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Guo, Karen; Kuramochi, Kiyomi – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study addresses children's Kyoiku (education) as it is explored by two kindergartens in Japan. It reports how the teachers, parents and children defined and experienced children's education and draws on the sociocultural concepts to understand their perspectives. Situated in the personal, educational, and sociocultural landscape of the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Educational Experience, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Dobson, Madeleine; Beltman, Susan – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
There are concerns regarding the use and impact of media in relation to adolescent girls and young women, but there is relatively little research focusing on the experiences and perspectives of young girls. This paper reports on a key finding from a research study in a small Australian school. Interviews with educators (n=5), parents (n=7) and…
Descriptors: Females, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Feminism
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Kimanen, Anuleena – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This article examines how two Finnish religious education (RE) teachers, one in Islamic and one in Lutheran RE, seek to construct openness when dealing with religious truth claims and religious commitment, the key areas in which indoctrination might take place. It also observes how these constructions work in the classroom and explains them in the…
Descriptors: Ethics, Islam, Religious Education, Minority Groups
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Juuti, Kalle; Christophersen, Knut-Andreas; Elstad, Eyvind; Solhaug, Trond; Turmo, Are – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
This study focuses on how Finnish pre-service teachers' instructional self-efficacy contributes to their belief in their ability to provide learning opportunities and positive classroom outcomes. Data were gathered from 153 pre-service teachers and analysed using structural equation modelling. We found that experiences with problem behaviour…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Ibrahim, Ali – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
This study investigated graduate students' perceptions of and satisfaction with the approaches used by their thesis or dissertation supervisors, and contrasted student perceptions with those of their supervisors. Students reported that their supervisors used collaborative supervision more often, and a statistically significant relationship was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Student Satisfaction