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Kakarmath, Sujay; Denis, Vanessa; Encinas-Martin, Marta; Borgonovi, Francesca; Subramanian, S. V. – OECD Publishing, 2018
We assess the relationship between general literacy skills and health status by analysing data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an international survey of about 250,000 adults aged 16-65 years conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 2011-15 in 33…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Health, International Assessment
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KewalRamani, Angelina; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Corcoran, Lisa; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Jizhi – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Educators, policymakers, and parents alike are focused on ensuring the academic success of the nation's students. These efforts interact with the expanding use of technology, which affects the lives of students both inside and outside of the classroom. Thus, the role that technology plays in education is an evolving area of research that continues…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Computers, Internet, Computer Use
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Leier, Vera; Korkealehto, Kirsi – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This reflective practice paper presents an excerpt of the outcome of a telecollaboration project between two tertiary institutions in New Zealand and Finland. Twenty-six intermediate students of German in the two countries used a Facebook-group to write about given topics which were part of their final assessment. The posts were a combination of…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Video Technology, Audio Equipment
Liu, Huacong – OECD Publishing, 2018
This study uses the PIAAC data to examine the relationships between education system characteristics (e.g. early tracking and vocational education orientation) and distributions of adult numeracy skills. It also investigates the effects of postponing the tracking age and easing university access for students on a vocational track on the average…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Surveys, International Assessment, Educational Change
Boeskens, Luka; Liebowitz, David; Lima, Gonçalo; Radinger, Thomas – OECD Publishing, 2018
This report on "Responsive School Systems" constitutes the second of three thematic comparative reports bringing together findings from the OECD's School Resources Review. Evolving educational objectives, changing student needs and demographic developments require school systems to be highly responsive to new patterns of demand and adapt…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Governance, Networks, Rural Schools
Tait, Aaron; Faulkner, Dave – ASCD, 2018
The world needs great individual educational changemakers capable of identifying problems and creating bold, scalable solutions. But the world also needs Dream Teams--groups of talented administrators, teachers, staff, students, and community members who are passionate about making things better for kids, believe that school-based change is the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Change Agents, Educational Improvement
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Schaddelee, Marjolein; McConnell, Christine – Journal of International Education in Business, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to better understand what helps and hinders the engagement of students in a project-based learning (PjBL) approach as the sole mode of teaching and learning for the entire first year of a Bachelor of Applied Management. Design/methodology/approach: This study takes an action research approach by investigating…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Active Learning, Management Development
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Dutton, Hilary; Bullen, Pat; Deane, Kelsey – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2018
Mentoring relationship quality has frequently been associated with improved effectiveness of mentoring interventions for youth. As youth mentoring research has largely been undertaken in community-based, one-to-one mentoring programs in the United States, there have been recent calls to investigate mentoring relationships in specific contexts.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Interpersonal Relationship, Supervisors, Foreign Countries
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Yates, Anne; Johnston, Michael – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
The Teachers Conceptions of Assessment Inventory was used to investigate New Zealand teachers' beliefs about assessment. The participating sample comprised teachers who work almost exclusively at the senior level of high school and are responsible for school-based assessment programmes that contribute at least 50% of students' final grades towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools
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Mei, Bing; May, Lawrence – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
With growing knowledge about the effectiveness of collaborative or team-based learning in developing important skill sets among students, the development of collaborative and active learning space (CALS) classrooms has gained increasing momentum in recent years. However, there currently exists a paucity of research evaluating the impact of these…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Cooperative Learning, School Space, Educational Facilities Improvement
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Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Watson, Penelope W. St J.; Flint, Annaline; Garrett, Lynda; McDonald, Lyn – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2018
Over the past 50 years, research has shown that teacher expectations can influence student outcomes. Many studies have examined within-year effects. There is, however, a paucity of research that has investigated the stability of teachers' expectations across a single year, and there are no studies that have examined stability beyond 1 year. The…
Descriptors: Reliability, Teacher Expectations of Students, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Timmermans, Anneke C.; Rubie-Davies, Christine M. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2018
Previous studies have indicated that, although some teachers have substantial expectation effects on student outcomes, the effects for most teachers are only small. Furthermore, teacher expectations are associated with key pedagogical differences related to teacher beliefs about providing instruction and support for learning. The aim of this study…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Background, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Charteris, Jennifer; Smardon, Dianne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
There is growing interest in innovative educational space design and the relationality of spatialised teaching practices. This paper addresses the characteristics of spatialised professional learning in newly redesigned or purpose built new generation learning environments (NGLE). The case study is situated within Aotearoa/New Zealand context, a…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
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Rose, Mary – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2018
This article explores some key attributes of effective online tertiary educators. Using qualitative research methods, data were collected via semi-structured interviews which were conducted with a small sample of university academics in New Zealand and Australia, and analysed using an inductive approach and open and closed coding techniques. In…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Web Based Instruction, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Johnson, E. Marcia – Open Review of Educational Research, 2018
Over the past few decades, the number of people enrolled in doctoral study has increased dramatically across the world. In practical terms, this has meant that universities now receive increasingly diverse students with regard to ethnicity, age, language, culture, and background preparedness for higher degree study. Students can, and often do,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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