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Hsu, Pi-Sui; Lee, Eric Monsu; Smith, Thomas J. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how equity-oriented pedagogy infused with Making activities promoted five non-dominant middle school youths' attitudes toward science in an after-school program in the Midwestern United States. The researchers conducted pre- and post-interviews with five students from non-dominant…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, After School Programs
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Mertens, Steven B.; Falbe, Kristina N. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
Currently, there is a paucity of research concerning the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform's Schools to Watch national school improvement program. Of the handful of existing studies, very few have examined or addressed student learning or achievement. In this this study we systematically collected and analyzed data from the 34…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Educational Improvement, Best Practices, Educational Practices
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Flowers, Nancy; Begum, Shahana; Carpenter, Dawn M. H.; Mulhall, Peter F. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2017
This article presents the results of a study examining the highest implementers of the Schools to Watch (STW): School Transformation Network Project, and the impact the project had on their teaching/learning practices and outcomes. The project was funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) grant program and was…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, School Turnaround, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Hsu, Pi-Sui; Van Dyke, Margot; Chen, Yan – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of teacher guidance on the quality of collaborative argumentation in middle level classrooms. Each of six science classes was randomly assigned to either the intervention (teacher guidance) or control condition (minimal teacher guidance). The verbal collaborative argumentation that occurred…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Cooperative Learning, Science Education, Secondary School Science