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Carrero Pérez, Nubia Patricia – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2016
Task based learning (TBL) or Task based learning and teaching (TBLT) is a communicative approach widely applied in settings where English has been taught as a foreign language (EFL). It has been documented as greatly useful to improve learners' communication skills. This research intended to find the effect of tasks on students' spoken interaction…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Grade 10
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Malsbary, Christine Brigid – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
The article presents findings from a multisited ethnography in two public high schools in Los Angeles and New York City. Schools were chosen for their hyper-diverse student populations. Students came from over 40 countries, speaking 20 languages in one school and 33 languages in another. Results of analysis found that despite contrasting missions,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Ethnography, Student Diversity
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Güven, Elif – Music Education Research, 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine the test anxiety levels of prospective music teachers and their opinions regarding anxiety in piano exams. Test Anxiety Inventory (TAI) and semi-structured interviews were used to meet the purpose. Interviews were conducted with students prior to and after the piano exam. As a result of the study it was…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers, Tests
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Martínez-Sierra, Gustavo; Valle-Zequeida, María E.; Miranda-Tirado, Marisa; Dolores-Flores, Crisólogo – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2016
The perceptions of students about assessment in mathematics classes have been sparsely investigated. In order to fill this gap, this qualitative study aims to identify the social "representations" (understood as the system of values, ideas, and practices about a social object) of high school students regarding "assessment in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes
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Ferreira, Ana – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2016
This article examines the discursive positions South African high school students take up in response to a teaching intervention that invites them to historicize their identities. It thus seeks to contribute to the growing body of education research on how to meaningfully engage young people in post-conflict societies with their recent past.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Intervention, Teaching Methods, History
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Çirak, Yüksel – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The aim of this study was to explore senior high school students' feelings and thoughts about the university entrance exam. A total of 23 senior high school students, 14 girls and 8 boys between the ages of 17 and 18, participated in this qualitative study. Research data were collected between February and March 2015 through face to face…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Entrance Examinations, Student Attitudes, Anxiety
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Hines, Claudia L.; Brown, Nina W.; Myran, Steve – Education, 2016
Ninety-three (n = 93) students in grades 9-12 who failed the Virginia Standards of Learning mathematics test were placed into experimental and control groups. Pre and posttest measures for general and mathematics anxiety, and physical symptoms of stress were administered. The Expressive Writing intervention was used with both groups where the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Mathematics Instruction
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Phillippo, Kate; Griffin, Briellen – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2016
When school choice policies position young people to compete with one another to access public educational resources, students stand to experience these policies in not only academic, but also civic dimensions. Young people's very encounters with competitive school choice policy through their day-to-day schooling constitute a civic experience.…
Descriptors: Scores, School Choice, Competition, Selective Admission
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Diera, Claudia – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2016
Public schools failing to meet accountability standards have been shut down, taken over by charter organizations, or undergone reconstitution. This article challenges deficit views of students as passive and complacent in a schooling context dictated by accountability sanctions. Drawing from counterpublic theory, it describes a case study that…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Student Attitudes, Accountability, Urban Schools
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Almeida, Daniel J. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2016
California's Early Assessment Program is designed to notify students about their college readiness, encouraging them to take action to improve their skills during their senior year. The author uses qualitative methods and applies sense-making theory to examine how students attending majority Latino, low-income high schools make sense of the…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Hispanic American Students, College Readiness, Higher Education
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Madara, Diana Starovoytova; Namango, Sitati – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
There is overwhelming evidence that females are underrepresented in engineering worldwide, and Kenya is not an exception. Recent study at School of Engineering (SOE), Moi University (MU) established that engineering parity ration was found to be 1.68 %, meaning that for every 59 students admitted to MU there was only one student admitted to SOE.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, Student Attitudes, Engineering
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Chiu, Mei-Shiu – Research in Science Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to identify challenges in implementing a physics-before- 10 mathematics curriculum. Obviously, students need to learn necessary mathematics skills in order to develop advanced physics knowledge. In the 2010 high school curriculum in Taiwan, however, grade 11 science students study two-dimensional motion in physics without…
Descriptors: Physics, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Difficulty Level
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Barnett, Karis K. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
Studies addressing at-risk students' perceptions of valuable caring relationships within their unique online environment are rare. While the phrase at-risk has a variety of meanings, this study examined the term pertaining to students who were labeled due to endangerment of not graduating from high school based on their life circumstances. Through…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Online Courses, Repetition, Required Courses
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Vega, Desireé – School Psychology Forum, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the college-going experiences of 10 high-achieving first-generation Latino college juniors and seniors at a Hispanic-Serving Institution in the southwest. Despite facing barriers, many first-generation Latino students succeed in attending and completing their postsecondary education. Yet,…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Academic Persistence, Enrollment, Postsecondary Education
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Varjas, Kris; Kiperman, Sarah; Meyers, Joel – School Psychology Forum, 2016
Disclosure of sexual orientation and/or gender identity is a milestone event for lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) youth and can have both positive and negative mental health consequences. Twenty-nine urban, ethnically diverse LGBT high school students participated in face-to-face, in-depth interviews. Qualitative results revealed two…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), High School Students, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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