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Keith, Shelley; Stives, Kristen L.; Kerr, Laura Jean; Kastner, Stacy – Educational Studies, 2020
This study uses a quasi-experimental design to assess how the incorporation of an embedded writing centre tutor in the experimental class affects student achievement in comparison with the control class which had limited involvement with The Writing Centre. Data were collected from 43 students enrolled in two classes who completed a total of 158…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Academic Achievement, Criminology
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Tan, Mia Huan – Educational Studies, 2020
Despite the achievement of the Singapore education system as one of the top performers in international achievement tests, there remains a group of parents who choose to homeschool their children. While this number is increasing, there is a lack of studies conducted in Singapore on why parents decide to homeschool their children. Thus, this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Schooling, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
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Liu, Junyan; Bray, Mark – Educational Studies, 2020
Recent decades have brought global expansion of private supplementary tutoring, and China is among countries in which patterns have been especially dramatic. National survey data indicate that 29.8% of primary and lower secondary students had received private supplementary tutoring in 2014, with proportions rising at higher levels of the school…
Descriptors: Educational Demand, Private Education, Tutoring, Supplementary Education
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Nghia, Tran Le Huu; Phuong, Phan Thanh Ngoc; Huong, Tran Le Kim – Educational Studies, 2020
This paper reports a case study examining how the leadership and management practices of a Vietnamese university influenced teacher engagement with the implementation of the student-centred teaching approach. The analysis of 30 semi-structured interviews with academics and academic leaders revealed that existing leadership and management practices…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, College Faculty, Universities
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Palos, Ramona – Educational Studies, 2020
Three main categories of variables which impact the approach to learning were synthesised, and they are linked to the learning context, the way that students perceive this context and the students' characteristics. Despite the research which emphasised the influence of these variables on approaches to learning in different areas, only a few…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Nursing Education, Mastery Learning, Student Attitudes
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Cohen, Susie M.; Chang, Mido – Educational Studies, 2020
This study investigated the predictive effects of science self-efficacy, value in learning science, science attitudes, gender, and race on science achievement, among United States middle school students utilising Trends in International Math and Science Study 2011 data. A series of preliminary analyses using several descriptive statistics,…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Self Efficacy, Scientific Attitudes, Middle School Students
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Medaille, Ann; Usinger, Janet – Educational Studies, 2020
Collaborative learning (CL) has become increasingly prevalent throughout all disciplines in higher education, but these types of situations may prove challenging for quiet students who may prefer more independent learning. This study used a series of interviews with and reflections from 10 quiet students while they were undergoing CL to better…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Characteristics, Emotional Response, Social Influences
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Snodgrass Rangel, Virginia; Suskavcevic, Milijana; Kapral, Andrew; Dominey, Wallace – Educational Studies, 2020
The purpose of this study is to explore the validity and reliability of the School Participant Empowerment Scale amongst science and mathematics teachers. Using a sample of 257 elementary and secondary teachers, the study used exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis to examine the validity of the instrument. We began by trying to confirm the…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Empowerment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Oplatka, Izhar; Iglan, Dor – Educational Studies, 2020
The work environment is characterised by various situations that stimulate fear and anxiety which are common in many organisations, including schools. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the fears felt by elementary and high school teachers and trace its features and sources. Based on interviews with 12 Israeli schoolteachers, we found…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Fear
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Sultana, Most. Aeysha; Ward, Paul R.; Bond, Malcolm J. – Educational Studies, 2020
Many anti-bullying programmes use teachers in the critical role of provider, yet few trials focus on enhancing their ability to fulfil this role. As teachers' readiness may impact on the effectiveness of anti-bullying programmes, the aim of this study was to evaluate an awareness programme for primary school teachers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A 2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Prevention, Intervention
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Cheung, Ka Luen; Yang, Der-Ching – Educational Studies, 2020
This study examined the performance of sixth graders in Hong Kong on a number sense three-tier test (NSTTT) and identified their possible misconceptions about number sense. The NSTTT comprises a content tier, which assesses the content knowledge of number sense; a reason tier, which assesses the reasons for the first-tier responses; and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Elementary School Mathematics
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Melissa Ng Lee Yen, Abdullah – Educational Studies, 2020
A virtual learning environment (VLE) is a web-based platform that allows students to learn at a personally defined place, time and pace. However, most students are lacking in the self-regulation skills and metacognitive abilities to take advantage of the flexibility and high learners' control available in VLEs. The purpose of the study was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Self Efficacy, Metacognition
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Moussa-Inaty, Jase; Causapin, Mark; Groombridge, Timothy – Educational Studies, 2020
In a bilingual educational setting, even when mathematical word problems are presented in one's first language, students may still perform poorly if cognitive constraints such as working memory limitations are not taken into consideration. The purpose of this study was to investigate the conditions under which learners are better able to solve…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction, Difficulty Level, Cognitive Processes
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Park, Yujeong; Gordon, Jason Robert; Smith, Jamie Anne; Moore, Tara Camille; Kim, Byungkeon – Educational Studies, 2020
This study aimed to investigate the association of locus of control (LOC) with reading and mathematics achievement of high school students with disabilities using data from the Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study (SEELS). Data used in analysis for the current study included achievement and self-concepts measures from students with…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, High School Students, Students with Disabilities, Reading Achievement
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Henning, John E. – Educational Studies, 2020
The purpose of the study was to investigate differences in writers' abilities to perceive global text organisation in self-, peer- and teacher/researcher-authored essays. Eight student participants were identified as proficient, middle or developing, based on the levels of paragraph subordination, the average number of T-Units and the number of…
Descriptors: Grade 11, High School Students, Reading Strategies, Writing Skills
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