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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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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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Hurst, Sylvia; Griffity, Priscilla – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2015
The purpose of this research was to examine the effect of teacher read-aloud on adolescent learning in science and variation according to individual reading ability. The study gathered both quantitative and qualitative data for analysis from 2 treatment procedures. All seventh and eighth grade students participated in 2 consecutive units of study:…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Reading Aloud to Others, Pretests Posttests
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Lewis, Mark A. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2014
In the current schooling climate, literary competence is increasingly viewed as students' ability to read fiction and nonfiction texts, and then articulate their comprehension of surface-text features (e.g., plot, character, setting, and conflict) through structured settings, such as standardized tests. As a way to argue against the privileging of…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Middle School Students, Story Telling, Personal Narratives
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Assaf, Lori Czop – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2014
Research on the sociocultural processes of writing and its impact on writing instruction in the middle grades has gained increased attention in educational research. Less attention has been devoted to research on writing with middle grade English learners (ELs) who are mainstreamed into English only classrooms. National assessment data, reports,…
Descriptors: Writing Ability, English Language Learners, Writing Instruction, Middle School Teachers
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Ellerbrock, Cheryl; Kiefer, Sarah M.; Alley, Kathleen M. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2014
This qualitative case study (N = 24) analyzed in what ways school-based interpersonal relationships may have helped to set the foundation for young adolescents' belonging within 1 large, diverse urban sixth through eighth grade middle school. Eighteen students (11-14 years old), 5 teachers, and 1 administrator were individually interviewed in the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Early Adolescents, Urban Schools
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Jansen, Amanda; Bartell, Tonya – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2013
Caring instruction has been shown to support students' engagement with and learning of academic content. Although previous research has shown that caring instruction matters, research is needed that illustrates the nature of caring instruction in a manner that is situated in relation to specific school subjects. Additionally, information about the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Kennedy-Lewis, Brianna L. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2013
Urban middle school students of color are disproportionately subjected to exclusionary discipline, reflecting a discipline gap between White students and students of color. The discipline gap results in negative outcomes similar to those caused by the academic achievement gap. Although the discipline gap occurs at all levels of schooling, it…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Discipline, Urban Schools, Student Experience
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Kiefer, Sarah M.; Ellerbrock, Cheryl R. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2012
This qualitative case study analyzed how one interdisciplinary team within a large middle school fostered a responsive adolescent-centered community for eighth-grade team students. Data were collected during the spring semester of the 2009 school year via observations, individual interviews, and focus group interviews with nine participants,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Interviews
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Weilbacher, Gary; Lanier, Jill – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2012
In this qualitative study, the authors examine the advisory program of a Horizon Schools to Watch middle grades school. Horizon Schools to Watch is the Illinois affiliate of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle School Reform national Schools to Watch (STW) program, meaning schools with the STW designation have made significant inroads in…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Program Implementation, Advocacy, Homogeneous Grouping
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Tosa, Sachiko – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2011
This study examined similarities and differences in how U.S. and Japanese middle-school science teachers teach science through inquiry. Classroom practices were examined through observations in the United States (N = 9) and Japan (N = 14). The observational data were coded and quantified based on the rubric that incorporated 2 dimensions: student…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Scientific Concepts, Multivariate Analysis, Foreign Countries
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McCollum, Elan C.; Yoder, Nicholas P. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2011
Middle school students perform well academically when their schooling environment meets their developmental needs (Eccles et al., 1993). Both school culture and student-teacher relationships are influential aspects of the school environment that impact academic expectations, school satisfaction, and academic performance. In the current study, we…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, School Culture, Educational Environment
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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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Roe, Mary F. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2010
In this qualitative study, the author explored the concept of differentiation in urban, suburban, and rural language arts classrooms. The overall goal of understanding how differentiation occurred in these classrooms led to the following specific intentions: (1) to identify teachers' understandings of differentiation, (2) to understand their…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Individualized Instruction, Classroom Observation Techniques, Language Arts
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