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Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W. – Online Submission, 2016
The relationships between cumulative family risk factors and American students' academic performance were examined in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. Data from the 2007 "American Community Survey" were used to ascertain the percent of birth to 18 year old children in the United States who experienced three or more risk…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Risk, Family Characteristics, Family Influence
Bostan Sarioglan, Ayberk; Küçüközer, Hüseyin – Online Submission, 2015
This research was a cross-age study that sought to determine and compare students' ideas about the causes of the seasons. Toward this aim, the research was carried out with 974 students at different educational levels and across the various age groups. First, the data obtained from the responses to the open-ended question was categorized according…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Astronomy, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
Klecker, Beverly M. – Online Submission, 2014
This paper describes a secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scores by gender. Data were national public 4th- and 8th-grade reading scores from composite and subscales for 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. Twelfth-grade scores for composite and literary experience from 2005, 2009, and 2013 and gain…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Scores
McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Cutcher, Cortney L., Ed. – Online Submission, 2011
As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 5900 Culminating…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Projects, Student Attitudes, Economics Education
Hudson, Siobhan; Kadan, Sarah; Lavin, Karen; Vasquez, Tylita – Online Submission, 2010
The students of the targeted fourth, fifth, sixth, and ninth grade classes exhibited difficulties with number sense that interfered with understanding and recall of basic math facts. Evidence for the existences of the problem included teacher observation, test scores, and student and teacher surveys. The research participants included 42 children…
Descriptors: Intervention, Grades (Scholastic), Action Research, Observation
Lord, E. Wayne; Swanson, Julie Dingle; Breard, Nan; Drain, Denise; Thomas, Kianga R.; Thomas, Steve; Dolph, Katie A.; Price, R. Douglas – Online Submission, 2009
On March 13, 2009, Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska, an eminent leader in gifted education, was presented with a Festschrift, a volume of articles submitted by colleagues as well as former and current graduate students to celebrate her life's work and influence on the field. This volume is a free supplement from The College of William and Mary's Center…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Graduate Students, Academically Gifted, Problem Based Learning
Ciriza, Frank – Online Submission, 2008
This report presents information on the Connecting Worlds/Mundos Unidos Project and provides a general comparison overview of accomplishments during its five years of operation. The Connecting Worlds/Mundos Unidos Project has been operating in the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) for eleven years, but in the present format as a Jacob K.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Immersion Programs, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
Oberlander, Judith; Talbert-Johnson, Carolyn – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the perceptions of technology integration by 90 entry level students in a teacher education program. During their field experience placement, candidates observed teachers' integration of technology in the classroom. During the final week of observation, the candidates completed a modified…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration