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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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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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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
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Chen, Ching-Huei; Howard, Bruce – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
This study examined the effect of live simulation on students' science learning and attitude. A total of 311 middle school students participated in the simulation, which allowed them to access and interpret satellite data and images and to design investigations. A pre/post design was employed to compare students' science learning and attitude…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Simulation
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Dimitrov, Dimiter M. – Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, 2009
This substudy in the evaluation design of the Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Program Evaluation examines student proficiency in mathematics and science for the MSPs' schools in terms of changes across three years (2003/04, 2004/05, and 2005/06) and relationships with MSP-related variables using Management Information System data with the…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Management Information Systems, Effect Size, Mathematics Achievement
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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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Cantrell, Pamela; Sudweeks, Richard – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2009
This project investigated the effects of technology task autonomy, teacher gender, and student gender on student achievement scores for students disaggregated by IEP and SES in middle school science classrooms. Participants were from the treatment group in a larger quasi-experimental design project that investigated the effects of integrated…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Student Motivation, Scores, Personal Autonomy
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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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Falco, Lia D.; Crethar, Hugh; Bauman, Sheri – Professional School Counseling, 2008
This article presents findings from a pilot study that examined the effect of a school counselor-led intervention, using the "Skill-Builders" curriculum, on middle-school students' attitudes toward mathematics learning. Results from the current study demonstrated that students who received the Skill-Builders curriculum had significantly…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes, Scores, School Counselors
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Griffin, James P., Jr.; Chen, Dungtsa; Eubanks, Adriane; Brantley, Katrina M.; Willis, Leigh A. – Journal of School Violence, 2007
Using random assignment of students to two intervention groups and a comparison school sample, the researchers evaluated a three-group school-based violence prevention program. The three groups were (1) a whole-school intervention, (2) whole-school, cognitive-behavioral and cultural enrichment training, and (3) no violence prevention. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Females, Prevention, Gender Differences
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Kulis, Stephen; Yabiku, Scott T.; Marsiglia, Flavio F.; Nieri, Tanya; Crossman, Ashley – Journal of Drug Education, 2007
This study examined whether the efficacy of "keepin' it REAL", a model program for substance use prevention in schools, was moderated by gender, ethnicity, and acculturation. Gender differences in program efficacy may arise through boys' higher risk of drug use, inadequate attention to girls' developmental issues, or cultural factors…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Prevention, Cultural Influences, Acculturation
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Komro, Kelli A.; Perry, Cheryl L.; Veblen-Mortenson, Sara; Stigler, Melissa H.; Bosma, Linda M.; Munson, Karen A.; Farbakhsh, Kian – Health Education & Behavior, 2004
The objectives of this study were to examine outcomes of the Minnesota D.A.R.E. Plus Project on violence-related behaviors among middle school students and mediation analyses that test how the intervention was effective in reducing physical and verbal violence. Twenty-four schools were randomly assigned to the D.A.R.E. middle school curriculum,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Violence, Females, Males
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Ferrara, Peter J.; Ferrara, Margaret M. – ERS Spectrum, 2004
When a New York school district found a majority of its middle school students scoring below an acceptable level in four major academic areas, it tried many interventions, including a three-year experiment in single-gender classrooms. Although single-gender classrooms are no longer as common in the United States as in years past, recent…
Descriptors: Single Sex Classes, Attendance Patterns, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes