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Donohue, Kerri; Buck, Gayle A.; Akerson, Valarie – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
The purpose for this self-study was to explore the theoretical and practical understandings of scientific inquiry inherent in our elementary teacher preparation program, specifically those of new instructors. Although scientific inquiry and inquiry-based learning are emphasized in our program, several new instructors, doctoral students hired to…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Theory Practice Relationship, Inquiry
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Follong, Berit M.; Prieto-Rodriguez, Elena; Miller, Andrew; Collins, Clare E.; Bucher, Tamara – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
Overweight and obesity prevalence in children has increased worldwide. One factor contributing to this rise is the increase in portion sizes, with individuals potentially having difficulties with portion size estimation. Portion size estimation could be improved with portion size education involving the mathematical concepts of volume and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Nutrition, Foreign Countries
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Hott, Brittany L.; Dibbs, Rebecca Anne – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
Completion of a quality Algebra course by 8th grade is a prerequisite for successful entry into STEM majors; thus best practices in this critical course must be as equitable as possible to support STEM recruitment and retention. However, if the research base for Algebra is under-examines some populations of students, structural inequity may be…
Descriptors: Intervention, Algebra, Special Education, Mathematics Education
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Zakharov, Wei; Strobel, Johannes; Diefes-Dux, Heidi A. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
This study investigates the impact of an elementary engineering education teacher professional development program on student learning. The results show a significant increase in students' knowledge in science from pre- to post-test as well as in engineering design from grade two to grade four. Further, the study uses multilevel modeling to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Engineering Education, Faculty Development, Social Capital
Jackson Scott, Taya – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the key characteristics of learning communities and how they have impacted student success for academically diverse learners in an undergraduate medical environment. The study was conducted at two minority serving institutions regarded for their social mission and ability to provide a critical mass of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Student Diversity, Undergraduate Students, Medical Education
Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2019
Teaching stand-alone grammar lessons is not as beneficial as instructors think if they want their students to learn how to write. If teachers truly want their students to become better at writing grammatically correct papers they will provide practice in writing, lots of practice. It is only through the practice of writing can students improve…
Descriptors: Grammar, Writing (Composition), English Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Lawrence, A. S. Arul; Saileella, K. – Online Submission, 2019
This survey study aims to find out the self-regulation of higher secondary students in relation to achievement in mathematics. A sample of 300 first year higher secondary students studying during the academic year 2018-19 was selected by using simple random sampling technique from Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu. Data were collected with the help…
Descriptors: Self Management, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
Nieto, Sonia; López, Alicia – Teachers College Press, 2019
A must read for new teachers and seasoned practitioners, this unique book presents Sonia Nieto and Alicia López, mother and daughter writing about the trajectories, vision, and values that brought them to teaching, including the ups and downs they have experienced and the reasons why they have stubbornly remained in one of the oldest, most…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Covert, Elise – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
This report is based on data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), a nationally representative, longitudinal study of more than 23,000 ninth-graders in 2009. The cohort was surveyed again in spring 2012 when most students were in the eleventh grade. The 2012 survey included questions about whether students had left their…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Expectation, Educational Attainment
Pratt, Andrea Spacone – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Binge eating disorder is defined as eating an objectively large amount of food in a discrete time period while experiencing a loss of control over one's eating behavior. Research and theory on eating disorders frequently identifies sociocultural factors such as body image as a main factor in the development and maintenance of eating disorders.…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Correlation, Self Concept, Human Body
Stacey, Susan – Redleaf Press, 2019
What does it mean to inquire? Grownups would say it means to question, to search for information, or to finding out about a topic of interest. For children in an early childhood classroom, the definition is no different. From the time of their birth, children want to know how the world works and actively seek out information. How educators respond…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Classroom Environment, Creativity
Koç, Kenan; Turan, Mehmet Behzat; Karaoglu, Baris; Tanrikulu, Alper – Online Submission, 2019
The purpose of this research is to examine the psychological performance levels of applicants, who prepared for sports tests in Police Vocational Education Centers in Kayseri. 427 applicants, who have been randomly selected, have voluntarily participated in the research. As data collection tools for the research, the Psychological performance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Psychological Patterns, Police
Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2019
Each of us have our own way of writing. We all put words together differently, use different syntax, different vocabulary, and express our thoughts differently. This is our writing footprint. It is important that we empower our student writers to develop and expand their own writing footprint. Our students come to us with their writing footprints…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Student Empowerment, Language Usage, Student Characteristics
Gordon Wolf, Melissa; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael – Grantee Submission, 2019
This paper presents a framework for choosing between 4-and 6-point response options for use with online surveys. Using data that have both 4- and 6-point Likert-type items, we compare correlations, fit of factor analytic models, and several different reliability estimates as a way of identifying if there is empirical support for choosing a…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Item Response Theory, Test Items, Goodness of Fit
Pelayo, Jose Maria G., III. – Online Submission, 2019
After a five (5) day observation period and successfully documenting the current dynamics of high students in the academic and social settings before the exposure to Mozart's music, the researcher continues with a twenty (20) day observation period of the same participants in their respective environments while exposed to Mozart's music. Before…
Descriptors: Classical Music, Social Development, Emotional Development, High School Students
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