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Shields, Robin; Masardo, Alexander – Educational Review, 2018
This paper investigates differences in higher education outcomes according to the qualifications with which students enter university. The study is situated in the context of increasing marketization, competition and privatization in post-16 qualifications, combined with an increase in students entering higher education with either vocational…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Employment Qualifications, Higher Education, Marketing
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Abadikhah, Shirin; Aliyan, Zahra; Talebi, Seyed Hassan – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
The aim of the present study was to investigate EFL university students' attitude towards self-regulated learning strategies in writing academic papers. A further aim of the study was to compare the attitudes of two groups of university students (third and fourth years) in the employment of self-regulated learning strategies to find out whether…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Hopkins, Neil – Education 3-13, 2018
This paper will investigate Dewey's "Democracy and Education" in relation to the curriculum. There are two overarching themes to the paper: the concept of the democratic curriculum and the academic/vocational divide. Dewey is seen as a pivotal thinker in relation to collaborative learning and the child as a vital voice in any learning…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Democracy, Curriculum
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Cassany, Roger; Cortiñas, Sergi; Elduque, Albert – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
Science journalists are mainly responsible for publicly communicating science, which, in turn, is a major indicator of the social development of democratic societies. The transmission of quality scientific information that is rigorously researched and understandable is therefore crucial, and demand for this kind of information from both…
Descriptors: Journalism, News Reporting, Profiles, Foreign Countries
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Robinson, Carol – London Review of Education, 2018
This article reports findings from a recent research project, commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), which explored the current landscape of professional doctorate (PD) provision in English higher education institutions (HEIs) (Mellors-Bourne et al., 2016). Given the absence of a clear definition by the Quality…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Kearney, Kelly B.; Dukes, Charles – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Microenterprises in the classroom provide a unique way to incorporate academic goals within transitional skill instruction for students with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this article is to discuss how the principles of microenterprises can be used by classroom teachers to practice these skills as well as an overview of how to create…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Developmental Disabilities, Skill Development, High School Students
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Engevik, L. I.; Naess, K. -A. B.; Berntsen, L. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aims of this study were to gain insight into the quality of inclusion in mainstream classrooms involving students with Down syndrome and to reveal underlying predictors. A total of 39 8-year-olds with Down syndrome and their teachers participated. Via a survey, the teachers were asked to rate key indicators of inclusion. Their average rating…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Down Syndrome
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Pyle, Angela; Alaca, Betül – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Practitioners in play-based learning contexts face the challenge of developing developmentally appropriate practices while meeting rigorous academic curriculum standards. To date, play and academic learning have been predominantly conceptualized from an adult perspective. Considering that children are key agents in classroom play contexts, it is…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Childhood Attitudes, Play
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Van der Worp-van der Kamp, L.; Bijstra, J. O.; Pijl, S. J.; Post, W. J.; Minnaert, A. E. M. G. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The on-going academic delay of students with emotional and behavioural disorders (EBD) in special education (SE) is concerning. While students with EBD are capable of acquiring fair academic skills, these outcomes are still not being realised on a larger scale. A plausible explanation for these meagre results might lie in a shortage of instruction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Wang, Jun; Li, Bo – Education Economics, 2018
This article investigates determinants and impacts of supplementary education for primary-school students in Beijing, China. The economic condition is an evident determinant of external supplementary education but insignificant for internal supplementary education. Supplementary education can significantly improve academic performance, physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supplementary Education, Elementary School Students, Student Development
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Yastrebov, Gordey; Kosyakova, Yuliya; Kurakin, Dmitry – Sociology of Education, 2018
In this article, we analyze how the existence of alternative pathways to higher education, which implies different selection mechanisms, shapes social inequality in educational attainment. We focus on the Russian educational system, in which higher education can be accessed from academic and vocational tracks, but the rules of admission to higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Background, Access to Education, Higher Education
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LePeau, Lucy A.; Hurtado, Sarah S.; Davis, Ryan J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Little is understood about how campus educators within Academic Affairs and Student Affairs use institutional websites to articulate what their institutional commitments to diversity, inclusion, and social justice are and how they are enacted. Through an exploratory content analysis using LePeau's (2015) framework on pathways to partnership (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Web Sites, Colleges, Cultural Differences
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Erturan-Ilker, Gökçe; Quested, Eleanor; Appleton, Paul; Duda, Joan L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Basic Psychological Needs Theory (BPNT) suggests that autonomy-supportive teachers can promote the satisfaction of students' three basic psychological needs (i.e., the need for autonomy, competence, and relatedness) and this is essential for optimal functioning and personal well-being. The role of need satisfaction as a determinant of well-being…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Psychological Needs, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Turula, Anna – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
The article investigates a system of academic education called tutoring implemented in a blended format. It looks at this teaching and learning experience based on the results of a student satisfaction survey (N = 9) as well as the analysis of the discourse between the tutor and six tutees recorded during four meetings: two traditional and two…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Tutoring, Blended Learning, Teaching Methods
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Berendes, Karin; Vajjala, Sowmya; Meurers, Detmar; Bryant, Doreen; Wagner, Wolfgang; Chinkina, Maria; Trautwein, Ulrich – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
An adequate level of linguistic complexity in learning materials is believed to be of crucial importance for learning. The implication for school textbooks is that reading complexity should differ systematically between grade levels and between higher and lower tracks in line with what can be called the systematic complexification assumption.…
Descriptors: Reading, Difficulty Level, Textbooks, Secondary Education
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