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Jung, Jae Yup; Young, Marie – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
This mixed methods study investigated the occupational/career decision-making processes of intellectually gifted adolescents from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. In the first phase, interview data from 26 Australian adolescents, who were simultaneously intellectually gifted and of low socioeconomic status background, were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration, Academically Gifted, Adolescents
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Mulcahy, Dianne – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
This paper examines the critical contribution that affects as "bodily" capacities to act, engage and connect can make to children's learning in museums and schools. Drawing chiefly on empirical material collected over the course of visits by school children to Museums Victoria, Australia, and bringing a sociomaterial sensibility to bear,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Museums, Instruction
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Parker, Philip D.; Marsh, Herbert W.; Thoemmes, Felix; Biddle, Nicholas – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
The Negative Year in School Effect (NYiSE) claims that grade-relative-to-age influences academic self-concept. Being young for your grade is associated with lower self-concept, whereas being old for your grade is associated with higher self-concept. We extend this research in several ways. First, we aim to improve causal claims for the NYiSE by…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Age Differences, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Watkins, Kate; Hilland, Toni A.; Brown, Trent D. – Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 2019
Predisposing factors of perceived Physical Education (PE) Ability and perceived PE Worth within the Youth Physical Activity Promotion Model are positively associated with young people's daily physical activity. Given the importance of the HPE curriculum (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. (2017). In promoting physical activity and its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Competence, Self Efficacy
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Turner, Kristina; Pale, Maryanne – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
In recent years many policy and curriculum reforms aimed at improving Australian students' literacy and numeracy levels have been introduced into schools and in initial teacher education. Despite this, the Australian National Assessment Plan, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) data indicates that there has been little or no improvement in Australian…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Scores, National Competency Tests
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Ng, Wan; Fergusson, Jennifer – Research in Science Education, 2019
The issue of student disengagement in school science continues to pose a threat to lifting the participation rates of students undertaking STEM courses and careers in Australia and other countries globally. In Australia, several science initiatives to reverse the problem have been funded over the last two decades. Many of these initiatives involve…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Teachers
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Xu, Lihua – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The relationship between teaching and learning is a most central issue in education research, but it is yet to be fully understood. Variation Theory provides an explanatory account for teaching and learning and offers a specific view on what it means to learn: to discriminate and to discern critical aspects of the object of learning. This paper…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Correlation, Case Studies
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Lewis, Steven; Hogan, Anna – Critical Studies in Education, 2019
This article explores the uptake of so-called fast policy solutions to problems in different education policy contexts and highlights the potential impacts that can arise from such policymaking approaches. We draw upon recent literature and theorising around notions of fast policy and evidence-informed policymaking, which suggests that, in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Government Publications
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Garn, Alex C.; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Lonsdale, Chris – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Student motivation research seeks to uncover greater understanding of when, how, and why students succeed or fail in school settings. Self-determination theory has been at the forefront of helping educational stakeholders answer questions on student motivation. This study investigates the motivation mediation model proposed by self-determination…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Need Gratification, Student Motivation, Self Determination
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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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Nuske, Heather Joy; McGhee Hassrick, Elizabeth; Bronstein, Briana; Hauptman, Lindsay; Aponte, Courtney; Levato, Lynne; Stahmer, Aubyn; Mandell, David S.; Mundy, Peter; Kasari, Connie; Smith, Tristram – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Transitioning to a new school is often challenging for students with autism spectrum disorder. Few studies have examined the transition needs of students with autism spectrum disorder or the benefits of specific supports. This review synthesizes research findings on the "difficulties" that school transitions pose for students with autism…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Adjustment, Transitional Programs
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Foley, Bridget C.; Mihrshahi, Seema; Shrewsbury, Vanessa A.; Shah, Smita – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: This study aimed to identify barriers, facilitators and potential intervention strategies for adolescents to use within the home to promote healthy eating and active living. Design: Cross-sectional design using semi-structured discussion groups. Setting: Peer leaders (aged 15-16 years) from five secondary schools in Sydney, Australia,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Life Style
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Deieso, Donato; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Past research has revealed that, relative to primary-school students, high-school students have less-positive attitudes to mathematics and perceive their classroom environments and teacher--student relationships less favourably. This study involved the transition experience of 541 students in 47 classes in 15 primary (year 7) and secondary (year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics
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Smith, William – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This qualitative study used a deep ecology lens and the New Environmental Paradigm to investigate anthropocentrism and ecocentrism in 30 secondary school environment club students from three schools in Victoria, Australia. The work repositions the deep ecology philosophy as a posthumanist/relational ideology, providing novel perspectives based on…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Consumer Education, Foreign Countries
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Halliday, Amber J.; Kern, Margaret L.; Garrett, David K.; Turnbull, Deborah A. – Educational Action Research, 2019
Positive education blends academic learning and student well-being. Although research and application in positive education is growing, most has involved psychologists and educators applying strategies in schools, with little research that involves student voices in the development and implementation of a school's positive education strategy.…
Descriptors: Well Being, Adolescents, Case Studies, Participatory Research
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