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Ogle, Jennifer Paff; Hyllegard, Karen H.; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen; Park, Juyeon – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Fashion FUNdamentals (FF), a STEM enrichment program for middle school girls, offers an alternative approach to STEM education by invoking "fashion" as a catalyst to ignite curiosity about STEM. This study explored whether participation in FF enhanced girls' self-efficacy, knowledge, and interest in math and science. At the conclusion of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Self Efficacy, Focus Groups, STEM Education
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Worthley, Mary R.; Gloeckner, Gene W.; Kennedy, Paul A. – PRIMUS, 2016
In this study we aimed to understand who was struggling in freshman calculus courses, and why. Concentrating on the Fall sections of the class, the best predictors for success (R[superscript 2] = 0.4) were placement test results, the student's own appraisal of the quality of mathematics teaching they received in high school, and the Motivated…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Calculus, College Freshmen, College Mathematics
Swackhamer, Lyn Ely; Koellner, Karen; Basile, Carole; Kimbrough, Doris – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2009
A teacher's sense of self-efficacy has been consistently recognized as an important attribute of effective teaching and has been positively correlated to teacher and student outcomes. A number of studies show the impact of teachers with high levels of efficacy. Students of these teachers have outperformed students who had teachers with lower…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Program Effectiveness
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Freeman, Barbara – Computers & Education, 2012
This study examined the question, "What is the impact of a digital math intervention on secondary ELL students' mathematical capabilities and perceptions of their future possibilities?" The hypothesis was that through its direct effect on increasing students' math ability and its indirect effect on increasing students' perceived math…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning
Freeman, Barbara – ProQuest LLC, 2010
English language learners (ELLs) often find themselves marginalized with respect to learning mathematics in U.S. schools due, in part, to language barriers and gaps in prerequisite math knowledge and skills. The goal of this study was to use Sen's (1980, 1992, 1999) capabilities approach model as a lens through which to analyze the relationship…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Intervention, Self Efficacy
Worthley, Mary – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In a national context of high failure rates in freshman calculus courses, the purpose of this study was to understand who is struggling, and why. High failure rates are especially alarming given a local environment where students have access to a variety of academic, and personal, assistance. The sample consists of students at Colorado State…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, College Freshmen, Calculus, College Mathematics
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Button, Linda J.; Fortino, Carol A.; Gerretson, Helen; Johnson, Sharon – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
The ULINCS Project research describes how elementary teachers learned a model for integrating skills of mathematics, reading, and writing with the teaching of science which led to increased teaching skills and enhanced student achievement. This joint university and school district project was funded by an Eisenhower Grant, and focused on educators…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Teamwork
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Denson, Cameron D.; Austin Stallworth, Chandra; Hailey, Christine; Householder, Daniel L. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
This paper examines STEM-based informal learning environments for underrepresented students and reports on the aspects of these programs that are beneficial to students. This qualitative study provides a nuanced look into informal learning environments and determines what is unique about these experiences and makes them beneficial for students. We…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Educational Environment, STEM Education, Qualitative Research
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Hong, Sunggye; Rosenblum, L. Penny; Campbell, Amy Frank – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
Introduction: This study analyzed survey responses from 141 teachers of students with visual impairments who shared their experiences about the implementation of Unified English Braille (UEB). Methods: Teachers of students with visual impairments in the United States completed an online survey during spring 2016. Results: Although most respondents…
Descriptors: Braille, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments, Teacher Surveys