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OECD Publishing, 2019
Today's multicultural learning environments are both a challenge and an opportunity for countries. Education systems not only play a critical role in the integration of students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, but should also aim to have all students value diversity and contribute to the building of a diverse yet inclusive society as…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Administrator Surveys, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education
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Ju, Unhee; Falk, Carl F. – Journal of Educational Measurement, 2019
We examined the feasibility and results of a multilevel multidimensional nominal response model (ML-MNRM) for measuring both substantive constructs and extreme response style (ERS) across countries. The ML-MNRM considers within-country clustering while allowing overall item slopes to vary across items and examination of whether certain items were…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Self Efficacy, Item Response Theory, Item Analysis
Echazarra, Alfonso; Radinger, Thomas – OECD Publishing, 2019
Based on a review of previous research, the paper describes the distinctive characteristics of rural areas and communities and the factors typically associated with shaping students' learning experience in rural contexts. Data from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 and the Teaching and Learning International…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Rural Areas, Outcomes of Education
Sim, Megan P. Y.; Bélanger, Julie; Stancel-Piatak, Agnes; Karoly, Lynn – OECD Publishing, 2019
The Starting Strong Teaching and Learning International Survey 2018 is an international survey of staff and centre leaders working in early childhood education and care (ECEC), administered in ECEC centres belonging to ISCED Level 0.2, and, as an option, centres providing services for children under the age of 3. The Conceptual Framework provides…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Administrators, Child Care
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Huang, Jiali; Tang, Yipeng; He, Wenjie; Li, Qiong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study examines the relationship between key elements of the School Excellence Model (SEM) and student achievement in reading, mathematics and science as measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 and the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013, using a sample of 166 schools in Singapore.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Academic Achievement, Evidence
OECD Publishing, 2019
TALIS aims to measure two points of interest: the degree to which innovation is implemented in learning environments, and the conditions for innovation in schools and classrooms. The former is examined through teachers' self-reports of how often they use specific practices in their teaching to help students build cross-curricular skills and think…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Teacher Surveys, Administrator Surveys, Educational Indicators
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Qin, Lixia – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The high turnover rates in public schools, especially in those hard-to-staff schools, remains a growing problem and has become the largest component of teacher supply problems in the US school system. The purpose of the study was to examine the individual and school organizational factors that were associated with teachers' intentions to change…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Intention, Public School Teachers, Administrator Surveys
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Renbarger, Rachel; Davis, Brenda K. – Journal of Teacher Education and Educators, 2019
Research has shown that new teachers have struggles in the classroom, leading to high attrition rates for this population. Factors such as job satisfaction, self-efficacy, and mentorship programs have all been found to impact teacher attrition. This study aims to examine the relationship between these variables along with another common issue…
Descriptors: Mentors, Self Efficacy, Job Satisfaction, Beginning Teachers
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Reimer, David – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
This article provides an overview of the main sociological approaches applicable to the study and analysis of teaching, teachers and teacher education. Analytical perspectives from sociology are then compared to research on teachers from two other disciplines, education economics and educational psychology, which have produced the lion's share of…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Teacher Education, Economics, Educational Psychology
OECD Publishing, 2019
TALIS has been conducted every five years since 2008, with TALIS 2018 being the third cycle. The study has given teachers and school leaders the opportunity to voice their opinions on their working conditions, learning environments and practices. The perspective of teachers and school leaders is vital for education systems to understand what is…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Administrator Surveys, Work Environment, Educational Environment
OECD Publishing, 2019
Do teachers spend more time on actual teaching and learning in a typical lesson compared to previous years? Do they feel prepared to teach when they start teaching? What sort of continuous professional development programmes do they participate in and how does it impact their practice? This report looks first at how teachers apply their knowledge…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Administrator Surveys, Lifelong Learning, Educational Practices
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Cooc, North – Educational Researcher, 2019
Debates about the inclusion of students with disabilities in general education classrooms often overlook its impact on teachers. In this study, I analyze the concern that teachers may spend less time teaching in classrooms with children with special needs using survey data on 121,173 teachers from 38 participating countries and partners of the…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Time Management, Comparative Education, Inclusion
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Jeong, Dong Wook; Luschei, Thomas F. – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: Although most research on teacher sorting has taken place in the United States, where teacher distribution favors more advantaged children, there is some evidence that the distribution of teachers across schools is much more equitable in South Korea. This is the first study to directly compare teacher distribution across schools and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Teacher Placement, Teacher Surveys