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Mengel, Thomas – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2012
This conceptual and practical paper is integrating the work of Viktor Frankl (1985) and Steven Reiss (2000, 2008) into a model of Existential and Motivational Analysis (EMotiAn). This integrated model and approach may provide scholars, educators, consultants and practitioners alike with an innovative and meaningful framework for leadership and…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Profiles
Reker, Gary T.; And Others – 1984
This paper explores the developmental changes in meaning and purpose across the life course. Thirty males and females at the developmental stages of young adulthood (16-29 years), early middle-age (30-49 years), late middle-age (50-64 years), young-old (65-74 years) and old-old (75+ years) completed the Reker and Peacock (1981) Life Attitude…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adults, Age Differences, Aging (Individuals)
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Schildkamp, Kim; Rekers-Mombarg, Lyset T. M.; Harms, Truus J. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2012
At the end of secondary education in The Netherlands, students have to pass a final examination, consisting of an internal school-based assessment and an external national assessment. According to the Dutch inspectorate, to ensure the quality of final examinations, the discrepancy between both assessments must be less than 0.5 points (on a scale…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap
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Kyriakides, Leonidas; Creemers, Bert P. M.; Muijs, Daniel; Rekers-Mombarg, Lyset; Papastylianou, Dona; Van Petegem, Peter; Pearson, Diana – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2014
This project investigates the impact of the dynamic approach to school improvement (DASI) aiming to help schools face and reduce bullying through integrating research on bullying with educational effectiveness research (EER). A network of approximately 15 schools in each participating country (i.e., Belgium, Cyprus, England, Greece, and The…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Change Strategies
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van Langen, Annemarie; Rekers-Mombarg, Lyset; Dekkers, Hetty – British Educational Research Journal, 2008
Since 1998, upper level secondary education pupils in the Netherlands are required to choose one of four study profiles with their own specific and fixed combinations of final examination subjects. With the aid of multilevel analyses, the extent to which this situation has led to changes in the determinants of mathematics and science choice (i.e.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Course Selection (Students), High School Students, Mathematics Education
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van Langen, Annemarie; Rekers-Mombarg, Lyset; Dekkers, Hetty – International Journal of Science Education, 2006
The more science and mathematics subjects that pupils in pre-university education include in their final examination package, the more future academic routes are available to them. Equality of educational opportunity is thus threatened when groups of pupils, distinguished by sex and family background but otherwise of equal capacities and…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Academic Achievement, Science Education, Mathematics Education
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van Langen, Annemarie; Rekers-Mombarg, Lyset; Dekkers, Hetty – Educational Research & Evaluation, 2006
The more mathematics and science subjects are included in the curriculum in upper secondary education, the higher the number of accessible follow-up studies provided. The meritocratic caliber of secondary education is threatened when groups of students distinguished according to sex, social, and ethnic background but with otherwise equal…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Course Selection (Students), Minority Groups, Socioeconomic Status
Rekers, George A. – 1986
Reviewed in this address are research findings demonstrating that while some diversity in families is normal and functional, other forms of family diversity result from problems and are associated with human suffering. It is argued that both developmental and clinical studies have established the general rule that the father's positive presence in…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Divorce, Family Characteristics, Family Structure
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Rekers, George A. – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 1975
Discriminative stimulus control over sex-typed play behaviors was investigated in five boys, aged 5-8 years, who had childhood cross-gender identification. Sex-typed play was found to vary as a function of social stimulus condition and type of response required, but all children exhibited predominantly feminine play while alone in the playroom.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Play, Sex Stereotypes, Social Influences
Rekers, George A.; And Others – 1972
This study demonstrated reinforcement control over pronounced feminine behaviors in a male child who had been psychologically evaluated as manifesting "childhood cross-gender identity." Reinforcement control over cross-gender behavior was demonstrated by identifying some behavioral treatment conditions under which feminine behaviors could be…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems, Behavioral Objectives
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Rekers, George A.; And Others – Child Development, 1977
Eight operationally defined "feminine" gestures were recorded for 48 elementary school aged boys and girls while they individually performed a standardized play task. Results showed a significant overall difference between the sexes with three specific gestures discriminating significantly between the sexes. (Author/JMB)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Elementary Education, Sex Differences, Sex Role
Rekers, George A.; Lovaas, O. Ivar – 1973
This study demonstrated reinforcement control over pronounced feminine behaviors in a male child. The clinical history of S paralleled the retrospective reports of adult transsexuals, including (a) cross-gender clothing preferences, (b) actual or imaginal use of cosmetic articles, (c) feminine behavior mannerisms, (d) aversion to masculine…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Change, Behavioral Science Research, Children