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International Journal of Educational Research

2017 Volume 82, Number 1

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Number of articles: 17

  1. An international solution to a national crisis: Trends in student mobility to the United States post 2008

    Ashley Macrander

    Since the 2008 financial crisis, news outlets have discussed the importance of recruiting international students to augment funding. This article explores trends in international student mobility (... More

    pp. 1-20

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  2. Developing creativity in higher education for 21st century learners: A protocol for a scoping review

    Arlene Egan & Rebecca Maguire, CRILT, Ireland; Lauren Christophers & Brendan Rooney, School of Psychology, Ireland

    There is an abundance of literature highlighting the need to focus on enhancing students’ creativity in higher education. However, currently there is a gap in awareness of evidence-based... More

    pp. 21-27

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  3. Further exploring the rationality of evidence informed practice: A semiotic analysis of the perspectives of a school federation

    Chris Brown

    This paper examines the rationality of evidence-informed practice (EIP) It presents pre intervention empirical evidence to provide an indication of what might facilitate more effective research-to-... More

    pp. 28-39

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  4. Qualifying foreign language teachers: Is teacher training enough?

    Eva Thue Vold

    This study examined emerging and experienced foreign language teachers’ sense of preparedness for teaching their subject in alignment with curricular intentions. A mixed-methods approach was... More

    pp. 40-53

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  5. Choosing classrooms: A structured interview on children’s right to participate

    Nadine Correia & Cecília Aguiar

    Discourses from distinct areas of knowledge converge on the relevance of listening to children’s perspectives on their everyday lives and, specifically, in early childhood settings. Although... More

    pp. 54-62

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  6. English language learners’ strategies for reading online texts: Influential factors and patterns of use at home and in school

    Ho-Ryong Park, Department of English and Philosophy, United States; Deoksoon Kim, Lynch School of Education, United States

    We investigate five fourth and fifth-grade English language learners’ (ELLs) strategy use when they read online texts at home and in school. We also identify factors that play a role when these... More

    pp. 63-74

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  7. Contribution of cognitive and linguistic skills to word-reading accuracy and fluency in Chinese

    Youyi Liu, State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning & IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, China; George K. Georgiou, Department of educational Psychology, Canada; Yuping Zhang, State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning & IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, China; Hong Li & Hongyun Liu, Department of Psychology, China; Shuang Song, Cuiping Kang & Bingjie Shi, State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning & IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, China; Wei Liang, Faculty of Education, China; Jinger Pan & Hua Shu, State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning & IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, China

    This study examined the contribution of phonological awareness, orthographic knowledge, morphological awareness and rapid naming to word-reading accuracy and fluency in Chinese. We tested 1776... More

    pp. 75-90

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  8. Endogenous and exogenous time pressure: Interactions with mathematics anxiety in explaining arithmetic performance

    Thomas E. Hunt & Kaljit K. Sandhu

    Eighty adults performed mental arithmetic under endogenous (time limit) or exogenous (presence of a clock) time pressure. Results demonstrated a significant interaction between math anxiety and... More

    pp. 91-98

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  9. The action tendency for learning: Characteristics and antecedents in regular lessons

    David Palmer

    An emotion is often accompanied by an action tendency, which is a feeling of wanting to take action. This study investigated whether students experience an action tendency for learning (a feeling... More

    pp. 99-109

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  10. Peer effects in early schooling: Evidence from Brazilian primary schools

    Luana Marotta

    Empirical investigations of peer effects on student achievement are often challenged by methodological problems related to the simultaneous influence of peer interactions and selection bias. To... More

    pp. 110-123

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  11. The self-regulation of motivation: Motivational strategies as mediator between motivational beliefs and engagement for learning

    Karin Smit, Cornelis. J. de Brabander & Monique Boekaerts, Education and Child Studies Leiden University, Netherlands; Rob. L. Martens, Psychology and Educational Sciences Open University Heerlen, Netherlands

    In this research we studied studentś use of motivational strategies as mediator between motivational beliefs and motivational engagement. Dutch students in pre-vocational secondary education (N... More

    pp. 124-134

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  12. Using digital texts vs. paper texts to read together: Insights into engagement and mediation of literacy practices among linguistically diverse students

    Melinda Martin-Beltrán, Johanna M. Tigert, Megan Madigan Peercy & Rebecca D. Silverman

    As schools around the world increasingly use digital text, research is needed to understand the impact different media may have on opportunities for language and literacy development. Using mixed... More

    pp. 135-146

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  13. Evaluating school-based sexual health education programme in Nepal: An outcome from a randomised controlled trial

    Dev Acharya, Malcolm Thomas & Rosemary Cann

    This study explored the effectiveness of teaching sex education programme to the secondary school children in Nepal.The study included four schools which were randomised to two groups; control and ... More

    pp. 147-158

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  14. Comparing government and private schools in Pakistan: The way forward for universal education

    Nadia Siddiqui & Stephen Gorard

    This paper presents an analysis of children’s proficiency in English, reading and maths on the basis of a citizen-led household survey run by the Annual Statistics of Education Report (ASER) in... More

    pp. 159-169

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  15. Global citizenship education redefined – A systematic review of empirical studies on global citizenship education

    Heela Goren & Miri Yemini

    We performed a systematic conceptual review of empirical studies dealing with Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in the last ten years to reveal and analyze the patterns of contemporary research on... More

    pp. 170-183

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  16. Effects of peer and instructor rationales on online students’ motivation and achievement

    Tae S. Shin, EWHA Womans University; John Ranellucci, Department of Educational Foundations and Counseling Program, United States; Cary J. Roseth, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, Special Education, United States

    Providing students with a rationale, or explanation of why learning content may be useful, can enhance motivation, but it remains unclear whether the source of the rationale moderates the effect.... More

    pp. 184-199

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  17. Evaluation of Zippy’s Friends for improving socio-emotional and academic outcomes in six to seven year olds: Protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial and process evaluation

    Seaneen Sloan, School of Education, Ireland; Aideen Gildea & Sarah Miller, School of Social Sciences, United Kingdom; Lizzie Poulton & Caroline Egar, Partnership for Children, United Kingdom; Allen Thurston, School of Social Sciences, United Kingdom

    Zippy’s Friends is a social and emotional learning programme currently delivered in UK primary schools as well as across 30 countries worldwide. It aims to develop coping and social skills among... More

    pp. 200-209

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