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Abdüsselam, Mustafa Serkan; Yildiz, Cemalettin; Göl, Resül – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this qualitative study is to determine middle and secondary school students' approaches related to computers and internet. To achieve this aim a form consisted of 8 open-ended questions was used. The implementation was carried out to 322 middle school and 161 secondary school students in Trabzon and Giresun cities on 2015-2016 school…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
Çetin, Ali – Online Submission, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate doctoral dissertations on physics education conducted in Turkey between the years of 2010 and 2015. The year, institution, language, researcher's gender, advisor position, research design and method, number and properties of samples, subject, data collection tools and theme distribution of the doctoral…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Education, Doctoral Dissertations
Pesen, Ata – Online Submission, 2016
General self-efficacy, as a person's (or one's) general confidence in uncommon situations that are hard to cope with in different areas (Schwarzer, Bassler, Kwiatek, Schroder, Zhang, 1997; Scholz, Gutierrez-Dona, SudveSchwarzer, 2002), is a measurable characteristic which helps predict attitudes that a person displays in more than one area (Alpay,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Expectation, Vocational High Schools, High School Students
Ashlock, Jayna Marguerite – Online Submission, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative case study is to examine rural high school teacher leader perceptions of roles, characteristics, and skills as well as identifying the various motivations these teacher leaders have for assuming teaching and leadership roles in rural schools. Specifically, the study explores the perceptions of teachers and…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Teachers, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Attitudes
Erdogan, Niyazi; Stuessy, Carol L. – Online Submission, 2015
This study aims to generate a conceptual framework for specialized Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) schools. To do so, we focused on literature and found specialized STEM schools have existed for over 100 years and recently expanded nationwide. The current perception for these schools can be described as unique environments…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Schools, Literature Reviews, College Readiness
Robitaille, Yvette Powell; Maldonado, Nancy – Online Submission, 2015
Questioning and discussion techniques are effective instructional methods that develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. There is often inconsistent implementation of these techniques, which can result in a negative effect on student achievement. This case study explored elementary, middle, and high school teachers and evaluators'…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Arendale, David R., Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
Purpose: This directory identifies, describes, and contains evaluative data evidence-based practices that improve academic performance, close the achievement gap, and improve persistence towards graduation for low-income, first-generation, and historically-underrepresented 6th grade through college students. Methodology: The directory was a…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
Johnson, William L.; Johnson, Annabel M.; Johnson, Jared W. – Online Submission, 2015
This document is from a presentation at the 2015 annual conference of the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT). The two sessions (each listed as feature sessions at the state conference) examined classroom strategies the presenter used in his chemistry classes to maximize Texas end-of-course chemistry test scores for his special population…
Descriptors: Special Education, Achievement Tests, Science Achievement, Chemistry
Gafney, Leo; Bynum, R. David; Sheppard, Keith – Online Submission, 2015
This report describes the origin and development of CESAME (The Center for Science and Mathematics Education) at Stony Brook University. The analysis identifies key ingredients in areas of personnel, funding, organizational structures, educational priorities, collaboration, and institutionalization. After a discussion of relevant issues in…
Descriptors: Science Teaching Centers, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Position Papers
Zan, Nuray – Online Submission, 2015
As a result of rapid technological advances, smartphones have recently enjoyed widespread use. The basic purpose of this study is to examine the effects of smartphones when they are used as educational tools in learning environments. To assess the effects of smartphone use on learning, this study uses smartphones as educational tools in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Organic Chemistry
Soparat, Sasithorn; Arnold, Savitree Rochanasmita; Klaysom, Saowadee – Online Submission, 2015
This research aimed to study the use of Project-based Learning using ICT (PBL using ICT) to develop learners' five key competencies based on Thai Basic Education Curriculum 2008, which consists of 1) communication capability 2) thinking capability 3) problem solving capability 4) capability in applying life skills and 5) capability in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Information Technology
Womack, Sid T.; Roberts, Kerry; Bell, C. David; Womack, Karen – Online Submission, 2015
Cost-benefit correlations have been subject to "selective sampling" in the media. Usually extremes of data from a very few high-funding and low-funding states are cited in the media to construct the case that there is no relationship between economic inputs and academic outputs. This study, using average per-pupil expenditures and ACT…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Expenditure per Student, Educational Finance, Predictor Variables
Roberson, Lydia – Online Submission, 2015
At-risk students are engaged in dangerous behaviors that lead them to become involved in the juvenile justice system and cause the feeling of low self-worth. This eventually causes at-risk youths to drop out of school and engage in detrimental behaviors that meddle in their academic success. The alternative education program provides these at-risk…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
Bayar, Adem; Kerns, James H. – Online Submission, 2015
The aim of this study is to define undesired behaviors in the classroom, to better understand the reasons of these undesired behaviors, and to offer strategies to overcome these behaviors. The researchers have used a qualitative research approach in this study. For this aim, the researchers have purposefully selected 12 physics teachers who work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers
Liu, Jack Jinghui – Online Submission, 2015
English learners have more access to communicate with different purposeful audiences across the Three Concentric Circles of English (Kachu, 1985): the Inner Circle, the Outer Circle and the Expanding Circle. However, young language learners' purposeful audience as a focus of communication has not been emphasized as much as other linguistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, High School Students
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