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Thoonen, Erik E. J.; Sleegers, Peter J. C.; Peetsma, Thea T. D.; Oort, Frans J. – Educational Studies, 2011
Research on motivation has mainly concentrated on the role of goal orientation and self-evaluation in conducting learning activities. In this paper, we examine the relative importance of teachers' teaching and their efficacy beliefs to explain variation in student motivation. Questionnaires were used to measure the well-being, academic…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation
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Schuitema, Jaap; Veugelers, Wiel – Educational Studies, 2011
One important aim of citizenship education is learning to deal with cultural diversity. To this end, schools organise exchange projects to bring students into contact with different social and cultural groups. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of intergroup contact in educational settings and to understand what the most…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Ethnic Groups, Cultural Pluralism, Interaction
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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