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Park, Sira; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Policymakers view parental involvement (PI) as a crucial component of school reform efforts, but evidence of its effect on student achievement is equivocal. Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort dataset, we examined the long-term impact on student- and school-level achievement of three types of school-based PI: PI to…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Participation, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Reading Achievement
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Johnson, Matthew T.; Jacobs Johnson, Cleo; Richman, Scott B.; Demers, Alicia; Gentile, Claudia; Lundquist, Eric – Journal of School Choice, 2017
The Kauffman School is a public charter school serving students from low-income neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri. This paper used a matched comparison group design to estimate the impacts of the Kauffman School on student achievement, attendance, and suspensions. We found that the Kauffman School had large positive impacts on student…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Low Income, Academic Achievement, Attendance
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Mania-Singer, Jackie – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
This qualitative case study used General Systems Theory and social network analysis to explore the relationships between the members of a district central office and principals of elementary schools within an urban school district in the Midwest. Findings revealed sparse relationships between members of the district central office and principals,…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, School Districts, Central Office Administrators, School Administration
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Cheng, Shu-Huei; King, Jean A. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Researchers have conducted numerous empirical studies on evaluation capacity (EC) and evaluation capacity building (ECB) in Western cultural settings. However, little is known about these practices in non-Western contexts. To that end, this study identified the major dimensions of EC and feasible ECB approaches in Taiwanese elementary and junior…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Human Resources, Foreign Countries, Delphi Technique
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Dempsey, Ian; Valentine, Megan; Colyvas, Kim – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Determining the effectiveness of many special education interventions is most difficult because of the practical and ethical limitations associated with assigning participants to a control or non-treated group. Using Longitudinal Study of Australian Children data, this article utilised eight different propensity score analysis methods to determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Student Needs, Longitudinal Studies
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Shibo, Margaret Nekesa – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study was to compare the influence of management styles of head teacher's on pupils' performance in private and public primary schools in Nakuru municipality at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education level. The population comprised of teachers and head teachers in public primary schools. The study adopted the ex post facto…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires, Interviews
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McQuillin, Samuel D.; Lyons, Michael D. – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2016
This study evaluated the efficacy of an intentionally brief school-based mentoring program. This academic goal-focused mentoring program was developed through a series of iterative randomized controlled trials, and is informed by research in social cognitive theory, cognitive dissonance theory, motivational interviewing, and research in academic…
Descriptors: Mentors, Middle School Students, Randomized Controlled Trials, Self Efficacy
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Bahena, Sofía; Schueler, Beth E.; McIntyre, Joseph; Gehlbach, Hunter – Applied Developmental Science, 2016
Students whose school environment fits their developmental needs also typically experience academic success and increased motivation. Most investigations of school fit, which focus on teachers' and students' perceptions, have found a general decline in fit across the transition from elementary to middle school. However, little research has…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Test Construction, Surveys, Attitude Measures
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Byakutaga, Beatrice N. Kasande; Onen, David; Oonyu, Joseph; Kasesene, Edris S. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This study delved into how written and non-written communication methods are correlated with the performance of the academic staff of Primary Teachers' Colleges (PTCs) in Central Uganda. The study was prompted by reportedly the deteriorating performance of the academic staff of most PTCs in the country despite government's efforts to train and…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Written Language, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Mbach, Florence; Oboka, Wycliffe; Simiyu, Ruth; Wakhungu, Jacob – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Education was identified as the critical means of achieving behaviour change in and out of the classroom in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of HIV and AIDS among the youth. This study sought to investigate the constraints during HIV and AIDS curriculum implementation, the study was guided by social cognitive approach theories, survey and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Education, Curriculum Implementation, Elementary School Curriculum
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Adekunle, D. Taylor; Christiana, O. Ogbogu – World Journal of Education, 2016
The study assessed the School Feeding Programme of public elementary school pupils in Osun State, Nigeria. It was done with a view to determine its effects on school enrolment, retention, and academic performance of the pupils. It also elicited the challenges encountered in the implementation of the programme. The study adopted the survey research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Public Schools, Food
Copeland, Clayton A.; Martin, Michelle H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Literacy and literacy skill development remain critical concerns in the U.S. "Two of every three students in the U.S. do not have the necessary reading proficiencies to successfully complete grade-level work" (Allington, 2011). Camp Read-a-Rama, a summer day camp in South Carolina for 4- to 11-year-olds, creates innovative programming…
Descriptors: Literacy, Information Science Education, Skill Development, Summer Programs
Levy, Abigail Jurist; Jia, Yueming; Marco-Bujosa, Lisa; Gess-Newsome, Julie; Pasquale, Marian – Science Educator, 2016
This study examined science programs, instruction, and student outcomes at 30 elementary schools in a large, urban district in the northeast United States in an effort to understand whether there were meaningful differences in the quality, quantity and cost of science education when provided by a science specialist or a classroom teacher. Student…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Elementary School Science, Urban Schools
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Puccioni, Jaime – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2015
Policies increasing the amount of time allocated to reading instruction are popular initiatives to meet the demands of accountability testing. Research suggests that time on instruction and children's approaches to learning (ATL), which generally includes measures of attention, persistence, motivation, and flexibility, are positively associated…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Accountability
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Cameron, Marie; Lovett, Susan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The Teachers of Promise study has followed the work histories of 57 primary and secondary teachers who had been identified at the beginning of their third year of teaching as having the potential to make a significant contribution to the profession. Using data from surveys and interviews, this paper reports on what sustained or inhibited their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Coping
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