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Dajani, Majida – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
This study examined the results of promoting Palestinian students' engagement and fostering their understanding in addition to their inquiry skills through the application of thinking routines. Six teachers teaching fourth and fifth grades participated voluntarily in this action research project during the school year 2014-2015. The researcher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Action Research
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Curry, Jennifer R.; Webb, Angela W.; Latham, Samantha J. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
The powerful nature of novice teachers' experiences in their first years of teaching has been well documented. However, the variance in novices' initial immersion in the school environment is largely dependent on perceived personal and professional support as well as the environmental inducements that lend to novice teachers' success in the…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Beginning Teacher Induction, Alternative Teacher Certification, Work Environment
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Henry, Denfield L.; Nistor, Nicolae; Baltes, Beate – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
Multiple studies propose that English proficiency dictates English language learners' (ELLs) performances on mathematics assessments. The current study investigates the predictive power of English proficiency on mathematics scores, while controlling for gender, socioeconomic status (SES), and grade level among ELLs at a south Florida elementary…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Elementary School Students, Scores
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Peterson, Sarah E.; Williams, R. Craig; Myer, Rick A.; Tinajero, Josefina V. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
We examined experiences of participants in "Do the Write Thing" national violence prevention program for middle-level students. Using mixed methods, we conducted surveys and focus groups with students, parents, and teachers who attended the program's National Recognition Week in Washington, DC. Results revealed important affective,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Parents, Violence
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Hulac, David; Benson, Nicholas; Nesmith, Matthew C.; Wollersheim Shervey, Sarah – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
When behaviors are reinforced with a variable interval reinforcement schedule, reinforcement is available only after an unknown period of time. These types of reinforcement schedules are most useful for reinforcing slow and steady responding and for differentially reinforcing behaviors that are incompatible with some problematic behaviors. This…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Predictor Variables, Reinforcement, Intervals
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Warash, Bobbie Gibson; Workman, Melissa – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
Young children have the capability of making decisions, informed choices, and self-assessing their progress on their choices. In this classroom of 4- and 5-year-olds, children used pictorial contracts, rubrics, and various self-assessment techniques as a method for continuous learning. Gathering and reflecting on their own evidence about their…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Young Children, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Mitchell, Ingrid; Nistor, Nicolae; Baltes, Beate; Brown, Michelle – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
Black middle school students in the United States continue to perform poorly on standardized reading achievement tests in comparison to other racial and ethnic groups. The purpose of this research study was to examine the effectiveness of a vocabulary-focused test preparation program for Black middle school students. The theoretical framework…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Vocabulary, Low Income Students, Middle School Students
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Osezua, Oghoadena Clementina; Agbalajobi, Damilola T. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
There is an upsurge in the establishment of private and public universities in Nigeria. The development has opened up the need for quality and seasoned academics, but minimal opportunities exist for mentoring of young academics. This article explores the mentoring opportunities and challenges of young female academics faced in a male dominant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Gender Issues, Mentors
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Schirmer, Barbara R.; Lockman, Alison S.; Schirmer, Todd N. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
We conducted this conceptual study to determine if the Institute of Education Sciences/National Science Foundation pipeline of evidence guidelines could be applied as a protocol that researchers could follow in establishing evidence of effective instructional practices. To do this, we compared these guidelines, new drug development process, and…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices, Research Design, Social Change
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Gomez, Mary Louise – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
This text explores how service learning may offer aspiring teachers' (those not yet admitted to teacher education programs) opportunities to interact with and support the learning of children from low-income families of color. The article shows the potential of service to impact how aspiring teachers talk and think and what they can do in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Immigrants, Low Income Students, College Applicants
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Ross, Peter; Randolph, Justus – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
Distraction is a typical component of any classroom environment. For effective instruction and learning to take place, it is critical for students to eventually return to task and maintain task vigilance (i.e., returning to the task at hand) when a distraction occurs. Students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), by definition,…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Comparative Analysis, Classroom Environment, Correlation
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Grasparil, Theresa A.; Hernandez, David A. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2015
Poor literacy achievement among English learners has contributed significantly to their high dropout rates, poor job prospects, and high poverty rates. The National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth has suggested that English learners benefit from the same direct, systematic instruction in the five essential components of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, Reading Skills, Literacy
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Hazeltine, Brian C.; Hernandez, David A. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2015
Bullying is a problem that has been studied in schools worldwide, but there is little research on bullying within Christian schools, a dearth which may stem from the assumption that Christian schools teach character traits that are inimical to bullying. Yet understanding the extent and nature of bullying in Christian schools may lead to a better…
Descriptors: Bullying, Christianity, Religious Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Baltes, Beate; Hernandez, David; Collins, Christina – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2015
Racial tension motivates strife and violence in the metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, area. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a collaborative partnership, the Cultural Awareness Consortium (CAC), in making a positive impact on the attitudes of a group of diverse high school students regarding multicultural relations.…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Partnerships in Education, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Woodcock, Stuart; Sisco, Ashley; Eady, Michelle – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2015
This study examined the effectiveness of an online synchronous platform used for training preservice teachers. A blended learning approach was implemented. Fifty-three students participated in the course. Qualitative interview data and quantitative survey data were collected about students' experiences using the platform, and analyzed via thematic…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Online Courses, Synchronous Communication, Preservice Teacher Education
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