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International Journal of Educational Research

2014 Volume 66, Number 1

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Modeling relations between students’ justification for knowing beliefs in science, motivation for understanding what they read in science, and science achievement

    Ivar Bråten, Leila E. Ferguson, Øistein Anmarkrud, Helge I. Strømsø & Christian Brandmo

    In this study, we generated and tested a hypothesized model that specified direct and indirect linkages between different types of beliefs concerning the justification for knowing in science,... More

    pp. 1-12

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  2. Beyond education for economic productivity alone: The Capabilities Approach

    Maria P. Cockerill

    The Capabilities Approach, as developed by philosopher Martha Nussbaum, provides a much needed re-balancing of aims in education. With its Aristotle-inspired ethical dimension this approach values ... More

    pp. 13-21

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  3. Social origin and success in answering mathematical word problems: The role of everyday knowledge

    Sarah Piel & Claudia Schuchart

    International achievement studies have repeatedly shown that working class children are less successful in mathematics than service class children. This study aims to contribute to an explanation... More

    pp. 22-34

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  4. Motivational orientation and preference for English-medium programs in Thailand

    Chadarat Hengsadeekul, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Learning Innovation and Technology Program, Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, Thailand; Ravinder Koul, Penn State University, Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, United States; Sittichai Kaewkuekool, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Learning Innovation and Technology Program, Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, Thailand

    Economic globalization and the resulting internationalization in higher education have resulted in a proliferation of English-medium programs. The investigation reported here examined the... More

    pp. 35-44

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  5. Promoting critical thinking through effective group work: A teaching intervention for Hong Kong primary school students

    Dennis Fung

    More than two hundred Primary 5 students (11–12 years of age at Key Stage 2) at two primary schools in Hong Kong participated in a teaching intervention in which they learned how to make reasoned... More

    pp. 45-62

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  6. The affectively constituted dimensions of creative interthinking

    Eva Vass, School of Education, Australia; Karen Littleton & Ann Jones, The Open University, United Kingdom; Dorothy Miell, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    The work presented here is situated within the field of collaborative learning research, which aims to conceptualise and promote effective ways of thinking and talking together in the classroom.... More

    pp. 63-77

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  7. Science teaching self-efficacy of culturally foreign teachers: A baseline study in Abu Dhabi

    Merryn McKinnon, Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, The Australian National University, Australia; Jase Moussa-Inaty & Lydia Barza, Zayed University, College of Education, United Arab Emirates

    This study focuses on the self-efficacy of teachers working in a culturally foreign environment. The research presented describes an exploratory study examining the science teaching efficacy... More

    pp. 78-89

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  8. Out-of-field teaching and professional development: A transnational investigation across Australia and South Africa

    Anna E. du Plessis, Robyn M. Gillies & Annemaree Carroll

    This paper critically reflects on the lived meaning of out-of-field teaching for professional development. Out-of-field teaching is a commonly used term that refers to teachers who are assigned to ... More

    pp. 90-102

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  9. “Two Schools under one Roof” in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Exploring the challenges of group identity and deliberative values among Bosniak and Croat students

    A.D. Tveit, D.L. Cameron & V.B. Kovač

    The purpose of this study was to explore the challenge of engaging Bosniak and Croat students in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in deliberative democracy within the context “two schools under one... More

    pp. 103-112

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  10. Contesting the recognition of Specific Learning Disabilities in educational policy: Intra- and inter-national insights

    Ian Hardy, School of Education, University of Queensland, Australia; Stuart Woodcock, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia

    This paper analyses national and international inclusive educational policies to draw attention to the multiple ways in which different jurisdictions recognize, or inadequately recognize, students ... More

    pp. 113-124

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