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Driessen, Geert; Agirdag, Orhan; Merry, Michael S. – Educational Review, 2016
Notwithstanding dramatically low levels of professed religiosity in Western Europe, the religious school sector continues to thrive. One explanation for this paradox is that nowadays parents choose religious schools primarily for their higher academic reputation. Empirical evidence for this presumed denominational advantage is mixed. We examine…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Religion, Religious Factors, Academic Achievement
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Oppenheimer, Louis – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2010
In the beginning of the first decade of this century, some highly-publicized extremistic acts of terror occurred. A hostage tragedy in a school in Beslan (North Ossetia) was followed in the Netherlands by the brutal murder of the controversial Dutch filmmaker and newspaper columnist Theo van Gogh, bomb attacks in Bali and Madrid and other acts of…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages
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Van den Broeck, Wim; Geudens, Astrid; van den Bos, Kees P. – Developmental Psychology, 2010
This article presents empirical evidence challenging the received wisdom that a nonword-reading deficit is a characteristic trait of disabled readers. On the basis of 2 large-scale empirical studies using the reading-level match design, we argue that a nonword-reading deficit is the consequence of normal developmental differences in word-specific…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Disabilities, Developmental Stages