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Mohanty, Atasi; Das, Swati Preeti – SAGE Open, 2015
The objective of the study was to examine the performance characteristics and differences between English and Oriya medium school children on various cognitive processing, reading, academic achievement, and teacher perception measures. The sample consists of 243 schoolchildren, 120 from Grade IV and 123 from Grade VII from three different schools…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Cognitive Processes, Language of Instruction, Academic Achievement
Miranda, Helena P.; Mokhtar, Christina; Tung, Rosann; Ward, Ray; French, Dan; McAlister, Sara; Marshall, Anne – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2014
This research study aims to better understand the diversity of experiences and backgrounds among Black and Latino male students in Boston Public Schools (BPS) by examining enrollment and outcomes of Black and Latino males relative to their female peers and their male peers from other racial backgrounds. Specifically, the authors designed this…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Males, Public Schools
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Murray, Nancy; Tietjen, Karen – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
From 2000 to 2011, the number of children out of school worldwide has decreased from 102 million to 57 million--a reduction of almost 50 percent (Millennium Development Goals Report, 2013). However, many children in developing countries do not complete primary or secondary cycles once they enroll; out of the 137 million children who entered first…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Dropout Rate, Elementary School Students
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Fitzpatrick, Maria D.; Lovenheim, Michael F. – Education Next, 2014
As public budgets have grown tighter over the past decade, states and school districts have sought ways to control the growth of spending. One increasingly common strategy employed to rein in costs is to offer experienced teachers with high salaries financial incentives to retire early. Although early retirement incentive (ERI) programs have been…
Descriptors: Teacher Retirement, Teacher Employment Benefits, Educational Finance, Incentives
Winters, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2014
The significant growth of charter schools in the United States has brought both praise for the excellent results achieved by some schools and criticism that charter schools may not be serving the most disadvantaged students. In New York City and elsewhere, a significantly smaller proportion of students enrolled in charter schools are classified as…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, English Language Learners, Classification, Public Schools
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Maxwell, Bronwen; Connolly, Paul; Demack, Sean; O'Hare, Liam; Stevens, Anna; Clague, Lucy – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
The "TextNow" Transition Programme, developed by national charity Unitas, is a reading for pleasure literacy programme with one to one sessions with a volunteer coach occurring 20 minutes a day each weekday. This occurs at two time points: in Year Six, the final year of primary school for five weeks in the second half of the summer term;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recreational Reading, Reading Programs, Coaching (Performance)
Bayer, Amanda; Grossman, Jean Baldwin; DuBois, David L. – MDRC, 2013
Previous research suggests that school-based mentoring programs like those offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) yield small but statistically significant improvements in the academic performance of mentored students and in their beliefs in their own scholastic efficacy. The present study uses data from a randomized control trial…
Descriptors: Mentors, Volunteers, Disadvantaged Youth, Youth Programs
Gallová, Mária, Ed.; Guncaga, Ján, Ed.; Chanasová, Zuzana, Ed.; Chovancová, Michaela Moldová, Ed. – Online Submission, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this scientific monograph is to show new and creative approaches to different school subjects in primary and secondary level. Methodology: Interdisciplinary and international comparative approaches were used. Now according to the 7th Framework Program, the preferred form of Science Education ( is preferred…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intellectual Disciplines, Comparative Analysis
Nyeste, Lenora Jane – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In 2008, a large southeastern school district was awarded an $8.5 million Safe School/Healthy Students (1999) federal grant. The grant, titled Success for All Students (SFAS) (2008) was a collaborative effort between the school district and county commissioners with the shared goal of increasing student achievement and healthy development by…
Descriptors: Truancy, School Districts, Intervention, Attendance
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Gage, Nicholas A.; Sugai, George; Lewis, Timothy J. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Turning around chronically low-performing schools requires a multifaceted school-wide, systematic effort that includes strong leadership and data-based decision making. School-wide efforts to turn-around low-performing schools should address the academic, social, and behavioral needs of all students. One evidence-based, systematic school-wide…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Positive Behavior Supports, School Turnaround, Educational Environment
Smithers, Alan – Sutton Trust, 2013
Understanding how well English education performs compared with other countries is a valuable exercise, particularly because the information can help England and other countries learn from successful systems. The most recent international league tables of pupil performance differ considerably. England languishes well down the list in PISA 2009,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, National Competency Tests, Classification
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Klapproth, Florian; Schaltz, Paule – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
If teachers knew in advance whether their students are at risk of school failure, they would have the opportunity to supply these students with additional or special instruction. In Luxembourg, the likelihood of failure in school is particularly high. Taking this result into account, this paper deals with the identification of variables of primary…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Academic Failure, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Péter-Szarka, Szilvia – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Motivation to learn foreign languages is a significant determinant of successful language acquisition. The subject has been widely researched in the past, and since the early 1990s a great deal of empirical research related to the classroom environment has been proposed to expand theory into everyday classroom practice. I present an empirical,…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Correlation, Comparative Analysis
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Kramer, John R. – Texas Music Education Research, 2012
Classical guitar ensembles are increasing in the United States as popular alternatives to band, choir, and orchestra. Classical guitar ensembles are offered at many middle and high schools as fine arts electives as one of the only options for classical guitarists to participate in ensembles. The purpose of this study was to explore the development…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Classical Music, Music Education, Self Concept
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Blatchford, Peter; Bassett, Paul; Brown, Penelope – Learning and Instruction, 2011
It is widely recognized that we need to know more about effects of class size on classroom interactions and pupil behavior. This paper extends research by comparing effects on pupil classroom engagement and teacher-pupil interaction, and examining if effects vary by pupil attainment level and between primary and secondary schools. Systematic…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Class Size, Interaction, Learner Engagement
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