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Wood, Lesley; Hendricks, Farah – Educational Action Research, 2017
Teenage pregnancy among school-going youth is a concern worldwide, but in socially-economically challenged environments it is a result of, and contributory factor to, a complex web of social injustice. In South Africa, most of the school-based prevention interventions to date have been adult-designed and imparted, with the voice of the target…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Adolescents, Pregnancy
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Kiwanuka, Henry Nsubuga; Van Damme, Jan; Van Den Noortgate, Wim; Anumendem, Dickson Nkafu; Vanlaar, Gudrun; Reynolds, Chandra; Namusisi, Speranza – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
This study investigated the effects of student and classroom characteristics on math self-confidence, perceived usefulness, and enjoyment of mathematics as multiple outcomes. A sample of 7th-grade students from 78 classes of 49 schools was studied. The data were collected using, among other instruments, an attitude questionnaire. The results of…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Grade 7, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Donovan, Brian M. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2017
For over a century, genetic arguments for the existence of racial inequality have been used to oppose policies that promote social equality. And, over that same time period, American biology textbooks have repeatedly discussed genetic differences between races. This experiment tests whether racial terminology in the biology curriculum causes…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Labeling (of Persons), Science Curriculum, Biology
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Låftman, Sara Brolin; Östberg, Viveca; Modin, Bitte – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
This study investigates associations between aspects of school climate, measured by students' assessments aggregated to the class level, and exposure to bullying, measured at the individual level. The data were derived from the Stockholm School Survey of 2006-2010 with information from 16,418 ninth-grade students (aged 15-16 years) distributed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Bullying, Grade 9
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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Shachar, Hanna – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine how the quality of teaching contributes to a sense of belonging and satisfaction, while considering students' personal and socioeconomic variables, in explaining the risk of dropping out of school. Two thousand, eight hundred and seventy 4th- to 9th-grade students from 105 classes in 18 schools participated…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Chamberlain, Courtney; Witmer, Sara – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Legislation mandates that students with disabilities be included in achievement testing for accountability purposes, with only a few participating in an alternate assessment (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act [IDEA], 2004). The current study utilized data from the Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study (SEELS) to…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Predictor Variables, Accountability, Student Participation
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Braga, Luciana; Jones, Emily; Bulger, Sean; Elliott, Eloise – Teacher Development, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine teacher perceptions regarding their experiences in a research-informed continuous professional development (CPD) initiative and its influence on their professional readiness to implement innovative content in physical education (PE). Participants included four PE teachers who engaged in a series of hands-on…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Educational Innovation
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Malakar, Partha; Basu, Jayanti – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The aim of the study was to determine whether the general intelligence, cognitive processes, school achievement, and intelligence-achievement relationship of adolescents with subclinical levels of obsessive-compulsive symptoms differed from those of their normal counterparts. From an initial large pool of 14-year-old Bengali students in eighth…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Anxiety Disorders, Cognitive Processes
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Whitcomb, Sara A.; Woodland, Rebecca H.; Barry, Shannon K. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
An exploratory case study is presented in which social network analysis (SNA) was used to explore how school teaming structures influence the implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). The authors theorized that PBIS leadership teams that include members with connections to all other information-sharing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Positive Behavior Supports, Program Implementation, Social Networks
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Grant, Marquis C. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
The issue of attrition and retention has been a chronic problem in the field of education for decades. School districts across the United States are experiencing shortages of qualified special education teachers largely due to high turnover rates, with many of these teachers electing not to return after their first year of teaching. In fact,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Faculty Mobility
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McKissick, Steven K. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
SuccessMaker mathematics is an instructional learning system rooted in behaviorist instructional theory. Previous research efforts have left much to be desired and have produced inconsistent results. Recent research for this program appears to be tapering off, despite advances in technology signaling integration of concepts from other theoretical…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mathematics, Quasiexperimental Design, Statistical Analysis
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Schilling, Ethan J.; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey; Getch, Yvette Q.; Lease, A. Michele – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
The current study examined teacher-reported asthma management practices in school and adherence to federal guidelines for students with asthma. 593 kindergarten-eighth grade teachers completed surveys regarding compliance with federal laws and policies, information-seeking behavior, asthma-related professional development, and asthma management…
Descriptors: Diseases, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Elementary School Teachers
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Ruppar, Andrea L.; Afacan, Kemal; Yang, Yeuwn-Lann; Pickett, Kelly J. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Learning in general education contexts enhances access to general curriculum content for students with disabilities. However, few intervention studies focused on general education content have been conducted in general education settings. The current study provides preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of a literacy intervention using…
Descriptors: Literacy, Inclusion, Language Arts, Correlation
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Acquah, Daniel K.; Limmer, Hayley; Malpass, Debra – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Recent policies in England have enacted significant changes to careers information advice and guidance (CIAG) and work-related learning (WRL). This paper offers insight into these changes from the perspective of young people studying engineering at University Technical Colleges (UTCs) as well as "comprehensive" schools. Face-to-face CIAG…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Educational Change, Universities
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Ojanen, Tiina; Findley-Van Nostrand, Danielle; Bowker, Julie C.; Markovic, Andrea – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
This study examined the distinctiveness of and the correlates associated with anxious-withdrawal and unsociability during early adolescence in Finland (N = 384; 12-14 years; 53% girls). As expected, confirmatory factor analyses revealed that anxious-withdrawal and unsociability were distinct and moderately positively correlated constructs. Only…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Correlation, Withdrawal (Psychology)
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