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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2017
Findings from assessments of fourth-grade science have indicated that students in Korea scored higher than international averages. Research results have also shown that attitudes toward science were related to achievement outcomes for Korean students. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between confidence in science and…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Grade 4
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Brown, Goldy, III; Bynum, Yvette; Beziat, Tara – Education, 2017
The literature on school leadership shows a correlation between effective leadership and increases in student achievement. However, low-income students continue to be disproportionately represented among students who are below grade level in reading and math. This study explored principal practices that went on in six-low income elementary…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Elementary Schools, Principals
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Brown, Goldy, III – Education, 2016
This study investigated leadership supports provided by an elementary principal of 15 years in a high performing diverse school. Employing document analysis and interviews, the researcher gathered and analyzed data in an effort to identify those leadership strategies that could be replicated at other school sites. The study identified the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Correlation, Administrator Role, Academic Achievement
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Tichenor, Mercedes; Welsh, Alyssa; Corcoran, Carol; Piechura, Kathy; Heins, Elizabeth – Education, 2016
By the time girls are second graders, they may be exhibiting negative attitudes toward math (Cvencek, Meltzoff, & Greenwald, 2011). McFarland, Benson and McFarland (2011) examined girls' math achievement in single-gender and mixed-gender classrooms and suggest that single-gendered formats can help females. In this study, we compare the math…
Descriptors: Single Sex Classes, Females, Mathematics Instruction, Coeducation
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Scaglione, Jacquelyn; Johnston, Pattie C.; Bentz, Lauren; Draper, Elsa; Feldman, Hailey; Kehl, Jessica; Tucker, Meagan; Wilcox, Rotunda; Joenson, Trevor; Wilson, Adrienne – Education, 2016
Beginning teachers have to figure out how to "fit in" once they "get in" their new work environments. New teachers do know they need to perform all aspects of their formal contracts. New teachers may not know there are also extra-role expectations that exist beyond those in the formal contract. The extra-role behaviors teachers…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Environment, Collegiality, Interprofessional Relationship
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Hamilton, Nancy J.; Astramovich, Randall L. – Education, 2016
Children with ADHD often experience academic challenges and interpersonal difficulties which may impact their educational success. Using a case study approach, the authors explored the experiences of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a fifth grade school setting. Findings indicated that the student had an elevated…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Case Studies, Student Experience
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Bui, Khanh; Rush, Ryan A. – Education, 2016
Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study, this report examined the relationship between parental involvement in eighth grade and college attendance by eight years after high school for students whose parents have no college education (i.e., first-generation students; n = 1,358) in comparison to students whose parents have some…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Participation, Grade 8, College Attendance
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LaCour, Misty; McGlawn, Penny; Dees, Laura – Education, 2016
Foster children often struggle socially, emotionally, and academically in the school setting leading to school failure. By establishing a positive classroom environment, teachers can provide for the needs of the foster child while encouraging academic achievement. This study seeks to determine teacher best practices for meeting the needs of foster…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Foster Care, Special Needs Students, Classroom Techniques
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Harpin, Scott B.; Rossi, AnneMarie; Kim, Amber K.; Swanson, Leah M. – Education, 2016
Elementary school students in today's urban classrooms face many life circumstances at home and in their communities that contribute to stress and coping needs. These stressors are often brought into the classroom, which impact learning, behaviors, and overall academic performance. Mindfulness has been used in classroom settings, particularly with…
Descriptors: Intervention, Elementary School Students, Pilot Projects, Matched Groups
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Abahusain, Wedad A. – Education, 2016
This study aims at highlighting the reasons behind the variation of the level of the parents' satisfaction with the services provided by the resources rooms to their children with learning disabilities in Saudi Arabia. The study sample consisted of 283 parents of female students. The instrument of data collection was a questionnaire consisting of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Learning Disabilities, Intervention
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Kucuker, Erdal – Education, 2016
This study, comparing the academic achievement levels of the students with different primary school entrance age, is in survey model. 60 students, at the second grade of a primary school centrally located in Tokat province in the year the study was conducted and were 60-66 and 73-84 months old when entered the primary school, were selected with…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Sampling, Grade 2
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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2016
Research studies have identified several factors related to mathematics achievement of students in Korea. Further, results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assessments have shown that instructional practices and beliefs about mathematics were significantly associated with mathematics achievement of students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Grade 8, Achievement Tests
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Camahalan, Faye Marsha G.; Ipock, Amanda R. – Education, 2015
This study is a teacher initiated action research. The purpose is to improve student learning in math using physical activity breaks during classroom lessons. The study was conducted by tracking the results of ten 5th grade students for a period of one week. Using anecdotal notes, students showed improvement on attentiveness during class…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Action Research, Grade 5, Attention
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Chiatula, Victoria Oliaku – Education, 2015
This guide outlines teacher preparation, professional association, and Common Core State Standards aligned to an "interdisciplinary collaborative mathematics" approach using Junior Achievement educational programs within a Math Methods course to train pre-service elementary teachers to teach math.
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Cooperative Learning, Standards, Correlation
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Chiatula, Victoria Oliaku – Education, 2015
This primer summarizes interdisciplinary collaborative mathematics as an integrative approach to train pre-service elementary teachers to teach math utilizing Junior Achievement USA (JA) educational programs within an elementary Math Methods course. The primer provides a JA historical background/program overview, summarizes the interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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