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International Journal of Educational Research

2013 Volume 60, Number 1

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Gesture as data for a phenomenographic analysis of mathematical conceptions

    Sandra Herbert, Deakin University, Australia; Robyn Pierce, The University of Melbourne, Australia

    This paper reports on a phenomenographic investigation for which both participant utterances and their gestures were analysed in order for researchers to gain insight into their understanding of... More

    pp. 1-10

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  2. IELTS as an indicator of written proficiency levels: A study of student teachers at the National Institute of Education, Singapore

    Mary Ellis, English Language and Literature Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Singapore; Sylvia Chong, Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Singapore; Zoelyn Choy, Office of Academic Quality Management, National Institute of Education, Singapore

    A quantitative study that examined the communicative proficiency of graduating secondary student teachers at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore was commissioned in April 2009.... More

    pp. 11-18

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  3. Teachers’ professional experience: Solving simple and complex problems

    Eliezer Yariv

    What role does professional experience play in solving simple and complex problems? Fifty-eight teachers, half novice and half veteran, were presented with 4 scenarios, two depicted simple behavior... More

    pp. 19-26

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  4. The role of teachers’ care and self-determined motivation in working with students in Germany and the United States

    Sonja Bieg, Lehrstuhl für Psychologie, Universität Augsburg, Germany; Robert J. Rickelman, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Department of Reading and Elementary Education, United States; Jeanneine P. Jones, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Department of Middle Grades, Secondary, and K-12 Education, United States; Waldemar Mittag, Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Institut für Pädagogische Psychologie & Soziologie, Germany

    Using self-determination theory, this study examined how students’ motivation and learning emotions are related to teachers’ care. By comparing results from schools in Germany and the United States... More

    pp. 27-37

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  5. Does prohibiting child labor increase secondary school enrolment? Insights from a new global dataset

    Jody Heymann, Amy Raub & Adele Cassola

    This article examines the association between minimum age of employment and secondary school enrolment.We reviewed child labor laws for 185 states in 2008 and 2012. We assessed how many countries... More

    pp. 38-45

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