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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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Aktas, Sinan; Aydin, Abdullah – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Statement of Problem: In this study, in teaching the unit "electricity in our lives" in the 7th grade science and technology class, the effect of using smart boards to the students' retention of the information is examined and compared to the 2005 Science and Technology curriculum. Purpose of the study: The aim of the current study is to…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Energy, Grade 7, Science Instruction
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Brown, Amber; Lee, Joohi – School Community Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the Home Improvement for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program on school performance during the 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th grades. The study employed a quasi-experimental, post-hoc design using existing data on children who participated in the HIPPY program as 3-, 4-, or 5-year-olds, including:…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Preschool Children, Early Intervention, Grade 3
Donitsa-Schmidt, Smadar; Weinberger, Yehudith – Teacher Development, 2014
During 2009, three alternative teacher retraining programs in English as a Foreign Language, mathematics and biology were launched for the first time in one of Israel's largest teacher education colleges. The programs, which offered varied economic incentives to participants, were initiated by the state owing to shortages of teachers in these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, English (Second Language)
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Hemphill, Sheryl A.; Heerde, Jessica A.; Herrenkohl, Todd I.; Toumbourou, John W.; Catalano, Richard F. – Health Education & Behavior, 2012
Context: School suspension may have unintended consequences in contributing to problem behaviors, including dropping out from school, substance use, and antisocial behavior. Tobacco use is an early-onset problem behavior, but prospective studies of the effects of suspension on tobacco use are lacking. Method: Longitudinal school-based survey of…
Descriptors: Suspension, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Smoking
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Griffith, Catherine Aurentz; Lloyd, John Wills; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Tankersley, Melody – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2010
Using National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS) data, researchers examined the reading growth rates of secondary students who had been retained between kindergarten and 8th grade and those of a matched comparison group of students who had never been retained (n = 878 in each group). Descriptive statistics and latent growth models revealed that…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Reading Achievement, Middle School Students, High School Students
Fies, Carmen – Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 2008
This article introduces an online jigsaw model for preservice teachers' science content learning. Following a description of the model and its developmental genesis, analysis of an external proficiency measure serves to evaluate the model's validity. Data stem from a sample of 333 students who completed physical science courses in either a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Sciences, School Holding Power, Inquiry