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International Journal of Educational Research

2016 Volume 75, Number 1

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Number of articles: 14

  1. An investigation of cognitive overlap in working memory profiles in children with developmental disorders

    Tracy Packiam Alloway, Tahir Seed & Furtuna Tewolde

    We investigated the nature of cognitive independence or overlap between working memory and IQ in the following developmental disorder groups: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability... More

    pp. 1-6

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  2. Peer group as a meeting place: Reconstructions of teachers’ self-understanding and the presence of vulnerability

    Minna Uitto & Saara-Leena Kaunisto, Faculty of Education, Finland; Geert Kelchtermans, Center for Educational Policy, Innovation, and Teacher Education, Belgium; Eila Estola, Faculty of Education, Finland

    Prior research on peer groups and their potential for student teachers and teachers is still very limited. This article focuses on how a teacher’s self-understanding is reconstructed in a peer... More

    pp. 7-16

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  3. Cultivating a better society: Anti-Mafia farm participation increases prosocial motivations

    Michele Capurso, Department of Philosophy, Italy; John L. Dennis, Department of Psychology, Italy; Gioele Piobbico, Department of Philosophy, Italy

    The present research tested whether an Anti-Mafia experiential education program would influence self-reported prosocial motivations in a group of 79 Italian participants. The Caprara Prosocial... More

    pp. 17-23

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  4. Protocol: A randomised controlled trial evaluation of Cancer Focus NI’s ‘Dead Cool’ smoking prevention programme in post-primary schools

    L. Dunne, A. Thurston & A. Gildea, Centre for Effective Education, School of Education, United Kingdom; F. Kee, The Centre of Excellence for Public Health (Northern Ireland), United Kingdom; A. Lazenbatt, Institute of Child Care Research, United Kingdom

    This paper presents a research protocol for a randomised controlled efficacy trial of the ‘Dead Cool’ smoking prevention programme. Dead Cool is a three to four-hour programme designed to be used... More

    pp. 24-30

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  5. Students’ perception of “good” and “bad” teachers—Results of a qualitative thematic analysis with German adolescents

    Diana Raufelder, Lisa Nitsche, Sven Breitmeyer, Sabrina Keßler, Elisa Herrmann & Nicola Regner

    There is a large amount of research concerning the qualities of a good teacher. However, students’ perception is rarely considered in both educational research and practice, although their daily... More

    pp. 31-44

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  6. Talking for meaning: The dialogic engagement of teachers and children in a small group reading context

    Fiona Maine & Riikka Hofmann

    This paper reports a UK study which investigated the instruction of comprehension strategies for elementary children in small group discussions about short animated films. The qualitative analysis ... More

    pp. 45-56

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  7. A qualitative study of the academic and social factors affecting Latino students at a liberal arts college: Accomplishments and challenges

    Getnet Bitew

    This study considers Latino students’ social and academic accomplishments and challenges at a liberal arts college. A qualitative methodology was employed, using 74 interviewees. Thematic analysis ... More

    pp. 57-66

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  8. Homo- and bisexual teachers’ ways of relating to the heteronorm

    Mattias Lundin

    Although legislation has made achievements to strengthen the rights of homosexual people in many European countries, the school setting seems to be a place where it can be hard to be open as a... More

    pp. 67-75

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  9. Mainland Chinese students⿿ conceptions of learning science: A phenomenographic study in Hebei and Shandong Provinces

    Zhanqiang Zhao & Gregory P. Thomas

    Mainland China has over 100 million secondary students and they are successful in international science comparisons. However, there is little empirical research into Mainland Chinese students⿿... More

    pp. 76-87

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  10. Curriculum reform in China: student participation in classrooms using a reformed instructional model

    Wenjun Zhao & Ida Ah Chee Mok, Faculty of Education, China; Yiming Cao, School of Mathematical Sciences, China

    This study examined how Chinese educators and teachers implement curriculum reform in mathematics classrooms, through an example of the reform in one district in China that is promoting a reformed ... More

    pp. 88-101

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  11. Does pre-school improve cognitive abilities among children with early-life stunting? A longitudinal study for Peru

    Santiago Cueto, Juan León & Alejandra Miranda, Group for the Analysis of Development, Peru; Kirk Dearden, Micronutrient Initiative, India; Benjamin T. Crookston, The College of Life Sciences, United States; Jere R. Behrman, University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Several studies in developing countries have found that children who experience growth faltering in the first years of life show lower cognitive abilities than their peers. In this study, we use... More

    pp. 102-114

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  12. Developing a validated instructional leadership profile of Turkish primary school principals

    Mehmet Sukru Bellibas, Department of Educational Sciences, Turkey; Okan Bulut, Department of Educational Psychology, Canada; Philip Hallinger, Department of Educational Administration and Policy, Thailand; Wen-Chung Wang, Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong

    pp. 115-133

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  13. Principals and teachers: Different perceptions of large-scale assessment

    Aviva Klieger

    This study examined whether differences exist between principals’ and teachers’ perceptions of the goals of a large-scale assessment, and whether they view it as formative or summative. Interviews ... More

    pp. 134-145

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  14. Changing learning behaviour: Self-efficacy and goal orientation in PBL groups in higher education

    Gerry Geitz, Stenden University of Applied Sciences/Open University of the Netherlands; Desirée Joosten-ten Brinke & Paul A. Kirschner, Open University of the Netherlands

    Self-efficacy and goal orientation are important variables which affect student learning behaviour. To investigate the relationship between these variables and their effect on learning behaviour... More

    pp. 146-158

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