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Al-Hilawani, Yasser A. – Educational Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between metacognition as measured in real-life situations and IQ scores as reflected by performance on the Raven Standard Progressive Matrices Scale. It is also intended in this study to report on whether or not there were significant differences in performance on the metacognitive…
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Metacognition, Correlation, Tests
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Reichenberg, Olof – Educational Studies, 2018
Student behavioural disengagement is a problem in many schools. This paper aims to explain why students' behavioural disengagement occurs and reoccurs in Swedish classrooms in terms of two mechanisms. Mechanisms that explain student disengagement are tested quantitatively and illustrated qualitatively with primary data consisting of 74…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Behavior, Peer Influence, Case Studies
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Charalampous, Kyriakos; Kokkinos, Constantinos M. – Educational Studies, 2018
Previous studies have offered indications that the way pre-adolescents (fifth and sixth graders) structure their perceptions of their teacher's interaction in terms of Agency and Communion differs from adolescents. The purpose of this study was to delineate previous findings by thoroughly examining the structure of pre-adolescents' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Student Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship
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Yang, Der-Ching – Educational Studies, 2018
This study examines the different ways in which fractions are dealt with in two elementary mathematics textbook series: Kang Hsuan (KH) in Taiwan and Laskutaito in Finland. The results showed that the total number of fraction questions in Laskutaito is higher than that in KH and that Laskutaito highlights the basic definition of fractions to help…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Fractions, Pictorial Stimuli
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Johnston, Olivia; Wildy, Helen – Educational Studies, 2018
Streaming in secondary schools is not beneficial for improving student outcomes of education with vast amounts of educational research indicating that it does not improve academic results and increases inequity. Yet teachers often prefer working in streamed classes, and research shows that teachers mediate the effects of streaming on students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Nghia, Tran Le Huu – Educational Studies, 2018
Contributing to a lack of studies related to generic skills (GS) assessment, especially in non-Western university contexts, this article reports a study that explored practices and challenges of assessing students' GS in the Business Administration programmes in six Vietnamese universities. Content analysis of interviews with 41 teachers of skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Skills, Business Administration Education
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Ülkü, M. Ali; Karkowski, Andrea M.; Lahm, Terry D. – Educational Studies, 2018
Undergraduate Research (UR) provides deeper experiential learning opportunities for students while increasing their self-efficacy, academic success and motivation to pursue graduate studies. Many real-world problems require an integrated solution and collaboration across different disciplines; therefore, it is important that students develop…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Teacher Student Relationship
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Yang, Yibo; Volet, Simone; Mansfield, Caroline – Educational Studies, 2018
Despite China's recent remarkable performance in high-quality research, the number of students going abroad to pursue doctoral degrees in STEM fields has been rising rapidly. This study investigates the motivations of Chinese international doctoral students (CIDS) in STEM fields for undertaking a PhD abroad, and the external factors influencing…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Study Abroad, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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Zong, Xiaoli; Zhang, Lifan; Yao, Meilin – Educational Studies, 2018
Past research has revealed direct effects of parental involvement and parenting style on children's achievement goals separately, however, it is necessary to investigate the interactive mechanism in an integrated way. This study examined the relations between children's perception of different dimensions of parental involvement (i.e. home-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Elementary School Students, Parenting Styles
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Sulak, Tracey N. – Educational Studies, 2018
A positive school climate impacts students by promoting positive relations among students, staff and faculty of the school. The current study used latent class analysis and multinomial regression with R3STEP to analyse patterns of negative behaviours in schools and test the association of these patterns with structural variables like school size,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Regression (Statistics), Bullying, Student Behavior
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Wang, Yan; Yu, Shulin; Shao, Yanju – Educational Studies, 2018
While research on English-medium instruction (EMI) has proliferated in the past decades, little research has examined how students from a monolingual background actually experience EMI, or the learning processes involved in such experiences. Drawing upon in-depth interviews and student reflection journals, this study examines the experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Learning Processes
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Morrissette, Victoria; Jesme, Shannon; Hunter, Cheryl – Educational Studies, 2018
Gendered stereotypes persist in American classrooms despite efforts to create equitable learning environments. Within this qualitative study, we examined both teachers' and administrators' perceptions of gender in the classroom and present the data of the continued gender bias among some educators in their own words. The data showed teachers and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Gender Bias
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Özkubat, S.; Ulutas, I. – Educational Studies, 2018
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of the "Visual Awareness Education Programme" developed to support the visual literacy skills of preschool children. The study group comprised 40 children (20 children in the experimental group and 20 children in the control group) attending preschool in the 2014-2015 school…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Aids, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Kerawalla, Lucinda; Messer, David J. – Educational Studies, 2018
Several arguments have been put forward about the benefits of young people carrying out their own social science research in terms of empowering their voices and their participation. Much less attention has been paid to investigating the understandings young people develop about the research process itself. Seven twelve-year olds carried out…
Descriptors: Clubs, After School Programs, Preadolescents, Social Science Research
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Tárraga García, Verónica; García Fernández, Beatriz; Ruiz-Gallardo, José Reyes – Educational Studies, 2018
Does home-based family involvement influence academic performance? To answer this question, a case study research was carried out with 96 children from all six levels of primary education at a public school, and their families. Data regarding home-based family involvement were collected using a questionnaire. Academic achievement was measured from…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Employed Parents
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