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Carpenter, Thomas P.; Kirk, Roger E. – Educational Studies, 2017
Statistics is an important subject in psychology and social science education. However, inadequate mathematical skills can pose a barrier to learning statistics. Some educators have suggested that students' math skills are declining. The present research examined trends in the math skills of psychology undergraduates across 21 years. Students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Majors (Students), Mathematics Skills
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Mahajna, Sami – Educational Studies, 2017
This study examines the relation between perceived career barriers, future orientation and career decisions among young Palestinian-Israeli youth. The study employs a theoretical model that links perceived career barriers and career decisions via variables of future orientation. Three hundred eighty-eight young Palestinian-Israeli women (73.20%)…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Family Problems, Ethnic Groups, Social Discrimination
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Herman, Emilia; Stefanescu, Daniela – Educational Studies, 2017
This paper approaches the issue of higher entrepreneurship education in motivating young people to start their own business as a viable alternative to the successful integration of university graduates on the labour market. The fundamental question of this research is if, currently, entrepreneurship education influences students' entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Stimulation, Entrepreneurship, Engineering
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Jin, Jun – Educational Studies, 2017
Problem-based learning (PBL) has been increasingly employed as a teaching and learning approach in many disciplines in higher education. In English medium of instruction (EMI) universities in Asia, PBL can further enhance knowledge construction as well as development of disciplinary language and communicative skills. It is necessary to explore how…
Descriptors: Interaction, Student Empowerment, Problem Based Learning, Small Group Instruction
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Human-Vogel, Salomé; Morkel, Jorina – Educational Studies, 2017
In the present study, we examine the personal belief in a just world (PBJW) for teachers and learners in predominantly Afrikaans-speaking South African schools, and the relationship between teachers' PBJW and their perception of problem behaviour in the classroom. The study is informed by national debates of school violence in South African…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Grade 4
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Ozturk, Nesrin – Educational Studies, 2017
For successful reading experiences in native and/or foreign/second language, individuals need to benefit from not only cognitive strategies but also metacognitive strategies. Although research found reading comprehension and performance increase following metacognitive trainings, such findings may not transfer into mainstream classrooms as easily…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Neuman, Ari; Guterman, Oz – Educational Studies, 2017
This article examines the educational objectives of parents who homeschool (or practice home education) in terms of the widely accepted division of primary educational objectives, namely, socialisation, acculturation, and individualization. Using qualitative methodology and in-depth interviews, 30 homeschooling mothers were interviewed about their…
Descriptors: Socialization, Acculturation, Home Schooling, Educational Objectives
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Li, Hui-Chuan; Tsai, Tsung-Lung – Educational Studies, 2017
Research on problem-based learning (PBL) has tended to focus on the graduate level of education, paying less attention to the primary school level and to what is involved for students during the implementation of PBL. In this paper we take a step towards addressing this need for research by reporting findings from a descriptive, explanatory case…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Vesterinen, Olli; Kangas, Marjaana; Krokfors, Leena; Kopisto, Kaisa; Salo, Laura – Educational Studies, 2017
Teachers cross boundaries when they collaborate with out-of-school partners to provide more authentic learning experiences for students. Using the framework of boundary crossing, the study draws on interview data from schools and their out-of-school partners to examine the research question of how the research participants viewed the beginning of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interprofessional Relationship, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Attitudes
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Liu, Shuiyun; Liu, Fuxing; Yu, Yafeng – Educational Studies, 2017
This paper focuses on the education of migrant children in Beijing. As of the late 1990s, the Chinese Government has developed several policies to address educational issues among migrant children. The present study analyses data from interviews with key education personnel in Beijing to explore the outcomes of the implementation of such migrant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy
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Soysal, Y.; Radmard, S. – Educational Studies, 2017
This study explored Turkish teachers' attributional reasoning regarding the barriers they face when they attempted to undertake learner-centred teaching, which is a core requirement of educational reform-based initiations in Turkey. To achieve this aim, a naturalistic inquiry was conducted in order to capture the clarifications of the barriers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods
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Sebastian, James; Moon, Jeong-Mi; Cunningham, Matt – Educational Studies, 2017
This paper explores parental involvement using principal and parent survey reports to examine whether parents' involvement in their children's schools predicts academic achievement. Survey data from principals and parents of seven countries from the PISA 2012 database and hierarchical linear modelling were used to analyse between- and within-…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Hong, Fu-Yuan – Educational Studies, 2017
The main purpose of this research was to examine the relationships among school principals' transformational leadership, school academic optimism, teachers' academic optimism and teachers' professional commitment. This study conducted a questionnaire survey on 367 teachers from 20 high schools in Taiwan by random sampling, using principals'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Principals, Transformational Leadership
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Uiterwijk-Luijk, Lisette; Krüger, Meta; Zijlstra, Bonne; Volman, Monique – Educational Studies, 2017
Inquiry-based working by teachers includes working with an inquiry habit of mind, being data literate, contributing to a culture of inquiry at the school level, and creating a culture of inquiry at the classroom level. Inquiry-based working has been found to contribute to educational improvements and the professionalisation of teachers. This study…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Active Learning, Inquiry, Primary Education
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Kim, Tae-Young; Kim, Yoon-Kyoung – Educational Studies, 2017
This exploratory study focused on the factors that constitute second language (L2) learners' resilience, and how these factors are related to L2 learning by investigating what relation resilience may have to motivated behaviour and proficiency in English learning. A total of 1620 secondary school learners of English participated in a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Processes
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