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Horn, Aaron S.; Horner, Olena G.; Lee, Giljae – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Researchers in higher education frequently evaluate institutional effectiveness as the difference between an actual and predicted graduation rate, but little is known about whether such a method is reliable or valid. This study examines the measurement properties of effectiveness scores derived from regression residuals for community colleges in…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Two Year Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Raw Scores
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Kung, Fan-Wei – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The past decade has witnessed a plethora of research in teaching second language reading, and how to teach with efficiency has gradually gained ground in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Even though empirical studies have revealed that there is a positive correlation between students' learning motivation and learning outcome for effective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Suacamram, Mayuree – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study aimed to explore the operation of the program (the field trip and the selection process to select eligible program participants) and to compare the differences in terms of developing creativity and entrepreneurship between student groups. The key informants consisted of 4 groups comprising one teacher who supervised the trip, 12…
Descriptors: Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Undergraduate Students, Field Trips
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Bakla, Arif – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
It is often argued that current generations use digital technologies in different ways than older ones do. In response to the need for research on how younger generations use new technologies, this paper surveys identifiable patterns of technology use in EFL (English as a foreign language) and ESL (English as a second language) learners in daily…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Correlation
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Starcke, Matthew; Porter, Stephen R. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Recent scholarly work indicates Black students in K-12 are significantly more likely to be suspended or expelled than their White peers. However, little empirical work exists in the post-secondary environment, raising questions about the discrimination Black students encounter in the university student conduct process. This study explored racial…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Vignettes, Marijuana, African American Students
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Webb, O. J.; Cotton, D. R. E. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
The second year of university is little-researched, despite being a focal point for declining performance, persistence, and satisfaction. It is important to establish appropriate methods for studying this 'sophomore slump' and to pinpoint specific antecedents from broad domains noted in literature (e.g. students' social integration, perceptions of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Academic Achievement
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Burdina, Gulnara M.; Krapotkina, Irina E.; Nasyrova, Liliya G. – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
When new advanced technologies showed up in the market, teacher's role in distance learning step further in its path to change. Teachers often fail to find what their purpose of acting among technologies is and what the method for teaching elementary school students online would be right. Considering student's need in communication with a teacher…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Elementary School Students, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
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Shin, Namsoo; Choi, Sung-Youn; Stevens, Shawn Y.; Krajcik, Joseph S. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
A coherent curriculum that clearly defines sets of ideas that build upon one another to meet desired learning goals can successfully support the development of meaningful understanding across time. This study explores the influence of a coherent curriculum as a systematic approach to aligning and sequencing specific ideas to support students in…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Instructional Materials, Student Attitudes
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Jin, Hui; Shin, Hyo Jeong; Hokayem, Hayat; Qureshi, Farah; Jenkins, Thomas – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study describes how we developed a learning progression (LP) for systems thinking in ecosystems and collected preliminary validity evidence for the LP. In particular, the LP focuses on how middle and high school students use discipline-specific systems thinking concepts (e.g. feedback loops and energy pyramid) to analyze and explain the…
Descriptors: Ecology, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Item Response Theory
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Eymur, Guluzar – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of the explicit nature of science instruction embedded in the Argument-Driven Inquiry method compared with an implicit inquiry method on eleventh grade students' conceptions of NOS. The study used a pre-/post-test control group design to investigate the influence of the explicit nature…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Persuasive Discourse, High School Students
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Engzell, Per – Sociology of Education, 2019
Why is it that children of immigrants often outdo their ethnic majority peers in educational aspirations yet struggle to keep pace with their achievements? This article advances the explanation that many immigrant communities, while positively selected on education, still have moderate absolute levels of schooling. Therefore, parents' education…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Academic Aspiration, Academic Achievement, Parent Background
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Polesel, John; Leahy, Mary – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
The links between tracked secondary schooling and social selection form part of a complex narrative regarding educational inequality in European schools. The relative contribution of family and school to unequal educational outcomes has dominated educational debates across the continent for more than 50 years. This article contributes to this…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education
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Sauro, Shannon; Sundmark, Bjorn – ReCALL, 2019
This paper critically examines the integration of online fanfiction practices into an advanced university English language classroom. The fanfiction project, The Blogging Hobbit, was carried out as part of a course in the teacher education program at a Swedish university for students who were specializing in teaching English at the secondary…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cartoons
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Bottema-Beutel, Kristen; Kim, So Yoon; Miele, David B. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study used mixed-effects logistic regression to examine undergraduates' (N = 142) evaluations and reasoning about scenarios involving disability-based exclusion. Scenarios varied by disability [autism spectrum disorder (ASD) versus learning disability (LD)], the context of exclusion (classroom versus social), and whether or not a grade was at…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Autism, Learning Disabilities
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Deshais, Meghan A.; Fisher, Alyssa B.; Kahng, SungWoo – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2019
We used a reversal design with an embedded multielement design to compare the effects of an independent group contingency and a randomized dependent group contingency on compliance with assigned literacy worksheets in a first-grade general education classroom. Nine participants were selected based on low levels of compliance in baseline or by…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Compliance (Psychology), Reinforcement, Grade 1
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