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Miller, Nicole C.; Thompson, Nicole L.; Xu, Jianzhong – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2012
Given the dearth of research on elementary education majors' experiences in middle level endorsement programs (Anderson, 2009), and the shortage of teachers aspiring to work with young adolescents, this case study examined the topic to provide insight into the experiences of preservice elementary education teachers. Specifically, this study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Education Majors, Negative Attitudes
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Xu, Jianzhong – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2011
The purpose of the present study is to test the validity of scores on the Homework Purpose Scale (HPS) for middle school students. The participants were 1,181 eighth graders in the southeastern United States, including (a) 699 students in urban school districts and (b) 482 students in rural school districts. First, confirmatory factor analysis was…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Homework, Urban Schools, Rural Schools