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Wagman, Janet Campbell – Online Submission, 2005
The purpose of this study was to analyze and induce change to lessen the achievement gap in heterogeneously grouped high school Latin classes where some students may be at academic risk, due to insufficient knowledge, inability to connect with the subject, and poor performances. The researcher engaged in action research, a branch of qualitative…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, High School Students, Educational Change
Haywood, Joey; Kuespert, Sarah; Madecky, Dani; Nor, Abbey – Online Submission, 2008
This action research project report examined strategies to motivate students from extrinsically rewarding behaviors to intrinsically motivating behaviors. The action research was conducted in two different schools by four different teacher researchers within the same district. Three teachers in an elementary building (Site A) and one teacher in a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Check Lists, Intervention, Research Projects
Kobus, Tina; Maxwell, Lee; Provo, Jeanette – Online Submission, 2007
This is an abstract for an action research project report on improving student motivation. Students struggle with motivation to perform well in school. This study was designed to increase student motivation in the classroom setting. The targeted population consisted of one third grade classroom, one fourth grade classroom, and three periods of…
Descriptors: Homework, Class Activities, Student Behavior, Intervention
Henry, Linnea Margaret – 1994
This paper examines the use of oral dialogue journals as an integral part of foreign language instruction. It discusses the strengths and weaknesses of oral (audiotape) journals, and compares them to written journals. The paper then explores the use of oral dialogue journals in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to adult students…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Audiotape Recordings, Comparative Analysis, Dialog Journals
Bogolin, Lynn; Harris, Lisa; Norris, Lisa – 2003
This research shows that students often lack the ability to set appropriate goals for their learning. The students in this study did not take ownership in their education, and expected teachers to make decisions for them. The students in the study were fifth grade students in middle class communities in the Midwest. Analysis of probable cause data…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Action Research, Grade 5, Instructional Effectiveness
Wanko, Michael A. – 1977
Elementary school teachers' perceptions of the Technology for Children Program (T4C) were the subject of this dissertation. The T4C program involved a learn-by-doing approach to language arts, science, mathematics and social studies instruction in elementary schools. The program involved the development of "Episodes" or "Unit…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
Kinzig, Karen; Nakai, Janet – 1995
Kindergarten and third-grade students in two suburban communities located in northern Illinois participated in the implementation of a program for improving student's engagement in social interactions and academic activities. The problem documentation indicated a need for teacher's intervention in order to improve student's social academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Classroom Environment
Cunningham, Judy; Krull, Carol; Land, Nora; Russell, Sylvia – 2000
This action research project implemented and evaluated a program to improve students' lack of effort and use of ineffective learning strategies. Participants were students in one kindergarten class, one second-grade class, one high ability fourth-grade class and one high ability fifth-grade class in a Midwest suburban school. Student and teacher…
Descriptors: Action Research, Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Elementary Education
Rozak, Nancy S. – 1994
This field research report examined the efficacy of the Spectrum Assessment Model (SAM), a measure used to provide teachers and parents with a broad profile of preschool children's abilities, skills, and interests. The measure was developed by educators at Harvard and Tufts Universities in 1984 and assesses young children's cognitive abilities in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Tests, Evaluation Needs, Parent Attitudes
Kazmierzak, Karen S. – 1994
A study examined the efficacy of homework assignments on the learning and academic achievement of 13 high school students in a second-year German class. During the first and second quarters of the 1993-94 school year, each homework assignment was checked by the teacher and assigned a grade of two points if it was complete, one point if incomplete,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Attitudes, German, Grades (Scholastic)
Yancey, Anna Vance – 1981
Prior research on problem solving is discussed, followed by a review of research on mental processes, intellectual development, information processing, mental images, and conceptual imagery. Then four intact fourth grade classes of 23 pupils each were assigned to a 2 x 2 factorial design. One factor was the type of instruction (Method A and Method…
Descriptors: Diagrams, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Berry, Gina; And Others – 1996
This report describes a program that was designed to identify and modify disruptive student behavior and improve academic performance. The targeted fifth grade class had been noted for inappropriate behavior and sporadic academic success, with problems documented by teacher observation surveys and self-reporting by students. Probable causes…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies
Lawrence, Barbara Kent – 1994
This paper examines themes in Maine history and literature related to the character of traditional Maine people, particularly coastal people, and their attitudes toward education. The historical survey touches upon early settlement, subsistence farming, frontiers in the woods and on the islands, influence of the sea and sailing, and influences of…
Descriptors: Community Change, Cultural Context, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
Liechty, Anna L. – 1989
This study addresses two questions: how can computers be effectively employed in the composition classroom, and to what extent does instruction in writing complement the use of the word processor in developing writing skills? Thirty-eight current research studies on the effects of using word processing to teach composition are reviewed. The…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Process Approach (Writing)
Davis, Julie H. – 1995
The paper reports on a practicum project to assess the training needs of paraprofessionals and to develop a training program to meet those needs. The first section of the paper is a literature review, which revealed few studies that have addressed the efficacy of paraprofessinals, though research that has been done indicates that paraprofessionals…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Opportunities, Higher Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel
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