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Ulusoy, Fadime; Argun, Ziya – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2019
This paper aimed to investigate secondary school students' representations for solving geometric word problems in different clinical interviewing processes. More specifically, the focus was to understand the changes/developments in students' representations through think-aloud interviews (TAIs) and open-ended prompting interviews (OEPIs). Three…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Geometry, Geometric Concepts
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Burfitt, Joan – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
During the development of a test of multiple-choice items, cognitive interviews were conducted with students from lower secondary school. The purpose of these interviews was to confirm that the prospective respondents' interpretation of mathematics test items was consistent with the interpretation intended by the item writer. The conversations…
Descriptors: Interviews, Multiple Choice Tests, Mathematics Tests, Secondary School Students
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Xu, Huixuan; Yang, Min – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
This article draws on Marcia's model that defines four statuses of adolescents' identity formation to examine adolescent moral and civic identity formation. Interviews were conducted with 23 students at three Hong Kong senior secondary schools to address the following research question: How does community service help adolescents develop their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Services, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Campbell, Madeline – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
A key educational objective for the twenty-first century is developing students' epistemic agency. Epistemic agency is the active process of choosing when, what, where one learns and how one knows, as well as the capacity to create knowledge in a community. The knowledge-building communities model developed by Scardamalia and Bereiter was used in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Epistemology, Grade 12, Art History
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Lac, Van T.; Mansfield, Katherine Cumings – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to illustrate the value of educational leaders intentionally including students in shaping the policies and practices that affect young people's schooling experiences. First, we share the literature on student voice and introduce Principal Orientations for Critical Youth Educational Leadership as a conceptual model,…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Participative Decision Making, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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O'Brien, Niamh; Munn-Giddings, Carol; Moules, Tina – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
This article reports on the complex web experienced by young people when making decisions to report bullying in school. The study was conducted in the secondary school of an independent day and boarding school in the east of England. A Participatory Action Research approach was used with student voice and perspective at its core. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Disclosure, Questionnaires
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Kjällander, Susanne – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Assessment in the much-discussed digital divide in Scandinavian technologically advanced schools, is the study object of this article. Interaction is studied to understand assessment; and to see how assessment can be didactically designed to recognise students' learning. With a multimodal, design theoretical perspective on learning teachers' and…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Design
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Johnston, Olivia; Wildy, Helen – Educational Studies, 2018
Streaming in secondary schools is not beneficial for improving student outcomes of education with vast amounts of educational research indicating that it does not improve academic results and increases inequity. Yet teachers often prefer working in streamed classes, and research shows that teachers mediate the effects of streaming on students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Foyn, Trine; Solomon, Yvette; Braathe, Hans Jørgen – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2018
In this paper, we explore the issue of gender and mathematics participation, focusing on the ways in which "clever girls" self-author within the discourse order of a high ability group, which has particular significance in the Norwegian context in which this study took place. Contrasting the cases of three girls, only one of whom (Anna)…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Mathematics Education, Student Participation
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Chu, Hye-Eun; Chandrasegaran, A. L.; Treagust, David F. – School Science Review, 2018
The purpose of this research was to investigate an efficient method to assess year 8 (age 13-14) students' conceptual understanding of heat and temperature concepts. Two different types of instruments were used in this study: Type 1, consisting of multiple-choice items with open-ended justifications; and Type 2, consisting of two-tier…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Item Analysis, Test Items, Science Tests
Meyer, Helen – Education Sciences, 2018
In this paper, I share the results of a study of teachers' ideas about student decision-making at entry into a professional development program to integrate engineering into their instruction. The framework for the Engineering Design Process (EDP) was based on a Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) model. The EDP embedded within the CBL model suggests…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Engineering Education
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Godec, Spela – Education Sciences, 2018
Women from working class and some ethnic minority backgrounds continue to be underrepresented in science, particularly in areas such as physical sciences and engineering. Many find it difficult to see science as something that is "for them", which then has implications for their learning and participation in science. In this paper, I…
Descriptors: Working Class, Females, Science Education, Self Concept
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Pang, Christopher; Lau, Jesslyn; Seah, Chong Poh; Cheong, Linda; Low, Audrey – Education Sciences, 2018
Using a grounded theory research design, this paper examined the collaborative learning experiences of secondary school students in Singapore. The core phenomenon that emerged was the need for social interactions in collaborative learning, both in classroom and online settings. Educators often take for granted that effective collaborative learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Students
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Wiggins, Tanya G. – Afterschool Matters, 2018
Friendship and peer groups are important to youth. However, adults in afterschool programs and other youth-serving community-based organizations often either ignore peer relationships or deem them detrimental to desired youth outcomes. What would it mean to consider young people's friendships in a different light? How can this important element of…
Descriptors: Friendship, Peer Groups, Peer Relationship, After School Programs
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Gwernan-Jones, Ruth; Macmillan, Philip; Norwich, Brahm – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
This paper describes the mixed methodology evaluation of the Own-Voice Intensive Phonics (OVIP) programme with 33 secondary students with persistent literacy difficulties. The evaluation involved a quasi-experimental evaluation in which 33 students in years 7-9 in four schools used OVIP over an 8 week period and were monitored at three times for…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Phonics, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
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