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Huijgen, Tim; Holthuis, Paul; van Boxtel, Carla; van de Grift, Wim – Educational Studies, 2019
The aim of this observational study is to explore how history teachers promote historical contextualisation in their lessons. Historical contextualisation is the ability to situate phenomena and individuals' actions in the context of time, historical location, long-term developments, or specific events to give meaning to these phenomena and…
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Schuitema, Jaap; Radstake, Hester; van de Pol, Janneke; Veugelers, Wiel – Educational Studies, 2018
Classroom discussion is frequently proposes as an essential part of democratic citizenship education. Literature, however, pays little attention to what kind of discussion is most effective and how teachers can facilitate a discussion. This study aims to contribute to the development of a framework for analysing the characteristics of classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Democracy, Citizenship Education
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Tan, Cheng Yong; Hew, Khe Foon – Educational Studies, 2017
The present study examined how access to home and school IT resources impacted student mathematics achievement. Data comprised 144,395 secondary school students from 7,308 schools in 22 developed economies who participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012. Results of hierarchical linear modelling showed that after…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Achievement
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van der Vleuten, Maaike; Jaspers, Eva; Maas, Ineke; van der Lippe, Tanja – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims to explain why boys and girls in secondary education choose different educational tracks. We argue that adolescents internalise gender expectations as to what is "appropriate" male and female behaviour in their gender ideology. Gender ideology can affect educational choices by influencing (1) how adolescents evaluate…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Track System (Education), Longitudinal Studies, Career Choice
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Hsiao, Ya Ping; Brouns, Francis; van Bruggen, Jan; Sloep, Peter B. – Educational Studies, 2015
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of training tutors in content knowledge of a particular domain versus training them in tutoring skills of pedagogical knowledge when tutoring on a complex tutee task. Forty-seven tutor--tutee pairs of fourth-year secondary school students were created and assigned to one of the two treatments.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutor Training, Peer Teaching, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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de Jong, Romi; van Tartwijk, Jan; Wubbels, Theo; Veldman, Ietje; Verloop, Nico – Educational Studies, 2013
Teacher discipline strategies are well documented when it comes to its effects on students and the working climate in the classroom. Although it is commonly acknowledged that for student teachers classroom management is a major concern, student teachers' use of discipline strategies is largely unknown. In this paper, we examine student teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Discipline, Educational Environment
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Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Slof, Bert; Vermue, Carlien E.; Canrinus, Esther T. – Educational Studies, 2012
Induction arrangements are implemented in schools all over the world to support beginning teachers (BTs) (novices) in gradually growing into their profession. The aim of this study is to gain more insight into two key psychological processes involved in the work of a qualified beginning teacher, namely perceived stress and self-efficacy. This…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Logical Thinking, Beginning Teachers, Stress Variables
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Torenbeek, Marjolein; Jansen, Ellen; Hofman, Adriaan – Educational Studies, 2011
Central in this study is the degree to which the pedagogical-didactical approach in undergraduate programmes aligns with the pedagogical-didactical approach in secondary schools, and how this is related to first-year achievement. Approaches to teaching at secondary schools and in first-year university programmes were examined by interviewing…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Interviews, Multiple Regression Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Canrinus, Esther T.; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Beijaard, Douwe; Buitink, Jaap; Hofman, Adriaan – Educational Studies, 2011
This study shows that professional identity should not be viewed as a composed variable with a uniform structure. Based on the literature and previous research, we view teachers' job satisfaction, self-efficacy, occupational commitment and change in the level of motivation as indicators of teachers' professional identity. Using two-step cluster…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Teacher Role
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Tuytens, Melissa; Devos, Geert – Educational Studies, 2010
The understanding of teachers' perception of new educational policy is crucial since this perception shapes the policy's implementation. However, quantitative research in this area is scarce. This article draws on empirical data to investigate whether the school leader might influence his teachers' perception of the new teacher evaluation policy.…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Educational Policy, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Jansen, Ellen P. W. A.; Suhre, Cor J. M. – Educational Studies, 2010
Although many studies have revealed the importance of study skills for students' first-year performance and college retention, the extent of the impact of study skills preparation on students' academic achievement is less clear. This paper explores the impact of pre-university study skills preparation on students' first-year study experiences,…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Law Schools, Time Management, Academic Achievement
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Konings, Karen D.; van Zundert, Marjo J.; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; van Merrienboer, Jeroen J. G. – Educational Studies, 2007
Research has shown the importance of students' perceptions of a learning environment and the existence of discrepancies between students' and teachers' perceptions. Participatory design could be a helpful strategy to reduce such discrepancies and eventually improve the design of learning environments, as it has proven to be effective to optimize…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes
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De Bruyn, Eddy H – Educational Studies, 2005
The present study was designed to investigate the relationships between role strains following the transition to secondary school and academic achievement. Academic engagement was hypothesized to mediate between role strain and achievement. The sample consisted of 749 students in their first year of secondary school. Four types of role strain were…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Teacher Role, Academic Achievement, Parent Role