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Gülen, Salih – Online Submission, 2019
The main aim of this study is to compare the information about meiosis and mitosis divisions of secondary school students with different methods. The mixed method was used in the research. In the mixed method, it is aimed to close the deficiencies in the solution of the research problems with both qualitative and quantitative data. Homogeneous…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Knowledge Level, Secondary School Students, Grade 7
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Gülen, Salih – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The main purpose of this study is to examine the views of seventh grade students on the relationship between space research and technological developments. The mixed method was used in the research. The true-false test was used to collect quantitative data. Qualitative data were collected through a fully structured interview form. Homogeneous…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Foreign Countries, Space Sciences, Technological Advancement
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Phillips Galloway, Emily; Uccelli, Paola – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
To assess text comprehension and concept mastery, standards-aligned measures have moved from using multiple-choice questions to using source-based writing tasks (sometimes referred to as Reading-to-Write tasks). For example, it is now common for students to be asked to read a text and then to produce a written response, often a summary or…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Writing (Composition), Language Skills, Academic Language
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Gremmen, Mariola C.; Berger, Christian; Ryan, Allison M.; Steglich, Christian E. G.; Veenstra, René; Dijkstra, Jan K. – Child Development, 2019
This study examined to what extent adolescents' and their friends' risk behaviors (i.e., delinquency and alcohol use) hinder or promote their academic achievement (grade point average [GPA]), and vice versa. Longitudinal data were used (N = 1,219 seventh- to ninth-grade adolescents; M[subscript age] = 13.69). Results showed that risk behaviors…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior, Risk, Delinquency
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Wang, Cixin; La Salle, Tamika P.; Do, Kieu Anh; Wu, Chaorong; Sullivan, Kathryn E. – School Psychology, 2019
Middle school is a risky period, marked by increased peer victimization, and the onset of several mental disorders, including suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs). Parental involvement is critical to students' well-being; however, few studies have examined the role of parental involvement among middle school students or its effect on their…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Mental Health, Correlation, Victims
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Ng, Zi Jia; Huebner, E. Scott; Maydeu-Olivares, Alberto; Hills, Kimberly J. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
While adolescence is a critical stage of development marked by heightened bottom-up emotional reactivity and immature top-down regulatory control, research on emotion regulation has relatively neglected middle childhood to adolescence years. This may be attributed to the limited number and scope of age-appropriate, reliable, and valid measures of…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Children, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies
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Akbas, Yavuz; Çakmak, Safiye – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of place-based education integrated project analyze data, SPSS package program was used. Wilcoxon signed tests were used to determine whether there was a significant difference between the pre- and post-tests mean scores of the students' problem solving and social skills. The results of the…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development
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McDonald, Scott; Bateman, Kathryn; Gall, Helen; Tanis-Ozcelik, Arzu; Webb, Aubree; Furman, Tanya – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Plate tectonics is the organizing paradigm of geosciences, but it is also conceptually complex, and students often struggle with developing a system level understanding of the earth. This article reports on research designed to create a characterization of the different levels of sophistication around plate tectonics in the form of a learning…
Descriptors: Plate Tectonics, Earth Science, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Araújo, Rui; Hastie, Peter; Lohse, Keith R.; Bessa, Cristiana; Mesquita, Isabel – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The purpose of this study was to analyse 18 Portuguese high school students' game play performance improvements across three hybrid Sport Education-Step-Game-Approach volleyball seasons. Students' play performance at the entry and exit points of each season was evaluated using the Game Performance Assessment Instrument during 2vs2 games. A series…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Games, Models, Foreign Countries
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Huang, Francis L.; Cornell, Dewey G. – Educational Researcher, 2019
In response to media reports of increased teasing and bullying in schools following the 2016 U.S. presidential election, we investigated its prevalence with a Virginia school climate survey completed by approximately 155,000 seventh- and eighth-grade students in 2013, 2015, and 2017. Survey results were mapped onto presidential election results…
Descriptors: Mass Media Effects, Bullying, Elections, Presidents
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Farias, Cláudio Filipe Guerreiro; Harvey, Stephen; Hastie, Peter Andrew; Mesquita, Isabel Maria Ribeiro – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Sport Education has a dual interest in promoting active student engagement in games and improvements in their game-play. However, very few studies have concurrently examined how learners' game-play development is influenced by cognitive, social, and situated constraints, especially over consecutive Sport Education seasons. Purpose: The…
Descriptors: Athletics, Games, Student Participation, Context Effect
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Lentillon-Kaestner, Vanessa; Roure, Cédric – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: A student's choice to engage in a learning task is highly related to the student's environmental stimuli and his or her perception of interest. From this perspective, the construct of situational interest (SI) has been used to interpret students' motivation in task engagement. SI is assumed to be transitory, environmentally activated,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Coeducation, Single Sex Classes, Student Participation
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Wijsman, Lindy A.; Saab, Nadira; Schuitema, Jaap; van Driel, Jan H.; Westenberg, P. Michiel – Learning Environments Research, 2019
During the early stages of secondary education students' motivation and performance levels decline. This study employed a case study approach to evaluate a learning environment called GUTS; Differentiated Challenging of Talent in School. GUTS was specifically designed to raise performance and motivation through a combination of (a) talent lessons…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Rewards, Grade 7
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Edossa, Ashenafi Kassahun; Neuenhaus, Nora; Artelt, Cordula; Lingel, Klaus; Schneider, Wolfgang – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Knowledge about one's own cognitive processes is the basis for the monitoring and regulation of learning processes for effective reading comprehension. Taking verbal cognitive ability into account, the present study aimed to examine the developmental trajectories of reading comprehension and declarative metacognitive knowledge and their…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Secondary School Students, High Achievement
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Józsa, Krisztián; Kis, Noémi; Barrett, Karen Caplovitz – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Children's motivation to master challenging tasks is an important predictor of school success, and yet, such motivation declines during adolescence. It is therefore important to identify ways to intervene to reduce this decline. One malleable factor that is associated with motivation is parenting. The present study used structural equation…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Grade 7, Mothers, Student Attitudes
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