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Shin, Namsoo; Choi, Sung-Youn; Stevens, Shawn Y.; Krajcik, Joseph S. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
A coherent curriculum that clearly defines sets of ideas that build upon one another to meet desired learning goals can successfully support the development of meaningful understanding across time. This study explores the influence of a coherent curriculum as a systematic approach to aligning and sequencing specific ideas to support students in…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Instructional Materials, Student Attitudes
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Schüler-Meyer, Alexander; Prediger, Susanne; Kuzu, Taha; Wessel, Lena; Redder, Angelika – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
To what degree can multilingual students profit from bilingual teaching approaches, even when they lack experience in the academic or technical register in their home languages? This study explores this research question in a mixed methods design for a German/Turkish bilingual intervention aimed at fostering conceptual understanding of fractions…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, German
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Rachmawati, Eka; Prodjosantoso, Anti Kolonial; Wilujeng, Insih – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) is an educational standard used in the United States. It is also used in Indonesia because it has characteristics similar to Curriculum 2013, which is used today. This standard is adapted in science learning because it is expected to easily measure students' processing skills in a specific theme. Science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, Science Education, Science Process Skills
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Jones, Roy; Holton, Winston; Joseph, Mark – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2019
The primary mission of the Call Me MiSTER (CMM) program, founded in 2000 and headquartered at Clemson University, was originally developed in collaboration with three private historically Black institutions to address the significant shortage of African American men teaching in K-8 public elementary school classrooms. In this article, we describe…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Males, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Boys, Alexander J.; Walsh, Mark C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Elementary and middle school science curricula typically focus on generating an interest in science and engineering through the use of hands-on activities that demonstrate specific concepts. Laboratory activities designed in this manner often circumvent some of the main challenges that engineers and scientists face, namely balancing advantages and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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Rusek, Martin; Vojír, Karel – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
This paper focuses on the procedure and results for analyzing text-difficulty in lower-secondary chemistry textbooks in the Czech Republic. The authors use established methodology for text-difficulty analysis by Nestler, adapted by Prucha and Pluskal by adding a second independent analyser to improve reliability. Some textbooks do not follow the…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Secondary School Science, Difficulty Level, Chemistry
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Tosun, Cemal – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
The aim of this study was to develop a Scientific Process Skills Test (SPST) in the context of ''Matter and its Nature''. It was investigated whether there was a predictive effect of demographical features and participating out-of-school learning opportunities across the 7th and 8th grade students' Scientific Process Skill (SPS) levels.…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Science Tests, Test Construction, Scientific Concepts
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Ye, Jianqiang; Lu, Shanshan; Bi, Hualin – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
This study uses graphs of conductivity measured by a microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) to promote students' macro, micro, and symbolic representations when learning about net ionic reactions (NIR). A total of 54 students, aged 14-15 years old participated in this research, and were randomly divided into an experimental group (N = 27) and a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Tan, Dongyao; Yough, Mike; Desmet, Ophélie A.; Pereira, Nielsen – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
This study investigated middle school students' beliefs about intelligence and differences in the development of intelligence across ages, beliefs about giftedness and the development of giftedness, and how beliefs about intelligence and giftedness were related. A total of 52 eighth graders from two regular classes (n = 36) and one gifted class (n…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Beliefs, Academically Gifted, Intelligence
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Gray, Phyllis; Rule, Audrey C.; Gordon, Mindy – Urban Education, 2019
This rich, arts- and spatial-thinking-integrated project examined the effects of making three-dimensional dioramas of traditional African cultures on Black fifth graders at an urban school on students' racial identities, knowledge of cultural universals, and spatial thinking skills. Pretest and posttest attitudes measured with the Multidimensional…
Descriptors: African Culture, African American Students, Grade 5, Racial Identification
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Annamma, Subini Ancy; Anyon, Yolanda; Joseph, Nicole M.; Farrar, Jordan; Greer, Eldridge; Downing, Barbara; Simmons, John – Urban Education, 2019
Using Critical Race Theory and Critical Race Feminism as guiding conceptual frameworks, this mixed-methods empirical study examines Black girls' exclusionary discipline outcomes. First, we examined disciplinary data from a large urban school district to assess racial group differences in office referral reasons and disparities for Black girls in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Feminism, African American Students
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Koch, Melissa; Lundh, Patrik; Harris, Christopher J. – Urban Education, 2019
This study contributes to the emerging research literature on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) support and persistence activities among urban teenage African American and Latina girls. We present three case studies of girls who participated in an afterschool STEM curriculum. Our within- and cross-case analyses focused on…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Case Studies, After School Programs
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Morais, C.; Araujo, J. L.; Saude, I. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
A storytelling approach has been seen as a powerful way to teach science and arouse interest and promote positive attitudes toward learning science in the early years. The purpose of our study was to determine how middle school students -- Key Stage 3 (KS3) aged 12-14 in Portuguese schools -- experienced learning chemistry through storytelling and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Story Telling, Middle School Students, Preschool Children
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Chu, Tsz Lun; Martin, Scott B.; Petrie, Trent A.; Greenleaf, Christy – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Guided by the biopsychosocial model, we examined (a) the prevalence of weight control behaviors (WCBs; i.e., trying to stay the same weight, lose weight, gain weight, or do nothing about weight) among early adolescent boys by race/ethnicity and grade level, and (b) how the boys' perceptions of sociocultural pressures (from parents, peers, and…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Males, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Clemens, Nathan H.; Oslund, Eric; Kwok, Oi-man; Fogarty, Melissa; Simmons, Deborah; Davis, John L. – Exceptional Children, 2019
This study utilized secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial and investigated the extent to which prestest word identification efficiency, reading fluency, and vocabulary knowledge moderated the effects of an intervention on reading comprehension outcomes for struggling readers in sixth through eighth grades. Given that the experimental…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Randomized Controlled Trials, Reading Fluency
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