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Goff, Jennifer Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This three-paper format dissertation explored the impact of service-learning on three key constituents: the university, university students conducting the service, and the community receiving the service. Paper one quantitatively explored the impact of service-learning on university students' perspective through the use of end of year…
Descriptors: College Students, Service Learning, Student Attitudes, Course Evaluation
Green, Shekitra – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Children from the United States score poorly on international math tests compared to their cohorts in other countries. These gaps grow as students enter high school and develop a dislike and fear of mathematics, suggesting the need to improve mathematics education in middle school. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of reading…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
Tucker, Carolyn Gaye – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Many students feel that studying social studies is boring and not relevant to their lives. In social studies, the most common method of instruction is the transmission model in which the textbook becomes the curriculum and the teacher transmits knowledge through lecture. In the participatory model of instruction, the teacher facilitates…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Academic Achievement, Lecture Method
Chapman, Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires schools to show measureable improvement in student achievement in order to demonstrate Adequate Yearly Progress. Although the Georgia Department of Education has documented the short-comings of Georgia's students in mathematics on standardized tests, little research has been done on short-term…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Summer Programs
Entzminger, Lori Bryson – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Historically, theories pertaining to learning disabilities, and the programs and techniques developed to attempt to help children with learning disabilities, have centered on children ages seven and younger. There has been very little treatment for, or even written about, learning disabilities in children through and beyond the age of eight.…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Therapy, Reading Comprehension
Harris, Connie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Despite the efforts of a number of national organizations focused on improving writing literacy, there has been little improvement in student writing skills over the past decade to keep pace with the growing demands of the workplace. Based on constructivist learning theory and the belief that students become better writers through continuous…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Writing Instruction, Writing Evaluation
Miyairi, Maya – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to implement a weight-related teasing prevention program and evaluate the effectiveness of the program among adolescents. One hundred forty-three students in 7th-grade in health classes at the middle school were asked to participate in the study. The weight-related teasing prevention program was implemented as part of…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Obesity, Prevention, Program Effectiveness
Sebastian, JoAnn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The United States Department of Education (2005) cited that during 2005-2006 academic school year an estimated 2 million students across the nation were eligible to receive after-school services. The after-school tutoring program is one of the most effective instructional strategies to assist low-performing students to meet criteria mandated by…
Descriptors: Intervention, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, After School Programs
Richards, Joey – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the involvement level of parents and reveal whether principal-generated YouTube videos for regular communication would enhance levels of parental involvement at one North Texas Christian Middle School (pseudonym). The following questions guided this study: 1. What is the beginning level of parental…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Educational Technology, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
Thomas, P. Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The focus of the investigation is on a sixth grade population not performing reading on grade level and not achieving high-stakes test score proficiency causing the school to fail adequate yearly progress (AYP). The lack of reading skills causes the students to repeat grades in middle school and high school. Reading technology instruction is the…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Reading Difficulties, High Stakes Tests, Reading Achievement
Downey, Amy C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined seventh grade student achievement in math, reading, and language arts relating to the allocation of instructional minutes per subject. The treatment group consisted of students assigned to 90 minute classes in the core content. The control group consisted of students assigned to 55 minute classes in the core content.…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Grade 7, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Bunrasi, John Bosco Tuptip – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine constructivist-based algebra lessons and a cooperative construct to address the achievement gap between White (non-Hispanic) and Mexican American 8th grade students at a southern California middle school. The lessons were designed to facilitate social interdependence which promoted peer-to-peer interaction…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Cooperative Learning
Tobias, Keith S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This quantitative method, quasi-experimental design study examined the possible effect of foreign language study in Tennessee middle schools on mathematics achievement. The population was 1,708 historical student test scores of a single cohort spanning 6th through 8th Grades from the same schools within a large urban public school district. NCLB…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Middle School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gains
White, Kara Morgan – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The concepts and ideas of mathematics is a major element of educational curriculum. Many different instructional strategies are implemented in mathematics classrooms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an instructional model utilizing hands-on learning and use of manipulatives on mathematics achievement of middle school…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Manipulative Materials
Hancock, Jack William – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Evidence suggests that middle school students are spending insufficient school time in reading and writing activities, with little comprehensive literacy training from their teachers. To address that gap in practice, this quasi-experimental study addressed the impact of a 12-week treatment program on the reading comprehension and vocabulary mean…
Descriptors: Reciprocal Teaching, Reading Comprehension, Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 7
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