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Tomek, Sara; Bolland, Anneliese C.; Hooper, Lisa M.; Hitchcock, Shannon; Bolland, John M. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
High levels of school connectedness have been shown to be associated with positive outcomes for adolescents (e.g., higher levels of self-worth and higher test scores); however, the impact of school connectedness during early adolescence has not been studied in relation to school-related outcomes during later adolescence. The current study explores…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Early Adolescents, Outcomes of Education, Middle School Students
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DeMink-Carthew, Jessica – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
Specialized middle level teacher education programs are an oft-purported lever for middle level education reform. Preparing teachers to enact "new" teaching practices that challenge the status quo in field placement schools presents a formidable challenge, however. This research investigated reform-oriented collaborative inquiry (ROCI),…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Student Teaching, Middle Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kiefer, Sarah M.; Pennington, Sarah – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
The purpose of this short-term longitudinal quantitative study was to gain a comprehensive understanding of the influence of teacher autonomy support and structure on young adolescents' academic motivation, classroom engagement, school belonging, and achievement. Middle school students (N = 209, 61% female) self-reported perceptions of teacher…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement
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Howard, Christy Maranda; Miller, Samuel – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
The purpose of case study was to examine the beliefs and practices of a successful teacher in a high poverty middle school. Specifically, the study examined the role of teacher beliefs and how these beliefs were enacted in a middle school classroom. This article, part of a larger study, focuses on 1 teacher in order to more thoroughly probe and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Policy, Beliefs, Middle School Teachers
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Graham, Abbey C. K.; Kerkhoff, Shea N.; Spires, Hiller A. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
The present study examined middle school teachers' perceptions of literacy demands in their disciplines and specific literacy strategies they used to teach their disciplines. The eight participants in this multiple case study included 2 middle school teachers from each of 4 disciplines (i.e., English/language arts, science, social studies, and…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
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Nagle, James; Taylor, Don – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
In 2013 the Vermont legislature enacted Act 77 mandating that students in Grades 7-12 develop personalized learning plans (PLPs) to guide them toward high school graduation using proficiency-based requirements. In the present qualitative self-study, we document the impact of implementation of a personal learning framework integrating PLPs into a…
Descriptors: Humanities Instruction, Educational Practices, Constructivism (Learning), Integrated Activities
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Penington, Sarah – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
When investigating motivation, including motivation to read, motivation should be conceptualized as a multidimensional construct which considers the individual's purposes for engaging in the activities under investigation (Deci & Ryan, 2002). Motivation for activities that are undertaken because they are enjoyable in and of themselves or…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Early Adolescents, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis
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Duhaylongsod, Leslie – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
Using transcripts of 6 classroom debates that took place in 4 urban schools, the present study takes a closer look at what middle school students do during classroom debates in the context of a social studies curriculum designed to support student argumentation in debate. Two coding schemes were used to analyze student comments in the transcripts:…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Social Studies, Debate
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Kostina-Ritchey, Erin; Velez-Gomez, Paulina; Dodd, Sara L. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
The present study is the first reported analysis of participant data from an afterschool leadership development program targeting the elementary to middle school transition for fifth-grade students. Data were collected from 2012 to 2015 from 261 adolescents who self-selected to participate in the afterschool program and provided parental…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, After School Programs, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Wooldridge, Heather R. C. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program has been preparing students who are first generation. college-going students from subgroups traditionally underrepresented in higher education, and students from lower socioeconomic families for college and careers since 1980. The present study investigated the success of middle school…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Grade 8, Middle Schools
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Mustafaa, Faheemah N.; Lozada, Fantasy T.; Channey, Joset; Skoog-Hoffman, Alexandra; Jagers, Robert J. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
School engagement is important in promoting adolescents' academic and socioemotional outcomes. We explored whether sixth-grade students' (N = 571, M[subscript age] = 11.27, 52% female, 50% racial/ethnic minority) school engagement at the end of the academic school year was facilitated by their perceptions of teachers' classroom practices and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Grade 6
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Netcoh, Steven; Bishop, Penny A. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
Although the idea of responding to learners' individual needs is far from new in the middle grades movement, there have been renewed efforts in recent years for schools to tailor programs and practices to students' unique interests and needs through "personalized learning" (Bingham, Pane, Steiner, & Hamilton, 2016). To date, little…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Individualized Instruction, Qualitative Research
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Lomascolo, David J.; Angelle, Pamela S. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
The Common Planning Time Project of the Middle Level Education Research Special Interest Group (MLER SIG) of the American Educational Research Association provided an avenue through which researchers from throughout the United States could investigate numerous aspects of common planning time in schools. Although several studies have investigated…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Time Management, Statistical Analysis, Middle School Teachers
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Sugimoto, Amanda T.; Turner, Erin E.; Stoehr, Kathleen J. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
The pedagogical practice of connecting mathematical content to real world contexts, particularly contexts relevant to students' knowledge and experiences, can positively impact student motivation as well as promote conceptual understanding. However, little is known about how middle school teachers actually make relevant world connections, and more…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Teachers, Mathematical Models
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Wall, Amanda; Miller, Samuel D. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2015
This qualitative case study explored 4 middle grades teachers' naïve theories of motivation, and the links between these theories and their thoughts and actions related to motivation. Their naïve theories of motivation stemmed from their overall visions for teaching, and their strong identities as middle grades educators. These naïve theories also…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Motivation Techniques, Qualitative Research, Novices
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