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Yack, Dennis R.; Shaw, Eugene R. – Online Submission, 2007
Teacher instructional efficacy is an essential part of the mathematics learning process. When a mathematics teacher possesses a high level of instructional efficacy they can effectively influence a mathematics student's skill acquisition. This researcher examined what extent 5th-grade mathematics students perceive teacher instructional efficacy to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Education
Richardson, Hannah – Online Submission, 2017
This research explores solutions and challenges pertaining to a child's development of self-efficacy. After working with fifth grade students in a public education setting, Inoticed an increased reliance on teachers for both creative and procedural directions. This paper explores research of educators who examine the internal and external factors…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Management, Grade 5, Check Lists
Merriman, Lauren – Online Submission, 2012
Self-efficacy is the belief in one's capacity to perform and accomplish goals. Specifically, academic self-efficacy refers to a student's perception of their ability to engage and successfully complete academic tasks. Self-efficacy affects students' behavioral choices, motivation, thought patterns and responses, perception of control, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Self Efficacy, Failure
Witte, Melissa Marie – Online Submission, 2014
Dissection of lab specimens is a common procedure in science classrooms, yet there are many unasked and unexamined questions relating to this practice. In addition to ethical considerations, there are personal and environmental health impacts of using conventional dissection, which has historically included animals and animal organs embalmed in…
Descriptors: Laboratory Procedures, Biology, Science Instruction, Qualitative Research
McVeigh, Francis – Online Submission, 2014
Purpose - This research project has investigated the "Company Programme" of the charity YE and how effective it is at increasing Life Skills in young people. Data has been obtained using student questionnaires and teacher interviews. Previous studies have been completed on "Life Skills" and "Enterprise Programmes",…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Questionnaires, Interviews, Youth Programs
Jacobucci, Leanne; Richert, Judy; Ronan, Susan; Tanis, Ariana – 2002
This report describes a program for improving inconsistent reading comprehension. The targeted population consisted of first, third, and fifth grade classrooms in a diverse middle class community located in Illinois. The problems of low academic achievement were documented through teacher observation, reading comprehension test scores, and low…
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary Education, Grade 1, Grade 3
Stacey, Julie – 2001
Students with learning disabilities often have difficulty in secondary content areas. In order to succeed in content areas, teachers need to develop strategies or content enhancements that provide a supportive environment. This thesis discusses the outcomes of a study that used an urban high school resource room geography class to determine the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Cues, Educational Strategies
O'Nan, Mindy – 2003
A teacher in a large suburban elementary school in East Tennessee found that her fourth grade students had poor number sense and relied almost solely upon algorithmic procedure to solve math problems. Therefore, mental math was difficult for these students, so the daily number talks method was employed to strengthen number sense. However, no…
Descriptors: Addition, Elementary Education, Grade 4, Mathematics Education
Leichsenring, Andrew – Online Submission, 2010
This thesis explores the teaching of values in Australian schools through a framework established by the Australian Federal government during the 2000s. This paper focuses on: the approaches employed by the Australian Federal government in the implementation of Values Education; and the application of cases of values-based education utilized by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Social Action, Moral Development
Yuhas, Patricia – 1996
A study examined the effects of positive teaching techniques, non-confrontational teacher attitudes, and a pleasant classroom environment on the self-esteem of special education students. The study examined 15 special needs high school students from low socio-economic backgrounds. The hypothesis was that the self-esteem of these students would not…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, High Schools
Case, Lisa Pericola; Harris, Karen R. – 1988
This study sought to determine the effectiveness of self-instructional strategy training on the addition and subtraction problem-solving skills of four upper elementary-level learning-disabled students, and to evaluate maintenance and generalization of the trained skills. Each subject received individual criterion-based training in…
Descriptors: Addition, Arithmetic, Elementary School Mathematics, Generalization