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ERIC Number: ED510601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Promoting Academic Achievement in the Middle School Classroom: Integrating Effective Study Skills Instruction
Thorpe, Christin
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This study aimed to discover what study skills are most useful for middle school students, as well as strategies for integrating study skills instruction into the four main content area classrooms (English, math, science, and social studies) at the middle school level. Twenty-nine in-service middle school teachers participated in the study by either completing a questionnaire or participating in an interview. A content analysis of a study skills resource binder for teachers was also performed. Results indicate that while many study skills are important for middle school students to know and apply to their academics, those that involve higher order thinking skills or a deeper level of processing are most beneficial to students. Moreover, results suggest that many middle school teachers do not possess a clear understanding of study skills and, consequently, are ill-equipped to provide study skills instruction within their classrooms. As a result, teachers may need to receive more formalized study skills training in order to provide study skills instruction in their classrooms and help boost student learning and academic achievement in the core content areas. Four appendixes are included: (1) Emails to Teachers Regarding Questionnaire; (2) Informed Consent; (3) Questionnaire; and (4) Interview Guide. (Contains 6 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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