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Arias, Jesus de la Fuente; Justicia, Fernando Justicia; Casanova, Pedro Felix; Trianes, Maria Victoria – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2005
Introduction: Evaluating competencies required for professional practice is a matter of particular current interest. Its importance lies in improvements that can be made in both preparatory and ongoing training and development processes. This paper summarizes results obtained from a recent investigation regarding this issue. Method: A total of 76…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Psychologists, Minimum Competency Testing, Theory Practice Relationship
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Acle, Guadalupe; Roque, Maria del Pilar; Contreras, Eduardo – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2005
Introduction: Ecological models which address educational phenomena assert that students are involved in multiple environments where they play different roles. In each environment they are expected to show certain behaviors; sometimes this can create conflicts, perhaps due to a discrepancy between the individual's skill in meeting the requirements…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Primary Education, Holistic Approach, Disabilities
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Fuentes, Antonio Rodriguez – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2005
The following discourse seeks to characterize and to outline research from the field of Special Education. The research tradition in this field is ample, both at theoretical and especially practical levels, but unbalanced in terms of research and meta-research. Such an imbalance can be attributed to (among other possibilities) the lack of…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Disabilities, Special Education, Educational Research
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Faleye, B. A.; Afolabi, E. R. I. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2005
Introduction: The Junior Secondary Certificate Examination (JSCE) is a summative examination taken by candidates at the end (the third year) of Junior Secondary Education in Nigeria. The Examination is in two versions--(a) the one being conducted by the States' Ministries of Education (MOE) and (b) the Federal version being conducted by the…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Exit Examinations, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students
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Tercanlioglu, Leyla – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2005
Introduction: Foreign language learners also often hold different beliefs or notions about language learning (Horwitz 1987), and existing research suggests that learner beliefs have the potential to influence both their experiences and actions as language learners. Method: This paper reports on a study which investigated the language learning…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Gender Differences, English (Second Language)
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Adeyemo, David Akinlolu – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of parental involvement, interest in schooling and school environment on academic self-efficacy of fresh secondary school students. Two hundred and fifty students constituted the study's sample. Both the independent and the dependent variables were measured with relevant standardized…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Parent Participation, Student Interests, Academic Achievement
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Ainscow, Mel – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2005
It is now almost ten years since the Salamanca Conference on Special Needs Education endorsed the idea of inclusive education. Arguably the most significant international document that has ever appeared in the special needs field, the Salamanca Statement argues that regular schools with an inclusive orientation are "the most effective means…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Policy, Mainstreaming
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Rodriguez, Alberto Saez – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2005
This research analyses possible advantages of using schematic drawings with dyslexic readers in a transparent orthography (i.e. Spanish language). To assess the usefulness of such drawings, the procedure consisted of comparing latency times (LT) for familiar words and pseudo words in a naming task. The experimental group was formed by dyslexic…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Dyslexia, Spanish, Visual Stimuli
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Ramirez, Luz Angela; Arenas, Angela Maria; Henao, Gloria Cecilia – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2005
Introduction: This investigation describes and compares characteristics of visual, semantic and auditory memory in a group of children diagnosed with combined-type attention deficit with hyperactivity, attention deficit predominating, and a control group. Method: 107 boys and girls were selected, from 7 to 11 years of age, all residents in the…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Quasiexperimental Design, Public Schools, Private Schools
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Polo, Maria Tamara; Lopez, Maria Dolores – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2005
Introduction: For a number of years we have been witnessing the progressive incorporation of disabled students into the university. There are publications (Alcantud, 1995) which recount experiences of social and educational integration of the disabled in primary and secondary education. However, it is more difficult to find documentation on…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Barriers, Physical Disabilities, College Students
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Fuentes, Mirtha Leyva – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2005
Approval of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) at the 54th World Health Assembly in 2001 gave rise to the new concept of Disability and the new Classification which today are considered central to the International Family of Classifications, along with the ICD-10. Theoretical criteria from a…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Educational Philosophy, Quality of Life, Educational Practices
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Young, Alys; Hunt, Ros; Carr, Gwen; Hall, Anne-Marie; McCracken, Wendy; Skipp, Amy; Tattersall, Helen – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2005
This article concerns informed choice and the provision of services for deaf children and their families. It first outlines the background to why informed choice has become such an issue of importance in the English context. It then goes on to describe the first stages of a research and development project designed to produce guidance for both…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Deafness, Guidance, Professional Services
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Cerezo Rusillo, Maria Teresa; Casanova Arias, Pedro Felix – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2004
Introduction: The following study examines gender differences existing in various cognitive-motivational variables (causal attributions, academic goals, academic self-concept and use of significant learning strategies) and in performance attained in school subjects of Language Arts and Mathematics. Method: For this purpose, a sample of 521…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Females, Language Arts, Incentives
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Roman Sanchez, Jose Maria – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2004
Introduction: Experimental validation of a self-regulated learning procedure for university students, i.e. the "meaningful text-reading" strategy, is reported in this paper. The strategy's theoretical framework is the "ACRA Model" of learning strategies. The strategy consists of a flexible, recurring sequence of five mental operations of written…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Learning Strategies, Information Processing
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Serrano, Francisca; Defior, Sylvia – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2004
Dyslexia is a persistent problem in written language, consisting of a severe difficulty in word recognition. It is characterized by low reading performance, while other skills are not impaired, being normal or even superior in some cases. This paper reviews different proposals for defining and clarifying causes of dyslexia. Additionally, we…
Descriptors: Written Language, Dyslexia, Word Recognition, Spanish
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