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Van Orman, Dustin S. J.; Ardasheva, Yuliya; Carbonneau, Kira J.; Firestone, Jonah B. – Journal of Educational Research, 2021
Vocabulary is a building block of understanding, especially in science classrooms where language abilities are mixed. To reduce academic inequalities, approaches to vocabulary instruction need to demonstrate benefits for students across learning contexts. We summarize the results from the first unit, "Earth Systems and Catastrophic…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Academic Language, Science Instruction, Earth Science
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Shih, Shu-Shen – Journal of Educational Research, 2021
The present study examined the relationships of Taiwanese eighth graders' perceived autonomy support from teachers, parental psychological control, implicit theories of intelligence, and achievement goal orientations to their agentic, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive engagement in schoolwork. Also, the current research explored the determining…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Grade 8, Junior High School Students, Learner Engagement
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Brown-Wood, JaNay E.; Solari, Emily J. – Journal of Educational Research, 2021
Children's books support children's development, but many factors influence interest in engaging with books, including book physical features. Additionally, the lack of diverse children's books makes it difficult to determine whether racial characters influence children's book preferences. This study utilized a forced-choice selection task to…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Asian American Students, Childrens Literature, Books
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Jin, Hao-Yue; Su, Chien-Yuan; Chen, Cheng-Huan – Journal of Educational Research, 2021
"Making" has its origin in the maker movement, emphasizes novel, innovative creations by adopting applicable technologies, and fosters students' creativity or encourages them to engage in creative thinking in school-based making activities, in which teachers act as a facilitator for the implementation of creative pedagogy. This study…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Creative Activities, Creativity, Instruction
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Louick, Rebecca; Wang, Min – Journal of Educational Research, 2021
This qualitative study of ongoing interactions in a high school classroom illustrates how teachers' specific interactive choices can provide crucial opportunities for students with disabilities to develop feelings of self-determination. Classroom video data, collected throughout a multi-week writing assignment, were analyzed using a discourse…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Students with Disabilities, Self Determination, High School Teachers
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Bourdeaud'hui, Heleen; Aesaert, Koen; van Braak, Johan – Journal of Educational Research, 2021
This study aimed to provide a more comprehensive view on the relationship between metacognitive awareness, intrinsic and extrinsic listening motivation, and L1 primary school students' critical listening skills. A critical listening test and different self-report questionnaires were administered to 649 native Dutch-speaking sixth-grade students.…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Student Motivation, Listening Skills, Critical Thinking
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Abu Rabia, Salim; Haj, Amani – Journal of Educational Research, 2021
Research reveals that although the effect of diacritics--the symbols that tell the reader how to pronounce a letter--on reading and reading comprehension was examined in a series of studies, the influence of diacritics on listening comprehension, especially in the Arabic orthography, was not examined. Therefore, this study attempted to examine…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Semitic Languages, Orthographic Symbols, Reading Processes
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Wang, Zhuo; Pang, Hui; Zhou, Jia; Ma, Yubin; Wang, Zhonghou – Journal of Educational Research, 2021
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the Chinese government has issued strict policies for school operations. To meet the demands of normal school schedule while at home, teachers have been required to provide fully online classes regardless of their previous experience. Understanding and describing the authentic challenges teachers face during the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Web Based Instruction, Distance Education
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Feder, Liat; Abu-Rabia, Salim – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This research examined differences between dyslexic, poor and normal readers who learn in the same educational framework, across various linguistic and meta-linguistic skills in Hebrew as the first language (L1) and English as a foreign language (FL), following an intervention program focusing on English linguistic skills. The participants…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Semitic Languages
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Short, Rachel A.; Van der Eb, Marina Y.; McKay, Susan R. – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Active teachers noted persistent problems in their classrooms, including low levels of student engagement and gaps in students' use of evidence in forming arguments. Earth Science students provided written responses to two questions using the previously implemented Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) framework. The first question was answered without…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Persuasive Discourse, Earth Science, Instructional Effectiveness
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Rogiers, Amelie; Merchie, Emmelien; Van Keer, Hilde – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This study examined the stability and change in secondary school students' learner profiles after receiving an explicit strategy instruction (ESI) to foster their text-learning strategy use. A randomized quasi-experimental repeated measures design was set up with one experimental condition--receiving an eight-lesson-teacher delivered instructional…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Direct Instruction, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Morris, Joshua; Chi, Michelene T. H. – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The purpose of this research was to investigate the efficacy of professional development in changing two middle school science teachers' questioning to include more questions that require deeper student responses. The professional development was based on ICAP theory which proposes a framework for identifying cognitive engagement based on what is…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Science Instruction, Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Kulakow, Stefan – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The significant interplay between self-efficacy, autonomy support and approaches to learning in adolescent students is widely recognized. However, less is known about whether substantial differences exist between early and middle adolescent students from schools with different environments. To close this research gap, this study used latent mean…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Correlation, Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies
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Ling, Meng Kay Daniel; Loh, Sau Cheong – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Cognitive pattern recognition is known to be an important skill for academic subjects such as mathematics, science, languages, or even humanities. In this study, we investigate the relationships between creativity, critical thinking, and pattern recognition among 203 private school students in Singapore. The instruments used include a creativity…
Descriptors: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Pattern Recognition, Correlation
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Jackson, Julie K.; Huerta, Margarita; Garza, Tiberio – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This study evaluated the Science and Literacy Instructional Model aimed at helping primarily Hispanic bilingual/English Learners (ELs) and economically disadvantaged fifth grade students with science achievement as measured by high-stakes standardized science achievement scores. The model combined purposeful planning, innovative academic…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Academic Achievement, Models, Science Instruction
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