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International Journal of Educational Research

March 2018 Volume 88, Number 1

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Number of articles: 15

  1. Effects of physical education continuing professional development on teachers’ physical literacy and self-efficacy and students’ learning outcomes

    K.W.R. Sum, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education; T. Wallhead, Division of Kinesiology and Health, United States; S.C.A. Ha & H.P.C. Sit, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education

    The purpose of this project is to use a randomized controlled trial to examine the effects of continuing professional development (CPD) on teachers’ physical literacy and self-efficacy and students... More

    pp. 1-8

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  2. “Our job is to deliver a good secondary school student, not a good university student.” Secondary school teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding university preparation

    Els C.M. van Rooij & Ellen P.W.A. Jansen

    This study investigated secondary school teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding university preparation by interviewing 50 teachers. Teachers most often mentioned study skills as important aspect... More

    pp. 9-19

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  3. The contribution of self-compassion and compassion to others to students’ emotions and project commitment when experiencing conflict in group projects

    John Jongho Park, Phoebe Long, Nathan Hyungsok Choe & Diane L. Schallert

    Group project assignments have become popular in college-level instruction, making group chemistry and harmony crucial for students’ learning. Because the nature of group projects highlights... More

    pp. 20-30

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  4. Writing autobiography to develop Culturally Responsive Competency: Teachers’ intersections of personal histories, cultural backgrounds and biases

    Luz Carime Bersh

    This study investigated elementary school teachers’ and pre-service teachers’ autobiographies for developing Culturally Responsive Competency (CRC). The study’s purpose was to engage participants... More

    pp. 31-41

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  5. Protocol: Exploring the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) using Institutional Ethnography

    Grainne P. Kearney & Jennifer L. Johnston, Centre for Medical Education, United Kingdom; Nigel D. Hart, Department of General Practice, United Kingdom; Michael K. Corman, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, and Faculty of Nursing, Canada; Gerard J. Gormley, Clinical Skills Education Centre, United Kingdom

    Throughout education, whether of children or student health professionals, the universal emphasis on accountability has opened assessment to increased scrutiny and tension. This Protocol explores... More

    pp. 42-47

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  6. Teacher perceptions on the delivery and implementation of movement integration strategies: The CLASS PAL (Physically Active Learning) Programme

    A.C. Routen, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, United Kingdom; J.P. Johnston, School of Science and Technology, United Kingdom; C. Glazebrook, School of Medicine, United Kingdom; L.B. Sherar, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, United Kingdom

    Children sit for extended periods in the school classroom. Movement integration (MI) methods (e.g. active breaks, physically active lessons) could be used to break/reduce sitting time and improve... More

    pp. 48-59

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  7. Effect of proficiency on Vietnamese EFL learners’ engagement in peer interaction

    Phung Dao & Kim McDonough

    To expand previous interaction research that investigated only the impact of proficiency on occurrence of language related episodes or pair dynamics, this study explored the effect of proficiency... More

    pp. 60-72

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  8. The dynamics of social inequalities in cognitive-related competencies along the early life course – A comparative study

    Johanna Dämmrich, European University Institute, Italy; Moris Triventi, Department of Sociology and Social Research, Italy

    This paper investigates the development of social inequalities in cognitive-related competencies (mathematics and reading) from primary school to young adulthood among 15 OECD countries and... More

    pp. 73-84

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  9. Norwegian parents’ perspective on environmental factors that influence creativity – An empirical grounding for future studies

    Marte S. Gulliksen

    This article discuss environmental influence on children’s creativity through the perspective of Norwegian parents. Semi-structured parent interviews was collected to explore how they define... More

    pp. 85-94

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  10. Exploring predictors of impact of school-based management in rural Mexico: Do student engagement, teacher attitudes and parent involvement predict better academic outcomes?

    Anilena Mejia, Instituto de Investigaciones Científicas y Servicios de Alta Tecnología INDICASAT AIP, Panama; Ania Filus, University of Southern California, United States

    School-based management (SBM) programs are effective for improving academic performance. However, few studies have examined factors predicting their effectiveness. We analyzed data from a... More

    pp. 95-108

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  11. Developing teachers’ self-efficacy and adaptive teaching behaviour through lesson study

    Tijmen Schipper & Sui Lin Goei, Department of Human Movement and Education; Siebrich de Vries & Klaas van Veen, Department of Teacher Education

    Teachers are expected to address a broad range of diverse pupil needs but do not always feel capable or lack the skills to meet these high expectations. The professional development approach Lesson... More

    pp. 109-120

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  12. The relationships between school climate and adolescent mental health and wellbeing: A systematic literature review

    Jill M. Aldridge & Katrina McChesney

    Promoting adolescent mental health is a global priority, and schools have an important role to play. This systematic mixed- methods literature review examined relationships between the psychosocial... More

    pp. 121-145

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  13. The role of experienced teachers in the development of pre-service language teachers’ professional identity: Revisiting school memories and constructing future teacher selves

    Livia de Araujo Donnini Rodrigues & Emerson de Pietri, Department of Teaching Methodology and Comparative Education, Brazil; Hugo Santiago Sanchez & Kuchah Kuchah, Department of Education, United Kingdom

    This paper examines how student teachers perceive the role of more experienced teachers in fostering their pedagogical cultural identities (Burgess, 2016). It reports on a project within the ... More

    pp. 146-155

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  14. What can bodies do? En/gendering body-space choreographies of stillness, movement and flow in post-16 pedagogic encounters

    Carol A. Taylor

    Bodies do inventive, dynamic and productive work in classrooms. This paper argues that bodies are vital players in pedagogic encounters, informing how gender identities are shaped, how power... More

    pp. 156-165

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  15. Educational providers in the marketplace: Schools’ marketing responses in Chile

    Adrián Zancajo

    This paper proposes a framework for analysing the responses of educational providers in competitive contexts. The evidence presented is based on empirical research carried out in one Chilean... More

    pp. 166-176

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