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Lin-Siegler, Xiaodong; Ahn, Janet N.; Chen, Jondou; Fang, Fu-Fen Anny; Luna-Lucero, Myra – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Students' beliefs that success in science depends on exceptional talent negatively impact their motivation to learn. For example, such beliefs have been shown to be a major factor steering students away from taking science and math courses in high school and college. In the present study, we tested a novel story-based instruction that models how…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Interests, Learning Motivation, Science Instruction
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Bavarian, Niloofar; Lewis, Kendra M.; DuBois, David L.; Acock, Alan; Vuchinich, Samuel; Silverthorn, Naida; Snyder, Frank J.; Day, Joseph; Ji, Peter; Flay, Brian R. – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: School-based social-emotional and character development (SECD) programs can influence not only SECD but also academic-related outcomes. This study evaluated the impact of one SECD program, Positive Action (PA), on educational outcomes among low-income, urban youth. Methods: The longitudinal study used a matched-pair, cluster-randomized…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Values Education, Low Income Groups, Urban Youth
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Weisenbach, Jessica L.; Phillips, Andrea; Wehby, Joseph H. – Behavioral Disorders, 2007
Although functional assessment-based interventions have produced desired outcomes in student behavior in applied settings, most of those interventions involved strong, sustained participation with researchers in intervention design, implementation, and assessment. In this article, we describe a systematic approach to designing, implementing, and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Intervention, Educational Practices
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Ku, Heng-Yu; Sullivan, Howard J. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2002
Investigates the effects of personalized instruction on achievement and attitudes of Taiwanese elementary students on two-step mathematics and word problems. Students initially completed a survey on which they choice their favorite foods, sports, stores, classmates, and other selections. The most popular items were then used to create personalized…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction
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Minchella, Dennis J.; Yazvac, Cher W.; Fodrea, Rex A.; Ball, Greg – American Biology Teacher, 2002
Describes a freshman seminar course designed to help students develop academic and intellectual survival skills and adjust to university life and increase academic success as well as increase retention rates. (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Problem Solving, School Holding Power
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Bulgren, Janis A.; Deshler, Donald D.; Schumaker, Jean B.; Lenz, B. Keith – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2000
Explores the use of analogies while teaching important concepts in secondary content classrooms containing students of diverse abilities. Measures included students' knowledge of concepts, the numbers and types of analogies teachers used, and teacher and student satisfaction. Results reveal that teacher use of the routine led to increased student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Experimental Teaching, High Schools