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Buck, Gayle A.; Cook, Kristin L.; Quigley, Cassie F.; Prince, Pearl; Lucas, Yvonne – Elementary School Journal, 2014
In this participatory action research study, we answered the question, How can we improve attitudes toward science education of the African American girls at an elementary school? Girls in grades 3-6 completed the Modified Attitudes toward Science Inventory. A purposeful sample of 30 girls participated in several focus-group interviews throughout…
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary School Students, Females, Scientific Attitudes
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Guo, Ying; Connor, Carol McDonald; Yang, Yanyun; Roehrig, Alysia D.; Morrison, Frederick J. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
This study examined the effects of teacher self-efficacy, education, and years of experience on observed classroom practices across 2 dimensions--teacher support for student learning and time in academics--as they related to fifth-grade students' (n = 1,043) literacy skills. To address these issues, the study used longitudinal data from the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Literacy, Teacher Qualifications, Classroom Environment
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Stipek, Deborah – Elementary School Journal, 2012
The cross-sectional study of factors predicting teacher self-efficacy involved surveys of 473 third- and fifth-grade, predominantly White female teachers in 196 schools. The schools served, on average, a relatively high proportion of students living in poverty and students of color. The findings indicate that the proportion of minority students in…
Descriptors: Poverty, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Grade 5
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Walker, Joan M. T.; Ice, Christa L.; Hoover-Dempsey, Kathleen V.; Sandler, Howard M. – Elementary School Journal, 2011
This study examines the ability of a theoretical model of the parental involvement process to predict Latino parents' involvement in their children's schooling. A sample of Latino parents (N = 147) of grade 1 through 6 children in a large urban public school district in the southeastern United States responded to surveys assessing model-based…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Hispanic Americans, Parent Attitudes
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Hughes, Jan N. – Elementary School Journal, 2011
The shared and unique effects of teacher and student reports of teacher-student relationship quality (TSRQ) in second and third grade on academic self-views, behavioral engagement, and achievement the following year were investigated in a sample of 714 academically at-risk students. Teacher and student reports of teacher-student support and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, At Risk Students, Grade 3, Grade 2
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McMahon, Susan D.; Wernsman, Jamie; Rose, Dale S. – Elementary School Journal, 2009
In this study, 149 low-income, ethnically heterogeneous, fourth- and fifth-grade students completed self-report surveys in the fall and spring of 1 academic year. We examined classroom climate (satisfaction, cohesion, friction, task difficulty, and competition) and school belonging in relation to language arts and math and science self-efficacy,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Language Arts, Grade 5, Classroom Environment
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Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Sawyer, Brook E. – Elementary School Journal, 2004
In this study we examined the ways in which experience with a relational approach to education, the Responsive Classroom (RC) Approach, related to teachers' beliefs, attitudes, and teaching priorities. Questionnaire and Q-sort data were collected for a sample of 69 teachers in grades kindergarten through 3 at 6 schools (3 schools in their first…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Primary Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes