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Rosén, Monica; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2016
Research on effects of home computer use on children's development of cognitive abilities and skills has yielded conflicting results, with some studies showing positive effects, others no effects, and yet others negative effects. These studies have typically used non-experimental designs and one of the main reasons for the conflicting results is…
Descriptors: Measurement, International Assessment, Grade 4, Longitudinal Studies
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Hopland, Arnt O. – International Education Studies, 2013
This paper studies the link between school facilities (buildings and grounds) and student achievement in eight countries using data from the TIMSS 2003 database. The results indicate a negative relationship, but the estimated coefficients are mainly insignificant. Interestingly, the coefficients differ heavily across countries. Whereas there seem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Facilities, School Buildings, Academic Achievement
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van Langen, Annemarie; Bosker, Roel; Dekkers, Hetty – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2006
Although the participation rates of females in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or STEM) education is poor in most Western countries, considerable differences across countries exist as well. This may be due to differences in the so-called gender achievement gaps, that is, delays of one sex with respect to the other. The variation…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Western Civilization