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ERIC Number: EJ817470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
Skill-Builders: Improving Middle School Students' Self-Beliefs for Learning Mathematics
Falco, Lia D.; Crethar, Hugh; Bauman, Sheri
Professional School Counseling, v11 n4 p229-235 Apr 2008
This article presents findings from a pilot study that examined the effect of a school counselor-led intervention, using the "Skill-Builders" curriculum, on middle-school students' attitudes toward mathematics learning. Results from the current study demonstrated that students who received the Skill-Builders curriculum had significantly higher posttest scores on a measure of attitudes toward mathematics learning, including self-confidence, value, enjoyment, and motivation. Females in the Skill-Builders group improved significantly more than their male classmates. Implications and directions for future research are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona