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Bokosmaty, Sahar; Sweller, John; Kalyuga, Slava – American Educational Research Journal, 2015
Research has demonstrated that instruction that relies heavily on studying worked examples is more effective for less experienced learners compared to instruction emphasizing problem solving. However, the guidance associated with studying some worked examples may reduce the performance of more experienced learners. This study investigated…
Descriptors: Geometry, Problem Solving, Expertise, Teaching Methods
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Kim, Paul; Kim, Flora Hisook; Karimi, Arafeh – American Educational Research Journal, 2012
There has been a steady growth of the K-12 student population taking courses online. This study examined reasons for students to choose a public online charter school program and their perceptions of online discussion. A survey was sent to 1,500 students newly enrolled in a statewide public online charter school program. From those who responded,…
Descriptors: Traditional Schools, Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses
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Long, Mark C.; Conger, Dylan; Iatarola, Patrice – American Educational Research Journal, 2012
Using panel data from a census of public school students in the state of Florida, the authors examine the associations between students' high school course-taking in various subjects and their 10th-grade test scores, high school graduation, entry into postsecondary institutions, and postsecondary performance. The authors use propensity score…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Academic Achievement, Student Characteristics
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Baumert, Jurgen; Kunter, Mareike; Blum, Werner; Brunner, Martin; Voss, Thamar; Jordan, Alexander; Klusmann, Uta; Krauss, Stefan; Neubrand, Michael; Tsai, Yi-Miau – American Educational Research Journal, 2010
In both the United States and Europe, concerns have been raised about whether preservice and in-service training succeeds in equipping teachers with the professional knowledge they need to deliver consistently high-quality instruction. This article investigates the significance of teachers' content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Structural Equation Models, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers
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Eysink, Tessa H. S.; de Jong, Ton; Berthold, Kirsten; Kolloffel, Bas; Opfermann, Maria; Wouters, Pieter – American Educational Research Journal, 2009
In this study, the authors compared four multimedia learning arrangements differing in instructional approach on effectiveness and efficiency for learning: (a) hypermedia learning, (b) observational learning, (c) self-explanation-based learning, and (d) inquiry learning. The approaches all advocate learners' active attitude toward the learning…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Observational Learning, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Nasir, Na'ilah Suad; McLaughlin, Milbrey W.; Jones, Amina – American Educational Research Journal, 2009
In this article, the authors explore variation in the meanings of racial identity for African American students in a predominantly African American urban high school. They view racial identity as both related to membership in a racial group and as fluid and reconstructed in the local school setting. They draw on both survey data and observational…
Descriptors: African American Students, Race, Racial Identification, Racial Factors
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Luyten, Hans; Peschar, Jules; Coe, Robert – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
This article reports the findings of an analysis into the effect of one year's schooling for 15-year-olds in England on reading performance, reading engagement, and reading activities. The analyses were done on PISA 2000 data by applying a regression discontinuity approach within a multilevel framework. The effect of schooling is estimated as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Reading Habits, Reading Motivation
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Marsh, Herbert W.; Kleitman, Sabina – American Educational Research Journal, 2005
This study showed that working during high school had negative effects on 15 of 23 Grade 12 and postsecondary outcomes such as achievement, coursework selection, educational and occupational aspirations, and college attendance. These effects were found with control for background variables and parallel outcomes from Grades 8 and 10 based on the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Employment, Part Time Employment, Grade 8
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Shapka, Jennifer D.; Keating, Daniel P. – American Educational Research Journal, 2003
This article investigates the benefits of girls-only classroom instruction in math and science during Grades 9 and 10, in the context of a public coeducational high school. It is based on a longitudinal investigation with 786 participants: 85 girls in all-girl classes, and 319 girls and 382 boys in a regular coeducational program. Preexisting…
Descriptors: Psychological Characteristics, Intervention, Females, Science Achievement
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Applebee, Arthur N.; Langer, Judith A.; Nystrand, Martin; Gamoran, Adam – American Educational Research Journal, 2003
This study examines the relationships between student literacy performance and discussion-based approaches to the development of understanding in 64 middle and high school English classrooms. A series of hierarchical linear models indicated that discussion-based approaches were significantly related to spring performance, controlling for fall…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Literacy, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods