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Er, Harun – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The main point in today's educational approach is that it is based on a student-centered approach. One of the alternative instruction techniques having a convenient content for this system is the jigsaw technique. Since the introduction of this technique, it has been applied into many different fields of education, and determined that it…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 7, Cooperative Learning, Student Centered Learning
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Rao, D. Raghunatha; Vijayapushpam, T.; Rao, N. Amulya; Dube, Anilkumar; Venkaiah, K. – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2016
Purpose: Consumption of right diet during the adolescent phase is a critical issue among the adolescent population as their eating behavior is significantly influenced by the peers. Therefore, a study was carried out to educate the school-going adolescent girls living in urban slums of Hyderabad, Telangana, India on right nutrition. Methods: The…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Adolescents, Females, Urban Areas
Sepanik, Susan; Corrin, William; Roy, David; Gray, Aracelis; Fernandez, Felix; Briggs, Ashley; Wang, Kathleen K. – MDRC, 2015
Too many students in high-poverty, urban communities drop out of high school, and too few graduate prepared for college and careers. Three national organizations--Talent Development Secondary, City Year, and Communities In Schools--have formed "Diplomas Now" in an effort to transform urban secondary schools so fewer students drop out and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Dropout Prevention, College Readiness
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Borchers, Claudia; Boesch, Christophe; Riedel, Julia; Guilahoux, Hilaire; Ouattara, Dabila; Randler, Christoph – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2014
This paper surveys the consequences of pupils' participation in the extra-curricular environmental education (EE) programme Club P.A.N. (Peoples, Animals and Nature) by monitoring changes in their respective knowledge as well as in their environmental attitudes. The programme was conducted in Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa with the help of the local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Extracurricular Activities, Environmental Education
Abbondanza, Mark A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of the study was to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of the Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) supplemental reading program to determine if there was an increase in sixth grade students' reading comprehension, oral fluency, and attitude toward reading, specifically when reading nonfiction text. One-hundred sixty-four…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs
Grant, Christina E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an intervention of five researched reading strategies on fifth-grade students' "word callers" reading achievement. Twenty-one fifth-grade students attending elementary schools in midwestern United States participated in this study. Students were randomly assigned to either the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction
Barron, Ian G.; Topping, Keith J. – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2013
Internationally, efficacy studies of school-based child sexual abuse prevention programs display a series of methodological shortcomings. Few studies include adolescent participants, recording of disclosures has been inconsistent, and no studies to date have assessed presenter adherence to program protocols or summated the costs of program…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Prevention, Program Evaluation
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Lee, Jaekyung; Shin, Hyejin; Amo, Laura Casey – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2013
This study examines the efficacy and moderators of New York State interventions for schools in need of improvement under NCLB, including: (1) school transfer, (2) supplementary education service (3) corrective action, (4) planning for restructuring, and (5) restructuring. Despite the fact that schools in increasingly aggressive treatment groups…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Accountability, Academic Achievement
Dabiri, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This two-phase sequential mixed methods research study examined the effects of targeted instructional craftsmanship training on the perceived self-efficacy and attitude of elementary and middle school teachers of English language learners. A sample of elementary and middle school content area teachers of English language learners (N = 132)…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods
Silvernail, David L.; Small, Dorothy; Walker, Leanne; Wilson, Richard L.; Wintle, Sarah E. – Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2008
As everyone enters the 21st Century there is a great deal of discussion in business and education circles alike about the type of skills the youth will need to survive and thrive in this century. At the same time, there is little known today about the level of 21st Century skills students currently have. In part this is because, as a nation,…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Outcomes of Education, Scoring Rubrics, Teaching Guides