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Cash, Anne H.; Debnam, Katrina J.; Waasdorp, Tracy E.; Wahl, Mary; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
As students transition into adolescence they are often permitted greater independence in nonclassroom settings within schools and thus the opportunities for problem behaviors increase. However, nonclassroom settings can also provide an opportunity for students and school staff to engage in informal yet positive interactions. This paper aimed to…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Informal Education, Predictor Variables
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Rawlings, Jared R. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Adjudicated events, including music festivals, contests, and competitions, are performance opportunities for American instrumental music programs. The purpose of this study was to examine the benefits and challenges of participating in large-group instrumental adjudicated events in three Kansas high school programs. Data analysis followed…
Descriptors: Competition, Performance, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Williams, Matthew L.; Geringer, John M.; Brittin, Ruth V. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore music listening and performance characteristics of middle and high school students. The questions under investigation addressed reasons for liking a favorite piece, time spent listening, media used to listen, ways in which students discovered new music, and the types of music performed as well as the types…
Descriptors: Music, Listening, Music Education, Middle School Students
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Falco, Lia D.; Summers, Jessica J. – Journal of Career Development, 2019
This study evaluated whether a career group intervention that incorporates the four sources of self-efficacy and addresses perceived career barriers is effective at improving the career decision self-efficacy and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) self-efficacy for adolescent girls. Of the 88 girls in our study, 42 students…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Self Efficacy, STEM Education, High School Students
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Morali, Gürkan – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this research is to examine of Turkish foreign language learners' reading self-efficacy in terms of gender, educational level, Turkish language achievement level, and the number of Turkish books read. The study has the descriptive characteristic. It is designed according to the cross-sectional survey research. The participants of the…
Descriptors: Turkish, Second Language Instruction, Reading Skills, Self Efficacy
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Jelodar, Zahra Yahyazadeh; Farvardin, Mohammad Taghi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The importance of meaning-based teaching of the writing skill as an end in itself has mostly overlooked due to the common traditional grammar-based approaches used in writing instructions within the English as a foreign language (EFL) context. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the effects of collaborative meaning-focused and grammar-focused…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Teaching Methods
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Saputri, Arnita Cahya; Sajidan; Rinanto, Yudi; Prasetyanti, Nanik Murti – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Critical thinking skills are one of the important skills in dealing with the demands and challenges of the 21st century. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of Stimulating Higher-Order-Thinking Skills (Stim-HOTs) model in improving students' critical-thinking skills on cell metabolism topic. This research is quasiexperimental research…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Cytology, Student Improvement
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Agoestanto, Arief; Sukestiyarno, Y. L.; Isnarto; Rochmad; Lestari, M. D. – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this research was to describe the positions and causes of students' errors in algebraic thinking based on the cognitive style. This study was qualitative research with subject consisting of twelve students. The results showed that (1) students with Field Independent type tended to make errors at the stage of comprehension,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Cognitive Style, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education
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Mokgwathi, Mathelela Steyn; Graham, Marien Alet; Fraser, William – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The study investigated the relationship between South African Grade 9 teachers' and learners' perceptions and attitudes with their mathematics achievement. The study used a secondary analysis of the TIMSS 2015 mathematics data, guided by the conceptual framework model of Scheerens (2000). The quantitative data collected through teachers' and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grade 9, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes
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Pazhoman, Hamzeh; Sarkhosh, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The study examined the relationship between English teachers' reflective practices and their self-regulation. It also explored the relationships between self-regulation and teachers' teaching experiences. To achieve the goal of the study, 103 English teachers from different senior and junior high schools were selected through convenience sampling…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metacognition
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Blaisdell, Amanda J.; Olsen, Larry K. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Health educators in public high schools can provide educational interventions to reduce teen unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Characteristics of teachers and schools influence their decision to provide condom education. Studies to determine characteristics must be conducted so HIV/sex education can be…
Descriptors: Barriers, Sexuality, Health Education, Intervention
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Ryu, Minjung; Tuvilla, Mavreen Rose S.; Wright, Casey Elizabeth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Youth from nondominant racial and linguistic backgrounds often have limited access to school science learning opportunities. Afterschool settings may provide learning environments in which they improve science knowledge and construct positive science identities. With this premise, our research team designs and provides a community-based…
Descriptors: Refugees, After School Programs, STEM Education, Cultural Capital
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Palm, Clara; Ganuza, Natalia; Hedman, Christina – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This article explores language use and investment among Somali-speaking children and adolescents in Sweden, through group interviews and survey data. Our findings indicate that there are incentives to invest in Somali language learning considering the reported language use patterns and the expressed positive attitudes towards Somali mother tongue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Afro Asiatic Languages, Immigrants, Incentives
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Matjasko, Jennifer L.; Holland, Kristin M.; Holt, Melissa K.; Espelage, Dorothy L.; Koenig, Brian W. – Journal of School Health, 2019
BACKGROUND: School-based extracurricular activity participation is one of the primary avenues for prosocial activity engagement during adolescence. In this study, we test the "overscheduling hypothesis" or whether the negative relationship between structured activity intensity (ie, hours) and adolescent bullying and fighting levels off…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Behavior Problems, Bullying, Prosocial Behavior
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Var, Levent; Cihan, Bekir Baris – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In this study, it was aimed to determine the opinions of middle school, high school and university students about the unwanted and violent behaviors in sports. A total of 784 students (330 females, 454 males) studying in Kirsehir in 2017-2018 academic year participated in the study. A questionnaire consisting of two parts was developed by Seker…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students, Violence
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