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Shek, Daniel T. L.; Zhu, Xiaoqin; Leung, Janet T. Y.; Lee, Tak Yan; Wu, Florence K. Y. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objectives: Based on 859 student diaries, the present study evaluated a positive youth development program entitled "Tin Ka Ping (TKP) Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social programs (P.A.T.H.S.)" project implemented in mainland China during the 2015-2016 academic year. Method: To understand the perceived effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Program Evaluation, Secondary School Students
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Blundo-Canto, Genowefa; Triomphe, Bernard; Faure, Guy; Barret, Danielle; de Romemont, Aurelle; Hainzelin, Etienne – Research Evaluation, 2019
Most agricultural research organizations strive to address societal challenges and contribute to positive societal impacts. Fulfilling this ambition involves embedding a culture of impact in organizational culture, which, in our view, entails three main elements: understanding the role of the research community in contributing to impacts over the…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Research Projects, Capacity Building, Research Design
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Báez, Johanna Creswell; Renshaw, Kristen J.; Bachman, Lauren E. M.; Kim, David; Smith, Veronica D.; Stafford, Rose E. – Children & Schools, 2019
Community schools provide integrated services and supports, often through partnerships with community-based organizations, to mediate health and psychosocial barriers to learning faced by children from low-income families. Wediko Children's Services conducted a program evaluation with over 500 students at two schools in low-income communities in…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Rating Scales, Trauma, Health Services
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Kennedy, Krystal J.; King, Seth A. – Beyond Behavior, 2019
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) provides effective behavior management in many schools, yet such systematic approaches to behavior management are generally not implemented aboard school buses. This article describes guidance for the expansion of PBIS onto school buses. Research supporting the use of PBIS in school and…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior, School Buses
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Lam, Steven; Dodd, Warren; Whynot, Jane; Skinner, Kelly – Research Evaluation, 2019
Gender equity is an increasingly discussed priority and cross-cutting theme within international development evaluation. However, it is unclear whether advances being made in evaluating the outcomes in this area are reflected in the scholarly literature. In this context, a fundamental question is: How is gender being addressed in international…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sex Fairness, Evaluation Methods, International Programs
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Haydon, Todd; Hunter, William; Scott, Terrance M. – Beyond Behavior, 2019
The current body of research on classroom environments identifies key proactive instructional strategies that when implemented effectively can reduce the likelihood of problematic behavioral incidents by students. One strategy known as active supervision has demonstrated positive outcomes across school settings, including classrooms, hallways,…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Prevention, Student Behavior, Supervision
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Bayram, Ilknur; Canaran, Özlem – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This mixed-methods study aims to evaluate the English Preparatory Program (EPP) offered at the Department of Foreign Languages (DFL) at an English-medium foundation university in Turkey during 2017-18 academic year to discover the strengths and weaknesses of the program. Participants of the study were 241 students and 26 teachers. The data were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Program Evaluation
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Erarslan, Ali – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
Due to its importance in almost all significant fields such as science, technology, education and trade, English language is offered as a compulsory course in all levels of formal education in Turkey. In the higher education context, most universities offer one-year compulsory English preparatory education for students enrolled in departments…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, State Universities, English (Second Language)
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Barr, Christopher D.; Reutebuch, Colleen K.; Carlson, Coleen D.; Vaughn, Sharon; Francis, David J. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2019
Beginning in 2002, researchers developed, implemented, and evaluated the efficacy of an English reading intervention for first-grade English learners using multiple randomized control trials (RCTs). As a result of this efficacy work, researchers successfully competed for an IES Goal 4 effectiveness study using the same intervention. Unlike the…
Descriptors: Intervention, English Language Learners, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Wambugu, Patriciah Wanjiku; Stutchbury, Kris; Dickie, Joan – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
This study investigated how a school-based professional development programme, designed by the Headteacher and staff of a Kenyan primary school, and delivered by a Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) team, supported teacher learning and growth. The TESSA team observed teaching in the classroom before the implementation of the…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Konrad, Moira; Criss, Caitlin J.; Telesman, Alana Oif – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
Despite the requirement that teachers implement evidence-based instruction in their classrooms, a significant research-to-practice gap persists. Far too often, teachers resort to quick fixes found through online searches or rely on conventional wisdom to make instructional decisions. This is no surprise as identifying evidence-based interventions…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Students with Disabilities, Incidence
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Reed, Yvonne – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: In South Africa, and in many other African countries, official language-in-education policy supports the use of learners' primary language(s) in early schooling. In reality, texts in the language(s) of the former colonial power are dominant, with high-interest texts in languages familiar to young learners in short supply or…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Native Language, African Languages
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Leko, Melinda M.; Roberts, Carly; Peyton, David; Pua, Daisy – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
As the special education research community continues to identify new evidence-based practices (EBP), educators will need to make choices regarding which EBPs to implement. This article provides educators with practical guidelines for selecting EBPs that will improve outcomes for students with learning disabilities (LD), emotional and behavior…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
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Lortie-Forgues, Hugues; Inglis, Matthew – Educational Researcher, 2019
There are a growing number of large-scale educational randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Considering their expense, it is important to reflect on the effectiveness of this approach. We assessed the magnitude and precision of effects found in those large-scale RCTs commissioned by the UK-based Education Endowment Foundation and the U.S.-based…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Educational Research, Effect Size, Program Evaluation
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Bentahar, Adil; O'Brien, Jason L. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2019
This research study measured the impact of Project Citizen on Moroccan students' civic literacy. Project Citizen (PC) is a community problem-solving curriculum which has been implemented in more than 80 countries worldwide. Using mixed methodology, the authors examined the extent to which students' participation in PC had an impact on developing…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Social Justice, Student Participation, Social Change
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