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Baye, Ariane; Inns, Amanda; Lake, Cynthia; Slavin, Robert E. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
Recent initiatives in the United States and United Kingdom have added greatly to the amount and quality of research on the effectiveness of secondary reading programs, especially programs for struggling readers. In this review of the experimental research on secondary reading programs, the authors focused on 69 studies that used random assignment…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Small Group Instruction
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Whittle, Rachael Jayne; Benson, Amanda Clare; Telford, Amanda – Curriculum Journal, 2017
Senior secondary physical education courses for certification continue to attract increasing student enrolments amidst international concerns for the state and status of physical education in schools. Curricula analysis of senior secondary physical education has typically focussed on courses in local contexts. This review aims to contribute to the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Enrollment
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Williams, Andy; Wainwright, Nalda – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: In recent years increasing attention has been given to models-based approaches to physical education as a way of promoting standards and particular types of learning through better alignment of teacher planning and delivery with pupil learning and achievement. However, little attention has been given to the specific contribution a…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Academic Achievement, Individual Development
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Maynard, Brandy R.; Kremer, Kristen P.; Polanin, Joshua R.; Vaughn, Michael G.; Sarteschi, Christine M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Over the past two decades, the number and types of after-school programs (ASPs) have increased substantially as a result of increased federal and private spending and because ASPs are perceived to provide wide-ranging and far-reaching benefits to students, families, schools and the public. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis is…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Attendance, Student Behavior, Primary Education
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Jeynes, William H. – Urban Education, 2015
A meta-analysis was undertaken, including 66 studies, to determine the relationship between father involvement and the educational outcomes of urban school children. Statistical analyses were done to determine the overall impact and specific components of father involvement. The possible differing effects of paternal involvement by race were also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis, Fathers, Parent Participation
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Lam, Shui-fong; Jimerson, Shane; Wong, Bernard P. H.; Kikas, Eve; Shin, Hyeonsook; Veiga, Feliciano H.; Hatzichristou, Chryse; Polychroni, Fotini; Cefai, Carmel; Negovan, Valeria; Stanculescu, Elena; Yang, Hongfei; Liu, Yi; Basnett, Julie; Duck, Robert; Farrell, Peter; Nelson, Brett; Zollneritsch, Josef – School Psychology Quarterly, 2014
The objective of the present study was to develop a scale that is appropriate for use internationally to measure affective, behavioral, and cognitive dimensions of student engagement. Psychometric properties of this scale were examined with data of 3,420 students (7th, 8th, and 9th grade) from 12 countries (Austria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Estonia,…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Psychometrics
Afitska, Oksana – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2014
A considerable number of studies on formative teacher assessment and feedback, learner self- and peer-assessment have been carried out in the field of Language Testing and Assessment (LTA) research over the last two decades. These studies investigated the above mentioned concepts from different perspectives (impact of assessment on learning,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Peer Evaluation
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Hughes, Laura A.; Banks, Pauline; Terras, Melody M. – Support for Learning, 2013
Successful transition from primary to secondary school is important for psychosocial well-being. Children with special educational needs (SEN) may face additional complexities at transition, although the impact of this process on children's psychosocial adjustment has been underexplored. The article aims to review systematically the literature…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Well Being, Student Adjustment, Educational Needs
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White, Emelia L.; Harrison, Timothy G. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2012
This is a review of literature pertaining to UK secondary school students, their uptake of science at higher levels and their consideration of careers as scientists. As with all countries, the continued uptake of sufficient numbers of science at all levels is in the UK's interest. Unfortunately too many UK secondary students see science as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Science Education, Science Careers
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Proctor, Helen – Australian Educational Researcher, 2008
This article uses data from the Australian Censuses of 1976 and 2001 to measure the extent to which the children of school teachers participated in the middle class shift from public to non-government secondary schooling of the closing decades of the last century. It builds on recent work by Craig Campbell and Geoffrey Sherington on the history of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Census Figures, Data Analysis, Parents
Jones, Susan; Myhill, Debra – Canadian Journal of Education, 2007
Set in the context of international concerns about boys' achievements in writing, this article presents research that explores gender differences or similarities in linguistic competence in writing. Drawing on the results of a large-scale analysis of the linguistic characteristics of secondary-aged writers, we outline gender difference in the…
Descriptors: Linguistic Competence, Gender Differences, Writing (Composition), Males
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Kehily, Mary Jane; Pattman, Rob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
This paper explores the ways in which sixth-form students in Milton Keynes negotiate their identities and the symbolic significance they attach to leisure activities in the process of doing this. The paper draws upon qualitative, young-person-centred interviews with sixth formers in state and private schools. It addresses the investments of sixth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Identification (Psychology), Middle Class