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Tašner, Veronika; Mihelic, Mojca Žveglic; Ceplak, Metka Mencin – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The purpose of our research is to gain a better insight into what encourages young adults, in particular young women, to enter the teaching profession. The empirical part of the article is based on a pilot study including 132 students, with data collection being based on a survey approach using a questionnaire. The research attempts to address the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Young Adults, Females
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Gaber, Milica Antic – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The aim of the present paper is to map the development of women's and gender studies (WGS) in the academic field in Slovenia. Slovenia is the first of the former Yugoslav state republics in which WGS have succeeded in entering the academic field and becoming part of institutionalised university study. In this paper we will ask the following…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Studies, Gender Issues, Educational Development
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Jugovic, Ivana – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The goal of the research was to explore the role of motivation, gender roles and stereotypes in the explanation of students' educational outcomes in a stereotypically male educational domain: physics. Eccles and colleagues' expectancy-value model was used as a theoretical framework for the research. The research sample included 736 grammar school…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Physics, Science Achievement, Predictor Variables
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Kuhar, Roman; Zobec, Aleš – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
Mass protests across Europe against marriage equality, reproductive rights, gender mainstreaming and sexual education have centralised in the past few years around so-called "gender theory." This theory is explained as a new threat to the "traditional family" and "natural masculinity and femininity," as it allegedly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Theories, Cultural Influences
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Kubiatko, Milan; Torkar, Gregor; Rovnanova, Lenka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The main aim of our research was to determine whether the teacher is one of the factors influencing students' perception of biology as a school subject. The study also aimed to identify the influence of certain other factors in this regard, specifically: students' gender and place of residence, the number of biology teachers who have taught the…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Biology, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction
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Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica; Fekonja-Peklaj, Urška – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
Child gender has been proved to affect toddlers'/children's language development in several studies, but its effect was not found to be stable across different ages or various aspects of language ability. The effect of gender on toddler's, children's and adolescents' language ability was examined in the present meta-analysis of ten Slovenian…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Meta Analysis, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition
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Messerschmidt, James W. – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
In this paper the author summarizes several life history case studies of adolescent boys who were identified at school as "wimps" and who eventually engaged in various forms of sexual violence. Such boys rarely are--if at all--discussed in the childhood, education and feminist literatures on sexual violence. The life stories reveal the…
Descriptors: Males, Correlation, Bullying, Masculinity
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Cencic, Majda – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
School leaders are a central factor of the quality of learning and teaching in schools. It is generally believed that the staff model their behaviour on leaders, which means if school leaders understand the physical school environment to be an important factor of learning, school staff (teachers and other professional staff) will also do so. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Role, Elementary Schools, Online Surveys
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Mihelic, Mojca Žveglic – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The starting points of primary school pupils in a foreign country differ significantly from those of native pupils. In Slovenia, the knowledge of pupils who are foreign citizens (foreign pupils) may be assessed with different accommodations for no more than two years. The presented research conducted on a representative sample of 697 Slovenian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes
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Selby, David – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
Mainstream education for sustainable development conceives of nature as a resource or commodity. The natural world is, for the most part, accorded only instrumental or utilitarian value. As a field it thus aligns itself with a longstanding paradigm in western thinking that sees humans as separate from and dominant over nature. The de-natured…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Native Language, Place Based Education, Ecology
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Lindemann-Matthies, Petra; Remmele, Martin; Yli-Panula, Eija – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This study investigates how well prepared student teachers are to implement species identification in school. Data were collected with the help of a questionnaire and a PowerPoint presentation in which local plant and animal species were presented. Participants (n = 357) correctly identified, on average, 23% of the plants and 44% of the animals.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Minimum Competencies, Minimum Competency Testing
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Košutic, Iva – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This paper aims to explore social inequalities in school achievement and educational decision-making of the final-year students of secondary schools in the City of Zagreb and Zagreb County, Croatia (N = 534). The theoretical framework of the paper was Bourdieu's theory of cultural and social reproduction (1977a). The main objectives were an…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Higher Education, School Choice, Access to Education
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Šorgo, Andrej; Šiling, Rebeka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
Based on the responses of our sample (N = 310) of adolescents and young adults from Slovenia (students of secondary and tertiary schools, university students) to a number of tasks covering reproduction, from the molecular to organismal levels, it can be concluded that their knowledge is seriously flawed. Correlations of knowledge between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, College Students, Knowledge Level
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McCloughlin, Thomas J. J.; Matthews, Philip S. C. – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This work discusses repertory grid analysis as a tool for investigating the structures of students' representations of biological concepts. Repertory grid analysis provides the researcher with a variety of techniques that are not associated with standard methods of concept mapping for investigating conceptual structures. It can provide valuable…
Descriptors: Biology, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Concept Mapping
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Špernjak, Andreja; Šorgo, Andrej – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This article describes the results of a study that investigated the use of the dissection of organs in anatomy and physiology classes in Slovenian lower and upper secondary schools. Based on a sample of 485 questionnaires collected from Slovenian lower and upper secondary school students, we can conclude that dissection of mammalian organs during…
Descriptors: Laboratory Procedures, Animals, Anatomy, Physiology
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