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Varier, Divya; Dumke, Erika K.; Abrams, Lisa M.; Conklin, Sarah B.; Barnes, Jamie S.; Hoover, Nancy R. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
Increased efforts to promote 21st century learning emphasize the central role of technology in instructional delivery in order to advance the multifaceted abilities and skills required for student success in an increasingly technology-rich learning and work environment. A qualitative study was conducted in a large, economically diverse,…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research, Elementary Schools
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Peñalva, Stacy L. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This ethnographic study aims to foreground the voices of 34 first through twelfth graders who belong to first-generation immigrant families from Mexico and Central America and attend Nueva Vida Church (fictitious name) in a Midwestern US city. They insightfully reflect upon their language, culture and citizenship during Sunday school class focus…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Hispanic Americans, Churches, Ethnography
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Yilmaz, Defne – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
Considering all areas of development in education is a key to fulfill the needs of gifted students. This study which was based on qualitative methods aimed to find out the emotional and social needs of the adolescents who attended the Antalya Science and Arts Center (Bilim ve Sanat Egitim Merkezi-BILSEM) to develop new ways to help these students.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Adolescents, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2014
Close reading is an instructional practice that has gained attention of late. It involves reading a complex text, annotation, and repeatedly reading to answer text-dependent questions. Although there are a number of recommendations for the use of close reading, there has not been a systematic analysis of student or teacher perceptions of this…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reader Text Relationship, Questioning Techniques
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Ellerbrock, Cheryl R.; Abbas, Bridget; DiCicco, Michael – Journal of Research in Education, 2014
In this year-long qualitative multi-site case study, researchers identified how eighth and ninth-grade teacher practices may support students' basic and developmental needs across the middle-to-high-school transition. Data were collected throughout 2009, including individual interviews, focus group interviews, observations, and artifact data of 23…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Practices, Qualitative Research, Middle School Students
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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E.; Skolits, Gary – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Given the changes made to the GED® test in 2014, one concern among state policy makers, adult educators, and GED® service providers has been the impact of these changes on students as well as teachers, staff, volunteers, and other GED® program stakeholders. Using a qualitative, case study research approach focused on one GED® test preparation site…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Young Adults, Adult Students, Student Attitudes
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Quiñones, Sandra; Kiyama, Judy Marquez – School Community Journal, 2014
A community-based, multisite study using mixed methods examined the experiences and perspectives of Latino students and families in a low performing urban school district in New York State. This research project was spearheaded by a Latino Education Task Force which brought together multiple stakeholders in a collaborative effort to counteract…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Fathers, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship
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Vaandering, Dorothy D. – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2013
Creating safe, caring school environments continues to generate ongoing conversation in the media, professional journals, and academic research, especially through the persistent attention given to incidents and impact of bullying on youth. In Canada, several provincial governments have instituted or are debating the implementation of antibullying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caring, School Safety, Educational Environment
Bronhard, Aimee A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate how students at Henry Lord Middle School in Fall River take into consideration their initial college and career aspirations when making their decision for high school. Self-efficacy theory, critical theory, and a literature review related to high school decision-making inform the analysis of…
Descriptors: Decision Making, School Choice, High Schools, Middle School Students
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Guerra, Nancy G.; Williams, Kirk R.; Sadek, Shelly – Child Development, 2011
In the present study, quantitative and qualitative data are presented to examine individual and contextual predictors of bullying and victimization and how they vary by age and gender. Two waves of survey data were collected from 2,678 elementary, middle, and high school youth attending 59 schools. In addition, 14 focus groups were conducted with…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bullying, Focus Groups, Sexuality
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010
In 2007, the Texas Legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot program, which provides $8 million in funding to support rural districts in implementing technology-based supplemental education programs. In order to be eligible for funding, districts must have…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Facilitators (Individuals)