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Cardinot, Adriana; Fairfield, Jessamyn A. – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2019
In this research article, the authors developed a novel astronomy board game and examined how this approach could facilitate the learning and teaching of astronomy topics covered in the new Irish Science Syllabus. A total of 119 post-primary students took part in the pilot trial across Ireland. Data was collected via feedback questionnaires,…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Learner Engagement, Physics, Astronomy
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Toro, Lisset V.; Pinza, Eliana I.; Vargas, Alba B.; Zuniga, Alexandra; Paredes, Fabian M.; Espinosa, Franklin O. – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2019
The English language teaching learning process in small classes may turn challenging for some teachers but also rewarding because of the results obtained. In our country, the majority of high schools have a big number of students in the English courses and this may be one of the causes for language low achievement. For this reason, this study is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Small Classes
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Jaffe-Walter, Reva – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
Drawing on an ethnographic case study of Muslim youth in a Danish lower secondary school, this article explores teacher talk about Muslim immigrant students and how teachers engaged liberal ideals of respect, individualism, and equality in ways that racialized immigrant students. I consider moments of vacillation in teacher talk to explore…
Descriptors: Muslims, Nationalism, Case Studies, Secondary School Students
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Gray, Shirley; Treacy, Jennifer; Hall, Edward T. – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
Many children and young people enjoy physical education (PE), yet many do not, and subsequently become disengaged from PE. Previous research that has explored pupil disengagement from PE has focused on what teachers should do to re-engage their pupils, or has encouraged dis-engaged pupils to create a curriculum that they perceive to be socially…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Learner Engagement, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Foppoli, Alexander; Choudhary, Rahul; Blair, David; Kaur, Tejinder; Moschilla, John; Zadnik, Marjan – Physics Education, 2019
Einsteinian physics represents a distinct paradigm shift compared to Newtonian physics. There is worldwide interest in introducing Einsteinian physics concepts early in school curriculum and trials have demonstrated that this is feasible. However introducing Einsteinian concepts from an early age requires more than suitable curriculum and teaching…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Workshops
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Tarabini, Aina; Curran, Marta; Montes, Alejandro; Parcerisa, Lluís – Educational Studies, 2019
There is growing evidence that school engagement, or more specifically disengagement, is a key indicator for predicting Early School Leaving. The aim of this article is to explore the impact of secondary schools in student (dis)engagement and subsequent opportunities to succeed in school. Drawing on data from a qualitative study in five secondary…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries, School Holding Power
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Berger, Jean-Louis; Lê Van, Kim – Educational Studies, 2019
Research on teachers' professional identity integrates many constructs that are treated independently in most cases. This study described the associations between components of teacher professional identity and their association with teachers' general pedagogical beliefs. Secondary teachers (n = 236) completed a survey about several components of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Beliefs, Self Efficacy, Teacher Motivation
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Elliott, Gregory; McCormick, John; Bhindi, Narottam – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Religious education in Australian Catholic High Schools is the raison d'etre for the Catholic education system and religious education teachers are critical to this mission. This paper offers a framework for investigating the self-efficacy of religious education teachers.We first describe the nature and context of religious education in Australian…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Ramberg, Joacim; Låftman, Sara Brolin; Almquist, Ylva B; Modin, Bitte – Improving Schools, 2019
The effective schools literature has shown that school-contextual aspects matter for students' academic and social outcomes. A potential link here may be the quality of the relationships between teachers and students, but few studies have investigated whether features of school effectiveness are in fact associated with students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Caring, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Carr-Hill, Roy; Mbwika, James; Peart, Edwina – Intercultural Education, 2019
This article reports on a small case study of the impact of instructional materials on students, and the impact of high-stakes testing in Kenya on those who fail; who, because there is very limited employment, are potentially open to radicalisation. The setting is secondary schools in Kenya which, after the 1998 attacks by al-Quaeda and later…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, High Stakes Tests, Secondary School Teachers
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Oyugi, Millicent; Gogo, Julius O. – African Educational Research Journal, 2019
Studies conducted in USA, Dubai, South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, central region of Kenya and some part of Nyanza region have revealed that principals' leadership styles influence performance in schools. Leadership style was found to contribute 32.8% to the students' performance in Kinangop. However, there was no information about the influence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Leadership Styles, Principals
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Dunn, Alyssa Hadley; Sondel, Beth; Baggett, Hannah Carson – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Guided by perspectives on the sociopolitical contexts of schooling, control of teachers' curriculum and instruction, and teaching of elections, we use findings from a national questionnaire to explore the contexts that shaped teachers' pedagogical decision making following the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Our findings reveal that classroom,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Presidents, Elections, Decision Making
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Parrish, Abigail; Lanvers, Ursula – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This paper investigates the relationship between the decisions made by school leaders in England concerning their school policy for teaching modern foreign languages (MFL) post-14, and student motivation for MFL. Seventy head teachers, 119 heads of modern languages and 666 students aged 14-15 from schools in England took part in the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, School Policy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Daniels, Harry; Tse, Hau Ming; Stables, Andrew; Cox, Sarah – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This paper explores the influences of design on the perceptions and actions of students and teachers at four UK secondary schools. Typical post occupancy evaluations focus on environmental issues such as acoustics, lighting and temperature, using predominantly quantitative methods that often fail to explore how different environmental and social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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