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Abbas, Rasha Al-Sayed Sabry – Education, 2017
This research aimed at investigating the effectiveness of STEM approach in developing visual reasoning and learning independence for preparatory stage students. To achieve this aim, the researcher designed a program based on STEM approach in light of the principles of nanotechnology. Twenty one preparatory stage students participated in the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Visual Perception
OECD Publishing, 2017
Standardised tests help measure student's progress at school and can inform education policy about existing shortfalls. However, too much testing could lead to much pressure on students and teachers to learn and teach for a test, something that would take the joy out of the learning process. Many parents and educators are all too familiar with…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Kerr, Katie – Research Papers in Education, 2017
This multiple case study was used to explore students' perceptions of what constitutes verbal feedback and what impacts their receipt and use of feedback. Interpretivist research was undertaken in a rural mixed secondary school in Cornwall, UK involving four year nine students (aged 13-14 years) from two separate classes over eleven weeks.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Verbal Communication, Student Attitudes, Student Satisfaction
Volante, Louis, Ed. – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2017
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international achievement measure that assesses 15-year-old student performance in the areas of reading, mathematics, and science literacy in over 70 countries and economies triennially. By presenting an in-depth examination of PISA's role in education governance and policy discourses,…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky – Sutton Trust, 2017
Successive governments have promoted academy sponsorship as a way to improve the educational achievement of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the academies programme has developed, policymakers have increasingly seen academy chains, and especially multi-academy trusts (MATs) as the best way of working to improve the performance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Students, Charter Schools, Secondary Schools
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Domínguez, Laura; Arche, María J.; Myles, Florence – Second Language Research, 2017
This study investigates the acquisition of the Spanish Imperfect by 60 English learners of Spanish at three different proficiency levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced). Two oral production tasks and one interpretation task show that although the Imperfect is used from early on, the full array of interpretations associated with this form…
Descriptors: Spanish, Verbs, Language Research, Second Language Learning
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Francis, Leslie J.; McKenna, Ursula – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
For the first time in 2001 the Census for England and Wales included a question on religious identity. The campaign for the inclusion of this question was largely pioneered by the Muslim community who argued that religious identity was a more significant indicator of social and public significance than ethnicity. This paper tests the thesis that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Muslims
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Forgasz, Helen J.; Leder, Gilah C. – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2017
We report the general public's perceptions and those of 15-year-old school students, about aspects of mathematics learning. For the adult sample, survey data were gathered from pedestrians and Facebook users in Australia, Canada and the UK-countries in which English is the dominant language spoken. Participants responded to items about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Gender Differences, Equal Education
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Clarke, Paula J.; Paul, Shirley-Anne S.; Smith, Glynnis; Snowling, Margaret J.; Hulme, Charles – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
This study evaluated two 20-week reading interventions for pupils entering secondary school with reading difficulties. The interventions were delivered by trained teaching assistants (three 35-min sessions per week). 287 pupils (ages 11-13) from 27 schools were randomly allocated to three groups: reading intervention (targeting word recognition…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Reading Instruction, Secondary School Students, Intervention
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Tan, Cheng Yong; Hew, Khe Foon – Educational Studies, 2017
The present study examined how access to home and school IT resources impacted student mathematics achievement. Data comprised 144,395 secondary school students from 7,308 schools in 22 developed economies who participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012. Results of hierarchical linear modelling showed that after…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Choudry, Sophina; Williams, Julian; Black, Laura – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
The aim of this article is to explore the structure of social capital in peer networks and its relation to the unequal access of educational resources within mathematics classrooms. We hypothesise that learners can gain access to mathematics through friendship networks which provide more or less help from peers that might sustain (or curtail)…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Social Capital, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Techniques
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Bodsworth, Hannah; Goodyear, Victoria A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: The influence of technology on children's everyday lives is significant in today's society, with children described as digital natives and/or the iGeneration. There are also a range of digital technologies available for use in education and a number of pedagogical approaches reported to support technology integration and pupil learning…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Physical Education, Influence of Technology, Technology Integration
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Quicke, John – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2017
As schools gear up for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), what is the point and purpose of this new performance measure and the curriculum it encompasses? In this article the author takes a critical look at the EBacc, its assumptions about the aims of education, the curriculum model on which it is based and the implications for how schools are to…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Standardized Tests
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Hodgson, John – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2017
This article discusses the use of assessment by teachers to replace external marking. It shows how professional participation and moderation can provide reliability in summative assessment, even in public examinations for older students. It draws on historical experiences of assessment for A-level English literature.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, English Literature, Secondary School Students
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Whittle, Rachael Jayne; Benson, Amanda Clare; Telford, Amanda – Curriculum Journal, 2017
Senior secondary physical education courses for certification continue to attract increasing student enrolments amidst international concerns for the state and status of physical education in schools. Curricula analysis of senior secondary physical education has typically focussed on courses in local contexts. This review aims to contribute to the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Enrollment
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