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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
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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
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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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Walford, Geoffrey – Educational Studies, 2002
Presents a study that focuses on how religious education is addressed by Muslim and evangelical Christian schools in England and The Netherlands. Explains that some schools keep religious teaching separate from the rest of the curriculum, while others integrate it into all aspects of the curriculum. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Christianity, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development
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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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Pearson, Richard – Educational Studies, 1983
Short-term forecasting methods for assessing the number of students finishing schooling in France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom are reviewed. Types of data that are available for each country are discussed, as well as suggestions for data that need to be collected for more efficient forecasting. (Author/IS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Dropouts, Educational Needs, Educational Policy
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Aarnoutse, C.; Brand-Gruwel, S.; Oduber, R. – Educational Studies, 1997
Seeks to determine whether it is possible to teach children who are poor readers four text comprehension strategies (clarifying, questioning, summarizing, and predicting) in listening contexts. Demonstrates that it is possible to teach the strategies to poor readers; that they can improve their reading comprehension; and that listening…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Listening
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Tulder Van, Margriet; Veenman, Simon – Educational Studies, 1991
Urges in-service education and training (INSET) participants to be well informed of goals and involved in planning. Concludes that most participants are positive about the activities' design and execution despite extensive criticism about the value of INSET. Presents data about program participants' and trainers' opinions and beliefs about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, School Counselors
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Veenman, Simon; And Others – Educational Studies, 1993
Reports on a study of 350 student teachers and the use of a preservice training course on effective instruction. Findings indicate that student teachers who used the recommended instructional methods elicited more student engagement and were rated higher by student teaching supervisors. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary 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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Van Tulder, M.; And Others – Educational Studies, 1988
Presents a study, conducted in the Netherlands, in which a modified Delphi technique was used to identify salient features of effective in-service teacher education practices, programming, and design. Reviews studies of in-service teacher education and lists 34 statements which, according to participants, reflect appropriate and important features…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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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
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Veenman, Simon; And Others – Educational Studies, 1996
Investigates the effects of a pre-service training course for secondary education teachers in the Netherlands. The training course featured two direct instructional models: executive acting, directed at well-structured skills, and strategic acting, directed at higher-level thinking strategies. Observation revealed significantly more effective…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries
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