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Carbonneau, Kira J.; Marley, Scott C.; Selig, James P.; Ward, Krystal; Korzekwa, Amy – Research in the Schools, 2019
The benefits of studying topics accompanied by adjunct displays are well established in the literature; however, less is understood about the durability of these learning benefits. Therefore, in the current study, we investigate the cognitive benefits of causal diagrams over time. Undergraduate participants (N = 194) recruited from teacher…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Causal Models, Visual Aids, Educational Benefits
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McConn, Matthew L. – Research in the Schools, 2019
Research shows that pre-service teachers face traditional approaches to teaching literature in their student teaching placements that contrast with the progressive strategies covered in their graduate education programs. This article describes 4 teacher candidates' (TCs') contrasting assumptions about the teaching of literature in secondary…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Literature, Lesson Plans
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Almarode, John T.; Subotnik, Rena F.; Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying; Lee, Geesoo Maie – Research in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate links among experiences commonly associated with strategies and experiences of surface versus deep learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, STEM school graduates' (n = 3,526) reported level of college readiness, and eventual completion of university degrees in a STEM…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, STEM Education, High School Graduates, College Readiness
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Pinnell, Margaret; Kurup, Ritika; Stock, Richard; Turney, Vanisa; Wendell, Teresa – Research in the Schools, 2018
Previously developed K12 Engineering Activity Modules were modified to include a literacy component and facilitated 2 days a week as part of an afterschool Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program. The afterschool program started in October and ended in April, with a winter and aspring break. In this pilot, 2 K12 teachers…
Descriptors: STEM Education, After School Programs, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3
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Pinnell, Margaret; Franco, M. Suzanne; Petry, Leanne; Mian, Ahsan; Doudican, Brett; Srinivasan, Raghavan – Research in the Schools, 2018
Due to the shortage in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce, it is imperative to inspire K12 students to pursue STEM disciplines. Materials and advanced manufacturing (M&AM), an important industry for the U.S. economy, requires a STEM knowledgeable workforce. To address the shortage while increasing awareness…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Faculty Development, Manufacturing, Industry
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Leech, Nancy L.; Haug, Carolyn A.; Brun, Shara – Research in the Schools, 2017
This study was an exploratory quantitative survey study seeking to answer the following research question: What is the best combination of tenure status, rank, gender, years in higher education, and type of degree for predicting motivation to conduct research? The participants for this exploratory quantitative research study comprised 49 females…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Tenure, College Faculty, Research
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Li, Jiaqi; Mau, Wei-Cheng Joseph; Bray, Susan – Research in the Schools, 2017
High school counselors are in a unique position to promote college and career readiness for all students; yet, we know little about the role and practices of school counselors overall; what the goals most emphasized in high school counseling programs are; and how they help students make the transition from middle school to high school, from high…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Role, High School Students, Counseling Techniques
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Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Hwang, Eunjin – Research in the Schools, 2017
Much has been written about the importance of writing with discipline in order to increase the publishability of manuscripts submitted to journals for consideration for publication. More specifically, empirical evidence has been provided that links American Psychological Association (APA) errors, citation errors, reference list errors, and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Editing, Decision Making, Periodicals
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Mathur, Smita; Myers, Joy; Barnes, Susan – Research in the Schools, 2017
Teacher education faculty developed an innovative immersion-based professional development initiative termed High Impact Immersion Experience (H.I.I.E.) to address the problem of novice preservice teachers' lack of experience working in high-poverty schools with significant cultural diversity. A qualitative action research approach was designed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Disadvantaged Schools, Poverty
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Wheat, Celeste A.; Hill, Lilian H. – Research in the Schools, 2016
To understand the complex factors that influence women's experiences in senior administrative roles in higher education, the purpose of this study was to give voice to how they made meaning of their leadership experiences. We employed a qualitative design in which a criterion-based sample of 14 women senior administrators (i.e., dean, vice…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Females, College Administration, College Presidents
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Campbell, Kathleen Taylor; Parker, Randy – Research in the Schools, 2016
After widespread accusations that universities were not adequately preparing school leadership candidates with real world experiences, the movement to reform U.S. university principal preparation began. The National Policy Board for Educational Administration approved the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards as guidelines…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Internship Programs, Principals, Administrator Education
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Anis, Yasmeen; Krause, Jeremy A.; Blum, Emily N. – Research in the Schools, 2016
Mathematics anxiety typically involves apprehension toward activities that require computation, which can lead to complications in every-day-life activities (Ashcraft, 2002). Mathematics anxiety also has become accepted as an issue associated with academic success for both children and adults (Ashcraft, 2002; Ashcraft & Moore, 2009; Beilock,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Anxiety, Gender Differences
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Ramlo, Susan – Research in the Schools, 2015
Flipped classrooms are a relatively new teaching strategy where the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Although flipped classrooms are gaining popularity, evaluations of this type of pedagogical model are limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate student views related to the effectiveness of a flipped…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, College Freshmen, Nonmajors
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Leech, Nancy L.; Haug, Carolyn A. – Research in the Schools, 2015
Pressure from state and federal mandates is being brought to faculty members at institutions who prepare teacher candidates to increase the standards and rigor of their programs, and who provide evidence that their graduates not only know the content, but also will be effective in the classroom. This article investigated the relationships among…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Persistence
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Iran-Nejad, Asghar; Xu, Yuejin; Mansouri, Behzad – Research in the Schools, 2013
Reported in this article was an experiment in which 143 undergraduates in an educational psychology course were encouraged to engage in the performance learning activity (PLA) of "seeking their own revelations (or insights) and reflecting on them in writing." The hypothesis, grounded in the biofunctionally-based, first-person…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Undergraduate Students, Educational Psychology, Learning Activities
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