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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
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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Bowllan, Nancy M. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: This intervention study examined the prevalence of bullying in an urban/suburban middle school and the impact of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). Methods: A quasi-experimental design consisting of a time-lagged contrast between age-equivalent groups was utilized. Baseline data collected for 158 students prior to…
Descriptors: Aggression, Peer Relationship, Educational Environment, Friendship
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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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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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Kelley, Michelle J.; Decker, Emmeline O. – Reading Psychology, 2009
This study examined middle school students' motivation to read using an adapted version of the Motivation to Read Profile (MRP) Survey. The MRP is comprised of items assessing students' self-concepts as readers and their value of reading. In total, 1080 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students responded. Descriptive and inferential statistics…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Motivation, Surveys, Grade 6
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Turner-Musa, Jocelyn O.; Rhodes, Warren A.; Harper, P. Thandi Hicks; Quinton, Sylvia L. – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
Substance use and HIV risk behaviors are increasing among African-American youth. Interventions that incorporate youth values and beliefs are needed to reduce this trajectory. Hip-hop plays an important role in the lives of many African-American youth and provides a context within which to prevent risky behaviors. The current study examines the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Youth, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Mucherah, Winnie; Yoder, Alyssa – Reading Psychology, 2008
This study examined middle school students' reading motivation and its relations to their performance on a standardized test (ISTEP+) in reading. Participants included 388 sixth- and eighth-grade students from two public middle schools. There were 229 females and 159 males. Participants responded to the Reading Motivation Questionnaire after they…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Self Efficacy, Standardized Tests
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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
Esch, Laura; Zullig, Keith J. – American Journal of Health Education, 2008
Background: Previous research has posited that significant relationships exist between health status and psychological measures of health (e.g., self-esteem). Less is known about the relationship between perceived quality of life (e.g., life satisfaction), weight perceptions, and dieting behaviors, particularly among middle school adolescents.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Adolescent Attitudes, Body Weight, Dietetics
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Mo, Yun; Singh, Kusum – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2008
This study focused on parents' relationships and involvement in their children's lives and the effects on the students' school engagement and school performance. The study used the Wave I data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). The data on seventh and eighth grade students' school and family experiences were…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Park, John; Carter, Glenda; Butler, Susan; Slykhuis, David; Reid-Griffin, Angelia – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2008
This study examines the relationship of gender and spatial perception on student interactivity with contour maps and non-immersive virtual reality. Eighteen eighth-grade students elected to participate in a six-week activity-based course called "3-D GeoMapping." The course included nine days of activities related to topographic mapping.…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Maps, Earth Science
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