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Cho, Jeong-il; Hendrickson, Jo M.; Yi, HyunSook – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
Cross-rater agreement on bullying, victimization, and related behaviors of middle school students with and without behavioral disorders (BD) was investigated. Students with BD (n = 11), their peers (n = 90), and general education teachers (n = 10) completed the Peer Relationship Survey (PRS), a non-anonymous measurement scale. The results of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents
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Schwan, Anna – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
Recognizing a global focus on principals to be proficient instructional leaders while meeting the demands of multiple responsibilities, this study seeks to investigate the perception of importance of research-based instructional leadership behavior functions through a triangulated lens of teacher candidates, teachers, and principals. This study…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, School Administration, Preservice Teachers
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Dufresne, Robin M.; Baltrinic, Eric R.; Laux, John M.; Reynolds, Jennifer – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
Many counselors believe suicidal ideation in a terminally ill client can be rational (Rogers et al, 2001). One hundred and fifty-three counselors rated their perceived competence to counsel individuals who are rationally suicidal. Data were analyzed with non-parametric statistics. Findings suggest participants with more education, more years of…
Descriptors: Suicide, Terminal Illness, Counselor Attitudes, Counseling Effectiveness
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McConnell, Kat R.; Geesa, Rachel Louise; Mayes, Renae D.; Elam, Nicholas P. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
The school counselor and principal have vital roles within a school which have a significant impact upon the way a school functions. One area of pressing conflict within principal-counselor relationships is disagreement over the appropriate role and function of the counselor. In order to investigate perceptions of the counselor role, as well as…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counseling Effectiveness, Principals, Educational Research
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Horner, Sherri L.; Mrachko, Alicia; O'Connor, Evelyn A.; Yasik, Anastasia E. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
As more and more children are being identified as needing special services, all teachers need to know special education laws. One hundred and thirty-eight preservice teachers answered an online survey about their knowledge and confidence level of IDEA and Section 504. Our participants, on average, did not have accurate knowledge of IDEA or Section…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Special Education, Educational Legislation, Knowledge Level
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Provinzano, Kathleen T.; Sondergeld, Toni A.; Knaggs, Christine M. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
There were two purposes for this transformative mixed method study with an advocacy lens: to examine (1) the implementation of community school programming in a racially and ethnically diverse, high-poverty urban school and (2) the impact of implementation on student achievement. In-depth interviews, along with achievement data from two cohorts of…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Urban Schools
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Harwell, Michael – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
Accurate and consistent reviews of documents describing research studies are essential to valid and generalizable inferences in a meta-analysis. Traditionally a small number of reviewers screen studies using the title, abstract, and possibly the full text to determine a study's eligibility for a meta-analysis. This study explores whether reviewing…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Educational Research, Resources, Accuracy
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Malin, Joel; Altowajri, Muna – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
Strategic planning refers to a deliberative approach to producing decisions to major challenges. Research-practice partnerships (RPP) are long-term collaborations between researchers and practitioners organized to investigate solutions in school districts. Authors make the argument that RPPs could be, and in many cases ought to be, explicitly…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, Strategic Planning, School Districts
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Kruse, Lance; Impellizeri, Whitney; Witherel, Claire E.; Sondergeld, Toni A. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
While educational policy has resulted in many teachers being responsible for developing and interpreting student growth measures, they generally lack adequate assessment literacy and feel ill-prepared to manage such tasks. This quasi-experimental study explores the impact of an applied assessment course on preservice teachers' assessment literacy…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Assessment Literacy, Self Efficacy, Student Evaluation
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Lopes-Murphy, Solange A.; Murphy, Christopher G. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
Fundamental to the hypothesis-driven approach to assessing the special-education (SPED) needs of English learners (ELs) is the awareness that behaviors often exhibited by ELs may mirror indicators of learning disabilities (e.g., difficulty comprehending text, difficulty following directions, lack of appropriate classroom behavior, lack of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Language Impairments, English Language Learners, Second Language Learning
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Summers, Kelly H.; Kiracofe, Christine Rienstra; James, Constantine – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
Courts have long held that public school teachers are "state actors" when they carry out the duties of their job. Despite this, very few teacher preparation programs include an education law class. In order to understand teachers' legal literacy, a survey was given to 300 public school teachers in Indiana. The survey assessed knowledge…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Multiple Literacies
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Lee, Cheu-jey – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
This paper presents a practical way of teaching critical literacy to pre-service teachers through a critical literacy engagement. It begins with a literature review on critical literacy. Then, the critical literacy engagement is discussed in detail. Specifically, the critical literacy engagement is intended to help the pre-service teachers (a)…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Rieb, Courtney; Cohen, James – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
As the culture of the American elementary classroom continues to diversify, teachers' practices must also evolve to best meet the needs of students, specifically, English Learners (ELs). This article encourages elementary educators to include music in their general education curriculum by highlighting the lack of music education in the classroom,…
Descriptors: Music, Language Acquisition, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Reeves, Todd D.; Onder, Yasemin; Abdi, Beheshteh – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
Sound measurement of teacher self-efficacy and anxiety surrounding data-driven decision making is crucial in both theory-building and efficacy studies, as well as in practical contexts. The present study (N=457) thusly examined the validity of inferences drawn from the Data-Driven Decision-Making Efficacy and Anxiety Inventory (3D-MEA; Dunn et…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Data Use, Decision Making, Self Efficacy
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Angelone, Lauren – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2019
The purpose of this paper is methodological. It serves as a defense of virtual ethnography as a method, not only well suited to postpositivist research, but as a tool to further interrogate the tenuous truth that all research produces. To accomplish this, virtual ethnography is situated within the history of qualitative inquiry and then examined…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Ethnography, Teaching Methods, Internet
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