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Tan, Cheng Yong – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
The present study examined indirect effects of principal leadership on the mathematics achievement of 254,475 15-year-old students from 10,313 schools in 32 OECD economies. Results showed that the students could be divided into three categories ("Disadvantaged," "Average," and "Privileged") differing in levels of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Disadvantaged, Advantaged, Socioeconomic Status
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Semela, Tesfaye – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2014
The purpose of this article is to provide a more comprehensive picture of teacher preparation in Ethiopia on top of a closer scrutiny of current teacher education reforms. In particular, it presents teacher education within the context of policy implementation over the last six decades by highlighting key reforms and how these reforms impacted the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Oder, Tuuli; Eisenschmidt, Eve – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
The ability to express oneself clearly in both a mother tongue and a foreign language is a foundation principle of the new national curriculum in Estonia. Therefore, research was conducted to determine whether there was a possible relationship between English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' perceptions of effective teaching and the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Environment, National Curriculum, English (Second Language)
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Sant, Edda; Davies, Ian – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
Youth councils are examined as spaces of citizenship education where young people are educated as political subjects. At a time of political and economic instability data were collected in a Catalan city through tests and focus groups involving 112 students, three teachers and two youth council managers during one academic year. Students'…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Politics, Citizen Participation, Mixed Methods Research
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Selwyn, Neil; Henderson, Michael; Chao, Shu-Hua – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
Large quantities of data are now being generated, collated and processed within schools through computerised systems and other digital technologies. In response to growing concerns over the efficiency and equity of how these data are used, the concept of "open data" has emerged as a potential means of using digital technology to…
Descriptors: Statistical Data, School Statistics, Access to Information, Information Management
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Nichols, Kim; Stevenson, Michael; Hedberg, John; Gillies, Robyn Margaret – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2016
Eighteen primary teachers across three conditions (Representational Fluency, Representational Agency, Comparison) received two days of training around an inquiry unit on plate tectonics replete with representations. The Representational Agency group also received training around the semiotic and material affordances of representations while the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Pretests Posttests, Interviews
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Mahoney, Gerald; Solomon, Richard – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
This investigation is a secondary analysis of data from a randomized control trial of the PLAY Home Consultation Intervention Program which was conducted with 112 preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their parents (Solomon et al. in "J Dev Behav Pediatr" 35:475-485, 2014). Subjects were randomly assigned to either a…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Intervention
Educational Services, Inc., Watertown, MA. – 1963
REPORTED ARE THE TENTATIVE VIEWS OF A GROUP OF MATHEMATICIANS ON THE CONTENT OF A PRE-COLLEGE MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM THAT MIGHT CONCEIVABLY REPRESENT THE TYPE OF PROGRAM WHICH WILL BE OPERATING IN A FEW DECADES. THE COMMITTEE PRESENTS ITS VIEWS, NOT AS A CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS, BUT AS A BASIS FOR DISCUSSION,…
Descriptors: Algebra, Calculus, Conference Reports, Conferences
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
The 2013 study, "Incentives, Selection, and Teacher Performance: Evidence from IMPACT" examined the effects of "IMPACT," a teacher evaluation system used in the District of Columbia Public Schools, on teacher retention and performance. "IMPACT" assigns each teacher a single performance score based on classroom…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Public Schools, Teacher Persistence
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Verhoeven, Clara L.; Schepers, Vera P.; Post, Marcel W.; van Heugten, Caroline M. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2011
The objective of this study was to investigate the value of screening for cognitive functions at the start of an inpatient rehabilitation programme to predict the health status 1 and 3 years poststroke. In this longitudinal cohort study of stroke patients in inpatient rehabilitation data of 134 participants were analysed. Cognitive and clinical…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation, Neurological Impairments, Longitudinal Studies, Patients
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Barner, David; Inagaki, Shunji; Li, Peggy – Cognition, 2009
We test the claim that acquiring a mass-count language, like English, causes speakers to think differently about entities in the world, relative to speakers of classifier languages like Japanese. We use three tasks to assess this claim: object-substance rating, quantity judgment, and word extension. Using the first two tasks, we present evidence…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Semantics, Nouns, Syntax
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
The 2013 study, "Looking Beyond Enrollment: The Causal Effect of Need-Based Grants on College Access, Persistence, and Graduation," examined whether eligibility for the Florida Student Access Grant (FSAG), a need-based grant for low-income students in Florida, affects college enrollment, credit accumulation, persistence over time in…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Tuition Grants, State Aid, Access to Education
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
The 2013 study, "Evaluation of the College Possible Program: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial", investigated the effect of the "College Possible" program, which is designed to serve low-income high school students by providing SAT/ACT test preparation, financial aid consulting, and college admissions guidance in an…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Regression (Statistics), Low Income, High School Students
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Riddell, Sheila; Weedon, Elisabet – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2010
In 2001, the (then) Scottish Executive embarked on a process of reform of the SEN framework in Scotland. This paper analyses negotiations between different social actors, principally local authority staff and parents, in the formation of the legislation and its subsequent enactment. Data are drawn from an analysis of responses to consultations,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Special Education, Educational Change
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DeGutis, Joseph; Wilmer, Jeremy; Mercado, Rogelio J.; Cohan, Sarah – Cognition, 2013
Although holistic processing is thought to underlie normal face recognition ability, widely discrepant reports have recently emerged about this link in an individual differences context. Progress in this domain may have been impeded by the widespread use of subtraction scores, which lack validity due to their contamination with control condition…
Descriptors: Validity, Subtraction, Visual Perception, Regression (Statistics)
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