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Jouffre, Stephane; Py, Jacques; Somat, Alain – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
The influence of sixth-graders' explanatory activity was studied on their teachers' academic judgment. Concerning the pupils' explanatory activity, trait-related internal explanations were chosen more to explain positive events than negative ones, whereas the reverse was observed for effort/intention-related internal explanations. In response to…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Intention, Motivation, Grade 6
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Reyna, Christine – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
One explanation for the widening achievement gap in America and throughout Europe between ethnic minorities/immigrants, and Whites is the influence of cultural stereotypes on attributions made by both educators and students. This paper explores some factors that increase the likelihood that educators will consciously or unconsciously rely on…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Murdock, Tamera B.; Beauchamp, Anne S.; Hinton, Amber M. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
The frequency of cheating in today's classrooms undermines educators' efforts and threatens students' learning. Data from 444 high school students in 48 math and science classrooms at two time points were analyzed to examine the classroom and individual influences on students' attributions of blame for cheating and to examine the relationship…
Descriptors: Cheating, Classrooms, High School Students, Classroom Environment
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Struyven, Katrien; Dochy, Filip; Janssens, Steven – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
This paper aims to investigate students' likes and dislikes of the teaching that they have experienced and its effects on students' perceptions of the learning environment, student learning and academic performance. The study compares a lecture-based setting to a student-activating learning/teaching environment, considering both instructional and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Lecture Method, Interest Research