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Karaman, Pinar; Demirci, Ibrahim; Özdemir, Atilla – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
This study examines the structural relationship among motivation, deep learning approach, and academic achievement of middle school students in Turkey. Participants were 746 seventh grade and eighth grade students enrolled in public middle schools in Sinop and Ankara, Turkey. Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire, Study Process…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students
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Dibek, Munevver Ilgun; Yavuz, Hatice C.; Tavsancil, Ezel; Yalcin, Seher – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of the present study was twofold: first to adapt the Relationship and Motivation (REMO) scale addressing role of peers and teachers in students' motivations into Turkish culture, and second to determine whether there were any differences between girls and boys regarding the scores obtained from this scale. To achieve these aims, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Student Motivation, Factor Analysis
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McKellar, Sarah E.; Marchand, Aixa Daphne; Diemer, Matthew; Malanchuk, Oksana – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Student self-concept of math ability (SCMA) and math utility value shape course-taking patterns, achievement, and entree into mathematics-intensive college majors (Eccles & Wigfield, 2005). The development of SCMA and math utility value are embedded in social contexts (Marsh et al., 2005). School racial climate is a particularly important…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mathematics Skills, African American Students, Racial Composition
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Gwynne, Julia A.; Moore, Paul; de la Torre, Marisa – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
There is a very large population of students who struggle with the transition from the middle grades to high school, raising concerns that high school failures are partially a function of poor middle grade preparation. As a result, middle grade practitioners are grappling with questions about what skills students need to succeed in high school,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Readiness, Academic Failure, Middle School Teachers
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Carroll, Maureen P. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2014
This paper describes the journey of a group of university students as they worked with underserved middle school students as mentors in a STEM-based afterschool program. Design thinking provided a frame within which students learned how to be mentors, how to create user-centered learning experiences, and how to share their experiences as…
Descriptors: Mentors, Middle School Students, College Students, Disadvantaged Youth
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Jacovina, Matthew E.; McNamara, Danielle S. – Grantee Submission, 2017
In this chapter, we describe several intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) designed to support student literacy through reading comprehension and writing instruction and practice. Although adaptive instruction can be a powerful tool in the literacy domain, developing these technologies poses significant challenges. For example, evaluating the…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Literacy Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Canzian, Eileen – Abell Foundation, 2010
This report highlights the ongoing discussions between the believers of "online learning" vs. the "not enough proven research" for K-8 cyber schooling. Discussing successful processes and operations in states around the country, the author focuses on Maryland and, in particular, Baltimore schools, and reports that very little…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Public Schools