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    The Well‐Being of Teachers in Flanders: The Importance of a Supportive School Culture.Antonia Aelterman, Nadine Engels, Karen Van Petegem & Jean Pierre Verhaeghe - 2007 - Educational Studies 33 (3):285-297.
    Research on the well‐being of teachers was conducted at the request of the Department of Education in Flanders, Belgium. The goals were: to construct an instrument for the Education Inspectorate; and to conduct a survey in order to identify school‐related conditions relevant for teachers’ professional well‐being. Based on literature and panel discussions with teachers and principals, a questionnaire was constructed, tested and subdivided in subscales following a factor analysis. The questionnaire was administered to a representative sample of elementary and secondary (...)
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    Factors Which Influence the Well-Being of Pupils in Flemish Secondary Schools.Nadine Engels, Antonia Aelterman, Karen Van Petegem & Annemie Schepens - 2004 - Educational Studies 30 (2):127-143.
    The Flemish government considers well-being of pupils as an important output indicator for the quality of education. The education inspectorate needed an instrument to measure this well-being in a school context, an instrument that should also be a basis for actions plans aimed at enhancing pupils' well-being. The development of this instrument is described in this article. A total of 342 pupils were interviewed. The material from these interviews was used for construction of—mainly Likert-type—items for a questionnaire. A pilot version (...)
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    Principals in Schools with a Positive School Culture.Nadine Engels, Gwendoline Hotton, Geert Devos, Dave Bouckenooghe & Antonia Aelterman - 2008 - Educational Studies 34 (3):159-174.
    This study focuses on the profile of principals who seem to be able to shape the school culture to best encourage teaching and learning. Data from a representative sample of primary schools (N = 46) were collected through questionnaires for principals and for teachers (N = 700) and semi?structured interviews with the principals. Functioning, well?being and personal characteristics of the principal, structural and cultural characteristics of school, and organisational context are examined. Compared to their opposites, principals in schools with cultures (...)
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    Students Embracing Change Towards More Powerful Learning Environments in Vocational Education.Inge Placklé, Karen D. Könings, Wolfgang Jacquet, Arno Libotton, Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer & Nadine Engels - 2018 - Educational Studies 44 (1):26-44.
    Students’ educational engagement is both an important predictor of study success and a key preventive factor for dropout. Vocational tracks in secondary education show high dropout rates. There is strong evidence that the solution to educational disengagement lies in student‐centred, powerful learning environments. This study investigates characteristics of PLEs from the perspective of students in vocational secondary education. Students’ perspectives on a learning environment are crucial for their satisfaction and learning engagement. Therefore, we investigated whether the perceived learning environment meets (...)
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