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Erika A. Patall; Nicole Yates; Jihyun Lee; Man Chen; Bethany H. Bhat; Kejin Lee; S. Natasha Beretvas; Shengjie Lin; Sophia Man Yang; Neil G. Jacobson; Eboneigh Harris; Derek J. Hanson – Educational Psychologist, 2024
Structure reflects a variety of practices teachers use with the intent to guide students' behavior and increase academic success. A research synthesis was conducted on the role of classroom structure in the academic engagement, disengagement, competence beliefs, and achievement of preschool through high school students. A meta-analysis of 191…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Classroom Techniques, Learner Engagement, Self Efficacy
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Zusho, Akane; Kumar, Revathy; Bondie, Rhonda S. – Educational Psychologist, 2023
In the liberatory spirit of Black scholars and honoring the pioneering work of motivation theorists dedicated to a democratic vision of education, this article calls for a new paradigm of standards-based reform. Specifically, we maintain that current standards largely reflect the interests of White, male elites and elevates the economic agenda…
Descriptors: Fear, Psychological Patterns, Standards, Educational Change
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Dotterer, Aryn M. – Educational Psychologist, 2022
Trends in past research note parental involvement in education tends to decline as students get older. This targeted review draws on the bioecological model of human development and parental role construction to understand how parent involvement changes across developmental periods. Three distinct issues were identified from research on the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Adolescents, Parent Participation
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Tate, Tamara; Warschauer, Mark – Educational Psychologist, 2022
Online learning outcomes have indicated both a gap between online and face-to-face learning and the amplification of this gap for low-income and minority learners. Evidence from studies across K-16 reveals equity issues regarding access to online courses; student attendance and achievement; and, most recently, the impact of the pandemic. This…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Quality, Outcomes of Education, Achievement Gap
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Gill, Michele Gregoire – Educational Psychologist, 2021
The disconnect between educational theory and practice is problematic for our field. The purpose of this commentary was to explore how that disconnect is being addressed in current research on teachers' social-emotional characteristics and their relation to student outcomes. Three questions framed the analysis underlying this review: What do we…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Social Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment, Outcomes of Education
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Bardach, Lisa; Klassen, Robert M. – Educational Psychologist, 2021
Recent years have witnessed a burgeoning interest in the study of teacher motivation. Although links between teacher motivation and teacher well-being, commitment to the profession, and other teacher-related outcomes are well-documented, prior research on associations between teacher motivation and student outcomes has been less consistent. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Self Determination, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education
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Slavin, Robert E. – Educational Psychologist, 2020
Evidence-based reform in education refers to policies that enable or encourage the use of programs and practices proven to be effective in rigorous research. This article discusses the increasing role of evidence in educational policy, rapid growth in availability of proven approaches, and development of reviews of research to summarize the…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Change, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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Jagers, Robert J.; Rivas-Drake, Deborah; Williams, Brittney – Educational Psychologist, 2019
This article seeks to develop transformative social and emotional learning (SEL), a form of SEL intended to promote equity and excellence among children, young people, and adults. We focus on issues of race/ethnicity as a first step toward addressing the broader range of extant inequities. Transformative SEL is anchored in the notion of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Social Development, Emotional Development, Equal Education
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Mashburn, Andrew J. – Educational Psychologist, 2017
Classroom observations are increasingly common in education policies as a means to assess the quality of teachers and/or education programs for purposes of making high-stakes decisions. This article considers one policy, the Head Start Designation Renewal System (DRS), which involves classroom observations to assess the quality of Head Start…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Disadvantaged, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
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Asterhan, Christa S. C.; Schwarz, Baruch B. – Educational Psychologist, 2016
There is increasing consensus among psycho-educational scholars about argumentation as a means to improve student knowledge and understanding of subject matter. In this article, we argue that, notwithstanding a strong theoretical rationale, causal evidence is not abundant, definitions of the objects of study (argumentation, learning) are often not…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Definitions, Research Methodology, Research Problems
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Chi, Michelene T. H.; Wylie, Ruth – Educational Psychologist, 2014
This article describes the ICAP framework that defines cognitive engagement activities on the basis of students' overt behaviors and proposes that engagement behaviors can be categorized and differentiated into one of four modes: "Interactive," "Constructive," "Active," and "Passive." The ICAP hypothesis…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Active Learning, Outcomes of Education, Learning Theories
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Kreijns, Karel; Kirschner, Paul A.; Vermeulen, Marjan – Educational Psychologist, 2013
Although there are research findings supporting the positive effects of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), problems have been reported regarding the learning process itself, group formation, and group dynamics. These problems can be traced back to impeded social interaction between group members. Social interaction is necessary (a)…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Interpersonal Relationship, Interpersonal Competence
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Alfieri, Louis; Nokes-Malach, Timothy J.; Schunn, Christian D. – Educational Psychologist, 2013
Over the past 20 years, there has been much research on how people learn from case comparisons. This work has implemented comparison activities in a variety of different ways across a wide range of laboratory and classroom contexts. In an effort to assess the overall effectiveness of case comparisons across this diversity of implementation and…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Testing, Epistemology, Meta Analysis
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Reznitskaya, Alina; Gregory, Maughn – Educational Psychologist, 2013
Dialogue, as a communication form characterized by its commitment to inclusiveness and rationality, has long been advocated by educators as a mechanism for helping students become better thinkers. Unfortunately, numerous claims about the educational potential of participating in dialogue have not resulted in substantial changes in classroom…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Curriculum Development, Outcomes of Education, Teachers
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Schmitt, Neal – Educational Psychologist, 2012
In considering and evaluating approaches to the admission of college students, the usual approach is to try to measure past academic achievement and primarily verbal and math ability on the assumption that these abilities will predict subsequent college academic grades and achievement. These measures do predict classroom achievement, though far…
Descriptors: Intelligence, College Students, Grade Point Average, College Admission
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