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Boote, Stacy K.; Boote, David N. – Elementary School Journal, 2017
Students often struggle to interpret graphs correctly, despite emphasis on graphic literacy in U.S. education standards documents. The purpose of this study was to describe challenges sixth graders with varying levels of science and mathematics achievement encounter when transitioning from interpreting graphs having discrete independent variables…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Vedder-Weiss, Dana – Elementary School Journal, 2017
Taking a student's perspective, this study aims to characterize students' descriptions of teaching higher and lower in mastery goal emphasis, in elementary, middle, traditional, and democratic schools. Data were collected by student surveys and interviews from fifth- through eighth-grade Israeli students. Nineteen interviews, describing 5 science…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mastery Learning, Student Attitudes, Interviews
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Lack, Brian; Swars, Susan Lee; Meyers, Barbara – Elementary School Journal, 2014
A descriptive, holistic, multiple-case methodology was applied to examine the nature of participation in discourse of two low- and two high-achieving grade 6 students while solving mathematical tasks in a standards-based classroom. Data collected via classroom observations and student interviews were analyzed through a multiple-cycle coding…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Grade 6, Low Achievement, High Achievement
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Ippolito, John; Schecter, Sandra R. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
This article traces diverging trajectories in a situated, participatory research project in 2 public schools in Ontario. While the project operated within a consistent set of objectives to promote educational equity for immigrant, linguistically diverse students and their families, it generated 2 substantially different models of educational…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Equal Education, Educational Research, Foreign Countries