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Ireland, Danyelle T.; Freeman, Kimberley Edelin; Winston-Proctor, Cynthia E.; DeLaine, Kendra D.; McDonald Lowe, Stacey; Woodson, Kamilah M. – Review of Research in Education, 2018
In this chapter, we argue that intersectionality is a theoretical and methodological framework by which education researchers can critically examine why and how students in STEM fields who are members of intersecting marginalized groups have distinctive experiences related to their social identities, other psychological processes, and educational…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, African American Students, STEM Education
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Manzano-Sanchez, Harold; Outley, Corliss; Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Matarrita-Cascante, David – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
This review had three aims: (a) examine the relationship between self-efficacy (SE) and academic performance (AP) in Latina/o students, (b) identify the types of measures of SE and AP that have been used, and (c) identify the differences between global and specific measures of SE in predicting academic performance in Latina/o students.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students
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Mumby, Stephanie; Leineweber, Meghan; Andrade, Jeanette – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: In 2009, the Smarter Lunchroom Movement (SLM) strategy was created to provide schools across the United States (US) with evidence-based solutions to encourage healthier eating among children. Results, though, are inconsistent with how well this movement impacts school-aged children's healthy food selection and consumption.…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Health Promotion, Evidence Based Practice, Eating Habits
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Bickford, John H. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
Scholars have hypothesized that historical fiction books are more a product of the author, author's nuanced world view, and the time period in which they were written than of the events and period depicted. This content analysis research examined how American historical fiction authors represented the Civil War and how the events of September…
Descriptors: History, Terrorism, War, Violence
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Kul, Ümit; Çelik, Sedef; Aksu, Zeki – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
As a result of rapid development in technology, utilizing materials in education has become important. To date, researchers have often explored the effects of using educational materials in mathematics instruction on academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to combine the empirical evidence regarding the effectiveness of educational…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Achievement, Meta Analysis