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Munn, Maureen; Knuth, Randy; Van Horne, Katie; Shouse, Andrew W.; Levias, Sheldon – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
This study examines how two kinds of authentic research experiences related to smoking behavior--genotyping human DNA (wet lab) and using a database to test hypotheses about factors that affect smoking behavior (dry lab)--influence students' perceptions and understanding of scientific research and related science concepts. The study used pre and…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Smoking, Genetics, Hypothesis Testing
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Siko, Jason Paul – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2014
In this study, the perceptions of parents (n = 14) and students (n = 47) enrolled in a blended learning course, the first of its kind at their school, were examined. Student performance in the blended and in the traditional portion of the course was examined, and the Educational Success Prediction Instrument (ESPRI) was administered to predict…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
Satter, Allyson L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This qualitative study describes and analyzes the perspectives of students with challenging behaviors regarding what they believe contributes to student teacher relationship quality. The conceptual framework guiding this study was informed by research in the following areas: transactional theory, self-efficacy theory, and teacher-student power…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Zhang, Ping; Ding, Lin – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2013
This paper reports a cross-grade comparative study of Chinese precollege students' epistemological beliefs about physics by using the Colorado Learning Attitudes Survey about Sciences (CLASS). Our students of interest are middle and high schoolers taking traditional lecture-based physics as a mandatory science course each year from the 8th grade…
Descriptors: Physics, Epistemology, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Johnson, Amy M.; Ozogul, Gamze; DiDonato, Matt D.; Reisslein, Martin – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
Computer-based multimedia presentations employing animated agents (avatars) can positively impact perceptions about engineering; the current research advances our understanding of this effect to pre-college populations, the main target for engineering outreach. The study examines the effectiveness of a brief computer-based intervention with…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Computer Simulation
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Doumas, Kyriaki – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Students' experiences and perceptions of good teaching and understanding in literature and physics during one school year were investigated through in-depth interviews with students in eight Greek high school classes in the first, second and third grade. The pedagogical quality of in-depth teaching and understanding of subject matter, as described…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physics, Teaching Methods, Interviews
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Laurent, Jeff; Harbke, Colin R.; Blake, Dawn; Catanzaro, Salvatore J. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Alcohol expectancies and drinking motives were compared for regular education students (n = 159) and students with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD) receiving special education services (n = 51). Differences existed between groups with respect to expected negative social consequences and emotional and physical outcomes associated with drinking.…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Drinking, Special Education
Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E. – Institute for Social Research, 2011
The full 2010 survey results are reported in "Monitoring the Future National Survey Results on Drug Use, 1975;2010: Volume I, Secondary School Students". That monograph contains a description of MTF's design and purposes, as well as extended reporting on substance use of all kinds, licit and illicit, and a number of related factors such as…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Drug Abuse, Social Environment, Secondary School Students
Lawanto, Oenardi – National Center for Engineering and Technology Education, 2011
The objective of this study was to describe the task interpretation of students engaged in a design activity and determine the extent to which students translate their understanding of their design task to their planning and cognitive strategies. Twenty-nine students at one Colorado high school participated in this study. Students worked…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Engineering, Instructional Design, Building Design
West, Chandra Lorene – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study explored the reading attitudes and achievement, as well as genre knowledge, of tenth, eleventh, and twelfth-grade students who participated in Scaffolded Silent Reading, Sustained Silent Reading, or a control group. The Reading and You attitude survey, Degrees of Reading Power achievement measure, and Genre Assessment were administered…
Descriptors: Sustained Silent Reading, Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, Reading Programs
Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E. – Institute for Social Research, 2010
This occasional paper serves as a supplement to one of four annual monographs from the Monitoring the Future (MTF) study, written by the study's investigators and published by the study's sponsor, the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The full 2009 survey results are reported in "Monitoring the Future National Survey Results on Drug Use,…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Drug Abuse, Social Environment, Secondary School Students
Torabi, Mohammad R.; Jun, Mi Kyung; Nowicke, Carole; de Martinez, Barbara Seitz; Gassman, Ruth – American Journal of Health Education, 2010
For the four leading causes of death in the United States (heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic respiratory disease), tobacco use is a common risk factor. Tobacco use is responsible for almost 450,000 deaths per year and impacts the health of every member of our society. Tobacco is a gateway drug for substance abuse. That role is critical to…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Smoking, At Risk Persons, Health Behavior
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Robers, Simone; Zhang, Jijun; Truman, Jennifer – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
Ensuring safer schools requires establishing good indicators of the current state of school crime and safety across the nation and regularly updating and monitoring these indicators. This is the aim of this report. This report is the thirteenth in a series of annual publications produced jointly by the National Center for Education Statistics…
Descriptors: Crime, School Safety, School Surveys, National Surveys
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LeBel, Teresa J.; Kilgus, Stephen P.; Briesch, Amy M.; Chafouleas, Sandra – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of three levels of training (direct, indirect, and none) on teachers' ability to accurately rate video of student behavior. Direct and indirect training groups received instructional sessions on direct behavior ratings (DBRs), with the direct training group receiving opportunities for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Behavior, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment