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de Bilde, Jerissa; Boonen, Tinneke; Speybroeck, Sara; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Damme, Jan; Goos, Mieke – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Experiential education is a child-centered educational framework that is popular in Flemish kindergartens. In this study, the impact of five experiential practices (autonomy support, stimulation, emotional support, time for choice activities, and interest-based activities) and the moderating influence of initial achievement (language and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Personal Autonomy
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Belfi, Barbara; Goos, Mieke; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Damme, Jan – Educational Research Review, 2012
In the field of educational effectiveness research, the influence of a class' student body on students' individual achievement scores has been a popular research interest for many years. Yet, few studies have focussed on the effects of class composition on students' non-achievement outcomes, and up to now, hardly any attempts have been made to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Single Sex Classes, Ability Grouping, Secondary School Students
Goos, Mieke; Van Damme, Jan; Onghena, Patrick; Petry, Katja – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This study investigates the effects of repeating first grade on children's further academic growth, by tracking the actual performance and the teacher-rated performance of a cohort of Flemish first-graders until the end of elementary school. Two research questions are raised: (1) How do first-grade repeaters, at the cost of one extra year of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Grade 2, Grade 1, Elementary Education
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Belfi, Barbara; Goos, Mieke; Pinxten, Maarten; Verhaeghe, Jean Pierre; Gielen, Sarah; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Damme, Jan – British Educational Research Journal, 2014
This paper investigates how pupils' growth trajectories in three language domains (reading fluency, spelling, and reading comprehension) are related to their own socioeconomic and ethnic background and to the socioeconomic and ethnic composition of their primary school. Using multilevel piecewise growth curve analysis, the growth trajectories…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Spelling, Reading Comprehension, Socioeconomic Background
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Goos, Mieke; Schreier, Brigitte Maria; Knipprath, Heidi Maria Eduard; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Damme, Jan; Trautwein, Ulrich – Comparative Education Review, 2013
This study investigates the extent to which national educational policy factors can explain differences in the probability of students repeating a grade in primary and lower-secondary education across OECD member countries. Data from the PISA 2009 study, the OECD "Education at a Glance" brochures, and the TALIS 2007 study were analyzed…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Grade Repetition, Foreign Countries, Probability