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Ata, Atakan – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
This qualitative study explored factors that supported teachers in their efforts to promote students' critiquing, communicating, and collaborating skills. Despite the various challenges that public schools face today, they are most likely the very institutions to play a critical role in individuals' civic skills development. Individual in-depth…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Public Schools, Skill Development
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Stapp, Alicia – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
Expectations placed on educators to improve academic performance continue to increase across the United States. One reason for this rise in expectancy is the enactment of The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Replacing the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2002, the ESSA mandates that "all students are taught to high academic…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Students
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Baker, Austin T.; Cuevas, Josh – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This study examined whether students were reaching automaticity with single digit multiplication facts. A fourteen question interview was used to collect data. The first three questions asked the student basic information about themselves and their current math teacher. The next seven questions were math facts. The math facts chosen for the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 3
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Proudfoot, David E.; Green, Michael; Otter, Jan W.; Cook, David L. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
The increase in demand for college and career ready students has driven the need for education reform to ensure K-12 schools can support student learning across all content areas and grade levels. A STEM Certification process was established by the Georgia Department of Education as part of an effort to reform public school STEM education.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Certification, Elementary Schools, Problem Based Learning
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Hannel, Stacey L.; Cuevas, Joshua – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This study was conducted to investigate whether or not computer-based simulations had a greater impact on science achievement compared to traditional hands-on methods for middle school students in an on-level science course. The study also sought to determine if either method had an impact on retention as well as motivation. The participants in…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Student Motivation, Computer Simulation, Hands on Science
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Nguyen, Ha; Eisenreich, Heidi – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This pilot qualitative study explored K-8 pre-service teachers' (PSTs') learning experience in a Statistics and Probability course and their ability to make connections between mathematics and their everyday lives when given opportunities to investigate mathematics through a social issue. Data from student surveys, assessments, and written…
Descriptors: School Choice, Mathematics Education, Statistics, Probability
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Liming, Mary C.; Cuevas, Joshua – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2017
This study investigates the relation between review spacing and question format on student retention. Participants in an 8th grade Georgia Studies class reviewed previously learned material either in one sitting (massed review) or in multiple sessions (spaced review). Following the review, each participant answered questions either in multiple…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Testing, Social Studies
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King, Barbara; Raposo, Denise; Gimenez, Mercedes – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
Writing in mathematics provides students with the opportunity to think critically about and reflect on their experiences while solving problems. While many studies have documented the benefit of writing in math, it is not clear which instructional methods should be used to help students learn how to use writing to support learning. In this study,…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Constructivism (Learning)
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Mayer, Alisande F.; Wiley, Ellen W.; Wiley, Larry P.; Dees, Dianne C.; Raiford, Simmie A. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
Student achievement of fifth-grade students in 106 Georgia public schools in CRCT reading and mathematics was examined as a function of five characteristics of teachers and schools. The five independent variables used as predictors of CRCT scores were Title I status, teachers' education level, teachers' average years of experience, class size, and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Predictor Variables, Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Johnson, Sarah A.; Cuevas, Josh – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
Inquiry-based learning approaches have been promoted as an instructional method for students at all levels. An inquiry approach requires students to discover or construct knowledge through relevant activities and personal investigations. Due to the student driven nature of inquiry learning, it is reasonable to believe that students will become…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Reading Motivation, Inquiry
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Soares, Lina B. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
This research study sought to determine the impact from participation in a practicum field experience on teacher candidates' perceived professional dispositions for effective teaching. A further intent was to describe what teacher candidates perceived to be the necessary professional dispositions for effective teaching as they reflected on their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Field Experience Programs
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Cochrane, Sandra; Cuevas, Joshua A. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The Common Core State Standards were implemented in the state of Georgia in the 2012/2013 school year replacing NCLB. Previous studies indicated that teachers and administrators viewed NCLB negatively, and the purpose of this study was to gauge teachers' perceptions of the new standards after they had been in effect for one and a half years.…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Morale, High Stakes Tests
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Martinez, James; Tost, Jeremy R.; Wilfred, Shani P.; Hilgert, Larry D. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
The current Georgia study examines middle-school-aged gang and non-gang members regarding the risk factors of gang membership and potential effects of these risk factors on academic achievement. Participants, 406 eighth grade students from a suburban middle-school, completed a 42-item survey assessing an array of demographic and risk factor…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Juvenile Gangs, Grade 8, Suburban Schools
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Renaud-Grant, Chantelle – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
As students prepare to enter college and the workforce, there has been a demand for them to be more independent, critical thinkers, innovative designers, and thoughtful collaborators. This preliminary study describes how a Professional Development School (PDS) partnership, between a middle school and a university, provides a more authentic…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Professional Development Schools, College School Cooperation
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Adefope, Olufunke – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
In this article, the author describes how a curricular unit that provided opportunities for active engagement and participation was used to support the geometric reasoning of sixth grade African American (AA) male students. The curricular unit was designed to support students' understanding of quadrilaterals. Data sources (pre- and post-tests,…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, African American Students, Males
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