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Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2018
Throughout history, a disproportionate number of learners have been tracked into terminal vocational programs based on their race, income, gender and disability, leading to jobs with uncertain promise of economic growth and prosperity. While the quality of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs has significantly improved since then, many…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational History
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Abolade, Sunday Babalola; Oyelade, Ayotunde Francis – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2018
This manuscript examines historical development of private secondary school education in Nigeria (1859-present). In the process, it examines the growth of private secondary school education with reference to quantity of resources since 1859, and then the quality of the education. Historical research method was employed because the study is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Development, Private Schools
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Abolade, Sunday Babalola; Oyelade, Ayotunde Francis – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2018
Educational resources are important in the development of education. In Nigeria, Western education was commenced by the Christian Missionaries (that is by private efforts). However, the quality of education was criticized by the elites and the nationalists to the extent that the government subsequently got elaborately involved in the provision of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Education, Secondary Education, Educational Resources
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Ilieva-Trichkova, Petya; Boyadjieva, Pepka – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the importance of education in creating differences across European countries with regard to how young people experience job insecurity during their transition from school to work. On a theoretical level, two sets of educational system features which influence job insecurity are identified: institutional (stratification,…
Descriptors: Job Security, Unemployment, Cross Cultural Studies, Lifelong Learning
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Gleason, Benjamin; von Gillern, Sam – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
This article explores how social media use in formal and informal learning spaces can support the development of digital citizenship for secondary school students. As students increasingly spend large amounts of time online (e.g., an average of six hours of screen time per day, excluding school and homework), it is critical that they are…
Descriptors: Social Media, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Technological Literacy
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Cliffe, Joanne; Fuller, Kay; Moorosi, Pontso – Management in Education, 2018
In England, school leadership preparation has shifted from the National College and local authorities to teaching schools, their alliances and multi-academy trusts. Against this changing educational landscape, we investigate opportunities presented to men and women in secondary school leadership teams (SLTs). Drawing on interview data from a…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Leadership Training, Management Development, Administrator Education
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Lompo, Miaba Louise; Bago, Jean-Louis; Souratie, Wamadini dite Minata – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) still raises serious concerns for adolescents' sexual health in west-African developing countries. To this extent, promoting contraception use among sexually active adolescents is a major key to addressing this problem. Yet, the rate of contraception use by adolescents remains surprisingly low in these…
Descriptors: Contraception, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment
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Miranda, Chandler Patton; Cherng, Hua-Yu Sebastian – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Immigrant students, one of the fastest-growing populations in US public schools, have been linguistically and culturally disadvantaged by accountability policies that rely only on standardized tests. Recent changes to these policies allow for the use of performance-based assessment tasks (PBATs) as an assessment indicator to supplement…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Immigrants, Migrant Children
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Somé-Guiébré, Esther – International Education Studies, 2018
The widespread use of English in the social, political, economic, and international business spheres compels non-English speaking countries to revise their English language curricula to meet the needs of the global economy. In Burkina Faso, educational policy makers have revised the English as a foreign language (EFL) syllabi from middle to high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education
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Vidmar, Maša; Gril, Alenka; Furman, Lucija – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation (SCBE), originally developed for assessing preschoolers, was adapted for the adolescents. The instrument taps social competence, externalizing and internalizing problems. In the adolescent SCBE, more than 65% of the items (54 items) remained practically the same as in the preschool version, 24 items…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Adolescent Attitudes, Interpersonal Competence, Test Reliability
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Gilbert, Francis – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
This article examines the author's interactions with the teaching strategy known as Reciprocal Teaching, sometimes also called Reciprocal Reading, which involves students learning to read collaboratively in small groups. Reciprocal Teaching typically involves students teaching each other by following a rubric of activities that are aimed at…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reciprocal Teaching, Reading Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Rodrigues, Rosa G.; Meeuwisse, Marieke; Notten, Ton; Severiens, Sabine E. – Educational Research, 2018
Background: The transition from primary school to secondary school is a crucial period of time for children and this may be especially the case for pupils with migrant backgrounds. While there has been considerable research on the transition from primary to secondary school, more needs to be known specifically about the experiences of this group…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Cultural Background, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Hill, Nancy E.; Liang, Belle; Price, Maggi; Polk, Whitney; Perella, John; Savitz-Romer, Mandy – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
In contrast to the focus on short-term, extrinsic goals in our society (e.g., wealth, prestige), positive youth development scholars have highlighted the need for parents and schools to help youths cultivate and plan for long-term, intrinsic, and meaningful goals (i.e., envisioning a meaningful future), arguing that envisioning a meaningful future…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Structural Equation Models, Academic Aspiration, Parent Aspiration
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Murchan, Damian – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2018
Assessments and examinations play a critical role in certifying student achievement in secondary education. Prompted by concerns about the negative effects of examinations on curriculum, teaching and learning, elements of School-Based Assessment (SBA) have been introduced into certification systems, sometimes modelled on practice in other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Student Evaluation
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Ceuppens, S.; Deprez, J.; Dehaene, W.; De Cock, M. – Physics Education, 2018
To improve the teaching and learning materials for a curriculum it is important to incorporate the findings from educational research. In light of this, we present creative exercises and experiments to elicit, confront and resolve misconceptions in geometrical optics. Since ray diagrams can be both the cause and the solution for many…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Optics, Creative Activities, Science Experiments
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