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International Journal of Educational Research

2015 Volume 69, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. The Team Functioning Scale: Evaluating and improving effectiveness of school teams

    Amy Gaumer Erickson, Patricia Noonan, Kayla Supon Carter, Linda McGurn & Erin Purifoy

    While there has been considerable research on team effectiveness in business, military and healthcare environments, there is a relative scarcity of research that examines characteristics of... More

    pp. 1-11

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  2. Secondary school students’ informal conceptions of complex economic phenomena

    Carmela Aprea

    The investigation of informal conceptions has a longstanding tradition in science learning, whereas respective research efforts concerning economic issues are rather scarce. The research to be... More

    pp. 12-22

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  3. Learning economics concepts through game-play: An experiment

    Loretti I. Dobrescu, Ben Greiner & Alberto Motta

    This paper introduces a video-game designed to support teaching introductory economics at undergraduate level. In order to test its effectiveness compared to traditional textbook learning we... More

    pp. 23-37

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  4. Using structural equation modeling and multidimensional scaling to assess students’ perceptions of the learning environment and justice experiences

    Dorit Alt

    This study assessed science students’ perceptions of the learning environment as a function of individual experiences of the teachers’ just (TJ) behavior. The personal Belief in a Just World (BJW) ... More

    pp. 38-49

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  5. Media representations of Islam and international Muslim student well-being

    Lorraine Brown, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom; Joanne Brown, University of Southampton, United Kingdom; Barry Richards, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

    This paper presents findings from a qualitative study of British media representations of Islam. It offers a contribution to the literature on the international student sojourn by focusing on the... More

    pp. 50-58

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  6. The International Baccalaureate's Bilingual Diploma: Global trends, pathways, and predictors of attainment

    Olivia Halic & Liz Bergeron, International Baccalaureate, Department of Research, United States; Alexandra Kuvaeva, University of Maryland, Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education, United States; Alison Smith, International Baccalaureate, Department of Research, United States

    This study explored global patterns and pathways in the award of International Baccalaureate (IB)’s Bilingual Diploma (BD) and examined the relationship between several variables and the award of... More

    pp. 59-70

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  7. Development of an online test of problem solving ability that minimises the extraneous differential effects of language background and subsequent validation through a large-scale DIF analysis

    Alvin Vista, Esther Care & Patrick Griffin

    This paper presents a test of problem solving ability that is designed to minimise the differential effects of language background. Large-scale data are presented in order to determine the validity... More

    pp. 71-87

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  8. The role of observation in the recall of informational text

    John L. Nietfeld, North Carolina State University, United States; Roger H. Bruning, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States; Daniell DiFrancesca, North Carolina State University, United States

    This study, which reports on previously unpublished data gathered in connection with a summer literacy-science program, Summer Explorers (Bruning & Schweiger, 1997), examined the role and timing of... More

    pp. 88-97

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  9. Pupils’ perceptions of teaching behaviour: Evaluation of an instrument and importance for academic motivation in Indonesian secondary education

    Ridwan Maulana, Michelle Helms-Lorenz & Wim van de Grift

    The present study investigates the psychometric quality of a measure tapping pupils’ perceptions of teachers’ teaching behaviour in the Indonesian context. It also examines the relationship between... More

    pp. 98-112

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