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Richards, Maryse H.; Sanderson, Rebecca Cornelli; Celio, Christine I.; Grant, Jane E.; Choi, Inhe; George, Christine C.; Deane, Kyle – Journal of Experiential Education, 2013
Over the past few decades, service-learning has surged in popularity. Although most programs are implemented in high school and college classrooms, service-learning has the potential for great impact in middle school. The present article evaluates a pilot service-learning program for fifth- and seventh-grade (N = 86) children in a large, urban,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Age Differences
Merrill, Carolyn Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to determine the impact of the year-round education school calendar on the standardized test performance of fifth grade African American students, as measured by the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) in reading. The ISAT reading scores from two year-round education (YRE)…
Descriptors: Year Round Schools, Grade 5, African American Students, Reading Achievement
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Massetti, Greta M.; Crean, Hugh; Johnson, Deborah; DuBois, David; Ji, Peter – Journal of Research in Character Education, 2009
Interventions that aim to promote social competence, reduce problem behavior, and improve school climate are common at all levels of schooling. This whole-school focus, coupled with researchers' concerns about contamination or spillover effects in evaluations that randomly assign classrooms or students to conditions, as well as advances in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Recruitment, Interpersonal Competence
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Hawkes, Mark – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2007
Using collaborative critical reflection as an index, this study examines the asynchronous and face-to-face discourse of 28 suburban Chicago elementary teachers developing problem based learning (PBL) curriculum. Statistical analysis of the corpus produced by the 2 mediums shows that the asynchronous online network emerges as the medium of choice…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Curriculum Design, Online Courses, Problem Based Learning