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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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Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Durksen, Tracy L.; Burns, Emma C.; Bostwick, Keiko C. P.; Tarbetsky, Ana L. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This review explores predictors and consequences of students' growth goals and growth mindset in school with particular emphasis on how correlational statistical methods can be applied to illuminate key issues and implications. Study 1 used cross-sectional data and employed structural equation modelling (SEM) to investigate the role of growth…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Educational Objectives, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
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Duraisingh, Liz Dawes; Sheya, Sarah; Kane, Emi – Global Education Review, 2018
How should educators teach about one of the most complex and pressing issues of our times? This paper presents an empirically-grounded framework to help educators understand the opportunities and challenges of engaging youth around the topic of migration, including migration involving refugees. It stresses the importance of inviting youth to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Public Policy, Immigration, Refugees
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Livni-Alcasid, Gur A.; Haskel-Ittah, Michal; Yarden, Anat – Education Sciences, 2018
In genetics education, symbols are used for alleles to visualize them and to explain probabilities of progeny and inheritance paradigms. In this study, we identified symbol systems used in genetics textbooks and the justifications provided for changes in the symbol systems. Moreover, we wanted to understand how students justify the use of…
Descriptors: Genetics, Science Instruction, Grade 9, Problem Solving
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Gray, Lucinda; Lewis, Laurie – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report is based on the 2016-17 survey "Career and Technical Education Programs in Public School Districts" and provides nationally representative data on career and technical education (CTE) programs. The survey defines a CTE program as a sequence of courses at the high school level that provides students with the academic and…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Public Schools, School Districts, Sequential Approach
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Zakai, Sivan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
This "think-aloud" study examines how a group of American Jewish teenagers read historical documents that addressed what it has meant over time to be American and/or Jewish. It demonstrates that students use a variety of sense-making strategies as they read about the past, many of which fall beyond the boundaries of critical historical…
Descriptors: Jews, Adolescents, History Instruction, Documentation
Cass, Oren – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2018
America's education system, from kindergarten through the state university, is designed to produce college graduates. Those who stop short of at least a community-college diploma are widely regarded as failures, or at least victims of a failed system. Yet most Americans fall into this category, and current trends offer little hope for improvement.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, College Attendance, Dropouts
Morsy, Somaia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examines teachers' and students' self-efficacy in the US and Egyptian context. More specifically, the study examines teachers' and students' self-efficacy in twelve classrooms; six in the US and six in Egypt. The research questions are formulated in order to understand the relationship between students' self-efficacy, their perceptions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Self Efficacy, Gender Differences
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Greene, Stuart; Burke, Kevin J.; McKenna, Maria K. – Review of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of this review is to expand understanding of the ways culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse youth have begun to reimagine urban and rural spaces using digital storytelling and photovoice, two methods that often fall under the broad field of youth participatory action research. To explain the conditions under which these methods…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Photography, Social Action, Citizen Participation
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Chu, Tsz Lun; Zhang, Tao – European Physical Education Review, 2018
The purpose of this study was to conduct a literature review on the motivational processes in a Sport Education curriculum model among high school-aged students using self-determination theory and achievement goal theory as theoretical frameworks. Literature for analysis was searched through electronic databases including Academic Research…
Descriptors: High School Students, Physical Education, Student Motivation, Athletics
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Xiao, Jing Jian; Newman, Barbara M.; Chu, Bie-shuein – Youth & Society, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with career preparation of high school students in four countries: China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. The human bioecological theory was used as a framework to examine personal, process, and context factors associated with career preparation of the adolescents. Data were…
Descriptors: High School Students, Career Readiness, Foreign Countries, Grade 10
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Stabler, Albert – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
A primary function of schooling is to impart moral discipline, and art education distills this role to its core imperative of mandated pleasure, summarised by Jacques Lacan as the 'will to enjoy'. This manifests in the insistence that, despite producing similar outcomes, students come to recognise themselves as unique and creative. In the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Moral Values, Foreign Countries, Artists
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Sikkink, David; Schwarz, Jonathan D. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
This article investigates whether parents in the United States and Canada send their children to schools that are similar to the schools they attended. Intergenerational continuity in the type of high school attended may be generated by social status or religious socialization concerns, or simply through familiarity, identity, and network ties…
Descriptors: Parent Student Relationship, Enrollment, High Schools, Foreign Countries
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Tennant, Rachel; Li, Chieh; Kruger, Louis; Leite, Soraia – Higher Education Studies, 2018
This study investigated the perceived sources of support and stress of Brazilian immigrant adolescents living in the United States. The sample was comprised of 62 Brazilian immigrant adolescents between the ages of 14 and 19 (M = 16.55, SD = 1.31). The study also explored how these individuals cope with stress and how they help their friends.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Freehand Drawing, Coping, Stress Variables
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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