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ERIC Number: ED533478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 124
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1248-2525-0
Increasing Left and Right Brain Communication to Improve Learning for Tenth Grade Students in a Public School
Richardson, Jennifer J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Walden University
The purpose of this exploratory correlation research study was to determine if students who engaged in exercises designed to increase left and right brain hemisphere connections would score higher on identical tests than those who did not perform the exercises. Because the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act requires students to reach benchmarks of academic achievement, teachers need additional ways to help students process and assimilate information more effectively and efficiently to earn acceptable scores on end-of-course tests. The research question involved understanding whether students who participated in physical activities that engaged both sides of the brain would achieve higher scores on the same tests than those who did not participate in the exercises. A constructivist theoretical approach provided the framework for this study. The scores for treatment and comparison group were compared using an independent samples t test. Findings indicated that scores of those who engaged in physical activities each day before class achieved higher communication arts scores than those who did not. Implications for social change include increased academic achievement and greater school success. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 10; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001