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Bergold, Sebastian; Wendt, Heike; Kasper, Daniel; Steinmayr, Ricarda – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
The present study investigated (a) how a latent profile analysis based on representative data of N = 74,868 4th graders from 17 European countries would cluster the students on the basis of their reading, mathematics, and science achievement test scores; (b) whether there would be gender differences at various competency levels, especially among…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Gender Differences, Disproportionate Representation, Profiles
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Trust, Torrey – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2017
Educators around the world participate in virtual communities, social media sites, and online networks in order to gain support and ideas for improving their practice. Many researchers have explored how and why teachers participate in these online spaces; however, there is limited research on how participation might impact teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Motivation, Empowerment, Innovation
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Smith Canter, Lora Lee; King, Laura H.; Williams, Jennifer B.; Metcalf, Debbie; Rhys Myrick Potts, Katheryne – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
How can education change to meet the demands of effectively educating an increasingly diverse student population with the skills, knowledge, and abilities they need to be productive and successful citizens in the 21st century? One possible solution is to create classrooms, teachers, and schools that embrace the progressive and inclusive practices…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disabilities, Inclusion, Educational Practices
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Grissom, Jason A.; Rodriguez, Luis A.; Kern, Emily C. – Elementary School Journal, 2017
Students of color are significantly underrepresented in gifted programs relative to their White peers. Drawing on political science research suggesting that public organizations more equitably distribute policy outputs when service providers share characteristics with their client populations, we investigate whether representation of students of…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Minority Group Teachers, Administrator Characteristics, Principals
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Charalambous, Charalambos Y.; Kyriakides, Ermis – Elementary School Journal, 2017
For years scholars have attended to either generic or content-specific teaching practices attempting to understand instructional quality and its effects on student learning. Drawing on the TIMSS 2007 and 2011 databases, this exploratory study empirically tests the hypothesis that attending to both types of practices can help better explain student…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality
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Heikonen, Lauri; Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Toom, Auli; Soini, Tiina – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Teachers' capacity to learn intentionally and responsively in the classroom is particularly vulnerable during the first years in the profession. This study investigated the interrelations between early career teachers' turnover intentions, perceived inadequacy in teacher-student interaction, and sense of professional agency in the classroom. The…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Intention, Teacher Student Relationship
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Nicholas, Maria; Wells, Muriel – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Research into the experiences of casual relief teachers (CRTs) (substitute or supply teachers) across Australia and internationally has reported feelings of marginalisation among participants. These findings are concerning when one considers that students might be in the care of CRTs for an equivalent of 1 year or more throughout their schooling.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Substitute Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Skills
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Bayraktar, Hatice Vatansever; Girgin, Sinan – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The aim of this study is to show the perception of trust in the manager of teachers working at public primary schools, secondary schools and high schools, and their perception of organizational justice, and reveal whether there is a correlation between the perception of trust in the manager and the perception of organizational justice. The study…
Descriptors: Teacher Administrator Relationship, Trust (Psychology), Public Schools, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Li-Ming; Cheng, Ying-Yao – Educational Psychology, 2017
This study aimed to develop a new scale to examine primary and secondary school students' perceptions of the severity of cyberbullying behaviours, and to explore further whether differences exist in the means of gender, grade and participant role. A total of 707 primary and secondary school students (M = 14.7) in Taiwan participated in this study.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Li, Wei; Konstantopoulos, Spyros – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
Policies about reducing class size have been implemented in the US and Europe in the past decades. Only a few studies have discussed the effects of class size at different levels of student achievement, and their findings have been mixed. We employ quantile regression analysis, coupled with instrumental variables, to examine the causal effects of…
Descriptors: Class Size, Achievement Gap, Educational Policy, Achievement Tests
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McCluskey, Neal – Journal of School Choice, 2017
Since at least the enactment of No Child Left Behind in 2002, standardized test scores have served as the primary measures of public school effectiveness. Yet, such scores fail to measure the ultimate goal of education: maximizing happiness. This exploratory analysis assesses nation level associations between test scores and happiness, controlling…
Descriptors: Well Being, Scores, Psychological Patterns, Standardized Tests
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Rogers, Todd; Duncan, Teresa; Wolford, Tonya; Ternovski, John; Subramanyam, Shruthi; Reitano, Adrienne – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2017
Reducing student absenteeism is a key part of the School District of Philadelphia's plan to boost graduation rates. One of the district's goals is to increase guardians' awareness of absenteeism, with the hope that greater awareness will lead to guardians' taking a more active role in improving their student's attendance and academic performance.…
Descriptors: Attendance, Behavior Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts
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Intxausti, Nahia; Etxeberria, Feli; Bartau, Isabel – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
This paper forms part of a research project that aims to characterise best practices in highly effective schools in the Autonomous Region of the Basque Country (ARBC). The aim is for the best practices identified to serve as points of reference when designing improvement plans to be implemented in all schools in the ARBC, with the advice and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Student Diversity, School Effectiveness
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Kabiri, Masoud; Ghazi-Tabatabaei, Mahmood; Bazargan, Abbas; Shokoohi-Yekta, Mohsen; Kharrazi, Kamal – Applied Measurement in Education, 2017
Numerous diagnostic studies have been conducted on large-scale assessments to illustrate the students' mastery profile in the areas of math and reading; however, for science a limited number of investigations are reported. This study investigated Iranian eighth graders' competency mastery of science and examined the utility of the General…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Foreign Countries
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Ok, Min Wook; Kim, Woori – Exceptionality, 2017
New technology devices such as iPads and iPods have become very popular and widely used in special education settings to teach students with disabilities. The 20 selected single-case design studies published by November 2015 were comprehensively reviewed to examine the effects of using iPads and iPods on academic performance and engagement of…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Special Education, Disabilities
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