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Wu, Shelly C.; Silveus, Allison; Vasquez, Stacy; Biffi, Daniella; Silva, Cecilia; Weinburgh, Molly – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
To bridge the gap for English language learners (ELLs) in science, hybrid language affords the opportunity for students to communicate through various modes, including natural language, visual representations, mathematical expressions, and manual-technical operations. The purpose of this study was to investigate how ELLs use hybrid language (a) to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, English Language Learners, Language Usage, Persuasive Discourse
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Karlström, Matti; Hamza, Karim – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Although microteaching is a common approach to engaging preservice teachers in reflection on teaching in on-campus courses, this reflection is usually carried out as a separate part. We examined how preservice middle school science teachers reflected amid planning a 20-min microteaching unit on sustainable development. Six groups of preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Reflective Teaching
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Mohd Shahali, Edy Hafizan; Halim, Lilia; Rasul, Mohamad Sattar; Osman, Kamisah; Mohamad Arsad, Nurazidawati – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Previous studies have reported the impact of integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based programmes on students' interest towards STEM, however, only few have tracked the longitudinal impact of such programmes across the years. Purpose: This study examined the long-term impact of the "Bitara-STEM:…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Interests, Middle School Students, Careers
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Wang, Ya-Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Despite the growing body of research on self-efficacy, previous studies have failed to clarify exactly how it is constructed. Meanwhile, the literature indicates that, in Taiwan, junior high school students tend to show lower self-efficacy in learning science compared with elementary and senior high school students. Purpose: This study…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Junior High School Students, Science Instruction, Resilience (Psychology)
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Bell, Perry J.; White, Gwyne W.; Hatchimonji, Danielle R.; Stepney, Cesalie T.; Linsky, Arielle V.; Vaid, Esha; Elias, Maurice J. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Many Latino students miss opportunities to develop their full potential in U.S. schools. Increasing attention is being paid to the malleable, nonacademic, factors that can affect student learning. The current study sought to evaluate the impact of school climate on Language Arts grade for Latino students in a large, low-income, urban middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Hispanic American Students, Educational Environment, Language Arts
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Fauzi, Kms. M. Amin; Dirgeyase, I. Wayan; Agus Priyatno, – International Education Studies, 2019
Mathematical creative ability is one of the most important skills students must have to process the information provided in resolving the problem. Before using mathematical creative skills, prior knowledge becomes the most crucial thing that allows students to connect all existing information so that they can construct new knowledge through…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Geometry, Metacognition, Prior Learning
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Mukasyaf, Fikri; Fauzi, M. Amin; Mukhtar – International Education Studies, 2019
Mathematical problem solving ability is one of the most important abilities students must have to process the information provided in solving problems. Before using mathematical problem solving skills, prior knowledge becomes the most crucial thing that makes students able to connect all available information so that they can construct new…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Problem Solving, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction
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Kulig, Teresa C.; Cullen, Francis T.; Wilcox, Pamela; Chouhy, Cecilia – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Self-control has provided a useful framework for understanding both offending behavior and victimization risk. As a theory of victimization, research has established that low self-control is directly related to victimization risk beyond a range of other factors. This finding raises the issue of whether other personality traits are associated with…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Victims, Violence, Adolescents
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Christian, David D.; Brown, Cian L.; Portrie-Bethke, Torey L. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2019
This study explored the group developmental process of Adventure Therapy (AT) conducted with 9th grade students (n = 20). Researchers measured avoidance, conflict, and cohesion and compared results from this study to the development of traditional counseling groups. Results suggested that AT groups follow a similar developmental process as…
Descriptors: Group Therapy, Group Dynamics, Adventure Education, Grade 9
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Erkek, Özlem; Isiksal Bostan, Mine – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The aim of the present study was to investigate the nature of global argumentation structures of prospective middle school mathematics teachers in a technology enhanced environment. A qualitative case study was conducted with 8 participants from an Elementary Mathematics Education undergraduate program of one of the public universities in Ankara.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Acosta, Joie; Chinman, Matthew; Ebener, Patricia; Malone, Patrick S.; Phillips, Andrea; Wilks, Asa – Journal of School Violence, 2019
This study assesses how perceptions of school climate and four mediating factors (school connectedness, peer attachment, assertiveness, and empathy) influence reports of bullying behaviors among 2,834 students in 14 middle schools. Results revealed that students in positive school climates reported experiencing fewer physical, emotional, and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Environment, Bullying, Middle School Students
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Cho, Sujung – Journal of School Violence, 2019
The current study applied an opportunity perspective and an individual trait approach to explain the link between bullying perpetration and victimization among early adolescents in South Korea. This study addressed direct effects of low self-control and lifestyle factors on bullying victimization as well as mediating effects of lifestyles on the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Early Adolescents, Self Control
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Lim, Zihyun; Lee, Suk-Hyang – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2019
This study was to investigate the effects of a process-based approach to writing interview articles using class-wide social network site (SNS) on the writing abilities and self-esteem of middle school students with intellectual disabilities. It also aimed at investigating these effects on attitudes of the students' peers who were interviewed. A…
Descriptors: Process Approach (Writing), Writing Processes, Writing Instruction, Social Media
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Lesseig, Kristin; Firestone, Jonah; Morrison, Judy; Slavit, David; Holmlund, Tamara – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Despite the increasing number of inclusive STEM schools, little is known about the cultural dimensions that influence STEM curriculum and instruction within these schools. This paper describes research conducted at three inclusive STEM schools, one each at the elementary, middle, and high school level. We explored similarities and differences in…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum
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Cetin, Yucel; Mirasyedioglu, Seref; Cakiroglu, Erdinc – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: In the constantly changing and evolving world of today, there is a need to raise individuals who are able to renew themselves, learn autonomously, and have higher order thinking skills such as critical thinking and deducing. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the effects of Technology Enhanced Problem-Based Learning…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Problem Based Learning, Learning Activities, Student Attitudes
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