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ERIC Number: EJ1071203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
"Can I Trust You with This?" Investigating Middle School Students' Use of Learning Supports
Brion-Meisels, Gretchen
Urban Education, v50 n6 p718-749 Sep 2015
Adolescents have a unique perspective on their own development. However, educators have not fully considered the role of students' meaning making in the provision and receipt of school-based supports. To address this gap, this article draws on photographs and in-depth interviews that explore urban middle school students' experiences with learning supports. The findings suggest that students seek learning supports that provide them with agency, nurture a sense of trust, and allow for opportunities to help others. This article suggests recommendations for the practice and research of learning supports, including involving students more fully in support processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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