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Kang, Jingoo; Hense, Jonathan; Scheersoi, Annette; Keinonen, Tuula – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Gender disparities in STEM fields have been under extensive study, the focus of which has been on future career aspirations. However, the primary phases in gender differences are still ambiguous when examined from this perspective, possibly due to the fact that most of the studies have targeted samples of upper secondary school or college…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Correlation, Science Interests, Foreign Countries
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Luukka, Emilia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Although the number of studies on literature in language education has increased in the past two decades, the subject is still in need of empirical research. This case study examines literary texts, their selection, frequency, and functions in Finnish general upper-secondary English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education. The data was collected…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Uzun, Naim; Gilbertson, Kenneth L.; Keles, Ozgul; Ratinen, Ilkka – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable "Environmental Attitude Scale" (EAS) for secondary school (5th, 8th grade), high school (11th) and undergraduate college students. The reliability and validity studies of the scale were carried out in three different countries (Finland, USA and Turkey). The sampling size was…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Hästö, Peter; Palkki, Riikka; Tuomela, Dimitri; Star, Jon R. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Flexibility is an important element in learning mathematics. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether flexibility in linear equation solving predicts future academic achievement in mathematics and other subjects. Participants were 149 Finnish high-school students. Results show that flexibility was related to grades in both tracks of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, High School Students
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Nikula, Tarja; Moore, Pat – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
After reviewing the concepts of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Translanguaging, this article presents an exploratory study of translanguaging in CLIL contexts. Employing illustrative extracts from a collection of CLIL classroom recordings in Austria, Finland and Spain, we argue that both pedagogic and interpersonal motivations…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Native Language, Classroom Communication, Language Usage
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Brauch, Nicola; Leone, Giovanna; Sarrica, Mauro – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
This study analysed questionnaire responses from 309 history teachers who come from nine European countries and Israel. The open-ended questions explored their experiences of teaching Sensitive historical Issues (SI) from joint social psychological and history didactics perspectives. First data was analysed hermeneutically, it was then interpreted…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods
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Tahirsylaj, Armend – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
The primary objective of the study was to empirically test theoretical claims made about differences between Didaktik and curriculum traditions concerning teacher autonomy (TA) and teacher responsibility (TR). It tests the hypothesis that TA and TR are higher among Didaktik than curriculum countries. The second objective was to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Responsibility, Comparative Education
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Hwang, Jihyun – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2019
The purpose of this research is to gather empirical evidence for attribution theory (Weiner in J Educ Psychol 71(1):3-25. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-0663.71.1.3, 1979) to explain students' feelings of helplessness when learning mathematics. The relationships between mathematics literacy in PISA 2012 and learned helplessness were also observed.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Vainio, Seppo; Pajunen, Anneli; Häikiö, Tuomo – First Language, 2019
The current study examined how morpho-semantic processing of derivational morphology develops from later childhood through adolescence to adulthood in Finnish. Finnish is a synthetic language rich both in derivation and inflection. It has been suggested that children gradually acquire the ability to process morphologically complex word structures.…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Finno Ugric Languages, Semantics, Morphemes
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Molin-Karakoc, Linda; Ikola, Minna – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Engagement is considered key in measuring student development, offering valuable clues into the adaptation, motivation and participation of students. This article sheds light on the multifaceted construct of engagement and its implications for first-generation migrant adolescents. Participant interviews and observations were conducted to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Immigrants
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Lederman, Judith; Lederman, Norman; Bartels, Selina; Jimenez, Juan; Akubo, Mark; Aly, Shereen; Bao, Chengcheng; Blanquet, Estelle; Blonder, Ron; Bologna Soares de Andrade, Mariana; Buntting, Catherine; Cakir, Mustafa; EL-Deghaidy, Heba; ElZorkani, Ahmed; Gaigher, Estelle; Guo, Shuchen; Hakanen, Arvi; Hamed Al-Lal, Soraya; Han-Tosunoglu, Cigdem; Hattingh, Annemarie; Hume, Anne; Irez, Serhat; Kay, Gillian; Kivilcan Dogan, Ozgur; Kremer, Kerstin; Kuo, Pi-Chu; Lavonen, Jari; Lin, Shu-Fen; Liu, Cheng; Liu, Enshan; Liu, Shiang-Yao; Lv, Bin; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; McDonald, Christine; Neumann, Irene; Pan, Yaozhen; Picholle, Eric; Rivero García, Ana; Rundgren, Carl-Johan; Santibáñez-Gómez, David; Saunders, Kathy; Schwartz, Renee; Voitle, Frauke; von Gyllenpalm, Jakob; Wei, Fangbing; Wishart, Jocelyn; Wu, Zhifeng; Xiao, Huang; Yalaki, Yalcin; Zhou, Qiaoxue – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Although understandings of scientific inquiry (as opposed to conducting inquiry) are included in science education reform documents around the world, little is known about what students have learned about inquiry during their elementary school years. This is partially due to the lack of any assessment instrument to measure understandings about…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Middle School Students, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Oliver, Kevin M.; Cook, Michael P.; Wiseman, Angela – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
Two cohorts of teachers participated in a professional development program in summer 2016 and 2017 focused on incorporating global perspectives and activities into K-12 classrooms using contemporary technologies. One part of this program required teachers to plan and carry out a global project with an international classroom as a means to…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Faculty Development, Global Approach, International Education
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Nieminen, Marjo – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2019
This paper focuses on teachers' written memories of Finland's comprehensive school reform in the 1970s and examines teachers' reminiscences of this major change, when elementary (primary) schools and lower secondary (grammar) schools were transformed into comprehensive schools, thereby guaranteeing nine-year basic education with a unified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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Horn, Shane; Veermans, Koen – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
In this study, tasks measuring digital media literacy developed by Stanford University were administered at a school in Finland to consider the efficacy and transfer of critical thinking (CT) skills of a 'pre-IB' cohort preparing to enter the two year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and a graduating 'IB2' cohort. While the IB2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Transfer of Training
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Jakonen, Teppo – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
The notion of content and language integration has recently become a key topic of inquiry in research on content and language integrated learning and other kinds of bilingual educational programmes. Understanding what integration is and how it happens is of fundamental importance not only for researchers interested in gauging the possibilities and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Discourse Analysis, Secondary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs
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