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Wagetti, Rebecca J.; Johnston, Patricia; Jones, Leslie B. – Education, 2017
Educators have realized the importance of engaging students in learning. Teachers often see participatory behaviors like "hand raising" as evidence of students being engaged in an activity. These indications of engagement do not capture motivational factors behind true engagement. A research team developed a five item scale to easily…
Descriptors: Informal Assessment, Learner Engagement, Check Lists, Secondary School Mathematics
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Hatchimonji, Danielle R.; Linsky, Arielle V.; Elias, Maurice J. – Education, 2017
In urban schools overwhelmed by increasing demands to raise test scores, exclusive focus on increasing academic competencies has proven ineffective. School-wide, comprehensive social-emotional and character development (SECD), focused on the cultivation of Noble Purpose, provides an alternative pathway toward life, college, and career success. We…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle Schools, Educational Change, Values Education
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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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McKee, M. Todd; Caldarella, Paul – Education, 2016
Dropping out of high school has negative results and implications for individuals and society. The likelihood of dropping out is attributed to both social and academic risk factors. Poor high school attendance, low course completion, and low grade-point-average (GPA) have been identified as three leading indicators that students are at risk for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables
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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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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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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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Hamzadayi, Ergun – Education, 2015
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of progressive sentence development activities on 5th graders' description skills. The study was conducted based on the pretest-posttest quasi-experimental model with a control group. A total of 58 students participated in the study; 29 in the control group, and 29 in the experimental group. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Sentences
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Demirgunes, Sercan – Education, 2015
Coherence as one of the criteria for textuality is the main element of a well-produced text. In the literature, there are many studies on the classification of coherence relations. Although there are different classifications on coherence relations, similar findings are reported regarding the acquisition order of coherence relations in different…
Descriptors: Turkish, Rhetoric, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2015
Scientific literacy and student engagement in science are important components of the school curriculum in Korea. In addition, several studies from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assessments have identified factors associated with the learning outcomes of students in Korea. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Achievement Tests, Science Tests
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Sparapani, Ervin F.; Calahan, Patricia S. – Education, 2015
Mathematics, science, and technology are three disciplines that are highly discussed in national and international circles, especially as regards their importance to the success of young people after they leave school. With that, the purpose of the study is to examine the integration of technology into mathematics and science instruction in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction
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