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Shell, Madelynn D.; Gazelle, Heidi; Faldowski, Richard A. – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Consistent with a Diathesis × Stress model, it was hypothesized that anxious solitude (individual vulnerability) and the middle school transition (environmental stress) would jointly predict peer exclusion and victimization trajectories. Youth (N = 688) were followed from 3rd through 7th grade, with the middle school transition in 6th grade.…
Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Anxiety, Stress Variables, Elementary School Students
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Fischer, Natalie; Theis, Désirée – Developmental Psychology, 2014
School motivation and attachment typically decline after the transition to middle school. According to the stage-environment fit approach, extracurricular activities are supposed to promote motivation. However, research has shown that the effects depend on the quality of the activities, which usually is measured by assessing students' individual…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, School Attitudes, Goal Orientation
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Roy, Amanda L.; McCoy, Dana Charles; Raver, C. Cybele – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Prior research has found that higher residential mobility is associated with increased risk for children's academic and behavioral difficulty. In contrast, evaluations of experimental housing mobility interventions have shown moving from high poverty to low poverty neighborhoods to be beneficial for children's outcomes. This study merges these…
Descriptors: Poverty, Mobility, Place of Residence, At Risk Persons
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Chen, Xinyin; Wang, Li; Li, Dan; Liu, Junsheng – Developmental Psychology, 2014
This study examined loneliness and its associations with social functioning in children across different historical times and contexts in China. We collected data from urban and rural groups of school-age children (N = 2,588; M age = 10 years) using self-reports and peer assessments. The results indicated that children in 2002 and 2005 urban…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Social Development, Children
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Haltigan, John D.; Vaillancourt, Tracy – Developmental Psychology, 2014
The joint development of trajectories of bullying perpetration and peer victimization from Grade 5 to Grade 8 and concurrent and predictive associations with parent- and child-reported symptoms of psychopathology (anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and somatization) were examined in a large sample (N = 695) of Canadian…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Pae, Holly; Freeman, Greta G.; Wash, Pamela D. – AILACTE Journal, 2014
Teacher preparation programs face great challenges in ensuring their graduates are prepared for the demands of today's classrooms. The authors explore how teacher accountability has evolved based upon federal legislation leading to adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Recognizing that future teachers will be held accountable for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, State Standards
Dougherty, Chrys – ACT, Inc., 2014
Educators and policymakers have set a goal that all students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. A substantial body of research supports the idea that the path to college and career readiness begins well before middle and high school. In an earlier policy report, ACT examined the percentage of academically far off track…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, At Risk Students, Grade 4
Valentine, Keri Duncan; Kopcha, Theodore J. – Online Submission, 2014
This paper shares findings from a post-intentional phenomenological study aimed at understanding learners' experience investigating space and dimension concepts in a fifth and sixth grade mathematics class. Findings indicate experiences in this study manifest as an ontological "trying-on" of geometric dimensions (e.g., through sight,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Experience, Grade 5, Grade 6
Çinar, Derya; Bayraktar, Sule – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of Argumentation Based Science Teaching on 5th grade students' conceptual understanding of the subjects related to "Matter and Change". This research is a qualitative research and its design is a multiple (compare) case study. In this study, semi-structured interviews related to the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Persuasive Discourse, Grade 5
Arikan, Arda; Soydan, Elif; Isler, Özlem – Online Submission, 2014
This study aims to analyze two coursebooks, namely, "Texture of English 4" and "My English 5" on the basis of to what extent the activities and tasks included reflect the intelligent types proposed by multiple intelligences theory. Taking the general characteristics of the intelligences into account, a checklist has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Textbooks
Bozdogan, Aykut Emre; Günaydin, Esra; Okur, Alperen – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of the study is to explore the academic achievement and performance tasks of students studying in a regional primary boarding school in science course with regard to different variables. The study was carried out via survey method and total 96 students, 57 of them boarding students and 39 of them non-boarding students studying in the 5th,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Boarding Schools, Science Instruction, Surveys
Saranli, Adile Gülsah; Metin, Emine Nilgün – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this research is investigating effects of the SENG (Social Emotional Needs of Gifted Children) Parent Education Model on gifted children and their parents. The participants of this study were parents of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade gifted children attending Yasemin Karakaya Science and Art Center in Ankara, Turkey and the children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Parents, Academically Gifted
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Gwynne, Julia A.; Moore, Paul; de la Torre, Marisa – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
There is a very large population of students who struggle with the transition from the middle grades to high school, raising concerns that high school failures are partially a function of poor middle grade preparation. As a result, middle grade practitioners are grappling with questions about what skills students need to succeed in high school,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Readiness, Academic Failure, Middle School Teachers
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Gwynne, Julia A.; Moore, Paul; de La Torre, Marisa – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
Preparation for college and careers begins when students are young, yet, it can be difficult for middle grade educators to know how best to prepare these students for future success. Middle grade practitioners need to know what to pay attention to and who needs additional support. Without knowing how to identify students who are on-track for high…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Urban Schools, College Preparation, At Risk Students
Whitehurst, Grover J.; Chingos, Matthew M.; Lindquist, Katharine M. – Brookings Institution, 2014
The evidence is clear: better teachers improve student outcomes, ranging from test scores to college attendance rates to career earnings. Federal policy has begun to catch up with these findings in its recent shift from an effort to ensure that all teachers have traditional credentials to policies intended to incentivize states to evaluate and…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Observation, Teacher Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
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