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Antony-Newman, Max – Educational Review, 2019
As a key predictor of students' academic achievement parental involvement has been in the centre of attention of both educational researchers and policymakers for quite some time. Immigrant parents represent a growing, but under-researched group with its distinctive experiences and expectations. This study provides a systematic synthesis of 40…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Barriers
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Ivanovic, Lidija; Ho, Yuh-Shan – Educational Review, 2019
This paper presents a bibliometric analysis of highly cited articles published in the Web of Science category "Education and Educational Research" in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). A total of 2091 journal articles published in this category and cited more than 100 times up to the end of the year 2016 were retrieved as highly…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Bibliometrics, Citations (References), Citation Analysis
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Sneyers, Eline; De Witte, Kristof – Educational Review, 2018
This article provides a meta-analysis on the effect of academic probation, student-faculty mentoring and need-based grants on various student outcomes. Using 25 (quasi-) experimental studies, we find that academic probation has a significant negative effect on retention (d = -0.17), while it does not have an effect on graduation. Student-faculty…
Descriptors: Intervention, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Cabus, Sofie J.; Ariës, Roel J. – Educational Review, 2017
Theory and evidence indicate that, if family size grows, the younger children will get less parental involvement than the older children. These differences in parental involvement through birth order may impact academic achievement if, and only if, parental involvement is an important determinant of children's educational attainment. The oldest…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Birth Order
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Driessen, Geert; Agirdag, Orhan; Merry, Michael S. – Educational Review, 2016
Notwithstanding dramatically low levels of professed religiosity in Western Europe, the religious school sector continues to thrive. One explanation for this paradox is that nowadays parents choose religious schools primarily for their higher academic reputation. Empirical evidence for this presumed denominational advantage is mixed. We examine…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Religion, Religious Factors, Academic Achievement
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Peetsma, Thea; Van der Veen, Ineke – Educational Review, 2015
After the transition to secondary school around age 12, a well-known decline in young adolescents' motivation for learning causes particular concerns in the lowest level of secondary education, where the percentage of early school leavers is highest. This article focuses on a study of the effects of an intervention, designed to enhance motivation…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Early Adolescents, Motivation, Intervention
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McMahon, Margery; Forde, Christine; Dickson, Beth – Educational Review, 2015
The current policy gaze on teacher quality is resulting in significant shifts in how teacher education is conceptualized, designed and delivered. Traditional approaches to teacher preparation and continuing professional development (CPD) are being challenged, and often displaced, by new models that expedite the process and experience of becoming a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Educational Change, Curriculum Design, Educational Practices
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Driessen, Geert; Merry, Michael S. – Educational Review, 2014
The central question in this study is whether the language and math delays of the different socio-economic and ethnic minority groups targeted by Dutch educational disadvantage policy have diminished or not. Data are from the years 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2008. Information from a total of 90,000 pupils in Grades 2 and 8 was selected to represent the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Trends, Elementary Schools, Socioeconomic Status
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de Groot, Isolde; Goodson, Ivor; Veugelers, Wiel – Educational Review, 2014
Previous educational studies have investigated the impact of skills and contextual influences on adolescents' citizenship participation and efficacy. Yet, we know little about how adolescents give meaning to their citizenship efficacy. This study explores the narratives of 27 adolescents in the Netherlands on their citizenship efficacy. A thematic…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Adolescent Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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De Witte, Kristof; Cabus, Sofie J. – Educational Review, 2013
In line with the Lisbon Agenda, set by the European Council in the year 2000, European governments formulated ambitious plans to halve the level of early school-leavers by 2012. This paper outlines the dropout prevention measures in the Netherlands and analyzes their influence at both the individual and school level. While most policy measures…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Foreign Countries, Coaching (Performance), Dropout Prevention
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Ruijs, Nienke; Peetsma, Thea; van der Veen, Ineke – Educational Review, 2010
Current research gives some indications about how inclusive education affects students with special educational needs (SEN), but there are too many different results to draw unequivocal conclusions. It is therefore important to focus on specific factors that could influence outcomes of inclusive education. In this study, we investigated whether…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Inclusive Schools, Special Needs Students, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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van Drenth, Annemieke – Educational Review, 2002
Examines educational activities organized by local committees and women's organizations in 19th-century Netherlands to protect working girls from prostitution. Places these activities in the context of the social construction of gender identity. (Contains 27 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Labor, Child Welfare, Females
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De Wolff, Anneke; Miedema, Siebren; De Ruyter, Doret – Educational Review, 2002
Analysis of key Dutch, Anglo-American, and Germany literature on Christian schools identified different conceptions of their identity: one-dimensional (purely religious); multidimensional (education influenced by but not dependent on Christian worldview); abstract universal versus concrete/contextual; and static versus dynamic. Conceptions did not…
Descriptors: Christianity, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Parochial Schools
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Peetsma, Thea; Vergeer, Margaretha; Karsten, Sjoerd; Roeleveld, Jaap – Educational Review, 2001
Comparison of matched pairs of elementary students in mainstream and special education showed that, after 2 years (n=504), students with disabilities achieved more in math in regular education; motivation was higher in special education. After 4 years (n=216), those in regular education had progressed more academically than those in special…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Cognitive Development, Elementary Education