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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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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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Demoiny, Sara B. – Multicultural Education, 2017
In this article, the author argues that questions about race should be raised in elementary social studies teacher education in order to better prepare teachers to enter their classrooms. In this study she explores how elementary pre-service teachers situate race within the social studies curriculum and how prepared they feel about discussing race…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Social Studies
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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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Greene, Jay P.; Kingsbury, Ian – Journal of School Choice, 2017
No previous research has directly examined the relationship between attending a public or private school as a child and people's attitudes toward Jews when they become adults. This article sheds new light on this issue by using a large, nationally representative survey of over 1,500 adults in the United States to see how childhood schooling is…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Social Bias, Jews
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Wilkins, Chris – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
This study explores the motivation of "high-status" professionals to change career and enter teaching, and their experience of undertaking initial teacher education (ITE) programmes in England. The study builds on previous research which found that career-changers are disproportionately more likely to fail to complete their ITE studies,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Personnel, Career Change, Career Choice
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Smith, Daniel Scott; Wendt, Heike; Kasper, Daniel – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
To understand the relationship between social background and sex in schooling, we use Bourdieu's theory of social reproduction and a feminist perspective of gender as practice. We pose two questions: (1) What is the relationship between economic and cultural capital and achievement for 4th-grade females versus males studying in Germany? (2) Is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Social Influences, Gender Differences
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Cheng, Chao-Yang; Chen, Sherry Y.; Lin, Sunny S. J. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The authors defined optimal experience as a functional state of a relatively high level of concentration, time distortion, satisfaction, and enjoyment (Csikszentmihalyi, 1992) and collected data through the Day Reconstruction Method. In three random days, 147 fifth-grade students answered questionnaires for each school event in the previous day…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Experience, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Grade 5
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Crowell, Jennifer Hause – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
Despite the celebrated history of social workers engaging in the political realm for the purposes of fostering social change, students sometimes seem ambivalent regarding the essential nature of their political engagement while also doubting their ability to make a difference through these efforts. How can social work educators combat feelings of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Social Change, Political Issues, College Faculty
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Hämäläinen, Raija; De Wever, Bram; Nissinen, Kari; Cincinnato, Sebastiano – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2017
Purpose: Research has shown that the problem-solving skills of adults with a vocational education and training (VET) background in technology-rich environments (TREs) are often inadequate. However, some adults with a VET background do have sound problem-solving skills. The present study aims to provide insight into the socio-demographic,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Adults, Vocational Education, Technology Education
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