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Brinegar, Kathleen; Bishop, Penny A. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2011
Although curriculum integration has a long history of myriad models, rarely have those stakeholders most connected to the practice--the students--been consulted about the efficacy of the approach. This study applied a longitudinal, intrinsic case study approach (Stake, 2000) to examine middle school students' perceptions of learning and engagement…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Learning, Learner Engagement
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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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Hutchinson, Amy; Henry, Laurie A. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2010
This research provides an analysis of Internet use and online literacy skill among seventh-grade students who were identified as having a high risk for school dropout. Participants (n = 1,025) included students from 12 middle schools in 9 school districts. Six of the schools were located in rural and urban districts in the Northeast United States…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Dropouts, At Risk Students, Search Engines
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Werderich, Donna E. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2010
In this qualitative study, the author examined the ways middle school literacy teachers responded to their boys' dialogue journals. The participants were 3 middle school literacy teachers and 19 middle school boys. The findings of this study indicated that the teachers took 4 roles (teacher as reader, teacher as responder, teacher as facilitator,…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Males, Student Journals
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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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Meyer, Helen; Stinson, Kevin; Harkness, Shelly Sheats; Stallworth, James – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2010
The research reported here addresses 2 aspects of integrated mathematics and science instruction. First we provide insights into how middle grades teachers' characterize integrated mathematics and science instruction. Then we discuss how middle grades teachers see an integrated curriculum fitting into their teaching contexts and how these contexts…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction, Literature
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Piccolo, Diana L.; Capraro, Mary Margaret; Capraro, Robert M. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2010
Fourteen elementary and 6 middle level student teachers were observed and interviewed throughout their initial field placement teaching experience. The Classroom Observation and Performance Assessment for Teachers-Revised (COPAT-R) observation instrument and semistructured interviews were used to compare general and content-specific pedagogical…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Teachers, Classroom Observation Techniques, Performance Based Assessment
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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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Spielhagen, Frances R. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2010
This research explored the experiences of students in a school district that limited early access to the study of algebra and to inform education policymakers of the impact of such tracking policies on the lives and futures of the students. Quantitative analysis had already yielded a snapshot of inequities deriving from the policies surrounding…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Self Control, Standardized Tests, Grade 8
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Johnson, David W.; Johnson, Roger T.; Roseth, Cary – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2010
When students enter middle school, they face 2 major challenges, one involving the biological, cognitive, and socioemotional changes they are going through, and another involving the transition from elementary to middle school. Peer learning has considerable influence on how well they manage these challenges. The research that exists on peer…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Celedon-Pattichis, Sylvia – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2010
The purpose of this 18-month case study is to highlight the successes and challenges that an ESL/mathematics teacher encountered as she made a shift from traditional mathematics curriculum to a standards-based curriculum as part of a statewide systemic initiative. The study was conducted in an urban, public middle school in Central Texas that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Second Language Learning, Educational Change, Self Contained Classrooms
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Peterson, Shelly Stagg; McClay, Jill Kedersha; Main, Kristin – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2010
This article reports the results of interview research examining writing instruction and assessment practices in 216 Grades 4-8 classrooms across the 10 Canadian provinces and 2 (of 3) territories. Researchers found that participating teachers scheduled daily time for writing, either in language arts classes or through integrating writing…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Creative Writing, Editing, Grade 4
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Frey, Bruce B.; Schmitt, Vicki L. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2010
This study examined classroom assessment practices of 3rd- through 12th-grade teachers in a Midwestern state. In addition to determining the frequency with which specific assessment item formats were utilized, the level of use of selected "best practice" approaches to assessment was considered ("performance-based assessment,…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Best Practices
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Howard, Keith E.; Anderson, Kenneth A. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2010
Stereotype threat research has demonstrated how presenting situational cues in a testing environment, such as raising the salience of negative stereotypes, can adversely affect test performance (Perry, Steele, & Hilliard, 2003; Steele & Aronson, 1995) and expectancy (Cadinu, Maass, Frigerio, Impagliazzo, & Latinotti, 2003; Stangor,…
Descriptors: Cues, Stereotypes, Standardized Tests, Foreign Countries
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