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Alley, Kathleen M. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ways middle school students utilized visual photographing literacies during a participatory action research project as they jointly investigated factors that support and/or hinder students' academic success. Research questions included: (a) How do Sage Middle School (pseudonym) students perceive…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Participatory Research
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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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Schmidt, Jennifer A.; Shumow, Lee; Kackar-Cam, Hayal – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2015
Researchers examined teacher-related variation in the effects of a classroom intervention designed to impact seventh graders' beliefs about the nature of ability in science as fixed or malleable. Analyses of quantitative data from 7 science classrooms across 2 teachers revealed significant teacher effects in the extent to which students' beliefs…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Science Instruction