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Verdin, Dina; Godwin, Allison – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
This paper seeks to understand factors that influence how first-generation college students identify as engineers now and in the future. Data used in this study came from four U.S. institutions obtaining a total first-generation college student sample of 596 participants. We used future possible selves as a lens to understand how first-generation…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Engineering, Technical Occupations, Engineering Education
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Terrazas-Arellanes, Fatima Elvira; Gallard, Alejandro J.; Strycker, Lisa; Walden, Emily – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Disparities in academic science performance remain for diverse learners, including students with learning disabilities and English learners. Educational technology offers the potential to support diverse learners by taking into account their specific needs and unique strengths. This paper reports on third-year results of a 3-year randomized…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Disabilities, English Language Learners
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Scott, Mallika – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Though building from students' mathematical strengths rather than focusing on deficits is considered an important part of pre-service preparation towards equitable teaching, there is little research on how to support beginning teachers to carry forward this commitment. This paper reports on a design-based study aimed at supporting first-year…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Tolo, Astrid; Chan, Jessica; Hopfenbeck, Therese N. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
This paper addresses the understanding of technological tools' influences on formative assessment in classrooms. From an extensive literature review we outline what is known about the role technology is playing in assisting teachers' assessment practice and how this is being done in primary and secondary school settings. A literature search…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Rutter, Amanda; Andrews, Nicole Locher – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Producing high quality early childhood education environments has been of concern in recent years. Although research supports the positive effects of high quality early childhood education, there is minimal consensus on the best method of measuring the construct of quality (Cassidy, Hestenes, Hedge, & Mims, 2005). Several rating scales exist…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Discovery Learning, Educational Environment, Preschool Teachers
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Patterson, Donna R.; O'Connor, Susan Elizabeth – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
College is the first special education licensure program in the country to require its candidates to participate in a year-long class which teaches grassroots organizing skills within a civic-agency curriculum known as Public Achievement. Interviews and survey data were conducted with alumni of the program and results are reported. Result from…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teacher Education Programs, Activism, Alumni
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McCormick, Meghan P.; White, Hope; Horn, Elizabeth Parham; Lacks, Rachel Stephanie; O'Connor, Erin E.; Cappella, Elise; McClowry, Sandee G. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
This study investigated the impacts of "INSIGHTS into Children's Temperament" on instructional support and math and reading skills in kindergarten and first grade classrooms with high levels of student shyness. "INSIGHTS" is a temperament-based intervention with teacher, parent, and classroom programs. 22 urban elementary…
Descriptors: Shyness, Personality Traits, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Petersen, Amy J.; Gallagher, Deborah J.; Cowley, Danielle M.; Iqtadar, Shehreen – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
This qualitative research study examines the experiences and outcomes of five general and special education teachers working toward inclusive education reform within one school district. Interviews, observations, and artifacts collected over a three-year time period are analyzed using the theoretical frameworks of Cultural Activity Theory and the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Special Education, Inclusion
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Sherif, Victoria; Rous, Beth; Bjork, Lars G. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
The study described in this paper elevates the role of community and educational stakeholders in building purposeful and meaningful relations with school district superintendents in the state of Kentucky. The purpose of this survey-based research is to explore superintendents' experiences with various educational stakeholders including school…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Relations, School Districts, Superintendents
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DeWitt, Jennifer; Archer, Louise – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Participation in post-compulsory physics is a matter of longstanding concern from economic and equity perspectives. The current study draws upon Bourdieu's theory of social practice, particularly notions of the 'cultural arbitrary', to explore what insights into post-compulsory physics choice might be provided by students who chose other sciences.…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Secondary School Students, Social Capital
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Bae, Christine Lee; DeBusk-Lane, Morgan; Hayes, Kathryn N. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
In this mixed methods study we examined students' science engagement in relation to classroom opportunities to participate in science practices in a sample of middle school (N = 1613) students from 28 socioeconomically diverse schools in the western region of the United States. Students from high socioeconomic status (SES) schools reported…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education, Science Process Skills
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Klute, Mary Maguire; Apthorp, Helen S. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
This paper discusses practical implications of formative assessment effectiveness research in grades one through six. Formative assessment effectiveness is a timely topic for state and district leaders as they develop implementation plans for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including their approaches to supporting school-based practitioners…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Elementary Education, Educational Planning, Educational Assessment
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Tan, Paulo – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Students with disabilities lack access to and achievement in rigorous and cognitively challenging mathematics and are typically subjugated to rote and remedial forms of mathematics education in segregated settings. In this presentation, I argue that teacher educators, guided by disability studies in education (DSE) concepts, can support…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Participation, Inclusion
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Uanhoro, James Ohisei; O'Connell, Ann A. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
There have been increasing calls for applied researchers to see and utilize effect sizes as the primary outcomes of their research. However, this sometimes places a methodological burden on researchers whose primary interests are substantive. Motivated by a desire to help applied researchers better report effect sizes and their confidence…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Computation, Statistical Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Miyazawa, Kaoru – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Based on her fieldwork in post-disaster Fukushima, her hometown, the author reflects on how she negotiated insider and outsider identity as she navigated through multiple contested discourses and emotional spaces. In writing this reflective essay, she referred to the field notes she kept during her seven-month stay in Fukushima. The author…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Foreign Countries, Trauma, Ethics
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