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Decker-Woodrow, Lauren – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study investigates the relationship between internal teacher profiles and pre-K teacher-child interaction quality in the pre-K classroom. Two questions were addressed: (1) What internal profiles exist for pre-kindergarten (pre-K) teachers? and (2) Do internal profiles relate to observed structural and process quality in the pre-K classroom?…
Descriptors: Profiles, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Niemeyer, Emily D.; Zewail-Foote, Maha – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
The use of electronic response pads or "clickers" is a popular way to engage students and create an active-learning environment, especially within large chemistry courses. We examined students' perceptions of how the clicker affected their learning, participation, and engagement in the classroom, as well as their overall experience…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Audience Response Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Jayanthi, Madhavi; Dimino, Joseph; Gersten, Russell; Taylor, Mary Jo; Haymond, Kelly; Smolkowski, Keith; Newman-Gonchar, Rebecca – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
The purpose of this replication study was to examine the impact of the Teacher Study Group (TSG) professional development in vocabulary on first-grade teachers' knowledge of vocabulary instruction and observed teaching practice, and on students' vocabulary knowledge. Sixty-two schools from 16 districts in four states were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Grade 1
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Luna-Torres, Maria; McKinney, Lyle; Horn, Catherine; Jones, Sara – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2018
This study examined a sample of community college students from a diverse, large urban community college system in Texas. To gain a deeper understanding about the effects of background characteristics on student borrowing behaviors and enrollment outcomes, the study employed descriptive statistics and regression techniques to examine two separate…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Irby, Beverly J.; Tong, Fuhui; Guerrero, Cindy; Koch, Janice; Sutton-Jones, Kara L. – Education Sciences, 2018
The overarching purpose of our study was to compare performances of treatment and control condition students who completed a literacy-infused, inquiry-based science intervention through sixth grade as measured by a big idea assessment tool which we refer to as the Big Ideas in Science Assessment (BISA). First, we determine the concurrent validity…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, English Language Learners, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Tiegs, Ali – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Learning through the fine arts possesses many benefits, yet efforts to address the arts within public schools, particularly rural schools, are insufficient. In an effort to support rural public schools in Texas, Window On a Wider World (WOWW) began providing fine arts enriched education programming in 2006 to area partner schools that serve…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Art Education, Enrichment Activities, Public Schools
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Solari, Emily J.; Denton, Carolyn A.; Petscher, Yaacov; Haring, Christa – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
This study investigates the effects and feasibility of an intervention for first-grade students at risk for reading difficulties or disabilities (RD). The intervention was provided by general education classroom teachers and consisted of 15 min whole-class comprehension lessons (Tier 1) and 30 min Tier 2 intervention sessions in word reading,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Feasibility Studies, Program Implementation, Word Study Skills
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Kramer, Dennis A., II; Holcomb, Michael R.; Kelchen, Robert – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
The growth of the public discourse on college completion and student debt has pushed policymakers and institutional leaders to implement a variety of policies aimed at incentivizing student completion. This article examines state-adopted excess credit hour (ECH) policies on student completion and median debt outcomes. Using a quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Credits, School Policy, Educational Policy
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Fang, Haolei; Gagne, Jeffrey Robert – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
Employing a multi-method approach, we investigated observed and parent-rated child behavioral inhibition (BI) and maternal reports of their own negative affectivity (NA) as predictors of young children's internalizing problems. Participants were 201 children who were siblings between 2.5 and 5.5 years of age (mean = 3.86, standard deviation =…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Inhibition, Child Behavior, Mothers
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Xiang, Ping; McBride, Ron E.; Lin, Shuqiong; Gao, Zan; Francis, Xueying – Journal of Experimental Education, 2018
Two hundred forty-six students (132 boys, 114 girls) were tracked from fifth to eighth grades, and changes in gender stereotypes about running as a male sport, running performance, interest in running, and intention for future running participation were assessed. Results revealed that neither sex held gender stereotypes about running as a male…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Sex Stereotypes, Sex Role, Student Interests
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Nguyen, Tuan Dinh; Cannata, Marisa; Miller, Jason – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Recent theoretical conceptualizations of student engagement have raised questions about how to measure student engagement and how engagement varies not only across schools, but also within school and within classrooms. The authors build on existing research on student behavioral engagement and extend this research to emphasize a continuum of…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
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Bielecki, Christopher; Wingenbach, Gary; Koswatta, Taniya – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
Students can increase their likelihood of academic success if they participate in at least two high-impact experiences during their undergraduate program. High-impact experiences have multiple forms, but whether students choose to participate may depend on perceptions of the high-impact experience structure, intensity, and additive nature to their…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Student Interests, Internship Programs
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Mankin, Ariel; von der Embse, Nathaniel; Renshaw, Tyler L.; Ryan, Shannon – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Previous research demonstrates that there is an association between effective teaching and teachers' positive psychological functioning at work. The current study explores the factor structure of the Teacher Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (TSWQ), which is a brief measure of two key dimensions of teachers' positive psychological functioning:…
Descriptors: Wellness, Questionnaires, Well Being, Factor Analysis
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Hamil, Marc – Online Learning, 2018
Much literature has presented evidence that supplemental digital resources enhance student performance with mathematics. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of a web-adaptive digital resource, Think Through Math©, on student performance with state-mandated annual standardized mathematics assessments. This study utilized a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Educational Researchers, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Learning
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González-Carriedo, Ricardo; Esprívalo Harrell, Pamela – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This study examined the attitudes of nine teachers in a two-way dual-language program in regard to using technology to support the linguistic and academic development of emergent bilinguals. Using a phenomenological, multiple case-study approach, teachers' perceptions about using technology in education and the potential of technology to advance…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Bilingual Education Programs
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