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Telford, Richard D. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2017
A habitually active environment is a feature of past times, and in stark contrast with that experienced by our children today. Consequently, twenty-first century physical education (PE) assumes a position of great responsibility. This is especially true in primary schools; a premise recently strongly supported by published evidence from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Educational Benefits, Randomized Controlled Trials
Johnson, William L.; Johnson, Annabel M.; Johnson, Jared W. – Online Submission, 2017
The document is from a featured presentation at the 2017 annual conference of the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) in Houston, Texas, November 9-11, 2017. When educators discuss student achievement, it is rare not to hear names like Robert Marzano and John Hattie. Both have clear, specific, and concrete strategies teachers can use to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Centered Learning, Classroom Techniques, Feedback (Response)
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Barhoum, Sim; Coney, Elliott; Trautt, Michelle Vogel – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Of the 17 African American students that started in one-level below developmental English, only 1 (6%) ended up completing a 200-level English course in a three-year time period. A quick analysis of similar three-year cohorts at this college shows similar numbers, indicating that this is not an anomaly. African American students are not succeeding…
Descriptors: African American Students, Remedial Instruction, English Instruction, College Students
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Birch, David A. – Health Education & Behavior, 2017
The reciprocal relationship between health and education has garnered increased attention among public health professionals. The evidence is clear that the level of an individual's education is related to health outcomes in adulthood and that healthier children are more likely to be academically successful than those with health issues. Unpacking…
Descriptors: Health Education, Public Health, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
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Tienda, Marta – Educational Researcher, 2017
Building on the premise that closing achievement gaps is an economic imperative both to regain international educational supremacy and to maintain global economic competitiveness, I ask whether it is possible to rewrite the social contract so that education is a fundamental right--a statutory guarantee--that is both uniform across states and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Public Education, Academic Achievement, Civil Rights
Clements, M. A.; Ellerton, Nerida F. – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2017
In this paper, we analyse data from the University of Melbourne's Matriculation examinations around 1900. The analyses reveal that many schools cleverly developed and applied strategies so that their Matriculation results would appear to be more impressive than they really were. After "excellent" results had been achieved, the schools…
Descriptors: Exit Examinations, Universities, Educational History, Academic Achievement
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Meinck, Sabine; Stancel-Piatak, Agnes; Eraydin, Ipek – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
The acquisition of early literacy skills prior to school can positively influence later educational outcomes. However, children from culturally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds often lack stimulating educational activities at home. This analysis provides empirical evidence for 31 education systems on the association between parental…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests
Agnihotri, Lalitha; Aghababyan, Ani; Mojarad, Shirin; Riedesel, Mark; Essa, Alfred – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2015
Student login data is a key resource for gaining insight into their learning experience. However, the scale and the complexity of this data necessitate a thorough exploration to identify potential actionable insights, thus rendering it less valuable compared to student achievement data. To compensate for the underestimation of login data…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Web Based Instruction, Student Behavior, Correlation
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Genova, Teodora – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
This paper reviews the work and contribution of one of the most influential comparativists in education--Torsten Husén in the period when he was a co-founder and chairman of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) in the 60 and 70 decades of the 20th century. At that particular time, the first major…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, International Assessment, Educational History, Educational Practices
Lukaš, Mirko; Samardžic, Darko – Online Submission, 2015
Numerous researches have demonstrated the enormous role of teachers in achievements of students. Educated and motivated teacher that cares about the success of students devotes more effort to preparing the lesson and thus provides the students better conditions for achieving results. The problem occurs when teachers are not equally qualified,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Admission Criteria, College Admission
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Berry, Robert Q., III – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2015
An examination of past research, policies, and reforms in mathematics education suggests that there have always been, and remain, tensions in conceptualizing the aims and goals of mathematics teaching and learning. While the disproportionality and conditions of marginalized learners is a cause for concern, it is important to understand that…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Disadvantaged, Power Structure, Mathematics
Macdonald, Gail F.; Boon, Helen J. – Australian Association for Research in Education, 2014
Over 1000 Townsville based members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) were deployed on an eight month military operation to Afghanistan from August 2011 until May 2012. A similar scenario occurred many times in the Townsville community between 1999 and 2013 as members of the ADF have been deployed repeatedly to East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Military Personnel, Student Needs, Military Service
Suleiman, Mahmoud – Online Submission, 2013
The dynamics of the communicative discourse is a natural process that requires an application of a wide range of skills and strategies. In particular, linguistic discourse and the interaction process have a huge impact on promoting literacy and academic skills in all students especially English language learners (ELLs). Using interactive…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Speech Acts, English (Second Language), Classroom Communication
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García, Amelia Molina – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
As a starting point, this paper raises various questions to explain the teaching conditions that exist in rural communities and the learning conditions faced by children assigned to the rural community education mode. Equity and competitiveness are the conceptual axis used in the descriptive construction a documentary analysis and my personal…
Descriptors: Competition, Equal Education, Ability Identification, Academic Ability
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Colmenero, Manuel Jacinto Roblizo – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
One especially relevant key theme in Sociology of Education is to what extent parents' cultural level has significant implications in students' educational achievement and, as a consequence, in the social mobility inherently linked to level of education and professional training. In order to investigate this aspect on current Spanish society, our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Social Stratification, Educational Sociology
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