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Garner, Brette; Thorne, Jennifer Kahn; Horn, Ilana Seidel – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Though test-based accountability policies seek to redress educational inequities, their underlying theories of action treat inequality as a technical problem rather than a political one: data point educators toward ameliorative actions without forcing them to confront systemic inequities that contribute to achievement disparities. To…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Data Interpretation, Accountability, Educational Policy
Newman, Denis; Jaciw, Andrew P. – Empirical Education Inc., 2012
The motivation for this paper is the authors' recent work on several randomized control trials in which they found the primary result, which averaged across subgroups or sites, to be moderated by demographic or site characteristics. They are led to examine a distinction that the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) makes between "confirmatory"…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Research Design, Classification
Piatt-Jaeger, Sally – Online Submission, 2011
Children's sense of a community is essential in elementary schools. This helps gives students a sense of belonging and control over their environment. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of several strategies from the Toolbox Project and their effect on building community in the classroom. Collin (2003b) discusses his Toolbox…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Social Theories
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Trousdale, Ann; Bach, Jacqueline; Willis, Elizabeth – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2010
Reading and discussing poetry with spiritual themes can play a major role in children's spiritual development. The communal, oral recitation of poetry has been a means of spiritual expression in many faith traditions. How would children respond to such a time-honoured oral group experience with poetry? What might it reveal about their…
Descriptors: Freedom, Friendship, Religious Factors, Group Experience
Durham, Rachel E.; Connolly, Faith – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2016
This report documents the interim progress of the Baltimore Community School (CommSch) strategy by examining outcomes for the 2014-15 school year. Results show that CommSch parents more often reported being connected with community resources by school staff compared to parents at other schools. They also were more likely to report that school…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Student Characteristics, Parent Participation, Educational Environment
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Summersett-Ringgold, Faith C.; Li, Kaigang; Haynie, Denise L.; Iannotti, Ronald J. – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Socioeconomic status (SES) influences students' school perceptions and affects their performance, engagement, and personal beliefs. This study examined the effects of school population SES and school resources on the association between student SES and student perceptions. Methods: School liking, classmate social relationships, family…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Student Attitudes, School Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Elledge, L. Christian; Cavell, Timothy A.; Ogle, Nick T.; Malcolm, Kenya T.; Newgent, Rebecca A.; Faith, Melissa A. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2010
We examined the degree to which children with and without a history of stable peer victimization differentially endorse strategies for dealing with school bullies. Participants were 323 children, 58 of whom met criteria for chronic peer victimization. Children with a history of stable peer victimization differed from comparison children in how…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims of Crime, Males, Peer Relationship