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Premo, Joshua; Cavagnetto, Andy; Honke, Garrett; Kurtz, Kenneth J. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
The idea that characteristics acquired by an organism during its lifetime can be inherited by offspring and result in evolution is a substantial impediment to student understanding of evolution. In the current study, we performed a preliminary examination of how acquiring physical changes in a question prompt may differentially cue intuitive and…
Descriptors: Evolution, Genetics, Concept Formation, Science Instruction
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Webster, Rob; Blatchford, Peter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This paper reports on results from a descriptive study of the nature and quality of the day-to-day educational experiences of 49 13-14 year olds with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND). All pupils had either an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a Statement, and attended in mainstream secondary school in England. Pupils…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Teaching Assistants
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Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Garrett J.; Miciak, Jeremy; Taylor, Pat; Fletcher, Jack M. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
We examine the efficacy of an intervention to improve word reading and reading comprehension in fourth- and fifth-grade students with significant reading problems. Using a randomized control trial design, we compare the fourth- and fifth-grade reading outcomes of students with severe reading difficulties who were provided a researcher-developed…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Word Recognition, Reading Comprehension
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Toste, Jessica R.; Capin, Philip; Williams, Kelly J.; Cho, Eunsoo; Vaughn, Sharon – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
This randomized control trial examined the efficacy of an intervention aimed at improving multisyllabic word reading (MWR) skills among fourth- and fifth-grade struggling readers (n = 109, 48.6% male), as well as the relative effects of an embedded motivational beliefs training component. This study was a closely aligned replication of our earlier…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Skills, Syllables, Grade 4
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Gist, Conra D.; Bianco, Margarita; Lynn, Marvin – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Grow Your Own (GYO) programs are cited in recent policy briefs as viable pathways for increasing the racial/ethnic diversity of teachers, yet recent scholarship on GYO programs is minimal. To address this issue, this article investigates what we know, and do not know, about GYO programs, by examining a range of data sources on different types of…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Educational Change
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Bristol, Travis J.; Goings, Ramon B. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This article uses a phenomenological approach to explore the organizational dynamic of boundary heightening for 27 Black male teachers, across 14 schools, in one urban school district. Black male teachers described being perceived by their colleagues as either incompetent or overqualified to teach their subject matter. These experiences created…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Males, Teaching Experience, Teacher Education Programs
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J. – Urban Education, 2019
This article reports findings from a quasi-experimental study of the impact of a summer robotics program for urban middle-grade students. The study focuses on student engagement, measured by school attendance rate the year following the program. Program students, who were nearly all low-income minority students, were matched to comparison students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Attendance, Attendance Patterns
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Balenzano, Caterina; Moro, Giuseppe; Cassibba, Rosalinda – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The article describes an evaluation study to test the effectiveness of "Storie in gioco" project (Stories in Play, Storie in gioco [SIG]), a dropout prevention intervention aimed to prevent early school leaving (ESL) in at risk students. Method: The research used a mixed-method approach: in the quantitative phase, a two-group…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Dropouts, At Risk Students
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Parekh, Gillian; Brown, Robert S. – Educational Policy, 2019
Special education is an approach to schooling that draws significant critique. Scholars often identify special education as a system vulnerable to and complicit in racial, class, and disability segregation, particularly segregation enacted and rationalized through the structural organization of schools and programs. Employing data from the Toronto…
Descriptors: Correlation, Special Education, Student Placement, Special Needs Students
Hébert, Thomas P. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
The development of leadership talent in a gifted individual was the focus of this 15-year longitudinal case study. Four major themes explained the development of his leadership talent. Crucial family factors and support served as a foundation for his psychosocial development and contributed significantly to his talents as a leader. Emotional…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Leadership Training, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities
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Jackson, C. Kirabo – Education Next, 2019
When students look back on their most important teachers, the social aspects of their education are often what they recall. Learning to set goals, take risks and responsibility, or simply believe in oneself are often fodder for fond thanks--alongside mastering precalculus, becoming a critical reader, or remembering the capital of Turkmenistan. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Influence, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
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Ding, Haiyong; Chen, Ang – European Physical Education Review, 2019
There are substantial differences between the Chinese and US education systems. One difference is in the design and use of assessment due to differences in educational policies. This study described the differences in student learning outcomes, instructional approaches, and learner motivation in physical education as consequences of the policies…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Tsai, Meng-Jung; Wang, Ching-Yeh; Hsu, Po-Fen – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
Computer programming has been gradually emphasized in recent computer literacy education and regarded as a requirement for all middle school students in some countries. To understand young students' perceptions about their own learning in computer programming, this study aimed to develop an instrument, Computer Programming Self-Efficacy Scale…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Literacy, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Song, Yi; Sparks, Jesse R. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This project aimed to develop an engaging formative assessment that simulates the social and dialogic processes that are often missing in traditional instruction and assessment of argumentation. In this article, we describe the design of an argumentative reasoning task within a scenario-based assessment enhanced with game elements…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Educational Games, Thinking Skills, Middle School Students
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Teng, Zhaojun; Nie, Qian; Guo, Cheng; Zhang, Qian; Liu, Yanling; Bushman, Brad J. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Although adolescents around the world play video games, little is known about their longitudinal effects on adolescents from Eastern countries. This large longitudinal violent video game study has 4 strengths. First, it is the first longitudinal study conducted with Chinese adolescents. Second, it examines moral disengagement as a possible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Video Games, Violence
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