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Balenzano, Caterina; Moro, Giuseppe; Cassibba, Rosalinda – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The article describes an evaluation study to test the effectiveness of "Storie in gioco" project (Stories in Play, Storie in gioco [SIG]), a dropout prevention intervention aimed to prevent early school leaving (ESL) in at risk students. Method: The research used a mixed-method approach: in the quantitative phase, a two-group…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Dropouts, At Risk Students
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Polesel, John; Leahy, Mary – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
The links between tracked secondary schooling and social selection form part of a complex narrative regarding educational inequality in European schools. The relative contribution of family and school to unequal educational outcomes has dominated educational debates across the continent for more than 50 years. This article contributes to this…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education
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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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Sorrentino, Clarissa – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The attention to Gifted students is a growing educational topic in Italy. This work is part of a broader doctoral study on giftedness assessment and education. In particular the contribute explores the usefulness of a teacher's instrument to test creativity in Italian lower secondary schools. For this purpose it was tested the concurrent validity…
Descriptors: Correlation, Creativity, Reflection, Foreign Countries
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Longobardi, Claudio; Prino, L. E.; Fabris, Matteo Angelo; Settanni, Michele – Journal of School Violence, 2019
In Italy, numerous studies have been carried out regarding the phenomenon of bullying; however, studies on single incidences of sexual, physical, and psychological victimization at school remain scant. Therefore the aim of this study is to examine the phenomenon of scholastic violence with a broader perspective, as well as all the possible…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Middle School Students
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Levrini, Olivia; Levin, Mariana; Fantini, Paola; Tasquier, Giulia – Science Education, 2019
This paper investigates how features of teaching practice may foster appropriation: learning that involves both deep conceptual understanding and transforming scientific discourse in a way that is significant for oneself. Data were drawn from classroom discussions during a unit on thermodynamics that took place in a high school in Italy. We…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Thermodynamics, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Bagnoli, Franco; Guarino, Alessio; Pacini, Giovanna – Physics Education, 2019
In this paper we describe the results of some experiments about using surprising physics demonstrations, presented as magical phenomena followed by scientific explanations, for introducing physics topics in several teaching contexts. All the demonstrations have been designed to be implemented with easy to get and cheap materials, so that students…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Malizia, Guglielmo; Pieroni, Vittorio – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
The fourth national survey on the teaching of the Catholic religion in Italy (2015-16) was not limited to state schools, but as in the previous (2004-05) also involved Catholic equivalent schools. This study will focus on the results of the latter, even if the data will be examined in relation to the state subsystem. In summary, it can be said…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Foreign Countries, National Surveys
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Di Martino, Pietro; Gregorio, Francesca – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Tertiary transition in mathematics appears to be an insurmountable struggle for many students, including for high achievers in secondary school. The high dropout rates in many Western Countries represent a big issue from an individual and social point of view. It appears particularly significant to analyse this phenomenon in the context of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students, College Students, Mathematics Achievement
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Wiium, Nora; Dost-Gözkan, Ayfer; Kosic, Marianna – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Within the positive youth development (PYD) perspective, internal assets (e.g., social competencies and positive identity) and external assets (e.g., support and empowerment) constitute developmental assets that can facilitate positive youth outcomes. This assertion has been studied mainly in the US context and to a lesser degree in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Gender Differences, Parent Background
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Checchi, Daniele; Rettore, Enrico; Girardi, Silvia – Education Economics, 2019
In this paper We present a pilot study providing ICT resources at some Italian junior high schools. In 2009, 156 classes at 6th grade were endowed with additional resources earmarked for purchasing ICT equipment. By selecting an equivalent number of classes in the same schools, we are able to conduct an evaluation of the causal effect of ICT on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Junior High Schools
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Caruso, Giuseppe – Online Submission, 2019
The educational institutions in many countries are faced with the major problem of teacher burnout causing high rates of attrition and absenteeism. There is widespread agreement among researchers that teacher burnout can effectively be countered through emphasis on teacher motivation. The Author, an English language teacher, carried out a 2-year…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Teacher Motivation, Coping, Teaching Conditions
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Fusco, L.; Sica, L. S.; Boiano, A.; Esposito, S.; Aleni Sestito, L. – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2019
This study focused on the relations between vocational identity, future orientation, and resilience. Southern Italian high school students (N = 342) were assessed using the Vocational Identity Scale Assessment (VISA) and Design My Future to evaluate future orientation and resilience. Future orientation and resilience were correlated positively…
Descriptors: Vocational Interests, Identification (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Adolescents
OECD Publishing, 2019
Problems associated with the environment loom large over the future well-being of young generations. A previous issue of PISA in Focus (PISA in Focus 87) shows that in 2015 many 15-year-old students believed that the future -- their future -- was going to be worse, environmentally, than the present. In particular, only a minority of students…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Albéri, Matteo; Baldoncini, Marica; Bottardi, Carlo; Chiarelli, Enrico; Landsberger, Sheldon; Raptis, Kassandra Giulia Cristina; Serafini, Andrea; Strati, Virginia; Mantovani, Fabio – Education Sciences, 2019
Although environmental radioactivity is all around us, the collective public imagination often associates a negative feeling to this natural phenomenon. To increase the familiarity with this phenomenon we have designed, implemented, and tested an interdisciplinary educational activity for pre-collegiate students in which nuclear engineering and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Radiation, Learning Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach
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