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Dare, Lynn; Nowicki, Elizabeth – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
For high-ability students to develop their full potential, they require evidence-based interventions tailored to their exceptional needs. Educational acceleration has proven effective with many high-ability students, but educators sometimes express concerns about social issues, and such concerns may block access to accelerative interventions.…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Inclusion, Barriers, Beliefs
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Mavropoulou, Angeliki; Barkoukis, Vassilis; Douka, Styliani; Alexandris, Konstantinos; Hatzimanouil, Dimitris – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Physical education in elementary education usually provides children's first contact with sports. According to the trans-contextual model of motivation, physical education teachers can positively influence children's beliefs toward and actual leisure time physical activity behavior. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of a dance-based…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Student Motivation, Beliefs, Extracurricular Activities
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Clinton, Virginia; Walkington, Candace – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Two common interest-enhancement approaches in mathematics curriculum design are illustrations and personalization of problems to students' interests. The objective of these experiments is to test a variety of illustrations and personalization approaches. In the illustrations experiment, students (n = 265) were randomly assigned to lessons with…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Student Attitudes, Illustrations