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Hazeltine, Brian – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Bullying is a problem that has been studied in schools worldwide, but there is little research on bullying within Christian schools, a dearth which may stem from the assumption that Christian schools teach character traits that are inimical to bullying. Yet understanding the extent and nature of bullying in Christian schools may lead to a better…
Descriptors: Bullying, Christianity, Religious Education, Peer Relationship
Cooler, Meredith – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore why some low-income minority students were academically successful in school using a three-tiered approach to research including individual student interviews, classroom observations, and photographs and follow up interviews on photographs to identify factors contributing to academic…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Success, Low Income Groups, African American Students
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An, Shuhua; Wu, Zhonghe – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
This study focuses on teacher learning of student thinking through grading homework, assessing and analyzing misconceptions. The data were collected from 10 teachers at fifth-eighth grade levels in the USA. The results show that assessing and analyzing misconceptions from grading homework is an important approach to acquiring knowledge of…
Descriptors: Homework, Grading, Grade 8, Mathematics Teachers
Kronholz, June – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
More than 1 million people have watched the online video in which Salman Khan--a charming MIT math whiz, Harvard Business School graduate, and former Boston hedge-fund analyst--explains how he began tutoring his cousins in math by posting short lessons for them on YouTube. Other people began watching the lessons and sending Khan adulatory notes.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Charter Schools, Algebra, Feedback (Response)
Walker, Kim Sadler – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the effects of an extended learning program on mathematics achievement and self-determination skills for students with visual impairments in grades four through eight attending a specialized school in a southern state. The research population consisted of the total enrollment of students in grades four through eight attending…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Visual Impairments, After School Education, Special Education
Coutts, Trudi E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study is a transcendental phenomenological study that described the experience of students' interest in science from elementary school through middle school grades and the identification of the factors that increase or decrease interest in science. Numerous researchers have found that interest in science changes among children and the change…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Science Interests, Attitude Change, Student Attitudes
Heinrich, Carolyn; Nisar, Hiren – Online Submission, 2012
School districts required under No Child Left Behind to provide supplemental educational services (SES) to students in schools that are not making adequate yearly progress rely heavily on the private sector to offer choice in service provision. If the market does not work to drive out ineffective providers, students will be less likely to gain…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, After School Programs, Private Sector, Electronic Learning
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Kleinschmidt, Andy – Journal of Extension, 2011
The importance of healthy soil and of conveying the importance of soils starts by conveying a few basic concepts of soil science cannot be overstated. This article provides three hands-on exercises Extension professionals can add to natural resources or Master Gardener education curricula. These natural sciences exercises are easy to prepare for…
Descriptors: Soil Science, Natural Sciences, Natural Resources, Extension Education
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Dexter, Douglas D.; Hughes, Charles A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
This meta-analysis reviews experimental and quasi-experimental studies in which upper-elementary, intermediate, and secondary students with learning disabilities learned from graphic organizers. Following an exhaustive search for studies meeting specified design criteria, 55 standardized mean effect sizes were extracted from 16 articles involving…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Instructional Materials, Meta Analysis, Elementary School Students
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2011
The study featured in this What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Quick Review examined the effect of charter school attendance on annual student achievement growth in math and reading. The study analyzed data from a large sample of students in grades 4 through 9 in Indiana from 2004 to 2008. The study found that charter school students' annual math score…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Reading Tests, Attendance, Program Effectiveness
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Hoffmann-Biencourt, Anja; Lockl, Kathrin; Schneider, Wolfgang; Ackerman, Rakefet; Koriat, Asher – British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2010
Recent work on metacognition indicates that monitoring is sometimes based itself on the feedback from control operations. Evidence for this pattern has not only been shown in adults but also in elementary schoolchildren. To explore whether this finding can be generalized to a wide range of age groups, 160 participants from first to eighth grade…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Cues, Metacognition, Recall (Psychology)
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Weiss, Silvana; Grabner, Roland H.; Kargl, Reinhard; Purgstaller, Christian; Fink, Andreas – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2010
Behavioral and neurophysiological effects of a computer-aided morphological training protocol were examined in German-speaking children from Grades 3 to 9. Study 1 compared morphological awareness, reading, and spelling skills of 34 trained children with an untrained control group of 34 children matched for age, sex, and intelligence. All…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Spelling, Reading Skills, Morphology (Languages)
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Karcher, Michael J.; Davidson, Alice J.; Rhodes, Jean E.; Herrera, Carla – Applied Developmental Science, 2010
Cross-age peer mentoring programs, in which teenagers mentor younger children, have proliferated in recent years, yet there is disagreement about the effectiveness of such programs. This study tested whether teen mentors' attitudes about children interact with their mentees' characteristics to moderate outcomes of cross-age peer mentoring. The…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Influence, Adolescents, Children
Walsh, Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The primary purpose of this study is to examine the connection between parent involvement and autonomy support, as well as the combined construct of autonomy supportive parent involvement, with internalized mental health symptoms. A secondary purpose of this study is to determine how certain parent demographics relate to attitudes and behaviors…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Parent Participation, Mental Health, Child Behavior
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Sapouna, Maria – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2010
Collective efficacy, defined as informal social controls that operate under social norms of trust, is an emerging theoretical concept that has been applied to explain violence rates in neighborhoods, affiliation with deviant peers, partner violence, and adolescent delinquency. This study employed a multilevel design to examine the association…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Bullying, Victims of Crime, Secondary School Students
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