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Yablon, Yaacov B. – Child Development, 2017
Early detection of severe violence is a significant challenge for many schools. Three studies were conducted on samples of 6th, 8th, and 10th graders (12-16 years old). The first study, based on paired reports of teachers and students (n = 130), showed that a high percentage of both victims and perpetrators of severe violence are not identified by…
Descriptors: Violence, Identification, Grade 6, Grade 8
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Holopainen, Leena; Taipale, Airi; Savolainen, Hannu – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
In this study, the relationship between adolescents' difficulty in mathematics and reading and the influence on academic self-concept and school grades was examined. The participants (N = 585; 299 girls, 286 boys) were one age group of ninth-graders whose mathematics and reading skills were assessed at the end of comprehensive school at age…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Problems, Correlation
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Gunderson, Elizabeth A.; Hamdan, Noora; Sorhagen, Nicole S.; D'Esterre, Alexander P. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Individuals' implicit theories of intelligence exist on a spectrum, from believing intelligence is fixed and unchangeable, to believing it is malleable and can be improved with effort. A belief in malleable intelligence leads to adaptive responses to challenge and higher achievement. However, surprisingly little is known about the development of…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Academic Ability, Beliefs, Adults
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Moore, Brian; Woodcock, Stuart – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Anti-bullying strategies are significant approaches addressing bullying in schools, however their capacity to produce a reduction in bullying behaviour is open to question. This article examined a resilience-based approach to bullying. One hundred and five primary and high school students were surveyed using several standardised instruments. The…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Bullying, Elementary School Students, High School Students
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Hsieh, Wen-Min; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This cross-sectional study explored students' conceptions of science learning via drawing analysis. A total of 906 Taiwanese students in 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade were asked to use drawing to illustrate how they conceptualise science learning. Students' drawings were analysed using a coding checklist to determine the presence or absence…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Positive Attitudes
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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Shachar, Hanna – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine how the quality of teaching contributes to a sense of belonging and satisfaction, while considering students' personal and socioeconomic variables, in explaining the risk of dropping out of school. Two thousand, eight hundred and seventy 4th- to 9th-grade students from 105 classes in 18 schools participated…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Gündüz, Yüksel – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The aim of this study is to determine primary school, middle school, high school and university students' levels of conformity to leader in normal and critical situations. Experimental model was used in the research. Study group is comprised of 80 students chosen randomly from Karadeniz Bakir Primary School, Gazi Middle School, Kazim Karabekir…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students
Mavrogordato, Madeline; Harris, Julie – Educational Policy, 2017
School choice has emerged as the linchpin of President Trump's urban education reform plan, but it remains unclear how school choice policies will shape the educational experiences of the most underserved student groups, particularly English learners (ELs). Using quantitative data from one large urban school district, we examine EL participation…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, School Districts, School Choice, English Language Learners
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Gage, Nicholas A.; Larson, Alvin; Sugai, George; Chafouleas, Sandra M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
Research indicates that school climate influences students' academic, social, and behavioral outcomes. Therefore, improving school climate provides a promising avenue for preventing academic, social, and behavioral difficulties. Research has examined school-level measurement of school climate, but few studies have examined student-level responses…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Referral
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Metzger, Aaron; Syvertsen, Amy K.; Oosterhoff, Benjamin; Babskie, Elizabeth; Wray-Lake, Laura – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
The development of civically engaged citizens is vital for democratic societies. Although several studies have explored children and adolescents' conceptualizations of civic engagement, less is known about youths' understanding of the individual skills and attributes best suited for civic action. The current study utilized a Q-sort methodology to…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Dalbudak, Ibrahim; Gürkan, Alper C.; Yigit, Sih Mehmet; Kargun, Mehmet; Hazar, Gürkan; Dorak, Feridun – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
This study aims to investigate visually disabled students', who study in the level of primary education, high school, university, attitudes about physical education and sport in terms of different variables. Totally 100 visually disabled students who are individual and team athletes and study in Izmir, (8 visually disabled athletes study in…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Student Attitudes, Correlation, Computer Software
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Björn, Piia Maria; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Educational Psychology, 2016
This longitudinal study aimed to investigate the extent to which primary school text comprehension predicts mathematical word problem-solving skills in secondary school among Finnish students. The participants were 224 fourth graders (9-10 years old at the baseline). The children's text-reading fluency, text comprehension and basic calculation…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Prediction, Secondary School Students
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Vaz-Rebelo, Piedade; Fernandes, Paula; Morgado, Julia; Monteiro, António; Otero, José – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study attempts to characterise what 7th- and 12th-grade students believe they do not know about artefacts and natural objects, as well as the dependence of what is unknown on a knowledge of these objects. The students were asked to make explicit through questioning what they did not know about a sample of objects. The unknowns generated were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Grade 12, Beliefs
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Wray-Lake, Laura; Syvertsen, Amy K.; Flanagan, Constance A. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Social responsibility can be defined as a set of prosocial values representing personal commitments to contribute to community and society. Little is known about developmental change--and predictors of that change--in social responsibility during adolescence. The present study used an accelerated longitudinal research design to investigate the…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Adolescent Development, Longitudinal Studies, Social Responsibility
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Lin, Eric S.; Lu, Yu-Lung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper takes advantage of the Taiwan Assessment of Student Achievement data set to empirically evaluate whether the test score differentials between pupils with immigrant and native mothers are substantial across subjects, grades and years. Our results show that there exist test score differentials between the two groups after controlling for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Mothers
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