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Dam, M.; Janssen, F. J. J. M.; van Driel, J. H. – Research in Science Education, 2018
The implementation of educational reforms requires behavioral changes from the teachers involved. Theories on successful behavioral change prescribe the following conditions: teachers need to possess the necessary knowledge and skills, form strong positive intentions to perform the new behavior, and have a supporting environment for change.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Intention, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Motivation
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Tran, Trinh-Ba; van den Berg, Ed; Ellermeijer, Ton; Beishuizen, Jos – Physics Education, 2018
Research has shown that the objectives for laboratory teaching--just as with other teaching methods--are often not achieved and that many laboratory sessions are ineffective and yet expensive in terms of pupil and teacher time, and facilities. There are several reasons for this, but one reason is that instructions for many lab activities are too…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary School Science
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Dale, Liz; Oostdam, Ron; Verspoor, Marjolijn – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
In CLIL contexts, school subjects are taught in an additional language, allowing learners to acquire the target language through meaningful use. This places language teachers in an ambiguous position. What is their role in this context? On the one hand, language teachers are expected to collaborate with subject teacher colleagues; on the other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Bilingual Education
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Schildkamp, Kim; Poortman, Cindy; Luyten, Hans; Ebbeler, Johanna – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
Although data-based decision making can lead to improved student achievement, data are often not used effectively in schools. This paper therefore focuses on conditions for effective data use. We studied the extent to which school organizational characteristics, data characteristics, user characteristics, and collaboration influenced data use for…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Data, Barriers, Performance Factors
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Schenke, Wouter; van Driel, Jan H.; Geijsel, Femke P.; Volman, Monique L. L. – Professional Development in Education, 2017
A recurrent discussion in the field of education is how to build linkages between educational research and school practice. Cross-professional collaboration between researchers and school practitioners can contribute to the interplay between practice-based research and school development. The aim of our study is to obtain a better understanding of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Correlation, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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de Kort, Frauke – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
Citizenship education is one of the main aims of the mandated subject of social studies in secondary schools in the Netherlands. Moreover, the learning outcomes of social studies refer to constitutional rights. Internationally, citizenship education and human rights education are considered to be mutually reinforcing. One may, thus, expect that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Civil Rights, Case Studies
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Coenders, Fer – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
In 21st century education students should have ample opportunities to collaborate on authentic problems. Many teachers however find it difficult to make the transfer from teacher to student-centered education. Giving students autonomy can be disquieting to teachers, as they fear to lose control of student learning. Teachers in a teacher…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Student Journals, Teaching Methods
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van Ginkel, Gisbert; Oolbekkink, Helma; Meijer, Paulien C.; Verloop, Nico – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Being adaptive to the individual novice teacher is considered a condition for effective teacher mentoring. The aims of this study are therefore to explore (1) mentoring activities through which mentors intend to adapt to the individual novice teacher and (2) characteristics of adaptive mentors. Information was collected through on-site,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Individual Differences, Novices, Individualized Instruction
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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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Admiraal, Wilfried; Kruiter, Joke; Lockhorst, Ditte; Schenke, Wouter; Sligte, Henk; Smit, Ben; Tigelaar, Dineke; de Wit, Walter – Studies in Continuing Education, 2016
It is commonly understood that teachers in secondary school should develop throughout their career in order to stay as an essential factor in student learning. Schools can offer opportunities to link teachers' professional learning to their school practice with a positive impact on teachers' motivation to learn and the effectiveness of their…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Learning Motivation, Teacher Attitudes
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Frantz, Roger S.; McClarty, Katie Larsen – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
Educational policies and practices are influenced by cultural, political, and economic factors, and this is also true of specialized educational approaches such as gifted education. Factors such as a country's cultural tendency toward egalitarianism or meritocracy, whether the political system is centralized or decentralized, and the degree to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education, Cultural Influences, Economic Factors
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Maulana, Ridwan; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; van de Grift, Wim – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2015
The present study examines the development of a measure tapping students' perceptions of (pre-service) teachers' teaching behaviour to explore the practical value of such a measure in teacher education and teacher professional development programs. From a sample of 1,635 students of 91 pre-service teachers teaching in secondary education in The…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Test Construction, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Witte, T. C. H.; Jansen, E. P. W. A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study makes a contribution to the development of empirically based, domain-specific teaching standards that are acknowledged by the professional community of teachers and which, therefore, have a good chance of being successfully implemented and used for professional development purposes. It was prompted by the resistance on the part of many…
Descriptors: Literature, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Best Practices
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Broeder, Peter; Kistemaker, Mariska – Intercultural Education, 2015
Students' lack of school success often lies in the differences between the language used at home and the "school language" they are required to use at school. A framework was drawn up in which five domains are distinguished where specific problems might be located: language-internal aspects (mastery of vocabulary, grammar, etc.),…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Student Diversity, Language Acquisition
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Bornaetxea, Fito Rodríguez – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2015
It is impossible to achieve the normalization of Basque schools when they are subjected to five sets of regulations on the use of the Basque language in different parts of Euskal Herria. Instead of an education system that differentiates between various language models, what is needed is a school system that recognises the right of all Basque…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Finno Ugric Languages, Educational Needs, Educational Practices
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