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Schroeter, Sara; James, Carl E. – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2015
This article discusses the educational experiences of a group of French-speaking Black African-born students who entered Canada as refugees. They were attending a French school and were placed in a separate programme that was designed to meet their particular needs given their limited language skills and level of education. Drawing on critical…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Foreign Countries, French
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Pearsall, Hamil; Hawthorne, Timothy; Block, Daniel; Walker, Barbara Louise Endemaño; Masucci, Michele – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
Previous research on broadening participation in higher education and Science Technology Engineering and Math has inadequately examined the role of place. This article explores the socio-spatial perceptions of youth of a college campus and changes in perceptions youth experience during their transition from being a university neighbor to becoming…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Geographic Information Systems, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Topping, Keith J. – Reading Psychology, 2015
Are the books preferred and most enjoyed by children harder than other books they read? Are non-fiction books read and understood at the same level of difficulty as fiction books? The Accelerated Reader software offers computerized comprehension quizzes of real books individually chosen by children, giving children (and teachers, librarians, and…
Descriptors: Fiction, Nonfiction, Reading Material Selection, Childrens Literature
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Darragh, Lisa – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2015
Many students do not recognise in themselves positive learner identities in mathematics and thus exclude themselves from further mathematics education, limiting their life opportunities. In this study, I use a performance metaphor for identity, drawing on G.H. Mead, Erving Goffman and Judith Butler to analyse interviews with students, taken at…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mathematics, Performance, Interviews
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Olusola, Olayiwola Idowu; Ajayi, Oluwagbemiga Samson – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Moral intelligence is the capacity to apply moral principles to one's own values, goals and actions (or the ability to see what is right and integrate it into one's life and actions) It is considered as the individual capacity to understand right from wrong, to have strong ethical convictions and to act on them to behave in the right and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Moral Development, Moral Values
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Musacchio, Gemma; Lanza, Tiziana; D'Addezio, Giuliana – Journal of Education and Learning, 2015
The present paper describes an experience of science theatre addressed to children of primary and secondary school, with the main purpose of making them acquainted with a topic, the interior of the Earth, largely underestimated in compulsory school curricula worldwide. A not less important task was to encourage a positive attitude towards natural…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Natural Disasters
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Sheldrake, Richard; Mujtaba, Tamjid; Reiss, Michael J. – British Educational Research Journal, 2015
Increasing the number of students who study mathematics once it is no longer compulsory remains a priority for England. A longitudinal cohort from England (1085 students) was surveyed at Years 10 and 12. Students' self-beliefs of ability influenced their GCSE mathematics grades and their intended and actual mathematics subject-choices; the degree…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Student Surveys
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Grace, Marcus; Lee, Yeung Chung; Asshoff, Roman; Wallin, Anita – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This paper focuses on the views of 16-17-year-old science students from England, Germany, Hong Kong and Sweden on whale hunting, and their perceptions of the views of their international counterparts. The students were all provided with the same decision-making task, discussed the issue in small groups and then presented their views on video,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Secondary School Science
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Mun, Kongju; Shin, Namsoo; Lee, Hyunju; Kim, Sung-Won; Choi, Kyunghee; Choi, Sung-Youn; Krajcik, Joseph S. – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
We re-conceptualized the meaning of scientific literacy and developed an instrument, which we call the Global Scientific Literacy Questionnaire (GSLQ) based on a new conceptual framework for scientific literacy in the twenty-first century. We identified five dimensions, each with key elements. The five dimensions are (1) content knowledge (core…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction, Metacognition, Secondary School Students
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Ahonen, Arto Kalevi; Kinnunen, Päivi – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Frameworks of twenty-first century skills have attained a central role in school development and curriculum changes all over the world. There is a common understanding of the need for meta-skills such as problem solving, reasoning, collaboration, and self-regulation. This article presents results from a Finnish study, in which 718 school pupils…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
Akilli, Mustafa – Online Submission, 2015
The aim of this study is to demonstrate the science success regression levels of chosen emotional features of 8th grade students using Structural Equation Model. The study was conducted by the analysis of students' questionnaires and science success in TIMSS 2011 data using SEM. Initially, the factors that are thought to have an effect on science…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Science Achievement, Structural Equation Models, Secondary School Science
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Chin, Chee Kuen; Gong, Cheng; Tay, Boon Pei – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2015
This paper reports on the effects of using wiki-based process writing in Singapore's Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) scenarios. A group of 32 Secondary 1 (Seventh Grade) students ("Students") received various forms of online scaffolding at different steps of the writing process over two years. A whole set of teaching materials on 45…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Collaborative Writing, Writing Processes, Chinese
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Potvin, Patrice; Skelling-Desmeules, Yannick; Sy, Ousmane – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2015
This article describes the design of a misconception diagnostic test about fire-related phenomena. It proposes a new test format in which a certainty-measuring tier has been integrated into each of the true/false response choices. This format is argued to be easier for teachers to use than the increasingly popular three-tier format. First, we…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Student Attitudes, Misconceptions, Secondary School Students
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Msoka, Vidate C.; Mtebe, Joel S.; Kissaka, Mussa M.; Kalinga, Ellen C. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
Students in secondary schools in Tanzania have been facing difficulties in conducting laboratory experiments. This has been due to the acute shortage of laboratory facilities and poor teaching methodologies. Consequently, students perceive science subjects as unattractive, difficult and irrelevant to understanding the world around them. An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Experiments, Secondary School Students
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Tabuenca, Bernardo; Kalz, Marco; Ternier, Stefaan; Specht, Marcus – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2015
Nowadays, smartphone users are constantly receiving notifications from applications that provide feedback, as reminders, recommendations or announcements. Nevertheless, there is little research on the effects of mobile notifications to foster meta-learning. This paper explores the effectiveness of mobile notifications to foster reflection on…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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