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Gehlbach, Hunter – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
As pressure builds to assess students, teachers, and schools, educational practitioners and policy makers are increasingly looking toward student perception surveys as a promising means to collect high-quality, useful data. For instance, the widely cited Measures of Effective Teaching study lists student perception surveys as one of the three key…
Descriptors: Surveys, Evaluation Methods, Early Adolescents, Student Evaluation
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Wigfield, Allan; Eccles, Jacquelynne S. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 1994
Introduces this issue's topic of schooling and adolescent development, noting that much work is needed in the understanding of the changes adolescents experience during this age period. Describes the articles in this issue, which focus on different psychological characteristics of early adolescents, their relationships with others, and how those…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Developmental Stages
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Wigfield, Allan; Eccles, Jacquelynne S. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 1995
Introduces six articles on interventions, practices, beliefs, and contexts designed to facilitate early adolescents' school achievement and overall development. The articles focus on middle school reform, separate schooling for African American males, ability grouping, teacher roles, interdisciplinary programs, and the role of cooperation and…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Blacks, Competition
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Wentzel, Kathryn R. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 1994
Reviews literature on links between parenting and children's cognitive competence, proposing that social and emotional adjustment might play a critical role in mediating the relationship between these variables. Describes a program of research on family functioning, emotional distress, self-restraint, and academic performance. Explores future…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Child Rearing
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Merten, Don E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 1996
Argues that the cultural analysis in Merten's (PS 524 830) article must consider meanings used by cultural participants to shape and evaluate their own and their peers' actions. Emphasizes emic categories as an opening to understanding rejection. Suggests that knowing more about variables will not necessarily further understanding of rejection…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Cultural Influences, Early Adolescents, Peer Acceptance