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International Journal of Educational Research

2015 Volume 74, Number 1

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Number of articles: 13

  1. The role of resilience in assisting the educational connectedness of at-risk youth: A study of service users and non-users

    Andrew J. Martin, School of Education, Australia; Dorothy Bottrell, College of Education, Australia; Derrick Armstrong, The University of the South Pacific; Marianne Mansour, School of Education, Australia; Michael Ungar & Linda Liebenberg, University, Canada; Rebecca J. Collie, School of Education, Australia

    Many at-risk youth utilize support services, including educational, health, correctional, and community/family/youth services. This study investigated young service users and non-users, resilience,... More

    pp. 1-12

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  2. School choice in the Basque Country: Public, government-dependent and private schools with different languages of instruction

    Ainhoa Vega-Bayo, Departament of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, Spain; Petr Mariel, Department of Applied Economics III (Econometrics and Statistics), Spain

    This paper analyzes the determinants of parental decisions when choosing schools for their children in the Basque Country, Spain. This choice is studied both in terms of private versus public... More

    pp. 13-25

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  3. A framework for primary teachers’ perceptions of mathematical reasoning

    Sandra Herbert, Colleen Vale, Leicha A. Bragg, Esther Loong & Wanty Widjaja, Deakin University, Australia

    Mathematical reasoning has been emphasised as one of the key proficiencies for mathematics in the Australian curriculum since 2011 and in the Canadian curriculum since 2007. This study explores... More

    pp. 26-37

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  4. Call now or later? The waiting game in decision-making

    Joseph Klein

    Opinions in the literature are divided as to whether the quality of judgment in a decision-making situation improves with a delay involving no conscious contemplation of the subject. This question ... More

    pp. 38-48

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  5. A cluster randomised controlled trial and process evaluation of the early years DELTA parenting programme

    Sarah Miller & Helen Harrison

    This paper reports the results from a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) and process evaluation of the early years DELTA parenting programme; a six-week, group based intervention. The... More

    pp. 49-60

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  6. Predictive validity of the learning conception questionnaire in primary education

    Eric Robbers, Peter Van Petegem, Vincent Donche & Sven De Maeyer

    The objective of this research is to determine whether there is a relationship between learning conceptions of twelve-year-old students in the last year of primary education and their learning... More

    pp. 61-69

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  7. Curriculum reform as contested: An analysis of curriculum policy enactment in Queensland, Australia

    Ian Hardy

    This paper explores how teachers and school-based administrators at a large, low socio-economic primary school responded to policy support for a highly detailed version of the new national... More

    pp. 70-81

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  8. Quality Teaching Rounds as a professional development intervention for enhancing the quality of teaching: Rationale and study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

    Jennifer Gore, Max Smith, Julie Bowe, Hywel Ellis, Adam Lloyd & David Lubans

    Professional development is widely considered important for enhancing the quality of teaching for enhanced student learning. Yet few studies have demonstrated such impacts. This protocol for a... More

    pp. 82-95

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  9. Teaching and learning in small, rural schools in four European countries: Introduction and synthesis of mixed-/multi-age approaches

    Robbert Smit, University of Teacher Education St. Gallen, Switzerland; Eeva Kaisa Hyry-Beihammer, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Austria; Andrea Raggl, University of Teacher Education Vorarlberg, Austria

    As part of teaching and learning in small, rural schools, we investigate teaching and learning approaches in multi-grade classes. This introduction to four papers of a special edition, each of... More

    pp. 97-103

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  10. Multi-grade teaching practices in Austrian and Finnish primary schools

    Eeva Kaisa Hyry-Beihammer, Department of Educational Science, Austria; Tina Hascher, Institute of Educational Science, Switzerland

    This article describes the teaching strategies used in multi-grade classes in five small rural primary schools in Austria and Finland on the basis of the content analysis of transcribed teacher... More

    pp. 104-113

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  11. What can be learned from Spanish rural schools? Conclusions from an international project

    Laura Domingo Peñafiel, University of Vic—Central University of Catalonia, Spain; Roser Boix Tomàs, University of Barcelona, Spain

    This article presents some of the processes and results of the Spanish part of an international research project focused on the analysis of teaching and learning components in rural schools. The... More

    pp. 114-126

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  12. Teaching and learning in small rural primary schools in Austria and Switzerland—Opportunities and challenges from teachers’ and students’ perspectives

    Andrea Raggl

    Rural areas in Austria and Switzerland abound with small schools organized into multi-grade classes due to low pupil numbers. In the Interreg research project ‘Small Schools in alpine Regions’ a... More

    pp. 127-135

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  13. An empirical model of mixed-age teaching

    Robbert Smit & Eva Engeli

    Many research studies analysing the effects of multi-graded classes have stated the need for a description of mixed-age teaching for pedagogical reasons. We tried to fill this gap by presenting a... More

    pp. 136-145

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