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von Zastrow, Claus; Perez, Zeke, Jr. – Education Commission of the States, 2019
Every U.S. state and the District of Columbia maintain a system to collect and store education data. These systems vary widely in their scope and sophistication -- and, by extension, in their ability to provide information that can guide decision-making. Most states have developed statewide longitudinal data systems, which establish formal…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Postsecondary Education
Zhu, Pei; Garcia, Ivonne; Alonzo, Erick – MDRC, 2019
The growing awareness of the importance of the first year of high school for future success has prompted schools and districts across the country to develop interventions designed for ninth-graders. "Growth mindset" is an intervention that aims to increase students' desire to take on challenges and to enhance their persistence in school…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learning Motivation, Intervention, Grade 9
Seidman, Irving – Teachers College Press, 2019
This popular text, now in its fifth edition, provides step-by-step guidance for new and experienced researchers who want to use interviewing as a research method. This user-friendly guide explains the rationale for interviewing and the complexity of selecting interview participants, important interviewing techniques, and how to work with the…
Descriptors: Interviews, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Graduate Students
Creswell, John W.; Guetterman, Timothy C. – Pearson, 2019
"Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research" offers a truly balanced, inclusive, and integrated overview of the processes involved in educational research. This text first examines the general steps in the research process and then details the procedures for conducting specific types…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Research Design
Kuhl, Patricia K.; Liang, Soo-Siang; Guerriero, Sonia; van Damme, Dirk – OECD Publishing, 2019
This book highlights new scientific research about how people learn, including interdisciplinary perspectives from neuroscience, the social, cognitive and behavioural sciences, education, computer and information sciences, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and engineering. These new developments offer fascinating new perspectives, based on…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Interdisciplinary Approach, Technological Advancement, Learning Problems
Mills, Geoffrey E.; Gay, L. R. – Pearson, 2019
A comprehensive, accessible introduction to educational research "Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications" uses engaging, straightforward language to introduce students to the information and skills required to successfully conduct research and to competently evaluate research. Long known for their clear and at…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Competence, Research Skills, Ethics
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Shapiro, Lawrence; Stolz, Steven A. – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
Psychology has made, and continues to make, a significant contribution to the discipline area of education. Since one of the main aims of education concerns student learning -- which is an indisputably psychological phenomenon -- we argue that the emerging research agenda of embodied cognition has much to offer educational practitioners,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Human Body, Cognitive Science, Educational Research
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Rek, Mateja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
In Slovenia, the concept of media literacy has been integrated into the formal education system, including early childhood education. The Preschool Curriculum sets certain goals to be followed in educating preschool children on media-related topics. Research done in other Member States of the EU points to the conclusion that the actual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Curriculum, Media Literacy
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Tekin-Iftar, Elif; Olcay-Gul, Seray; Collins, Belva C. – Exceptional Children, 2019
Researchers have investigated the simultaneous prompting (SP) procedure across three decades; however, no meta-analysis has been conducted. In the present systematic review, we conducted both a descriptive and meta-analysis of SP studies from a seminal publication of an SP study through 2017. Our search resulted in 20 studies published in English…
Descriptors: Prompting, Instructional Effectiveness, Effect Size, Educational Research
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Ennis, Robin Parks; Losinski, Mickey – Exceptional Children, 2019
Proficiency with fractions is one of the most significant predictors of later mathematics achievement. However, there are currently no meta-analyses that assess the literature base on fractions for students with or at risk for disabilities using quality indicators. We applied the 2014 Council for Exceptional Children Standards for Evidence-Based…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Fractions, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction
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Gilmour, Allison F.; Fuchs, Douglas; Wehby, Joseph H. – Exceptional Children, 2019
Federal policies have aimed to improve access to grade-level curriculum for students with disabilities (SWD). Current conceptualizations of access posit that it is evidenced by students' academic outcomes. In a meta-analysis of 180 effect sizes from 23 studies, we examined access as outcomes by estimating the size of the gap in reading achievement…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Achievement Gap, Reading Achievement, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Kulczycki, Emanuel – Research Evaluation, 2019
This study investigates what names of metrics or databases researchers use to present their research portfolio and how their use is influenced by the field. I have analysed the data comprising 3,695 self-presentation documents (82,710 pages) from various academic promotion procedures in Poland. My study aims to determine the differences in the use…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Databases
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Larsen, Steen Nepper – Education Sciences, 2019
An international consensus seems to have developed in educational research--and among educational planners and policymakers--during the last 10-15 years proclaiming that learning is, and must be, a visible phenomenon. This paper questions this predominant view and serves an assemblage of points offering educational scientists at least four…
Descriptors: Criticism, Educational Research, Educational Policy, Learning Processes
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Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W.; Howse, Robin B.; Wilkie, Helen; Annas, Kimberly – Education Sciences, 2019
Results from a metasynthesis of the relationships between 14 different types of preservice teacher preparation practices and teaching quality, preschool to university student performance, and university student and beginning teacher belief appraisals are reported. Each type of preservice practice (e.g., course-based student learning) included…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Research, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics
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Hambidge, Sarah; Minocha, Sonal; Hristov, Dean – Education Sciences, 2019
Public engagement is recognised as having an increasingly important role in the changing landscape of higher education in the United Kingdom (UK), and is promoted as a 'pathway to impact' by many higher education funding bodies. However, there is limited evidence to support the outreach and impact gained by higher education institutes that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Citizen Participation, Outreach Programs
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