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Uzun, Naim; Gilbertson, Kenneth L.; Keles, Ozgul; Ratinen, Ilkka – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable "Environmental Attitude Scale" (EAS) for secondary school (5th, 8th grade), high school (11th) and undergraduate college students. The reliability and validity studies of the scale were carried out in three different countries (Finland, USA and Turkey). The sampling size was…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Barreiro, Alicia; Arsenio, William F.; Wainryb, Cecilia – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study examined how Argentine adolescents' judgments about the fairness of their society are related to their perceptions of actual and ideal societal wealth distribution, just world beliefs, and trust in political institutions. Six hundred ninety-nine Argentine adolescents from three age groups (12-14 years, 15-16 years, and 17-18 years) in…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Student Attitudes, High School Students, Socioeconomic Status
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Shaakumeni, Simson N.; Csapó, Beno – Science Education International, 2019
The purpose of this study was to validate a new questionnaire for assessing students' beliefs about the nature of science (BANOS). Existing instruments have limitations in terms of psychometric validity. A new questionnaire termed "BANOS" was developed to address such limitations. The BANOS is based on dimensions of the nature of science…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Questionnaires, Test Validity, Student Attitudes
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Ahmed, Sumaya A.; Dakhiel, Maysoon A. – English Language Teaching, 2019
The present study aimed to identify the effectiveness of learner-centered teaching in modifying attitude towards EFL and developing academic self-motivation. The sample consisted of (35) 12th grade students (in one of the high schools of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for the academic year 2017/2018). To achieve the study objectives, a training program…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Cooperative Learning
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Kisoglu, Mustafa – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine motivation of science high school students towards learning biology and their attitude towards biology lessons. The sample of the study consists of 564 high school students (308 females, 256 males) studying at two science high schools in Aksaray, Turkey. In the study, the relational scanning method, which is…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation
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Cacciamani, Stefano; Villani, Daniela; Bonanomi, Andrea; Carissoli, Claudia; Olivari, Maria Giulia; Morganti, Laura; Riva, Giuseppe; Confalonieri, Emanuela – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
To maximize the advantages of the tablet personal computer (TPC) at school, this technology needs to be accepted by students as new tool for learning. With reference to the Technology Acceptance Model and the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology, the aims of this study were (a) to analyze factors influencing high school students'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Schall-Leckrone, Laura – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This qualitative research study examined the extent to which novice and student teachers drew upon pre-service preparation to use scaffolding practices identified in the literature as supportive of bilingual learners' (EBs') acquisition of academic content. Data sources included videotaped class observations, lesson plans and teaching materials,…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Qualitative Research, Beginning Teachers, Student Teachers
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Kösker, Nilüfer; Özgen, Nurettin – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2018
The current study investigated the multiculturality attitudes of high school students using the Multiculturality Attitude Scale. The determination of the dynamics affecting students' multiculturality attitudes will provide opportunities for reconstructing the educational settings accordingly. The sample of the study was 2237 students from 24 high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Student Attitudes
MDRC, 2018
Career pathways models are an increasingly popular approach to engaging high school students and equipping them with the academic, technical, and "soft" skills they need to succeed in postsecondary education and careers. When linked with local labor market needs, career pathways models can also create a talent pipeline for local…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Awareness, High School Students, College Readiness
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Kabadayi, Fedai; Sari, Serkan V. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
This study examined the role of resilience in the lives of cyberbullying perpetrators and their victims. Turkish adolescents (n = 444; 245 girls, 55.2%, and 199 boys, 44.8%) 15-19 years of age (mean age of 16.58 years, SD = 0.789) were recruited from different high schools. The participants completed the Cyberbullying Scale (Aricak, Kinay, &…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Bullying, Computer Security, Victims
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Eksi, Gonca Yangin; Yesilyurt, Yusuf Emre – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
Turkey has launched a large national initiative to integrate information and communication technologies in education. FATIH project, valued at 8 billion$ and with tablet computers for every student from grade 5 to 12, interactive white boards and internet connection in every class, is often defined as ambitious, massive, grandiose and high-tech.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Çenberci, Selin; Yavuz, Ayse – World Journal of Education, 2018
Instructional Technologies and Material Design (ITMD) lesson is a tool that enables Mathematics teacher candidates to design materials for contributing to lasting learning of their students, and use them most effectively. This lesson helps students to activate their creative thinking skills, increase their courage and self-confidence, find…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology, Material Development
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Rogers, Maria A.; Hickey, Andrea Jane; Wiener, Judith; Heath, Nancy; Noble, Rick – Learning Environments Research, 2018
Parental involvement in children's learning has been found to influence academic success. However, very few tools exist for measuring parental involvement, particularly ones that target adolescents' self-report. The present study assessed the factor structure, reliability and convergent validity of a new scale to assess adolescents' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Parent Participation, Adolescents, Factor Structure
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Shamah, Devora; MacTavish, Katherine A. – Youth & Society, 2018
Purpose is a concept receiving increasing attention in the developmental sciences. Making sense of your place in the world and finding meaning--a process fundamental to purpose--support positive development in adolescence and beyond. Using traditional ethnographic strategies, this article examines the development of purpose among a small group of…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Rural Areas, Ethnography, Social Influences
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Çimer, Atilla; Aydin, Özhan – International Education Studies, 2018
The study aims to develop a scale to assess high school students' attitudes toward sustainable development. For this purpose, 90 Likert-type scale items pertaining to attitudes were initially developed based on existing literature. Further consultations with experts led to a reduction of the item count to 60, followed by a further reduction to 40…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Factor Analysis
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