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Zhou, Jianhua; Huebner, E. Scott; Tian, Lili – School Mental Health, 2020
Based on the interplay between achievement goals theory and social comparison theory, our study focused on how achievement goals relate to subjective well-being in the school context in Chinese adolescents. Specifically, we addressed a theoretical model that specified that academic social comparisons and self-esteem would serve as mediators in the…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Well Being, Goal Orientation, Self Esteem
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Sant, Edda; Davies, Ian – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
Youth councils are examined as spaces of citizenship education where young people are educated as political subjects. At a time of political and economic instability data were collected in a Catalan city through tests and focus groups involving 112 students, three teachers and two youth council managers during one academic year. Students'…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Politics, Citizen Participation, Mixed Methods Research
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Tay, Hui Yong – Cogent Education, 2016
iPads are so ubiquitous now that one sometimes forgets that they came onto the scene and into schools only very recently in 2010. Hence, there is relatively little empirical data of their impact on teaching and learning. This paper presents the findings of a 3-year study undertaken in an all-girls' secondary school that piloted the use of the iPad…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Handheld Devices, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Doiz, Aintzane; Lasagabaster, David; Sierra, Juan Manuel – Language Learning Journal, 2014
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is burgeoning all over Europe and this is particularly so in Spain. During the last 10 years, content language instruction through a foreign language (FL) (mainly English) has become a key area of curricular innovation. One of the main reasons put forward by the advocates of this approach is that…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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Riglin, Lucy; Frederickson, Norah; Shelton, Katherine H.; Rice, Frances – Journal of Adolescence, 2013
This longitudinal study of adolescents in the first year of secondary school, examined the relationship between psychological functioning at the beginning of year 7 (mean age 11.25 years) with attainment at the end of year 7 (mean age 11.78 years). Depressive symptoms, school liking and conduct problems predicted lower attainment across time…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Depression (Psychology), Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Students
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Fisher, Linda – Research Papers in Education, 2013
Beliefs influence how learners construe what they experience in the classroom and their learning behaviour. Understanding the nature of such beliefs is therefore important if teaching is to be as effective and responsive as possible. This paper reports the representations of young learners' beliefs about foreign language learning as identified…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Péter-Szarka, Szilvia – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Motivation to learn foreign languages is a significant determinant of successful language acquisition. The subject has been widely researched in the past, and since the early 1990s a great deal of empirical research related to the classroom environment has been proposed to expand theory into everyday classroom practice. I present an empirical,…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Correlation, Comparative Analysis
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Lambert, Nathan; Miller, Andy – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: Recent studies have investigated the causal attributions for difficult pupil behaviour made by teachers, pupils, and parents but none have investigated the temporal stability or predictive validity of these attributions. Aims: This study examines the causal attributions made for difficult classroom behaviour by students on two…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Predictive Validity, Factor Analysis, Secondary School Students
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Lowman, Jennifer; Elliott, Marta – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2010
Using the Educational Longitudinal Survey of 2002, we investigate variation in factors that contribute to Asian, Black, Hispanic, and White students' educational expectations. Separate multilevel models demonstrate group variation in student and school-level influences. Academic and school factors explained the most variation in White students'…
Descriptors: African American Students, Neighborhoods, Private Schools, Student Attitudes
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Cowan, Paula; Maitles, Henry – Educational Review, 2007
Previous research on teaching the Holocaust, primarily case studies in either the primary or the secondary sectors, suggests that Holocaust education can contribute to pupils' citizenship values in a positive way. Yet, in common with other initiatives, this evidence focuses exclusively on the short term impact of Holocaust education. Our ongoing…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Jews, Racial Bias, Social Bias
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Chambers, Gary N. – Language Teaching Research, 1998
Presents findings relating to a study on pupils' perceptions of the in-school foreign language learning experience. The study is part of a longitudinal study on the motivational perspectives of secondary pupils learning German. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, German