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Ivaniushina, Valeria; Makles, Anna M.; Schneider, Kerstin; Alexandrov, Daniil – Education Economics, 2019
This paper uses representative student data from St. Petersburg, Russia to analyze school segregation by parental socioeconomic status and student academic performance. The proposed systematic segregation indices account for ordinal variables and take expected segregation into account. We decompose segregation by school type, school, and classes…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status, Achievement Tests
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Chen, Ching-Huei – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019
The present study investigates how the different modes of game-design triggers learning outcomes, focusing on peer learning and intergroup competition. A problem-solving science game was developed to help secondary students to learn about the motion of objects. Participants (N = 110) from an urban middle school were randomly assigned to four…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Computer Games, Competition, Outcomes of Education
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Yuan, Min; Recker, Mimi – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019
While many rubrics have been developed to guide people in evaluating the quality of Open Educational Resources (OER), few studies have empirically investigated how different people apply and perceive such rubrics. This study examines how participants (22 teachers and 22 non-teachers) applied three quality rubrics (comprised of a total of 17…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, Scoring Rubrics, Teacher Attitudes
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Pilar, Figuera; Juan, Llanes; Robert-Guerau, Valls – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This research addresses the profile and motives for enrollment of online master's students in three different fields of knowledge (humanities, social sciences and experimental sciences) at an online university. The data has been collected through an ad hoc questionnaire; the sample, obtained of 253 UNIBA master's students, has been analyzed using…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Enrollment
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Önen, Emine – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This simulation study was conducted to compare the performances of Frequentist and Bayesian approaches in the context of power to detect model misspecification in terms of omitted cross-loading in CFA models with respect to the several variables (number of omitted cross-loading, magnitude of main loading, number of factors, number of indicators…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Tajeddin, Zia; Alemi, Minoo – TESL-EJ, 2019
Despite the body of studies on different dimensions of effective teaching, the literature provides little evidence of research on effective teachers as persons. To narrow this gap, 50 pre-service and in-service English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers participated in this study to explore their beliefs about the attributes of effective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Corbalán, Mara; Pérez-Echeverría, M. Puy; Pozo, Juan-Ignacio; Casas-Mas, Amalia – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Current research on choral practice has studied various aspects of interpretation and different strategies for improving rehearsal. This article considers the amateur choral rehearsal as a setting for teaching and learning music. It analyses choir conductor profiles that may be related to conceptions of teaching and learning and their possible…
Descriptors: Singing, Musicians, Administrators, Music
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Brook, Julia; Fostaty Young, Sue – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this research was to identify the various types of employment held by music alumni at one university. We also compare the perceptions of alumni who currently work primarily in music with those of alumni who work outside the field. A mixed-methods research design that relied on surveys and interviews was used to gather data. Alumni…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Employment, Music, Music Education
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Bicer, Ali; Capraro, R. M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
The purpose of this study is to compare students' mathematics achievement growth rate in Texas science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (T-STEM) academies to students' mathematics achievement growth rate in traditional public high schools. Forty-six schools, 23 of which were T-STEM academies and 23 of which were matched non-STEM schools,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Mathematics, STEM Education, Comparative Analysis
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Koutsouris, G.; Norwich, B.; Stebbing, J. – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
The significance of a process evaluation for understanding randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of complex teaching interventions in a classroom setting is discussed in relation to the evaluation of the Integrated Group Reading (IGR) programme trial. This process evaluation is based on realist principles and draws on different data sources. The…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Intervention, Validity, Reading Instruction
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Chase, Catherine C.; Malkiewich, Laura; Kumar, Aakash S. – Science Education, 2019
A persistent problem in engineering-focused science instruction is the "design--science gap," whereby learners focus on building successful engineering products, instead of focusing on the relevant scientific principles. This research explores (a) whether integrating contrasting cases into engineering activities can impact how deeply…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Instructional Design
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Tendhar, Chosang; Singh, Kusum; Jones, Brett D. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
Because there are many positive effects of active learning approaches on students' motivation and achievement, some authors have recommended that these approaches be widely implemented. A research-intensive university located in the Mid-Atlantic US was interested in adopting this instructional technique, and therefore, experimented with it. The…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Motivation, Engineering Education, Comparative Analysis
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Sundqvist, Pia – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
The purposes of this study are to examine the relation between playing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) games in the wild and L2 English vocabulary and to offer comparisons with non-gamers' vocabulary. Data were collected from two samples of teenage L2 English learners in Sweden, Sample A (N = 1,069) and Sample B (N = 16). Questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rohaeti, Euis Eti; Bernard, Martin; Primandhika, Restu Bias – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
This research is a merged descriptive and quasi-experiment research aimed to describe students' creativity in developing interactive learning media with Visual Basic Application for Excel. Besides that, it had done to review students' ability which learning used open-ended Visual Basic Application for Excel compared with the other students' which…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Creativity
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Ewing, Helen; Mathieson, Kathleen; Anast, Ade; Roehling, Tamara – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Academic misconduct is a problem encountered by many academic programmes, including programmes in the health sciences. The primary purpose of the present study was to assess doctoral student and graduate faculty perceptions of academic misconduct, specifically plagiarism. We used a cross-sectional survey design, and separate surveys were developed…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Cheating, Plagiarism, Health Services
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