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Dibek, Munevver Ilgun; Yavuz, Hatice C.; Tavsancil, Ezel; Yalcin, Seher – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of the present study was twofold: first to adapt the Relationship and Motivation (REMO) scale addressing role of peers and teachers in students' motivations into Turkish culture, and second to determine whether there were any differences between girls and boys regarding the scores obtained from this scale. To achieve these aims, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Student Motivation, Factor Analysis
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Fuller, Sarah Crittenden; Davis, Cassandra R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
In the 2012/13 school year American Indian students accounted for 1.1 percent of K-12 students nationwide and 1.4 percent of K-12 students in North Carolina (U.S. Department of Education, n.d.). Research has identified substantial achievement gaps between American Indian and other students on national tests, in graduation rates, and in…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, American Indian Education, Achievement Gap, White Students
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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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Rosenkränzer, Frank; Kramer, Tim; Hörsch, Christian; Schuler, Stephan; Rieß, Werner – Higher Education Studies, 2016
The understanding of complex, dynamic and animate systems has a special standing in education for sustainable development and biology. Thus one important role of science teacher education is to promote student teachers' Content Related Knowledge (CRK) for teaching systems thinking, consisting of extensive Content Knowledge (CK) and well formed…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Systems Approach, Thinking Skills, Student Teachers
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de Villiers, Rian; Plantan, Tiffany; Gaines, Michael – Education as Change, 2016
The Science Made Sensible (SMS) programme began as a partnership between the University of Miami (UM), Florida, USA, and some public schools in Miami. In this programme, postgraduate students from UM work with primary school science teachers to engage learners in science through the use of inquiry-based, hands-on activities. Due to the success of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Hands on Science, Inquiry
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Lin, Show-Yu; Wu, Ming-Ta; Cho, Ya-I; Chen, Hui-Huang – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2015
Background: Nanotechnology education has become an urgent priority to nurture skilled human resources for the rapidly developing nanotechnology-related industries. The promotion of popular science education focusing on nanotechnology is an ideal approach to bridge the gaps in formal curricula, and to stimulate curiosity about and interest in…
Descriptors: Molecular Structure, Technology, Program Effectiveness, Elementary Schools
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Adams, Deanne M.; Pilegard, Celeste; Mayer, Richard E. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
Learning physics often requires overcoming common misconceptions based on naïve interpretations of observations in the everyday world. One proposed way to help learners build appropriate physics intuitions is to expose them to computer simulations in which motion is based on Newtonian principles. In addition, playing video games that require…
Descriptors: Video Games, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment
Allen, Jeff – ACT, Inc., 2014
This report focuses on the initial development of the predicted score paths for ACT Aspire reporting. The paths provide predicted score ranges for the next two years--as well as predicted ACT score ranges for tests administered at grades 9 and 10. Longitudinal ACT Aspire data for students tested in spring 2013 and spring 2014, as well as…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Achievement Tests, Scores
Stamper, John, Ed.; Pardos, Zachary, Ed.; Mavrikis, Manolis, Ed.; McLaren, Bruce M., Ed. – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2014
The 7th International Conference on Education Data Mining held on July 4th-7th, 2014, at the Institute of Education, London, UK is the leading international forum for high-quality research that mines large data sets in order to answer educational research questions that shed light on the learning process. These data sets may come from the traces…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Data Processing, Data Analysis, Data Collection
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Harder, Bettina; Vialle, Wilma; Ziegler, Albert – High Ability Studies, 2014
Recent handbooks of giftedness or expertise propose a plethora of conceptions on the development of excellent performance but, to our knowledge, there are no comparative studies that provide empirical evidence of their validity to guide researchers and practitioners in their adoption of a particular conception. This study sought to close that gap…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Expertise, Evidence, Validity
Wood, Lisa S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Environmental education must be better integrated into K-12 curriculum to advance environmental literacy. Producing a citizenry that can understand and address the complex environmental issues facing the world today and in the future is essential to sustainable life on this planet. Using the Middle School Environmental Literacy Survey, 6th grade…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Literacy, Scores, Middle School Students
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Huett, Kim C.; Huett, Jason B.; Ringlaben, Ravic – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2011
Using an explanatory mixed methods design, this study uses the National Standards of Quality for Online Courses to measure the extent to which teachers in a blended middle school and a fully online supplemental high school are designing quality online learning environments for students. As a part of fully online graduate coursework, graduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, National Standards, Online Courses, School Districts
Goktas, Yuksel; Yildirim, Zahide; Yildirim, Soner – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2008
This study investigated teacher educators', prospective teachers', and K-12 teachers' opinions about the effectiveness of ICT related courses and the ways to improve the courses in Turkey's pre-service teacher education programs. The researchers used both quantitative and qualitative research approaches within the data collection and analysis…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Qualitative Research, Teacher Education Programs, Research Methodology
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Scharrer, Erica; Cooks, Leda – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2006
University students were involved in the design, implementation, and assessment of a program in local schools on conflict and violence in the media and in one's own life. The community partners were sixth graders in five area classrooms in the community surrounding the university. This study assesses the impact of a project-based community…
Descriptors: College Students, Program Development, Conflict Resolution, Violence