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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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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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Glerum, Jaap; Loyens, Sofie M. M.; Rikers, Remy M. J. P. – Educational Studies, 2020
Mindset plays a pivotal role in academic achievement. In particular, a growth mindset is related to academic success. This study explored the role of mindset in Secondary Vocational Education and Training (VET). Participants were 1005 VET students attending eight different vocational programmes on three qualification levels in the rural southwest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Beliefs, Intelligence
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Schwab, Susanne; Rossmann, Peter – Educational Studies, 2020
The present study focuses on the association between peer integration and the development of depressive symptoms in secondary school students. A sample of 393 7th grade students (194 boys, 199 girls, mean age = 13.38 years, sd = 0.85) was recruited from 25 secondary schools in Austria. Of these students, 34 were diagnosed as having special…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Depression (Psychology), Grade 7
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Wu, Huang; Gao, Xingyuan; Shen, Jianping – Educational Studies, 2020
This study examines the relationship between principals' leadership and student achievement. Based on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 United States data, a two-level hierarchical linear model (HLM) with students nested within principals and schools was applied. The findings showed (a) that principals' rating of their…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership, Academic Achievement, Statistical Analysis
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Pic, Miguel; Lavega-Burgués, Pere; March-Llanes, Jaume – Educational Studies, 2019
This work studied if decision-making differences between girls and boys existed in different versions of the traditional game called la pelota sentada according to their roles, sub-roles (decisions), valence (cooperation or opposition) and level of adjustment (effectiveness) of motor behaviours. One hundred and twelve compulsory secondary…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Decision Making, Gender Differences, Sex Role
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Gil, Alfonso J.; Antelm-Lanzat, Ana María; Cacheiro-González, María Luz; Pérez-Navío, Eufrasio – Educational Studies, 2019
The phenomenon of school dropout is perceived as a process that is caused by a variety of factors. Through a questionnaire, teachers in different academic functions (teaching and management) are surveyed to study their perception of school dropout factors at the secondary education level. Factors related to the student, school, family and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, School Administration, Secondary School Teachers
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Chen, Wei-Ru; Chen, Li-Ming – Educational Studies, 2019
The current scales for self-blame are not suitable for school bullying scenarios and most lack validity. This study used a self-developed scale to measure bullied victims' tendency to self-blame and further examined whether victims and bully/victims exhibited different tendencies toward self-blame under both bullied and generalized scenarios. The…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Tarabini, Aina; Curran, Marta; Montes, Alejandro; Parcerisa, Lluís – Educational Studies, 2019
There is growing evidence that school engagement, or more specifically disengagement, is a key indicator for predicting Early School Leaving. The aim of this article is to explore the impact of secondary schools in student (dis)engagement and subsequent opportunities to succeed in school. Drawing on data from a qualitative study in five secondary…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries, School Holding Power
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Wan, Zhi Hong; Cheng, May Hung May – Educational Studies, 2019
Although the relationship between the classroom learning environment and academic achievement has been explored in subject-free and disciplinary subject contexts, research into this relationship is still lacking in the context of interdisciplinary subjects. This study investigated the relationship between the classroom learning environment and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Classroom Environment, Thinking Skills, Academic Achievement
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Heaysman, Orna; Tubin, Dorit – Educational Studies, 2019
Innovative teaching is sometimes perceived as opposite of traditional teaching, since it is regarded as student-centred and takes on the form of guided construction. This distinguishing feature led to an expectation that traditional teaching practices will be replaced with innovative ones for the purpose of fostering learning. The goal of the…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction, Secondary Education
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Schwab, Susanne – Educational Studies, 2019
Previous research has shown that students with special educational needs (SEN) have fewer friendships than their peers without SEN. In this longitudinal study, 545 students from primary and secondary schools, including 106 students with SEN, were surveyed at the beginning and the end of the school year. The results show that students with SEN…
Descriptors: Friendship, Peer Relationship, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Ahmed, Ahmed Y.; Miller, Vachel W.; Gebremeskel, Haftu H.; Ebessa, Asrat D. – Educational Studies, 2019
The rapid expansion of primary education in Ethiopia has enabled most children to attend primary education--or at least to start schooling. This expansion, however, is largely "symbolic" rather than "substantive" where "substantive" refers to access that generates meaningful learning. The article explores spatial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Sustainable Development, Equal Education
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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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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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