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Anum Zahra; Zahra Waheed; Tehreem Fatima; Kok Wei Khong – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2024
Embedding environmental concepts in the minds of young students within a traditional classroom setting poses challenges due to the abstract nature of these concepts and the temporal dilemma associated with environmental change, as students are unable to observe the immediate consequences of their actions directly. To address this, innovative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Jacqueline M. Swank – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2024
School-based outdoor learning is an experiential learning approach that involves the integration of the natural environment with the learning process. This study focused on investigating the effect of a school-based outdoor learning experience on mood among 83 sixth grade students. The researcher found a positive correlation between time spent…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Middle School Students, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning
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Parvin Safari; Mohammad Razagh Pourhashemi – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2024
The impact of COVID-19 on education involved an abrupt switch from face-to-face instruction toward emergency remote teaching/learning. In public schools, teachers and students were required to undertake language education using virtual learning platforms. This shift created certain problems for both teachers and students. This qualitative research…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Bishop, Penny A. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2023
The integration of social and emotional learning into school curricula has been linked to a number of positive student outcomes, including increased academic achievement, the development of healthy relationships, and improved emotional self-regulation. Rarely, however, has research considered students' perspectives on which social and emotional…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Peer Evaluation, Social Emotional Learning, Self Control
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Ilter, Ilhan – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2023
This study investigated the mediation role of school absenteeism in the relationships between different types of amotivation and academic performance. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to assess the hypotheses of study. Participants were 311 eighth-grade middle school students who were absent from school for at least three days during…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Attendance, Grade 8, Middle School Students
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Kaynak, Ümre; Kaynak, Semih; Sevgili Koçak, Seda – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2023
While it is well established that positive peer relationships lead to positive outcomes, little is known about the mediating role of school motivation on the association between perceived peer support and school achievement among middle grades students. Even less is known about the effect of gender on this mediation. The current study examined…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Student Motivation
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Jurasaite-O'Keefe, Elena – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
This article explores how international-mindedness is defined and cultivated in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) schools in different regions of the world as young adolescents face their main developmental task of identity development. An online survey that contained demographic and open-ended questions was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, International Education, Middle School Students, Advanced Placement Programs
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Fergus, Sara; Petrick Smith, Carmen – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
Math anxiety can have an extraordinary impact on middle level students' ability to learn. However, certain classroom practices may be able to mitigate this impact. In terms of assessment practices, proficiency-based learning, also called competency-based learning or standards-based grading, may help establish a learning environment that either…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Competency Based Education, Middle School Students
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Bauml, Michelle; Davis Smith, Victoria; Blevins, Brooke – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
While civic participation is a crucial component of healthy and sustainable democracies, young adolescents may perceive or experience barriers that limit their civic action. This study draws from focus groups and surveys during a week-long summer civics camp to explore ways in which 47 young adolescents entering Grades 6-9 described barriers they…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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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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Eisenbach, Brooke Boback; Corrieri Augusta, Caitlin – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
In seeking out a means of encouraging eighth-grade readers in their literacy and communication development, a university professor and middle grades educator collaborated in an action research study focused on expanding connection and collaboration amongst and between students. Through a theoretical lens grounded in social constructivism, this…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Middle School Students, Student Experience, Electronic Learning
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Caldarella, Paul; Larsen, Ross A. A.; Williams, Leslie; Lulla, Saanya R.; Wills, Howard P. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
Middle level school teachers commonly measure and monitor students' academic performance, but such is not the case for students' classroom behavior. This is unfortunate, given the rise in students' classroom behavior problems in middle school, especially for students who experience emotional or behavioral disorders. The Classroom Performance…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Middle School Students, Student Evaluation, Behavior Problems
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Beeman, Kendall L. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
The transition to online learning due to COVID-19 changed the nature of participation in class. Typically quiet middle grades girls who had struggled to participate in their in-person classes were provided many different avenues to contribute to class online. While prior research has examined the reasons students are quiet and the ways teachers…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Participation, Middle School Students
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MacDonnell, Marisa; McClain, Kellie; Ganguli, Aishwarya; Elias, Maurice J. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
Informed by the Social-Emotional and Character Development (SECD) approach to school turnaround, the present study examined the relationship between students' recollection and reflection of their experience in a SECD program and academic achievement and explored the mediating effect of student-teacher relationships. Based on an intervention in an…
Descriptors: Intervention, Social Emotional Learning, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship
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Rheaume, Julia; Brandon, Jim; Donlevy, J. Kent; Gereluk, Dianne – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
This paper presents the qualitative findings from a recent doctoral study that examined the leadership practices of 17 middle school administrators from three school districts in the Canadian province of Alberta (Rheaume, 2018). The data gathered through six focus group interviews are framed within the three dimensions of Brown et al.'s (2002)…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Administrators, School Administration, Leadership
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