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Wiest, Lynda; Amankonah, Frank O. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This paper reports the performance of 30 rising seventh-grade girls on a task in which they were asked to order four fractions from least to greatest. Less than three-fifths attained correct answers. The performance gap was widest between students who attended Title I schools and those who did not, the latter being much more likely to attain…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Mathematics Instruction, Females, Fractions
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Alexander-Passe, Neil – Dyslexia, 2008
All school children experience stress at some point in their school careers. This study investigates whether dyslexic children, by way of their educational and social difficulties, experience higher levels of stress at school. The School Situation Survey was used to investigate both the sources and manifestations of stress amongst dyslexic…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Siblings, Dyslexia, Age Differences
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Garcia, Aileen S.; Takahashi, Shinya; Anderson-Knott, Mindy; Dev, Dipti – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Physical activity (PA) has long been acknowledged to contribute health benefits among children. However, research has consistently shown that PA declines as children grow older. Thus, this study examined the factors which are associated to children's PA in order to identify potential barriers to PA. Methods: Using data from the…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Health Behavior, Barriers
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Malin, Lydia; Jacob, Marita – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Gender segregation in vocational education and training (VET) in different occupations is observed in many European countries. This occupational gender segregation depends on -- among other factors -- the initial occupational aspirations of adolescents. While previous research has mainly focused on individual-level explanations and on the family…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Occupational Aspiration, Vocational Education
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Wolf, Sharon; Aber, J. Lawrence; Morris, Pamela A. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
In 2007, the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) in the Mayor's Office of the City of New York mounted the first holistic Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) initiative in an economically advanced, services rich jurisdiction. The initiative is known as Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards (henceforth "Family Rewards"). CCTs offer cash assistance…
Descriptors: Rewards, Incentives, Low Income Groups, Family Programs
Wade, Julie; Maina, Nyambura – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2016
Students who received mental health services at a Linkages to Learning (LTL) site showed improvement on some measures of well-being and school engagement, including self-ratings of self-concept and attendance. Families who received case management services showed improvement on multiple areas of self-sufficiency, and large percentages of…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Caseworker Approach, School Health Services, Access to Health Care
Ziyanak, Sebahattin; Yagci, Hakan – Online Submission, 2015
This study focused on a lately constructed survey instrument that was intended to test the family perspective on a home visiting program and school. The four areas investigated were parent-teacher communications, student-teacher interactions, the parent's perception of the school and the parents' understanding of the home visiting program. The…
Descriptors: Family Attitudes, Home Visits, Family School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Wu, Lili; Ma, Xiao; Shi, Yutong; Tao, Shasha; Yu, Yong; Wang, Sijia; Luo, Liang; Xin, Tao; Li, Youfa – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: To summarize the framework and development procedure of the China National Assessment of Education Quality - Physical Education & Health in 2015 (CNAEQ-PEH 2015), an authoritative and evidence-based national surveillance protocol developed by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China for Grade 4 and Grade 8 students.…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Quality, Physical Education, Grade 4
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Epstein, Joyce L.; Sheldon, Steven B.; Fonseca, Ean – High School Journal, 2015
This exploratory study addresses the challenge of declining family engagement at the critical transition to high school. We use data from a survey of schools to examine whether and how middle grades and high schools engage families when their students transition to high school. Findings indicate that there is a significant negative relationship…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Student Needs, Surveys, Middle Schools
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Aytac, Isik A.; Rankin, Bruce H. – Social Indicators Research, 2004
This study focuses on the impact of modernity and traditionality on junior high school attainment of children in Turkey. Using the nationwide Turkish Family Structure Survey, the primary objectives are to determine whether junior high school attainment varies by region, city size, and by family background. Based on a sample of 2025 16 year-old…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Family Characteristics, Family Structure
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Lai, Shu-Ling; Stevens, Carla; Martinez, Jorge; Ye, Renmin – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
Using an international educational database, PISA 2009, this study investigates and analyzes 15-year-old students' attitudes toward school in 11 Asia-Pacific units (country, city, or area). For each unit, the study demonstrates four types of students' attitudes toward school, compares male and female students, and examines the relationships of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Sulku, Seher Nur; Abdioglu, Zehra – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study investigates the factors influencing the success of students in primary schools in Turkey. TIMSS 2011 data for Turkey, measuring the success of eighth-grade students in the field of mathematics, were used in an econometric analysis, performed using classical linear regression models. Two hundred thirty-nine schools participated in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Achievement
Denham, Magdalena – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the impact that function, experience, and training of Independent School District School Resource Officers (ISD SROs) have on school climate. The participants were ISD SROs (n = 172) and teachers (n = 162) located in middle and high schools in Texas. Method: The Role of Law…
Descriptors: School Districts, Police, Educational Environment, Law Enforcement
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Paiva, Andrea L.; Amoyal, Nicole R.; Johnson, Janet L.; Prochaska, James O. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
Using cluster analysis, 717 students who reported that they had never smoked and the nondrinking 292 students who reported that they had never drank alcohol were classified into four profile groups based on their Pros and Cons of not using and temptation to use. Profiles were labeled Most Protected, Least Positive, Most Negative, and Most Tempted.…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Substance Abuse, Smoking, Drinking
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Eyasu, Nahom – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
One of the great problems of Ethiopia for the educational arena is retention. Averagely 8.07% of each year of the secondary education students is repeated due to lack of achievement in this country. The percentage of retention in a country shows what proportion of students is regularly repeated in the same grade and who are, therefore, committing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Secondary School Students, Grade 9
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