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Yalçin, Seher – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This study aimed to compare the Graded Response Model (GRM) and the Mixed-Graded Response Model (MixGRM) in terms of model data-fit and parameters and demonstrate the application of MixGRM on real data. In this context, this study is basic research based on the International Computer and Information Literacy Study in 2013 conducted with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Item Response Theory, Rating Scales, Models
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Ajayi, Stephen O.; Olatunji, Oluwole A. – Africa Education Review, 2019
Four theoretical frameworks were used to explore causations of turnover amongst high school teachers in Nigeria: (1) teachers' personal health, (2) work-family life, (3) job satisfaction, and (4) actual turnover intention. Quantitative data were obtained from 925 public high school teachers in Ogun State, South-Western Nigeria. Cronbach's Alpha…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Bhengu, Thamsanqa T.; Svosve, Evangelista – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article presents and discusses the findings of a multi-case study that was conducted in four remote rural early childhood development (ECD) schools located in the Chiredzi district, in Masvingo province, Zimbabwe. The article explored how school heads enhanced resources mobilisation in remote rural ECD schools through school-community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, School Community Relationship, Case Studies
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Musundire, Austin; Dreyer, Johannes M. – Africa Education Review, 2019
Research was undertaken to find ways of resolving implementation challenges of supervision and evaluation systems by examining the perceptions of South African school-based managers and educators regarding the effectiveness of the clinical supervision strategy as a tool for improving the quality of teaching in compliance with the total quality…
Descriptors: Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Educational Quality
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Newton, Genevieve; Poung, Kim; Laila, Amar; Bye, Zoe; Bettger, William; Cottenie, Karl; Dawson, John; Graether, Steffen P.; Jacobs, Shoshanah; Murrant, Coral; Zettel, John – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Student evaluations of teaching (SETs) provide both summative and formative feedback. Although it is clear that SETs are used by administrators for summative purposes, such as providing data to support personnel decisions, it is uncertain how instructors use them for formative development such as to inform overall teaching practice. The objective…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Biology, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Yan, Jingqi; Li, Degao – American Annals of the Deaf, 2019
Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students tend to experience delayed development of grammatical skills in written language. However, much remains unknown about the mechanism behind this phenomenon. In the present study, the researchers used a self-paced moving-window reading task to investigate DHH students' understanding of causal and adversative…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Sentences, Foreign Countries
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Ergin, Demirali Yasar – World Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this research was to determine the environmental awareness of teacher candidates. According to this aim the research was carried out with a total of 532 students randomly selected from all departments of Trakya University Faculty of Education and Pedagogical Formation program students during the fall semester of 2016-2017.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Environment, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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Mendes-Rodrigues, Clesnan; Ranal, Marli A.; Carvalho, Deise V. P. – World Journal of Education, 2019
Productivity demand of Brazilian Postgraduate Programs has increased as a result of global scientific and technological competitiveness, leading to stresses among researchers and students. Thus, this work was aimed at evaluating the quality of life of students of one Postgraduate Program in Agronomy through the WHOQOL-bref. Of the 36 students…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Quality of Life, Productivity, Competition
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Durdukoca, Sule Firat – World Journal of Education, 2019
Values are the foundation of culture. The aim of values education is to help learners improve their social tendencies by adopting social and universal values, support character development, raise good citizens, and enhance academic efforts and achievement. In Turkey, values education is offered in the teaching-learning process of all courses…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Teacher Attitudes, Value Judgment, Gender Differences
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Tosuncuoglu, Irfan; Küçükler, Halil – World Journal of Education, 2019
Information literacy is a fundamental component of the educational process. One of the most essential considerations involved in the course of providing effective education to students, is the need to instil in them the need to be aware of the information and facts that most impact their own lives and the societies in which they live. Information…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Munkhaugen, Ellen Kathrine; Torske, Tonje; Gjevik, Elen; Naerland, Terje; Pripp, Are Hugo; Diseth, Trond H. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study compared social, executive, emotional, and behavioral characteristics of students with autism spectrum disorder who did and did not display school refusal behavior. The participants were 62 students with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability aged 9-16 years attending inclusive schools. Parents first completed…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis
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Keen, Deb; Adams, Dawn; Simpson, Kate; den Houting, Jacquiline; Roberts, Jacqueline – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Anxiety symptomatology is frequently reported in autistic children, and the prevalence of anxiety disorder is estimated at around 40%. However, most studies have focused upon children of age 8 years or above, so little is known about early signs of anxiety in younger children with autism. This study sought to describe anxiety-related…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Anxiety, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Nah, Yong-Hwee; Young, Robyn L.; Brewer, Neil – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
While autism spectrum disorder screening tools provide a useful resource for practitioners, the reality is they are underused. The justifications often provided include the time required for administration and the training involved. A brief tool with good psychometric properties that require minimal training is required. This study examined the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Diagnostic Tests, Screening Tests
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Crane, Laura; Adams, Fern; Harper, Georgia; Welch, Jack; Pellicano, Elizabeth – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
There is a high incidence and prevalence of mental health problems among young people, with several barriers to help-seeking noted in this group. High rates of mental health problems have also been reported in children and adults on the autism spectrum. Taken together, young autistic people may be a particularly vulnerable group when it comes to…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Young Adults, Autism, Foreign Countries
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Baker, Sally; Irwin, Evonne; Taiwo, Mary; Singh, Sonal; Gower, Shelley; Dantas, Jaya – Review of Education, 2019
This paper discusses the methodological and logistical complexities that underpin multi-method, multi-sited, multi-phased research with vulnerable communities. The project on which we draw was a 3-year Australian government-funded, longitudinal and cross-sectional exploration of students from refugee backgrounds (SfRBs) as they moved into, through…
Descriptors: Refugees, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Disadvantaged
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