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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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Hsieh, Wen-Min; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This cross-sectional study explored students' conceptions of science learning via drawing analysis. A total of 906 Taiwanese students in 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade were asked to use drawing to illustrate how they conceptualise science learning. Students' drawings were analysed using a coding checklist to determine the presence or absence…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Positive Attitudes
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Kerr, Andrea – Teaching Science, 2016
Currently (and historically) there exists a significant gender gap within the STEM fields in our schools, tertiary institutions, and workforce. The disproportion of gender representation in the workforce filters down to the classroom level, where teachers see a lack of confidence and engagement in their female students resulting in poor results or…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, STEM Education, Disproportionate Representation, Females
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Bennetts, Kathleen Scott – Music Education Research, 2013
This article focusses primarily on the findings relating to the musical participation of boys in one Melbourne school. As part of a project that investigated boys' attitudes and participation at fifty-one schools, several contextual features were identified that set "Balton Boys" High School' apart from other participating schools,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Activities, Males
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Giesen, J. Martin; Cavenaugh, Brenda S.; McDonnall, Michele Capella – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
Elementary and middle school students who are blind or visually impaired (VI) lag up to three years behind non-disabled peers in mathematics achievement. We investigated the impact of academic supports in the school on mathematics achievement, controlling grade, gender, cognitive disability, and family SES. Data were from SEELS (Special Education…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Achievement Gap
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Yarnell, Lisa M.; Brown, H. Shelton, III; Pasch, Keryn E.; Perry, Cheryl L.; Komro, Kelli A. – American Journal of Health Behavior, 2012
Objectives: To investigate whether smoking prevalence in grade-level networks influences individual smoking, suggesting that peers are important social multipliers in teen smoking. Methods: We measured gender-specific, grade-level recent and life-time smoking among urban middle-school students who participated in Project Northland Chicago in a…
Descriptors: Smoking, Females, Friendship, Middle School Students
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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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Weinberg, Andrea E.; Basile, Carole G.; Albright, Leonard – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2011
A mixed methods design was used to evaluate the effects of four experiential learning programs on the interest and motivation of middle school students toward mathematics and science. The Expectancy-Value model provided a theoretical framework for the exploration of 336 middle school student participants. Initially, participants were generally…
Descriptors: Evidence, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Motivation
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Farrell, Albert D.; Henry, David B.; Mays, Sally A.; Schoeny, Michael E. – Child Development, 2011
This study examined parenting variables as protective factors to reduce the influence of school and peer risk factors on adolescents' aggression. Five waves of data spanning 3 years were collected from 5,581 students at 37 schools who began the 6th grade in 2001 or 2002. Class-level and perceived school norms supporting aggression, delinquent peer…
Descriptors: Aggression, Parent Participation, Child Rearing, At Risk Persons
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Lee, Youngsun; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Palmer, Susan B.; Williams-Diehm, Kendra; Davies, Daniel K.; Stock, Steven E. – Journal of Special Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of student-directed transition planning instruction ("Whose Future Is It Anyway?" curriculum) with a computer-based reading support program ("Rocket Reader") on the self-determination, self-efficacy and outcome expectancy, and transition planning knowledge of students with disabilities. This…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Self Efficacy
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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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Anderson, Kristen G.; Brown, Sandra A. – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2011
The goal of this research was to describe the most common drinking situations for young adolescents (N = 1171; 46.6% girls), as well as determine predictors of their drinking in the seventh and eighth grades. Middle school students most frequently drank at parties with three to four teens, in their home or at a friend's home, and reported…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Early Intervention, Drinking, Predictor Variables
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Gilliam, Brenda K.; Dykes, Frank; Gerla, Jacqueline K.; Wright, Gary L. – Reading Improvement, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the link between speech and reading to oneself among struggling readers in secondary schools. The researchers examined the extent to which adolescent struggling readers used various vocal and subvocal behaviors, such as lip movement, mumbling, whispering, and oral reading during individual reading…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Oral Reading, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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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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McKinney, Cliff; Renk, Kimberly – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2011
Given the importance of predicting outcomes for early adolescents, this study examines a multivariate model of parent-adolescent relationship variables, including parenting, family environment, and conflict. Participants, who completed measures assessing these variables, included 710 culturally diverse 11-14-year-olds who were attending a middle…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Conflict, Child Rearing, Early Adolescents
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