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O'Farrell, Stacy L.; Morrison, Gale M. – California School Psychologist, 2003
Since Hirschi's (1969) seminal work with delinquent youths, researchers have included school bonding and related constructs in analyses of delinquency, school dropout, student motivation, risk and resiliency, and academic achievement. In addition to school bonding, researchers have studied school engagement, school attachment, school…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades, Student School Relationship
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Moita-Lopes, Luiz Paulo – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2003
This article looks into how masculinities are constructed in a mother tongue fifth grade reading classroom in Rio de Janeiro by focusing on the stories pupils tell one another in this context. The article follows a socio-constructionist view of discourse and social identities, such that stories are taken as resources used in the construction of…
Descriptors: Social Life, Focus Groups, Interviews, Grade 5
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Schwartz, Tammy A. – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2003
This study addresses urban Appalachian girls and identities as constructed within and outside of the written discourses of the institution known as school. Drawing on poststructuralist (Weedon, 1997) and sociocultural (Gee, 1996) perspectives of language, identities and discourses (Gee, 1996), and on the feminist philosopher Griffiths (1995), it…
Descriptors: Females, Urban Areas, Self Concept, Writing (Composition)
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Slack, Jill B. – Journal of Staff Development, 2003
The Reading Success Network (RSN) is a model for improving literacy schoolwide through peer coaching, ongoing assessments of children's learning, using data to inform teaching, specific instructional strategies, and a support network of RSN schools. Federally funded regional centers across the country provide on-site professional learning for…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Student Evaluation
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Coquin-Viennot, Daniele; Moreau, Stephanie – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2003
The objective of this research was to compare two types of models used in problem solving: those which give priority to intermediate qualitative representations, such as the episodic situation model, and those which are centred on the activity of the participant and are of a procedural nature. Two-step distributive problems were chosen that could…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 3, Students, Problem Solving
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Smith, Glenn Gordon; Middleton, James A. – Australian Educational Computing, 2003
This study compared interaction with a computer vs. observation as learning situations for low and high ability student's learning of spatial visualization and geometric transformations. Thirty-two fifth grade boys took the Differential Aptitude Test, Space Relations Subset (DAT), and then participated in the experiment. Pre-test and post-test…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Low Achievement, Observational Learning, Aptitude Tests
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Sideris, Georgios D.; Tsorbatzoudis, Charalambos – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2003
The purpose of the present study was to profile, using a K-means cluster analysis, the cognitive, motivational, affective, and goal orientation characteristics of elementary school students with and without learning disabilities (LD). Participants were 58 fifth and 6 sixth graders (29 typical and 29 LD) selected using stratified random procedures.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Motivation Techniques, Low Achievement
Sciacca, John; Eng, Howard; Mahrt, James; Dorsey, Kate – American Journal of Health Education, 2003
This study reports on CHAMPS, a youth tobacco and prevention program intervention that focused on peer-led educational activities. Nineteen schools implemented a CHAMPS tobacco prevention program in grades 5, 6, and 7. Six schools served as nonintervention comparison sites. Baseline and follow-up questionnaires were completed by 1,412 students.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Smoking, Prevention, Grade 5
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Reeves, Carolyn; Thames, Dana; Kazelskis, Richard; Smith, Patti; Hayes, Thea; Chang, Yu-Hsing – Professional Educator, 2003
The study examined the internal consistency and test-retest reliability of the Student Literacy Attitude Inventory (SLAI) scores. A total of 367 students in grades four, five, and six responded to the SLAI. The data were analyzed by gender, ethnicity, and grade level for each of the SLAI subareas (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Speech Communication, Test Reliability, Attitude Measures
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Ransdell, Mary – Professional Educator, 2003
This study investigated teachers' beliefs and practices of cooperative learning, and strove to determine whether their observed teaching practices reflected their stated beliefs. Findings of the study revealed that teachers understood cooperative learning to mean small groups of students working together to accomplish a particular assignment. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Schreck, Christopher J.; Miller, J. Mitchell – Journal of School Violence, 2003
While policymakers have granted a substantial commitment of resources in order to reduce fear of crime among U.S. school students, the research literature on fear of crime at school is in its infancy. This study investigates whether school security techniques reduce or exacerbate fear of crime among students, net of community and school disorder…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Crime, School Security, Fear
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Heins, Elizabeth D.; Piechura-Couture, Kathy; Roberts, Deborah; Roberts, James – Science and Children, 2003
The Hoonton PARKnership is a cooperative learning program that pairs a public elementary school and a state park to involve students of all abilities in exciting, interactive outdoor learning adventures. In the program, students learn about their local environment--both in the classroom and through field trips to the park--and complete projects to…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Outdoor Education, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Aoyama, Kazuhiro; Stephens, Max – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2003
Many educators and researchers are trying to define statistical literacy for the 21st century. Kimura, a Japanese science educator, has suggested that a key task of statistical literacy is the ability to extract qualitative information from quantitative information, and/or to create new information from qualitative and quantitative information.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Program Validation, Item Analysis
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Hakkarainen, Kai – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2003
The problem addressed in the study was whether 10- and 11-year-old children, collaborating within a computer-supported classroom, could engage in progressive inquiry that exhibits an essential principal feature of mature scientific inquiry: namely, engagement in increasingly deep levels of explanation. Technical infrastructure for the study was…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Teacher Guidance, Scientific Concepts, Intentional Learning
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Schwartz, David; Hopmeyer-Gorman, Andrea; Toblin, Robin L.; Abou-ezzeddine, Tania – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2003
This chapter focuses on the moderating role of inimical peer relationships in the association between community violence exposure and children's functioning difficulties. A series of hierarchical regression analyses demonstrated that community violence exposure is consistently related to psychosocial maladjustment only for children who are…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Peer Groups, Violence, Community
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