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Goldhaber, Dan; Perry, David; Anthony, Emily – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2004
National Board Certification represents one of the most significant reform efforts in the area of teacher quality in the last two decades. Since the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certified its first round of teachers in 1995, approximately 32,000 teachers have become certified at a cost to the country of well over $300…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Standardized Tests, National Standards
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Palomares, Nicholas A. – Human Communication Research, 2004
Using self-categorization theory, the effects of sex, chronic gender accessibility (i.e., gender schematicity), and gender identity salience on gender-linked language use in e-mail are examined. Results confirmed interactive effects only. Gender schematic men and women whose gender was salient used typical gender-linked language (e.g., men used…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Computer Mediated Communication, Gender Differences, Self Concept
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Chenoweth, Erica; Galliher, Renee V. – Journal of Research in Rural Education, 2004
In the current study, we examined factors that influence rural West Virginia high school students' college attendance decisions. Using Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory of human development as a theoretical basis, we studied direct and indirect influences of environmental factors upon the academic aspirations of rural Appalachian youth.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Gender Differences, Family Environment, Student Characteristics
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Seginer, Rachel; Lilach, Efrat – Journal of Adolescence, 2004
This study examined the effect of loneliness, gender, and two dimensions of prospective life domains on adolescent future orientation. Future orientation was studied in four prospective domains: social relations, marriage and family, higher education and work and career. These domains are described in terms of two dimensions: theme (relational vs.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Grade 11, Jews, Adolescents
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Gordon, Daryl – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2004
Drawing on a multisite ethnographic study that spans educational, domestic, and workplace contexts in the United States and Laos, this article investigates the interplay between gender identity shifts and second language socialization, documenting the process by which working-class Lao women and men redefine gender identities in the United States.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Socialization, Sexual Identity
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Saban, Ahmet – International Journal of Educational Development, 2004
Currently, it is strongly suggested that our thought processes are largely metaphorical in nature. Indeed, the metaphors we use not only represent the way we perceive the world and reality but also shape our professional ideas, attitudes, and practices. This study employs metaphor as a means of research to provide insights into the images…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Dei, George J. Sefa – International Journal of Educational Development, 2004
This paper is based on findings of a longitudinal study examining the broader systemic and structural processes of schooling for local youth in Ghana. Specifically, the paper examines how Ghanaian schools address the question of difference and diversity within the student population. Particular focus is on ethnicity and gender as sites of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnicity, Gender Differences, Educational Experience
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Furnham, Adrian – Learning & Individual Differences, 2004
In all 245 British adults provided self- and parental estimates on a normal IQ distribution scale of the 20 second-order abilities identified by Cattell [Cattell, R. (1971). "Abilities: Their structure, growth and action." New York: Houghton Mifflin] as well as their and their parents' overall (g) IQ. After controlling for age,…
Descriptors: Lay People, Gender Differences, Factor Structure, Intelligence Quotient
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Kjaernsli, Marit; Lie, Svein – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2004
In this paper we have set out to search for similarities and differences between the Nordic countries concerning patterns of competencies defined as scientific literacy in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study. The first part focuses on gender differences concerning the two types of competencies, understanding of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Thinking Skills, Gender Differences
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Linnakyla, Pirjo; Malin, Antero; Taube, Karin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2004
The initial results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) indicated that Finnish and Swedish students are among the best readers in all OECD countries. However, the literacy performance of 7% of Finnish and 12% of Swedish students remains at a level which is not sufficient for further studies or active citizenship. This…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Low Achievement, Cultural Influences
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Harrison, Colin; Lunzer, Eric A.; Tymms, Peter; Fitz-Gibbon, Carol Taylor; Restorick, Jane – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2004
This paper reports a previously unpublished comparative analysis of data from the ImpaCT2 study investigating the relationship between students' performance in England on national tests and their reported use of information technology (particularly networked technology) for school work, at three age levels (11, 14 and 16), in English, Maths and…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Stevens, Tara; Tallent-Runnels, Mary K. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2004
The purpose of this study was to investigate the latent structure of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory-High School (LASSI-HS) through confirmatory factor analysis and factorial invariance models. A simple modification of the three-factor structure was considered. Using a larger sample, cross-validation was completed and the equality of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learning Strategies, Study Habits, Ethnicity
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Brosky, Beverly A.; Lally, Stephen J. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2004
This study examines the prevalence of trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and dissociative symptoms in adolescents. The sample consisted of 76 females and 76 males, between the ages of 12 and 18, referred to the Child Guidance Clinic of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for a psychological evaluation. Two sets of analyses…
Descriptors: Incidence, Gender Differences, Violence, Adolescents
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Laditka, Sarah B.; Fischer, Mary; Laditka, James N.; Segal, David R. – Educational Gerontology, 2004
Using an updated version of the Aging Semantic Differential, 534 younger, middle age, and older participants from a college community rated female and male targets categorized as ages 21-34 and 75-85. Participants also provided views about their own aging. Repeated measures of analysis of variance examined attitudinal differences by age and gender…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Semantic Differential, Gender Differences, Aging (Individuals)
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Gunn, Alexandra C.; Child, Coralanne; Madden, Barbara; Purdue, Kerry; Surtees, Nicola; Thurlow, Bronwyn; Todd, Paula – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
Inclusive education is premised upon notions of fairness, rights, and social justice--arguably central aspirations of early childhood education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Inclusive early childhood settings are ones in which diversity is valued and where everyone's contribution is equitable. However, there remain questions about the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Student Diversity
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