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Garn, Alex C.; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Lonsdale, Chris – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Student motivation research seeks to uncover greater understanding of when, how, and why students succeed or fail in school settings. Self-determination theory has been at the forefront of helping educational stakeholders answer questions on student motivation. This study investigates the motivation mediation model proposed by self-determination…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Need Gratification, Student Motivation, Self Determination
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Bellocchi, Alberto – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
High demand for suitably qualified, high-quality science teachers is undermined by elevated teacher burnout/attrition rates within the early years of teaching. Effective emotion management can alleviate feelings of burnout and is also linked theoretically to sustaining positive social bonds. Scant attention has been directed at the importance of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Science Teachers, Teaching Experience, Emotional Adjustment
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Clark, Kelly A.; Test, David W.; Konrad, Moira – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Post-school employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities continue to be inadequate when compared to their peers without disabilities (Newman et al., 2011). One barrier to employment for individuals with disabilities is a lack of employment "soft skills" (Riesen, Morgan, Schutlz, & Kupferman, 2014), such as punctuality and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Skill Development, Employment Qualifications, Secondary School Students
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Sporre, Karin – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to describe, critically analyse and discuss the Swedish system of assessing ethics education in compulsory school through national tests. The publicly available tests from 2013 for grades six and nine have been studied as have the assessment instructions for teachers. Staff responsible for the test construction have…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests
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Truman, Sarah E. – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2019
This article draws on Donna Haraway's call for feminist speculative fabulation as an approach to qualitative research methodologies and writing praxis in schools. The first section of the article outlines how I conceptualize speculative thought, through different philosophers and theorists, and provides a brief literature review of speculative…
Descriptors: Feminism, Qualitative Research, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Baradaran Rahimi, Farzan; Kim, Beaumie – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
Adolescents develop skills and ideas from their interest-driven practices, which shape a type of literacy that may differ from the traditional ideas of literacy. This paper takes a qualitative approach to identify adolescents' activities through interest-driven participatory design. We interacted with grade 9 students at a Western Canadian school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Design, Career Education, Technology Education
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Sharpe, Sheree T. – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2019
In this study, the author examined student attempts to translate a verbal problem into an algebraic statement relating two variables, after they had solved an arithmetic question from the same problem. A total of 645 students from New England (U.S.A.) answered the problem on a mathematics assessment administered at the beginning of the school…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Cheng, Albert – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
I examine the levels of educational emphases that science teachers in Evangelical Protestant (EP) schools place on (i) teaching basic content knowledge, (ii) improving scientific reasoning skills, and (iii) presenting real-world applications of science. Using a nationally representative sample of US ninth-graders, I find differences in these…
Descriptors: Protestants, Science Teachers, STEM Education, Religious Factors
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Ramberg, Joacim; Låftman, Sara Brolin; Almquist, Ylva B; Modin, Bitte – Improving Schools, 2019
The effective schools literature has shown that school-contextual aspects matter for students' academic and social outcomes. A potential link here may be the quality of the relationships between teachers and students, but few studies have investigated whether features of school effectiveness are in fact associated with students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Caring, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Mills, Reece; Tomas, Louisa; Lewthwaite, Brian – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
There is a need for research-informed instructional approaches that promote school students' deep conceptual understanding of abstract geological concepts. Given that a type of learner-constructed stop-motion animation, 'slowmation', has been shown to offer affordances for learning in science preservice teacher education, we extended its…
Descriptors: Plate Tectonics, Animation, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods
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Cuperman, Dan; Verner, Igor M. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
This article considers student analogical reasoning associated with learning practice in creating bio-inspired robots. The study was in the framework of an outreach course for middle school students. Fifty eighth and ninth graders performed inquiries into behavior and locomotion of snakes and designed robotic models using the BIOLOID robot…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Robotics, Models, Biological Sciences
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Linares, Rebecca E. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The author explores how one teacher at a newcomer school (a school for recently arrived immigrants) used dialogue journaling and write-alouds as instructional and community-building tools in her work with multilingual ninth-grade students with limited or interrupted formal education in their home countries. The analysis shows how the focal teacher…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Diaries, Teacher Student Relationship, Cultural Differences
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Horton, Paul – Gender and Education, 2019
This article considers the ways in which school bullying is both gendered and embodied. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in two lower-secondary schools in northern Vietnam, the article focuses on the experiences of one ninth-grade boy, who was regularly bullied by his classmates, and whose experiences of bullying appeared to be embodied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Bullying, Masculinity
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West, Jessica A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
In this article, I share the ways in which New Literacies theory served as an interpretive lens to understand how the Internet as a cultural tool mediates the literacy actions of adolescents in English Language Arts classrooms. Data were drawn from a larger study in which students who were considered "at-risk" because of previous…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Literacy Education, Internet
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Molin-Karakoc, Linda; Ikola, Minna – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Engagement is considered key in measuring student development, offering valuable clues into the adaptation, motivation and participation of students. This article sheds light on the multifaceted construct of engagement and its implications for first-generation migrant adolescents. Participant interviews and observations were conducted to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Immigrants
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