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OECD Publishing, 2018
People with higher levels of education report less prevalence of depression in all OECD countries with data. A greater share of women than men report suffering from depression, but the share decreases more steeply for women than for men as educational attainment increases. Employment is associated with a lower share of self-reported depression,…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Educational Attainment, Incidence, Gender Differences
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Shaked, Haim; Schechter, Chen; Michalsky, Tova – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
Existing preparation programmes for school principals have been widely criticized for failing to prepare their students adequately for their future roles. This study investigated a workshop at a principal preparation programme which focused on collaborative learning from personal real-life cases, exploring its potential contribution to the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Cooperative Education, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Arar, Khalid – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
This paper aims to identify key issues involved in MEd final project supervision and to highlight the potential of supervision from an academic institution to change educational reality through the postgraduate student-teachers' work-based final project as insider researchers in Israeli schools. It draws on analysis of case-study data from two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Masters Degrees, Student Research
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Pollak, Itay; Segal, Aliza; Lefstein, Adam; Meshulam, Assaf – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Teaching through controversial, politically charged issues is promoted in Anglo-American democracies as a key means for cultivating active citizenry and democratic values. However, the challenges of discussing controversial issues in the classroom may differ in younger, deeply divided democracies that lack common ground and institutional…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Foreign Countries, Political Issues, Teaching Methods
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Levin-Banchik, Luba – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
This study examines the effectiveness of teaching with simulations, compared to active learning without simulations. It utilizes an anonymous extra-credit pop quiz on four topics, each taught with a different method: (1) simulation and in-class debriefing; (2) simulation only; (3) in-class discussions with an accompanying research essay; and (4)…
Descriptors: Simulation, Instructional Effectiveness, Active Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Chassidim, Hadas; Almog, Dani; Mark, Shlomo – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
The project-oriented and Agile approaches have motivated a new generation of software engineers. Within the academic curriculum, the issue of whether students are being sufficiently prepared for the future has been raised. The objective of this work is to present the project-oriented environment as an influential factor that software engineering…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Computer Software
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Shahbari, Juhaina Awawdeh – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
The current study examines whether the engagement of mathematics teachers in modelling activities and subsequent changes in their conceptions about these activities affect their beliefs about mathematics. The sample comprised 52 mathematics teachers working in small groups in four modelling activities. The data were collected from teachers'…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Michalsky, Tova; Schechter, Chen – Teacher Educator, 2018
Teachers' design of a lesson is critical for helping their students develop academically effective forms of self-regulating learning (SRL) in classrooms. Using a quasi-experimental design, the researchers integrated systematic collaborative learning from problematic and successful experiences into teachers' preparatory programs and examined how…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Integrated Activities, Barriers, Success
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Yevelson-Shorsher, Anna; Bronstein, Jenny – College & Research Libraries, 2018
This study presents three perspectives on the subject of information literacy skills in academia by examining the perceptions of students, teaching faculty, and librarians. Information literacy (sometime referred to as critical thinking or research skills) has become a crucial set of skills in academic work since developments in informational and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Information Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Da'as, Rima'a; Qadach, Mowafaq – World Journal of Education, 2018
This paper builds upon the theoretical framework developed by Zahra and George (2002) to empirically explore, first, the moderator effect of principals' inspirational vision content as a social mechanism that reduces the gap between potential absorptive capacity (PACAP; the ability to acquire and assimilate external knowledge) and realized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attendance
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Briskin-Luchinsky, Valeria; Tam, Shlomit; Shabbat, Schlomit; Hurwitz, Itay; Susswein, Abraham J. – Learning & Memory, 2018
A learning experience may lead to changes in behavior during the experience, and also to memory expressed at a later time. Are signals causing changes in behavior during the learning experience related to the formation and expression of memory? We examined this question, using learning that food is inedible in "Aplysia." Treatment of an…
Descriptors: Memory, Behavior Change, Animals, Food
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Maaravi, Yossi – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
In the current article, I describe a case of experiential learning that can be used to enhance learning, students' research skills and motivation in academic institutions. We used the already existing process of hackathons--intense computer programming events--and conducted a social science research marathon. Fifty-two graduate students…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Student Research, Research Skills, Student Motivation
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Berkovich, Izhak; Eyal, Ori – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Educational leadership plays a significant role in school success, through its effects on teachers' emotions, attitudes, and behaviours. However, the knowledge of how school leaders influence teachers' emotions is very limited. Most existing evidence focuses on general explanations that are not the result of controlled research designs, which is…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Emotional Disturbances, Empathy
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Goldner, Limor; Sachar, Shira Carren; Abir, Ayelet – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
This study correlated measures of adolescents' rejection sensitivity with their self-drawings in a sample of 323 nonclinical Israeli adolescents. Drawings were coded using the DAP-SPED scoring system (Naglieri, 1988). The findings indicated no correlation between adolescents' level of rejection sensitivity and the DAP-SPED composite score. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Therapy, Adolescents, Rejection (Psychology)
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Schwarz, Naftali; Snir, Sharon; Regev, Dafna – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
This study examined how a sample of art therapists (N = 14) describe their experience of therapeutic presence in the art therapy triangular relationship formed among the therapist, the client, and the artwork. Qualitative data were collected in semistructured interviews and analyzed using a grounded theory method. Component themes of therapeutic…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Role, Semi Structured Interviews
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