirjam J. J. M.; Helmerhorst, Katrien O. W. – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This small-scale study features the 1st comparative exploration of the pedagogical quality of parent-led child care and regular child care in The Netherlands. The quality of the interaction skills and the affective relationships between adults and children was evaluated and compared with those of regular child care centers. On…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Quality, Child Care
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Hubers, Mireille D.; Poortman, Cindy; Schildkamp, Kim; Pieters, Jules M. – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background/Context: The data team intervention was designed to support schools in using data while developing a solution to an educational problem. The participating data team members are responsible for building collective capacity within their school for using data and implementing actions related to the improvement plan. This can be…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Capacity Building, Data, Foreign Countries
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Heutmekers, Marloes; Naaldenberg, Jenneken; Verheggen, Sabine A.; Assendelft, Willem J. J.; Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, Henny M. J.; Tobi, Hilde; Leusink, Geraline L. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background Little is known about the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities who access out-of-hours primary care services, raising concerns about accessibility and quality of care for this group. This study aims to identify commonly presented health problems of people with intellectual disabilities in this specific setting compared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Health Needs, Access to Health Care
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Luijkx, Jorien; van der Putten, Annette A. J.; Vlaskamp, Carla – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: This study analysed parents' positive and negative appraisals of the impact of raising children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) on family life. Method: Mothers (n = 52) and fathers (n = 27) of 56 children with PIMD completed a questionnaire focused on their positive and negative appraisals of the impact of…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Child Rearing, Severe Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities
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Embregts, Petri J. C. M.; Zijlmans, Linda J. M.; Gerits, Linda; Bosman, Anna M. T. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a training program focusing on improvement of emotional intelligence (EI) and support staffs' awareness of their behaviour towards people with an intellectual disability based on interactional patterns. The support provided regarding the needs for autonomy, relatedness, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Intellectual Disability
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