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Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2019
Teaching stand-alone grammar lessons is not as beneficial as instructors think if they want their students to learn how to write. If teachers truly want their students to become better at writing grammatically correct papers they will provide practice in writing, lots of practice. It is only through the practice of writing can students improve…
Descriptors: Grammar, Writing (Composition), English Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Lawrence, A. S. Arul; Saileella, K. – Online Submission, 2019
This survey study aims to find out the self-regulation of higher secondary students in relation to achievement in mathematics. A sample of 300 first year higher secondary students studying during the academic year 2018-19 was selected by using simple random sampling technique from Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu. Data were collected with the help…
Descriptors: Self Management, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
Gordon Wolf, Melissa; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael – Grantee Submission, 2019
This paper presents a framework for choosing between 4-and 6-point response options for use with online surveys. Using data that have both 4- and 6-point Likert-type items, we compare correlations, fit of factor analytic models, and several different reliability estimates as a way of identifying if there is empirical support for choosing a…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Item Response Theory, Test Items, Goodness of Fit
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Licardo, Marta – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the quality of instruction among professionals who implement additional professional support for students with special needs in Slovenia, with a focus on methods for learning to learn. A total of 1863 professionals with various job positions participated in the study. The results revealed that seven groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Academic Support Services, Special Needs Students
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Webster, Rob; Blatchford, Peter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This paper reports on results from a descriptive study of the nature and quality of the day-to-day educational experiences of 49 13-14 year olds with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND). All pupils had either an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a Statement, and attended in mainstream secondary school in England. Pupils…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Teaching Assistants
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Gage, Nicholas A.; Grasley-Boy, Nicolette; Peshak George, Heather; Childs, Karen; Kincaid, Don – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2019
School discipline continues to be a challenge for schools, resulting in loss of instructional time for both teachers and students. With respect to discipline actions, school suspension is one of the most widely used, yet research continues to demonstrate an empirical link between receipt of suspension and poor student outcomes, including increased…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Discipline, Outcomes of Treatment
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Murray, Aja Louise; Booth, Tom; Eisner, Manuel; Auyeung, Bonnie; Murray, George; Ribeaud, Denis – Developmental Science, 2019
Previous studies have hinted at sex differences in developmental trajectories in ADHD symptoms; however, little is known about the nature or cause of these differences and their implications for clinical practice. We used growth mixture modelling in a community-ascertained cohort of n = 1,571 participants to study sex differences in ADHD symptom…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Gender Differences, Conceptual Tempo
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Gere, Anne Ruggles; Limlamai, Naitnaphit; Wilson, Emily; MacDougall Saylor, Kate; Pugh, Raymond – Written Communication, 2019
This systematic review of 46 published articles investigates the constructs employed and the meanings assigned to writing in writing-to-learn assignments given to students in science courses. Using components of assignments associated with the greatest learning gains--meaning making, clear expectations, interactive writing processes, and…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Science Instruction, Metacognition, Writing Processes
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Ma, Cecilia M. S.; Shek, Daniel T. L. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objective: The present study explored the outcomes of a positive youth development (PYD) program entitled "Project P.A.T.H.S." based on a total of 12,281 Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. Method: To understand the impact of this program, the study assessed the changes in developmental outcomes using a single group pretest and posttest…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Program Descriptions, Asians, Pretests Posttests
Jung, Jae Yup; Young, Marie – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
This mixed methods study investigated the occupational/career decision-making processes of intellectually gifted adolescents from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. In the first phase, interview data from 26 Australian adolescents, who were simultaneously intellectually gifted and of low socioeconomic status background, were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration, Academically Gifted, Adolescents
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Fisher, Jennifer – Art Education, 2019
In this study, the author seeks to determine the training, preparation, and confidence of secondary art teachers in working with their high-ability visual artists (HAVAs). HAVAs are identified as students who exhibit behaviors or produce artworks that display a visual artistic aptitude considered well above average for their peer group. The…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Academically Gifted, Secondary School Students, Art
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Martin, Monica J.; Conger, Rand D.; Robins, Richard W. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
The present study examines the influence of economic and family stress processes on change in drug and alcohol use in a cohort of 478 Mexican American youth (50.8% female) followed longitudinally beginning in Grade 5 when the youth averaged 10.4 years of age. Adolescents, their mothers (median age 36 at Grade 5), and their fathers (median age 39…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Preadolescents
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Viciana, Jesús; Mayorga-Vega, Daniel; Parra-Saldías, Maribel – European Physical Education Review, 2019
All Latin-American countries are affected by the lack of physical activity and its consequences on youth. Chile's population has shown troublingly low levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. This is the first study using objectively measured physical activity levels in Chilean adolescents. The objectives were to compare the compliance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Physical Activity Level
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Yong, Su Ting; Gates, Peter; Chan, Andy Tak-Yee – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2019
This article explores the potential use metacognitive skills learned in computer games to teach mathematics. This study explored the similarities and differences in the learning of metacognitive skills between computer games and mathematics education. A mixed-methods approach was employed in which a quantitative survey (students, n=174) and a…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Computer Games
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Cardinot, Adriana; Fairfield, Jessamyn A. – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2019
In this research article, the authors developed a novel astronomy board game and examined how this approach could facilitate the learning and teaching of astronomy topics covered in the new Irish Science Syllabus. A total of 119 post-primary students took part in the pilot trial across Ireland. Data was collected via feedback questionnaires,…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Learner Engagement, Physics, Astronomy
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