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M. A. Dijks; M. J. Warrens; H. Korpershoek; R. J. Bosker – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2024
Subject choices in secondary education are important decisions, since they critically determine the tertiary fields of study that pupils can pursue. Multiple variables may play a role in pupils' decisions, such as their social environment and attitudes. The current study investigated subject choice intentions using the Theory of Planned Behavior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Course Selection (Students), Student Attitudes
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Lijuan Wang; Elina Lehtomaki – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2024
This study proposes a patterned explanation for the unequal educational achievement between Yi and Han students in China. Family backgrounds, school settings, educational expectations and aspirations are examined when investigating ethnic gaps in educational achievement. Evidence suggests significant impact of family backgrounds in shaping…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Student Characteristics, Family Characteristics
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Birgitta Fröjdendahl; Ylva Sandberg – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2024
This study detected patterns in teacher educators' and pre-service teachers' beliefs and practices regarding the degree project. Requirements in policy documents were also considered. The analysis centred on validity, teacher cognition and grounded theory. Conversations were conducted with instructors and students at three departments for teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Jane Carter; Tessa Podpadec; Pravina Pillay; Selma Babayigit; Khulekani Amegius Gazu – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2024
International comparative measures show that South Africa has extremely low standards in reading. A variety of programmes aimed at boosting reading have been developed, however, the effectiveness of these programmes is unclear. Prior reviews of effective reading instruction practices have focused almost exclusively on learners whose first language…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness, Multilingualism
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Claudio Longobardi; Shanyan Lin; Francesca Giovanna Maria Gastaldi; Martina Berchiatti – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2024
The influence of a positive relationship with the teacher on students' academic achievement is well established in the literature. However, little is known about how teachers' sentiments regarding students' physical appearance may influence this relationship. The purpose of this study was to examine the possible relationships between teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship
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Nancy L. Leech; Courtney Donovan; Dara Prais; Carolyn A. Haug; Ngoc Phan; Angela Rexwinkle – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2024
The purpose of this study was to compare motivations of teachers in P-12 private school settings with those in public school settings in a midwestern state in the United States. Through convenience sampling, 2,315 surveys were sent out with 73 private and 234 public school teachers agreeing to participate. Descriptive statistics and t tests…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Motivation, Public Schools, Private Schools
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Rachael Ruegg; Ha Hoang; Natalia Petersen – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2024
This study considers language proficiency test scores achieved by ESL students who subsequently entered a New Zealand university at the undergraduate level. Scores from IELTS and the university's in-house English Proficiency Test are analysed to determine the predictive ability of overall scores on these two tests and scores for each of the four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Language Tests
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Janina Beckmann; Lukas Fervers – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2024
Low interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) among high school students in general and women in particular is a highly prevalent phenomenon in many industrialized countries. This study analyses whether study counselling--guiding students to select a major in higher education through self-exploration and fostering their…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Career Choice, Majors (Students), Disproportionate Representation
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Javed Iqbal; Tanweer Ul Islam – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2024
Economic efficiency demands accurate assessment of individual ability for selection purposes. This study investigates Classical Test Theory (CTT) and Item Response Theory (IRT) for estimating true ability and ranking individuals. Two Monte Carlo simulations and real data analyses were conducted. Results suggest a slight advantage for IRT, but…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Monte Carlo Methods, Ability, Statistical Analysis
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Fernanda Soares; Nina Cunha – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2024
This article employs a mixed-method approach to assess the effects of El Salvadorian Integrated Systems of Full-Time Inclusive Schools (SI-EITP), which offers in-service teacher professional development (TPD) combined with a socioemotional learning intervention, on teacher well-being. Findings from the cluster-randomized controlled trial with no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Emotional Learning, Well Being, Intervention
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Mohammad Alqahtani; Desmond Tutu Ayentimi; Kantha Dayaram – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2023
The Saudi Arabian higher education sector is unique because it depends on an international workforce comprising mostly non-Saudi academics. This study examined the relationship between HRM practices, trust, knowledge sharing and academic research output in Saudi Arabian universities. The study design supports the application of both exploratory…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Correlation, Higher Education
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Dhakal, Khagendra Raj; Watson Todd, Richard; Jaturapitakkul, Natjiree – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2023
Although critical thinking has been widely accepted as an educational goal for decades, clear evidence for the development of students' critical thinking is sparse. Critical thinking has been conceptualised as skill, knowledge, and disposition respectively in psychology, philosophy and critical theory, but which applies to education is unclear. In…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Theories
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Kaleva, Satu; Celik, Ismail; Nogueiras, Gloria; Pursiainen, Jouni; Muukkonen, Hanni – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2023
Declining interests in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) related careers are concerning at a time when the society is becoming more reliant on complex technologies and science. Our study examined the predictors of students' STEM career interests within cohort data (N = 601) collected from Finnish general upper secondary…
Descriptors: STEM Education, STEM Careers, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Kingsbury, Ian; Greene, Jay; DeAngelis, Corey – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2023
Charter schools were originally intended to improve the American public education system by introducing innovative practices that could be replicated elsewhere. Charter critics and proponents alike, however, question the degree to which charter schools are truly innovative. While alarm has been raised about apparent conformity among charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Innovation, State Legislation, State Policy
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Taher Hatahet; Ahmad Alkhaledi; Aya Tello; Lana Jarad; Ahmad Al Shihabi; Kate Campbell – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2023
Higher education in the developing world is challenged by high number of students and rigid curricula. These challenges require innovative ways to support students learning. In this paper, a new extracurricular activity was designed to promote academic research and self-learning skills using undergraduate -- postgraduate peer learning. The course…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Cooperative Learning
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