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Antink-Meyer, Allison; Bartos, Stephen; Lederman, Judith S.; Lederman, Norman G. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Recent years have witnessed a dramatic rise in the number of middle and high school students from Asian countries participating in U.S.-based summer experiences (Perlez & Gao, 2013). Although summer science camps have been shown to improve students' attitudes and interests related to science and science learning (Bhattacharyya, Mead &…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Summer Programs, Program Effectiveness, Science Instruction
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Carleton, Loran E.; Fitch, Jenelle C.; Krockover, Gerald H. – Educational Forum, 2008
Changes in teacher efficacy and attitudes toward teaching were examined throughout a teacher education program as teachers worked to integrate new skills into their science curriculum. Correlation coefficients were calculated for the changes. Positive correlation was observed between changes in attitude and self-efficacy. Negative correlation was…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Self Efficacy, Correlation
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Bookhagen, Britta; Koeberl, Christian; Juang, Linda; DeRosa, Donald A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
As part of an outreach initiative by the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Austria, an interdisciplinary educational module was developed to teach students about sustainability through the lens of mineral resources used to produce mobile phones. The overall goal of the module is to provide teachers of different subjects with a multifaceted tool to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outreach Programs, Sustainability, Mineralogy
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Mena, Jasmine A. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2011
Home-based parental involvement practices (i.e., educational encouragement, monitoring, and support) and their impact on students' academic persistence were investigated with a sample of 137, ninth-grade Latino students in a northeast high school. Structural Equation Modeling results indicate that the relationship between home-based parental…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Academic Persistence, Parent Participation
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
Smith, Feon M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of the quantitative research study was to determine if participation in the Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA) led to significant differences in the math and reading/language arts scores on the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2), between students who participated in the program compared to students who…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Standardized Tests, Statistical Analysis, Health Sciences
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Pareja, Amber Stitziel; Stachel, Suzanne – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
This current paper uses data collected as part of an efficacy trial funded by a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Research (NCER) (See Symposium Justification and Paper #1 for a more complete description of the focus of the broader study). Since participation in the study was voluntary, students…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Summer Schools, Algebra, Credits
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Eskrootchi, Rogheyeh; Oskrochi, G. Reza – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
Incorporating computer-simulation modelling into project-based learning may be effective but requires careful planning and implementation. Teachers, especially, need pedagogical content knowledge which refers to knowledge about how students learn from materials infused with technology. This study suggests that students learn best by actively…
Descriptors: Males, Females, Science Projects, Student Projects
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Oh, Elisabeth Yian Yian; Treagust, David F.; Koh, Thiam Seng; Phang, Wei Lian; Ng, Shuh Lit; Sim, Gary; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – Teaching Science, 2012
An instructional program using four simulation applets was used to facilitate understanding of gas and liquid pressure concepts among twenty-two students in a Year 9 class from an independent secondary school in Singapore. A comparison group consisting of twenty-two students was taught using traditional didactic, chalk-and-talk instruction.…
Descriptors: Physics, Foreign Countries, Visualization, Secondary School Science
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Ross, John A.; Bruce, Catherine D. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2009
Students have difficulty learning fractions, and problems in understanding fractions persist into adulthood, with moderate to severe consequences for everyday and occupational decision-making. Remediation of student misconceptions is hampered by deficiencies in teachers' knowledge of the discipline and pedagogical content knowledge. We theorized…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Grade 7, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Misconceptions