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Varner, Edward – General Music Today, 2019
Many educators and parents remain unaware of the value of music and the arts beyond obvious, natural entertainment contexts and find it easy to devalue music and arts programing. This article presents a concise review of significant research that demonstrates strong correlations between the study of music and arts as academic disciplines that…
Descriptors: Music Education, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Social Development
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Ben-Tov, Shoshana; Romi, Shlomo – Education 3-13, 2019
This study examined relationships between Parents' involvement as related to their Identification and Alertness and to four students' variables Attitudes toward school, Social adjustment, Self-efficacy and Academic achievements. Social adjustment was the most dominant variable and served as a mediator between self-efficacy and achievements.…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Parent Student Relationship
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Demie, Feyisa – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This research aims to examine the success factors behind raising the achievement of Black Caribbean pupils with focus on leadership and work force diversity factors. Drawing on case studies and focus group methodological approaches of research the study findings identified a number of success factors including the strong leadership of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Latin Americans, Academic Achievement
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Mann, Bryan A.; Kotok, Stephen – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background/Context: A primary argument that supports charter school policy assumes students favor schools with high academic performance ratings, leading to systemic school improvement. Previous research challenges this assumption but has limited generalizability because geographic and enrollment constraints limit student choice sets.…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Enrollment Trends, Educational Improvement, Student Characteristics
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Andrietti, Vincenzo; Su, Xuejuan – Education Economics, 2019
We propose a theory of education curricula as horizontally differentiated by their paces. The pace of a curriculum and the preparedness of a student jointly determine the match quality of the curriculum for this student, so different students derive different benefits from learning under the same curriculum. Furthermore, a change in the curricular…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Quality
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Mandel, Philipp; Süssmuth, Bernd; Sunder, Marco – Education Economics, 2019
This study uses a newly compiled data set of instructional time and student performance by subject across German federal states for student cohorts enrolled at the primary level in the 1990s and tested at the secondary level in the 2000s. It finds evidence for the school inputs-student achievement relationship, taking nonlinearity,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Time on Task
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Nguyen, Hieu T. M. – Education Economics, 2019
There are large gaps in child education outcomes between the Kinh majority and non-Kinh minorities in Vietnam. This paper seeks to understand the reasons for these ethnic gaps. The examination employs Probit and multilevel regression models, and associated decomposition techniques. The results show that Vietnam's ethnic gap in school enrolment is…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Vietnamese People, Outcomes of Education, Minority Groups
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Kozlowski, Karen Phelan; Lauen, Douglas Lee – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: Policy makers are increasingly adopting performance incentives to spur underperforming teachers as a way to improve teaching and student performance. However, much of the experimental research fails to find meaningful effects of performance incentives on either student achievement or teacher practice. Purpose/Objective: Using the…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Merit Pay, Academic Achievement, Incentives
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Lin, Xunyi; Li, Hui – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Parental beliefs about play and learning are part of the "belief-context" of early childhood development and can thus make a key difference for the child. Previous studies have focused on cross-cultural comparisons, and therefore have neglected intra-cultural variations. This study sampled 163 Chinese mothers with children aged two to…
Descriptors: Asians, Mothers, Play, Academic Achievement
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Christensen-Branum, Lezlie; Strong, Ashley; Jones, Cindy D'On – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The ubiquity of written argument in academic contexts has underscored the importance of effective argument evaluation and writing pedagogies. Teachers can improve students' argumentation proficiency by intentionally addressing myside bias, the propensity to support arguments with which one preemptively agrees while selectively ignoring…
Descriptors: Bias, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Linneman, Judith A. – Teaching Sociology, 2019
Impacts of incorporating active learning pedagogies into a lecture-based course were examined among 266 students across nine research methods course sections taught by one instructor at a large public university. Pedagogies evaluated include lecture only, lecture with small group discussions, and lecture with simulations. Although…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Simulation, Lecture Method, Teaching Methods
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Smith-Peavler, Emily; Gardner, Grant E.; Otter, Ryan – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Visual representations of physical and natural phenomena are important components of the teaching and learning of biology. In current undergraduate biology classrooms, visual representations are most often provided to students on PowerPoint slides. This study focuses on the use of, and perceptions about, PowerPoint in undergraduate introductory…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Huffmyer, Ariana S.; Lemus, Judith D. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Student experience and achievement in undergraduate science courses is important for degree retention and generating interest in careers in STEM. Graduate student teaching assistants (GTAs) provide a majority of instruction in STEM laboratory courses at universities and play a critical role in the educational experience of students. Many GTAs…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students
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Parodi, Giovanni; Moreno-de León, Tomás; Julio, Cristóbal; Burdiles, Gina – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2019
It has always been in the public interest to know the reading habits of readers of various ages and levels of schooling, as well as their opinions with regard to the consumption of reading materials. Lately, researchers have given increased attention to digital texts. Although progress on these topics has been made as reported in published…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, College Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Kozikoglu, Ishak – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this research is to analyze the studies conducted in Turkey and abroad concerning flipped learning model from various perspectives. Eighty studies were included in this research consisting of 34 studies in Turkey and 46 studies abroad. The studies examined within the scope of this research were reached using various databases. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Models, Meta Analysis
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