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Dee, Thomas S. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
One provocative explanation for the continued persistence of minority achievement gaps involves the performance-dampening anxiety thought to be experienced by minority students in highly evaluative settings (i.e., "stereotype threat"). Recent field-experimental studies suggest that modest, low-cost "buffering" interventions…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Achievement Gap, Intervention, Self Efficacy
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Duckworth, Angela L.; White, Rachel E.; Matteucci, Alyssa J.; Shearer, Annie; Gross, James J. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
A growing body of research indicates that self-control is critical to academic success. Surprisingly little is known, however, about the diverse strategies students use to implement self-control or how well these strategies work. To address these issues, the author conducted a naturalistic investigation of self-control strategies (Study 1) and 2…
Descriptors: Self Control, High School Students, Interpersonal Relationship, Conflict Resolution
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Lewis, Kandia; Sandilos, Lia E.; Hammer, Carol Scheffner; Sawyer, Brook E.; Méndez, Lucía I. – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: This study explored the relations between Spanish-English dual language learner (DLL) children's home language and literacy experiences and their expressive vocabulary and oral comprehension abilities in Spanish and in English. Data from Spanish-English mothers of 93 preschool-age Head Start children who resided in central…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Spanish Speaking, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth
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Fazio, Lisa K.; DeWolf, Melissa; Siegler, Robert S. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2016
We examined, on a trial-by-trial basis, fraction magnitude comparison strategies of adults with more and less mathematical knowledge. College students with high mathematical proficiency used a large variety of strategies that were well tailored to the characteristics of the problems and that were guaranteed to yield correct performance if executed…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Learning Strategies
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Perkins, Daniel F.; Syvertsen, Amy K.; Mincemoyer, Claudia; Chilenski, Sarah Meyer; Olson, Jonathan R.; Berrena, Elaine; Greenberg, Mark; Spoth, Richard – Youth & Society, 2016
The present study uses an ecological systems perspective to examine how parental involvement in school-related activities in sixth grade influences early adolescents' school bonding and academic achievement in eighth grade. Results of multilevel models of multiple data sources (i.e., adolescents, parents, and principals) suggested that parents'…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Correlation, Grades (Scholastic)
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Weisberg, Steven M.; Badgio, Daniel; Chatterjee, Anjan – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2018
Knowing where north is provides a navigator with invaluable information for learning and recalling a space, particularly in places with limited navigational cues, like complex indoor environments. Although north is effectively used by orienteers, pilots, and military personnel, very little is known about whether nonexpert populations can or will…
Descriptors: Navigation, Equipment, Tactual Perception, Stimuli
Krause, Lorinda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study utilized a mixed methods approach to examine the issue of how parents, students, and teachers (stakeholders) perceive accessibility and the utilization of computer and Internet technology within the Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Area School District. Quantitative data was collected through the use of questionnaires distributed to the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Anthony, Dorothy; Miller, Patricia Bederman; Yarrish, Karen K. – Journal of International Education Research, 2014
There are an increasing number of organizations conducting business in the global environment (Hill, 2011). Expatriate employees are frequently used and are critical for success in these assignments (Carpenter, Sanders, & Gregersen, 2000). Adjusting to a foreign culture is one reason for high failure rates of expatriates (Garonzik, Brockner…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Acculturation, Foreign Nationals, Study Abroad
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Shin, YoungJu; Miller-Day, Michelle; Pettigrew, Jonathan; Hecht, Michael L.; Krieger, Janice L. – Health Education Research, 2014
Enhancing the delivery quality of school-based, evidence-based prevention programs is one key to ensuring uniform program effects on student outcomes. Program evaluations often focus on content dosage when implementing prevention curricula, however, less is known about implementation quality of prevention content, especially among teachers who may…
Descriptors: Prevention, Substance Abuse, Video Technology, Lecture Method
Hagelskamp, Carolin; Schleifer, David; DiStasi, Christopher – Public Agenda, 2014
How do students and alumni of for-profit colleges feel about their schools and the value of their education? Do they have distinct expectations, priorities, and needs compared with students who choose to study at not-for-profit institutions? Are prospective students effectively weighing their options before deciding to enroll at for-profit…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Alumni, Proprietary Schools, Employer Attitudes
Stevens, Troy – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Many teachers are using technology to improve student achievement, but only a few are attaining an improvement in student achievement. The purpose of this quantitative study was to identify: (1) how much time teachers spend integrating technology into their classroom, (2) how much time teachers believe is required to maximize the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Statistical Analysis
McInerney, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Class size and student achievement have been debated for decades. The vast amount of research on this topic is either conflicting or inconclusive. There are large and small scale studies that support both sides of this dilemma (Achilles, Nye, Boyd-Zaharias, Fulton, & Cain, 1994; Glass & Smith, 1979; Slavin, 1989). Class size reduction is a…
Descriptors: Class Size, Academic Achievement, Budgets, Statistical Analysis
Stevens, Brian – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Technology is an increasing part in the lives of junior high students, but little is known about how this technology affects their reading. Reading comprehension from e-books is compared to reading comprehension from conventional print books with junior high students. The problem is that students may be reading from a medium that is less than the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Reading Comprehension, Books, Electronic Publishing
Florio, Tammi L. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study investigated whether Pennsylvania school district superintendents acknowledge the importance of the 2008 ISLLC performance indicators that require collaboration to the same degree they practice them. Superintendents' ratings of importance and frequency were compared across demographic groups. A thirty-two question survey, derived from…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Leadership Styles, Cooperation, Administrator Attitudes
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Harris, Alexis R.; Jennings, Patricia A.; Abenavoli, Rachel M.; Katz, Deirdre A.; Greenberg, Mark T.; Schussler, Deborah – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The current study involved the development, implementation, and evaluation of a universal school-based intervention designed to promote health and wellbeing among educators. This study aims to further investigate the efficacy of contemplative practices as a support for teacher wellbeing. The study contributes a new perspective to the current…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Well Being, Stress Management, Intervention
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