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ERIC Number: EJ826088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
Having Our Say: Middle Grade Student Perspectives on School, Technologies, and Academic Engagement
Spires, Hiller A.; Lee, John K.; Turner, Kimberly A.; Johnson, Janet
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v40 n4 p497-515 Sum 2008
Growing consensus among policy makers and educators alike suggests that our education system must be transformed to address the needs of a global society as well as the needs of the 21st century student. Often overlooked as a resource, students can contribute a valuable perspective on education. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to learn from middle grades students, through surveys and focus groups, what engages them to achieve in school. The findings, which centered on student perspectives of school, uses of technologies in and out of school, and academic engagement, are viewed within the context of global changes and the new demands that this trend places on education. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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