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Phillips Galloway, Emily; Uccelli, Paola – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Although many adolescents struggle to comprehend text, the school-relevant language skills, which might contribute to variation in reading comprehension ability during this developmental period, remain understudied. To expand the research base, this study examines the concurrent development of academic language skills and reading comprehension in…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Language Skills, Reading Comprehension, English Language Learners
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Bistrong, Elizabeth; Bottiani, Jessika H.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
The response patterns of youth who witness bullying have potential to influence future occurrence and persistence of bullying behaviors. Prevention efforts have included an increased focus on bystander interventions; however, the majority of adolescents rarely intervene in bullying situations. When they do, they often display of mixed pattern of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Intervention, Middle School Students
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Godbey, Samantha; Gordon, Howard R. D. – Middle Grades Review, 2019
In this essay, we discuss issues related to the integration of career exploration in our nation's middle schools. We discuss the theoretical and empirical basis for career exploration at the middle school level and identify selected barriers to its effective implementation, namely with regards to career advising and parent involvement. We also…
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Middle School Students, Barriers, Program Implementation
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Love, Tyler S.; Bhatty, Abraham – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Within the past few years there has been an increasing emphasis on making computer science (CS) more accessible for all K-12 students. In 2013 there were 12 states that allowed CS courses to count towards high school graduation, and in 2018 that number had grown to 35 states plus the District of Columbia (Code.org, 2018). Due to the increasing…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Design, Elementary School Students
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Cooley, Shelby; Burkholder, Amanda R.; Killen, Melanie – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study investigated children's and adolescents' predictions of inclusion and evaluations of exclusion in interracial and same-race peer contexts. The sample (N = 246) consisted of African American (n = 115) and European American (n = 131) children and adolescents who judged the likelihood of including a new peer, evaluated the group's decision…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Social Isolation, Prediction, Peer Relationship
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Mumby, Stephanie; Leineweber, Meghan; Andrade, Jeanette – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: In 2009, the Smarter Lunchroom Movement (SLM) strategy was created to provide schools across the United States (US) with evidence-based solutions to encourage healthier eating among children. Results, though, are inconsistent with how well this movement impacts school-aged children's healthy food selection and consumption.…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Health Promotion, Evidence Based Practice, Eating Habits
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
"Looking Closer" is the eighth biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB's Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Demography, Student Diversity, Preschool Education
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Eckert, Stine; Metzger-Riftkin, Jade; Nurmis, Joanna – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
In 2013-2016 we designed and implemented Wikid Grrls, a 10-week after-school workshop series to teach online skills to middle school girls in U.S. schools. We interviewed and surveyed 80 participants before and after the workshops. Girls' online skills and confidence in them increased measurably for the duration of the workshop series.…
Descriptors: Females, Workshops, After School Programs, Technological Literacy
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Zeller, Cynthia Lee – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the impact of a school health module on the breastfeeding knowledge and attitudes of middle school students. Method: A convenience sample of 39 middle school students received education related to breastfeeding and completed a pre-test and a post-test. The School Survey on Breastfeeding…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, School Surveys
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Smith, Shaunna – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
This ethnographic case study investigated how the process of learning during a yearlong after-school, project-based learning (PjBL) experience could be documented by student-created reflective videos. Guided by social constructivism, constant comparative analysis was used to explore the meaningful learning that took place in addition to the…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Video Technology, Reflection, Active Learning
Wade, Julie; Maina, Nyambura – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2016
Students who received mental health services at a Linkages to Learning (LTL) site showed improvement on some measures of well-being and school engagement, including self-ratings of self-concept and attendance. Families who received case management services showed improvement on multiple areas of self-sufficiency, and large percentages of…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Caseworker Approach, School Health Services, Access to Health Care
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Köse, Emek; Johnson, Angela C. – PRIMUS, 2016
In this article, we present a case study of a course called Women in Mathematics. Students in the course studied the lives and the mathematical contributions of women mathematicians throughout history, as well as current gender equity issues in the study of mathematics and in mathematical careers. They also mentored 20 middle school girls…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Females, Mathematics Education, Mentors
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Ling, Guangming – International Journal of Testing, 2016
To investigate possible iPad related mode effect, we tested 403 8th graders in Indiana, Maryland, and New Jersey under three mode conditions through random assignment: a desktop computer, an iPad alone, and an iPad with an external keyboard. All students had used an iPad or computer for six months or longer. The 2-hour test included reading, math,…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Handheld Devices, Computers
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Tellie, Benjamin; Dracup, Josh – Art Education, 2016
School bullying is a complicated aspect of violence. It can be difficult for teachers to identify bullying and hard for students to report. This can include behaviors that are "offensive, abusive, malicious, insulting, and/or intimidating" (Quigg, 2011, p. 1). Some students struggle with bullying in the classroom and in the general…
Descriptors: Bullying, Studio Art, Art Activities, Middle School Students
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McKellar, Sarah E.; Marchand, Aixa Daphne; Diemer, Matthew; Malanchuk, Oksana – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Student self-concept of math ability (SCMA) and math utility value shape course-taking patterns, achievement, and entree into mathematics-intensive college majors (Eccles & Wigfield, 2005). The development of SCMA and math utility value are embedded in social contexts (Marsh et al., 2005). School racial climate is a particularly important…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mathematics Skills, African American Students, Racial Composition
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