This paper concerns teacher practices in, and beliefs about, the assessment of young learner progress in English in three Eastern European countries (Slovenia, Croatia, the Czech Republic).The central part of the article focuses on an international project involving empirical research into assessment of young learners’ foreign language competence in Slovenia, Croatia and the Czech Republic. With the help of an adapted questionnaire, we collected data from a nonrandom sample of primary and foreign language teachers who teach foreign languages at the primary level in these countries.
Action research represents one of the important factors in teacher's professional development. The survey has shown that teachers newcomers and experienced teachers are the most willing to participate in research work. Irrespective of the stage of their professional development, teachers are mainly prepared to be involved in introducing the findings and improvements into school practices.
Submicrorepresentations (SMR) could be an important element for explaining the experimental observations at the lessons. Altogether 408 secondary school students participated in the study. The analysis of four selected problems related to drawing SMRs in solution chemistry is presented. The average achievement on solution chemistry items was 43%. It can be concluded from the results that students have different misconceptions about arrangements of solute particles in the solution and presentation of its concentration at particulate level.
International studies on the knowledge of mathematics at the generalist-class teaching level have indicated that Slovene students are quite skilled at computations, but have difficulties solving mathematical problems. This finding stimulated us to create a problem-based instruction model. We wanted to find out whether the students in the experimental group, who received problem-based instruction, would display greater ability in solving difficult mathematical problems compared to the group receiving conventional instruction.
The expressions of different markers have been immunohistochemically studied in various types of the Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors, especially for diagnostic purposes. Little is known about their prognostic value in combination with the clinicopathological data of such patients. This retrospective study investigated the immunohistochemical expressions of NSE, TdT, EMA, S-100, CK MNF116, p53, bcl-2, CD99, and CD117 on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded material of 72 patients (age range: 2-59 years) with various types of Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors using the tissue microarray method.