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Young, Chase; Mohr, Kathleen A. J. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
Research indicates that literature circles are an authentic means for literacy development that students typically enjoy. To better understand the potential value and to add to the research base regarding literature circles, this study, involving 17 fourth graders, explores factors that may influence the quality of literature discussions,…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Grade 4, Regression (Statistics), Elementary School Students
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Erbil, Deniz Gökçe; Kocabas, Ayfer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
In this study, the effects of applying the cooperative learning method on the students' attitude toward democracy in an elementary 3rd-grade life studies course was examined. Over the course of 8 weeks, the cooperative learning method was applied with an experimental group, and traditional methods of teaching life studies in 2009, which was still…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Democracy, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Mothers play a key role in scaffolding children's writing using traditional tools, such as paper and pencil. However, little is known about how mothers scaffold young children's writing using touch-screen tablets (e.g., iPads) and the associations between maternal scaffolding and emergent literacy. Mother-child dyads (N = 47; M child…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Mothers, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Babenko, Oksana; Daniels, Lia M.; White, Jonathan; Oswald, Anna; Ross, Shelley – Educational Research and Reviews, 2018
In achievement settings, the types of motivation individuals develop are crucial to their success and to the ways in which they respond to challenges. Considering the competitive nature of medical education and the high stakes of medical practice, it is important to know what types of motivation (conceptualized here as achievement goals) medical…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Physicians, Achievement, Goal Orientation
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Wang, Jingying; Li, Hui; Wang, Dan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examines the effects of family involvement on the literacy gap between rural and urban Chinese primary students via mediation analysis. Altogether, 1080 students in Grades 1, 3, and 5 were randomly sampled from three urban and three rural primary schools from Shandong and Guizhou Provinces, representing eastern and western China,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Rural Urban Differences, Family Literacy, Parent Background
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Banerjee, Neena – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
The United States is facing culture gaps between students and teachers in schools. Although the U.S. school-age population is racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse, the teachers are predominantly White. This article investigates whether assignment to same-race teachers affects students' math and reading achievement growth in early…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Minority Group Students, Diversity (Faculty), Racial Factors
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Samperiz, Ana; Herrero, Juan – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
The objective of this study was to develop a nonformal environmental education program in a summer camp and to measure its effectiveness increasing environmental knowledge and attitudes of the participants. Seventy six teenagers between 14 and 17 years participated. Activities dealt with both natural and urban environment. Preactivity and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Summer Programs, Environmental Education, Adolescents
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Richardson, Greer M.; Byrne, Laurel L.; Liang, Ling L. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
Recognizing that teaching efficacy beliefs influence pedagogical content knowledge, this study assesses the impact of a general methods course on preservice teachers' efficacy beliefs and instructional planning of environmental education content. The course used explicit and visible strategies to support pedagogical and content knowledge…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Beliefs, Self Efficacy
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Lambie, Glenn W.; Mullen, Patrick R.; Swank, Jacqueline M.; Blount, Ashley – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
Supervisors evaluated counselors-in-training at multiple points during their practicum experience using the Counseling Competencies Scale (CCS; N = 1,070). The CCS evaluations were randomly split to conduct exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, resulting in a 2-factor model (61.5% of the variance explained).
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Counseling, Measures (Individuals), Competence
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Topcu, Çigdem; Erdur-Baker, Özgür – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
The aim of this study is to update the Turkish version of the Revised Cyber Bullying Inventory (RCBI) and eliminate specific technology names. Validity and reliability tests were carried out with 1,803 high school students. The updated version of the RCBI yields valid and reliable scores measuring cyberbullying and victimization.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
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Emelianchik-Key, Kelly; Hays, Danica G.; Hill, Tara – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
The Teen Screen for Dating Violence (TSDV) is an assessment that examines adolescent dating violence perpetration and victimization, perception and exposure to violence, and support systems. Through assessment, adolescents who are at high risk could be identified for prevention and early intervention. This article presents the development,…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Test Construction, Violence, Dating (Social)
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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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Hustedt, Jason T.; Buell, Martha J.; Hallam, Rena A.; Pinder, Wendy M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Kindergarten has become increasingly academically oriented, and U.S. kindergarten teachers are increasingly called upon to implement policies that require assessment and promote accountability. However, little recent research has focused on kindergarten teachers' beliefs about kindergarten readiness. The authors examined teachers' beliefs related…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Beliefs, School Readiness
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Bistricky, Steven L.; Harper, Kristina L.; Roberts, Caroline M.; Cook, Diana M.; Schield, Staci L.; Bui, Jennifer; Short, Mary B. – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: College students are susceptible to undermanaged stress and its detrimental effects, and though they could use evidence-based stress reduction techniques (SRTs) to remedy this, many do not. Unfortunately, little is known about what might encourage greater use. Purpose: This study examined to what extent a framework integrating…
Descriptors: Stress Management, College Students, Health Behavior, Health Promotion
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McReynolds, Katie; Gillan, Wynn; Naquin, Millie – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: Although organic foods have been available for decades, they are an emerging trend with increasing prevalence of organic food choices in mainstream markets. College-aged students' consumer behaviors are understudied in this industry. Purpose: This study examined college students' knowledge, perceptions, and current behaviors regarding…
Descriptors: College Students, Knowledge Level, Correlation, Food
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