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Zilka, Gila Cohen – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2018
The social networks present a dual potential: on one hand, the possibility of bringing about better interpersonal communication than in the past, and on the other, its deterioration so that it ends up in a bad place. The study is a narrative-qualitative study. The study was conducted in high school among 45 Israeli adolescents, aged 14-17. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, High School Students, Interpersonal Communication
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Bratt, Christopher; Abrams, Dominic; Swift, Hannah J.; Vauclair, Christin-Melanie; Marques, Sibila – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Ageism is recognized as a significant obstacle to older people's well-being, but age discrimination against younger people has attracted less attention. We investigate levels of perceived age discrimination across early to late adulthood, using data from the European Social Survey (ESS), collected in 29 countries (N = 56,272). We test for…
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Older Adults
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BenDavid-Hadar, Iris – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: Resource allocation is a key policy instrument that affects the educational achievement distribution (EAD). The literature on methods of allocation is focused mainly on equity issues. The purpose of this paper is to develop a composite funding formula, which adds to the equity-based element (i.e. a needs-based element compensating for…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Resource Allocation, Funding Formulas, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Avidov-Ungar, Orit; Arviv-Elyashiv, Rinat – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the relationship between teachers' professional role, their sense of empowerment, and their attitudes toward managerial promotion (career development) following the implementation of educational forms. Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted in Israel in 2015 and included 663 teachers,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Empowerment, Educational Change, Career Development
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Benny, Naama; Blonder, Ron – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Regular high-school chemistry teachers view gifted students as one of several types of students in a regular (mixed-ability) classroom. Gifted students have a range of unique abilities that characterize their learning process: mostly they differ in three key learning aspects: their faster learning pace, increased depth of understanding, and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Academically Gifted
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Yavich, Roman – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This study continues studies on the concept of leisure as culture dependent -- between tradition and modernity, while focusing on the usage of mobile phone applications and its impact on teaching and learning within a unique population. The study examined the association between having NetSpark on one's Smartphone and utilization of spare time…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs, Technology Uses in Education
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Belichenko, Margarita – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
During recent years there has been a significant increase in the usage of technological tools in general, and in academic teaching in particular. Many programs have been developed, including online teaching and online courses at educational institutions. In this paper, we discuss the Facebook social network and its use at the University. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Belichenko, Margarita – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2018
During recent years there has been a significant increase in the usage of technological tools in general, and in academic teaching in particular. Many programs have been developed, including online teaching and online courses at educational institutions. In this paper, we discuss the Facebook social network and its use at the University. The…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Levy, Anat; Orion, Nir; Leshem, Yossi – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study focuses on understanding the factors that encourage adults' environmental behavior. This mixed approach methodology study used 10 Likert type questionnaires to collect data about nine cognitive and affective components that might influence environmental behavior. The qualitative data was collected through open questions and interviews.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Predictor Variables, Adults, Mixed Methods Research
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Perry-Hazan, Lotem; Birnhack, Michael – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
This article explores how school principals integrate Closed Circuit TV systems (CCTVs) in educational practices and analyses the pedagogical implications of these practices through the lens of human rights. Drawing on interviews with school principals and municipality officials, we found that schools use CCTVs for three main purposes: (1)…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Privacy, Power Structure, Principals
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Madjar, Nir; Cohen, Veronique; Shoval, Gal – Educational Psychology, 2018
School transitions are important phases in students' educational experiences. The current study aimed to explore the trajectories of academic and social motivation across the transition from elementary to middle school. Participants (N = 415) were sampled from six elementary schools; 55% transitioned after sixth grade (transition) and 45% remained…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Student Motivation, Longitudinal Studies
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Khyhniak, Kateryna – International Education Studies, 2018
The article is devoted to the problem of identification of a language personality's traits under conditions of cross-cultural communication. It is shown that effective cross-cultural communication is revised under globalization and increasingly intensive social interactions. The results of the authors' research prove that it is possible to develop…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Intercultural Communication, Personality Traits, Heuristics
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Itzhaki, Yael; Itzhaky, Haya; Yablon, Yaacov B. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: While extensive research has been done on high-school dropouts' adjustment, there is little data on dropouts from closed religious communities. Objective: This study examines the contribution of personal and social resources to the adjustment of high school dropouts in Ultraorthodox Jewish communities in Israel. Method: Using a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropouts, Student Adjustment, Jews
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Kalnisky, Esther; Baratz, Lea – Intercultural Education, 2018
This study investigates the manner in which new and veteran Ethiopian immigrant students in Israel perceive their identity by investigating their attitudes towards children's books written in both Hebrew and Amharic. Two major types of identity were revealed: (1) a non-reconciled identity that seeks to minimise the visibility of one's ethnic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Bilingualism, Immigrants
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Assor, Avi; Feinberg, Ofra; Kanat-Maymon, Yaniv; Kaplan, Haya – Journal of Experimental Education, 2018
This paper presents and examines the first school change program focusing on violence and caring based on self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2012). The program aimed at promoting teachers' capacity to cope with violence and enhance caring without becoming more controlling. Comparisons of the effects of a 22-month-long program in three…
Descriptors: Violence, Intervention, Coping, Caring
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