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Sahin, Vedat; Ince, Ziya – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
Textbooks are one of the most used teaching materials for attaining educational goals in secondary education institutions. Textbooks still maintain their importance at the present time, when a lot of technological developments are taking place. It is important to evaluate textbooks, which also play an important part in geography education, from…
Descriptors: Grade 12, High School Students, Textbooks, Geography Instruction
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Smith, Blaine E. – Literacy, 2019
Although a large body of research emphasises the collaborative nature of adolescents' multimodal composing processes in and out of school, little is known about how or why collaborative partnerships might differ across composers or digital tools. Integrating sociocultural and social semiotics theoretical frameworks, this study examined how three…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Sociocultural Patterns, Video Technology, Cooperative Learning
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Lodhi, Muhammad Arfan; Farman, Hifza; Ullah, Ihsan; Gul, Aiza; Tahira, Fareeha; Saleem, Sidra – English Language Teaching, 2019
Textbooks play significant role in teaching and learning continuum. Due to this reason, Curriculum wings and Directorate of staff development (Punjab) have had continuous check and monitoring in devising goals and standards in textbooks from grade 1 to grade 10. But at intermediate level specially in12th grade, the same text book i.e.…
Descriptors: Textbook Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hwang, NaYoung; Reyes, Marcela; Eccles, Jacquelynne S. – Youth & Society, 2019
Existing research on theories of intelligence shows that students with growth mindsets tend to outperform those with fixed mindsets in mathematics. We used nationally representative data to address two related questions in the general population: (a) Are there subgroup differences in the endorsement of a fixed mindset? (b) Does the negative…
Descriptors: World Views, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Minority Group Students
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Shaw, Mia S.; Fields, Deborah A.; Kafai, Yasmin B. – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2019
The development of student identities--their interests in computer science, perceptions of the discipline, and sense of belonging in the field--is critical for broadening participation of underrepresented groups in computing. This paper reports on the design of portfolios in which two classes of high school students reflected on the process of…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Sense of Community, High School Students, Disproportionate Representation
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Shaakumeni, Simson N.; Csapó, Beno – Science Education International, 2019
The purpose of this study was to validate a new questionnaire for assessing students' beliefs about the nature of science (BANOS). Existing instruments have limitations in terms of psychometric validity. A new questionnaire termed "BANOS" was developed to address such limitations. The BANOS is based on dimensions of the nature of science…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Questionnaires, Test Validity, Student Attitudes
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Nasser-Abu Alhija, Fadia; Levi-Eliyahu, Orna – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and Context: Understanding the effects of learner characteristics and perceived learning environment on achievement in academic fields including Computer Science (CS) is of critical importance. Objective: This study aimed at testing a hypothesized model of achievement in CS in terms of the learner and the learning environment…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Grade 11, Grade 12, High School Students
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Ahmed, Sumaya A.; Dakhiel, Maysoon A. – English Language Teaching, 2019
The present study aimed to identify the effectiveness of learner-centered teaching in modifying attitude towards EFL and developing academic self-motivation. The sample consisted of (35) 12th grade students (in one of the high schools of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for the academic year 2017/2018). To achieve the study objectives, a training program…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Cooperative Learning
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Griffiths, Amy-Jane; Izumi, Jared T.; Alsip, James; Furlong, Michael J.; Morrison, Gale M. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
This research examined the risk and protective factors of responders and nonresponders to a schoolwide implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports (SW-PBIS) within an alternative school. Students completed self-perception measures of individual, school, community, and home systems. Multivariate analysis of variance indicated a…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, At Risk Students, Nontraditional Education, Delinquency
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Correia, Ana-Paula; Koehler, Natalya; Thompson, Ann; Phye, Gary – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: A multimedia software designed as a Computer-Assisted Scaffolding system was used to teach gas behavior on the submicroscopic level using Physics Education Technology Project (PhET) simulation. PhET is a set of interactive, research-based science and mathematics online simulations (https://phet. colorado.edu/). Purpose: The purpose was…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Computer Simulation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Lakes, Kimberley; Nguyen, Helena May; Jones, Marissa; Schuck, Sabrina E. B. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to describe a school-based universal intervention (the Tilly's Life Center "I Am Me" program) to promote emotional competence and social-emotional skills in adolescents. We present results of a mixed-methods program evaluation conducted in public schools in Southern California. In Study 1, sixteen students…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emotional Intelligence, Adolescents, Student Attitudes
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Boutin-Martinez, Alma; Mireles-Rios, Rebeca; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Simon, Odelia – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between various protective factors with academic outcomes of Latina/o high school students. We use two groups of protective influences, individual and family, and their relationship to 12th grade mathematics achievement, dropout rates, and enrollment in post-secondary education. Latent class…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Hispanic American Students, Outcomes of Education, Multivariate Analysis
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Thiel, Brooke L.; Marx, Adam A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the association between involvement in agriscience research SAEs and student's perceptions of 21st century skill attainment. Tenth through twelfth grade students enrolled at three purposely selected high schools were surveyed to assess their current level of perceived 21st century skills attainment.…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Correlation, Agriculture, Research
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Abu Rabia, Salim – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2019
The goal of the present study was to investigate the effect of short Arabic vowels on listening comprehension. It is well documented that short vowels affect reading and reading comprehension in Arabic literacy. Since reading comprehension and listening comprehension share many commonalities, it is assumed that short vowels will positively affect…
Descriptors: Vowels, Semitic Languages, Listening Comprehension, Short Term Memory
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Ndlovu, Williams; Pournara, Craig; Mwakapenda, Willy – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
In this article, we report on findings from a study that explored perspectives of Grade 10-12 learners from two rural secondary schools in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa on the nature of mathematics prior to and at the end of a year-long mathematics mentorship programme. We use Ernest's (1994) orientations about the nature of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
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