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Schildkamp, Kim; Poortman, Cindy; Luyten, Hans; Ebbeler, Johanna – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
Although data-based decision making can lead to improved student achievement, data are often not used effectively in schools. This paper therefore focuses on conditions for effective data use. We studied the extent to which school organizational characteristics, data characteristics, user characteristics, and collaboration influenced data use for…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Data, Barriers, Performance Factors
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Schenke, Wouter; van Driel, Jan H.; Geijsel, Femke P.; Volman, Monique L. L. – Professional Development in Education, 2017
A recurrent discussion in the field of education is how to build linkages between educational research and school practice. Cross-professional collaboration between researchers and school practitioners can contribute to the interplay between practice-based research and school development. The aim of our study is to obtain a better understanding of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Correlation, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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Witterholt, Martha; Goedhart, Martin; Suhre, Cor – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Due to changes in Dutch mathematics education, teachers are expected to use new teaching methods such as enquiry-based teaching. In this study, we investigate how teachers design, implement and evaluate new methods for statistics teaching for 7th-graders during a professional development trajectory based on peer collaboration. We monitored…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Statistics
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Lietaert, Sofie; Roorda, Debora; Laevers, Ferre; Verschueren, Karine; De Fraine, Bieke – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: The gender gap in education in favour of girls is a widely known phenomenon. Boys generally have higher dropout rates, obtain lower grades, and show lower engagement. Insight into factors related to these academic outcomes could help to address the gender gap. Aims: This study investigated, for Dutch language classes, (1) how boys and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Learner Engagement, Indo European Languages, Student Behavior
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Rutten, Nico; van der Veen, Jan T.; van Joolingen, Wouter R. – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
In this study we investigated the pedagogical context of whole-class teaching with computer simulations. We examined relations between the attitudes and learning goals of teachers and their students regarding the use of simulations in whole-class teaching, and how teachers implement these simulations in their teaching practices. We observed…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Computer Simulation, Statistical Analysis, Teaching Methods
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van der Want, Anna C.; den Brok, Perry; Beijaard, Douwe; Brekelmans, Mieke; Claessens, Luce C. A.; Pennings, Helena J. M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This article investigates the link between teachers' appraisal of specific interpersonal situations in classrooms and their more general interpersonal identity standard, which together form their interpersonal role identity. Using semi-structured and video-stimulated interviews, data on teachers' appraisals and interpersonal identity standards…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Professional Identity, Semi Structured Interviews, Standards
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Martens, Marloes; van Assema, Patricia; Paulussen, Theo; Schaalma, Herman; Brug, Johannes – Health Education Research, 2006
The aim of this study was to examine the fidelity and completeness of the implementation of a school-based healthful diet promotion programme called "Krachtvoer" (we use the Dutch title of the programme throughout this article. A possible translation is Power Food, but this does not reflect the play on words in the Dutch title), aimed at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Vocational Schools, Student Attitudes