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Babo, Gerard; Petty, Douglas J. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
This study investigated the impact of a New Jersey middle school principal's length of service and a middle school's socioeconomic classification on teacher retention rates for the 2016-2017 school year. Surprisingly, the results of a two-way factorial ANOVA indicated that NJ middle schools with a socioeconomic status classification of middle to…
Descriptors: Principals, Middle Schools, Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Persistence
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Hemphill, Sheryl A.; Heerde, Jessica A.; Scholes-Balog, Kirsty E.; Herrenkohl, Todd I.; Toumbourou, John W.; Catalano, Richard F., Jr. – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: This article examines the effect of early adolescent alcohol use on mid-adolescent school suspension, truancy, commitment, and academic failure in Washington State, United States, and Victoria, Australia. Also of interest was whether associations remain after statistically controlling for other factors known to predict school outcomes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Adolescents, Drinking
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Taylor, Crystal N.; Aguilar, Lisa; Burns, Matthew K.; Preast, June L.; Warmbold-Brann, Kristy – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Teaching children too many words during a lesson reduces retention. The amount of new information a student can successfully rehearse and recall later is called acquisition rate (AR), which has been reliably measured with students in first, third, and fifth grades. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability of assessing AR for sight…
Descriptors: Reliability, Sight Vocabulary, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
Esquivel, Amy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This phenomenological case study examined factors such as academic support, administrative support, resource support, and social-emotional support, influencing middle school mathematics and science teacher retention in middle schools with high retention rates in a South Texas public school district as perceived by educators working in the same…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Public School Teachers
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Kim, Kioh; Harris, Carmen Jones; Pham, Long – International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education, 2018
In recent years, teacher retention rates have decreased, and student behavioral concerns have increased. This article presents if teachers who have favorable beliefs about the effectiveness of Character Education programs also have a greater satisfaction with their career. Based on the responses of 159 school teachers, a positive correlation was…
Descriptors: Values Education, Behavior Problems, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
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Pendergast, Donna; Allen, Jeanne; McGregor, Glenda; Ronksley-Pavia, Michelle – Education Sciences, 2018
The philosophy of middle level education is to intentionally create a learning environment that supports every young adolescent. The literature around engagement points to the need for students to experience (among other requirements) a sense of belonging at school (SOBAS). When the need for belonging is not achieved there may be significant…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Adolescents, Learner Engagement, At Risk Students
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Ebubekir, Bozavli – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
Mother tongue acquisition starts with words and grammar acquired spontaneously by means of communication, while at school foreign language learning takes place based on grammar. Vocabulary learning is very often neglected or rather it turns into an individual activity. The present study, which is considered to be unique on its own, is to reveal…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Phonetics, Lexicology, Native Language
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Dooley, T. Price; Schreckhise, William D. – Youth & Society, 2016
This study evaluates the Youth Development Program (YDP), a component of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). We examine whether the YDP reduced dropout rates among youth in secondary schools in seven school districts in the impoverished Mississippi River Delta in southeast Arkansas. Initially, the program seems to have an impact. Students…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Comparative Analysis
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Manaseri, Holly; Roberts, Kelly D.; Barker, Linda Toms; Tom, Tammy – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: The US Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) funded studies of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention programs in 2010. The results of a 5-year OAH study conducted in the state of Hawai'i with middle school youth has implications for school leaders in the selection and implementation of comprehensive sex…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Middle School Students
Ho, Siew Yin; Logan, Tracy – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2013
This paper describes Singapore and Australian Grade 6 students' (n=1,187) performance on a symmetry task in a recently developed Mathematics Processing Instrument (MPI). The MPI comprised tasks sourced from Australia and Singapore's national assessments, NAPLAN and PSLE. Only half of the cohort solved the item successfully. It is possible that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Rahim, Bushra – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: Devolution of fiscal and administrative autonomy to public schools is a global phenomenon now. Various models of school autonomy have been adopted both in developing and developed countries. The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of devolution of fiscal autonomy to public primary schools through Parent--Teacher Councils (PTCs)…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, Foreign Countries
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McKay, Erin; Vlazny, Carl; Cumming, Steven – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
This paper reports on findings from the first Western Australian Survey of Educators of Sexuality Education, which aimed to assess the state of relationships and sexuality education (RSE) in the state of Western Australia. Key findings show that secondary school teachers provided more hours of RSE instruction than the national average. However,…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Foreign Countries, Sexual Orientation, Early Parenthood
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Altin, Mehmet; Saracaloglu, Asuman Seda – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
Learning English as a foreign language is considered important for different reasons in the world. However, despite the great effort and investment in Turkey, the rate and level of learning English is not at the desired level. This research aimed to determine the effect of quantum learning model on foreign language speaking skills, speaking…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Skills, Anxiety
Richard, Dantri M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the type of grade configuration and racial climate of a school on the academic performance and discipline of middle school aged students. Specifically, this study was concerned with the predictive power of the type of grade configuration (stand-alone middle school vs. non-transition…
Descriptors: Racial Composition, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Instructional Program Divisions
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Grant, Marquis C. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
The issue of attrition and retention has been a chronic problem in the field of education for decades. School districts across the United States are experiencing shortages of qualified special education teachers largely due to high turnover rates, with many of these teachers electing not to return after their first year of teaching. In fact,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Faculty Mobility
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