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Sengupta-Irving, Tesha; Agarwal, Priyanka – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2017
Students are expected to learn mathematics such that when they encounter challenging problems they will persist. Creating opportunities for students to persist in problem solving is therefore argued as essential to effective teaching and to children developing positive dispositions in mathematical learning. This analysis takes a novel approach to…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Persistence, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Sinatra, Gale M.; Mukhopadhyay, Ananya; Allbright, Taylor N.; Marsh, Julie A.; Polikoff, Morgan S. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The curriculum, Hot Wheels Speedometry (Mattel, El Segundo, CA, USA), was designed to align with the Next Generation Science Standards for science and the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. Our objective was to develop, implement, and evaluate the impact of this integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Integrated Curriculum, Student Interests, Learner Engagement
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Nasir, Na'ilah Suad; McKinney de Royston, Maxine; O'Connor, Kathleen; Wischnia, Sarah – Urban Education, 2017
Despite post-racial rhetoric, stereotypes remain salient for American youth. We surveyed 150 elementary and middle schoolers in Northern California and conducted case studies of 12 students. Findings showed that (a) students hold school-related stereotypes that get stronger in middle school, (b) African American and Latino students experience…
Descriptors: Ethnic Stereotypes, Racial Bias, Knowledge Level, Beliefs
Brownell, Mary; Kiely, Mary Theresa; Haager, Diane; Boardman, Alison; Corbett, Nancy; Algina, James; Dingle, Mary Patricia; Urbach, Jennifer – Exceptional Children, 2017
Two professional development (PD) models for teachers were compared on teacher and student outcomes. Special education teachers participated in Literacy Learning Cohorts (LLC), a PD innovation designed to improve content and pedagogical knowledge for providing reading instruction to upper elementary students with learning disabilities. The LLC,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Education, Learning Disabilities
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Hassenfeld, Ziva R. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
This study investigated the voices of students interpreting Hebrew Bible texts in one fourth-grade classroom. Through think-alouds on the Biblical text with each student, exit interviews, teacher interviews, and classroom observations, this study found that those students whose interpretive stances were more aligned with the teacher's were given…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Biblical Literature, Interpretive Skills
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Sutter, Carolyn; Nishina, Adrienne; Scherr, Rachel E.; Zidenberg-Cherr, Sheri; Ontai, Lenna L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Childhood obesity continues to be a major concern in the United States, warranting a comprehensive approach. However, the majority of research studies continue to neglect the influence of peers on dietary behaviors. The present descriptive study aimed to provide information about the ways peers directly shape dietary choices via food exchanges…
Descriptors: Food, Obesity, Peer Relationship, Intervention
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Flores, Ingrid M. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2015
Thirty preservice teachers enrolled in a field-based science methods course were placed at a public elementary school for coursework and for teaching practice with elementary students. Candidates focused on building conceptual understanding of science content and pedagogical methods through innovative curriculum development and other course…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Field Experience Programs
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Rueda, ErĂ©ndira – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2015
Students of color are overrepresented in school disciplinary records nationally, but little is known about how disciplinary disproportionality varies among groups. Classroom observations in 1 elementary school suggested that when Latino students misbehaved, teachers were less inclined to interpret their behavior as problematic and less inclined to…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Elementary School Students, Discipline Problems, Discipline
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Li, Xin; Kenzy, Patty; Underwood, Lucy; Severson, Laura – Educational Action Research, 2015
This study was presented at the American Educational Research Association 2012 conference in Vancouver, Canada. The study explored how action research of arts-based teaching (ABT) impacted at-risk students in three urban public schools in southern California, USA. ABT was defined as using arts, music, drama, and dance in teaching other subjects. A…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teaching Methods, At Risk Students, Urban Schools
Gonzalez, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The introduction of the Internet and its hyperlinked content made easily accessible with portable digital devices like smart phones and tablets, posed challenges to the traditional linear and print-oriented notions of what it means to read and write. Now that these traditional notions of read and write literacy have been breached by these…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Disadvantaged
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Tate, Eleanor B.; Unger, Jennifer B.; Chou, Chih-Ping; Spruijt-Metz, Donna; Pentz, Mary Ann; Riggs, Nathaniel R. – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
Objective: This study tested the relationships among child executive function (EF), child-perceived parent fast food intake, and child self-reported subsequent consumption of high-calorie, low-nutrient (HCLN) food. Design: One year and 6-month longitudinal observation from a larger randomized controlled trial. Setting. Southern California…
Descriptors: Children, Executive Function, Parent Influence, Eating Habits
Kolberg, Todd Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study uses an existing evaluation model and previously established measurement tools to evaluate the quality and success of Urban Compass, a private non-profit after-school program for elementary school children in the Watts district of Los Angeles. This evaluation had two major objectives. The first objective was to assess program quality by…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Program Evaluation, Urban Schools, Alignment (Education)
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Zheng, Binbin; Warschauer, Mark; Farkas, George – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2013
Over the last decade, the number of one-to-one laptop programs in U.S. schools has steadily increased. Though technology advocates believe that such programs can assist student writing, there has been little systematic evidence for this claim, and even less focused on technology use by at-risk learners. This study examined the effect of daily…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, School Districts, Laptop Computers, Student Diversity