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Academic Coping  

Ellen Skinner and Emily Saxton

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May 2020
Academic coping describes the profile of responses children and adolescents utilize when they encounter challenges, obstacles, setbacks, and failures in their scholastic work. Coping is one ... More

Accountability of Assessment Administration  

Arsaythamby Veloo, Ruzlan Md-Ali, and Rozalina Khalid

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Mar 2020
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Changes in the education system will invariably alter the modes of assessment and practices moving forward. This will demand high expectations among stakeholders who are directly involved ... More

Action Research  

Eileen S. Johnson

Action research has become a common practice among educational administrators. The term “action research” was first coined by Kurt Lewin in the 1930s, although teachers and school ... More

Action Research in Teacher Education  

Thomas Ryan

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This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Please check back later for the full article. Herein ... More

A History of Qualitative Research in Education in China  

Manli Li

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Oct 2019
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Since the early 2000s, qualitative research (QR) emerged as an interpretive approach and has gained increasing interest in education in China, while it is deeply rooted in Chinese ... More

Anarchy and Qualitative Methods  

Abraham P. DeLeon

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Mar 2019
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What is anarchist theory and practice? What does it mean when anarchists engage with qualitative research? Anarchism has a long-standing history within radical political action that has ... More

Approaches to Handling Common Response Styles and Issues in Educational Surveys  

Chester Chun Seng Kam and Xitao Fan

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Feb 2017
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Survey has been a widely used data collection method for a variety of purposes in educational research. Although response styles have the potential to contaminate survey results, ... More

Archives and Qualitative Research in Education (from Foucault and Bourdieu’s Approaches)  

Dora Marín-Diaz, Flávia Schilling, and Julio Groppa Aquino

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Aug 2019
This article focuses on the proposal of archival research in qualitative educational research. Based on the assumption that, in this context, different paths are available to the ... More

A/r/tography  

Natalie LeBlanc and Rita L. Irwin

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Jun 2019
Since its conception, a/r/tography has been described as an interdisciplinary, dynamic, and emergent practice, blending visual, narrative, performative, poetic, and other modes of inquiry ... More

Arts-Based Research  

Janinka Greenwood

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Feb 2019
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Arts-based research encompasses a range of research approaches and strategies that utilize one or more of the arts in investigation. Such approaches have evolved from understandings that ... More

Assessment for Learning and Self-Regulation  

John R. Kirby and Stefan Merchant

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Jun 2020
Self-regulated learning (SRL) refers to how learners adapt their learning processes to achieve academic goals. SRL is a complex construct that includes cognitive, metacognitive, and ... More

Attitudes and Inclusion of Students with Special Educational Needs in Regular Schools  

Elias Avramidis and Anastasia Toulia

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Apr 2020
There has been a proliferation of studies examining attitudes toward the inclusion of students with special educational needs (SEN) in regular education settings. Most studies to date have ... More

Authentic Assessment  

Kim H. Koh

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Feb 2017
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Authentic tasks replicate real-world challenges and standards of performance that experts or professionals typically face in the field. The term “authentic assessment” was first coined by ... More

Autoethnography  

Susanne Gannon

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Mar 2017
Autoethnography is an increasingly popular form of postpositivist narrative inquiry that has recently begun to appear in educational contexts. The multiple lineages of autoethnography ... More

Collaboration in Educational Ethnography in Latin America  

Diana Milstein, Angeles Clemente, and Alba Lucy Guerrero

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Jun 2019
There are epistemological, methodological, and textual dimensions of collaborative educational ethnography (CEE) in Latin America that have spread and consolidated over the last twenty-five ... More

Common Core Standards (U.S.)  

Patrick Shannon

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Jan 2018
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The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are part of a third wave of school reform in the United States. With accompanying tests, these standards combine calls for increased academic rigor, ... More

Comparative Case Study Methodology and Teacher Education  

Meera Pathmarajah

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Sep 2019
Case study researchers have traditionally focused on micro-level analysis of a “bounded” case, yet this approach has come under methodological scrutiny in a world where phenomena are rarely ... More

Comparison in Qualitative Research  

Lesley Bartlett and Frances Vavrus

Comparison is a valuable and widely touted analytical technique in social research, but different disciplines and fields have markedly different notions of comparison. There are at least ... More

Creativity  

Dimitrios Zbainos and Todd Lubart

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Apr 2020
Creativity refers to the ability to produce original work that is meaningful and valuable within its context. Paul J. Guilford, at the American Psychological Association conference in 1950, ... More

Critical Discourse Analysis and Information and Communication Technology in Education  

Cheryl Brown

Critical discourse analysis (CDA) is a cross-disciplinary methodological and theoretical approach. At its core CDA explores the intersections between discourse, critique, power, and ... More

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