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Uiterwijk-Luijk, Lisette; Krüger, Meta; Zijlstra, Bonne; Volman, Monique – Educational Studies, 2017
Inquiry-based working by teachers includes working with an inquiry habit of mind, being data literate, contributing to a culture of inquiry at the school level, and creating a culture of inquiry at the classroom level. Inquiry-based working has been found to contribute to educational improvements and the professionalisation of teachers. This study…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Active Learning, Inquiry, Primary Education
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van der Worp-van der Kamp, Lidy; Pijl, Sip Jan; Post, Wendy J.; Bijstra, Jan O.; van den Bosch, Els J. – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims to assess the impact of systematic academic instruction on academic progress and behavioural problems of students with emotional and/or behavioural disorders (EBD) in special education. Earlier studies have noted the importance of a systematic approach as well as the significance of focusing on academic instruction instead of on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Special Education
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Dijkstra, Elma M.; Walraven, Amber; Mooij, Ton; Kirschner, Paul A. – Educational Studies, 2016
This article presents the findings from a teacher intervention in Dutch kindergartens aimed at improving teachers' differentiation practices (DP) to better anticipate student differences. The intervention was designed to improve the match between student levels and curricular activities, in particular for high-ability students and consists of…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Improvement