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Ramdass, Darshanand; Zimmerman, Barry J. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
Teachers need to monitor students' self-efficacy judgments, as well as their mathematics learning, to provide optimal instruction. First, inaccuracies in self-judgments appear to be a major liability for elementary and middle school children. Classroom practice must cultivate the knowledge to succeed and should nurture the belief that one can…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Learning Strategies, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction
Kitsantas, Anastasia; Winsler, Adam; Huie, Faye – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
Knowledge about self-regulation and motivation processes enables students to maximize their college career paths and allows universities to implement better intervention programs to encourage struggling students to persist and complete their educational studies. College administrators and instructors should focus on developing interventions to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Role Models, Intervention, Self Efficacy
Turner, Jeannine E.; Husman, Jenefer – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
In the face of shame, students may need to turn the global focus of their failures into more discrete behaviors that they can control. Instructors can facilitate this process by informing students of specific behaviors they can enact to support successful achievement, including study and volitional strategies. Students' use of multiple study and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Learning Strategies, Student Motivation, Metacognition
Piccolo, Diana L.; Harbaugh, Adam P.; Carter, Tamara A.; Capraro, Mary Margaret; Capraro, Robert M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
According to the NCTM reform suggestions, when teachers are orchestrators of student interactions, students adopt a more active role in explaining and learning mathematics. This research, which mapped the nature and role of meaningful mathematical discourse, provides insights into discursive practices that lead to rich mathematical interactions.…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Mathematics Education, Educational Change, Algebra
Kanu, Yatta – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2006
As a consequence of the Civil Rights Movement and related social movements, the past 30 years have witnessed an unprecedented rise in higher education enrollments among ethnic minority groups, women, and low-income students, as well as increases in the financial aid available to these groups. However, certain ethnic minority populations, such as…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Civil Rights, Attendance Patterns, Student Participation