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Bakx, Anouke; Van Houtert, Ton; van de Brand, Maartje; Hornstra, Lisette – Educational Studies, 2019
High-ability pupils in primary schools often do not achieve up to their full potential and teachers seem to face difficulties to motivate these pupils. In this study 891 primary school pupils (463 high-ability pupils) were asked about their views on desired characteristics of good teachers by means of an open teacher-spider-questionnaire. The…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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van den Berg, M.; Harskamp, E. G.; Suhre, C. J. M. – Educational Studies, 2016
In the last two decades Dutch primary school students scored below expectation in international mathematics tests. An explanation for this may be that teachers fail to adequately assess their students' understanding of learning goals and provide timely feedback. To improve the teachers' formative assessment practice, researchers, curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Scores, Mathematics Achievement
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de Boer, Anke; Pijl, Sip Jan; Post, Wendy; Minnaert, Alexander – Educational Studies, 2012
While there is an increased interest in describing attitudes of teachers, parents and peers towards students with special educational needs in regular education, there is a lack of knowledge about various variables relating to the attitudes of these three groups. The aims of this study are: (1) to examine which variables relate to the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Schildkamp, Kim; Visscher, Adrie – Educational Studies, 2010
School quality care has become important in many Western countries. Expectations are high, but little is known about the nature and extent of the use of self-evaluation instruments within schools. From this longitudinal study into the use of a Dutch school self-evaluation instrument, it became clear that schools vary in the extent to which they…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Quality
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Denessen, Eddie; Hornstra, Lisette; van den Bergh, Linda – Educational Studies, 2010
In the present study it has been examined how children's creative writing tasks may contribute to teachers' understanding of children's values. Writings of 300 elementary school children about what they would do if they were the boss of The Netherlands were obtained and seemed to reflect different types of values. Most children were concerned with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Creative Writing, Socialization
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Oortwijn, Michiel Bastiaan; Boekaerts, Monique; Vedder, Paul – Educational Studies, 2008
This study examined whether stimulation of immigrant and national pupils' use of high-quality helping behaviour (experimental condition) during cooperative learning (CL) in classrooms boosts their maths-related talk more than in an educational situation in which such stimulation is largely absent (control condition). A total of 59 elementary-age…
Descriptors: Stimulation, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Immigrants