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Moxley-Paquette, Elizabeth A.; Burkholder, Gary J. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Language-based cognitive fitness describes the ability to carry out cognitive tasks with vigour and alertness, to learn, and to adapt. Aims: The purpose of this research was to test the efficacy of a brain fitness training programme to better understand the role played by three precursor abilities for language-based cognitive…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement, Children, Private Schools
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Lazarus, Kelechi U. – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2020
The study examined the influence that socio-demographic factors (school social environment, type of school and gender) have on achievement in reading comprehension of students with learning disabilities. The study employed the correlational design. One hundred and twentythree (123) Junior Secondary Class 1 (JSS 1) students with learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Institutional Characteristics, Gender Differences
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Ghosh, Saikat; Dey, Subhasish – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2020
Nowadays children aged between 3 and 6 years are mostly attending one of the two major forms of preschool viz. public and private preschools in India. Even though public preschools are free of any financial cost to the parents, their preference is more towards private preschools. Based on a primary sample of 1369 children from 1369 households,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschools, Public Schools, Private Schools
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Dinçer, Zeynep Ölçü; Seferoglu, Gölge – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2020
English is vertically distributed in the socioeconomic layers of Turkish society as there has been a discrepancy between English learning opportunities in public vs. private educational institutions and developed vs. underdeveloped regions. Attracting qualified English teachers to work in unprivileged regions and public schools would be one of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Brion, Corinne; Cordeiro, Paula A. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
Head-teachers play a crucial role in school improvement, teacher morale and retention, as well as student learning. In this study, the authors examine the perspectives and the roles of eight head-teachers in Low-Fee Private Schools (LFPSs) in Ghana, within the context of Goal number 4, target 4c of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Educational Improvement
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Egalite, Anna J.; Fusarelli, Lance; Seaton, Lacey; Stallings, D. T. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program awarded private school vouchers to over 7,000 low-income students in 2017-18, yet only 61% of the state's private schools registered to participate in the Opportunity Scholarship Program and just over half of schools (54%) actually enrolled voucher recipients. Given that the program is anticipated…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Educational Vouchers, Low Income Students
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Sayi, Aysin Kaplan; Kul, Mehmet – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2020
The Turkish educational system has been constantly changing over time. New systems are frequently introduced and when the results prove to be unsuccessful, a reversion of the former system emerges. Moreover, in order to identify ways and strategies to do this, it is also important to see the situation clearly and to decide the structure of support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, School Administration, Coping
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Shana, Zuhrieh A.; Al Baki, Sara Abd – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2020
The aim of this quasi-experimental research isto investigate the effectiveness of formative assessment on the progress of private elementary school students. 77 students (33 girls and 44 boys) were split into two groups. The experimental group used an app called the Plickers app daily and was further divided by gender into two groups, while the…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Audience Response Systems, Computer Software, Elementary School Students
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DeAngelis, Corey A. – Journal of School Choice, 2020
Using data from the 2015-16 round of the Private School Universe Survey, I examine the types of private schools that decide to participate in school voucher programs in seven locations: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Louisiana, D.C., and North Carolina. Regression analysis indicates that more specialized private schools tend to be less…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Educational Vouchers, School Surveys
Brion, Corinne – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
This article focuses on Christian low-fee private schools (LFPSs) in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. This qualitative study uses a case study approach to longitudinally examine who these schools serve, why parents chose them, and what challenges the schools face. Findings reveal that parents choose Christian LFPSs for religious reasons and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, School Choice, Barriers
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Alqarni, Saleh Ali Y. – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2020
This study aims to explore the relationships between school climate constructs and teachers' organizational silence (OS) and to analyze how school climate predicts teachers' OS. The study population comprised all teachers (2,237) working in private primary schools in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The sample consisted of 329 responses, which represented…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Teacher Behavior, Organizational Climate, Foreign Countries
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Trujillo-Torres, Juan Manuel; Gómez-García, Gerardo; Ramos Navas-Parejo, Magdalena; Soler-Costa, Rebeca – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2020
The development of the digital competence is one of the current challenges of the educational community. Specifically, the area of information literacy is presented as a main pillar for the subsequent optimal development of a digital teaching competence. Based on this, the present article aims to evaluate the area of information literacy in…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Attitudes
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Yallihep, Mirac; Kutlu, Birgul – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
The purpose of this study was to measure the impacts of mobile serious games on fifth grade students' attitudes towards "Information Technology and Software" course and understanding of programming concepts. For this purpose, a five weeks long study was conducted in a private primary school in Turkey with randomly selected 36 fifth grade…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Computer Software, Student Attitudes, Programming
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Moschetti, Mauro; Martínez Pons, Marc; Bordoli, Eloísa; Martinis, Pablo – Journal of Education Policy, 2020
Over the last decades privatization policies have taken centre stage in many processes of educational reform globally. In Latin America, these policies have played an important role since the 1990s leading to an increasing participation of private agents in educational provision. The case of Uruguay stands out for having remained somehow apart…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Policy Analysis
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Moschetti, Mauro Carlos; Verger, Antoni – Educational Policy, 2020
Sociological research on school choice has mostly been dominated by studies analyzing the experiences of middle-class families rather than marginalized or minority populations. Drawing on 8 months of ethnographic case study research, this article explores the school choice experiences of disadvantaged families accessing publicly subsidized low-fee…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, School Policy, Disadvantaged
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