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Scharf, Jan; Hadjar, Andreas; Grecu, Alyssa – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Many approaches to explaining educational inequalities relate explicitly and implicitly to benefits of education, and rational choice theories in particular consider monetary benefits. We specify a concept of the value of education that allows for an empirical analysis of educational benefits, considering both monetary and non-monetary dimensions…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Benefits, Foreign Countries, Values Education
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Saw, Guan Kung – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
Educational inequality is a highly debated yet empirically understudied topic in Malaysia. This paper examines the patterns and trends of academic achievement gaps by student social groups in Malaysia, drawing upon nationally representative data for the most recent four cohorts (1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011) of eighth-grade Malaysian students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Secondary School Students, Trend Analysis
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Lee, Hedwig – Youth & Society, 2014
Parents play an important role in influencing adolescent health behaviors and parenting practices may be an important pathway through which social disadvantage influences adolescent health behaviors that can persist into adulthood. This analysis uses the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to examine how parenting practices mediate…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parent Role, Socioeconomic Background, Family Characteristics
Zorba, Mehmet Galip – Online Submission, 2014
Along with language teaching purposes, coursebooks also convey different kinds of cultural and social messages through both written texts and visualization. Therefore, studying coursebooks in terms of such qualities is necessary in foreign language education. In the learning process, visualization plays a pivotal role since visuals cater for…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Secondary Education
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Schwerdt, Guido; Wuppermann, Amelie C. – Education Next, 2011
In recent years, a consensus has emerged among researchers that teacher quality matters enormously for student performance. Students taught by more-effective teachers learn substantially more over the course of the year than students taught by less-effective teachers. Yet little is known about what makes for a more-effective teacher. Most research…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Science Achievement, Lecture Method, Teaching Methods
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Veronneau, Marie-Helene; Dishion, Thomas J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2011
Early adolescence is a critical transition period for the maintenance of academic achievement. One factor that school systems often fail to take into account is the influence of friends on academic achievement during middle school. This study investigated the influence of friends' characteristics on change in academic achievement from Grade 6 to…
Descriptors: Females, Prevention, Academic Achievement, Early Adolescents
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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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Gendron, Brian P.; Williams, Kirk R.; Guerra, Nancy G. – Journal of School Violence, 2011
The current study examined the relations among self-esteem, approving normative beliefs about bullying, school climate, and bullying perpetration using a large, longitudinal sample of children from elementary, middle, and high school. Self-report surveys were collected at two points in time over the course of 1 year from 7,299 ethnically diverse…
Descriptors: Bullying, Least Squares Statistics, Community Centers, Self Esteem
McCray, Carlos R.; Beachum, Floyd D. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate secondary school principals' perceptions of multicultural education in a rural southeastern state. The researchers wanted to ascertain whether or not the race or gender of school principals have a role in how those principals view multicultural education in theory (its theoretical value). For the…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Principals, Attitude Measures
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Walden, Laura M.; Beran, Tanya N. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between students' quality of attachment to their primary caregivers and the frequency with which they bully others and are the victims of bullying. One hundred and five students in Grades 4, 6, and 8 (46 girls, 59 boys; M = 10.5 years) completed paper and pencil surveys. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Bullying, Caregivers, Attachment Behavior, Grade 4
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Edmondson, Lynne; Zeman, Laura Dreuth – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2009
Common in the research literature on bullying is the dichotomy of bullying and victim behavior. The present definition of a bully is a person who has engaged in repeated acts of aggression or harm to persons over whom he or she has power. The literature on bullies examines gender differences at length. However, the bully-victim literature has yet…
Descriptors: Bullying, Females, Focus Groups, Gender Differences
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Stanbury, Stacey; Bruce, Mary Alice; Jain, Sachin; Stellern, John – Journal of School Counseling, 2009
This article discusses the development, implementation, and effects of a middle school empathy building program that was designed to reduce bullying behavior. Results show that participants in the intervention group reported engaging in significantly less bullying behavior as compared to the control group, and the program was particularly…
Descriptors: Bullying, Empathy, Program Development, Program Implementation
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Royer, Heather R.; Keller, Mary L.; Heidrich, Susan M. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2009
The purpose of this article is to describe young adolescents' perceptions of romantic relationships, ratings of important romantic partner characteristics, and acceptability of sexual activity with romantic relationships. Fifty-seven eighth-grade participants (average age = 13.8 years) from one urban US public middle school completed an anonymous…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Attraction, Sexuality, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students
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Arizpe, Omar; Dwyer, Jerry; Stevens, Tara – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2009
A solution to the Rubik's Cube was introduced to an eighth grade mathematics class. The purpose of this study was to determine if an introduction to a solution to the Rubik's Cube could enhance students' problem-solving abilities, increase their general interest in mathematics, and enhance students' problem solving self-efficacy. Pre and Post…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Problem Solving, Grade 8, Problem Sets
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Liu, Ou Lydia – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2009
Learning strategies have been increasingly recognized as a useful tool to promote effective learning. In response to the lack of available learning strategies measures for middle school students, this study evaluated an instrument assessing cognitive, behavioral, and metacognitive strategy use among middle school students. The instrument, called…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grades (Scholastic), Learning Strategies, Reliability
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