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Castellanos, Melisa; Saldarriaga, Lina; Lopez, Luz Stella; Bukowski, William M. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Evidence of cultural comparisons of gender-identity-measurement scales is scarce. The present study aims to assess the scalar invariance of two dimensions of a widely used gender identity scale (Egan and Perry's Multidimensional Gender Identity Inventory) across two cultural contexts. Fourth, sixth, and fifth graders from Barranquilla (Colombia)…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Gender Differences, Peer Relationship, Self Concept
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Way, Niobe; Hernandez, Maria G.; Rogers, Leoandra Onnie; Hughes, Diane L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
Few studies examine how the macro context shapes ethnic or racial identity development during early adolescence. This analysis draws on interview data from 40 African American, Chinese American, Dominican American, and European American middle school students (6th through 8th grade) to explore how stereotypes inform adolescents' ethnic and racial…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Self Concept, Ethnicity, Stereotypes
Roy, Brittani Kalyani – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Implementing an assimilative agenda within the traditional U.S. education system has prevented the authentic inclusion, validation, and development of American Indian students. The enduring ramifications, including the loss of cultural identity, underscored the critical need to decolonize, or challenge, the historic assimilative agenda of the…
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Students, Self Concept, Action Research
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Olthouse, Jill M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
This collective case study represents 10 gifted children's relationships with writing. The construct "relationship with writing" includes children's influences, goals, values, identity, and emotions connected to writing. Overall, these students' relationships with writing can be described as creative, responsible, and…
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Case Studies, Writing (Composition)
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Eamer, Allyson; Hughes, Janette; Morrison, Laura Jane – Multicultural Education Review, 2014
The aim of this mixed methods research study was to examine the construction of adolescents' bi-cultural identities through an exploration of their social practices on the social networking site, Ning. More specifically, we ask: (1) how are new Canadian and first-generation adolescents' bi-cultural identities shaped and performed as they use…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Social Networks, Adolescents, Biculturalism
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Hoffman, Adria Rachel – Music Education Research, 2012
The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore the wind band classroom as a social context and examine its influence on middle-school students' identity constructions. The integration of sociologically based identity theory and social identity theory from social psychology suggested by Deaux and Martin as well as Stets and Burke proved…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Musicians, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Chorro, Estefanía Gomis; Fernández, María Ángela Morales; Corbí, Raquel Gilar – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The objective of this research is twofold: first intending to assess the level at which students prioritize happiness; and second discerning how the experience of happiness affects the formation of their identity and their relationship with their environment, taking into account the values deduced from their perceptions, and understanding from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
Espana, Carla – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation examines a teacher's language ideologies, their impact on curriculum modifications and bilingual Latinx middle schoolers' storytelling, to understand how a bilingual pedagogy builds on their cultural and linguistic resources. This qualitative study was conducted in a sixth grade writing workshop class in New York City as the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Writing Workshops, Second Language Learning, Language Attitudes
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Fields, Deborah; Enyedy, Noel – Mind, Culture, and Activity, 2013
Changing an established role in a classroom is difficult. It involves constructing a new set of relations within a community. In this article we investigate how students with newly developed interest and experience in programming developed outside the classroom pick up and establish their roles as experts in programming within the classroom…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Software, Expertise, Peer Teaching
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Gullan, Rebecca L.; Power, Thomas J.; Leff, Stephen S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
Despite considerable fiscal and structural support for youth service programs, research has not demonstrated consistent outcomes across participants or programs, suggesting the need to identify critical program processes. The present study addresses this need through preliminary examination of the role of program empowerment in promoting positive…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Empowerment, African Americans, Role
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Gustafson, Katarina – Ethnography and Education, 2009
The article focusses on constructions of social identities in school and how children in their identity work (re-)construct common and segregated places in the school yard. Data were drawn from an ethnographic research in the daily lives of children aged 11-13. The fieldwork consisted of traditional ethnographic field work as well as children's…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Ethnography, Informal Education, Foreign Countries
Hestness, Emily – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the nature of the relationship between middle school science learners' conditions and their developing understandings of climate change. I applied the anthropological theoretical perspective of figured worlds (Holland, Lachicotte, Skinner, & Cain, 1998) to examine learners' views of themselves and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Education, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts
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Hall, Leigh A. – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: The majority of middle school students in U.S. schools are struggling readers and lack the reading abilities needed to successfully comprehend texts, complete reading-related assignments, and learn subject matter content. Researchers have suggested that struggling readers' comprehension abilities can be improved if their…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Middle School Students, Case Studies
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Cîineanu, Mariana-Doina – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2019
This paper analyses the tasks allotted to students, featuring two thematic units in the 6th grade Geography textbook published in 2018 by the Didactic and Pedagogic Publishing House Ltd., Bucharest and used in the schools in Romania during the 2018-2019 school year. After a brief analysis of the textbook and its lesson structure, we studied the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Units of Study, Grade 6
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Lambert, Rachel – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
Understanding learning disabilities (LDs) as constructed through multiple cultural practices including discourse, this paper focuses on a Latino middle school student with a LD named Elijah. This study documents both the discourses and practices used to position Elijah as a mathematics learner, as well as his use of similar discourses as he…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Hispanic American Students, Grade 6, Learning Disabilities
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