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Karhu, Anne; Närhi, Vesa; Savolainen, Hannu – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Check In-Check Out (CICO) is a support programme for students with externalising problem behaviours. This study implemented in Finland is one of the first reports on the application of CICO in the European context. An experimental, multiple-baseline, single-case design is used to examine the effects of the CICO intervention on the problem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Program Effectiveness
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Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Garrett J.; Miciak, Jeremy; Taylor, Pat; Fletcher, Jack M. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
We examine the efficacy of an intervention to improve word reading and reading comprehension in fourth- and fifth-grade students with significant reading problems. Using a randomized control trial design, we compare the fourth- and fifth-grade reading outcomes of students with severe reading difficulties who were provided a researcher-developed…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Word Recognition, Reading Comprehension
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Gist, Conra D.; Bianco, Margarita; Lynn, Marvin – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Grow Your Own (GYO) programs are cited in recent policy briefs as viable pathways for increasing the racial/ethnic diversity of teachers, yet recent scholarship on GYO programs is minimal. To address this issue, this article investigates what we know, and do not know, about GYO programs, by examining a range of data sources on different types of…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Educational Change
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Moore, Tara C.; Alpers, Andrew J.; Rhyne, Rachael; Coleman, Mari Beth; Gordon, Jason R.; Daniels, Stephanie; Skinner, Christopher H.; Park, Yujeong – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2019
Two studies were conducted to examine the effects of a brief prompting intervention (verbal and visual reminder of classroom rules) to improve classroom behavior for an elementary student during small-group reading instruction in a special education classroom (Study 1) and for three high school students with mild disabilities in an inclusive…
Descriptors: Prompting, Intervention, Verbal Communication, Visual Stimuli
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Schardt, Alyssa A.; Miller, Faith G.; Bedesem, Peña L. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2019
Students who are not academically engaged spend less time mastering material, are less likely to be successful in school, and are more likely to be disruptive. The purpose of the current brief report was to investigate the effects of a technology-based self-monitoring intervention on elementary students' academic engagement during independent work…
Descriptors: Self Management, Learner Engagement, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Spencer, Renée; Gowdy, Grace; Drew, Alison L.; Rhodes, Jean E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
Youth-initiated mentoring (YIM), in which youth select adults from within their communities to serve as mentors in relationships that are formalized through mentoring programs, has the potential to redress problems faced by many mentoring programs that could adversely affect system-involved youth, such as volunteer attrition and premature match…
Descriptors: Mentors, Youth Programs, Decision Making, Adults
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Gage, Nicholas A.; Grasley-Boy, Nicolette; Peshak George, Heather; Childs, Karen; Kincaid, Don – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2019
School discipline continues to be a challenge for schools, resulting in loss of instructional time for both teachers and students. With respect to discipline actions, school suspension is one of the most widely used, yet research continues to demonstrate an empirical link between receipt of suspension and poor student outcomes, including increased…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Discipline, Outcomes of Treatment
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J. – Urban Education, 2019
This article reports findings from a quasi-experimental study of the impact of a summer robotics program for urban middle-grade students. The study focuses on student engagement, measured by school attendance rate the year following the program. Program students, who were nearly all low-income minority students, were matched to comparison students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Attendance, Attendance Patterns
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O'Neill, Laura; Samaan, Zainab; McCabe, Kathleen; Tabak, Terri Ann; Key, Brenda; Litke, Kathryn; Whattam, Jeff; Garrick, Laura; Chalmers, Sandra; Xie, Feng; Thabane, Lehana; Patel, Yogita; Shahid, Hamnah; Zielinski, Laura; Vanstone, Meredith – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability worldwide. This study is part of a mixed methods pilot trial, exploring the effectiveness, acceptability, and feasibility of providing behavioral activation (BA) treatment in a group format. Methods: Using an applied, descriptive approach, qualitative data were collected from…
Descriptors: Patients, Depression (Psychology), Severity (of Disability), Behavior Modification
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Balenzano, Caterina; Moro, Giuseppe; Cassibba, Rosalinda – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The article describes an evaluation study to test the effectiveness of "Storie in gioco" project (Stories in Play, Storie in gioco [SIG]), a dropout prevention intervention aimed to prevent early school leaving (ESL) in at risk students. Method: The research used a mixed-method approach: in the quantitative phase, a two-group…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Dropouts, At Risk Students
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Liu, Ming-Chi; Huang, Yueh-Min; Chien, Yu-Cheng – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
The recording of words in a vocabulary notebook is regarded as a plausible and efficient method for learners, since they can organize and manage the individual words they wish to acquire. The wide appeal of portable computers has resulted in a rapid increase in taking notes via computers across college campuses. Although computers can increase…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Notetaking, Computer Uses in Education
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Sivrikaya, Kenan – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2019
This study was planned to determine the effect of a series of 8-week recreational activities on the personal, social and general adjustment levels and academic success of high school students (between 14-16 years). The data was collected from a total of 36 students, made up two groups each containing 18 members. They were all recruited voluntarily…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, High School Students, Student Adjustment, Academic Achievement
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Bowles, Richard; Chróinín, Déirdre Ní; Murtagh, Elaine – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The provision of regular physical activity opportunities has the potential to have positive health benefits for children. This study used qualitative interviews and focus groups to examine the experiences of two Irish primary school communities as they worked to attain an Active School Flag. The data suggest that engagement in this formal physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Health Behavior
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Goossens, Lennert; De Ridder, Roel; Cardon, Greet; Witvrouw, Erik; Verrelst, Ruth; De Clercq, Dirk – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Sports injuries are a considerable problem in physical education teacher education (PETE) students. They have important consequences and might affect the attitude that PETE students have towards sports and physical activity. Up to now, several efficacious injury prevention programmes have been developed for various sports disciplines. There is a…
Descriptors: Athletics, Injuries, Accident Prevention, Physical Education Teachers
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Chang, Mei-Mei; Lin, Mei-Chen – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This quasi-experimental study investigated whether a strategy-oriented media-based reading program could improve English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' reading comprehension. Eighty-five students who were registered for English Reading at a university were recruited through convenience sampling to take part in the study. In this study, a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Educational Technology
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