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Liang, Xin – Evaluation & Research in Education, 2010
The study examined the role of classroom assessment and its relationships to student characteristics and mathematics performance by comparing the USA, Canada and Finland using Program of International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 data. The results indicated that student individual characteristics such as gender, family social-cultural status,…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement
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Ross, John A.; Scott, Garth; Bruce, Catherine D. – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
Recent research demonstrates that in many countries gender differences in mathematics achievement have virtually disappeared. Expectancy-value theory and social cognition theory both predict that if gender differences in achievement have declined there should be a similar decline in gender differences in self-beliefs. Extant literature is…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Failure, Mathematics Achievement, Social Cognition
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Sibbald, Tim – School Science and Mathematics, 2009
This article addresses a gap in the literature by developing a theory that bridges lesson study and self-efficacy. Since self-efficacy has been linked to student achievement, the theory is important as an explanatory mechanism linking lesson study to student achievement. The theory was developed using grounded theory based on primary source data…
Descriptors: Teacher Improvement, Teacher Collaboration, Self Efficacy, Grounded Theory
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Pruneau, Diane; Kerry, Jackie; Blain, Sylvie; Evichnevetski, Evgueni; Deguire, Paul; Barbier, Pierre-Yves; Freiman, Viktor; Therrien, Jimmy; Langis, Joanne; Lang, Mathieu – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Since coastal communities are already subjected to the impacts of climate change, adaptation has become a necessity. This article presents competencies demonstrated by Canadian municipal employees during an adaptation process to sea level rise. To adapt, the participants demonstrated the following competencies: problem solving (highlighting…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Problem Solving
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Woods-McConney, Amanda; Oliver, Mary Colette; McConney, Andrew; Schibeci, Renato; Maor, Dorit – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Given international concerns about students' pursuit (or more correctly, non-pursuit) of courses and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, this study is about achieving a better understanding of factors related to high school students' engagement in science. The study builds on previous secondary analyses of Programme for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, High School Students, Learner Engagement
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Ferguson, Janet M.; Dorman, Jeffrey P. – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2001
A study examining the relationship between classroom environment and academic self-efficacy surveyed 951 mathematics students in grades 8 and 10 in 4 Canadian high schools. Improved levels of involvement, investigation, and task orientation were associated with higher levels of academic efficacy. Conventional classrooms may foster academic…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Constructivism (Learning), Conventional Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Dionne, Liliane; Reis, Giuliano; Trudel, Louis; Guillet, Gabriel; Kleine, Leonard; Hancianu, Corina – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
Science fairs have been for many years a popular school activity in North America. They are a venue for the popularization of science and consequently an important encouragement for the pursuit of careers in science or engineering. However, little is known about students' perceived motives for participating in local or national science fairs and…
Descriptors: Careers, Self Efficacy, Science Interests, Motivation
Lloyd, Jennifer E. V.; Walsh, John; Yailagh, Manizheh Shehni – Canadian Journal of Education, 2005
In this study, we tested the claim that sex differences in mathematics achievement are related to boys' and girls' differing achievement-related beliefs. We compared the mathematics report card grades, 2001 Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) Numeracy subtest scores, performance attributions, and self-efficacy of 161 British Columbian public school…
Descriptors: Females, Self Esteem, Attribution Theory, Males
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Randhawa, Bikkar S.; And Others – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1993
A structural model of mathematics achievement was tested with 117 male and 108 female Canadian high school seniors, examining the role of self-efficacy as a mediator between mathematics attitudes and achievement. The postulated model for similarly specified parameters was a good fit to data for both males and females. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Attitude Measures, Females, Foreign Countries
Bengo, Priscilla – Online Submission, 2016
Mathematics coaching, which can be defined broadly as job-embedded learning for mathematics teachers with someone who can help, is being used in Canada to improve teaching practice and increase student achievement. Mathematics coaching research is quite new with little written on the components of effective coaching. The paper attempts to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Coaching (Performance), Program Effectiveness, Training Methods
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Pyper, Jamie Scott – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2014
In a mixed method study, teacher efficacy and contributing theoretical constructs of teacher concerns and teacher orientation with Intermediate/Senior mathematics preservice teachers from two Ontario Faculties of Education are examined. Data sources include a web-based questionnaire containing two teacher efficacy scales and short answer…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Research, Mathematics Education
Randhawa, Bikkar S.; And Others – 1989
In mathematics, Canadian students perform poorly, and enrollment in Canadian postsecondary institutions is low, particularly for women. Clearly, there is a need to understand the personal and social factors that influence mathematics achievement and academic choices. A. Bandura's self-efficacy theory (1977, 1982) implies that academic choices are…
Descriptors: Algebra, Career Choice, Comparative Testing, Course Selection (Students)
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Ashun, Mary Apea; Reinink, John – Adults Learning Mathematics, 2009
Much research (Ma, 1999; Cohen & Leung, 2004; English, 2003) has been done on mathematics education and pre-service teachers with special emphasis on how the mathematics is taught and the psychology of the pre-service teachers. While there is concern among North American mathematicians that mathematics instruction in K-12 grades needs to be…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
Martin, Michael O.; Mullis, Ina V. S.; Foy, Pierre; Stanco, Gabrielle M. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2012
For more than 50 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has been conducting comparative studies of educational achievement in a number of curriculum areas, including mathematics and science. TIMSS 2011 represents the fifth cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS),…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Long, Huey B.; And Others – 1997
The following papers are included: "Preface" (Huey B. Long); "Self-Directed Learning: Smoke and Mirrors?" (Huey B. Long); "From Self-Culture to Self-Direction: An Historical Analysis of Self-Directed Learning" (Amy D. Rose); "The Link between Self-Directed and Transformative Learning" (Jane Pilling-Cormick);…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis
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