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Barone, Diane – Research in the Schools, 2012
This article focuses on young children's use of Web 2.0 and social media. A background is provided about the use of Web 2.0 and social media among young children. Strengths and concerns are discussed as well as home and school use of Web 2.0 and social media. Exemplary websites are shared. The article concludes with potential changes in the…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Young Children, School Involvement, Mass Media Use
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Parke, Carol S.; Taylor, Jeanne K. – Research in the Schools, 2008
This paper describes the process and results of teacher-research conducted at Parkside Middle School, a Professional Development School in an Appalachian state. Working together as a team, teachers and a university faculty liaison examined students' perceptions regarding academic and social climate issues. A questionnaire containing Likert-type…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Student Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Social Environment
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Martell, Sandra Toro; Antrop-Gonzalez, Rene – Research in the Schools, 2008
Narrative is used to describe and understand how people construct meaning of their lives and experiences and how they think about their own and others' identities. We examined narrative as both data source and method of analysis for investigating learning in non-traditional school settings with students from diverse socio-economic status and…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Conventional Instruction, Socioeconomic Status, Interpersonal Relationship
Hardin, Dawn T. – Research in the Schools, 1995
Relationships among principal leadership style, personality type, and school climate were studied in urban and rural contexts using responses from 34 principals and 166 teachers in three similar school districts. No relationship was found between personality type and leadership style, and no urban/rural differences were found for these variables…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles
Taylor, Dianne L.; Thompson, Bruce; Bogotch, Ira E. – Research in the Schools, 1995
A typology of school climate that reflects aspects of a school's restructuring agenda was developed by exploring the participation of 637 teachers in 32 schools in decision making using Q-technique factor analysis. Three decision climates emerge: (1) curriculum focused; (2) school management focused; and (3) classroom management focused. (SLD)
Descriptors: Classification, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum, Educational Environment
Knight, Carol Bugg; Halpin, Gerald; Halpin, Glennelle – Research in the Schools, 1996
Whether grades earned in reading, mathematics, and language by 158 second graders when learning environmental accommodations were made in the areas of light, sound, temperature, design, and mobility differed from grades of control group students without these accommodations was studied. Control group students had higher mathematics and language…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Control Groups, Educational Environment
Richards, Janet C.; Moore, Ramona C.; Gipe, Joan P. – Research in the Schools, 1996
The influences of elementary school context were studied with 88 preservice teachers student teaching in 2 different university field programs. Data support the benefits of pluralistic school experiences for future teachers and suggest that contextual conditions unique to a particular school may influence preservice teachers' learning and…
Descriptors: College Students, Context Effect, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student)
Whiteside-Mansell, Leanne; Conners, Nicola A.; Crawford, Melissa; Hanson, Richard – Research in the Schools, 1997
Teaching Enhancements Affecting Minority Students (TEAMS) is a program designed to increase retention of minority college students. A survey of minority students (75 TEAMS and 374 nonTEAMS) at a campus where TEAMS had been implemented found TEAMS members more aware of student services than nonmembers. TEAMS students also had more positive…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Minority Groups
Iran-Nejad, Asghar – Research in the Schools, 1994
Compares and contrasts piecemeal and whole-theme approaches to learning and teaching, considering the implications of simplifying learning tasks through isolation. Concludes that a whole-theme approach can enable educators to rethink existing ways of going about learning and teaching, and can lead to organizing learning environments in a radically…
Descriptors: Coherence, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Global Approach
Johnson, William L.; Johnson, Annabel M. – Research in the Schools, 1994
A total of 1,311 administrators, teachers, staff, and students from an elementary, a junior high, and two high school campuses in a large school district completed the Charles F. Kettering School Climate Profile. Primary and secondary principal components analysis suggested subscales different from those given for the Kettering instrument. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Environment, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
DeMoulin, Donald F. – Research in the Schools, 1994
Examines First Amendment rights of students and illustrates points of contention and conflict as educators try to cope with interpretations that seem to be diametrically opposed, as are those of the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District and the Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeir court cases. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Conflict, Court Litigation, Discipline Policy
Wang, Jianjun – Research in the Schools, 1999
Modeled the relationship between student career aspiration and educational productivity in science teaching. The structural equation model was cross-validated by the seventh grade data from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth. Interprets statistical findings in terms of student aptitude-attributes, instructional characteristics, and…
Descriptors: Aptitude, Career Choice, Career Planning, Educational Environment