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Pacheco, Mariana – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2010
This article analyzes illustrative classroom events documented during an ethnographic study of bilingual classrooms in a "high-achieving" school. Through a performativity lens that emphasizes the discursive constitution of subjectivities, I demonstrate how discourses around achievement and success in the current reform context exacerbated one…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Ethnography, Second Language Learning, Ideology
Styres, Sandra; Zinga, Dawn; Bennett, Sheila; Bomberry, Michelle – Canadian Journal of Education, 2010
Certainly in the past and even in the present day, the term "research" for Indigenous people has been fraught with strong, negative, emotional associations; however, despite the many remaining challenges there is a shifting within the landscape of academia to recognize that research on Indigenous issues must cultivate respectful and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, School Community Relationship, Foreign Countries, American Indians
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Haggis, Tamsin – Studies in Higher Education, 2009
This article is a response to a request to consider the following three questions in relation to the recent history of research into student learning in higher education: What do we know?, What do we need to know?, and What might we do about it? A survey of article titles reporting on research into student learning was carried out in three key…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sociolinguistics, Research Methodology, Academic Achievement
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Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey – Educational Researcher, 2008
Value-added models help to evaluate the knowledge that school districts, schools, and teachers add to student learning as students progress through school. In this article, the well-known Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) is examined. The author presents a practical investigation of the methodological issues associated with the…
Descriptors: Validity, School Districts, Academic Achievement, Measurement Techniques
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Lerner, Amy B. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Each year, approximately 100,000 refugees arrive in the United States (Refugee Council USA). Nearly half of these arrivals are children. The number of refugees worldwide has more than sextupled since the 1950s, and according to the United States Committee for Refugees and immigrants (USCRI) this number is expected to continue to grow in coming…
Descriptors: Refugees, Land Settlement, Educational Policy, Child Development
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DuPaul, George J.; Jitendra, Asha K.; Tresco, Katy E.; Junod, Rosemary E. Vile; Volpe, Robert J.; Lutz, J. Gary – School Psychology Review, 2006
Few studies have comprehensively examined possible gender differences in the school functioning of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This study investigated differences in academic, social, and emotional and behavioral functioning between 133 male and 42 female elementary school students who met research diagnostic…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Behavior, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders
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Brunner, Martin – Learning and Individual Differences, 2008
This study investigates the relationships of domain-general cognitive abilities and domain-specific verbal and mathematical abilities to students' educational characteristics when two theoretically grounded, but competing structural models are applied. In the standard model, a single latent ability causes interindividual differences in the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Ability
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Bressoux, Pascal; Bianco, Maryse – Oxford Review of Education, 2004
Many studies have demonstrated that a teacher has a substantial impact on how much pupils learn. However, research on the long-term effects of teachers is scarce, and the results obtained so far are inconsistent. Some studies have concluded that teacher effects are relatively permanent, while others claim that they fade away more or less rapidly…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Rushinek, Avi; And Others – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1985
Suggests a method of integrating user performance and attitudes toward the computer system into quality control procedures (QCP) and describes an application of user attitudes to the QPC in a class of novice computer users receiving instruction in BASIC programing language via formal classroom lecture with computer assisted instruction tutorials.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Correlation, Feasibility Studies
Crawford, James – Equity and Choice, 1990
Research in bilingual education remains underdeveloped, and despite 20 years of classroom experience, curricular and methodological refinements, and gains in student achievement, there is continued skepticism about its effectiveness. Contends there has been overreliance on simplistic and ill-designed evaluation research and urges instead basic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Research
Monakhov, V. M. – Soviet Education, 1990
Discusses difficulties in designing a curriculum for Soviet schools that will allow students to master subjects and develop their individual personalities. Describes specific problems in designing secondary research: formulation of specific teaching/learning goals, integration of content, and reflection of the tasks of upbringing. Maps out…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning
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Evans, Larry D. – Journal of Special Education, 1992
The Regression Discrepancy Model, intended to increase accuracy in assessing severe discrepancy between IQ and achievement scores in students with learning disabilities, is examined. The model's initial equation is shown to produce results which bias the detection of severe discrepancy at lower IQ levels. Methods to minimize or remove this bias…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Intelligence Quotient
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Kuh, George D.; Pace, C. Robert; Vesper, Nick – Research in Higher Education, 1997
A study investigated indicators of student academic performance in six samples (n=911 each) of men and women students from 19 baccalaureate, 27 master's, and 29 doctoral granting institutions. Measures of achievement gains associated with three good educational practices (faculty-student contact, cooperation among students, active learning) were…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Active Learning, Classroom Techniques
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Brown, F. Eugene – Community/Junior College Quarterly of Research and Practice, 1991
Describes a study conducted to assess the effects of teaching a structured notetaking procedure to Calculus I students. Reports higher success rates among students who learned the technique than students taking the course the previous term, and increasingly positive attitudes toward the procedure over the course of the term. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Calculus, College Instruction, Community Colleges
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Sheehan, T. Joseph; Sanford, Keat – Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 1990
The theoretical model of medical student performance begins with 38 measures, reduced to 18 without loss of information. These measures are shown to reflect five underlying theoretical interrelated variables: medical knowledge; clinical performance; science aptitude; college achievement; and attitudes and values. Results should be useful in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Higher Education