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Katz, Sara; Stupel, Moshe – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
There is a consensus among mathematicians and mathematics educators that creativity plays an essential role in doing mathematics. Creative students are self-regulated students who take control over processes and experience high self-efficacy beliefs. The aim of this case study was to promote mathematical creativity and self-efficacy of elementary…
Descriptors: Creativity, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Nasser-Abu Alhija, Fadia; Amasha, Marcel – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2012
This study examined a structural model of mathematics achievement among Druze 8th graders in Israel. The model integrates 2 psychosocial theories: goal theory and social learning theory. Variables in the model included gender, father's and mother's education, classroom mastery and performance goal orientation, mathematics self-efficacy and…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Socialization, Mothers, Self Efficacy
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Lackaye, Timothy; Margalit, Malka – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
The goals of this study were to (a) examine differences between two age groups of adolescents with and without learning disabilities (LD) in their general and specific self-efficacy beliefs (in history and mathematics), their academic achievement (in history and mathematics), and their loneliness, effort, and hope; and (b) identify predictors of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Psychological Patterns
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Nasser, Fadia; Birenbaum, Menucha – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2005
This study examined a structural model of mathematics achievement of 2 culturally different groups of Jewish and Arab 8th graders in terms of 5 learner-related variables, namely, gender, epistemological beliefs, self-efficacy, attitudes, and mathematics anxiety. Multigroup structural modeling analysis indicated that the goodness of fit of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Anxiety
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Chachashvili-Bolotin, Svetlana; Milner-Bolotin, Marina; Lissitsa, Sabina – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Based on the Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT), the study aims to investigate factors that predict students' interest in pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in tertiary education both in general and in relation to their gender and socio-economic background. The results of the analysis of survey responses of…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Interests, STEM Education, Postsecondary Education
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Levenson, Esther; Gal, Hagar – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
This paper considers studying changes in teachers' perspectives regarding the teaching of mathematically talented students learning in heterogeneous classes. We investigate these changes through a case study of Rona, a teacher who participated in the professional development program "From One End to the Other" held in The David Yellin…
Descriptors: Teacher Attendance, Attitude Change, Academically Gifted, Mathematics
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Lavy, Ilana; Zarfin, Orly – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2013
In this study we explored the effects of providing ninth-grade students with the chance to take part in decision making concerning the mathematics level they would be assigned to in high school. Decisions concerned their self-competence regarding their mathematical abilities, their learning goals and the class atmosphere. The students were taught…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 9, Mathematics, Mathematics Education
Chissick, Naomi – 2002
This paper describes on-going research that investigates the effects of an implementation project run in comprehensive schools in Israel. The research also examines teacher's self-esteem, and tries to discover its place in determining the teacher's willingness to adopt innovative practices. Results so far suggest that the implementation project is…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Professional Development
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Eidelman, L.; Hazzan, O. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2008
Worldwide surveys indicate that the number of women studying undergraduate-level Computer Science is constantly decreasing. Based on data collected in Israel, significant differences were found in the percentages of female high school students studying advanced-level Computer Science among different sectors. More specifically, while the percentage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Jews, Computer Science