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Van Hook, Stephen J.; Huziak-Clark, Tracy L. – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2007
This study reports changes in kindergarten students' understanding of magnets after participating in a series of hands-on, inquiry-based lessons. The lessons focused on the dipole nature of magnets and employed a visual representation of a magnet as an arrow for the kindergarten students. This dipole model was used to describe how magnets interact…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Magnets, Scientific Concepts, Young Children
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Laumann, Daniel – Physics Teacher, 2018
In our everyday life, it seems that magnetic phenomena are restricted to ferromagnetic materials or electromagnetism caused by electric currents. From a physics point of view, we know that this everyday experience is contrary to the nature of magnetic phenomena. If one regards the magnetic properties of the elements of the periodic table in their…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Magnets, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Alvarez, Gustavo; Schulte, Jurgen; Stockton, Geoffrey; Wheeler, David – Physics Education, 2018
The real power of calculus is revealed when it is applied to actual physical problems. In this paper, we present a calculus inspired physics experiment suitable for high school and undergraduate programs. A model for the theory of the terminal velocity of a falling body subject to a resistive force is developed and its validity tested in an…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, High Schools, Science Laboratories
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Haynes, Katherine Taylor; Phillips, Kristie J. R.; Goldring, Ellen B. – Education and Urban Society, 2010
Historically, magnet schools have served predominantly Black and Anglo populations. Consequently, little research exists on Latino parent's engagement in school choice and their patterns of participation. Magnet schools are increasingly part of the landscape for improving school achievement for all students. Yet Latino enrollment rates in magnet…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, School Choice, Academic Achievement, Social Networks
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Carruthers, Rebecca; de Berg, Kevin – Teaching Science, 2010
Seventeen Grade Six students were divided into small groups to study the concept of forces in the context of magnets and their properties. The researcher, a pre-service primary school teacher, encouraged the students into conversation about magnets and it was found that, without hesitation, they talked about their prior experience of magnets. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 6, Scientific Concepts, Primary Education
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Berends, Mark; Waddington, R. Joseph – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
School choice researchers are often limited to comparing one type of choice with another (e.g., charter schools vs. traditional public schools). One area researchers have not examined is the effects of different school types within the same urban region. We fill this gap by analyzing longitudinal data for students (grades 3-8) in Indianapolis,…
Descriptors: School Choice, Charter Schools, Magnet Schools, Private Schools
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Resnik, Julia – Educational Practice and Theory, 2015
This paper considers why the International Baccalaureate--a prestigious international education program--is currently being incorporated into magnet schools in the United States. Since the mid-1980s, when school choice policy took root the number of magnet schools climbed and a growing number of them incorporated the International Baccalaureate…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Magnet Schools, Board of Education Policy, School Districts
Woods, Bonita K. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
National mandates such as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the state of Texas standardized system of accountability pressures educators to provide optimum educational experiences for our students. The momentous challenge is not just to educate students who can compete in the 21st century global society but to prepare them for the most…
Descriptors: State Standards, Accountability, Readiness, Teacher Student Relationship
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Sapple, Paul; Reilly, Lee M. – School Science Review, 2013
Demonstrating that a moving magnet can induce an electromagnetic force by causing an electric current in a conducting material can be shown by a number of methods. A common method is dropping a magnet down a copper pipe and showing that the rate of fall is much slower than expected owing to the induced electric current in the copper pipe. This…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Magnets, Energy, Scientific Concepts
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Rice, John; Lash, Andrea; Huang, Min; Tran, Loan; Peterson, Mary – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2015
The purpose of the study reported here was to explore the relationship between the type of high school attended (magnet versus comprehensive) and the likelihood of graduates having completed an advanced course, after accounting for students' prior achievement. In addition, the study examined the relationship between students' prior achievement and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Honors Curriculum, Language Arts, Mathematics Achievement
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Gelber, Scott – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2008
This study analyzes public perceptions of Boston's magnet school program. Typically evaluated in terms of their impact on racial integration, magnet schools also were designed to improve the tarnished image of the Boston school system. While promoting voluntary integration at a handful of schools, the magnet program struggled to change the…
Descriptors: School Activities, Magnet Schools, Voluntary Desegregation, Racial Integration
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Coughlan, Ryan W. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
This study seeks to identify changes in neighborhood and school segregation during the age of rapidly expanding school choice. Prior to 1991, public-school choice was limited. While magnet schools existed and a number of interdistrict transfer programs were in place, few public-school students left their neighborhoods to receive an education.…
Descriptors: School Choice, School Segregation, Neighborhood Integration, Population Trends
Eftekhari, Parastou Afshar – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Scores on a state comprehensive assessment test showed that writing skills of 4th grade students enrolled in a K-8 magnet school in the southeastern part of the United States were below target. The assistant principal of the K-8 magnet school explained that a review of 3-year longitudinal data revealed that the number of students who met…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Writing Instruction, Writing Improvement, Elementary School Students
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Hayes, Aneta – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017
This article makes contributions to questions of why international transfers of programmes do not lead to the outcomes that nations engaging in them expect to gain. Using Bahrain as an example, it is argued that tensions arising from policy borrowing are rooted in the complexities of the political incoherence between the new teaching policies, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Politics of Education, Technology Transfer
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Lohmeier, Jill Hendrickson; Raad, Jennifer – Urban Education, 2012
The predictive value of selection criteria on outcome data from two cohorts of students (Total N = 525) accepted to an urban magnet high school were evaluated. Regression analyses of typical screening variables (suspensions, absences, metropolitan achievement tests, middle school grade point averages [GPAs], Matrix Analogies test scores, and…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Criteria
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