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van den Hurk, Anniek; Meelissen, Martina; van Langen, Annemarie – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The so-called leaking STEM pipeline (dropout in STEM education) has been the subject of many studies. The large interest of scholars in plausible causes of this leakage has resulted in a number of meta-reviews describing factors at system, school and student level related to interest and persistence in STEM education. The STEM pipeline discussion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, STEM Education, Dropout Prevention
Agasisti, Tommaso; Avvisati, Francesco; Borgonovi, Francesca; Longobardi, Sergio – OECD Publishing, 2018
Resilience refers to the capacity of individuals to prosper despite encountering adverse circumstances. This paper defines academic resilience as the ability of 15-year-old students from disadvantaged backgrounds to perform at a certain level in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in reading, mathematics and science that…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Resilience (Psychology), Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement
OECD Publishing, 2018
PISA 2015 data show that, on average across OECD countries, as many as three out of four students from the lowest quarter of socio-economic status reach, at best, only the baseline level of proficiency (Level 2) in reading, mathematics or science. While in Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong (China), Ireland, Japan, Korea, the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Bertram-Troost, Gerdien; Versteegt, Inge; van der Kooij, Jacomijn; van Nes, Inger; Miedema, Siebren – Education Sciences, 2018
Religious diversity within Dutch schools has greatly increased. We carried out an empirical study to offer insights into how secondary school teachers (try to) relate to the formal Protestant Christian identity of their school, the challenges they experience in relation to their own personal worldview, and the recommendations they have to overcome…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Religion, Christianity
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Ridder, Monica A. M.; Koning, Maaike; Visscher, Tommy L. S.; Hirasing, Remy A.; Seidell, Jacob C.; Renders, Carry M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Energy balance-related behavior on schooldays and beliefs about school-based interventions may differ between students in different educational levels, sexes, and BMI (body mass index) categories. In Zwolle (the Netherlands), 1,084 adolescents (13-15 years) at 9 secondary schools completed a questionnaire. Overweight prevalence (boys 18.1%, girls…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Health Behavior, Questionnaires, Body Composition
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Turcatti, Domiziana – Intercultural Education, 2018
This study focuses on life histories collected from Moroccan Dutch youth in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and describes their experiences in diverse programs of the Dutch secondary education system. The study questions whether the present Dutch educational system facilitates the 'gaining of place' for the youth within Dutch society or whether it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth, Late Adolescents, Young Adults
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Draaisma, Aniek; Meijers, Frans; Kuijpers, Marinka – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Schools are increasingly acknowledging their responsibility to guide students in their career development. However, the guidance that is provided in the Netherlands, as well as in other Western countries, focuses for the most part on helping students towards their academic achievement, and not on helping them to develop competencies to manage…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Environment, Career Guidance, Secondary School Teachers
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Baartman, L. K. J.; Kilbrink, N.; de Bruijn, E. – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
In vocational education, students learn in different school-based and workplace-based learning environments and engage with different types of knowledge in these environments. Students are expected to integrate these experiences and make meaning of them in relation to their own professional knowledge base. This study focuses both on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Educational Environment, Secondary Education
Keslair, François – OECD Publishing, 2018
This paper explores the impact of test-taking conditions on the quality of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) assessment. Interviewers record information about the room of assessment and interruptions that occurred during each interview. These observations, along with information on interviewer assignment…
Descriptors: Interviews, Testing, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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van de Grift, Wim J. C. M.; Chun, Seyeoung; Maulana, Ridwan; Lee, Okhwa; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
Six observation scales for measuring the skills of teachers and 1 scale for measuring student engagement, assessed in South Korea and The Netherlands, are sufficiently reliable and offer sufficient predictive value for student engagement. A multigroup confirmatory factor analysis shows that the factor loadings and intercepts of the scales are the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Learner Engagement
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Vennix, J.; den Brok, P.; Taconis, R. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
We investigated and compared the learning environment perceptions of students, teachers and guides who participated in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-based outreach activities in secondary education. In outreach activities, schools and teachers work together with companies and other external institutions in learning…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Outreach Programs, Secondary Education, High School Students
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van Veelen, Ruth; Sleegers, Peter J. C.; Endedijk, Maaike D. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: School leadership is fundamental in efforts to successfully implement school reform and improve student and teacher learning. Although there is an abundant amount of research on school leaders' formal training, assessment, and practice, little is known about their informal professional learning. In other words, how do school leaders learn…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Teacher Improvement
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Van der Bij, T.; Geijsel, F. P.; Garst, G. J. A.; Ten Dam, G. T. M. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Inclusive special needs education is prominent on the international education agenda. Research on the characteristics of inclusive education for students with special needs and schools providing this is scarce, however. Our aim in the present study was therefore to further theory-building with regard to inclusive special needs education. On the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Models
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Pot, Niek; Verbeek, Jan; van der Zwan, Joris; van Hilvoorde, Ivo – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
Studies investigating sport socialisation often focussed on the barriers for youngsters from lower socio-economic status (SES) families to participate in sport. In the present study, the socialisation into sports of young adolescents from lower SES families that "do" participate in organised sports was investigated. A total of 9 girls…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Secondary School Students, Early Adolescents
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Evers, Arnoud T.; Van der Heijden, Béatrice I. J. M.; Kreijns, Karel – European Journal of Training and Development, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate organisational (cultural and relational) and task factors which potentially enhance teachers' professional development at work (TPD at Work). The development of lifelong learning competencies and, consequently, the careers of teachers, has become a permanent issue on the agenda of schools…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Lifelong Learning
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