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De Hei, Miranda S. A.; Sjoer, Ellen; Admiraal, Wilfried; Strijbos, Jan-Willem – Educational Studies, 2016
The aim of this study was to describe how teacher educators design and implement group learning activities (GLAs). We used the Group Learning Activities Instructional Design (GLAID) framework to analyse their descriptions. The GLAID framework includes eight components: (1) interaction, (2) learning objectives and outcomes, (3) assessment, (4) task…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Education, Learning Activities
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Beekhoven, S.; Dekkers, H. – Educational Studies, 2005
In this article, we study the impact of the so-called non-meritocratic factors gender, immigrant origin and social origin, and the meritocratic factors ability and achievement, on timely graduation within a specific high school type. Furthermore, the possible influence of teacher assessments of students in elementary school is investigated.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Graduation, Gender Differences, Social Influences
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Veenman, Simon; Denessen, Eddie; Gerrits, Jacqueline; Kenter, Jacqueline – Educational Studies, 2001
Focuses on the effects of a program that taught cooperating teachers at the primary school level in the Netherlands coaching skills for teachers-in-training. Reports that the trained cooperating teachers were not rated higher than the untrained teachers, but the cooperating teachers saw the coaching conferences as positive for their own teaching…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Veenman, Simon; Kenter, Brenda; Post, Kiki – Educational Studies, 2000
Examines teachers' use of and students' reactions to cooperative learning, and the quality of the group cooperation from a sample of Dutch primary schools. Reports that students' social skills, on-task behavior, and self-esteem improved, while students reported a positive attitude toward cooperative learning. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Veenman, Simon; And Others – Educational Studies, 1987
Investigated how students and teachers in mixed-age classes spent their learning time during reading, language arts, and mathematics. No significant differences between single- and multi-aged classes was found. Concludes that teachers found working in mixed-age classes very difficult, with most working as if they were teaching two different…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques
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Aarnoutse, Cor; Tomesen, Marieke – Educational Studies, 1998
Studies effects of an instructional program for deriving word meanings from context and through morphological analysis for primary school students with poor-to-average reading comprehension. Shows that it has a significant effect on the ability of students to derive word meanings, but found little evidence of transfer to general reading…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies