ERIC Number: EJ1049402
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Publication Date: 2015
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Studying the Ways Students Get Help with Classwork
Sparks, Sarah D.
American Educator, v38 n4 p28-29 Win 2014-2015
One of the first lessons students are taught in school is "If you need help, raise your hand" but as students learn in an increasing variety of settings--in and out of classrooms, in person and online--educators and researchers are starting to take another look at how students learn to ask for help. This brief article uses findings from recent studies to frame a discussion on student help-seeking behaviors and highlights the fact the differences in help-seeking can exacerbate achievement gaps between students.
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Help Seeking, Student Behavior, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Experience, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Helping Relationship
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