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Ehren, Melanie C. M.; Shackleton, Nichola – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
In many countries the need for education systems and schools to improve and innovate has become central to the education policy of governments. School inspections are expected to play an important role in promoting such continuous improvement and to help schools and education systems more generally to consider the need for change and improvement.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Inspection, Comparative Analysis
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Arrington, C. Nikki; Kulesz, Paulina A.; Francis, David J.; Fletcher, Jack M.; Barnes, Marcia A. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2014
Little is known about how specific components of working memory, namely, attentional processes including response inhibition, sustained attention, and cognitive inhibition, are related to reading decoding and comprehension. The current study evaluated the relations of reading comprehension, decoding, working memory, and attentional control in…
Descriptors: Attention, Short Term Memory, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
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Troia, Gary A.; Harbaugh, Allen G.; Shankland, Rebecca K.; Wolbers, Kimberly A.; Lawrence, Ann M. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
A convenience sample of 618 children and adolescents in grades 4 through 10, excluding grade 8, were asked to complete a writing motivation and activity scale and to provide a timed narrative writing sample to permit an examination of the relationships between writing motivation, writing activity, writing performance, and the student…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Path Analysis, Rating Scales
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Ramirez, Gloria; Chen, Xi; Pasquarella, Adrian – Topics in Language Disorders, 2013
Cross-language effects of Spanish derivational awareness on English vocabulary and reading comprehension were studied in Spanish-speaking English Language Learners (N = 90) in grades four and seven. The role of cognate vocabulary in cross-language transfer of derivational awareness was also examined. Multivariate path analyses controlling for age,…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Language Skills, Spanish Speaking, English Language Learners
Martin, Michael O., Ed.; Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is an international assessment of mathematics and science at the fourth and eighth grades that has been conducted every four years since 1995, with the most recent assessment in 2011. PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) is an international assessment of reading…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Grade 4
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Jaakkola, Timo Tapio; Sääkslahti, Arja; Yli-Piipari, Sami; Manninen, Mika; Watt, Anthony; Liukkonen, Jarmo РJournal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2013
The purpose of the study was to analyze students' motivation in relation to their participation in fitness testing classes. Participants were 134 Finnish Grade 5 and 8 students. Students completed the contextual motivation and perceived physical competence scales before the fitness testing class and the situational motivation questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Physical Fitness, Tests
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Porfeli, Erik; Ferrari, Lea; Nota, Laura – Journal of Career Development, 2013
This study asserts a theoretical model of academic and work socialization within the family setting. The presumed associations between parents' work valences, children's work valences and valence perceptions, and children's academic interest and achievement are tested. The results suggest that children's perceptions of parents mediate the…
Descriptors: Socialization, Academic Achievement, Parent Influence, Parent Child Relationship
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Hofer, Manfred; Schmid, Sebastian; Fries, Stefan; Kilian, Britta; Kuhnle, Claudia – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: Motivational interference is defined as the amount of impairment in a target activity due to the incentives of a non-chosen attractive alternative. The amount to which pupils experience motivational interference while studying or while performing a leisure activity in a school-leisure conflict situation is seen as depending on the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Path Analysis, Values
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Burt, Keith B.; Hay, Dale F.; Pawlby, Susan; Harold, Gordon; Sharp, Deborah – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2004
Background: Variable- and person-centred analyses were used to examine prediction of middle childhood behaviour problems from earlier child and family measures. Method: A community sample of 164 families, initially recruited at antenatal clinics at two South London practices, was assessed for children's behaviour problems and cognitive ability,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictive Measurement, Measurement Techniques, Ethnicity