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Meta-analyses by rank order purple = high d = ≥ .6 (as identified by the author) green = medium d = .4 yellow = low d = .2 red = negative d = < .2 Rank Effect size Domain Influence Additional information 1 1.44 student Self-report grades Students have reasonably accurate understandings of their levels of achievement, typically formed from past experiences(More)
I welcome the opportunity to speak to my colleagues and friends on the research I wish to undertake during my next years here at the University of Auckland. This is my third Inaugural lecture since I became a Professor 15 years ago, hence I have learnt to take this opportunity seriously and cast a vision, as there are so few opportunities to talk to(More)
BACKGROUND Research into teacher expectations has shown that these have an effect on student achievement. Some researchers have explored the impact of various student characteristics on teachers' expectations. One attribute of interest is ethnicity. AIMS This study aimed to explore differences in teachers' expectations and judgments of student reading(More)
Evidence from a large-scale study of 11-year olds in Britain suggests that ambidextrous individuals may be disadvantaged in tests of verbal, nonverbal, reading, and mathematical skills relative to right- and left-handers, but this basic finding was not replicated in another study of younger boys in Germany. Here, we present data based on a television show(More)
This study used a novel multidimensional locus of control instrument (I-SEE) to investigate the relationship between locus of control, motivation, and academic achievement in three different types of school. The strengths of the I-SEE are that it incorporates the construct of self-efficacy and that it is embedded in a model of personality and action based(More)
BACKGROUND Free school breakfast programmes (SBPs) exist in a number of high-income countries, but their effects on educational outcomes have rarely been evaluated in randomised controlled trials. METHODS A 1-year stepped-wedge, cluster randomised controlled trial was undertaken in 14 New Zealand schools in low socioeconomic resource areas. Participants(More)
This paper outlines the journey we have taken to research the relationship between research and teaching, and leads to recommendations for policy based on the findings. During this journey, we have had five major ventures seeking some directions for building models explaining the relationship between research and teaching. But let us start with two issues:(More)
This study tested an integrative, multipathway model designed to explain bidirectional effects of the attributions and coercive behaviors of mothers and sons in the context of a longitudinal study. Subjects were 246 mothers and sons who were 7-9 years of age. Mothers' and sons' attributions about one another's intent were significantly related to the(More)
My journey this morning takes me from identifying the relative power of the teacher, to a reflection on the qualities of excellence among teachers, and dwells mainly on a study undertaken in the classroom of America's very best teachers. My search is driven by the goal of ascertaining the attributes of excellence – because if we can discover the location of(More)