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Broome, Jeffrey L. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Multi-age classrooms feature the intentional grouping of students from consecutive grade levels for the purpose of fostering a nurturing classroom atmosphere. While an abundance of research on multi-age education has been produced throughout the past 50 years, only recent efforts have seen researchers turn their attention to the experiences of art…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Observation, Comparative Analysis, Mixed Age Grouping
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Brown, Victoria; Lewis, David; Toussaint, Mario – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
The multimedia elements of text and audio need to be carefully integrated together to maximize the impact of those elements for learning in a multimedia environment. Redundancy information presented through audio and visual channels can inhibit learning for individuals diagnosed with ADHD, who may experience challenges in the processing of…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teaching Methods, Multimedia Instruction
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Tichnor-Wagner, Ariel; Harrison, Christopher; Cohen-Vogel, Lora – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2016
Purpose: Research indicates that a culture of learning is a key factor in building high schools that foster academic achievement in all students. Yet less is known about which elements of a culture of learning differentiate schools with higher levels of academic performance. To fill this gap, this comparative case study examined the cultures of…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Zaragoza, Julien M.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
We investigated differences between field-study classrooms and traditional science classrooms in terms of the learning environment and students' attitudes to science, as well as the differential effectiveness of field-study classrooms for students differing in sex and English proficiency. A modified version of selected scales from the What Is…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Field Studies
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)-State Data Exchange is a cooperative effort of the SREB and the statewide higher education governing and coordinating boards in the South. Founded in 1969-1970, it is one of the nation's oldest, most comprehensive sources of comparative data on public higher education. The Data Exchange annually…
Descriptors: Consortia, Clearinghouses, Regional Programs, Data Collection
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Clark, Renee; Kaw, Autar; Lou, Yingyan; Scott, Andrew; Besterfield-Sacre, Mary – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
With the literature calling for comparisons among technology-enhanced or active-learning pedagogies, a blended versus flipped instructional comparison was made for numerical methods coursework using three engineering schools with diverse student demographics. This study contributes to needed comparisons of enhanced instructional approaches in STEM…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Engineering Education
Atkins, Katrina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this non-experimental, causal-comparative and correlational study was to test Knowles' (1973) adult learning theory, which states adults are self-directed and internally motivated. The study also examined if student achievement was related to student perception of the flipped classroom in a general education speech communication…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Correlation
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Clark, Renee M.; Kaw, Autar; Besterfield-Sacre, Mary – Advances in Engineering Education, 2016
Blended, flipped, and semi-flipped instructional approaches were used in various sections of a numerical methods course for undergraduate mechanical engineers. During the spring of 2014, a blended approach was used; in the summer of 2014, a combination of blended and flipped instruction was used to deliver a semi-flipped course; and in the fall of…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Jacobs, Jennifer; Burns, Rebecca W.; Yendol-Hoppey, Diane – Professional Development in Education, 2015
Teachers today operate in highly politicized accountability environments where quick results, typically measured by K-12 test scores, are demanded. Although focusing on student learning outcomes is critical, equally essential is assuring that teacher learning opportunities which can strengthen instruction are available to teachers. A decade ago,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Equal Education, Professional Development, High Stakes Tests
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Polikoff, Morgan S. – Educational Assessment, 2016
As state tests of student achievement are used for an increasingly wide array of high- and low-stakes purposes, evaluating their instructional sensitivity is essential. This article uses data from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Measures of Effective Project to examine the instructional sensitivity of 4 states' mathematics and English…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Tests, English
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Tidd, Simon T.; Stoelinga, Timothy M.; Bush-Richards, Angela M.; De Sena, Donna L.; Dwyer, Theodore J. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Double-block instruction has become a popular strategy for supporting struggling mathematics students in algebra I. Despite its widespread adoption, little consistent evidence supports the attributes of a successful double-block design or the effectiveness of this instructional strategy. In this study, the authors examine a pilot implementation of…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Urban Schools, Instructional Effectiveness
Malova, Irina – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This comparative case study investigated integrated reading-writing instruction (IRWI) as an approach for writing instruction implemented after the adoption of Common Core State Standards (NGA & CCSSO, 2010a). Specifically, I explored the nature of IRWI through video-recorded observations of writing instruction, teachers' perspectives towards…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Literacy Education, English
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Newberry, Milton G., III; Israel, Glenn D. – Field Methods, 2017
Recent research has shown mixed-mode surveys are advantageous for organizations to use in collecting data. Previous research explored web/mail mode effects for four-contact waves. This study explores the effect of web/mail mixed-mode systems over a series of contacts on the customer satisfaction data from the Florida Cooperative Extension Service…
Descriptors: Mail Surveys, Mixed Methods Research, Comparative Analysis, Extension Education
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Barrocas, Lisa; Cramer, Elizabeth D. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2014
This study examined achievement gains in reading and math for Hispanic middle school students with specific learning disabilities in inclusive versus segregated settings in a large urban school district. The authors report learning gains for students with and without disabilities in inclusive versus segregated settings. Results indicate no…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Middle School Students, Learning Disabilities, Student Placement
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Ryan, Stu; Mendel, Lisa Lucks – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2010
Background: The audibility of teachers and peers is an essential factor in determining the academic performance of school children. However, acoustic conditions in most classrooms are less than optimal and have been viewed as "hostile listening environments" that undermine the learning of children in school. While research has shown that…
Descriptors: Physical Education, National Standards, Recreational Facilities, Acoustics
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