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Andrietti, Vincenzo; Su, Xuejuan – Education Economics, 2019
We propose a theory of education curricula as horizontally differentiated by their paces. The pace of a curriculum and the preparedness of a student jointly determine the match quality of the curriculum for this student, so different students derive different benefits from learning under the same curriculum. Furthermore, a change in the curricular…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Quality
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Jin, Hui; Shin, Hyo Jeong; Hokayem, Hayat; Qureshi, Farah; Jenkins, Thomas – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study describes how we developed a learning progression (LP) for systems thinking in ecosystems and collected preliminary validity evidence for the LP. In particular, the LP focuses on how middle and high school students use discipline-specific systems thinking concepts (e.g. feedback loops and energy pyramid) to analyze and explain the…
Descriptors: Ecology, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Item Response Theory
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Fisher, Larry B.; Spooner, Fred; Algozzine, Bob; Anderson, Kelly M.; Brosh, Chelsi R.; Robertson, Colleen E. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Conducting and supporting scientifically valid research activities and implementing evidence-based practices have driven recent hopes and efforts to achieve better outcomes for all students. In the context of ongoing internal review and continuous improvement, we were interested in how this evolution was reflected in empirical studies published in…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Evidence Based Practice, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Buckley, Jeffrey; Seery, Niall; Power, Jason; Phelan, Joseph – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Substantial research highlights the differences between scientific and technological knowledge. Considering that learning is heavily focused on the acquisition of knowledge, it is important to examine the individual and systematic implications of these types of knowledge. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact on…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Knowledge Level, Scientific and Technical Information, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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Uztemur, Servet; Dinc, Erkan; Acun, Ismail – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
The aim of this study is to determine the usefulness of the teaching activities prepared for effective utilization of museums and historical places in the context of grade seven social studies teaching to increase the efficiency of teaching-learning processes. Designed as an action research, the current study includes 34 learning activities to be…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Historic Sites, Teaching Methods, Content Analysis
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Jayman, Michelle; Ohl, Maddie; Hughes, Bronach; Fox, Pauline – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Policymakers are focusing increased attention on the role of schools to promote and support children's mental health, and evidence-based models of good practice are in demand. Pyramid Club is a school-based, socio-emotional intervention, demonstrably effective with primary-aged pupils. Aims: This study extends previous Pyramid Club…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emotional Development, Social Development, Mental Health
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Kipman, Ulrike; Kühberger, Anton; Pletzer, Belinda – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: There is little research on how to best introduce children to stochastics. In general, demonstration and concrete experience seem to be necessary to establish good understanding of stochastics in children. Pupils seem to be able to develop an intuition on stochastic thinking when they actively solve probabilistic problems and carry out…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students
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Satsangi, Rajiv; Hammer, Rachel; Hogan, Christina D. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2019
As classrooms begin to adopt a greater number of digital technologies such as computers and tablets, it is important for educators to understand how effective such tools can be in aiding in the delivery of instruction to students who struggle in mathematics, such as those identified with a learning disability in mathematics. One digital-based…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities
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Munkhaugen, Ellen Kathrine; Torske, Tonje; Gjevik, Elen; Naerland, Terje; Pripp, Are Hugo; Diseth, Trond H. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study compared social, executive, emotional, and behavioral characteristics of students with autism spectrum disorder who did and did not display school refusal behavior. The participants were 62 students with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability aged 9-16 years attending inclusive schools. Parents first completed…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis
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Stylianides, Andreas J. – Review of Education, 2019
Prior research showed that many secondary students fail to construct arguments that meet the standard of proof in mathematics. However, this research tended to use survey methods and only consider students presenting their perceived proofs in written form. The limited use of observation methods and the lack of consideration of students presenting…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Students, Mathematical Logic, Validity
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Chester, Kayleigh L.; Magnusson, Josefine; Klemera, Ellen; Spencer, Neil H.; Brooks, Fiona – Youth & Society, 2019
Over the last decade, cyberbullying has emerged as a public health concern among young people. Cyberbullying refers to intentional harmful behaviors and communication carried out repeatedly using electronic media. Considerable research has demonstrated the detrimental and long-lasting effects of cyberbullying involvement. This article draws on a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Victims
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Malizia, Guglielmo; Pieroni, Vittorio – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
The fourth national survey on the teaching of the Catholic religion in Italy (2015-16) was not limited to state schools, but as in the previous (2004-05) also involved Catholic equivalent schools. This study will focus on the results of the latter, even if the data will be examined in relation to the state subsystem. In summary, it can be said…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Foreign Countries, National Surveys
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Bear, George G.; Harris, Angela; Saraiva de Macedo Lisboa, Carolina; Holst, Bruna – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Differences in self-reported perceptions of cognitive-behavioral and emotional engagement between students who were continuously promoted, retained once, or retained multiple times were examined in this study of 199 students, grades 5-9, in Brazil. Retained students reported significantly less cognitive-behavioral engagement than their promoted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Educational Environment, Elementary School Students
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Bloemert, Jasmijn; Paran, Amos; Jansen, Ellen; van de Grift, Wim – Language Learning Journal, 2019
Understanding students' perspectives on the foreign language (FL) curriculum could be considered as a vital step in curriculum design and lesson planning. This study drew on data provided by a single open question survey to investigate the perspective of Dutch secondary school students (N = 635) from 15 different schools with regard to the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Benefits, Secondary School Students, Curriculum Design
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