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Harris, Richard; Graham, Suzanne – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This research explored the extent to which secondary school history teachers in England willingly engaged with a series of concurrent curriculum reforms, and the factors that shaped their level of agency in the process. The curriculum has been the target of sustained reform by many governments, and accountability measures are frequently used to…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Curriculum Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Dumont, Hanna; Klinge, Denise; Maaz, Kai – Sociology of Education, 2019
We analyze the subtle mechanisms at work in the interaction between families and schools that underlie social inequalities at the transition point from elementary school into secondary-school tracks in Berlin, Germany. We do so by combining quantitative data from a large-scale survey and assessment study (N = 3,935 students and their parents) with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Track System (Education), Correlation, Family School Relationship
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Gil-Hernández, Carlos J. – Sociology of Education, 2019
This article bridges the literature on educational inequality between and within families to test whether high--socioeconomic status (SES) families compensate for low cognitive ability in the transition to secondary education in Germany. The German educational system of early-ability tracking (at age 10) represents a stringent setting for the…
Descriptors: Twins, Cognitive Ability, Socioeconomic Status, Secondary Education
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Ayvaz-Tuncel, Zeynep; Tuncel, Ibrahim – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2019
A pedagogical formation certificate is required to become a teacher in secondary schools in Turkey. This certificate program, which is required to obtain in addition to a bachelor's degree from any faculty other than the education faculties, aims at providing the knowledge, capabilities and attitudes required by the profession of teaching. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
Gözpinar, Halis – Online Submission, 2019
As schools across Turkey are starting to diversify, the need within the Turkish education system to educate the overwhelmingly large influx refugees from neighboring countries becomes an ever more prominent and pressing issue. This study is qualitative in nature, and provides information by using multiple sources of data. It aims to examine how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Kert, Serhat Bahadir; Kalelioglu, Filiz; Gulbahar, Yasemin – Informatics in Education, 2019
In this study, effectiveness of a computer science course at the secondary school level is investigated through a holistic approach addressing the dimensions of instructional content design, development, implementation and evaluation framed according to ADDIE instructional design model where evaluation part constituted the research process for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Computer Science Education, Secondary Education
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Cornish, Scott; Yeung, Alexandra; Kable, Scott H.; Orgill, MaryKay; Sharma, Manjula D. – Teaching Science, 2019
This article describes how the Advancing Science and Engineering through Laboratory Learning (ASELL) Schools program was developed. ASELL School's directive is to facilitate the embedding of inquiry-based learning in secondary school classrooms through workshop-based teacher professional development (PD). The approach of ASELL Schools is to…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Workshops, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Tourón, Javier; Navarro-Asencio, Enrique; Lizasoain, Luis; López-González, Emelina; García-San Pedro, María José – Research Papers in Education, 2019
The present work seeks to deepen the impact of factors linked to the characteristics of teaching practices and students' attitudes towards the use of technology on their performance in mathematics in the process of teaching-learning in the Spanish context. In this sense, this study is a secondary analysis of the PISA 2012 data. Therefore, it is an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Mio, Vanessa Andrea – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Postsecondary violin instructors often implement remedial pedagogy with first-year performance/music education students to holistically nurture individual artistic goals and overall well-being. Using a qualitative multiple case study research design, 10 postsecondary violin instructors from across North America were interviewed to investigate…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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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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Köksal, Ela Ayse – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
Science is comprised of theory and practical work and to study either part is not enough to understand the whole. Practical work such as observation and fieldtrips should be used to develop students' inquiry skills as well as to support the theory. Teachers with high self-efficacy on fieldtrips will be more likely to use this technique.…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
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McQueen, Hilary; Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea – Music Education Research, 2018
This paper is based on the data collected from a longitudinal study of seven maintained, secondary schools in England that have adopted Musical Futures as an approach to teaching music. The research had a particular focus on key stage 3 (11-14). For the purposes of this paper, data gained from 18 music staff and 325 student interview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Education, Music Education
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Lightman, Naomi – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
This article situates secondary schooling within the evolving transnational social field. Drawing on 43 interviews with teachers and former students with transnational connections in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Canada, I examine how transnational practices and dispositions fit within existing curricular and pedagogical frameworks in secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Lanford, Michael; Maruco, Tattiya – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
Career academies are increasingly prominent in American secondary education. However, our understanding of these academies is limited by a paucity of research about the factors that make them viable and effective. This case study highlights, from the perspective of 52 academy coordinators and teachers and 41 students, distinctive features that…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Job Training, Social Capital, Coordinators
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Somé-Guiébré, Esther – International Education Studies, 2018
The widespread use of English in the social, political, economic, and international business spheres compels non-English speaking countries to revise their English language curricula to meet the needs of the global economy. In Burkina Faso, educational policy makers have revised the English as a foreign language (EFL) syllabi from middle to high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education
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