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Phillips Galloway, Emily; Uccelli, Paola – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Although many adolescents struggle to comprehend text, the school-relevant language skills, which might contribute to variation in reading comprehension ability during this developmental period, remain understudied. To expand the research base, this study examines the concurrent development of academic language skills and reading comprehension in…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Language Skills, Reading Comprehension, English Language Learners
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Bistrong, Elizabeth; Bottiani, Jessika H.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
The response patterns of youth who witness bullying have potential to influence future occurrence and persistence of bullying behaviors. Prevention efforts have included an increased focus on bystander interventions; however, the majority of adolescents rarely intervene in bullying situations. When they do, they often display of mixed pattern of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Intervention, Middle School Students
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Godbey, Samantha; Gordon, Howard R. D. – Middle Grades Review, 2019
In this essay, we discuss issues related to the integration of career exploration in our nation's middle schools. We discuss the theoretical and empirical basis for career exploration at the middle school level and identify selected barriers to its effective implementation, namely with regards to career advising and parent involvement. We also…
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Middle School Students, Barriers, Program Implementation
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Love, Tyler S.; Bhatty, Abraham – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Within the past few years there has been an increasing emphasis on making computer science (CS) more accessible for all K-12 students. In 2013 there were 12 states that allowed CS courses to count towards high school graduation, and in 2018 that number had grown to 35 states plus the District of Columbia (Code.org, 2018). Due to the increasing…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Design, Elementary School Students
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Cooley, Shelby; Burkholder, Amanda R.; Killen, Melanie – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study investigated children's and adolescents' predictions of inclusion and evaluations of exclusion in interracial and same-race peer contexts. The sample (N = 246) consisted of African American (n = 115) and European American (n = 131) children and adolescents who judged the likelihood of including a new peer, evaluated the group's decision…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Social Isolation, Prediction, Peer Relationship
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Gaias, Larissa M.; Johnson, Sarah Lindstrom; Bottiani, Jessika H.; Debnam, Katrina J.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Effective classroom management practices have been associated with students' behavioral and academic outcomes, but some questions have been raised regarding the degree to which current classroom management strategies are responsive to the backgrounds of students of color in US public schools. Additionally, frameworks for culturally responsive…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Culturally Relevant Education, Minority Group Students, Profiles