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Clark, M. Diane; Hauser, Peter C.; Miller, Paul; Kargin, Tevhide; Rathmann, Christian; Guldenoglu, Birkan; Kubus, Okan; Spurgeon, Erin; Israel, Erica – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
Researchers have used various theories to explain deaf individuals' reading skills, including the dual route reading theory, the orthographic depth theory, and the early language access theory. This study tested 4 groups of children--hearing with dyslexia, hearing without dyslexia, deaf early signers, and deaf late signers (N = 857)--from 4…
Descriptors: Deafness, Sign Language, Reading Skills, Hearing Impairments
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Xu, Jianzhong; Yuan, Ruiping; Xu, Brian; Xu, Melinda – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The authors examine the factors influencing mathematics homework interest for Chinese students and compare the findings with a recent study involving U.S. students. The findings from multilevel analyses revealed that some predictors for homework interest functioned similarly (e.g., affective attitude toward homework, learning-oriented reasons,…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Homework, Mathematics Instruction, Predictor Variables
Rumberger, Russell W.; Losen, Daniel J. – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2016
School suspension rates have been rising since the early 1970s, especially for children of color. One body of research has demonstrated that suspension from school is harmful to students, as it increases the risk of retention and school dropout. Another has demonstrated that school dropouts impose huge social costs on their states and localities,…
Descriptors: Discipline, Suspension, Costs, Dropouts
Afzal, Madiha – United States Institute of Peace, 2015
This report aims to understand the roots of an array of intolerant, biased, and--in some cases--radical attitudes in the Pakistani populace, including anti-Americanism, hatred of India and Hindus, intolerance of minorities, and some sympathy for militant groups. Underlying such attitudes are intolerance, prejudice, hate, and bigotry, along with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Social Bias, Educational Administration
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Franco-Mariscal, Antonio Joaquín; Cano-Iglesias, María José – School Science Review, 2014
This article describes a game designed to help Spanish high school students (grade 10, age 15-16) understand the periodic table. It combines some features of bingo and a puzzle in the same pedagogical game, making it an engaging approach for learning about this important teaching tool. Students are given a verbal clue -- the name of a chemical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Chemistry, Science Instruction
Martell, Christopher C. – Online Submission, 2013
In this study, the researcher examined student conceptions of "Whiteness" as it relates to past and present U.S. history. Using Critical Race Theory as the lens, this study employed mixed methods, analyzing teacher observations, classroom artifacts/student work, survey, and interview data from White students and students of color at an…
Descriptors: United States History, Whites, Student Attitudes, Time
Melekoglu, Macid A.; Wilkerson, Kimber L. – Online Submission, 2013
Lack of reading motivation impedes upper elementary and secondary school students' willingness to improve critical reading skills and strategies to be successful in school. Struggling readers often show a negative attitude towards reading tasks and manifest low motivation to read. Although the importance of motivation is clear, there is limited…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Reading Difficulties
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Shin, Seon-Hi; Slater, Charles L.; Backhoff, Eduardo – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2013
This study compared PISA 2009 student reading literacy scores with principal perceptions across three countries with varying levels of student performance: Korea, Mexico, and the United States. Seventy-five countries participated in PISA 2009, which measured 15-year-old children's reading achievement and principal perceptions. The study explored…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
McIntosh, Shelby – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Since 2002, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) at The George Washington University, a national advocate for public education and improving public schools, has been studying state high school exit examinations--tests students must pass to receive a high school diploma. This year marks the 11th year CEP has reported on exit exams in order to help…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, State Standards, Exit Examinations, High Schools
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Angus, Ryan; de Oliveira, Luciana C. – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2012
Diversity is conceptualised in many different ways in terms of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, language and class. Much has been written about these conceptions of diversity in educational settings and how teacher education programs should prepare pre-service teachers to address diversity in their future classrooms. In this article, however,…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Secondary Education, Student Diversity, Teacher Education Programs
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Welch, Anita G.; Cakir, Mustafa; Peterson, Claudette M.; Ray, Chris M. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: Studies exploring the relationship between students' achievement and the quality of the classroom learning environments have shown that there is a strong relationship between these two concepts. Learning environment instruments are constantly being revised and updated, including for use in different cultures, which requires continued…
Descriptors: Evidence, Grades (Scholastic), Reliability, Factor Structure
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Borgerding, Lisa A. – Science Educator, 2012
High school biology teachers face many challenges as they teach evolution. State standards for evolution may provide support for sound evolution instruction. This study attempts to build upon previous work by investigating teachers' views of evolution standards and their evolution practices in a state where evolution standards have been…
Descriptors: Evidence, Evolution, State Standards, Genetics
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Lewis, Elizabeth C.; Chandler-Olcott, Kelly – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2012
This article reports on the use of a text-based verbal protocol (Afflerbach, 2000) situated within individual interviews to elicit secondary English teachers' perspectives on new literacies (Albers & Harste, 2007; Coiro, Knobel, Lankshear, & Leu, 2008). Ranging significantly in their teaching experience and comfort with new media and…
Descriptors: English Departments, English Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Hull, Dan – Community College Journal, 2012
The country's technological edge is receding, and the problem cannot be solved simply by flooding the workforce with more engineers and scientists. This comes as little surprise to administrators at the nation's community colleges. In 2007, the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science, and the Institute of Medicine responded to…
Descriptors: Engineering, Community Colleges, Careers, High Schools
Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor – Center on Education Policy, 2011
Over the past few decades, concerns have escalated about the quality of education in the U.S. for students in the middle grades. Children entering adolescence have unique educational, social, and emotional needs. How effectively the nation is educating these students has long been a topic of research and debate. This study by the Center on…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Accountability, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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