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Wyner, Yael – Science Teacher, 2012
This article explores ways that people impact ecological systems and how those systems can influence people's daily lives. Students use newspaper articles and case studies of scientific research to link daily human life and disrupted ecological function. This activity prompts students to think about their relationships with the natural world,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Relevance (Education), Conservation (Environment), Student Attitudes
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Knifsend, Casey A.; Graham, Sandra – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2012
Although adolescents often participate in multiple extracurricular activities, little research has examined how the breadth of activities in which an adolescent is involved relates to school-related affect and academic performance. Relying on a large, multi-ethnic sample (N = 864; 55.9% female), the current study investigated linear and non-linear…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Grade Point Average, Art Activities, Academic Achievement
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Irvin, Matthew J.; Byun, Soo-yong; Meece, Judith L.; Farmer, Thomas W.; Hutchins, Bryan C. – Journal of Career Assessment, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the relation of several individual and contextual difference factors to the perceived educational barriers of rural youth. Data were from a broader national investigation of students' postsecondary aspirations and preparation in rural high schools across the United States. The sample involved more than…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Barriers
Soiferman, Lisa Karen – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges faced by first-year students as they negotiated the transition from the writing environment of high school to the writing environment of university. The research for the dissertation was undertaken using a mixed-method explanatory design. This yielded a description of students'…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Barriers, Writing (Composition), Mixed Methods Research
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Monteiro, Antonio; Nobrega, Clevio; Abrantes, Isabel; Gomes, Celeste – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
Educational researchers and teachers are well aware that misconceptions--erroneous ideas that differ from the scientifically accepted ones--are very common amongst students. Daily experiences, creative and perceptive thinking and science textbooks give rise to students' misconceptions which lead them to draw erroneous conclusions that become…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Mineralogy, Foreign Countries, Diagnostic Tests
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Jung, Jae Yup; McCormick, John; Gross, Miraca U. M. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2012
This study developed and tested a new model of the forced choice dilemma (i.e., the belief held by some intellectually gifted students that they must choose between academic achievement and peer acceptance) that incorporates individual-level cultural orientation variables (i.e., vertical allocentrism and vertical idiocentrism). A survey that had…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Structural Equation Models, Academic Achievement, Peer Acceptance
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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
Van Zoost, Steven – Education Canada, 2012
"realfriends" is a social action project created by Grade 12 English students in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Its purpose was to create a face-to-face social network that would help change the school climate into a more social space. Interest in socializing is nothing new for teenagers, but these students articulated a worry that people their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Subcultures, Social Action, Foreign Countries
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Nantawanit, Nantawan; Panijpan, Bhinyo; Ruenwongsa, Pintip – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
Most students think animals are more interesting than plants as a study topic believing that plants are inferior to animals because they are passive and unable to respond to external challenges, particularly biological invaders such as microorganisms and insect herbivores. The purpose of this study was to develop an inquiry-based learning unit,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Majors (Students), Concept Mapping, Animals
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Wang, Kenneth T.; Fu, Chu-Chun; Rice, Kenneth G. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2012
We examined the moderating effects of mastery goals and academic contingency of self-worth (CSW-A) on how perfectionistic discrepancy associates with academic efficacy and satisfaction with life among gifted students in middle and high school. Participants in this study were 144 gifted students from 6th to 12th grade in a suburban Midwest U.S.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Life Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation
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Fonseca, Maria Joao; Costa, Patricio; Lencastre, Leonor; Tavares, Fernando – Journal of Biological Education, 2012
Concerns about public understanding of biotechnology have motivated educational initiatives to improve students' competency to make scientifically sustained decisions regarding controversial issues. Understanding students' perceptions about biotechnology is essential to determine the effectiveness of these programmes. To assess how students'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Biotechnology, Program Effectiveness, High School Students
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Gresham, Peta – English in Australia, 2012
This paper reflects one cycle of an action research project that investigated how integrating activity, competition, and visual learning strategies through IWB/ Smart Response technology could engage a lower level Year 12 Advanced English class in NSW--a group of boys who felt disconnected from the course of study. After my initial reconnaissance…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Action Research, Achievement, Visual Learning
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Tsai, Kim M.; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Developmental Psychology, 2012
This article examined changes in ethnic identity as a function of college type and residential status and whether differences due to college type could be explained by involvement in extracurricular activities and college ethnic composition. Although no changes in ethnic labeling or belonging were found, there was a normative decrease in ethnic…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Extracurricular Activities, Self Concept, Institutional Characteristics
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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
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Richardson, John M. – English Journal, 2012
Every year the author and his colleagues take their grade 12 English students to see four plays at one of Canada's major theaters. Chatting about the series on the last day of class, his students asked him if he had seen "the blue glow from the back row." Laughing at his bewilderment, they told him that during the performances so many…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Theaters
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