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ERIC Number: EJ906980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1099-839X
Perceptions of Teachers and Students regarding the Middle School Honors Program
Testa, Selma
Current Issues in Education, v13 n2 2010
This study examined the perceptions held by 40 teachers and 304 students of a middle school honors program. The sample population represented an equal number of honors and non-honors participants. Two surveys were analyzed using thematic coding for qualitative questions, while "t" test and descriptive statistics were used for quantitative results. The results confirm college and high school findings in the academic perceptions of the honors students, reasons for and against the enrollment, satisfaction with the program, and the over-representation of female and white students in the program, but reject specific identified characteristics of an honors student. Middle school honors students do not have the same qualities as high school and college honors students. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania