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Benner, Aprile D. – Educational Psychology Review, 2011
In the American educational system, school transitions are frequent and predictable, but they can disrupt student functioning across developmental domains. How students experience school transitions has been a focus of research for some time, but the high school transition has received less attention, and the limited research often focuses on a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Transitional Programs, Educational Practices, Barriers
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Rothkopf, Ernst Z. – Educational Psychology Review, 2008
Over 100 years of learning and cognition research have had only modest cumulative impact on teaching, while many other practical domains such as agriculture have shown a steady growth in widely accepted, research-informed practices. Several reasons have been advanced for the painfully slow adoption of science-based instructional procedures. One…
Descriptors: Industrial Training, Logical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Gonzalez-DeHass, Alyssa R.; Willems, Patricia P.; Holbein, Marie F. Doan – Educational Psychology Review, 2005
Parent involvement has a sound research base attesting to the many potential benefits it can offer in education. However, student motivation as an academic outcome of parental involvement has only recently been investigated. The purpose of this article is to show how parent involvement is related to students' motivation. Studies of students from…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Motivation, Parent School Relationship, Elementary Schools