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Lee, Vera J.; Meloche, Alysha; Grant, Allen; Neuman, Delia; Tecce DeCarlo, Mary Jean – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The authors analyzed the multimodal presentation of one student in a seventh-grade social studies class situated in an urban charter school in the Northeastern United States. The student researched a specific problem that existed in his community and located solutions using web-based sources. The authors analyzed the student's classwork, focus…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Social Studies, Urban Schools, Charter Schools
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Howell, Penny B.; Thomas, Shelley; Sweeney, Damien; Vanderhaar, Judi – Middle School Journal, 2019
Researchers and practitioners in fields such as psychology and social work increasingly recognize the significant need for schools, in general, to be sites for delivery of trauma-informed practices. Given the extent and nature of trauma exposure in our schools, we believe it is critical that the primary individual supporting trauma-informed…
Descriptors: Principals, Counselor Role, Trauma, Educational Practices
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Boon, Richard T.; Urton, Karolina; Gru¨nke, Matthias; Rux, Thomas A. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
This narrative review provides an overview of the research literature on the effectiveness of mnemonics in mathematics instruction for students with learning disabilities in a K-12 classroom. Eleven studies were identified in refereed journal articles and doctoral dissertations from 1975 to December 2018 that met the inclusion criteria. Overall…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Mathematics Instruction, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
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Babarovic, Toni; Devic, Ivan; Burušic, Josip – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2019
This paper aims to explore middle school children's interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the context of Holland's model of vocational interests. The participants comprised 627 students aged 13 years, equally distributed by gender. The results showed that boys expressed stronger STEM interests than girls, with the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Interests, Middle School Students, Science Interests
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McShane, Michael Q. – Education Next, 2019
Communities in Schools is one of the nation's oldest and largest providers of integrated student supports, also known as "wraparound services." Started in New York City in the 1970s, the agency now works with more than 2,300 schools in 25 states and the District of Columbia. The model is straightforward: Communities in Schools recruits,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Improvement, Achievement Gains, Charter Schools
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Chambers, Dianne; Coffey, Anne – Improving Schools, 2019
Transition from primary (elementary) to secondary school can be both an exciting and a daunting prospect for young adolescents. Ensuring that students quickly settle into their new secondary school environment is the goal of transition programmes employed by schools. These programmes typically comprise a number of discrete and interrelated…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Adolescents, Access to Education, Parents
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Molin-Karakoc, Linda; Ikola, Minna – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Engagement is considered key in measuring student development, offering valuable clues into the adaptation, motivation and participation of students. This article sheds light on the multifaceted construct of engagement and its implications for first-generation migrant adolescents. Participant interviews and observations were conducted to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Immigrants
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Tyner, Adam; Petrilli, Michael J. – Education Next, 2018
In this article, the authors look at the evidence that external motivation can encourage middle-school and high-school students to work harder and learn more. They then identify a number of state and local policies that could put constructive pressure on students to exert effort in their academics. Such policies include instituting external,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Incentives, Middle School Students, High School Students
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London, Rebecca; Ingram, Dabney – School Community Journal, 2018
As a social species, humans have an inherent need to feel connected to others and to feel like we belong with others. Existing medical research demonstrates that social isolation--defined as the perceived absence of feeling socially connected--during childhood and adolescence has both concurrent and longterm negative mental and physical health…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Social Isolation, School Culture, Adolescents