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International Journal of Educational Research

2015 Volume 71, Number 1

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Exploring the relation between socio-economic status and reading achievement in PISA 2009 through an intercepts-and-slopes-as-outcomes paradigm

    Khurrem Jehangir, Cees A.W. Glas & Stephanie van den Berg

    In some countries more than others, factors like parental socio-economic status (SES) can cause inequalities in educational achievement. Here we show how the mechanisms leading to such inequalities... More

    pp. 1-15

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  2. Successes and challenges of implementing a teacher education project in rural Sierra Leone

    Peter McDermott, School of Education, Pace University, United States; Nancy Allen, Qatar University, Qatar

    This study examined the successes and challenges of implementing a teacher education project that was designed to improve methods of teaching reading and writing in rural Sierra Leone. Thirty... More

    pp. 16-25

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  3. Overconfidence, sexual health awareness and sexual health risk among young female users of sexual health clinics

    L. Dunne, Centre for Effective Education, School of Education, Queen's University Belfast; M. McCann, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow; S. Millen, J. Wilson & G. Macdonald, Institute of Child Care Research, Queen's University

    This study explored the patterning of young people's sexual health competence, and how this relates to sexual health outcomes. A survey of 381 young people attending two sexual health clinics in... More

    pp. 26-32

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  4. The use of arts-based methods in community-based research with vulnerable populations: Protocol for a scoping review

    Sara Coemans & Qingchun Wang, Methodology of Educational Sciences Research Group, Laboratory for Education, Culture and Society, KU Leuven, Belgium; Joyce Leysen, Laboratory for Education, Culture and Society, KU Leuven, Belgium; Karin Hannes, Methodology of Educational Sciences Research Group, Laboratory for Education, Culture and Society, KU Leuven, Belgium

    In the last couple of years we have witnessed a growing body of published articles featuring arts-based research methods. However, a shared vocabulary concerning this type of studies is lacking.... More

    pp. 33-39

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  5. Considering early childhood education teachers’ perceptions of risk

    Colette Daiute, The Graduate Center – CUNY, United States; Zena Eisenberg, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUCRio), Brazil; Vera M.R. de Vasconcellos, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil

    Because of violence, poverty, and inequality worldwide, teachers are increasingly working in high-risk situations. To support teacher development, education researchers can usefully study... More

    pp. 40-49

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  6. The impact of an assessment policy upon teachers’ self-reported assessment beliefs and practices: A quasi-experimental study of Indian teachers in private schools

    Gavin T.L. Brown, The University of Auckland, New Zealand; Harish Chaudhry, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India; Ratna Dhamija, Australian Council for Educational Research (India), India

    India has engaged in a policy reform seeking to increase the formative use of assessment in the hope of reducing negative effects of public examinations on students. The 2005 Curriculum Framework... More

    pp. 50-64

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  7. Appreciation of a constructivist curriculum for learning theoretical knowledge by social work students with different kinds and levels of learning motivation

    Marijke van Bommel, HAN University of Applied Sciences; Henny P.A. Boshuizen, Welten Institute, Open University Netherlands; Kitty Kwakman, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

    pp. 65-74

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  8. Home-based literacy activities and children's cognitive outcomes: A comparison between Australia and Germany

    Frank Niklas & Collette Tayler, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia; Wolfgang Schneider, Department of Psychology, University of Würzburg, Germany

    Home-based literacy activities (HBLA) such as reading with a child and their impact on cognitive competencies have been widely investigated. However, few comparison studies between different... More

    pp. 75-85

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  9. Beyond critical thinking to critical being: Criticality in higher education and life

    Gerry Dunne

    For John Henry Newman, the raison d’être of higher education was to ‘educate the intellect to reason well in all matters, to reach out toward truth, and to grasp it’ (Newman, 1996, p. 103). But of ... More

    pp. 86-99

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  10. Children of mentally ill parents: Understanding the effects of childhood trauma as it pertains to the school setting

    Marie A. Leahy

    The purpose of this study was to explore the reflections of adults on their school experiences growing up with a severely mentally ill parent and understand the effects of childhood trauma as it... More

    pp. 100-107

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  11. Understandings of the role of subject leaders in the professional development of beginning teachers within a school department: A Vietnamese perspective

    Anthony Thorpe & Duong Thi Hoai Tran

    This article explores the subject leader's role in the professional development of beginning teachers. Rather than focusing only on beginning teachers’ perspectives as previous research has done,... More

    pp. 108-117

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