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Doppen, Frans H.; Feinberg, Joseph R.; Arrowood-Schultheis, Chelsie M. – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to use the US naturalization test as a springboard to gauge the citizenship knowledge and notions of young adolescent students in Ohio and Georgia. The participants' citizenship knowledge was partially measured by administering questions from the US naturalization test in two case studies. Students from a range of…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Tests, Student Evaluation
Robertson, Lorayne; Thomson, Dianne – Canadian Journal of Education, 2014
Body image might be explained as "how we picture ourselves" and, while the image may or may not be accurate, it can affect decisions about physical, social, and emotional health. Schools are seen as potential sites for universal intervention programs to promote health, self-esteem, and size acceptance, and also to discourage unhealthy…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Human Body, Self Esteem, Health Promotion
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Cinoglu, Mustafa – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the results of current school uniform policies according to views of stakeholders. Descriptive case study method was used for this study to understand the concerns of the stakeholders about school uniforms. Data was collected through interviews with stakeholders and also reviewing the documents in TOKI…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, School Uniforms, School Policy, Case Studies
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Bonde, Ane Høstgaard; Bentsen, Peter; Hindhede, Anette Lykke – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
Motivational interviewing is a counseling method used to bring about behavior change; its application by school nurses for preventing obesity in children is still new. This study, based on in-depth interviews with 12 school nurses, shows how school nurses adapted motivational interviewing and integrated it into their daily practice along with…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Motivation, Interviews, Prevention
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Roffey-Barentsen, Jodi; Watt, Mike – Research in Education, 2014
This research gave voice to teaching assistants, exploring their experiences and perceptions. A small-scale case study approach was adopted, which aimed to interpret and explain human actions and thought through descriptions, capturing first person accounts. Qualitative data was collected from two focus group interviews. Participants were employed…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Case Studies, Personal Narratives
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Hernandez, Frank; Murakami, Elizabeth T.; Cerecer, Patricia Quijada – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
In this study, the role that racial identity plays among Latina school principals is examined through a case study of a principal in a K-3 elementary school. Based on a Latina/o critical race framework and a phenomenological research approach, the study explores the degree to which having a strong understanding of one's racial identity formation…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Hispanic Americans, Principals, Case Studies
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Ellerbock, Cheryl R.; Kiefer, Sarah M. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2014
Young adolescents have unique basic and developmental needs. Middle level educators are best able to reach and teach young adolescents when they understand students' needs and when the school environment, including its organizational structures and teacher practices, are responsive to these needs. Findings from a recently conducted qualitative…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Student Needs, Middle School Teachers
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Wang, Lei; Zhang, Ronghui; Clarke, David; Wang, Weizhen – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
Enactment of scientific inquiry in classroom has attracted a great attention of science educators around the world. In this study, we examined two competent teachers' (one Grade 9 chemistry teacher and one Grade 4 science teacher) enactment of scientific inquiry in selected teaching units to reveal the characteristics of enacted inquiry at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Case Studies, Inquiry
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Dias, Teresa Silva; Menezes, Isabel – Journal of Moral Education, 2014
This article presents a case study on the political thought and citizenship conceptions of children and adolescents. Considering children and adolescents as reflexive citizens and partners in community development processes, it is our purpose to understand the development of political thought, and particularly how children conceive the exercise of…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Citizen Participation, Political Attitudes
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Munroe, Elizabeth – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2014
Teachers who have held leadership roles at the school, district, or provincial level have the potential to contribute to student and school success when they return to classroom teaching. The contrasting experiences of two teacher leaders who returned voluntarily to classroom teaching are analyzed using Owens's (2004) social constructivist theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership, Social Influences, Career Development
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Boyle, Andrea; Golden, Laura; Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson; O'Day, Jennifer; Harris, Barbara; Wissel, Sarah – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2014
The Study of School Turnaround examines the improvement process in a purposive sample of 35 case study schools receiving federal funds through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program over a three-year period (2010-11 to 2012-13 school years). This brief focuses on 11 of these SIG schools with high proportions of English Language Learner (ELL)…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Grants, Educational Improvement, Federal Aid
Weinstein, Meryle; Whitesell, Emilyn Ruble; Leardo, Michele – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2014
Informal science education institutions have been identified as critical participants in helping students succeed in science by working in collaboration with school systems across the country. The results of one such collaboration, the Urban Advantage (UA) program found that participation in UA improved student achievement, on average, by 0.6…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Program Descriptions, Institutional Characteristics, Best Practices
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Ellerbrock, Cheryl; Kiefer, Sarah M.; Alley, Kathleen M. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2014
This qualitative case study (N = 24) analyzed in what ways school-based interpersonal relationships may have helped to set the foundation for young adolescents' belonging within 1 large, diverse urban sixth through eighth grade middle school. Eighteen students (11-14 years old), 5 teachers, and 1 administrator were individually interviewed in the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Early Adolescents, Urban Schools
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Attard, Catherine – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2013
This article is a report on a longitudinal case study that investigated the problem of lowered engagement with mathematics and students' perspectives of the factors that influenced their engagement during the middle years of schooling. The article provides a synthesis of the entire study and a summary of its findings. In order to address the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes
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Goktepe, Sevda; Ozdemir, Ahmet Sukru – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
In recent years, the topic of integrating history to mathematics lessons in teaching-learning processes has been frequently discussed among researchers. The main aim of this study is to present an example activity which enriched with history of mathematics and to take the views of students about teaching course in this way. In addition, to create…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, History Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies
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