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Tatar, Moshe; Da'as, Ruba – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2012
The present study investigates in what ways teachers themselves see their significance vis-a-vis their students. Seven hundred fifty-seven teachers (64% females and 36% males) from 59 Israeli schools participated in the study. We found that in general, teachers view "significant teachers" as those that help and assist their students and…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, School Role, Cultural Background, Teacher Attitudes
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Clanet, Joel – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
This study investigated the links between the teaching practices of primary school teachers (n = 200) who were observed while presenting a new text to their first year classes, and the student achievement levels in those classes. The teaching practices are specifically concerned with the way the teachers supported and encouraged students'…
Descriptors: Class Size, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Teachers
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Rosales, Javier; Orrantia, Josetxu; Vicente, Santiago; Chamoso, Jose M. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
In the article we compare the approaches of 3 in-service teachers and 3 student teachers when they tried to solve a verbal arithmetic problem in the classroom. Each interaction was studied using a System of Analysis that takes into account the cognitive processes involved in the solution of a mathematic problem and describes the interaction at…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Student Teachers, Student Participation, Interaction
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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
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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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Matteucci, Maria Cristina; Tomasetto, Carlo; Selleri, Patrizia; Carugati, Felice – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
Achievement evaluation in school contexts may be considered as a kind of social judgment, which is affected by social and moral determinants since it is not merely an estimation of pupils' accomplishment (Dompnier, Pansu, & Bressoux, 2006; Weiner, 2003). Teachers' judgments have been investigated starting from the analysis of two theoretical…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Motivation, Educational Environment, Intervention
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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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Janssen, Tanja; Braaksma, Martine; Rijlaarsdam, Gert – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2006
In this study we examined how good and weak students of literature interact with short literary stories. We focused on differences in the use of cognitive and affective reading activities, and in the extent to which good and weak students adapt their activities to (parts of) the story they are reading. 19 Dutch tenth-grade students from 8 classes…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Grade 10, Literature, Secondary Education
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Caprara, Gian Vittorio; Barbaranelli, Claudio; Borgogni, Laura; Petitta, Laura; Rubinacci, Alfonso – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2003
Self- and collective efficacy beliefs were examined as correlates of attitudes toward school of teachers, school staff, and parents. 726 teachers, 387 staff members, and 1994 parents from 18 junior high schools in Milan and Rome, Italy, were administered questionnaires assessing self-efficacy beliefs, perceptions about colleagues' behavior,…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Mason, Lucia; Sorzio, Paolo – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1996
Presents the results of an experiment that evaluated the efficiency of analogy in the conceptual restructuring of a science topic. The experiment involved a fifth-grade class studying water and heat flow. Discovered that analogy can act as an effective trigger for restructuring knowledge. (MJP)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Mapping, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Restructuring
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Berberoglu, Giray; And Others – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1996
Addresses the central issue of test biases in college entrance examinations. Utilizes differential item functioning analysis (DIF) to compare types of questions, fields of knowledge, and male and female responses in Turkish entrance examinations. Reveals intermittent biases and suggests the tests be used more for assessment than selection. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Admission, College Applicants, College Entrance Examinations
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Melot, Anne-Marie; Corroyer, Denis – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1992
Presents study results examining conditions in which children can apply a previously learned memorization strategy to new but analogous tasks. Concludes that strategy mastery during training is not sufficient. Reports that only subjects who use information about relations between procedures and results to construct generalizable knowledge are able…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Classification, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education
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Preteur, Yves; Louvet-Schmauss, Eva – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1992
Presents a continuation of previous research on a general development process consisting of successive levels in conceptualization. Explores how young children conceptualize the writing system. Considers both social background and preschool system of education. Concludes that teaching activities used in French nursery schools are less effective…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Comparative Analysis, Concept Formation, Cross Cultural Studies
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Golder, Caroline – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1992
Presents analysis of argumentative discourse by students, revealing that it involves both dialogical and argumentative operations. Reports that dialogical and argumentative operations are functionally linked. Concludes that the percentage of markers of utterance involvement, axiological forms, and modalizations is much higher in argumentative…
Descriptors: Debate, Decision Making, Discourse Analysis, Educational Research
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