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van der Slik, Frans; Hout, Roeland van; Schepens, Job – Second Language Research, 2019
Applied linguistics may benefit from a morphological complexity measure to get a better grip on language learning problems and to better understand what kind of typological differences between languages are more important than others in facilitating or impeding adult learning of an additional language. Using speaking proficiency scores of 9,000…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Morphology (Languages), Applied Linguistics, Language Classification
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van den Hurk, Anniek; Meelissen, Martina; van Langen, Annemarie – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The so-called leaking STEM pipeline (dropout in STEM education) has been the subject of many studies. The large interest of scholars in plausible causes of this leakage has resulted in a number of meta-reviews describing factors at system, school and student level related to interest and persistence in STEM education. The STEM pipeline discussion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, STEM Education, Dropout Prevention
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Griffioen, Didi M. E. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
The main aim of vocationally oriented higher education is to train students to become future professionals in their chosen field. Therefore, the effectiveness of research education depends on students' intention to use their research competencies in their future professional practice. This survey study describes the relationships between…
Descriptors: Influences, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Attitudes
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Witschge, Jacqueline; Rözer, Jesper; van de Werfhorst, Herman G. – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
In addition to increasing cognitive skills and preparing students for the labour market, one of the core tasks of education is to prepare citizens for participation in democracy. Considering the ideal of democratic equality, it is important to know the degree to which civic outcomes of education are distributed equally. One feature of the…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Citizen Participation, Democracy, Outcomes of Education
Guile, David, Ed.; Unwin, Lorna, Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2019
"The Wiley Handbook of Vocational Education and Training" offers an in-depth guide to the theories, practices, and policies of vocational education and training (VET). With contributions from a panel of leading international scholars, the Handbook contains 27 authoritative essays from a wide range of disciplines. The contributors present…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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Pressler, Charlotte – Honors in Practice, 2019
Over the past three years, honors faculty at South Florida State College, a two-year college offering a limited number of workforce baccalaureates, have reinvented their program. Rather than the themed seminars and exploratory courses popular with an earlier generation, our honors courses now offer students project-based, faculty-guided…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, Foreign Countries
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Dubbeld, Anneke; Hoog, Natascha de; den Brok, Perry; de Laat, Maarten – European Education, 2019
This study focuses on teachers' general and diversity-related burnout in relation to teachers' attitudes toward multiculturalism. Results are based on the responses of 120 teachers working at five different urban, ethnically diverse junior vocational high schools in the Netherlands. Analyses indicated that teachers with assimilative attitudes…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Diversity, Teacher Burnout, Urban Schools
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Beckers, Jorrick; Dolmans, Diana H.J.M.; Knapen, Michelle M.H.; Van Merriënboer, Jeroen J.G. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Teacher coaching is essential to support self-directed learning, but requires a lot of time and energy. This mixed-methods study investigated the effects of using an e-portfolio with a self-coaching protocol and limited teacher coaching on the development of self-directed learning skills and motivation. With regard to self-directed learning,…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Student Motivation, Feedback (Response), Student Needs
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van den Bogaart, Antoine C. M.; Hummel, Hans G. K.; Kirschner, Paul A. – Professional Development in Education, 2018
This article explores how personal professional theories (PPTs) develop. PPT development of nine junior accountants and nine novice teachers was monitored by repeated measurements over a period of 1.5 years, from the last year of vocational education until the second year of their professional careers. Computer-supported construction of PPT…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Higher Education, Theories, Beliefs
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de Klerk, Sebastiaan; Veldkamp, Bernard P.; Eggen, Theo J. H. M. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2018
The development of any assessment should be an iterative and careful process. Ideally, this process is guided by a well-defined framework (see for example Downing in: Downing and Haladyna (eds) "Handbook of test development," Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, 2006; Mislevy et al. in "On the roles of task model variables in…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Performance Based Assessment
Liu, Huacong – OECD Publishing, 2018
This study uses the PIAAC data to examine the relationships between education system characteristics (e.g. early tracking and vocational education orientation) and distributions of adult numeracy skills. It also investigates the effects of postponing the tracking age and easing university access for students on a vocational track on the average…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Surveys, International Assessment, Educational Change
Frankowski, Andrea; van der Steen, Martijn; Bressers, Daphne; Schulz, Martin; Shewbridge, Claire; Fuster, Marc; Rouw, Rien – OECD Publishing, 2018
Prepared for a Strategic Education Governance learning seminar, this working paper analyses the ways in which the Dutch government tried to reach overarching goals in education, in a system characterised by a high degree of distributed autonomy of education institutions and the participation of multiple actors, and consequently a government highly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Gulikers, Judith T. M.; Runhaar, Piety; Mulder, Martin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This contribution shows an example of how an assessment innovation can serve as a flywheel for changing teaching and learning. This article first explains the development of an authentic, competence-based performance assessment in pre-vocational secondary education (pre-VET). Using these assessments in "pre"-VET, that is preparatory to…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Innovation, Educational Change, Test Construction
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Timmermans, A. C.; de Boer, H.; Amsing, H. T. A.; van der Werf, M. P. C. – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
Bias in track recommendations is an important mechanism, which causes education inequity in a tracked educational system (streaming). If teacher biases in track recommendations change over time, inequity in society and in the education system may also change. We investigated changes in track recommendation bias over time for gender, immigration…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Equal Education, Track System (Education), Gender Differences
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van Bussel, Janne; Justice, Sean; Bang, April; Damirón-Alcántara, Aquiles – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to focus on professional development in the education sector. Its goal is to understand team leaders' roles in teachers' professional learning. Second, this paper seeks to understand the influence that team leaders have on teachers' learning path strategies. Design/methodology/approach: Following from van der Krogt's…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teamwork, Teacher Role, Foreign Countries
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