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Boeve-de Pauw, Jelle; Van Petegem, Peter – Environmental Education Research, 2018
We present results from a large-scale study performed in Flanders, focusing on the effectiveness of the eco-schools project. We surveyed 2152 students and 1374 teachers in 101 primary and secondary schools that are actively engaged in the eco-schools program at different stages (including control schools), focusing on their environmental values,…
Descriptors: Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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Van Gasse, Roos; Vanhoof, Jan; Van Petegem, Peter – Educational Studies, 2018
The contribution of data use in schools has been proven via visible changes in policy and practice in schools (instrumental effects), changes in practitioners learning or cognition (conceptual effects) and changes in opinions or attitudes regarding teaching or policy-making (symbolic effects). Nevertheless, limited research is available on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Van Gasse, Roos; Vanlommel, Kristin; Vanhoof, Jan; Van Petegem, Peter – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
Research considers collaboration to be a significant factor in terms of how teachers use data to improve their practice. Nevertheless, the effects of teacher collaboration with regard to teachers' individual data use has remained largely underexplored. Moreover, little attention has been paid to the interplay between collaboration and the personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Penninckx, Maarten; Vanhoof, Jan; De Maeyer, Sven; Van Petegem, Peter – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2016
There are large differences between schools with regard to how they are affected by a school inspection. This study provides quantitative evidence about the extent to which perceived effects and side effects of an inspection are related to the inspection's judgement on the school, to features of the inspection, and to school features. This study…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Correlation, School Policy, Inspection
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Penninckx, Maarten; Vanhoof, Jan; De Maeyer, Sven; Van Petegem, Peter – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
Despite the increased importance of school inspection in recent years, the current knowledge base does not provide a clear view on the effects and side effects of being inspected. More evidence is needed in more diverse educational contexts. This article responds to this need with a quantitative study on the effects and side effects of school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Deneire, Alexia; Vanhoof, Jan; Faddar, Jerich; Gijbels, David; Van Petegem, Peter – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
This article examines if and how characteristics of appraisal systems used for secondary school teachers affect job satisfaction. Using multilevel analyses on data of 3 473 teachers in Flanders (Belgium), we found that appraisals with a developmental purpose and appraisals perceived as being a fair judgement, both have a positive impact on job…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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Van Petegem, Peter; Blieck, An; Van Ongevalle, Jan – Environmental Education Research, 2007
This article reports on a baseline survey, designed to collect information on students' and teachers' conceptions on environmental issues and their involvement in three Zimbabwean colleges of secondary teacher training. The survey was the first step of a research programme designed to evaluate the Secondary Teacher Training Environmental Education…
Descriptors: Political Issues, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education