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Huang, Chiungjung – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
A meta-analysis of 187 studies containing 247 independent studies (N = 68,429) on gender differences in academic self-efficacy identified an overall effect size of 0.08, with a small difference favoring males. Moderator analysis demonstrated that content domain was a significant moderator in explaining effect size variation. Females displayed…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Social Sciences, Males, Effect Size
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Schwery, Denise; Hulac, David; Schweinle, Amy – School Psychology Forum, 2016
This literature review provides school psychologists with an understanding of the important issues related to the gender gap in mathematics achievement. The extant literature suggests that girls tend to receive lower scores than boys on standardized math tests, but in general these differences tend to be small. However, girls have better classroom…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Sex Stereotypes, Mathematics Achievement, Self Efficacy
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Herodotou, C. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
Mobile applications are popular among young children, yet there is a dearth of studies examining their impact on learning and development. A systematic review identified 19 studies reporting learning effects on children 2 to 5 years old. The number of children participating in experimental, quasi-experimental, or mixed-method studies was 862 and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Research
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Allsopp, David H.; Haley, Keri C. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
This paper reports the results of a synthesis of research related to teacher education, mathematics, and students with learning disabilities (SWLD) and other struggling learners. The goals of this synthesis were to determine the nature of the current research base (2004-2014) and to determine how it can inform teacher educators about the effective…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Learning Disabilities
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Peters, Michelle Lynn; Kortecamp, Karen – Current Issues in Education, 2010
Given the growing societal demand for a more mathematically proficient work force, mathematics proficiency is viewed as a necessary component for success in today's world. To ensure proficiency, undergraduate institutions may need to "rethink" their instructional approaches to teaching mathematics. Understanding the influence of classroom climate…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement
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Flowers, Alonzo M., III; Banda, Rosa – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2016
Purpose: In an attempt to understand the postsecondary and occupational pathways of minorities who choose to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) pathways, what this paper offers is an examination of literature that focuses on identity. More specifically, this paper aims to present a research argument that highlights the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, STEM Education, Disproportionate Representation, Social Cognition
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van Tuijl, Cathy; van der Molen, Juliette H. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2016
Although science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) study paths and STEM work fields may be relatively difficult and therefore not appropriate for everyone, too many children prematurely exclude STEM-related study and work options, based on negative images of the field or negative ability beliefs. In the present article, we provide an…
Descriptors: Career Development, STEM Education, Research Utilization, Beliefs
Chien, Nina; Harbin, Vanessa; Goldhagen, Samantha; Lippman, Laura; Walker, Karen E. – Child Trends, 2012
Child Trends is pleased to support the Tauck Family Foundation in its efforts to focus on programs that help build skills that are important to success in the elementary school years and beyond. This report addresses three key questions: (1) What life skills have been identified in the research literature as contributing to success for elementary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Persistence, Self Efficacy, Self Control
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Pietsch, James; Walker, Richard; Chapman, Elaine – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2003
Examines the relationship among self-concept, self-efficacy, and performance in mathematics among 416 high school students. Confirmatory factor analyses supported the existence of two self-concept components--a competency component and an affective component. Self-efficacy items and the competency items of self-concept also loaded on a single…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Competence, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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Schweinle, Amy; Meyer, Debra K.; Turner, Julianne C. – Journal of Educational Research, 2006
The authors explored the relationship between motivation and affect in upper elementary mathematics classes from the perspective of flow theory. They also investigated the relationship between students' motivation and teachers' instructional practices. Students' reported classroom experiences formed 4 factors--Social Affect, Personal Affect,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student Motivation, Elementary School Mathematics, Factor Analysis
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Norwich, Brahm – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1994
Reports on a study of 70 secondary female students in mathematics classes over a period of 7 weeks. Finds that self-efficacy was the best predictor of learning intentions. Recommends further research on the relationships between perceived learning environment, self-efficacy, and learning intentions. (CFR)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Classroom Environment, Females, Foreign Countries
Kober, Nancy – 1991
Promoting community awareness and understanding of the issues encompassed within the teaching and learning of school mathematics, and involving parents in their children's mathematics education are the first steps toward the goal that every child must gain mathematical power. This document helps to answer some of the most frequent questions that…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Calculators, Computer Uses in Education, Computers
Dollison, Richard A. – 1998
Coeducation has been nearly universal in public schools in the United States during the 20th century. Research conducted in the last decade has questioned the effectiveness of coed schooling with regard to the self-esteem and mathematics achievement of adolescent females. Early research reported that single-sex schools where superior to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coeducation, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Berry, Robert; Thunder, Kateri – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2012
The purpose of this article is to present the findings of a qualitative metasynthesis focused on Black learners negotiating their mathematics experiences in multiple settings (in school and out-of-school) and reflecting on experiences that contributed towards their mathematics identities over time. Five findings emerged from this qualitative…
Descriptors: African American Students, Mathematics Education, Qualitative Research, Meta Analysis
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Kafyulilo, Ayoub Cherd – Africa Education Review, 2013
This study introduces "teachers' collaboration" as an approach to teachers' professional development geared at enhancing science and mathematics teaching in Tanzania secondary schools. Teachers' professional development through teachers' collaboration has been reported to be effective for the improvement of schools' performance and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Science Instruction
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