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Hanson, Thomas; Polik, Jeff; Cerna, Rebeca – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2017
An activity for eliciting student involvement in collaborative decision-making and problem-solving with adults--the student listening circle workshop--is examined for the first time through an experimental study of its effects on participating students. A student listening circle is a facilitated focus group in which students articulate to adults…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Problem Solving, Workshops, Listening Skills
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Puchner, Laurel; Markowitz, Linda; Hedley, Mark – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
This study examined the effectiveness of the implementation of a small-scale critical media literacy curriculum unit focused on gender stereotypes, especially as they pertain to occupations. The research question was whether students exposed to the critical media literacy (CML) curriculum were more likely than students not exposed to believe: that…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Sex Stereotypes, Curriculum Implementation, Gender Discrimination
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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
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Bennett-Conroy, Waveline – School Community Journal, 2012
This article describes the development and evaluation of a classroom-based, low-cost intervention to increase parents' involvement in their children's education. In Phase 1 of the study, 17 parents of 8th grade students in a low-income, high immigrant and minority school district were interviewed to conduct a qualitative assessment of factors…
Descriptors: Homework, Stakeholders, Intervention, Statistical Analysis
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