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Gane, Brian D.; Zaidi, Sania Z.; Pellegrino, James W. – European Journal of Education, 2018
In this article we describe the challenges associated with assessing complex competencies envisioned as the targets of learning in the 21st century. Such competencies typically reflect the integration of multiple dimensions of knowledge and skill. Technology plays a crucial role in their assessment, from conceptualisation through design, data…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Skill Development, Scientific Literacy
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Aydin, Gülnur; Ayranci, Bilge Bagci – World Journal of Education, 2018
Four fundamental language skills interact with each other. Developing reading skills will also develop listening, speaking, and writing skills. Reading comprehension, using what is understood on new subjects and learning new words during reading can influence listening comprehension as well as oral and written self-expression. General complaints…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Preferences, Reading Habits, Qualitative Research
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Övez, Filiz Tuba Dikkartin; Kiyici, Ozan Deniz – World Journal of Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine the opinions of 6th grade students towards teaching applications developed on the basis of Planning-Practicing-Evaluation model which is an ICT integration model for effective mathematics teaching. While teaching process was designed, Moodle which is a learning management system was used in order to use…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Grünke, Matthias – World Journal of Education, 2018
Good writing skills are vital to success in school and, later, in the workplace. However, many elementary and secondary students fail to invest sufficient time and effort in planning what they want to write and, consequently, produce texts of inferior quality. One approach to help struggling children and adolescents acquire effective writing…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Program Effectiveness, Grade 5, Brainstorming
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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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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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Scheffel, Tara-Lynn – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This article discusses what constitutes engagement in learning from the perspective of Grade 8 students. While a mixed methods approach was employed to gather quantitative and qualitative data, the focus of this article is the qualitative data collected from an interactive, participatory workshop. As part of this workshop, Grade 8 students were…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Learner Engagement, Mixed Methods Research
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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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