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Klaver, Lida T.; Walma van der Molen, Juliette H. – Science & Education, 2021
This paper presents the results of a large-scale study to validate a questionnaire that measures pupils' attitudes towards socioscientific issues (the PASSI questionnaire). We define socioscientific issues (SSI) as those topics that are about complex societal and technological developments that may induce ethical dilemmas. In this study, the term…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Test Validity, Student Attitudes, Science and Society
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Grund, Simon; Lüdtke, Oliver; Robitzsch, Alexander – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2021
Large-scale assessments (LSAs) use Mislevy's "plausible value" (PV) approach to relate student proficiency to noncognitive variables administered in a background questionnaire. This method requires background variables to be completely observed, a requirement that is seldom fulfilled. In this article, we evaluate and compare the…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Error of Measurement, Research Problems, Statistical Inference
Council of the Great City Schools, 2020
Despite the COVID-19-related school closures, school districts are handling enrollment of newly arriving students or students who will be starting Kindergarten in school year 2020-21. The school closure and health-related requirements of social distancing impede staff from conducting in-person screening for English proficiency as required by state…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Student Evaluation, School Closing, Questionnaires
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Özgenel, Mustafa – International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 2020
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the school climate affects school effectiveness. For this purpose, quantitative research relational screening model was used in the study. The research was conducted in 2018-2019 academic year and 341 teachers participated voluntarily. In the research, The Organizational Description Climate Scale…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Educational Environment, Predictor Variables, Organizational Climate
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Martin, Michael O.; Mullis, Ina V. S. – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2019
International large-scale assessments of student achievement such as International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Program for International…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Mathematics Tests, Science Achievement
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Rüschenpöhler, Lilith; Markic, Silvija – Studies in Science Education, 2019
This article gives an overview of the current state of science and technology self-concept research. Following a defined selection process, we analysed 74 peer-reviewed journal articles published from 1998 to 2017, which are indexed in the ERIC database and that deal with science and technology self-concepts (STSC) of school children and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Children, Adolescents, Minority Group Students
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Teo, Timothy – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This study proposed a model to explain the students' and teachers' intention to use (ITU) technology. A sample of 1,095 participants (503 students and 592 teachers) responded to a 15-item, 7-point scale designed to measure six variables: perceived usefulness (PU), perceived ease of use, attitude toward use (ATU), facilitating conditions, computer…
Descriptors: Intention, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teachers
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Kong, Siu-Cheung; Wang, Yi-Qing – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study aims to establish a robust measurement to obtain a comprehensive understanding of perceptions of programming education (POPE) of teacher and principal groups. In this study, the POPE scale contains three dimensions: (a) understanding in programming (UP), (b) support for programming (SP), and (c) expectation of programming (EP).…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Computer Science Education
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Wolk, Courtney Benjamin; Locke, Jill; Salas, Eduardo; Eiraldi, Ricardo; Cronholm, Peter F.; Mandell, David – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS™) is a tested strategy for improving communication and climate in hospitals. It is a promising but untested tool among school-based mental health teams. We examined the psychometric properties of the TeamSTEPPS Teamwork Perceptions Questionnaire (T-TPQ) and Teamwork…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Psychometrics, Questionnaires, Teamwork
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Liu, Min; Ko, Yujung; Willmann, Amanda; Fickert, Cynda – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
This study examined 342 teachers' views of professional development (PD) provided by a large school district to support its iPad initiative. We were interested in investigating teachers' perceptions of this district-provided PD, any change in teachers' views, and how they used iPads in their instruction while/after receiving PD. The findings,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Kong, Siu-Cheung – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
This study aimed to investigate parents' understanding of, support for and concerns about e-learning and proposed a school-parent partnership distributing responsibilities to parents and schools based on the results of the study. A total of 61 parents from 21 schools in an e-learning pilot scheme in Hong Kong responded to a questionnaire survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
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Ni, Yongmei; Yan, Rui; Pounder, Diana – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: Using the collective leadership framework, this study examines (a) how principals perceive their own influence and that of other key stakeholders in various school decisions and (b) how principals' perceived influences of other stakeholders are associated with their own influence. Research Method/Approach: This study uses the nationally…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness, Stakeholders
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Boele-de Bruin, H. L.; de Muynck, A. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
Professional ideals arise from personal worldviews and specify teachers' professional identities. This study aimed to explore how faith is present in the professional ideals of Christian teachers. The professional ideals of 107 Dutch teachers from conservative Protestant primary and secondary schools were explored using an open-ended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Religious Education, Private Schools
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Finnvold, Jon Erik – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This study explores the conditions that limit social participation for children with physical disabilities, and in particular, how school segregation practices affect participation in formal and informal after-school activities. In a sample of 491 children, to varying degrees, a majority of the children were taken out of ordinary classroom…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, School Segregation, Case Studies, After School Programs
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de Paor, Cathal; Murphy, Timothy R. N. – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Teacher research has been identified as a transformative model of CPD. However, as illustrated in the OECD's TALIS study, while teachers recognise the benefits of classroom enquiry for their own work, their participation in it is low. This paper examines the possible reasons for this discrepancy by considering the views of Irish teachers surveyed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Needs Assessment, Teacher Surveys, Online Surveys
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