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International Journal of Educational Research

2012 Volume 53, Number 1

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Number of articles: 37

  1. English language growth after university entry

    Judith Rochecouste, Rhonda Oliver & Denise Mulligan

    Almost 800 international students from non-English speaking backgrounds enrolled at five Australian universities responded to an online survey accessed through a dedicated website. The survey... More

    pp. 1-8

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  2. Adolescent perspectives on schooling experiences: The interplay of risk and protective factors within their lives

    Julie M. Bower, Annemaree Carroll & Adrian F. Ashman

    This research investigated relationships between risk and protective factors and school experiences for three adolescent groups (31 early-onset offenders who began offending before the age of 12,... More

    pp. 9-21

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  3. Do class size reductions make a difference to classroom practice? The case of Hong Kong primary schools

    Maurice Galton & Tony Pell

    This paper describes changes which took place in 37 Hong Kong primary schools where class sizes were reduced from 38 to between 20 and 25. Chinese, English and mathematics classes were observed... More

    pp. 22-31

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  4. The normative effects of higher education policy in France

    Elise Langan

    This student survey was a response to the French youth unrest in 2005 and 2006. It considers the degree to which French higher and secondary education institutions create social cohesion. Focusing ... More

    pp. 32-43

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  5. Children's experiences of democracy, participation, and trust in school

    Robert Thornberg & Helene Elvstrand

    The aim of this paper is to investigate children's views and experiences of democracy and pupil participation in relation to everyday school life, and to let their voices be heard on these issues. ... More

    pp. 44-54

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  6. The emergence of inclusive exploratory talk in primary students’ peer interaction

    Antti Rajala, Jaakko Hilppö & Lasse Lipponen

    In this study, we examine a prominent type of classroom talk, exploratory talk, in primary school peer interactions. Exploratory talk has been shown to be productive in facilitating problem solving... More

    pp. 55-67

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  7. Identifying individual differences among doctoral candidates: A framework for understanding problematic candidature

    Robert H. Cantwell, Jill J. Scevak, Sid Bourke & Allyson Holbrook

    Understanding how candidates cope with the demands of PhD candidature is important for institutions, supervisors and candidates. Individual differences in affective and metacognitive disposition... More

    pp. 68-79

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  8. Investigating change in epistemic beliefs: An evaluation of the impact of student teachers’ beliefs on instructional preference and teaching competence

    Edward M. Sosu & Donald S. Gray

    This study investigates the claim that effective teacher behaviour is rooted in teacher beliefs about the nature of knowledge, learning and ability. A longitudinal design was used to obtain data on... More

    pp. 80-92

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  9. The effects of two strategic and meta-cognitive questioning approaches on children's explanatory behaviour, problem-solving, and learning during cooperative, inquiry-based science

    Robyn M. Gillies, Kim Nichols, Gilbert Burgh & Michele Haynes

    Teaching students to ask and answer questions is critically important if they are to engage in reasoned argumentation, problem-solving, and learning. This study involved 35 groups of grade 6... More

    pp. 93-106

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  10. Internationalization at home: Using learning motivation to predict students’ attitudes toward teaching in a foreign language

    Julia Gorges, Christian Kandler & Gerd Bohner

    Fostering foreign language proficiency is an important goal of university teaching. We identified German university students’ (N=1265) goal orientations developed during secondary school as... More

    pp. 107-116

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  11. Student perspectives of Web-based mathematics

    Esther Yook-Kin Loong & Sandra Herbert

    This paper presents the results of a survey conducted with students (N=97) whose teachers have used the Web in their mathematics classes. Their responses to the use of the Internet for learning... More

    pp. 117-126

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  12. Experiencing fairness at school: An international study

    Stephen Gorard

    This paper uses survey responses from around 13,000 grade 9 pupils in French-speaking Belgium, the Czech Republic, England, France and Italy to examine their experiences of fairness in schools. Can... More

    pp. 127-137

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  13. Dialogical patterns of interaction in pre-school classrooms

    Helena Rasku-Puttonen, Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen, Anna-Maija Poikkeus & Martti Siekkinen

    The present study set out to identify and examine dialogic educational interactions in Finnish pre-school classrooms. Video recordings of five observed pre-school classrooms that had shown a high... More

    pp. 138-149

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  14. Differential prioritising: Orientations to higher education and widening participation

    Elaine Keane

    pp. 150-159

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  15. Chinese teachers’ work stress and their turnover intention

    Shujie Liu & Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

    This survey study employed qualitative dominant mixed research to explore the sources of teacher stress in China and the possible reasons for Chinese teachers’ turnover intention. The data were... More

    pp. 160-170

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  16. Teacher salary and national achievement: A cross-national analysis of 30 countries

    Motoko Akiba, Yu-Lun Chiu, Kazuhiko Shimizu & Guodong Liang

    Using national teacher salary data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and student achievement data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)... More

    pp. 171-181

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  17. Collaborative classroom management in a co-taught primary school classroom

    Anna Rytivaara

    The purpose of this study was to examine how teachers manage their classroom in co-taught lessons. The data were collected by observing and interviewing a pair of primary school teachers. The most ... More

    pp. 182-191

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  18. Social goals and willingness to seek help for school violence

    Yaacov B. Yablon

    The relation between students’ social goals and their willingness to seek help for school violence was examined. Four hundred and sixty-two students from sixth, eighth, and tenth grades responded... More

    pp. 192-200

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  19. Girl's schooling in war-torn Somalia

    Peter Moyi

    A civil war has raged in Somalia since 1991. The civil war was the final blow to an already collapsed education system. Somalia has received little research and policy attention yet children,... More

    pp. 201-212

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  20. Parental involvement and students’ achievement in Cambodia: Focusing on parental resourcing of public schooling

    Sokcheng Nguon

    Studies of the effect of parental involvement on students’ achievement in a variety of contexts can provide valuable insights into how the relationship between parental involvement and students’... More

    pp. 213-224

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