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Parekh, Gillian; Brown, Robert S. – Educational Policy, 2019
Special education is an approach to schooling that draws significant critique. Scholars often identify special education as a system vulnerable to and complicit in racial, class, and disability segregation, particularly segregation enacted and rationalized through the structural organization of schools and programs. Employing data from the Toronto…
Descriptors: Correlation, Special Education, Student Placement, Special Needs Students
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Mokgwathi, Mathelela Steyn; Graham, Marien Alet; Fraser, William – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The study investigated the relationship between South African Grade 9 teachers' and learners' perceptions and attitudes with their mathematics achievement. The study used a secondary analysis of the TIMSS 2015 mathematics data, guided by the conceptual framework model of Scheerens (2000). The quantitative data collected through teachers' and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grade 9, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes
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Salmerón, Ladislao; Llorens, Ana – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
During the last decade, several studies have proposed and tested different instructional methods for teaching digital reading strategies to young students. In this study, we have tested the effectiveness of a program combining eye-movements modeling examples (EMMEs) and contrasting cases to instruct ninth-grade students how to plan, evaluate, and…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Grade 9, Electronic Publishing, Reading Comprehension
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Alhadabi, Amal; Aldhafri, Said; Alkharusi, Hussain; Al-Harthy, Ibrahim; Alrajhi, Marwa; AlBarashdi, Hafidha – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The current study investigated the associations between three maternal and paternal parenting styles, moral intelligence, academic self-efficacy and learning motivation in three serial mediation models. Omani adolescents enrolled in 7th to 11th grades (N = 296) responded to an online survey containing demographic items and scales measuring the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Self Efficacy, Learning Motivation, Adolescents
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Liao, C. Lynn; Sánchez, Bernadette – Youth & Society, 2019
This study aimed to (a) identify mentoring quality profiles based on characteristics of informal mentoring relationships, (b) examine how mentor and youth demographic characteristics were related to the profiles, and (c) investigate whether the profiles were related to youth's academic outcomes. Participants were 411 ninth-grade urban, low-income…
Descriptors: Mentors, Correlation, Urban Youth, Low Income
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Waldrop, Devin; Reschly, Amy L.; Fraysier, Kathleen; Appleton, James J. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Student Engagement Instrument--College version (SEI--C) with college students in the southeastern United States. Participants self-selected paper-and-pencil or online administration. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed a modified 5-factor structure. Measurement invariance of the modified…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Validity, Correlation, Student Motivation
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Choi, Naya; No, Boram; Jung, Suji; Lee, San Eun – Education Sciences, 2019
This paper examines what affects adolescents' English anxiety in the English as Foreign Langauage (EFL) context. A total of 414 adolescents in South Korea participated in the study and the AMOS 20.0 was used in structural equation modeling for statistical analysis. The results are as follows. Girls showed a higher level of English anxiety and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Anxiety
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Hite, R. L.; Jones, M. G.; Childers, G. M.; Ennes, M.; Chesnutt, K.; Pereyra, M.; Cayton, E. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Virtual presence describes a users' perception of a virtual reality (VR) environment (VRE), specifically, of their "involvement" (sense of control within a virtual environment with minimal distractions) and "immersion" (multi-input sensory engagement providing apparent realism of objects and interactions). In education, virtual…
Descriptors: Correlation, Adolescents, Cognitive Development, Adolescent Attitudes
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Van de Guchte, Marrit; Rijlaarsdam, Gert; Braaksma, Martine; Bimmel, Peter – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present experimental study examined whether a different focus during a pre-task planning observation task affects learners' subsequent oral task performance. Forty-eight ninth-grade students learning German as a foreign language were randomly assigned to two different planning conditions: video observations with a focus on language (FonL) and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Oral Language, Grammar
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Kohnen, Nicole; Retelsdorf, Jan – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Background: Connectives, such as "because" or "although," explicitly indicate how to semantically link individual segments of a text. Knowledge of connectives has been shown to significantly contribute to variance explanation in comprehension of English and Dutch texts, particularly amongst monolingual students and students…
Descriptors: German, Knowledge Level, Form Classes (Languages), Grade 9
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Hultin, H.; Eichas, K.; Ferrer-Wreder, L.; Dimitrova, R.; Karlberg, M.; Galanti, M.R. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Previous studies indicate that school climate is important for student health and academic achievement. This study concerns the validity and reliability of the student edition a Swedish instrument for measuring pedagogical and social school climate (PESOC). Data were collected from 5,745 students at 97 Swedish secondary schools. Multilevel…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Test Validity
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Pan, Jingtong; Zaff, Jonathan F. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
In this research, we examined the construct of a school engagement scale using exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM). This study involved a translated measurement model that was originally developed by Li and Lerner for U.S. youth, and data from a sample of eighth-, ninth-, and 11th-grade Chinese adolescents (N = 364). First, the results…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Youth, Foreign Countries, Structural Equation Models
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Dogan, Ozcan; Bayhan, Pinar; Yukselen, Arzu; Isitan, Sonnur – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study was planned in order to analyze adolescent body image by age and gender, evaluate the relationship between adolescent body image and socio-cultural factors, and determine the extent to which variables such as age, gender, and Body Mass Index (BMI) can serve as predictors of the influential habits and strategies needed to achieve a…
Descriptors: Human Body, Self Concept, Body Composition, Age Differences
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Zhu, Xihe; Haegele, Justin A – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Health-related fitness knowledge holds the potential for physical activity and behavioural changes. The purpose of this retrospective longitudinal study with retrospective data was (a) to examine high-school students' health-related fitness knowledge growth through the 9th, 10th and 11th grades under one curriculum condition and (b) to…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, High School Students, Physical Fitness, School Districts
Seeskin, Alex; Nagaoka, Jenny; Mahaffie, Shelby – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
A successful freshman year of high school lays the foundation for the path to college: ninth-grade grades are powerful indicators of high school graduation, college access, and college degree attainment. However, the transition from eighth to ninth grade is a time when students' academic performance often declines. This report explores how Chicago…
Descriptors: Risk, Grade Point Average, College Preparation, College Freshmen
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