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Zamir, Sara – Educational Studies, 2017
The phenomenon of adopting a religious lifestyle is growing worldwide in general and in Israel in particular. In the Israeli context, the transition from a secular lifestyle to a religious one is defined as "repentance". Sociologists define the repentant as someone who has changed his or her beliefs, opinions and behaviours in the…
Descriptors: Religion, Life Style, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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Tan, Cheng Yong; Hew, Khe Foon – Educational Studies, 2017
The present study examined how access to home and school IT resources impacted student mathematics achievement. Data comprised 144,395 secondary school students from 7,308 schools in 22 developed economies who participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012. Results of hierarchical linear modelling showed that after…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Siddiqui, Nadia – Educational Studies, 2017
The distribution of children in different school-types and regions in Pakistan suggests that access and opportunities in education are not evenly accessible for many children. Segregation at school level is an important concern for equity and social justice because the adverse effects of segregation increase the pre-existing gap in opportunities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Influences, Disadvantaged Youth, Public Schools
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de Jager, Thelma; Coetzee, Mattheus Jacobus; Maulana, Ridwan; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; van de Grift, Wim – Educational Studies, 2017
The need for quality teaching is reflected in the poor performance of students in international tests. Teachers' practices and contextual factors could contribute to substandard quality of teaching in South Africa. Several studies indicate that successful learning is largely dependent on the teachers' practices in class. The focus of the present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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van de Pol, Janneke; Brindley, Sue; Higham, Rupert John Edward – Educational Studies, 2017
Dialogic Teaching (DT) is effective in fostering student learning; yet, it is hard to implement. Little research focused on secondary teachers' learning of DT and on the link between teachers' understanding and practices, although these two are usually strongly intertwined. Using a wide range of evidence, this case study systematically…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers, History Instruction, Dialogs (Language)
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Sosu, Edward M.; Rydzewska, Ewelina – Educational Studies, 2017
This study explores the nature of parental attitudinal beliefs towards educational inclusion and the factors that determine these beliefs. Participants were drawn from the Growing Up in Scotland Survey (N = 2200). Results indicate that majority of parents held positive generalised belief towards including children with additional support needs…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Educational Attitudes, Inclusion
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Veas, Alejandro; Gilar, Raquel; Miñano, Pablo; Castejón, Juan Luis – Educational Studies, 2017
The present study, based on the construct comparability approach, performs a comparative analysis of general points average for seven courses, using exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and the Partial Credit model (PCM) with a sample of 1398 student subjects (M = 12.5, SD = 0.67) from 8 schools in the province of Alicante (Spain). EFA confirmed a…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grades (Scholastic), Compulsory Education, Secondary Education
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Boles, Jessika C.; Winsor, Denise L.; Mandrell, Belinda; Gattuso, Jami; West, Nancy; Leigh, Laurie; Grissom, Shawna M. – Educational Studies, 2017
Childhood cancer incidence is rising, affecting a growing proportion of elementary school students. For most of these children, school attendance can be limited by hospitalisations, treatments and side effects. However, little is yet known about the educational needs and experiences of this population. This phenomenological study explored the…
Descriptors: Cancer, Children, Child Health, Phenomenology
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Aksan, Zeynep; Çelikler, Dilek – Educational Studies, 2017
The purpose of this study was to develop a scale for measuring prospective science teachers' awareness of waste recycling. The study was conducted with the participation of 382 prospective teachers attending a university located in northern Turkey. The five-point Likert type scale that was developed contained 82 items relating to prospective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recycling, Wastes, Test Construction
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Yeoh, Miranda P.; Cazan, Ana-Maria; Ierardi, Enzo; Jacic, Ljubomir A. – Educational Studies, 2017
The aim of the study was to evaluate our practice of self-directed learning (SDL) among pre-university students in Malaysia. Respondents provided data on their previous school learning experiences besides present SDL experiences in college. We carried out exploratory factor analysis based on the school data. We did a confirmatory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Active Learning, Measurement Techniques, Foreign Countries
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Yuksel-Arslan, Pelin; Yildirim, Soner; Robin, Bernard Ross – Educational Studies, 2016
This study investigates how early childhood education (ECE) teachers incorporated digital storytelling in their classrooms and the challenges and successes that they faced in the process. After the teachers attended a digital storytelling workshop, in-depth phenomenological interview, observation and focus group interviews were used to collect…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Early Childhood Education, Story Telling, Teaching Experience
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Räty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati – Educational Studies, 2016
This study explored parents' (N = 351) educational optimism in terms of their trust in the possibilities of school to develop children's intelligence. It was found that educational optimism could be depicted as a bipolar factor with optimism and pessimism on the opposing ends of the same dimension. Optimistic parents indicated more satisfaction…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Parent Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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Bair, Mary Antony – Educational Studies, 2016
While there are numerous calls to enhance the professionalism of teachers, there is little empirical research in the United States that examines educators' understanding of the concept. This comparative case study compared the conceptualisation of professionalism by faculty and students in a college of education vis-à-vis the conceptualisation of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Professionalism, Schools of Education
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Verberg, Christel P. M.; Tigelaar, Dineke E. H.; van Veen, Klaas; Verloop, Nico – Educational Studies, 2016
Teachers' agency has an effect on their own learning process at the workplace. In this study we explored the extent to which teachers participating in a formative teacher assessment procedure developed a sense of agency. We investigated not only whether teachers participating in a such an assessment procedure experienced agency and thus felt in…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Gumus, Emine; Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru – Educational Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which professional development predicts principals' instructional leadership in order to identify whether a relationship exists between the duration of principals' participation in distinct professional development activities and their perceived practice of instructional leadership while…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Instructional Leadership, Surveys, Academic Achievement
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