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Kim, Ann Y.; Sinatra, Gale M.; Seyranian, Viviane – Review of Educational Research, 2018
We conducted a systematic review of empirical research focused on the experiences of female students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) during middle and high school. Drawing on social identity theory, recent research was synthesized to explore how aspects of the social environment influence STEM identity development.…
Descriptors: Females, Literature Reviews, STEM Education, Middle School Students
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Holcomb-McCoy, Cheryl – Professional School Counseling, 2005
The influence of ethnic identity development on adolescents' achievement, self-concept, and behaviors has been reviewed extensively in the literature. However, the role that school counselors play in enhancing middle school students' ethnic identity development has received little attention. This article reviews the definition of ethnic identity…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Adolescent Development, Early Adolescents, Middle Schools
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Laux, Katie – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Incorporating student voice into the science classroom has the potential to positively impact science teaching and learning. However, students are rarely consulted on school and classroom matters. This literature review examines the effects of including student voice in the science classroom. Purpose: The purpose of this literature…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Periodicals
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Schaefer, Mary Beth; Malu, Kathleen F.; Yoon, Bogum – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2016
Over 50 years of articles related to the middle school movement in the United States were examined and analyzed in order to uncover the movement's primary themes associated with practice, research, and policy. Using a qualitative content approach, researchers created themes to represent the movement decade by decade. The years 1963-1979 were…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Qualitative Research, Teaching Methods, Social Change
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Zervas, Theodore G. – American Educational History Journal, 2016
This paper analyzes several elementary and middle school textbooks, educational decrees, and other primary sources to help shed light on how schooling, and more generally education, during what would be known as the "Reign of the Colonels" or "Military 'Junta'" attempted to reshape a Greek national identity. This paper seeks to…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Content Analysis, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Bash, Leslie – Intercultural Education, 2005
In assuming ethnic/national identity as problematic, we examine its dynamic aspects in the context of refugee children and their educational experiences. While the starting point of our analysis is a deconstruction of ethnic/national identity in conventional terms of language, religion, education etc., the emerging focus is the notion of boundary.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Educational Experience, Refugees
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Sandmann, Alexa – Social Studies, 2004
The topic of immigration is frequently taught in middle school classrooms as part of the history of America, for this country is indeed a "land of immigrants." Special emphasis is usually given to immigration that occurred a century or more ago, but contemporary immigration may prove to be a more compelling way to view this concept.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Individual Development, Cultural Awareness
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Ignatavicius, Stephanie – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
Female-identified transgender youth (FIT youth) have a male birth sex but identify as female, placing them outside of socially acceptable standards and increasing the challenges of adolescence. They face numerous potential sources of stress and have a higher likelihood of experiencing negative mental health outcomes due to lack of support, lack of…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Females, Youth, Gender Issues