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Morais, C.; Araujo, J. L.; Saude, I. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
A storytelling approach has been seen as a powerful way to teach science and arouse interest and promote positive attitudes toward learning science in the early years. The purpose of our study was to determine how middle school students -- Key Stage 3 (KS3) aged 12-14 in Portuguese schools -- experienced learning chemistry through storytelling and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Story Telling, Middle School Students, Preschool Children
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Coffey, Heather; Putman, S. Michael; Handler, Laura K.; Leach, Will – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2019
While Grow Your Own (GYO) programs have sought for decades to remedy teacher shortages across the United States, myriad factors, including the demographic shifts in public school populations, have in recent years exacerbated the need to recruit and retain teachers of color and of bilingual backgrounds. Amid models of precollegiate and…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Teacher Recruitment, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Chu, Tsz Lun; Martin, Scott B.; Petrie, Trent A.; Greenleaf, Christy – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Guided by the biopsychosocial model, we examined (a) the prevalence of weight control behaviors (WCBs; i.e., trying to stay the same weight, lose weight, gain weight, or do nothing about weight) among early adolescent boys by race/ethnicity and grade level, and (b) how the boys' perceptions of sociocultural pressures (from parents, peers, and…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Males, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Pecjak, Sonja; Pirc, Tina – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The aim of our exploratory pilot study was to investigate the unofficial initiation rite of accepting novices in secondary school. We examined the prevalence of unofficial hazing, types and frequency of hazing activities and the attitudes toward hazing of students with different roles in hazing (targets, bystanders, and target-bystanders) in a…
Descriptors: Incidence, Secondary School Students, Hazing, Intervention
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Clemens, Nathan H.; Oslund, Eric; Kwok, Oi-man; Fogarty, Melissa; Simmons, Deborah; Davis, John L. – Exceptional Children, 2019
This study utilized secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial and investigated the extent to which prestest word identification efficiency, reading fluency, and vocabulary knowledge moderated the effects of an intervention on reading comprehension outcomes for struggling readers in sixth through eighth grades. Given that the experimental…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Randomized Controlled Trials, Reading Fluency
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Godfrey, Erin B.; Santos, Carlos E.; Burson, Esther – Child Development, 2019
Scholars call for more attention to how marginalization influences the development of low-income and racial/ethnic minority youth and emphasize the importance of youth's subjective perceptions of contexts. This study examines how beliefs about the fairness of the American system (system justification) in sixth grade influence trajectories of…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Beliefs, Grade 6, Predictor Variables
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Sauro, Shannon; Sundmark, Bjorn – ReCALL, 2019
This paper critically examines the integration of online fanfiction practices into an advanced university English language classroom. The fanfiction project, The Blogging Hobbit, was carried out as part of a course in the teacher education program at a Swedish university for students who were specializing in teaching English at the secondary…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cartoons
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Anteneh, Mekonnen Melaku; Silesh, Besha Dejene – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
This study had attempted to investigate assessment practices and factors for grade 8 students score disparity in Regional versus Teacher-made exams, from 2015 in Bench Maji Zone primary schools. In doing so, a descriptive survey method was employed. A sample of 185 stakeholders composed of 58 teachers, 101 students, 14 principals, 11 Woreda…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Student Evaluation
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Tulu, Abraham – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the practices and challenges of school-based teachers' continuous professional development implementation in secondary schools of Hawassa City Administration. The study employed a descriptive survey design with both quantitative and qualitative method. The sampling technique used in the study was…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Curry, John H.; Jackson, Sean R.; Benchic, Maria L. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
In the fall of 2012, Mason County High School implemented a 1:1 iPad program which placed the devices into the hands of every teacher and student. Researchers examined data from student and teacher interviews, program maintenance data and instructional change examples to answer the question, "Did it work?" With digital and blended…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Kok, Karel; Priemer, Burkhard; Musold, Wiebke; Masnick, Amy – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
In this study with 153 middle school students, we investigate the influence of the number of decimal places from the reading of a measurement device on students' decisions to change or keep an initial hypothesis about falling objects. Participants were divided into three groups, introduced to two experiments--the time it takes a free falling…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Measurement, Physics, Science Instruction
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Ceuppens, Stijn; Bollen, Laurens; Deprez, Johan; Dehaene, Wim; De Cock, Mieke – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
We design, validate, and administer a 24-item test to study student understanding of linear functions in 1D kinematics [x(t)] and mathematics [y(x)] in the 9th grade. The items assess identification and comparison of initial position and velocity in 1D kinematics and of the y intercept and slope in mathematics using a graph or an algebraic…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Problem Solving, Student Attitudes, Mechanics (Physics)
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Schrijvers, Marloes; Janssen, Tanja; Fialho, Olivia; Rijlaarsdam, Gert – Review of Educational Research, 2019
In this review, we explore whether and how literature education may foster adolescent students' insight into human nature. A systematic search of five databases was complemented with citation tracking, hand searches, and expert consultation. We included 13 experimental and quasi-experimental intervention studies. Methodological quality and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Databases, Citation Analysis, Literature Appreciation
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Margot, Kelly C.; Kettler, Todd – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: For schools to include quality STEM education, it is important to understand teachers' beliefs and perceptions related to STEM talent development. Teachers, as important persons within a student's talent development, hold prior views and experiences that will influence their STEM instruction. This study attempts to understand what is…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, STEM Education, Talent Development, Elementary School Teachers
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