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Lam, Yuen Yi; Chan, Joanne Chung Yan – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
This study compared the effects of social persuasion from parents and teachers on students' self-efficacy in reading comprehension in English as a foreign language. Ninety-nine Grade 8 Chinese students in a secondary school in Hong Kong completed a questionnaire with six scenarios which tapped their self-efficacy after receiving positive and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Leonardi, Bethy – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
In this article, I examine the relationship between large-scale social discourses and local, school discourses as it plays out in conversations about gender and sexuality with and among teachers, specifically in the context of the passage of the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act in California. Grounded in feminist…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Middle Schools, Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers
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Lauen, Douglas L.; Fuller, Sarah; Barrett, Nathan; Janda, Ludmila – American Journal of Education, 2017
We examine the impacts of early college high schools, small schools of choice located on college campuses. These schools provide a no-cost opportunity for students to earn college credit--or a 2-year degree--while in high school. Using rich administrative data on multiple cohorts of students and quasiexperimental methods informed by the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
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Pavlak, Christina M.; Hodgson-Drysdale, Tracy – Journal of Education, 2017
The writing achievement of English learners (ELs) is often lower than that of other subgroups (Fry, 2007, 2008). To address this gap, a partnership was formed between university faculty and doctoral students and educators at an urban PK-8 school with a majority EL population. Using Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as a guide, the team…
Descriptors: Grade 6, English Language Learners, Language Arts, Writing Achievement
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van Barneveld, Christina; Brinson, Karieann – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to identify conflicts in the rights and responsibility of Grade 9 test takers when some parts of a large-scale test are marked by teachers and used in the calculation of students' class marks. Data from teachers' questionnaires and students' questionnaires from a 2009-10 administration of a large-scale test of…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Student Evaluation, Questionnaires, Mathematics Tests
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Kennedy, Brianna L.; Murphy, Amy S.; Jordan, Adam – American Journal of Education, 2017
This grounded theory study of how Title I middle school administrators determine students' punishments was developed using interviews with 27 Florida administrators from schools allowing corporal punishment. Administrators' choices were shaped by their upbringings, their experiences as parents, their job requirements, the expectations of students'…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grounded Theory, At Risk Students, Disadvantaged Youth
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Munter, Charles; Correnti, Richard – American Journal of Education, 2017
This article provides a longitudinal examination of how changes in more than 200 middle-grades mathematics teachers' instructional practices related to their (a) mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) and (b) instructional vision. Results of this multilevel regression analysis suggest that MKT and instructional vision are related to instruction…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Educational Practices, Educational Change
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Roda, Allison – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
This article examines the neoliberal influences on "Port City Schools" (PCS) unique district-wide extended learning time (ELT) initiative. Despite the recent popularity of ELT in urban schools, there have been few qualitative studies that question how stakeholders make sense of ELT on the ground. This research fills that gap in the…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, School Districts, Qualitative Research, Urban Schools
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Battle, Stefan – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
This qualitative exploratory study, informed by grounded theory, used questionnaires and unstructured interviews based on fictionalized vignettes to examine urban, public, middle-school White teachers' attitudes about middle-school Black boys, questioning whether and how such attitudes might influence classroom interactions. Twenty-four…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Whites, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Bal, Mazhar – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The aim of this study was to associate popular culture texts with Turkish language lessons of middle school students. For this purpose, a model was proposed and a suitable curriculum was prepared for this model. It was aimed to determine how this program, which was the result of associating popular culture texts with Turkish language lesson…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Native Language, Turkish, Middle School Students
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Han, Hyemin; Park, Sung Choon; Kim, Jongsung; Jeong, Changwoo; Kunii, Yutaka; Kim, Sora – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This study is a comparative analysis of the characteristics of moral exemplars presented in moral education textbooks in Korea and Japan. The purpose of the study is to examine and compare moral values presented through the lives and stories of moral exemplars in the two countries that have moral education as an independent and separate subject…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Ethical Instruction, Textbooks, Foreign Countries
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Brugar, Kristy A. – Journal of Education, 2016
This mixed methods study explored students' learning following an intervention unit, which focused on discipline-specific practices in elementary social studies/history. The research questions were: To what extent does students' learning in social studies/history change following their participation in a unit emphasizing disciplinary-specific…
Descriptors: Social Studies, History Instruction, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Tyler, Alison C. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
Suburban school districts are in the midst of rapid racial/ethnic and socioeconomic diversification, although the teaching force remains much more homogenous. This article examines how educators in increasingly more diverse suburban schools conceptualize diversity. Qualitative data comes from interviews of 40 teachers, 23 principals and assistant…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Qualitative Research
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Ayscue, Jennifer B. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
Over the last several decades, suburban schools have become increasingly more diverse and now must respond to racial change, so that they can successfully educate an increasingly more diverse and multiracial student body. This article analyzes interview responses of administrators, teachers, and staff at 19 schools in six diversifying suburban…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, School Districts, Student Diversity, Racial Composition
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DeSilva Mousseau, Angela M.; Lund, Terese J.; Liang, Belle; Spencer, Renée; Walsh, Jill – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
This study examined the relationship between stress and sleep duration for adolescent females from affluent backgrounds. Participants were 218 students attending two independent single-sex secondary schools. Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression models (cross-sectional and longitudinal) were run to examine the association between stress and…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Sleep, Adolescents, Females
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