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Hearst, Mary O.; Shanafelt, Amy; Wang, Qi; Leduc, Robert; Nanney, Marilyn S. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: We sought to determine if perceived barriers, benefits, and modifiable behaviors support or interfere with breakfast consumption in a racially and economically diverse rural high school population. Methods: The participants were 832 Minnesota adolescents from 16 rural high schools. We used baseline data from a group randomized trial…
Descriptors: Barriers, Behavior Modification, Eating Habits, Rural Schools
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Hacieminoglu, Esme; Ali, Mohamed Moustafa; Oztas, Fulya; Yager, Robert E. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to compare changes in attitudes of students about their study of biology in the classes thought by five biology teachers who experienced an Iowa Chautauqua workshop with and two non-Chautauqua teachers who had no experience with any professional development program. The results indicated that there are significant…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Grade 8, Grade 10
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Munn, Maureen; Knuth, Randy; Van Horne, Katie; Shouse, Andrew W.; Levias, Sheldon – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
This study examines how two kinds of authentic research experiences related to smoking behavior--genotyping human DNA (wet lab) and using a database to test hypotheses about factors that affect smoking behavior (dry lab)--influence students' perceptions and understanding of scientific research and related science concepts. The study used pre and…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Smoking, Genetics, Hypothesis Testing
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Williams, Ronald D., Jr.; Barnes, Jeremy T.; Holman, Thomas; Hunt, Barry P. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2014
Substance use among youth is a significant health concern in the rural United States, particularly among at-risk students. While evidence-based programs are available, literature suggests that an underdeveloped rural health prevention workforce often limits the adoption of such programs. Additionally, population-size restrictions of national…
Descriptors: Prevention, Substance Abuse, Rural Youth, Pilot Projects
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Zhang, Ping; Ding, Lin – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2013
This paper reports a cross-grade comparative study of Chinese precollege students' epistemological beliefs about physics by using the Colorado Learning Attitudes Survey about Sciences (CLASS). Our students of interest are middle and high schoolers taking traditional lecture-based physics as a mandatory science course each year from the 8th grade…
Descriptors: Physics, Epistemology, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Gordon, Janet; Downey, Jayne; Bangert, Art – School Community Journal, 2013
In an effort to increase students' success, schools and communities have begun to develop school-based mentoring programs (SBMP) to foster positive outcomes for children and adolescents. However, experts have called for more research into the effectiveness of these efforts for students across grade levels. Therefore, this study was designed to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Adolescents, Learner Engagement, Student Behavior
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Johnson, Amy M.; Ozogul, Gamze; DiDonato, Matt D.; Reisslein, Martin – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
Computer-based multimedia presentations employing animated agents (avatars) can positively impact perceptions about engineering; the current research advances our understanding of this effect to pre-college populations, the main target for engineering outreach. The study examines the effectiveness of a brief computer-based intervention with…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Computer Simulation
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Hsu, Ching-Kun; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Chuang, Chien-Wen; Chang, Chih-Kai – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Owing to the popularity of computers and computer networks, fostering the web-based problem-solving ability of students has become an important educational objective in recent years. This study attempted to compare the effects of using selected and open network resources on students' intentions with regard to their information system usage by…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Information Systems
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Lee, Li-Tze; Hung, Jason C. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2009
McCarthy (1985) constructed the 4MAT teaching model, an eight step instrument developed in 1980, by synthesizing Dewey's experiential learning, Kolb's four learning styles, Jung's personality types, as well as Bogen's left mode and right mode of brain processing preferences. An important implication of this model is that learning retention is…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Teaching Models, Academic Achievement, Experiential Learning