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Johnston, Olivia; Wildy, Helen – Educational Studies, 2018
Streaming in secondary schools is not beneficial for improving student outcomes of education with vast amounts of educational research indicating that it does not improve academic results and increases inequity. Yet teachers often prefer working in streamed classes, and research shows that teachers mediate the effects of streaming on students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Schoenfeld, Alan H. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2018
In this Research Commentary, the author explores what is meant by "teaching for understanding" and delves into these questions: How does teaching for understanding interact with the backgrounds of the students who experience it or the attributes of the contexts in which they learn? Which empirical findings are context dependent, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Comprehension
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Cai, Tianji; Zhou, Yisu; Niño, Michael D.; Driver, Nichola – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Previous research has identified individual and school-level characteristics that are associated with sexual risk-taking, but the impact of school-level mechanisms on sexual risk-taking is not well understood. We examine the aggregated effects that early sex at the school level have on risky sexual behaviors. Methods: We use 3 waves of…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Risk, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies
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Ferry, Magnus – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: During the socialization process when becoming a physical education (PE) teacher, the knowledge, perceptions and expectations of what it means to work as a teacher are developed. In this socialization, the initial acculturation phase is shown to be of the most importance, since individual PE teachers' experiences during this phase are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation)
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Jarrett, Patrick; Tran, Henry; Buckman, David G. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2018
With superintendents being overwhelmingly White, male, career educators, investigations into what factors contribute to the homogeneous composition of the position are warranted. This study examined whether superintendent candidates' and school board chairpersons' gender and candidates' professional background impact resume screening decisions.…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Gender Differences, Background, Experience
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Lindelauf, Joanne; Reupert, Andrea; Jacobs, Kate E. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
This study investigated how teachers who support children with learning difficulties utilise psychologists' reports in their teaching practice. Previous research has examined teachers' preferences for how reports should be written, rather than how they might be used. Semi-structured, qualitative interviews with 12 teachers (seven primary, four…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Psychoeducational Methods, Information Utilization, Educational Practices
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Custer, Bradley D. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Colleges and universities commonly review the criminal history of students who apply to live in campus housing, but this practice may be inherently discriminatory. New guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development warns that the Fair Housing act, which applies to higher education institutions, prohibits the use of any practice…
Descriptors: Crime, Background, College Students, College Housing
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Braun, Henry – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2018
Background: Ongoing interest in the relationships between family background and adult outcomes is motivated by concerns regarding the intergenerational transmission of advantage/disadvantage. Currently all countries are far from achieving the ideal that all individuals, irrespective of their starting points or their demographic characteristics,…
Descriptors: Background, Adults, Family Characteristics, Individual Characteristics
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Halldórsdóttir Gudjonsson, Brynja Elisabeth – Ethnography and Education, 2018
This article focuses on multiracial student experiences using co-created ethnographic data with two students' spoken word poetry. The students considered their own history, their origins and discovered a complexity--and found that their struggle was not exclusively internal. External expectations of singular categorizations and social…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Ethnography, Poetry, Background
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Jackson, Denise; Wilton, Nicholas – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Underemployment, continued growth in the supply of graduates and seemingly perpetual instability are dominant trends in graduate labour markets. In order to negotiate an increasingly complex career terrain, graduates require sharpened skills in effectively managing their own careers and a strong assurance of their own capabilities. This study…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Undergraduate Students, Career Development, Work Experience
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Goldberg, Abbie E.; Black, Kaitlin; Sweeney, Kristin; Moyer, April – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Little research has examined the experiences of lesbian/gay (LG) parent families or adoptive parent families in early childhood education settings. This study uses interview data to examine the perceptions and experiences of 45 lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples (90 individuals) with 10 adopted children with respect to their (1) openness with…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Adoption, Parents, Early Childhood Education
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Sheline, Kelly T.; Rosén, Lee A. – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
We assessed the moderating role of posttraumatic growth on the relationship between traumatic life events and suicidal ideation and behavior, suicide risk, and college adjustment. The sample of 557 college students completed questionnaires measuring their severity and number of traumatic life events, posttraumatic growth, suicidal thoughts,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Risk, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma
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Kuusisto, Arniika; Poulter, Saila; Kallioniemi, Arto – Religious Education, 2017
This mixed method study examines Finnish pupils' (N = 825; age groups 12-13, 15-16) views on the place of religion in the public school. Religious landscape in Finnish society has changed significantly in recent years, as the "new" diversity (Vertovec 2015) has supplemented the "old" one. The role of institutionalized religion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Public Schools, Role of Religion
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Kennedy, Brianna L.; Murphy, Amy S.; Jordan, Adam – American Journal of Education, 2017
This grounded theory study of how Title I middle school administrators determine students' punishments was developed using interviews with 27 Florida administrators from schools allowing corporal punishment. Administrators' choices were shaped by their upbringings, their experiences as parents, their job requirements, the expectations of students'…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grounded Theory, At Risk Students, Disadvantaged Youth
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Kallio, Manne; Metsärinne, Mika – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2017
This article is a part of a research project aimed to find out how different background variables are related to learning outcomes in school subject Sloyd as found in the national evaluation of the Finnish National Board of Education. Results from this larger research project were previously published in this journal, where pupils' readiness for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Structural Equation Models, Student Characteristics, Background
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