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Shinno, Yusuke – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This paper reports on combining semiotic and discursive approaches to reification in classroom interactions. It focuses on the discursive characteristics and semiotic processes involved in the teaching and learning of square roots in a ninth grade classroom in Japan. The purpose of this study is to characterize the development of mathematical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts
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Matsuoka, Ryoji – Comparative Education Review, 2018
By assessing differentiated upper secondary education with homogeneous student backgrounds, previous studies indicate that a high concentration of students from families of higher socioeconomic status (SES) and a climate of educational expectations for higher educational attainment in schools result in a "hot house" effect that…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Diversity, Socioeconomic Status, Expectation
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Matsuoka, Ryoji – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2017
Japanese compulsory education is considered as relatively egalitarian since poorer regions receive more funding from the central government, which standardizes the quality of education nationwide. Nevertheless, the literature indicates socioeconomic status-based achievement and educational attainment gaps. As parts of explanations of these gaps,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Compulsory Education, Achievement Gap
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Asakawa, Machiko; Kanamaru, Ayako; Plaza, Taron; Shiramizu, Chie – TESL-EJ, 2016
With the Ministry of Education, Sports, Science and Technology calling for junior and senior high school English classes in Japan to be more communicative and taught in English, teachers need effective tools to help make their classrooms more interactive. Cooperative learning activities have the potential to increase interaction among students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Froiland, John Mark; Davison, Mark L.; Worrell, Frank C. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
Among 110 Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, teacher autonomy support in 9th grade significantly predicted intrinsic motivation for math in 9th grade as well as math course-taking over the next 2¬†years, both of which in turn significantly predicted math achievement by 11th grade. In a second model, teacher autonomy support was positively…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Student Motivation, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 9
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Miyazaki, Takeshi; Cashman, Timothy G.; Madokoro, Kayo – Journal of International Social Studies, 2016
This study considers the teaching of historical and territorial issues between Japan and China for the current Japanese social studies curriculum. For research purposes, a lesson plan was designed and facilitated in Japanese elementary and junior high schools. This lesson addressed ongoing tensions between Japan and China over the sovereignty of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans
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Ito, Ayako; Smith, Douglas C.; You, Sukkyung; Shimoda, Yoshiyuki; Furlong, Michael J. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2015
The article explores the use of the Social and Emotional Health Survey-Secondary version (SEHS-S) with a sample of 975 Japanese students in Grades 7-9 attending schools located northwest of Tokyo. A confirmatory factor analysis using half the sample confirmed the four-factor structure of the SEHS-S, and further analyses verified its second-order…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Social Development, Surveys, Test Construction
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Kuno, Hiroyuki; Ikura, Go – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
Is it actually certain that our students are changing during our social studies classes? This paper aims to reveal structural development and evaluation in social studies education which is related to national curriculum requirements and focused on particular students in order to test the effectiveness of the lesson. In order to increase students'…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Units of Study, Lesson Plans, Instructional Effectiveness
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Asamsama, Octaviana Hemmy; Huang, Leesa; Nelson, R. Brett; Chen, Cin-Ru; Huang, Lily; Kwon, Kyongboon; Kodama, Naoko – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Relative to positive psychology, a focus on increasing psychological well-being has been recently supported. Positive psychology is the study of influences and processes that contribute to the successful and optimal functioning of individuals. Nurturing and encouraging wellness competencies creates a buffer against mental illness and fosters…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Mental Health, Wellness
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Komatsu, Kotaro; Tsujiyama, Yosuke; Sakamaki, Aruta – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2014
Proof and proving are important components of school mathematics and have multiple functions in mathematical practice. Among these functions of proof, this paper focuses on the discovery function that refers to invention of a new statement or conjecture by reflecting on or utilizing a constructed proof. Based on two cases in which eighth and ninth…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Grade 8
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Nakano, Takahiro; Kasuga, Kosho; Murase, Tomohiko; Suzuki, Kazuhiro – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: Unhealthy lifestyles during childhood constitute a public health problem in Japan. However, current health education in Japan is ineffective in counteracting them. Previous studies contend that healthy lifestyles in children vary by academic grade and sex. This study examined changes throughout childhood suggests some intervention…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Life Style, Child Health
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Kamata, Masahiro; Yajima, Seiko – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
An educational experiment illustrates the electrolysis of water and copper chloride to middle school science students. The electrolysis cell is composed of filter paper soaked with Na[subscript 2]SO[subscript 4] or CuCl[subscript 2] aqueous solution sandwiched, along with a sheet of platinum foil, between two coin-type lithium batteries. When the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Middle Schools
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Van Rooy, Wilhelmina; Moore, Leah – Teaching Science, 2012
This article discusses using students' analysis of media coverage of the March 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear events to develop their knowledge and understanding of geological concepts and related socio-scientific issues. It draws on news reported at that time, identifies themes in those reports, and suggests how this event can be…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Foreign Countries, Criticism, Scientific Literacy
Vincent, Emmanuel Teah – ProQuest LLC, 2009
An ethnographic, descriptive research methodology was used to explore the service delivery of three U.S. charter schools (one independent and two dependent secondary public charter schools) in Southern New England, United States as they relate to grade nine mildly disabled special needs students. Field research was also conducted in Costa Rica and…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Disabilities, Access to Education, Special Needs Students