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Azano, Amy; Missett, Tracy C.; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Oh, Sarah; Brunner, Marguerite; Foster, Lisa H.; Moon, Tonya R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This study used sequential mixed-methods analyses to investigate the effectiveness of a research-based language arts curriculum for gifted third graders. Using analytic induction, researchers found that teachers' beliefs and expectations (time, sense of autonomy, expectations for students, professional expertise) influenced the degree to which…
Descriptors: Expertise, Intervention, Gifted, Academic Achievement
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Welsh, Megan E. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
States and districts are under increasing pressure to evaluate the effectiveness of their teachers and to ensure that all students receive high-quality instruction. This article describes some of the challenges associated with current effectiveness approaches, including paper-and-pencil tests of pedagogical content knowledge, classroom observation…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Gifted, Teacher Evaluation, Computer Simulation
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Makel, Matthew C.; Li, Yan; Putallaz, Martha; Wai, Jonathan – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This study considered how three groups of academically talented high school students--those who attended an academic summer program (TIP), those who qualified for the program but chose not to attend (QNA), and those who did not qualify (DNQ)--spent time outside the classroom. These groupings differentiated students by ability (QNA vs. DNQ) and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Television Viewing, Adolescent Development, Summer Programs
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Mann, Eric L.; Mann, Rebecca L.; Strutz, Michele L.; Duncan, Daphne; Yoon, So Yoon – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
The fields of gifted and engineering education share many common interests, and their students share many common attributes. Infusing and making engineering implicit in the K-6 education programs creates opportunities to develop concepts, skills, and habits of the mind that are valuable in all disciplines while providing opportunities to discover…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Talent, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment
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Yang, Yan; Cho, YoonJung; Mathew, Susan; Worth, Sheri – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
The study investigated the differential impact of sense of classroom community on effort in online versus face-to-face courses while controlling for potential effects of gender and team learning orientation. The interaction effects from ANOVA results suggested a gender difference across the two course delivery formats, with male students expending…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Interaction, Gender Differences
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Picho, Katherine; Brown, Scott W. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This study reported the development and validation of the Social Identities and Attitudes Scale (SIAS), a stereotype threat susceptibility measure. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses conducted with college students indicate that the scale possesses strong psychometric properties. The SIAS explained 65% of the variance in the items…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Attitudes, Measurement Techniques, Psychometrics
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Carman, Carol A. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
One of the underutilized tools in gifted identification is personality-based measures. A multiple confirmatory factor analysis was utilized to examine the relationships between traditional identification methods and personality-based measures. The pattern of correlations indicated this model could be measuring two constructs, one related to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Ability Identification, Personality, Personality Assessment
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Bembenutty, Hefer – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This article examines the role of self-regulation of learning on assigned homework. The findings reveal positive relationships between homework activities and self-efficacy, responsibility for learning, and delay of gratification. This review shows a positive relationship between homework and a range of self-regulation skills that facilitates…
Descriptors: Homework, Assignments, Self Control, Role
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Lunsford, Laura Gail – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This study examined the psychology of mentoring in a mixed-method analysis of archival interview records from academically talented college students (N = 128), who had participated in a faculty mentor program for 6 semesters. Qualitative analysis revealed one fourth of the students did not feel mentored and that there was a connection between…
Descriptors: College Students, Mentors, Psychology, Talent Development
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Contreras, Frances – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Several approaches to raising the academic success of minority high achievers exist in the form of school, community, nonprofit, and university programmatic efforts. This article represents a review of K-12 intervention programs in multiple organizational contexts that serve to strengthen the bridge to higher education for academically promising…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, College Bound Students, College Preparation
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Ramdass, Darshanand; Zimmerman, Barry J. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
The article evaluates the relationship between homework and self-regulation from the elementary grades to college. It reveals that quality measures of homework such as managing distractions, self-efficacy and perceived responsibility for learning, setting goals, self-refection, managing time, and setting a place for homework completion are more…
Descriptors: Homework, Delay of Gratification, Self Efficacy, Time Management
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Van Voorhis, Frances Landis – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Homework represents one research-based instructional strategy linked to student achievement. However, challenges abound with its current practice. This paper presents the results of three 2-year longitudinal interventions of the Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) homework program in elementary mathematics, middle school language arts,…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Homework, Middle Schools, Family Involvement
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Bempechat, Janine; Li, Jin; Neier, Shelby M.; Gillis, Caroline A.; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Homework is a cornerstone of students' academic lives. using a social cognitive view of achievement beliefs as a theoretical framework, we conducted a qualitative study to examine perceptions of homework among a diverse group of low socioeconomic status (SES) ninth graders who attended low-quality schools. Students participated in individual…
Descriptors: Homework, Student Motivation, Grade 9, Low Income Groups
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Hong, Eunsook; Wan, Min; Peng, Yun – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
For homework to help students improve school achievement and develop responsibility and autonomy in academic endeavors in and out of school, the development of teachers' understanding of students' views about homework and their homework behaviors is critical. Whether the subject of the homework is mathematics, reading, or a second language,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Homework, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Kitsantas, Anastasia; Cheema, Jehanzeb; Ware, Herbert W. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
The present study used the u.S. portion of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) to examine how homework resources, mathematics self-efficacy, and time spent on homework impacted mathematics achievement across gender and ethnicity. The findings showed that achievement gaps diminished with the increase in availability of homework…
Descriptors: Homework, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Study Habits
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