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Quick, Joanne – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Literacy intervention programs are a common approach to improve children's literacy achievement. A previous study (Rohl, Milton & Brady, 2000; Rohl & Milton, 2002) identified a range of literacy intervention programs offered across Australia, including Victoria. Contemporary Victorian education policies have shifted towards greater school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Intervention, Reading Achievement
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Dawson, Vaille; Shand, Jennifer – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
One of the greatest challenges facing Australian school education is the disparity in quality of education across schools. One aspect of addressing this issue has been greater regulation and requirements to improve the quality of initial teacher education. Course accreditation standards in teacher education programs require secondary preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Disadvantaged Schools, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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Guo, Karen; Kuramochi, Kiyomi – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study addresses children's Kyoiku (education) as it is explored by two kindergartens in Japan. It reports how the teachers, parents and children defined and experienced children's education and draws on the sociocultural concepts to understand their perspectives. Situated in the personal, educational, and sociocultural landscape of the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Educational Experience, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Phanphech, Parinda; Tanitteerapan, Tanes; Murphy, Elizabeth – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This paper reports on a study of pedagogical strategies for promoting conceptual understanding by reducing misconceptions. The case chosen to investigate this phenomenon involved 40 Thai vocational education students studying physics (electric circuits) in secondary school. The study investigated the effect of an explaining strategy on students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Secondary School Students
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Ghonsooly, Behzad; Hassanzadeh, Tahereh – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
The present study sought to investigate if an interactionist dynamic assessment differently affects the English vocabulary learning of Iranian EFL male and female learners with different cultural dimensions. Initially, 120 adult EFL intermediate learners were selected using convenience sampling from among 15 such classes. A cultural dimension…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Indo European Languages, Second Language Instruction
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Pineda-Báez, Clelia; Bernal-Luque, Rosario; Sandoval-Estupiñan, Luz Yolanda; Quiroga, Crisanto – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This research examined challenges faced by novice principals in Colombia in connecting to their school communities through their socialisation processes. Interviews with 37 newly appointed principals in rural and urban schools revealed that the complexity of their school contexts accentuated the need to work on the relational dimension of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Socialization, Educational Environment
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Prendergast, Mark; O'Meara, Niamh; O'Hara, Clare; Harbison, Lorraine; Cantley, Ian – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
The transition from primary to secondary school is regarded as one of the most difficult crossings in students' educational careers. The move, which typically occurs between the ages of twelve and fourteen, can be particularly pronounced for mathematics. This article describes the results of a questionnaire distributed in the Republic of Ireland…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers
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Turner, Kristina; Pale, Maryanne – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
In recent years many policy and curriculum reforms aimed at improving Australian students' literacy and numeracy levels have been introduced into schools and in initial teacher education. Despite this, the Australian National Assessment Plan, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) data indicates that there has been little or no improvement in Australian…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Scores, National Competency Tests
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Dobson, Madeleine; Beltman, Susan – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
There are concerns regarding the use and impact of media in relation to adolescent girls and young women, but there is relatively little research focusing on the experiences and perspectives of young girls. This paper reports on a key finding from a research study in a small Australian school. Interviews with educators (n=5), parents (n=7) and…
Descriptors: Females, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Feminism
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Kimanen, Anuleena – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This article examines how two Finnish religious education (RE) teachers, one in Islamic and one in Lutheran RE, seek to construct openness when dealing with religious truth claims and religious commitment, the key areas in which indoctrination might take place. It also observes how these constructions work in the classroom and explains them in the…
Descriptors: Ethics, Islam, Religious Education, Minority Groups
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Lange, Christopher; Costley, Jamie – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Quality of instruction within media-rich environments is an important aspect of the online learning process. Instructors need to avoid the presentation of confusing content caused by diverse forms of media, which can induce higher levels of extraneous processing and negatively affect germane cognitive load. Maintaining high levels of germane load…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cognitive Ability, Metacognition, College Students
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Choy, S. Chee; Yim, Joanne Sau Ching; Tan, Poh Leong – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study examined the mediating effects of quality learning on metacognitive knowledge, metacognitive experience, and learning outcomes for a sample of 1274 university students. Data were collected using the "Quality Assurance Perception Questionnaire for Students" (QAPQ-S), a self-report questionnaire designed to measure students'…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Cognitive Style, Outcomes of Education, College Students
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Ibrahim, Ali; Al-Taneiji, Shaikah – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study bridges a gap in qualitative research on teacher satisfaction in the United Arab Emirates. In line with the two-factor theory, we found that maintenance factors, such as perception of job insecurity, stagnant salaries and perceived heavy teaching loads, had more prominence in explaining teacher dissatisfaction. Motivational factors such…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Job Security
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Emre-Akdogan, Elçin; Yazgan-Sag, Gönül – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Our study aimed to examine the transformation of pre-service mathematics teachers' theoretical knowledge into in-service mathematics teachers' instructional practice. We carried out seven focus group interviews, three individual phone call interviews, and classroom observations in four semesters with three Turkish pre-service mathematics teachers.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Preservice Teachers
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Prabjandee, Denchai – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
The literature on educational policy implementation has shifted the paradigm from investigating how policy impacted upon schools to exploring how teachers interpret, adapt, or implement policy messages. Much research has been conducted in United States of America settings, so little is understood about how teachers interpret policy messages in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, World Views
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