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Altun, Hasan; Serin, Oguz – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2019
The purpose of this study is to determine the distribution of talented students' course achievements in the fields of mathematics and science, according to the learning styles. General screening method was used in this research. The universe of the research consists of Ninth grade students (2016-2017) who study at Bornova Anatolian High School.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
Lavecchia, Adam M.; Oreopoulos, Philip; Brown, Robert S. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2019
We estimate long-run impacts to the Pathways to Education program, a comprehensive set of coaching, tutoring, group activities and financial incentives offered to disadvantaged students beginning in Grade 9. High school administrative records are matched to income tax records to follow individuals up to the age of 28, even when they leave the…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Coaching (Performance), Tutoring, Group Activities
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
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2019
Large numbers of qualified students do not apply to and enroll in college. Yet, earning a college degree is one of the primary pathways for economic success and is increasingly required for good jobs and high wages. A number of programs and practices aim to improve college readiness and enrollment, including "Take Stock in Children's®…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Graduation, Higher Education, Middle School Students
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Walkington, Candace; Wang, Min; Nathan, Mitchell J. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Collaborative gestures in the mathematics classroom occur when multiple learners coordinate their bodies in concert to accomplish mathematical goals. Collaborative gestures show how cognition becomes distributed across a system of dynamic agents, allowing for members of groups of students to act and gesture as one. We explore ways high school…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, High School Students, Video Games, Grade 9
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Choi, Naya; No, Boram; Jung, Suji; Lee, San Eun – Education Sciences, 2019
This paper examines what affects adolescents' English anxiety in the English as Foreign Langauage (EFL) context. A total of 414 adolescents in South Korea participated in the study and the AMOS 20.0 was used in structural equation modeling for statistical analysis. The results are as follows. Girls showed a higher level of English anxiety and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Anxiety
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Guncaga, Ján; Žilková, Katarína – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2019
Visualisation is an important part of the cognitive process in mathematics. Pedagogical-psychological theoretical frameworks concerning cognitive processes consider perception and visualisation as basic conditions for the creation of correct mental imagery. This study examined visualisation as a key factor in the development of geometric concepts…
Descriptors: Visualization, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts
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Henry, Alastair; Thorsen, Cecilia – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
L2 motivation is a relational phenomenon, shaped by teacher responsiveness (Lamb, 2017; Ushioda, 2009). Little, however, is known about the practices in which responsiveness is manifested. Drawing on research from the culturally responsive teaching paradigm (Petrone, 2013), and highlighting the role of empathy and perspective taking (Warren,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Teacher Influence, Culturally Relevant Education
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Hite, R. L.; Jones, M. G.; Childers, G. M.; Ennes, M.; Chesnutt, K.; Pereyra, M.; Cayton, E. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Virtual presence describes a users' perception of a virtual reality (VR) environment (VRE), specifically, of their "involvement" (sense of control within a virtual environment with minimal distractions) and "immersion" (multi-input sensory engagement providing apparent realism of objects and interactions). In education, virtual…
Descriptors: Correlation, Adolescents, Cognitive Development, Adolescent Attitudes
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Van de Guchte, Marrit; Rijlaarsdam, Gert; Braaksma, Martine; Bimmel, Peter – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present experimental study examined whether a different focus during a pre-task planning observation task affects learners' subsequent oral task performance. Forty-eight ninth-grade students learning German as a foreign language were randomly assigned to two different planning conditions: video observations with a focus on language (FonL) and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Oral Language, Grammar
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Prata, Maria José; de Sousa, Bruno; Festas, Isabel; Oliveira, Albertina L. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors analyze the efficacy of a cooperative method associated with self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) for argumentative writing compared with a SRSD single approach. Seven teachers and 230 ninth-grade students from three middle schools participated in the present study in which teachers were part of a practice-based professional…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 9, Cooperative Learning, Persuasive Discourse
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Kohnen, Nicole; Retelsdorf, Jan – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Background: Connectives, such as "because" or "although," explicitly indicate how to semantically link individual segments of a text. Knowledge of connectives has been shown to significantly contribute to variance explanation in comprehension of English and Dutch texts, particularly amongst monolingual students and students…
Descriptors: German, Knowledge Level, Form Classes (Languages), Grade 9
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Barg, Katherin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article analyses the association between social class and parent-­initiated contact with teachers. Hypotheses are derived from Lareau's theory on 'concerted cultivation' and status maintenance theory on rational educational decision-making. Data from a national survey on French students traversing secondary school are used to study social…
Descriptors: Social Class, Social Differences, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Kabakci, Omer Faruk – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to determine if high school students' character strengths composed of twenty-four different strengths, virtues including six dimensions and demographic characteristics predict risky behaviors. The participants of the study were 380 students aged between 14-19 years and enrolled in general high schools. The data…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, High School Students, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Li, Chen-Hong; Wu, Min-Hua; Lin, Wen-Ling – International Journal of Listening, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of prelistening activities, particularly interactive brainstorming advance organizers that used a "Think-Pair-Share" structure, on the listening comprehension performance of L2 junior high school students. The term advance organizer is defined as a teaching activity that helps build or…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Prior Learning, Brainstorming
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