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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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Kutsar, Dagmar; Soo, Kadri; Mandel, Liis-Marii – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2019
International quantitative studies among children, such as the "Health Behaviour of School-Aged Children" and the "Programme for International Student Assessment" have revealed a gap between learning outcomes and children's subjective well-being across countries. The "Children's Worlds" international study showed that…
Descriptors: Well Being, Educational Environment, Bullying, Children
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Durak, Hatice Yildiz; Yilmaz, Fatma Gizem Karaoglan; Yilmaz, Ramazan – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the skill levels of secondary school students regarding computational thinking, programming self-efficacy and reflective thinking aimed at problem solving and examine their experiences in the programming training process on robotic activities. Toward this purpose, a 10-week application was conducted with…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Programming, Computer Science Education
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Zorlu, Fulya; Sezek, Fatih – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the applications of learning together and group investigation methods at different intervals on the features of cooperative learning model. The study sample comprised the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students studying in a public middle school. In the first year of the application,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Grade 6, Grade 7
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de Smedt, Fien; Graham, Steve; Van Keer, Hilde – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors investigated the impact of explicit instruction and peer-assisted writing on students' writing motivation and self-efficacy for writing. Eleven teachers and their 206 fifth- and sixth-grade students participated in a 2 (explicit instruction vs. writing opportunities without explicit instruction) × 2 (peer-assisted writing vs. writing…
Descriptors: Writing Attitudes, Direct Instruction, Self Efficacy, Grade 5
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Mavropoulou, Angeliki; Barkoukis, Vassilis; Douka, Styliani; Alexandris, Konstantinos; Hatzimanouil, Dimitris – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Physical education in elementary education usually provides children's first contact with sports. According to the trans-contextual model of motivation, physical education teachers can positively influence children's beliefs toward and actual leisure time physical activity behavior. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of a dance-based…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Student Motivation, Beliefs, Extracurricular Activities
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Cirino, Paul T.; Tolar, Tammy D.; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Algebra I is a crucial course for middle and high school students for successful STEM-related coursework. A key issue is whether students should take Algebra I in Grade 8 versus Grade 9. Large-scale policy studies show conflicting results, and there are few (particularly longitudinal) individual difference studies. In the study, 53 students were…
Descriptors: Algebra, Prediction, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Krist, Christina; Schwarz, Christina V.; Reiser, Brian J. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Mechanistic reasoning, or reasoning systematically through underlying factors and relationships that give rise to phenomena, is a powerful thinking strategy that allows one to explain and make predictions about phenomena. This article synthesizes and builds on existing frameworks to identify essential characteristics of students' mechanistic…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Heuristics, Epistemology, Middle School Students
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Casesa, Rhianna – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
Photo-elicitation interviewing (PEI) is a technique in which photographs are used within an interview context. In this paper, I describe the use of PEI as a means to examine the development of bicultural identity and sense of school belongingness of sixth-grade Latinx students in mainstream English-only (EO) and two-way immersion (TWI) elementary…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Photography
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Tabone, Carmine; Weltsek, Gustave J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article reviews the development of a qualitative summative assessment based on the National Theater Standards to evaluate theater education classes. The authors examine the current state of the field of theater education; the use of the assessment; an overview of the results of an arts integration U.S. Department of Education project; and a…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Theater Arts, Evaluation Methods, Academic Standards
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Mofield, Emily; Parker Peters, Megan – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
The current study compared differences between mindset beliefs about intelligence (fixed vs. growth), dimensions of perfectionism (Concern Over Mistakes, Doubt of Action, Personal Standards, Organization), and achievement attitudes among gifted underachievers (n = 15) and gifted achievers (n = 169) in Grades 6 to 8 and examined the relationship…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Personality Traits, Academically Gifted, High Achievement
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Gallagher, Shelagh A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
Students' personal epistemologies, or their beliefs about knowledge and knowing, have a substantial impact on learning, affecting their responses to curriculum, strategy selection, and psychosocial variables. Changes in epistemological reasoning occur similarly to other stage-based developmental schemes, with qualitative shifts in worldviews at…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Middle School Students, Academically Gifted, Grade 6
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Erickson, Megan; Gresham, Frank – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2019
Universal screening serves to identify students at risk for emotional and behavioral difficulties while their behavior is still amenable to treatment. However, there are few universal screeners available for middle school students who may be at heightened risk for developing emotional and behavioral difficulties due to major academic and social…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior, Screening Tests, Behavior Disorders
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Al-Hroub, Anies; Whitebread, David – Roeper Review, 2019
The purpose of this research was to investigate the utility of dynamic assessment (DA) in identifying a group of "twice-exceptional students" who exhibited mathematical giftedness and specific learning disabilities (MG/LDs). A quantitative method was applied by a multidisciplinary team to identify 30 students (16 girls and 14 boys) in…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Academically Gifted, Learning Disabilities, Grade 5
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Çatak, Muzaffer – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
It is necessary to determine the ways of success in order to achieve success. It can be said that it is essential to be aware of the factors that may cause failure to achieve success. Some students have certain prejudices against their classes. This study aims to reveal the prejudice and negative judgments which are thought to affect the failures…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Social Studies
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