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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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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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Rogers-Haverback, Heather; Mee, Molly – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate middle level preservice teacher self-efficacy beliefs in general, as well as in the domain of reading. The participants were 8 middle school preservice teachers enrolled in a state-mandated reading methods course and student teaching over the course of a year. As part of the yearlong internship, the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Field Experience Programs
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Yoon, Bogum; Malu, Kathleen F.; Schaefer, Mary Beth; Reyes, Cynthia; Brinegar, Kathleen – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2015
This article synthesizes reports of middle grades research and practice from 2000-2013 that appeared in "Middle Grades Research Journal," "Middle School Journal," and "Research in Middle Level Education Online," 3 publications that specifically and exclusively report on middle level research and practice. This…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Educational Research, Educational Practices, Synthesis
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Kulm, Gerald – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2013
In this article, the author describes some efforts initiated about 2 decades ago to reform mathematics assessment. Many, if not most, of those ideas have gradually eroded not only from school practice but also from the knowledge base of current day thinking and research in mathematics assessment. In addition to exploring and explaining the policy,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Evaluation Methods, Adoption (Ideas), Educational Policy
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Harrison, Lisa M. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2013
This qualitative self-study examines the incorporation of service learning in 2 sections of a middle childhood undergraduate methods course. As a beginning teacher educator, I used self-study to explore the following research questions: (a) How does engaging in a service-learning project during a field experience influence middle level preservice…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Middle Schools
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Cole, Mikel; Puzio, Kelly; Keyes, Christopher; Jimenez, Robert; Pray, Lisa; David, Samuel – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2012
This article presents findings drawn from the development of an intervention designed to leverage Spanish to improve English reading comprehension. Five teachers and 18 middle school English language learners (ELLs) in 2 urban middle schools participated in the project over the course of an academic year. Analysis of policy documents, interviews,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, English Language Learners, Middle Schools, Urban Schools
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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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van 't Hooft, Mark; Vahey, Philip; Swan, Karen; Kratcoski, Annette; Cook, Dale; Rafanan, Ken; Stanford, Tina; Yarnell, Louise – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2012
Data literacy is recognized as a critically important skill in today's society, but thinking with and about data is often ignored in K-12 curricula. The Thinking With Data (TWD) project advocates that data literacy is a skill that should be addressed in an interdisciplinary manner. This article provides an overview of the TWD curriculum for middle…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 7, Data Analysis, Information Literacy
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Mee, Molly; Haverback, Heather Rogers; Passe, Jeff – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2012
This article reports on a study that investigated the reasons why one group of secondary education students chose to major in middle school education. Data were collected via interviews and meeting and observational notes with prospective middle school majors at a mid-Atlantic public university during the 2010/2011 academic year. Findings indicate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary Education, Career Choice, Teaching (Occupation)
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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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Coward, Fanni L.; Matteson, Shirley M.; Hamman, Doug – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2012
This case study considers the centrality of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), formerly National Middle School Association teacher preparation standards (NMSA, 2006) to the development of teacher identity in middle level student teachers. Initial survey and transcriptions of 4 audio-taped interviews were analyzed. Standards were…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Middle Schools, Professional Identity, Self Concept
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Howell, Penny B. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2012
The purpose of this descriptive qualitative study was to examine case study as a pedagogical tool used to scaffold the conceptualization of developmentally responsive pedagogy for middle level preservice teachers in early field experiences. Child study projects (CSP) completed by middle level preservice candidates were analyzed to determine if…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Instructional Materials, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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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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Schaefer, Mary Beth; Rivera, Lourdes M. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2012
The development and implementation of a comprehensive and systemic career development program, The Career Institute, provided the mechanism through which one school community addressed students' career development and college readiness needs while also attending to their academic and personal-social development. The Career Institute consisted of a…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Development, Employment Opportunities, Qualitative Research
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