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Brown, Amber L.; Myers, Joyce; Collins, Denise – Educational Studies, 2021
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between early childhood/elementary pre-service teachers' sense of teaching efficacy and feelings of preparedness and actual performance during student teaching. Findings indicate that both perceptions of preparedness and sense of teaching efficacy increased significantly during student…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education
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Cai, Yuyang; Lei, Chunlin – Educational Studies, 2021
This study examined the profiles of L2 strategy use and their association with different types of L2 reading achievement. A total of 1491 college students responded to a strategy use questionnaire evaluating the efficiency of strategy use immediately after they took an English reading test. Results of latent profile analysis revealed: (1) there…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning, Profiles, Correlation
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Sönmez, Elif; Kabatas Memis, Esra; Yerlikaya, Zekeriya – Educational Studies, 2021
This study was conducted to examine the effects of practices based on the Argumentation-Based Enquiry (ABI) approach on the critical thinking of science teacher candidates in a course named the General Chemistry Laboratory course. The General Chemistry Laboratory course was taught through the ABI approach for 12 weeks, and 94 teacher candidates…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Persuasive Discourse, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Barksdale, Christopher; Peters, Michelle L.; Corrales, Antonio – Educational Studies, 2021
The purpose of this sequential mixed methods study was to examine the relationship between classroom climate and student achievement of middle school students. A purposeful sample of 428 middle school students (6th-8th grade) from a large southeastern Texas school district were administered the "Learning Environment Inventory" (LEI) to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Academic Achievement
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Sökmen, Yavuz – Educational Studies, 2021
This study investigated middle school students' behavioural, emotional, cognitive, and agentic engagement in science in relation to self-efficacy and learning environment variables. Learning environment variables addressed in the study were shared control, student negotiation, promoting mutual respect, and teacher feedback. Participants of the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Educational Environment, Learner Engagement, Middle School Students
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Bass, Elizabeth – Educational Studies, 2021
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides educational assistance to veterans and certain dependents. Veterans have had educational benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs since World War II, but no prior GI bill programmes have been as comprehensive or administratively complex. Covered benefits include all tuition and fees at any public…
Descriptors: Veterans, Federal Legislation, Paying for College, Student Costs
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Vinter, Kati – Educational Studies, 2021
Academic burnout is a severe problem among adolescents, and coping skills are becoming more crucial. The current study identified the latent profiles of Estonian middle school students, who were reporting different levels of burnout at three measurement points, during one academic year and examined the differences between identified profiles in…
Descriptors: Burnout, Profiles, Coping, Foreign Countries
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Harris, Meredith T.; Noell, George H.; McIver, Elise B.; Miller, Sarah J. – Educational Studies, 2021
Research has found that factors such as content, prompts, and individual motivational differences affect instructional effectiveness. While instructional effectiveness is acritical outcome variable, the limited availability of instructional time results in instructional efficiency being acritical consideration. This study evaluated whether varying…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students, Retention (Psychology), Problem Sets
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Zaragoza, Mireia Civís; Díaz-Gibson, Jordi; Caparrós, Annabel Fontanet; Solé, Susana López – Educational Studies, 2021
This study explores the competencies that teachers need and it aims at both determining whether teachers currently have them and proposing training strategies that can contribute to achieving them. The research is based on quantitative and qualitative methods, through the use of a survey answered by school leaders (n = 281) along with interviews…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Beginning Teachers, 21st Century Skills, Interpersonal Competence
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Chiu, Mei-Shiu – Educational Studies, 2021
This study used an ecological approach to studying adolescent mathematics ability development by classifying their mathematics ability growth trajectories and examining contextual measures differentiating the identified classes. Longitudinal student and parent data were collected for Taiwanese students in Grades 7, 9, 11, and 12 (n = 4,163).…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Student Behavior, Mathematics Instruction
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Wong, Koon Lin – Educational Studies, 2021
Universal suffrage is an essential component of Western democracy in the twenty-first century, but the role of education in supporting universal suffrage in Hong Kong is a challenge given its fractured political system and governance, societal divisions about political goals, and democratic aspirations within an authoritarian state. This study…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Governance, Political Attitudes
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Moriña, Anabel; Orozco, Inmaculada – Educational Studies, 2021
This article describes the beliefs, knowledge, designs and actions of primary education teachers who carry out inclusive pedagogy. We gathered the data using two semi-structured interviews. Twenty-five primary education teachers participated in the study, from eleven Spanish urban public schools. The results covered four topics: beliefs,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Elementary School Students, Public Schools
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Thien, Lei Mee; Adams, Donnie – Educational Studies, 2021
Leadership is no longer centred on a singular person, but task sharing through collective interactions of multiple leaders. However, previous studies have mainly focused on the effect of an individual leader on teachers' affective commitment to change. This study investigates the contextual influence of gender and teaching experience on the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Gender Differences, Teaching Experience
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Šabic, Josip; Jokic, Boris – Educational Studies, 2021
This paper discusses the contributions of variables commonly used within the status attainment and blocked opportunities models in addition to school context variables in predicting pupils' aspirations for higher education prior to the transition to differentiated upper secondary education in Croatia (14-15 years). The findings, arising from a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary Education, Grade 8, Adolescents
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Gao, Qiufeng; Wang, Huan; Chang, Fang; Yi, Hongmei; Shi, Yaojiang – Educational Studies, 2021
This paper aims to explore and quantify the reading achievement of primary school students from three different regions in rural China. Using survey data on 23,143 students from Shaanxi, Guizhou, and Jiangxi provinces, we find although gaps in student reading achievement exist among the three sample provinces, all sample students exhibit low…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students
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