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Ivaniushina, Valeria; Makles, Anna M.; Schneider, Kerstin; Alexandrov, Daniil – Education Economics, 2019
This paper uses representative student data from St. Petersburg, Russia to analyze school segregation by parental socioeconomic status and student academic performance. The proposed systematic segregation indices account for ordinal variables and take expected segregation into account. We decompose segregation by school type, school, and classes…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status, Achievement Tests
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Ashton, Karen – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This paper explores the approaches and strategies used by secondary school learners of different languages in England completing Asset Languages reading tasks at levels A1 and A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Assessments across languages at the same level of proficiency were designed to a common specification and at…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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
Givord, Pauline – OECD Publishing, 2019
In almost all school systems, students are assigned to public schools based, at least partly, on their home address. Through this policy, students are typically assigned to the school closest to their home. The main objective may be to avoid long and costly commutes to and from school. However, over the past few decades, many countries have…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, School Choice, Admission Criteria, Foreign Countries
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Britton, Thérèse Halvarson; Jørgensen, Camilla Stabel – Intercultural Education, 2019
Field visits to churches, mosques, temples or other buildings used by religious groups, are often valued by students of religious education as an opportunity to engage with the 'reality' of the subject: religions as they exist in the world. The Council of Europe text "Signposts" specifies field visits as an important contributor to the…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Education, Buildings, Books
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Yildiz, Muhammed; Solakoglu, Özgür – Youth & Society, 2019
Using data from the 2008 Youth in Europe Survey, this study applies general strain theory of deviance to suicidal behaviors of Turkish adolescents. The effects of various socioenvironmental strains on suicidal ideation and suicidal attempt, including mediating effects of "negative affective states," are investigated. Results indicate…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Negative Attitudes, Emotional Response, Suicide
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Fauville, Géraldine; Strang, Craig; Cannady, Matthew A.; Chen, Ying-Fang – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The Ocean Literacy movement began in the U.S. in the early 2000s, and has recently become an international effort. The focus on marine environmental issues and marine education is increasing, and yet it has been difficult to show progress of the ocean literacy movement, in part, because no widely adopted measurement tool exists. The International…
Descriptors: Marine Education, Environmental Education, Comparative Analysis, Factor Structure
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Andreotti, Erica; Frans, Renaat – Physics Education, 2019
In this paper we describe the STEAM pedagogy developed under the European Union's Horizon 2020 project iMuSciCA (interactive music science collaborative activities). We present the pedagogical model this interdisciplinary pedagogy is based on and we give a concrete example of lesson scenario in which this pedagogy is applied. In particular we show…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Physics, Engineering
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Seidel, Sebastian; Budke, Alexandra – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
In this paper, we examine the conceptual understanding and experiences that students in German secondary schools have of boundaries. For our research we conducted qualitative interviews and surveys (interviews n=20; surveys n=21) with children (aged 14-17) born both in Germany and with refugee backgrounds. We asked for the children's conceptual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Refugees
De Philippis, Marta; Rossi, Federico – Centre for Economic Performance, 2019
This paper studies the contribution of parental influence in accounting for cross-country gaps in human capital achievements. We argue that the cross-country variation in unobserved parental characteristics is at least as important as the one in commonly used observable proxies of parental socio-economic background. We infer this through an…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Human Capital, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries