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Snodgrass Rangel, Virginia – Review of Educational Research, 2018
Among the many challenges facing public schools are high levels of principal turnover. Given the important role that principals play and are expected to play in the improvement process, concerns about principal turnover have resulted in a growing body of research on its causes and consequences. The purpose of this review is to take stock of what…
Descriptors: Principals, Labor Turnover, Literature Reviews, Occupational Mobility
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Vandenbroucke, Loren; Spilt, Jantine; Verschueren, Karine; Piccinin, Claire; Baeyens, Dieter – Review of Educational Research, 2018
Executive functions (EFs), important cognitive processes that enable goal-directed behavior, develop due to maturation and environmental stimulation. The current study systematically reviews and synthesizes evidence on the association between teacher-student interactions and EFs. The search resulted in 28 studies, from which 23 studies provided…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Executive Function, Meta Analysis
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Joksimovic, Srecko; Poquet, Oleksandra; Kovanovic, Vitomir; Dowell, Nia; Mills, Caitlin; Gaševic, Dragan; Dawson, Shane; Graesser, Arthur C.; Brooks, Christopher – Review of Educational Research, 2018
Despite a surge of empirical work on student participation in online learning environments, the causal links between the learning-related factors and processes with the desired learning outcomes remain unexplored. This study presents a systematic literature review of approaches to model learning in Massive Open Online Courses offering an analysis…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Research, Literature Reviews, Nonformal Education
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Ke, Fengfeng; Whalon, Kelly; Yun, Joonmo – Review of Educational Research, 2018
This article is intended to synthesize the broader literature investigating the effectiveness and salient features of interventions designed to enhance the social competence of youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder remain poor with only minimal improvement shown for decades. Among 796…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence
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Kim, Ann Y.; Sinatra, Gale M.; Seyranian, Viviane – Review of Educational Research, 2018
We conducted a systematic review of empirical research focused on the experiences of female students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) during middle and high school. Drawing on social identity theory, recent research was synthesized to explore how aspects of the social environment influence STEM identity development.…
Descriptors: Females, Literature Reviews, STEM Education, Middle School Students
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Stockard, Jean; Wood, Timothy W.; Coughlin, Cristy; Rasplica Khoury, Caitlin – Review of Educational Research, 2018
Quantitative mixed models were used to examine literature published from 1966 through 2016 on the effectiveness of Direct Instruction. Analyses were based on 328 studies involving 413 study designs and almost 4,000 effects. Results are reported for the total set and subareas regarding reading, math, language, spelling, and multiple or other…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Meta Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Research
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Neal-Jackson, Alaina – Review of Educational Research, 2018
There has been a paucity of research on the educational experiences of young Black women in U.S. K-12 education. Although both Black male and female students experience constrained opportunities to learn, the popular and academic conversation has almost unilaterally focused on the plight of Black boys and men. Drawing on critical race theory, this…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, African American Students, Gender Differences, Critical Theory
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Kraft, Matthew A.; Blazar, David; Hogan, Dylan – Review of Educational Research, 2018
Teacher coaching has emerged as a promising alternative to traditional models of professional development. We review the empirical literature on teacher coaching and conduct meta-analyses to estimate the mean effect of coaching programs on teachers' instructional practice and students' academic achievement. Combining results across 60 studies that…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Meta Analysis, Teacher Competencies
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Unrau, Norman J.; Rueda, Robert; Son, Elena; Polanin, Joshua R.; Lundeen, Rebecca J.; Muraszewski, Alison K. – Review of Educational Research, 2018
Studies of interventions' impact on reading self-efficacy have been conducted since the 1980s. The purpose of this project was to conduct a systematic review of these studies because the primary studies often yielded divergent results. Included studies entailed an intervention, addressed reading specifically, and reported explicit pre- and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Meta Analysis, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Yoon, Susan A.; Goh, Sao-Ee; Park, Miyoung – Review of Educational Research, 2018
The study of complex systems has been highlighted in recent science education policy in the United States and has been the subject of important real-world scientific investigation. Because of this, research on complex systems in K-12 science education has shown a marked increase over the past two decades. In this systematic review, we analyzed 75…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science, Science Education, Literature Reviews
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Graham, Steve; Liu, Xinghua; Bartlett, Brendan; Ng, Clarence; Harris, Karen R.; Aitken, Angelique; Barkel, Ashley; Kavanaugh, Colin; Talukdar, Joy – Review of Educational Research, 2018
This meta-analysis examined if students' writing performance is improved by reading interventions in studies (k = 54 experiments; 5,018 students) where students were taught how to read and studies (k = 36 investigations; 3,060 students) where students' interaction with words or text was increased through reading or observing others read. Studies…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Intervention, Reading Programs, Writing Instruction
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Parsons, Seth A.; Vaughn, Margaret; Scales, Roya Qualls; Gallagher, Melissa A.; Parsons, Allison Ward; Davis, Stephanie G.; Pierczynski, Melissa; Allen, Melony – Review of Educational Research, 2018
Researchers recognize adaptive teaching as a component of effective instruction. Educators adjust their teaching according to the social, linguistic, cultural, and instructional needs of their students. While there is consensus that effective teachers are adaptive, there is no consensus on the language to describe this phenomenon. Diverse…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Literature Reviews, Teaching Models, Teaching Methods
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Peng, Peng; Wang, Cuicui; Namkung, Jessica – Review of Educational Research, 2018
The current study investigated the cognitive deficit profiles among individuals with mathematics difficulties (MD) and potential moderators and mechanism for these profiles. Seventy-five cognitive profiling studies on MD were included, representing a total of 13,001 individuals and 126 independent samples. Results showed that compared with…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Mathematics Skills, Comparative Analysis, Phonological Awareness
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Davies, Scott; Rizk, Jessica – Review of Educational Research, 2018
This article examines evolving uses of Bourdieu's signature concept of Cultural Capital in American educational research. Bourdieu originally developed the concept in the 1960s and 1970s by mixing French intellectual traditions with ideas from American social science. American researchers have adopted the term over three generations. The first…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Educational Research, Educational History, Educational Sociology
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Spencer, Mercedes; Wagner, Richard K. – Review of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to examine the comprehension problems of children who have a specific reading comprehension deficit (SCD), which is characterized by poor reading comprehension despite adequate decoding. The meta-analysis included 86 studies of children with SCD who were assessed in reading comprehension and oral language…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading), Language Skills, Developmental Delays
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