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Hannah, Darren; Sinnema, Claire; Robinson, Viviane – Management in Education, 2019
The importance of trust in institutions in Japan is a common theme that emerges from literature on Japanese institutions. This article presents a problem-based methodology investigation into a Japanese educational institution, and how a Japanese educational leader deals with student incidents. A theory of action detailing strategies chosen in that…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Parent School Relationship, Trust (Psychology), Problem Based Learning
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Doerr-Stevens, Candance; Buckley-Marudas, Molly – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2019
Drawing on multimodal, sound-based data, this study examines how high school students harnessed elements of sound and music for multicultural learning within collaborative research and radio podcasting. Data were collected from a variety of sources, including field notes, final media projects, and audio and video footage of students' collaborative…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Racial Bias
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Burfitt, Joan – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
During the development of a test of multiple-choice items, cognitive interviews were conducted with students from lower secondary school. The purpose of these interviews was to confirm that the prospective respondents' interpretation of mathematics test items was consistent with the interpretation intended by the item writer. The conversations…
Descriptors: Interviews, Multiple Choice Tests, Mathematics Tests, Secondary School Students
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
"The Expanded Success Initiative: Challenges and Progress in the Pursuit of College and Career Readiness for Black and Latino Young Men" synthesizes findings from the Research Alliance's four-year evaluation of Expanded Success Initiative (ESI). This report, draws on hundreds of interviews and focus groups with ESI school leaders,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Stanley, Darrius; Chambers, Terah T. Venzant – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2018
Research on the merit of school tracking policies has long been at the center of heated educational debate. Unfortunately, while the trend in studies looking at tracking in schools has continued, the student perspective has been underutilized in much of this previous research. Recently, however, there has been a surge in research that focuses on…
Descriptors: African American Students, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
Weyand, Larkin; Goff, Brent; Newell, George – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
This study examines how instructional conversations revealed the ways two teachers' argumentative epistemologies (ideational and social process) shaped literacy events focused on the warranting of evidence. A microethnographic study of the literacy events within each teacher's respective instructional unit revealed that each teacher's epistemology…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Teaching Styles, Teaching Methods, Persuasive Discourse
Estrada, Peggy; Wang, Haiwen – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
Employing longitudinal, multisite comparative mixed-methods, we describe patterns of reclassifying and not reclassifying eligible English learner (EL) students to fluent English proficient, and we identify factors impeding and facilitating reclassification. Analyses of administrative data for 7 cohorts of students over 3 years in one district and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Classification, Criteria, Longitudinal Studies
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Baker, Sally – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
The lament that "students can't write" remains loud and defiant, even after years of research pointing to the myriad factors that make students' writing challenging, particularly when they move into university. This paper reports on a longitudinal, ethnographic study which explored students' writing "in transition," from…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Ethnography, Literacy, Writing Achievement
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Saputri, Affa Ardhi; Wilujeng, Insih – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2017
This research aims at revealing (1) the suitability of physics e-scaffolding teaching media with mathematical and image/diagrammatic representation, as well as (2) the effectiveness of the e-scaffolding teaching media with mathematical and image/diagrammatic representation to improve students' problem solving ability and scientific attitude. It is…
Descriptors: Physics, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Science Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Munawaroh – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2017
This research aims to explain the influence of teacher's teaching methods and learning environment to the learning achievement in class XI with the competency of accounting expertise to the subjects of craft and entrepreneurship, according to the students, the subject was very heavy and dull. The population in this research are students in class…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Environment, Multiple Regression Analysis, Academic Achievement
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Bertram, Christiane; Wagner, Wolfgang; Trautwein, Ulrich – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
The present study examined the effectiveness of the oral history approach with respect to students' historical competence. A total of 35 ninth-grade classes (N = 900) in Germany were randomly assigned to one of four conditions--live, video, text, or a (nontreated) control group--in a pretest, posttest, and follow-up design. Comparing the three…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Oral History, Interviews, Intervention
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Reingold, Matt – Social Studies, 2017
The following article presents data from a mixed-methods practitioner research study that focuses on understanding how Jewish secondary students learned about controversial topics in Israel's history and how these topics impacted their connection to the country. The responses that were provided by the students showed that the material forced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Jews, Secondary School Students
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Atienzo, Erika E.; Campero, Lourdes; Marín, Eréndira; González, Guillermo – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2017
In impoverished communities in Mexico, most adolescent mothers do not attend school; but typically, they become pregnant once they dropped out. Understanding the experiences of adolescents who have had a pregnancy and continue in school is complicated since few manage to do it. The goal of this study is to describe experiences within the family…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Mixed Methods Research, Poverty, Mothers
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Palma, Christopher; Plummer, Julia; Rubin, KeriAnn; Flarend, Alice; Ong, Yann Shiou; McDonald, Scott; Ghent, Chrysta; Gleason, Timothy; Furman, Tanya – Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, 2017
The nature of students' ideas about the scientific practices used by astronomers when studying objects in our Solar System is of widespread interest to discipline-based astronomy education researchers. A sample of middle-school, high-school, and college students (N = 42) in the U.S. were interviewed about how astronomers were able to learn about…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Scientists, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Oyoo, Samuel Ouma – Research in Science Education, 2017
Paul Leslie Gardner pioneered the study of student difficulties with everyday words presented in the science context (Gardner 1971); several similarly designed studies (e.g. Cassels and Johnstone 1985; Tao in "Research in Science Education," 24, 322-330, 1994; Farell and Ventura in "Language and Education," 12(4), 243-254,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Outcomes of Education, High School Students
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