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International Journal of Educational Research

Volume 37, Number 5

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Environments, processes, and mechanisms in peer learning

    Judy M. Parr & Michael A.R. Townsend

    This chapter explores the dynamics and processes of peer group influences in learning settings from a social constructivist perspective. A two-tiered model of peer influences is presented, in which... More

    pp. 403-423

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  2. Small-group composition and peer effects

    Ian A.G. Wilkinson & Irene Y.Y. Fung

    This paper reviews research on grouping of students within classes and its effects on learning. Primary consideration is given to grouping and mixing students by ability, though consideration is... More

    pp. 425-447

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  3. Classroom composition and peer effects

    John A.C. Hattie

    This chapter examines the extent to which the composition of classes affects learning outcomes. The aim is to explore peer effects when students are organized into classes on the basis of ability, ... More

    pp. 449-481

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  4. School composition and peer effects

    Martin Thrupp, Hugh Lauder & Tony Robinson

    Despite over 30 years of research into the effects of school composition or “mix,” there is remarkably little consensus over the nature and size of school compositional and peer effects. Developing... More

    pp. 483-504

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  5. School composition and peer effects in distinctive organizational settings

    Helen M. Marks

    This chapter reviews the research on school composition and peer effects from three comparative perspectives—Catholic and public schools, single-sex and coeducational schools, and small and large... More

    pp. 505-519

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  6. Discussion: modeling and maximizing peer effects in school

    Ian A.G. Wilkinson, Judy M. Parr, Irene Y.Y. Fung, John A.C. Hattie & Michael A.R. Townsend

    This chapter discusses issues that are common across the literatures and makes connections across the different levels of inquiry to develop a conceptual model of peer influences on learning. Based... More

    pp. 521-535

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