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Polat, Nihat; Mahalingappa, Laura; Hughes, Elizabeth; Karayigit, Cebrail – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study examines the effectiveness of a specially designed intervention in changing preservice teacher beliefs about the education of linguistically diverse students. The experiment involved a semester-long online letter exchange with English learner (EL) pen pal partners from two public schools. The research questions included: What effect did…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, English Language Learners, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Kinney, Daryl W. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to fit theoretical models of prediction to urban students' decisions to enroll and persist in music ensembles using academic achievement, socioeconomic status (SES), number of parents/guardians at home, mobility, ethnicity, and sex as explanatory variables. Through multinomial logistic regression, I built predictive…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Prediction
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Breaux, Rosanna P.; Langberg, Joshua M.; Bourchtein, Elizaveta; Eadeh, Hana-May; Molitor, Stephen J.; Smith, Zoe R. – School Psychology, 2019
In the present study, we sought to examine response trajectories to brief (11-week) school-based homework interventions and factors that may help schools predict responses. Participants included 222 middle-school students (72% boys; M[subscript age] = 12.00 years, SD = 1.02) who had been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder…
Descriptors: Homework, Intervention, Predictor Variables, Middle School Students
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López, Miguel Antonio Pat; Escobedo, Pedro Antonio Sánchez – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2019
The purpose of this research was to identify the role of the level of proficiency in the English language with high-performing third-year students in the Mayan area of Yucatán, near a tourist region called the Riviera Maya. The aim was also to explore the relationship between learning a second language and the subsequent overall improvement in the…
Descriptors: Language Role, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Howe, Eric E. – International Dialogues on Education: Past and Present, 2019
The study of art, especially perspective, involves the use of specialized vocabulary words which can be difficult to learn. Metacognitive reflection (MR) offers a method to improve student learning of academic language. Teacher feedback on students' reflections provides additional benefits. This quasi-experimental study measured the influence of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Art Education, Vocabulary Development, Academic Language
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Won, Sungjun; Lee, Sun-Young; Bong, Mimi – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The primary purpose of this study was to ascertain whether the degree to which Korean middle school students perceived their teachers to be credible made a difference in the effectiveness of teachers' persuasion as a source of students' academic self-efficacy. In the contexts of both general school learning and a specific subject of Korean…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Credibility, Self Efficacy, Middle School Students
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Horak, Anne K.; Galluzzo, Gary R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of problem-based learning (PBL) on student achievement and students' perceptions of classroom quality. A group of students taught using PBL and a comparison group of students taught using traditional instruction were studied. A total of 457 students participated in the study. Pre- and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Problem Based Learning, Academic Achievement
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Nasser, Ramzi; McInerney, Dennis – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study investigated the relation between motivational goals and university intentions, school valuing and school achievement. The premise of this study is that motivational goals play a key role in academic values and achievement. Confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to establish the construct validity of the motivational measures drawn…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Rahim, Mehrak; Goli, Atefeh – International Education Studies, 2016
The aim of the current study was investigating the role of achievement in learning English as a foreign language in EFL learners' cheating attitudes and cheating behaviors. Eight hundred junior high-school students were selected based on random cluster sampling and participated in the study. Their attitudes towards academic dishonesty and their…
Descriptors: Cheating, English Language Learners, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2016
Research studies have identified several factors related to mathematics achievement of students in Korea. Further, results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assessments have shown that instructional practices and beliefs about mathematics were significantly associated with mathematics achievement of students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Grade 8, Achievement Tests
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Jackson, Carolyn; Nyström, Anne-Sofie – Research Papers in Education, 2015
Discourses about the value of effort and hard work are prevalent and powerful in many western societies and educational contexts. Yet, paradoxically, in these same contexts effortless achievement is often lauded, and in certain discourses is heralded as the pinnacle of success and a sign of genius. In this paper we interrogate discourses about…
Descriptors: Scores, Interviews, Secondary Schools, Cross Cultural Studies
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Kettler, Ryan J.; Elliott, Stephen N.; DiPerna, James C.; Bolt, Daniel M.; Reiser, Deitra; Resurreccion, Leilani – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Two studies were conducted with samples of middle and high school teachers and students to examine cross-informant agreement on the Academic Competence Evaluation Scales. Cross-informant agreement was examined using Pearson correlations and conditional probability indices. Results of Study 1 (N = 65) and Study 2 (N = 66) indicated that teacher and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, School Psychology, Correlation
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Kuan, Ping-Yin – Comparative Education Review, 2011
Cram schooling is believed by students and their parents to have positive effects on learning achievement in Taiwan. Using two waves of panel data gathered by the Taiwan Education Panel Study (TEPS) in 2001 and 2003 and the method of propensity score matching (PSM), the present research found that the average treatment effect for participants of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics
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Tully, Derek; Dunn, Rita; Hlawaty, Heide – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2006
This research compared the effects of a Programmed Learning Sequence (PLS) (Dunn & Dunn, 1993) versus Traditional Teaching (TT) on 100 sixth-grade Bermudian students' test scores on a Fractions Unit. Fifty-three males' and forty-seven females' learning styles were identified with the "Learning Style Inventory" (LSI) (Dunn, Dunn,…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Cognitive Style, Semantics
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Sclater, Jennifer; Sicoly, Fiore; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
The current investigation was an exploration of the first year of a multi-year project designed to provide every Grade 3 to Grade 11 student throughout an English school board in Quebec with a laptop computer. Data were collected from 403 elementary and 270 secondary students from the experimental school board and also from 330 students in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Laptop Computers, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education