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Tierney, William G.; Holley, Karri A. – Educational Studies, 2008
In this paper, we examine the current state of educational research through the framework of "use-inspired" knowledge. Previous discussions regarding the nature of educational research have disproportionately focused on the soft/applied nature of knowledge in the discipline or a need for methodological priority. After acknowledging these…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Role of Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Higher Education
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Gorard, Stephen – Educational Studies, 2004
This paper considers the role of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) in promoting the improvement of UK research over the past 27 years. The views of some BERA representatives, as expressed at Conferences, in occasional publications and particularly in the pages of Research Intelligence, suggest a certain complacency. These…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Research Methodology
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Addi-Raccah, Audrey; Mazawi, Andre Elias – Educational Studies, 2004
A major shortcoming of macro-spatial research undertaken to date in Israel pertains to the neglect of state investment-related measures and the extent to which they mediate unequal opportunities to learn (OTL) and educational opportunities between localities. In the present study, OTL refer to class size and high-school tracking patterns.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Credentials, Structural Equation Models, Jews
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Van Houtte, Mieke – Educational Studies, 2004
Recently, research into gender differences in achievement has mainly concentrated on the underperformance of boys in comparison with girls. Qualitative research in particular points to the importance of the gender-specific cultures adolescents experience. The purpose of this article is to test quantitatively the explanatory value of academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Comparative Analysis, Gender Differences
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Fryer, E.M. – Educational Studies, 2004
This article has been drawn from the observations, interpretations and reflections resulting from my first year of research as a PhD student. In September 2002 citizenship education became a mandatory entitlement of the KS3 and KS4 curriculum in England (ages 11-16 years). The initial focus of my research in this first year of a new government…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Graduate Study, Ethics
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Engels, Nadine; Aelterman, Antonia; Van Petegem, Karen; Schepens, Annemie – Educational Studies, 2004
The Flemish government considers well-being of pupils as an important output indicator for the quality of education. The education inspectorate needed an instrument to measure this well-being in a school context, an instrument that should also be a basis for actions plans aimed at enhancing pupils' well-being. The development of this instrument is…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Yang, Philip Q.; Kayaardi, Nihan – Educational Studies, 2004
Using the pooled 1998-2000 GSS data, this study examines what kinds of parents tend to select non-public schools for their children, a question that is fundamental but lacks direct, adequate answers in the literature. The results of logistic regression analysis show that religion, socio-economic status, age, nativity, number of children and region…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Parents, Socioeconomic Status, School Choice
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Bartholomew, Robert E.; Sirois, Francois – Educational Studies, 1996
Examines the characteristic features of epidemic hysteria reports in school settings. Discovers three distinct symptom patterns: (1) mass motor hysteria (psychomotor alterations due to preexisting stress); (2) mass anxiety hysteria (extreme anxiety following the redefinition of a mundane event); and (3) mass pseudo-hysteria (relabeling of mundane…
Descriptors: Child Health, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Epidemiology
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Rogers, P. J.; Aston, Felicity – Educational Studies, 1992
Describes an experiment exploring the effectiveness of four teaching methods: formal teaching, guided discovery, free discovery, and play. Concludes that all methods except free discovery are effective as long as memory is emphasized. Includes the tests used for the experiment in four appendices. Relates present results to previous research. (DK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Theories, Memory
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Abouserie, Reda; And Others – Educational Studies, 1992
Discusses a study of student attitudes toward using computer-assisted learning (CAL). Explores the relationship between these attitudes and field-dependent or field-independent cognitive style, gender differences, and academic success. Concludes that male subjects preferred CAL more than females did but otherwise found no gender, cognitive style,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Research
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Winn, Sandra; And Others – Educational Studies, 1995
Postulates a wide dichotomy between the levels of accurate sexual information among teenagers. Asserts that even by age 15-16, some young people lack the essential information to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Suggests a possible separation between boys and girls to address different gender needs. Includes five tables of statistical data. (MJP)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescent Development, Births to Single Women, Early Parenthood
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Shaw, Geraldine A.; Brown, Geoffrey – Educational Studies, 1991
Presents study showing children with behaviors characteristic of attention disorder/hyperactivity deficit and high intelligence have more mixed laterality and allergies. Finds these children gather and use more diverse nonverbal and poorly focused information. Concludes such children use uncommon information when exhibiting novelty in nonverbal…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Cognitive Measurement, Comparative Analysis, Creativity
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Veenman, Simon; Raemaekers, Jan – Educational Studies, 1995
Presents the findings of a six-year staff development program for multigrade teachers. Discovers a significant increase in the time on task levels of the pupils and the instructional and classroom management skills of the teachers. Discusses the implications of, and problems with, the study. (MJP)
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Assessment
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Blease, Derek – Educational Studies, 1995
Explores the criteria used by a group of 12 teachers when making routine daily judgments about their students. Utilizing triadic elicitation, a set of 10 bipolar constructs was created reflecting positive characteristics. Elementary linkage analysis placed these in four clusters. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cluster Analysis, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluative Thinking
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Bullock, Kate; Jamieson, Ian – Educational Studies, 1995
Explores the impact of a personal development project on the attitudes, behavior, and understanding of British high school students. The study circulated questionnaires to students from nine different locations in two districts. Responses clearly demonstrated that Personal Development Planning results in more appropriate choices being made at key…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Individual Power
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