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Hayden, Katherine; Ouyang, Youwen; Scinski, Lidia; Olszewski, Brandon; Bielefeldt, Talbot – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
The iQUEST (investigations for Quality Understanding and Engagement for Students and Teachers) project is designed to promote student interest and attitudes toward careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The project targets seventh- and eighth-grade science classrooms that serve high percentages of Hispanic students.…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Student Interests, Science Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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Akcay, Hakan; Yager, Robert E.; Iskander, Srini M.; Turgut, Halil – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The study reports on an investigation of the impact of a Science-Technology-Society (STS) approach in promoting more positive student attitudes toward science that are recommended by current reform documents. A total of 609 students from grades six through nine were selected for a survey of attitudes in two class sections assigned as either…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Textbooks, Science and Society, Educational Change
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Chen, Ji-Kang; Astor, Ron Avi – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2010
The current study explores whether theorized risk factors in Western countries can be used to predict school violence perpetration in an Asian cultural context. The study examines the associations between risk factors and school violence perpetration in Taiwan. Data were obtained from a nationally representative sample of 14,022 students from…
Descriptors: Violence, Asian Culture, Self Control, Drinking
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Haapasalo, Ilona; Valimaa, Raili; Kannas, Lasse – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
The aim of this study was to describe students' perceptions of their psychosocial school environment and to examine the associations between such perceptions and students' perceived school performance. Our analyses were based on data from the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children 2006 study, involving responses by Finnish students from grades 7…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Ketelhut, Diane Jass; Nelson, Brian C. – Educational Research, 2010
Background: Most policy doctrines promote the use of scientific inquiry in the K-12 classroom, but good inquiry is hard to implement, particularly for schools with fiscal and safety constraints and for teachers struggling with understanding how to do so. Purpose: In this paper, we present the design of a multi-user virtual environment (MUVE)…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Student Attitudes, Virtual Classrooms, Science Curriculum
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Hemphill, Sheryl; Hargreaves, John – ACHPER Australia Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 2009
School suspensions are commonly used in schools to address challenging student behaviours, often on the understanding that suspensions send a clear message to the school community about what is acceptable behaviour. However, there is a growing body of evidence that school suspensions have a range of unintended negative consequences including…
Descriptors: Suspension, Academic Failure, Well Being, Student Behavior
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Langdon, Susan W.; Preble, William – Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, 2008
There are several avenues of inquiry that seek to understand and ameliorate the problem of bullying in schools, including the strategy of fostering respect. To date, however, there is little empirical literature testing the presumed relationship between respect and bullying. This study examined this relationship with surveys (N = 3,147) and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Aggression, Antisocial Behavior
Clemons, Trudy L. – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among students' self-perception, attitudes toward school, study and organizational skills, achievement motivation, attributional style, gender, parental involvement and style, parental income and parental level of education, and students' academic performance or achievement. Using…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Grade Point Average
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Rueger, Sandra Yu; Malecki, Christine Kerres; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick – School Psychology Quarterly, 2008
The current study is an investigation of early adolescents' perceptions of social support from parents, teachers, classmates, and close friends, and how that support is related to measures of students' adjustment on a range of behavioral indices. Data were collected on a sample of 246 students in Grades 6 through 8 using the Child and Adolescent…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Females, Early Adolescents, Rating Scales
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Warburton, Victoria; Spray, Christopher – European Physical Education Review, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the temporal patterns of approach-avoidance achievement goals, implicit theories of ability and perceived competence in physical education across the transition from primary to secondary school. We also evaluated the predictive utility of implicit theories and perceived competence with regard to achievement…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Competence, Motivation, Achievement Need
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Schneider, Barry H.; Dixon, Kristopher; Udvari, Stephen – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2007
The purpose of this study is to compare the inter-ethnic and co-ethnic friendships of 390 junior high school students in multi-ethnic neighborhoods of Montreal and Toronto. Friendship dyads were identified on the basis of reciprocal nomination as close friends. The quality of the friendships was measured by questionnaires completed by both members…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Neighborhoods, Conflict, Friendship
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Baser, Mustafa; Geban, Omer – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2007
This study investigated the differential effects of two modes of instructional program (conceptual change oriented and traditionally designed) and gender difference on students' understanding of heat and temperature concepts, and their attitudes toward science as a school subject. The subjects of this study consisted of 72 seventh grade students…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Teaching Methods, Logical Thinking, Conventional Instruction
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Nichols, Sharon L. – Elementary School Journal, 2006
This study took place at a newly formed charter school serving 150 students in a large metropolitan city in the southwest. Students were mostly Hispanic (98%), and all were eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected in interviews with 45 sixth- (n = 28), seventh- (n = 10), and eighth- (n = 7) grade…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Gender Differences, Charter Schools, Student Attitudes
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Covitt, Beth A. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2006
An evaluation of Chesapeake Bay Foundation's environmental education programs provides context for this study exploring the role of student self-determination in service-learning. Research questions include (1) How do self-determination-related characteristics of service-learning programs affect students' attitudes toward service-learning (ASL),…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Environmental Education, Graduation Requirements, Service Learning
Norton, Stephen – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2006
This paper reports the results of two interventions involving the integrated study of mathematics and technology practice to girls in Years 6 and 7. The focus of the study was to look at factors that contributed to girls' disengagement with mathematics study and seek pedagogical solutions for this. The key mathematics concepts embedded in the two…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Intervention, Females, Mathematics Education
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