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Haymovitz, Ethan; Houseal-Allport, Pia; Lee, R. Scott; Svistova, Juliana – Children & Schools, 2018
Schools today are faced with the challenge of equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in life outside the classroom while also teaching the academic material required. More often, teachers are called on to establish environments in which students learn social and emotional skills alongside academics. With increased recognition that…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Emotional Development, Social Development, Skill Development
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Hoffman, Jill A.; Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Fuller, Michael; Bates, Samantha – Children & Schools, 2017
Rural schools face unique challenges that affect student academic success or failure. Youths served in rural settings experience barriers to learning that negatively influence their achievement and developmental outcomes. To improve outcomes for rural youths, it is important for schools to understand overall school experiences so that school-wide…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience
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Day, Angelique Gabrielle; Baroni, Beverly; Somers, Cheryl; Shier, Jenna; Zammit, Meredith; Crosby, Shantel; Yoon, Jina; Pennefather, Megan; Hong, Jun Sung – Children & Schools, 2017
Youths in residential treatment (RT) are often burdened with histories of trauma exposure and experience a multitude of unique challenges for both daily functioning and developmental trajectories. Youths spend a large portion of their day in school; these educational experiences affect long-term well-being. This study uses qualitative focus group…
Descriptors: Youth, Residential Care, Residential Institutions, Student Placement
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Hertzog, Jodi L.; Harpel, Tammy; Rowley, Rochelle – Children & Schools, 2016
The goal of this study was to investigate the views of school staff, early adolescents, and parents about which behaviors constitute bullying or teen dating violence (TDV), with attention focused on perceived overlap between the two. To achieve this aim, a mixed-methods design was used to quantitatively investigate the factors associated with…
Descriptors: Bullying, Violence, Dating (Social), Student Attitudes
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Migliaccio, Todd; Raskauskas, Juliana – Children & Schools, 2013
Bullying has been shown to be negatively related to both academic performance and attendance among students. The present study examined a small-scale bullying intervention using a video-discussion model. Eighty-one students in grades 4 through 6 completed pre- and posttests examining gains in knowledge of bullying and responses to it. Results…
Descriptors: Prevention, Intervention, Measures (Individuals), Bullying
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Iachini, Aidyn L.; Buettner, Cynthia; Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Reno, Rebecca – Children & Schools, 2013
The purpose of this exploratory case study was to understand the academic disengagement and reengagement process from the perspective of students enrolled in a dropout recovery charter school. Specifically, this study focused on students' perceptions of the factors that influenced their lack of success in the traditional school setting, the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Charter Schools, Student Attitudes, Social Work
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Ramirez, Octavio – Children & Schools, 2013
This article explores the coping strategies of five junior-high school students with a history of peer victimization and how those strategies help them manage the effects of bullying. The data were collected using observations, interviews, and a review of school records. The data were analyzed using categorical aggregation, direct interpretation,…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Observation, Interviews, Bullying
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Ziv, Naomi; Dolev, Einat – Children & Schools, 2013
School bullying is a source of growing concern. A number of intervention programs emphasize the importance of a positive school climate in preventing bullying behavior. The aim of the presented pilot study was to examine whether calming background music, through its effect on arousal and mood, could create a pleasant atmosphere and reduce bullying…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Intervention, Aggression, Bullying
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Johnson, Sarah Lindstrom; Burke, Jessica Griffin; Gielen, Andrea Carlson – Children & Schools, 2012
This article provides information about aspects of the school environment students perceive to influence the occurrence of school violence. Concept mapping, a mixed-methods methodology, was used with two groups of urban, primarily African American high school students (N = 27) to create conceptual frameworks of their understanding of the school…
Descriptors: Violence, Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Concept Mapping
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Becerra, David – Children & Schools, 2012
This study examined different factors affecting the perceptions of barriers in academic achievement of Latino K-12 students. The study used data from 1,508 participants who identified themselves as being of Hispanic or Latino heritage in the 2004 National Survey of Latinos: Education, compiled by the Pew Hispanic Center between August 7 and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Problems, Social Work, White Students
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Fram, Maryah Stella; Kim, Jinseok – Children & Schools, 2012
A majority of U.S. children attend some type of child care before entering kindergarten. The quality of child care environment and of teacher-child interactions appear to influence children's development, but little attention has been paid to the influence of child-care peers. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort,…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Child Care, Peer Groups, Expressive Language
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Kernsmith, Poco D.; Hernandez-Jozefowicz, Debra M. – Children & Schools, 2011
This study evaluates a gender-sensitive peer education program emphasizing male responsibility for decreasing rape developed through a long-standing agency and school collaborative. Sessions were led by trained male and female high school leaders. Repeated surveying revealed that at posttest and three-month follow-up, the program decreased…
Descriptors: Rape, High School Students, Crime Prevention, Peer Teaching
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Thompson, Aaron M.; Webber, Kristina C. – Children & Schools, 2010
This article describes a data-informed intervention to close the gap between student and teacher perceptions of school rules and improve student behavior. The student and teacher agreement realignment strategy was pilot tested over 36 weeks with 10 middle school students receiving services for special education in the eligibility category of…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Emotional Disturbances, School Social Workers, Social Work
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LeCroy, Craig Winston; Krysik, Judy – Children & Schools, 2008
The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors that predict academic achievement and school attachment among Hispanic seventh- and eighth-grade adolescents and to determine whether the associations between these factors are similar for Hispanic and white adolescents. The sample consisted of 170 adolescents. Results for Hispanic…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Grade Point Average, Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement
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Meyer-Adams, Nancy; Conner, Bradley T. – Children & Schools, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among a school's psychosocial environment and the prevalence and types of bullying behaviors that either lead to or result from that environment. More specifically, this study examined how the frequency of aggressive behaviors (for example, bullying) experienced by students (as…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Violence, Student Attitudes, School Culture
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