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Caleon, Imelda S.; Wui, Ma. Glenda L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This two-wave study examined the cross-lagged relations between teacher-student relatedness (student-teacher communication, teacher trust, and teacher alienation) and reading achievement of academically at-risk secondary students (N = 787) in Singapore. Compared with the cohort, these students had lower aggregate scores in a national examination…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Reading Achievement, At Risk Students, Secondary School Students
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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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Lumagbas, Jedaiah Joel; Smith, Wally; Care, Esther; Scoular, Claire – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2019
Many developing countries are investing in large-scale initiatives to deploy information and communications technology in schools. However, merely equipping schools with hardware and software does not guarantee that the technology is used effectively to improve learning outcomes. This study aims to identify factors that influence the use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Truckenmiller, Adrea J.; Park, Jiyoon; Dabo, Arfang; Wu Newton, Yi-Chieh – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2019
Academic language, which is characterized by the words and structure of the language of schooling, is an important teachable component of academic achievement. When compared to other strong predictors of academic achievement (e.g., decoding, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension), academic language is not as well understood or explicitly taught in…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Gurgel, Ruth – Music Educators Journal, 2019
The Tanglewood Symposium of 1967 is an event now looked back on as a watershed moment in the field of music education. At the Symposium, societal happenings of the day provided the background for the discussions, including the Civil Rights movement and the explosion of rock'n'roll. At the Symposium, members held important conversations about…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Grade 7
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Kapici, Hasan Ozgur; Akcay, Hakan; de Jong, Ton – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Although hands-on laboratory experiments are traditionally used in schools, virtual laboratories have entered today's classrooms, due to their specific affordances. In this study, we compared the effect of using hands-on and virtual laboratories in isolation to two different combinations on middle school (7th grade) students' acquisition of…
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Hands on Science, Science Laboratories, Middle School Students
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Schwab, Susanne; Wimberger, Tanja; Mamas, Christoforos – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Research indicates that children with hearing impairment are at higher risk regarding their social participation in school compared to their hearing peers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the social participation of 7th Grade students with hearing impairment in inclusive classrooms. Data from 62 7th Grade students across three…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Student Participation, Peer Relationship
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Dare, Lynn; Nowicki, Elizabeth – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
For high-ability students to develop their full potential, they require evidence-based interventions tailored to their exceptional needs. Educational acceleration has proven effective with many high-ability students, but educators sometimes express concerns about social issues, and such concerns may block access to accelerative interventions.…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Inclusion, Barriers, Beliefs
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Ibrahimoglu, Zafer – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The primary aim of this study was to identify middle school students' conceptual perceptions of the social studies course, and their usage and awareness of the course outcomes in daily life. Qualitative research methods and techniques were employed in the study. The participants were 34 middle school seventh-grade students from a state middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Ada, Elif Nilay; Comoutos, Nikos; Karamitrou, Aristea; Kazak, Zisan – Physical Educator, 2019
This cross-sectional study explored the relationships between dispositional flow, motivational climate, and self-talk in physical education. Six hundred forty-eight participants completed the Dispositional Flow Scale for Physical Education, the Learning and Performance Orientation in Physical Education Classes Questionnaire, and the Automatic…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Personality, Motivation, Inner Speech (Subvocal)
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Cairney, John; Clark, Heather; Dudley, Dean; Kriellaars, Dean – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Physical literacy (PL) has been proposed as a key construct for understanding participation in physical activity. However, the lack of an agreed-upon definition and measure has hindered research on the topic. The current study proposed and analyzed the construct validity of a PL model comprised of motor competence, perceived competence,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Literacy, Physical Education, Children
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Ramlo, Susan – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2019
Nature field trips offer opportunities for urban students' exploration, discovery, and learning which they may not experience otherwise. Seventh grade students at an economically disadvantaged urban school in the US Midwest sorted statements related to school, nature, and science before and after their field trip experience. These sorts provide a…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Field Trips, Urban Areas, Inquiry
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Cipra, Alli; Hall, LaTreese – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2019
While bullying is a serious concern for students and educators alike, empirically tested interventions are needed. This study examined the impact of a bullying intervention curriculum at a public middle school in the Midwest. This intervention, CORE"Matters", was designed to reduce bullying behaviors, foster a greater sense of community…
Descriptors: Bullying, Intervention, Public Schools, Middle Schools
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Maguth, Brad M.; Koskey, Kristin L. K. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2019
Additional research is needed on ways in which urban youth report their civic engagement. Existing research indicates that federal legislation has resulted in reduced instructional time and resources in social studies and civic education in many states, which has led to a civic education opportunity gap that resonates through many urban…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Citizen Participation, Civics, Citizenship Education
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Whitney, Erin Hope – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Much of the special education research on writing has focused on skill acquisition and remediation. However, a significant problem with this approach is that it does not account for the sociocultural nature of writing or the importance of culturally sustaining pedagogies in writing instruction. In this article, the author uses practitioner…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Writing Instruction
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