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Davidovitch, Nitza; Soen, Dan – Journal of International Education Research, 2015
Civic studies in Israel and elsewhere are unlike any other school subject. This course of study has a higher purpose--to transform students into good citizens. In contrast to other core subjects, civics, in essence, strives to realize ethical goals. While other subjects perceive the instilling of values as a secondary outcome, in civics the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Ethics, Civics
Klecker, Beverly M.; Klecker, Richard L. – Online Submission, 2015
This study examined equity through the differences average scale scores on the NAEP 2015 12th-grade mathematics test by parents' socioeconomic status (SES) and students' use of graphing calculators in the classroom and while taking the NAEP 2015 assessment. Data were national public composite mathematics 12-grade 2015 NAEP assessment scores. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Graphing Calculators, National Competency Tests, Scores
Sands, Michelle M.; Heilbronner, Nancy N. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
A mixed-methods study grounded in Renzulli's Operation Houndstooth Intervention Theory examined the impact of different types of volunteer experiences on the six co-cognitive factors (Optimism, Courage, Romance With a Topic/Discipline, Sensitivity to Human Concerns, Physical/Mental Energy, and Vision/Sense of Destiny) associated with the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Social Capital, Volunteers, Gifted
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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
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Pollock, Scott A. – Canadian Social Studies, 2013
This paper compares two attempts by the author to teach two different grade 12 world history classes to think historically. Both classes were presented with a similar assignment that revolved around the conflicting historical accounts of Christopher Columbus. However, the second group of students was also provided with direct instruction about the…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Grade 12, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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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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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
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
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Chae, Yoojung; Gentry, Marcia – High Ability Studies, 2011
This study examined differences between Korean and US gifted and general students' perceptions constructs related to motivation and learning, using the Student Perceptions of Classroom Quality (SPOCQ) instrument. SPOCQ assesses students' perceptions of appeal, challenge, choice, meaningfulness, and academic self-efficacy. Measurement equality…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Gifted, Self Efficacy, Multivariate Analysis
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