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Teixeira De Matos, Inês; Morgado, José – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
This paper addresses the participation of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in mainstream schools. There are different benefits for ASD students to be educated in an inclusive environment (Gena, 2006; Whitaker, 2004). They challenge the school community by presenting difficulties in essential domains for school activities (Chamberlain,…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Questionnaires
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Bear, George G.; Holst, Bruna; Lisboa, Carolina; Chen, Dandan; Yang, Chunyan; Chen, Fang Fang – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This study presents evidence of the validity and reliability of scores for the newly developed Brazilian Portuguese version of the Delaware School Climate Survey-Student (Brazilian DSCS-S). The sample consisted of 378 students, grades 5 through 9, attending four private and three public schools in southern Brazil. Confirmatory factor analyses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Scores
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Blevins, Brooke; LeCompte, Karon; Wells, Sunny – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2016
It is imperative that schools and communities give students opportunities to participate in active citizenship and prepare them with the important skills and dispositions needed to become informed citizens. Action civics is a promising practice that puts students at the heart of civics learning by providing them with the opportunity to learn about…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Student Participation, Student Research
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Al-Edwan, Zaid Suleiman – International Education Studies, 2016
The present study aimed at exploring the concepts of the security education in the textbooks of the national and civic education of the higher primary stage in Jordan. It adopted the descriptive analytical method. The study sample consisted of the textbooks of the national and civic education for the basic eighth, ninth and tenth grades. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Civics, Grade 8
Taneja, Anju – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Studies have shown an association between argumentative discourse in science class, better understanding of science concepts, and improved academic performance. However, there is lack of research on how argumentation can increase student motivation. This mixed methods concurrent nested study uses Bandura's construct of motivation and concepts of…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Student Motivation
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Cipriano, Christina; Barnes, Tia N.; Bertoli, Michelle C.; Flynn, Lisa M.; Rivers, Susan E. – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 2016
Students educated in self-contained special education classrooms and the teachers who serve them are in crisis. Self-contained classrooms are separate from general education classrooms and may be resource classrooms housed within general education schools or separate schools or districts serving primarily students with disabilities.…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Self Contained Classrooms, Teacher Collaboration, Paraprofessional School Personnel
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Shahbari, Juhaina; Daher, Wajeeh – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study came to characterize the features of mathematical models built by mathematics pre-service teachers for a model eliciting activity. Fourteen groups participated in building the models. We used a combination of deductive and inductive content analysis to characterize the pre-service teachers' elicited models, taking into account features…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematical Models, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Slate, John R.; Gray, Pamela L.; Jones, Brandolyn – Journal of Negro Education, 2016
In this investigation, the authors used Texas statewide data to determine the extent to which inequities were present in the assignment of disciplinary consequences for Black girls. Specifically examined were the assignment of in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, and disciplinary alternative education program placement to all Black,…
Descriptors: Discipline, African American Students, Females, Disproportionate Representation
Houston Independent School District, 2016
Each year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) offers a summer education program designed to assist students with a variety of instructional needs. The 2015 summer education program allowed students the opportunity to repeat required courses needed for promotion, to get ahead by taking required courses before the next school year, or to…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Acceleration (Education), Repetition, Required Courses
Houston Independent School District, 2016
Parent, school, and community engagement is widely established as a collaborative strategy to improve the school experience and educational outcomes for children and youth (Epstein & Sanders, 2006; SEDL, 2013; Weiss, Lopez, & Rosenberg, 2011; Barr & Saltmarsh, 2014). Consistent with this viewpoint, the Houston Independent School…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Districts
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Richmond, Ashley D.; Laursen, Brett; Stattin, Håkan – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
This study examined age-related changes in friend similarity on delinquency to determine whether deviant behavior homophily peaks during mid-adolescence. A community sample of 1,663 male and 1,826 female Swedish youth from Grade 5 (M = 11.21 years) to Grade 10 (M = 16.25 years) provided self-reports of delinquency. Friendships were identified from…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Adolescents, Grade 5, Grade 6
Frye, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The relationships that students have with their parents and peers permeate their lives both inside and outside of the classroom. The purpose of the present exploratory study is to assess (a) the psychometric quality of measures gauging the latent variables of adolescents' perceptions of their relatedness to both parents and peers and (b) the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Competence, Adolescent Attitudes, Parents
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Summersett-Ringgold, Faith C.; Li, Kaigang; Haynie, Denise L.; Iannotti, Ronald J. – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Socioeconomic status (SES) influences students' school perceptions and affects their performance, engagement, and personal beliefs. This study examined the effects of school population SES and school resources on the association between student SES and student perceptions. Methods: School liking, classmate social relationships, family…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Student Attitudes, School Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Rekkedal, Ann Mette – Deafness and Education International, 2015
This study investigates factors associated with the listening perception of classroom communication by students with hearing loss, based on the students' and their teachers' views. It also examines how students with different degrees of hearing loss may perceive their classmates. To explore the relationships between the factors Structural Equation…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Classroom Communication, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Miller, Paul; Kargin, Tevhide; Guldenoglu, Birkan – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2015
The central aim of this study was to clarify whether sign language (SL) nativeness is a significant factor in determining prelingually deaf individuals' reading skills and whether its contribution is modified by the reader's orthographic background. A second aim was to elucidate similarities and differences between native and nonnative signers in…
Descriptors: Deafness, Sign Language, Reading Skills, Correlation
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