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Hemphill, Sheryl A.; Heerde, Jessica A.; Scholes-Balog, Kirsty E.; Herrenkohl, Todd I.; Toumbourou, John W.; Catalano, Richard F., Jr. – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: This article examines the effect of early adolescent alcohol use on mid-adolescent school suspension, truancy, commitment, and academic failure in Washington State, United States, and Victoria, Australia. Also of interest was whether associations remain after statistically controlling for other factors known to predict school outcomes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Adolescents, Drinking
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Craig, Bevan A.; Morton, Darren P.; Kent, Lillian M.; Butler, Terry L.; Rankin, Paul M.; Price, Kevin R. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: We examined the body mass index (BMI) of students attending Seventh-day Adventist (Adventist) schools in Australia in 2001 and 2012. Methods: A total of 3069 students attending Adventist schools in Australia responded to a health and lifestyle survey in 2001 (N = 1335) and 2012 (N = 1734). The survey captured self-reported height and…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Religious Cultural Groups, Foreign Countries, Health Behavior
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Gibbs, Lisa; Staiger, Petra K.; Johnson, Britt; Block, Karen; Macfarlane, Susie; Gold, Lisa; Kulas, Jenny; Townsend, Mardie; Long, Caroline; Ukoumunne, Obioha – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2013
Objective: Evaluate achievement of the "Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program" in increasing child appreciation of diverse, healthy foods. Design: Comparative 2-year study. Setting: Six program and 6 comparison primary schools in rural and metropolitan Victoria, Australia, matched for socioeconomic status and size. Participants: A…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Gardening
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Colgate, Orla; Ginns, Paul; Bagnall, Nigel – Educational Psychology, 2017
The role parents can play in supporting early reading attainment is well documented. There is still, however, a need to understand what motivates parents to become involved in reading at home with their child. Past research, based upon correlational studies, has mixed findings regarding the influence of the teacher and the child on parents'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Grade 2, Parents
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Iddrisu, Issah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The universal basic education policy enshrined in the constitution of Ghana is aimed at making education accessible and affordable for all Ghanaian citizens. This paper sought to assess whether the universal basic education policy really have an impact on access at the basic level. The study was carried out on the premise that the universal basic…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Pendergast, Donna; Allen, Jeanne; McGregor, Glenda; Ronksley-Pavia, Michelle – Education Sciences, 2018
The philosophy of middle level education is to intentionally create a learning environment that supports every young adolescent. The literature around engagement points to the need for students to experience (among other requirements) a sense of belonging at school (SOBAS). When the need for belonging is not achieved there may be significant…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Adolescents, Learner Engagement, At Risk Students
Worth, Jack; Van den Brande, Jens – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2019
National Foundation for Educational Research's (NFER's) first annual report on the state of the teacher workforce measures the key indicators of the teacher labour market and teachers' working conditions. The recruitment, development and retention of teachers and school leaders is a crucial underpinning for a successful education system. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching Conditions
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Barnes, Jonathan M. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The recruitment and retention 'crises' in US and UK teaching have major and negative implications for the future of education. This pilot study uses extended conversations with Asian and African teaching staff to examine the role of values in helping teachers sustain positive contributions to children's lives and world. In five elementary schools,…
Descriptors: Values, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ebubekir, Bozavli – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
Mother tongue acquisition starts with words and grammar acquired spontaneously by means of communication, while at school foreign language learning takes place based on grammar. Vocabulary learning is very often neglected or rather it turns into an individual activity. The present study, which is considered to be unique on its own, is to reveal…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Phonetics, Lexicology, Native Language
Abonyo, Nelson; Onderi, Henry; Ayodo, T. M. O. – Online Submission, 2014
Despite the introduction of Free Primary Education in 2003 by the Kenya government in its quest to increasing access, retention and equity in education provision, child survival rate in primary schools in Mbita Sub-county is still 85.2% and is below the national survival rate of 97.1%. It was due to this low retention rate that the study was set…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Academic Persistence, Surveys
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Muthoni, Njeru Idah; Otube, Nelly; Ondigi, Samson Rosana – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
This study investigated the factors that influenced low enrolment and retention rates of girls with disabilities in integrated primary schools. It further explored possible intervention measures that may be employed to mitigate the situation. The study was conducted in selected schools in Runyenjes (Embu East) and Manyatta (Embu North)…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Academic Persistence, Females, Disabilities
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Reza, Fawzia – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
Primary education is one of the basic human rights and is considered essential for the economic growth and development of a country. However, in certain countries including Pakistan, this basic right is not appropriately recognized or encouraged. In Pakistan's patricidal society, educating girls, who are marginalized and not provided the same…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Access to Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Ruff, Ryan Richard – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2016
Education in Sub-Saharan Africa is increasingly viewed as a means of emancipation and a transformative project for social mobility. Developing nations have pursued policies such as universal or free primary education to increase access to education and improve student outcomes. In this study, direct and indirect precursors to primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Costs, Educational Finance, Class Size
Ho, Siew Yin; Logan, Tracy – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2013
This paper describes Singapore and Australian Grade 6 students' (n=1,187) performance on a symmetry task in a recently developed Mathematics Processing Instrument (MPI). The MPI comprised tasks sourced from Australia and Singapore's national assessments, NAPLAN and PSLE. Only half of the cohort solved the item successfully. It is possible that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Rahim, Bushra – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: Devolution of fiscal and administrative autonomy to public schools is a global phenomenon now. Various models of school autonomy have been adopted both in developing and developed countries. The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of devolution of fiscal autonomy to public primary schools through Parent--Teacher Councils (PTCs)…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, Foreign Countries
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