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Toraman, Cetin; Aycicek, Burak – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between attachment levels to school and the variables of the perception of school life quality and peer pressure among high school students and whether school life quality and peer pressure predict students' attachment levels to school significantly. The relational screening model was used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student School Relationship, Attachment Behavior
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Putwain, David W.; von der Embse, Nathaniel P. – Educational Psychology, 2019
Based on the Job Demands-resources (RD-R) model, the aim of the current study was to examine how pressure arising from imposed curriculum changes and teacher self-efficacy relate to perceived stress in teachers. Participants (839 teachers working in English schools) completed an online survey that contained questions about demographics,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Self Efficacy, Curriculum Development, Stress Variables
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Putwain, David W.; von der Embse, Nathaniel P. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Teachers often communicate to students the consequences of success and failure (fear appeals) and the timing (timing reminders) of forthcoming examinations. Prior research has examined how fear appeals and teaching reminders are evaluated by students and how they relate to educational outcomes such as engagement. Few studies have addressed the use…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Fear, Academic Achievement, Academic Failure
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Meuwissen, Kevin W. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2017
Adolescent learners stand to benefit when history teachers center their practice on investigating open-ended questions, interrogating evidence, and constructing persuasive arguments. Taking up this kind of teaching requires professional development (PD) experiences that are sustained, subject-specific, learning-focused, and collaborative and that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, History Instruction, Accountability, Comparative Analysis
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Vetter, Amy; Myers, Joy; Reynolds, Jeanie; Stumb, Adrienne; Barrier, Coley – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2017
Classrooms play a large part in shaping youths' identities as readers and writers. Due to the pressures of high-stakes exams, for example, reading and writing identities are often defined by a set of academic skills that students can or cannot perform. Such rigid concepts of readers and writers often cause secondary students to believe that their…
Descriptors: Reflection, Reading, Writing (Composition), Secondary School Students
Klimow, Nicole E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research concerning teachers' pedagogical beliefs shows a strong relationship between planning and instruction; however, the sources of pedagogical beliefs have not been researched thoroughly. Because teachers bring their histories and experiences to their interactions with students, their pedagogical beliefs may also be present in their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, High Schools, Writing Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Sarouni, Ali Sedigh; Jenaabadi, Hossein; Pourghaz, Abdulwahab – International Education Studies, 2016
The present study aimed to examine the relationship of mental pressure with optimism and academic achievement motivation among second grade second period male high school students. This study followed a descriptive-correlational method. The sample included 200 second grade second period male high school students in Sooran. Data collection tools in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Males, Academic Achievement, Positive Attitudes
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Meuwissen, Kevin W. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
This paper uses Hochberg and Desimone's (2010) theoretical framework for professional development (PD) in accountability contexts to interpret two teachers' experiences in a PD program focused on historical inquiry, analysis, and argumentation, within an urban school district marked by stringent accountability pressures tied to high-stakes test…
Descriptors: Accountability, Faculty Development, Inquiry, Urban Schools
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Alfoukha, Marwa M.; Hamdan-Mansour, Ayman M.; Banihani, Manar Ali – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Prevalence of eating disorders (EDs) has increased among adolescents in Arabic and Western countries. The purposes are to identify the risk of ED and psychosocial correlates of risk of ED among high school girls in Jordan. The researchers employed a cross-sectional, correlational design using 799 high school girls from governmental and private…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Psychological Patterns, At Risk Students, Eating Disorders
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Holme, Jennifer Jellison – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: Over the past several decades, a significant number of states have either adopted or increased high school exit examination requirements. Although these policies are intended to generate improvement in schools, little is known about how high schools are responding to exit testing pressures. Purpose: This study examined how five…
Descriptors: Exit Examinations, Graduation Requirements, Low Achievement, High Schools
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Clerkin, Aidan – Review of Education, 2018
Since the 1970s, schools in Ireland have offered an optional programme known as 'Transition Year' midway through secondary education, when students are typically 15 years old. It lasts one academic year and aims to promote maturity, social development and vocational exploration, and to give students a chance to develop personal and intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Maturity (Individuals), Adolescent Development
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Wahleithner, Juliet Michelsen – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background: Numerous reports have highlighted problems with writing instruction in American schools, yet few examine the interplay of teachers' preparation to teach writing, the instructional policies they must navigate, and the writing development of the students in their classrooms. Purpose: This study examines high school English teachers'…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Writing Instruction, High Stakes Tests, Statistical Analysis
Galster, Donald C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
As expectations for improvements in public K-12 education continue, principals and teachers need to collaborate for continuous school improvement. Innovative change is needed to meet the needs of students. Michael Fullan's change theory (1993) identified many inhibitors to change, such as the human tendency to avoid change due to vulnerability and…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, High Achievement, Principals, Instructional Innovation
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Gilliland, Betsy – Language and Education, 2015
Teachers' understandings of second language learning influence their practices in the classroom. This paper analyzes interview and classroom data collected during a year-long ethnographic study of two high school English language development classes to identify (1) what the teachers understood about second language (L2) development and L2 academic…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Multilingualism
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Murphy, Joseph – Teachers College Record, 2016
The narrative in this chapter runs as follows. As the political, social, and economic environments that surround the American high school undergo seismic shifts, they create new forms of secondary education. We report that the environmental conditions between 1890 and 1920 were such that most of the pillars that anchored the American high school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Change
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