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Bempeni, Maria; Poulopoulou, Stavroula; Tsiplaki, Ioanna; Vamvakoussi, Xenia – Online Submission, 2018
We constructed and calibrated an instrument targeting conceptual and procedural fraction knowledge. We used this instrument in a quantitative study with 126 secondary students (7th and 9th graders), testing the hypothesis that there are individual differences in the way students combine the two types of knowledge. Cluster analysis revealed four…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Fractions, Mathematics Skills, Secondary School Students
Habibi; Setiawan, Cally – Online Submission, 2017
Student dropouts are complex problems in Indonesia. Some of the dropouts living in rural areas have migrated to the large cities. It contributes to the child labor growth which is already one the major problems in Indonesia. Knowledge about the meaning of school from their perspective could be helpful for policy and programs related to dropout…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics, Barriers
Duranovic, Marina – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this research is to examine risk behaviour of students (adolescents) on the internet, i.e. which risk websites students visit most in their free time, and whether there are differences among students considering the type of school they attend (gymnasium, four-year high school and three-year high school). The research was carried out in…
Descriptors: Risk, Student Behavior, Internet, Web Sites
Moradi Sheykhjan, Tohid – Online Submission, 2015
We all have mental health. Mental health relates to how we think, feel, behave and interact with other people. At its simplest, good mental health is the absence of a mental disorder or mental health problem. Adults, children and young people with good mental health are likely to have high levels of mental wellbeing. The World Health Organisation…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Children, Well Being
Kim, Namsook – Online Submission, 2015
This ethnographic case study explores the nature of situated transformative pedagogy that empowers linguistically and culturally diverse adolescent English language learners. Grounded in theoretical perspectives of critical multicultural education and sociosemiotics, this study, through developmental, spiral analyses of data collected from…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Student Empowerment, English Language Learners, Adolescents
Moradi Sheykhjan, Tohid – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this article is to find out the significance of international perspectives for research on child abuse and neglect. Child abuse is not a new phenomenon. Increased international communication and exposure has brought awareness in many that child abuse is a phenomenon intrinsic to all human society since the beginning of time. Abuse…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Labor, At Risk Persons
Schlieder, Mary; Maldonado, Nancy; Baltes, Beate – Online Submission, 2014
The dramatic rise in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is accompanied by a substantial increase in public school inclusion. A growing body of research supports the need for teachers proficient in evidence-based practices to support such students. One strategy involves using peer support networks like Circle of Friends (CoF)…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Peer Groups
Kim, Namsook – Online Submission, 2014
The present qualitative case study grounded in critical, socio-constructivist perspectives towards transformative learning and identity development intends to identify and explore the in-depth nature of innovative multicultural educational practice in an urban adolescent ESL [English as a Second Language] class in new times. Data, collected from…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Multicultural Education, Urban Areas
Redcross, Natalie Ryder; Grimes, Tresmaine – Online Submission, 2012
Teenage magazine content, after decades, continues to complicate decision making in the communication of the young, impressionable girls who read them. Previous research has indicated that teenagers can be negatively influenced by the media, including teen magazines (e.g., Redcross, 2003; Milkie, 2002; Durham, 2008; Lamb & Brown, 2006). These…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Periodicals, Adolescent Literature, Social Influences
Daisey, Peggy – Online Submission, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore 72 preservice teachers' attitudes toward and experiences with sharing their content area as well as their recreational reading with teenager students. Methodology: Preservice teachers who were enrolled in a required secondary content area literacy course at a Midwest university, including 49 in a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary Education, Recreational Reading, Adolescents
Daisey, Peggy – Online Submission, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore 71 secondary preservice teachers' attitudes about and experiences with sharing their content area as well as recreational writing with teenage students. Methodology: Preservice teachers who were enrolled in a required secondary content area literacy course in a Midwest university, including 48 in a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Writing Apprehension, Practicums, Writing Across the Curriculum
LaRocco, Diana J.; Fitzgerald, Jessica – Online Submission, 2010
Magnet high school attendance seems to lead to improved academic performance (Cobb, Bifulco, & Bell, 2009; U.S. Department of Education, 2008; Yu & Taylor, 1997). Likewise, perceived social support has been linked with positive outcomes for adolescents, including improved academic performance (Rosenfeld, Richman, & Bowen, 2000; Demaray & Malecki,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Magnet Schools, Student Attitudes, Social Support Groups
Singh, Vandana – Online Submission, 2010
Demographic and socioeconomic shifts in nation's population and changes in the family structure have placed increasing demands on the schools. There is a pressing need to understand the factors that give rise to and maintain aggressive behaviours across adolescence and also suggest techniques for dealing with the increased incidence of aggression…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Conflict, Cooperative Learning, Family Structure
Walsh, Rachael – Online Submission, 2010
This research evaluates the social context of adolescent intervention programs through a critical lens to determine the impact on youth postsecondary decisions with respect to both educational attainment and deviant behavior, further examining the role of education from a social and political perspective. The Education Longitudinal Study 2002/06…
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Attainment, Role of Education, Program Effectiveness
Quarles, Alice; Maldonado, Nancy L.; Lacey, Candace H.; Thompson, Steve D. – Online Submission, 2008
This qualitative study explored the relationships between six Little Sisters (mentees) and their Big Sisters (mentors) to develop an understanding of the perceptions of high-risk adolescent female mentees and their mentors regarding their mentoring relationships. Participants were purposefully selected--those actively involved in a formal…
Descriptors: Mentors, Self Efficacy, Data Analysis, Skill Development
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