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Kusmaryono, Imam; Suyitno, Hardi; Dwijanto, Dwijanto; Dwidayati, Nurkaromah – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study applied mixed methods with concurrent triangulation design that combines quantitative and qualitative research method in a balanced manner and convergence. Population in this study was as 188 students of 8th grade in a state junior high school in Semarang City, Indonesia. By using purposive sampling technique, 60 students were selected…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Junior High School Students, Student Characteristics, Mathematics Skills
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Reilly, David; Neumann, David L.; Andrews, Glenda – Research in Science Education, 2019
The underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related fields remains a concern for educators and the scientific community. Gender differences in mathematics and science achievement play a role, in conjunction with attitudes and self-efficacy beliefs. We report results from the 2011 Trends in…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Mathematics Achievement
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Benek, Ibrahim; Akcay, Behiye – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2019
The aim of this study is to develop a valid and reliable attitude scale that could measure secondary school students' attitudes towards the Science-Technology-Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This study was conducted in 2017-2018 academic year with 2500 secondary school students studying in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades from fifteen (15)…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Test Reliability
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Bell, Perry J.; White, Gwyne W.; Hatchimonji, Danielle R.; Stepney, Cesalie T.; Linsky, Arielle V.; Vaid, Esha; Elias, Maurice J. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Many Latino students miss opportunities to develop their full potential in U.S. schools. Increasing attention is being paid to the malleable, nonacademic, factors that can affect student learning. The current study sought to evaluate the impact of school climate on Language Arts grade for Latino students in a large, low-income, urban middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Hispanic American Students, Educational Environment, Language Arts
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Akbas, Elif Ertem; Cancan, Murat; Kiliç, Esra – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present study aimed to examine an effective mathematics teacher's qualifications from the perspectives of secondary school students. The study was a qualitative one carried out with the descriptive model. The study was carried out with 40 students from all the four class grades of a secondary school (10 students from each class grade) in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Sözer, Mehmet Akif – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this research is to determine effective teacher immediacy behaviors based on students' perceptions. The research is designed within descriptive survey model. The sample of this study was formed of via random sampling method, which covers 382 students from 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade from elementary schools. "Teacher Immediacy…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Hill, Julie C.; Graber, Julia A.; Jean-Baptiste, Esther; Johnson, Kelly J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Adolescents' attitudes predict sexual behavior; therefore, attitudes are targeted in sexually transmitted infection (STI) and pregnancy prevention programs. However, attitudes and behaviors do not always align. Young adolescents who have had penile vaginal intercourse (PVI) and have attitudes supportive of PVI have two risk factors for future…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Rural Areas, Adolescent Attitudes, Prediction
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Lee, Eunsang; Kwon, Hyuksoo – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
One distinguishing feature in terms of national curriculum revisions is the emphasis on invention education in the subject of technology. This study investigates how South Korean middle school students perceive inventors. A manufactured tool for testing and a checklist for evaluating images of inventors were created to assess drawings of 115 8th…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Intellectual Property
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Wiggan, Greg; Watson-Vandiver, Marcia J. – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
Despite decades of education reform, the US school curricula remain virtually unchanged. Multi-billion dollar initiatives such as "No Child Left Behind," "Common Core State Standards," "Race to the Top," and "Every Student Succeeds Act" have not resulted in significant academic gains or curricula change. The…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Student Attitudes, High Achievement, Multicultural Education
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Luo, Tian; Wang, Jian; Liu, Xiufeng; Zhou, Jiangping – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to develop a scale to measure students' STEM continuing motivation (CM). In accordance with the conceptualisation of CM by Maehr (1976. Continuing motivation: An analysis of a seldom considered educational outcome. "Review of Educational Research," 46(3), 443-462. doi:10.3102/00346543046003443), we define STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Motivation, Measures (Individuals), Grade 7
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Simonton, Kelly L.; Mercier, Kevin; Garn, Alex C. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: The use of fitness tests in physical education (PE) receives extensive scrutiny and represents one of the most fiercely debated topics in PE research. Fitness test proponents often provide unwavering support citing their positive long-term benefits while critics underscore the corrosive long-term pitfalls associated with their use in…
Descriptors: Tests, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Physical Education
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Scott-Webber, Lennie; Konyndyk, Roger; Denison, Marilyn – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
New evidence builds upon the Student Engagement IndexTM and Teacher Engagement IndexTM research (Scott-Webber, Konyndyk, & French, 2019; Scott-Webber, Konyndyk, French, & French, 2018; Scott-Webber, Konyndyk, French, Lembke, & Kinney, 2017) determining post-occupancy answers to, "Can we demonstrate that the design of the built…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Physical Environment, School Buildings, Educational Facilities Design
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Raymo, Lea Ann; Somers, Cheryl L.; Partridge, Robert T. – School Mental Health, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine intrapersonal and contextual variables in relation to test anxiety among adolescents. Participants (n = 297) were students (male = 165; female = 132) in grades seven (n = 120) and eight (n = 177) from a public, suburban, middle school in the Midwest. All seventh and eighth graders at the participating…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Middle School Students, Adolescents, Grade 7
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Tirre, Frederike; Kampschulte, Lorenz; Thoma, Gun-Brit; Höffler, Tim; Parchmann, Ilka – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: This article describes the design and the evaluation of a student lab program on the topic of nanoscience and technology (NST), mainly focusing on Nanoscience and its applications. The program was designed for students in grades 8-10 and was part of a larger outreach program of the Collaborative Research Center 'Function by Switching'…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Design, Science Laboratories, Intervention
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Wu, Lili; Ma, Xiao; Shi, Yutong; Tao, Shasha; Yu, Yong; Wang, Sijia; Luo, Liang; Xin, Tao; Li, Youfa – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: To summarize the framework and development procedure of the China National Assessment of Education Quality - Physical Education & Health in 2015 (CNAEQ-PEH 2015), an authoritative and evidence-based national surveillance protocol developed by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China for Grade 4 and Grade 8 students.…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Quality, Physical Education, Grade 4
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