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Lane, Jennie F.; Mollica, Jamie; Windjue, Sara – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2013
The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) is a statewide education program located in the Midwest of the United States. The goal of the program is to leverage teacher education to improve and increase energy literacy in Wisconsin's K-12 schools as a means of contributing to statewide energy savings. Created in 1995, the program continues…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Teacher Education Programs, Success, Program Effectiveness
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Ing, Marsha; Shih, Jeffrey C. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2013
There are situations within middle school settings where measurements of students and teachers are used for high-stakes decisions. For example, student performance is used as an indicator of teacher quality or determines student eligibility for particular types of support services. Given the high-stakes nature of these types of assessments,…
Descriptors: Generalizability Theory, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Research Design
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Brown, Dave F. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2011
Curriculum integration is defined as students choosing topics to study based on their questions. Several middle schools throughout the United States offer students the opportunity to develop the curriculum during the year based on their questions about themselves and about the world. The author provides the rationale, the developmental reasons…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Middle School Students, Student Centered Curriculum
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Carlisle, Katie – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2011
The author reports on the formation of a performing arts-focused curriculum integration project, in which key components of curriculum integration were employed within a project-focus involving the performing arts of music, theater, and dance. The project occurred within a curricular community partnership between a public school and nearby…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Theater Arts, Art Education
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Pate, Elizabeth; Nesin, Gert – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2011
These authors relate the ways in which curriculum integration is explored in 2 university middle grades programs. In these settings, curriculum integration is encountered both in the design and pedagogy of courses and as a discrete content area for preservice and inservice teachers. Background information about the courses, the application of…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Teacher Education, Middle School Teachers
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Seago, Nanette; Jacobs, Jennifer; Driscoll, Mark – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2010
Although there are increasing numbers of professional development (PD) materials intended to foster teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching within the topics of number and algebra, little attention has been given to geometry. In this article we describe the Learning and Teaching Geometry project's approach to the development of PD materials…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Geometry, Educational Change, Middle School Teachers
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Thompson, Bruce – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2009
The present article provides a primer on using effect sizes in research. A small heuristic data set is used in order to make the discussion concrete. Additionally, various admonitions for best practice in reporting and interpreting effect sizes are presented. Among these is the admonition to not use Cohen's benchmarks for "small," "medium," and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Effect Size, Computation, Research Methodology
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Yetkiner, Zeynep Ebrar – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2009
Commonality analysis is a method of partitioning variance to determine the predictive ability unique to each predictor (or predictor set) and common to two or more of the predictors (or predictor sets). The purposes of the present paper are to (a) explain commonality analysis in a multiple regression context as an alternative for middle grades…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Correlation, Regression (Statistics), Prediction
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Green, Reginald Leon; Cypress, Sharen L. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2009
This article presents a model that instructional leaders can use to engage in a change process that fosters effective instructional change in school districts and individual school buildings, specifically middle schools and alternative middle schools. The authors describe four dimensions of leadership and explain how each dimension informs…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Organizational Objectives, Educational Change, School Buildings
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Skidmore, Susan Troncoso – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2009
Recommendations made by major educational and psychological organizations (American Educational Research Association, 2006; American Psychological Association, 2001) call for researchers to regularly report confidence intervals. The purpose of the present paper is to provide support for the use of confidence intervals. To contextualize this…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Statistical Significance, Intervals, Psychology
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Burns, Leslie David – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2008
This article describes how scholarship from the New Literacy Studies can shed "more light" (Florio-Ruane, 2002) on middle school education and youth literacies, allowing users to examine claims about students, schools, policy, and research. Hypothesizing that shortcomings in early adolescent literacy education have less to do with lack of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Scholarship, Middle Schools, Literacy Education
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Nokes, Jeffery D. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2008
Literacy is a basic element of the discipline of history and of traditional secondary history instruction. However neither the growing body of research on learning with texts nor modern learning theories support the traditional literacy practices that are taking place in many secondary history classrooms. Nor are classroom literacy practices a…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Critical Thinking, Literacy, Fiction
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Chamberlain, Anne; Daniels, Cecelia; Madden, Nancy A.; Slavin, Robert E. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2007
This article describes a randomized evaluation of The Reading Edge, a reading program for middle school students. The Reading Edge was designed to integrate findings of research on cooperative learning and metacognitive reading strategies into a replicable reading instructional package that could be implemented effectively in Title I middle…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classroom Techniques, Middle Schools, Reading
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Saurino, Penelope; Saurino, Dan R. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2006
We need a model that can guide middle school educators to implement multiple literacies (multiliteracies) so prevalent in today's global economy, but how can this be successfully accomplished in today's schools? As a result of content analyses, regular classroom observations, and interviews, the researchers document a framework for…
Descriptors: Student Research, Middle Schools, Global Approach, Mastery Learning
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Anfara, Vincent A., Jr. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2006
In the 1980s, a third methodological movement began in the social and behavioral sciences. This movement, known as mixed-methods research, is the focus of this article. Major issues related to mixed methodologies are discussed along with the strengths and weaknesses of this approach and various design typologies. Two mixed-methods studies related…
Descriptors: Methods Research, Middle Schools, Behavioral Sciences, Research Methodology
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