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Shepherd-Jones, Anna R.; Salisbury-Glennon, Jill D. – Journal of Research in Education, 2018
The need for school principals to implement teacher-supportive leadership practices is paramount to students' learning. The present study synthesized the disparate fields of educational leadership and educational psychology in an effort to investigate the effects of principal leadership styles on teacher motivation. Specifically, the effects of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Leadership Styles, Professional Autonomy, Self Determination
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Gonyea, Nathan E.; Osick, Marie; Bradley, Elizabeth G. – Journal of Research in Education, 2018
Despite the media attention given to research purporting to show a relationship between faculty member appearance and college student evaluations of teaching (SETs), there are significant methodological issues with much of the research on this topic. Specifically, most of this research has used data from the RateMyProfessors.com website, which is…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, College Faculty, Physical Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics
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Mindrila, Diana; Davis, Pamela; Moore, Lori – Journal of Research in Education, 2018
The study aimed to develop a typology of victimization based on the extent to which students experienced face-to-face (traditional) victimization and/or cyber-victimization and, consequently, manifested fear and avoidance. The sample consisted of 497 adolescents (ages 12- 18) who took the 2011 School Crime Supplement of the National Crime…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Victims, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
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Guo, Ying; Breit-Smith, Allison; Hall, Anna H.; Biales, Carrie – Journal of Research in Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the letter-writing ability of preschool children aged 3-5 years and the relationship between early literacy skills (i.e., alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, and name writing) and letter-writing ability. Thirty-six children were individually assessed on letter writing and early literacy skills…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy, Alphabets, Phonological Awareness
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Link, Laura – Journal of Research in Education, 2018
This study examines the enduring problem of inconsistent K-12 grading practices by exploring the relationship between teachers' perceptions of various grading practices, such as factoring student behavior in academic grades, as related to grade level, district locale, and training. Survey responses from 2,996 K-12 teachers from one suburban and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Grading
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Townsley, Matt; Varga, Matt – Journal of Research in Education, 2018
Some high schools are moving towards standards-based grading in an attempt to produce consistent grading practices; however, the change's impact on college readiness is not clear. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of high school's grading practices as it relates to ACT scores and grade point averages (GPAs). Existing data were…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Bound Students, College Readiness, Statistical Analysis
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Wang, Ning; Cai, Jinfa – Journal of Research in Education, 2018
This study identified some factors associated with teachers' knowledge and beliefs that are related to scoring mathematics constructed-response (CR) assessment tasks. Five groups of teachers (n = 274) who either had different teaching experiences or had different cultural beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics were selected to score 28…
Descriptors: Scoring, Statistical Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Experience
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Ott, Laura E.; Kellley Morgan, Jessica; Akroyd, H. Duane – Journal of Research in Education, 2018
The military lifestyle imposes unique challenges for military spouses in regards to their education and careers. To help alleviate these challenges, military spouses are encouraged to pursue portable career paths. This causes one to question whether spouses desire these portable careers and what influences spouses place on pursuing specific…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Spouses, Life Style, Academic Aspiration
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Bhatnagar, Ruchi; Kim, Jihye; Many, Joyce E. – Journal of Research in Education, 2017
Use of edTPA for preservice teacher assessment is becoming increasingly common across the country, with some states, including Georgia, mandating the passing of the edTPA for initial teacher licensure. This state-wide study investigated whether edTPA as a new policy initiative was being integrated by the teacher education programs and faculty in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Portfolio Assessment
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Ramlo, Susan – Journal of Research in Education, 2017
Instructors in higher education are very familiar with the Likert scale Students' Evaluation of Teaching (SET) used to evaluate teaching. Researchers have raised concerns about biases affecting the results of SET surveys, as well as their validity and reliability and use in high-stakes decision making. Here, we demonstrate that Q methodology,…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Mathematics Teachers, Q Methodology, Mixed Methods Research
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Patterson, Jill Voorhees; Johnson, Ane Turner – Journal of Research in Education, 2017
Sustainability issues have led to increased demands for a STEM-literate society and workforce. Potential contributors need to be competent, have an understanding of earth and physical sciences, and be willing to pursue such fields. High school girls, however, remain underrepresented in physical science course enrollments (College Board, 2014).…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, Sustainability, Science Instruction
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Wendt, Jillian L.; Nisbet, Deanna L. – Journal of Research in Education, 2017
This study examined the predictive relationship among international students' sense of community, perceived learning, and end-of-course grades in computer-mediated, U.S. graduate-level courses. The community of inquiry (CoI) framework served as the theoretical foundation for the study. Step-wise hierarchical multiple regression showed no…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Foreign Students, Grades (Scholastic), Graduate Students
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Kim, Yena; Weseley, Allyson J. – Journal of Research in Education, 2017
Little is known about methods to address gender-based bias against male elementary educators. Framed by social role and role congruity theories, this study explored the effects of gendered traits and teacher gender on perceptions of elementary educators. Participants (N = 246) were randomly assigned to view websites that varied gendered traits…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Elementary School Teachers, Social Influences, Social Theories
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Bradshaw, Stephanie; Vaughn, Margaret – Journal of Research in Education, 2016
In this article, we describe an action research project conducted by the first author in her third-grade classroom over the course of one academic year as she documented four students' reading growth during a modified version of Retrospective Miscue Analysis (RMA). We highlight an additional step in the RMA process, which includes providing…
Descriptors: Miscue Analysis, Action Research, Reading Achievement, Grade 3
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Snyder, Scott; Fisk, Timarie – Journal of Research in Education, 2016
Several studies have described the characteristics and employment situations of teaching artists in the United States. This study adds to that literature by describing the characteristics of teaching artists working in K-12 school environments, the nature of the classroom roles of such teaching artists, the professional development and supervision…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Artists, Art Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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