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The class size question in primary schools: policy issues, theory, and empirical findings from the Netherlands
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 29, No. 8 pp. 763–778
Primary schools in the Netherlands are autonomous in their decisions on grouping of pupils, and therefore on class size matters, because the state may not interfere in pedagogical-didactical issues according to the constitution. Surveys indicate...
The relationship between departments as professional communities and student achievement in secondary schools
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 27, No. 4 (May 2011) pp. 722–731
Secondary school teaching is organized in departments and effective departments functioning as collaborative teams have been associated with effective schools. Therefore, this study investigates the relationship of mathematics departments perceived...
School Effectiveness and School Improvement Vol. 22, No. 2 (2011) pp. 121–148
In the past 3 decades, the concept of professional community has gained considerable momentum in the theoretical and empirical studies in this field. At the same time, the concept has faced conceptual and methodological difficulties in that as yet...
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning Vol. 74, No. 6 (2017) pp. 1015–1032
The flipped classroom is becoming more popular as a means to support student learning in higher education by requiring students to prepare before lectures and actively engaging students during lectures. While some research has been conducted into...
Student emotions in class: The relative importance of teachers and their interpersonal relations with students
Learning and Instruction Vol. 53, No. 1 (February 2018) pp. 109–119
This study highlights the importance of teachers in relation to the emotions students experience in class. First, in line with the work of Kenny, we argue that the specific relationship that evolves between teachers and students drives students'...
Effective differentiation Practices:A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on the cognitive effects of differentiation practices in primary education
Educational Research Review Vol. 24, No. 1 (June 2018) pp. 31–54
This systematic review gives an overview of the effects of differentiation practices on language and math performance in primary education, synthesizing the results of empirical studies (n = 21) on this topic since 1995. We extracted 78 effect sizes ...