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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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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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Babayigit, Özgür – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this research is to examine the speed of reading the uppercase and lowercase texts of primary school students. This research is the survey of quantitative research methods. The survey population of the research is the primary school students who are educated in the primary schools in the Sorgun district of Yozgat province. Cluster…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Rate, Elementary School Students, Alphabets
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Jerrim, John; Moss, Gemma – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
It is well known that children who read more tend to achieve higher scores in academic reading tests. Much less is known, however, about the link between reading different types of text and young people's reading performance. We investigate this issue using the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009 database, exploring the…
Descriptors: Fiction, Reading Skills, Correlation, Reading Tests
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Marshall, Jeffery H.; Fukao, Tsuyoshi – Comparative Education Review, 2019
This study analyzes private tutoring (or extra class) participation and provision in Cambodia using nationally representative data from 138 lower secondary schools. Higher socioeconomic status (SES) students are more likely to have access to feebased extra classes offered by teachers from their same school and are more likely to enroll when…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Tutoring, Private Education, Foreign Countries
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Meissner, Henrique; Timmers, Renee – Music Education Research, 2019
Twenty-nine pupils (aged 8-15) took part in an improvisation test and an experimental vs. control group teaching session. The aim of the improvisation test was to explore whether participants had knowledge about the use of expressive cues to convey basic emotions in improvisations. Assessments of the improvisations by four adjudicators indicated…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Musicians
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Smith, Lorna – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
It is now five years since the introduction of the current National Curriculum for English in England; it is just over 50 years since the Dartmouth Conference drew together American and English educationalists. This paper reports on a hermeneutic study that presents voices from the field of English teaching in England. It asks questions of today's…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Creative Teaching, National Curriculum, Hermeneutics
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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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Marsh, Herbert W.; Pekrun, Reinhard; Parker, Philip D.; Murayama, Kou; Guo, Jiesi; Dicke, Theresa; Arens, A. Katrin – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
This study extends the classic constructive dialogue/debate between self-concept and self-efficacy researchers (Marsh, Roche, Pajares, & Miller, 1997) regarding the distinctions between these 2 constructs. The study is a substantive-methodological synergy, bringing together new substantive, theoretical, and statistical models and developing…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Perry, Thomas – Research Papers in Education, 2019
A compositional effect is when pupil attainment is associated with the characteristics of their peers, over and above their own individual characteristics. Pupils at academically selective schools, for example, tend to out-perform similar-ability pupils who are educated with mixed-ability peers. Previous methodological studies however have shown…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Correlation, Individual Characteristics, Peer Influence
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Blossing, Ulf; Liljenberg, Mette – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the understanding of Swedish school leaders' relational and management work orientation, in terms of both techno and socio structure dimensions. The background is the neoliberal policy regime, underpinned by OECD and PISA, and an increased focus on school leaders' management work.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Meetings
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Lynch, Raymond; Hurley, Adrian; Cumiskey, Olivia; Nolan, Brian; McGlynn, Bridgeen – Irish Educational Studies, 2019
This article considers the relationship between differential homework task difficulty, student engagement and performance across four Irish post-primary school sites. A total of 236 participants completed all elements of this study. All participants were junior cycle students, aged between 12 and 16 years. The study employed a standardised…
Descriptors: Correlation, Learner Engagement, Homework, Difficulty Level
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Kogar, Esin Yilmaz – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This study attempted to identify the information and communication technology items that affected students' mathematics and science literacy scores by making use of the 2015 PISA data, The presence of numerous items related to ICT in the PISA and the administration of these items to large groups of people provides researchers with a large data…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Alpkaya, Ufuk – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between the level of physical activity, social physique anxiety, and academic achievement. This study evaluated 524 students in total from four schools in Istanbul province, 272 of whom were female and 252 were male students. In order to determine the level of physical activity of students,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Concept, Human Body, Secondary School Students
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Dardas, Latefa Ali; Silva, Susan G.; van de Water, Brittney; Vance, Ashlee; Smoski, Moria J.; Noonan, Devon; Simmons, Leigh Ann – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Little is known about help-seeking for depression among Jordanian adolescents who are a vulnerable population with high rates of depressive symptoms and few mental health services. The purpose of this study was to (1) explore Jordanian adolescents' helpseeking intentions for depression and (2) examine whether depression stigma, depression…
Descriptors: Correlation, Help Seeking, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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