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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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Greenwood, Janinka – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
This paper explores the interplay of control and trust in a cross-national and cross-cultural professional development course. It examines the differing expectations of the overseas high-ranked education officials who were the students and of the course teachers, particularly in terms of: approaches to control of content and of interpersonal…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Trust (Psychology), Accountability
Bonne, Linda; Lawes, Elliot – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
In this New Zealand study, the maths self-efficacy and achievement of Year 4-10 students is being tracked over 3 years. A particular strength of this study is that maths self-efficacy is being measured in relation to items that have been psychometrically located on a difficulty scale, enabling students' self-efficacy responses to be interpreted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Achievement
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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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Ashton, Karen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
What approaches are used in the multi-level language class and what influences a teacher's choice of approach? Multi-level language classes, the combining of two or more senior year levels into a single class, is a relatively recent phenomenon and one that is becoming increasingly common in New Zealand secondary schools as a consequence of a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Hanushek, Eric A.; Piopiunik, Marc; Wiederhold, Simon – Education Next, 2019
Student achievement varies widely across developed countries, but the source of these differences is not well understood. One obvious candidate, and a major focus of research and policy discussions both in the United States and abroad, is teacher quality. Research and common sense tell that good teachers can have a tremendous impact on their…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence
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Ormond, Barbara Mary – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
This paper examines how a standards-based form of assessment in operation in New Zealand has impacted upon the knowledge taught to secondary history students. The segmentation of history into assessable components along with assessment mechanisms which encourage the reduction in the number of standards being attempted has impacted upon both the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Mann, Lee C.; Walshaw, Margaret – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Mathematics anxiety is a global phenomenon that has generated research interest over the past four decades. Many researchers have suggested that girls display higher levels of mathematics anxiety than boys. This article explores that conjecture in the New Zealand context. It reports on the prevalence of mathematics anxiety in adolescents and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Females
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Campbell, Madeline – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
A key educational objective for the twenty-first century is developing students' epistemic agency. Epistemic agency is the active process of choosing when, what, where one learns and how one knows, as well as the capacity to create knowledge in a community. The knowledge-building communities model developed by Scardamalia and Bereiter was used in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Epistemology, Grade 12, Art History
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Thorpe, Vicki – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to contribute to existing literature about how activity theory might be used in music education research. It draws from the author's doctoral action research into the assessment of group composing for New Zealand's secondary school qualification, the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). It outlines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Composition, Self Concept, Music Education
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Coll, Sandhya Devi; Coll, Richard Kevin – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Recent research and curriculum reforms have indicated the need for diversifying teaching approaches by drawing upon student interest and engagement in ways which makes learning science meaningful. Purpose: This study examines the integration of informal/free choice learning which occurred during learning experiences outside school…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Informal Education
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Mandic, Sandra; Sandretto, Susan; Hopkins, Debbie; Wilson, Gordon; Moore, Antoni; García Bengoechea, Enrique – Journal of School Choice, 2018
New Zealand legislation removing school zones radically reshaped school choice, resulting in increased school stratification from parental choice frequently driven by social factors such as ethnic makeup of the school community. This article considers school choice through the eyes of 1,465 adolescents from 12 secondary schools in Dunedin (New…
Descriptors: School Choice, Decision Making, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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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Yates, Anne; Johnston, Michael – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
The Teachers Conceptions of Assessment Inventory was used to investigate New Zealand teachers' beliefs about assessment. The participating sample comprised teachers who work almost exclusively at the senior level of high school and are responsible for school-based assessment programmes that contribute at least 50% of students' final grades towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools
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