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Callan, Gregory L.; Cleary, Timothy J. – Metacognition and Learning, 2019
The current study used microanalytic interviews and behavioral traces to examine sequential phase relations among forethought, performance, and self-reflection processes, and to investigate the predictive influence of these processes on mathematics performance of 96 eighth grade students. Consistent with expectations, students' microanlaytic goals…
Descriptors: Prediction, Learning Processes, Metacognition, Learning Strategies
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Máñez, Ignacio; Vidal-Abarca, Eduardo; Kendeou, Panayiota; Martínez, Tomás – Metacognition and Learning, 2019
The goal of this study was to examine how students process formative feedback that included corrective and elaborative information in online question-answering tasks. Skilled and less-skilled comprehenders in grade 8 read texts and answered comprehension questions. Prior to responding, students were asked to select the textual information relevant…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Questioning Techniques, Task Analysis
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Zorlu, Fulya; Sezek, Fatih – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the applications of learning together and group investigation methods at different intervals on the features of cooperative learning model. The study sample comprised the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students studying in a public middle school. In the first year of the application,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Zakaryan, Diana; Ribeiro, Miguel – Research in Mathematics Education, 2019
Recognising teachers' knowledge as one of the main factors influencing their practices and student learning, we aim to contribute to obtaining a better and deeper understanding of the specificities of teachers' mathematical knowledge. A case study involving one 8th-grade Chilean mathematics teacher is presented in the context of rational numbers.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Video Technology
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Mann, Lee C.; Walshaw, Margaret – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Mathematics anxiety is a global phenomenon that has generated research interest over the past four decades. Many researchers have suggested that girls display higher levels of mathematics anxiety than boys. This article explores that conjecture in the New Zealand context. It reports on the prevalence of mathematics anxiety in adolescents and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Females
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Nagler, Eve M.; Lobo, Priya – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Low socioeconomic status young people in low- and middle-income countries use tobacco at higher rates than their wealthier peers. School-based tobacco use prevention interventions that employ a life skills approach are effective at preventing tobacco use. In India, the Salaam Bombay Foundation (SBF) has implemented a multiyear,…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Promotion, Daily Living Skills, Intervention
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Cirino, Paul T.; Tolar, Tammy D.; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Algebra I is a crucial course for middle and high school students for successful STEM-related coursework. A key issue is whether students should take Algebra I in Grade 8 versus Grade 9. Large-scale policy studies show conflicting results, and there are few (particularly longitudinal) individual difference studies. In the study, 53 students were…
Descriptors: Algebra, Prediction, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Gisslevik, Emmalee; Wernersson, Inga; Larsson, Christel – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to explore conditioning factors influencing learning opportunities in food-related education taught from a perspective of sustainable development. Over the course of the eighth-grade school year, data were derived from field studies of two classes taught in Home and Consumer Studies with an exploratory case-study design.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Consumer Science, Food, Foreign Countries
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Baker, Lottie L. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2019
Yosso's community cultural wealth (CCW) shifted conversations about educational inequality from deficit perspectives to those that acknowledge the assets People of Color bring to school. CCW represents the accumulation of students' unique forms of capital, many of which have historically gone unrecognized by schools. This study applies CCW to the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, English Language Learners, Cultural Capital
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van de Pol, Janneke; Mercer, Neil; Volman, Monique – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Providing contingent or adaptive support (i.e., scaffolding) is effective. Yet it is unclear how it promotes students' learning. In this mixed-methods study, we investigated to what extent the effect of contingent support for students' learning is mediated by the extent to which students take up teachers' support in subsequent small-group work. We…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Student Attitudes, Small Group Instruction, Group Dynamics
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Ludicke, Penelope; Muir, Tracey; Swabey, Karen – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Academic underachievement in young adolescents has been a concern for teachers, schools and systems for some time. In Australian schools, curriculum reforms and middle years programs have been implemented to improve the educational outcomes of young adolescents, and address underachievement, with limited continuity and consistency. This study used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Underachievement, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Delany, Danielle E.; Cheung, Rebecca R. M.; Takahashi, Yusuke; Cheung, Cecilia S. – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
Our research examined whether adolescents in the United States, China, and Japan differed in their conceptions of a creative person. Participants were American (n = 321), Chinese (n = 235), and Japanese (n = 393) adolescents in 7th and 8th grades who completed surveys at 3 time points. Using an open-ended questionnaire, adolescents were asked to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Grade 7, Grade 8, Cross Cultural Studies
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Masta, Stephanie; Rosa, Tori J. K. – Social Studies, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative, single case study is to investigate how teacher-created curricula addresses key Native American events in early U.S. history and to determine if such curricula provided students with accurate representations of Native American content. To do this, we used discourse analysis to consider the meanings of words and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, American Indians, Discourse Analysis, Power Structure
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Zhan, Peida; Jiao, Hong; Liao, Dandan; Li, Feiming – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2019
Providing diagnostic feedback about growth is crucial to formative decisions such as targeted remedial instructions or interventions. This article proposed a longitudinal higher-order diagnostic classification modeling approach for measuring growth. The new modeling approach is able to provide quantitative values of overall and individual growth…
Descriptors: Classification, Growth Models, Educational Diagnosis, Models
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Mitchell, Gloria – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
Any activity that involves making choices entails the risk of failure, and the more personally meaningful the choices are, the more deeply felt the failure will be. Drawing on my experiences in supervising the self-chosen, long-term projects of my eighth-grade students, I argue that it is neither possible nor desirable to prevent young people from…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Decision Making, Risk, Grade 8
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