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Borovay, Lindsay A.; Shore, Bruce M.; Caccese, Christina; Yang, Ethan; Hua, Olivia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Beyond cognitive outcomes, inquiry instruction can have positive general and differentiated affective outcomes. In this exploratory study, teacher-nominated high- to low-average achievers in Grades 5 through 9 (N = 272, mean age 11.7 years), in classrooms exhibiting rare, occasional, and frequent inquiry qualities, were assessed on…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, High Achievement
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Turner, Jacqueline S.; Juntune, Joyce – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
Current literature has identified a growing achievement gap experienced by students raised in poverty. However, some students from poverty can defeat the odds and succeed academically with advanced degrees. Nine graduate students self-identified as being raised in poverty participated in this study. The home-related experiences that led to their…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Poverty
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Russell, Joseph L. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
The purpose of this study was to form a deeper understanding of how high school teachers view giftedness and gifted education. Open-ended surveys and interviews were conducted with high school teachers in a suburban school district with three large high school, and data were analyzed using a grounded theory methodology. Data were collected and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Academically Gifted
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Storz, Mark; Hoffman, Amy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
As an urban middle school begins to implement the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, this study explores the process of experiencing a curricular change from the perspective of the teachers and students themselves. Through the use of a mixed methods approach, key administrators, teachers, and students were interviewed in the first…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Advanced Placement Programs
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Horak, Anne K.; Galluzzo, Gary R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of problem-based learning (PBL) on student achievement and students' perceptions of classroom quality. A group of students taught using PBL and a comparison group of students taught using traditional instruction were studied. A total of 457 students participated in the study. Pre- and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Problem Based Learning, Academic Achievement
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Gilson, Cindy M.; Little, Catherine A. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Asking questions that invite students to access advanced thinking skills during classroom discourse is a key strategy for challenging and supporting high-ability middle school readers. This critical teaching practice requires careful teacher listening. However, empirical research around teachers' "listening orientations," or how teachers…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Reading Teachers, Listening Skills, Enrichment Activities
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Trinter, Christine P.; Moon, Tonya R.; Brighton, Catherine M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative study was to provide empirical evidence of the extent to which the types of tasks recommended by Sheffield for eliciting characteristics of mathematical promise allowed for the manifestation of these characteristics in primary-grade students within a problem-based learning (PBL) context. Data included student work…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving
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Stoddard, Jeremy D.; Tieso, Carol L.; Robbins, Janice I. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
This article presents findings from a large-scale curriculum development, quasi-experimental study. Participating teachers implemented four U.S. history units in their diverse middle-grade classes; these units were developed to engage underachieving students in challenging history and democratic citizenship curriculum and instruction featuring…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Curriculum Development, Underachievement, United States History
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Oppong-Nuako, Juliet; Shore, Bruce M.; Saunders-Stewart, Katie S.; Gyles, Petra D. T. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
Inquiry-based instruction is common to nearly every model of gifted education. Six teachers of 14 secondary classes were briefly interviewed about their teaching and learning methods, use of inquiry-based strategies, classroom descriptions, a typical day, student expectations, and inquiry-instruction outcomes. A criterion-referenced checklist of…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Surveys, Interviews
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Cho, Seokhee; Yang, Jenny; Mandracchia, Marcella – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Mentoring Mathematical Minds (M3) units on gains in mathematics achievement and English proficiency of mathematically promising English language learners (MPELLs) in the third grade. The M3 program, developed by Gavin et al., was implemented for 1 year with treatment MPELLs (n = 86) but not…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Grade 3
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Ghamrawi, Norma – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
This study examined teachers' use of the Multiple Intelligences Theory on vocabulary acquisition by preschoolers during English as a second language (ESL) classes in a K-12 school in Lebanon. Eighty kindergartners (KG II, aged 5 years) and eight teachers constituted the sample. The study used mixed methods, including observations of videotaped…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiple Intelligences, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Garn, Alex C.; Jolly, Jennifer L. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
This study used a self-determination theory lens to investigate high ability learners' motivational experiences. Participants were 15 high ability youth involved in a summer learning camp for gifted students. Two major themes emerged from qualitative data analysis: (a) "The Fun Factor of Learning" and (b) "The Rewards and Pressures…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Student Attitudes, High Achievement, Gifted
Robinson, Ann; Cotabish, Alicia; Wood, Betty K.; O'Tuel, Fran S. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
When well-considered and grounded in current knowledge, program evaluations of services to gifted learners can be a powerful tool for increasing practitioners' knowledge and self-efficacy, and for effecting positive programmatic changes. The Arkansas Evaluation Initiative (AEI) in Gifted Education, a Jacob K. Javits-funded project, was implemented…
Descriptors: Gifted, Program Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Attitude Change
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Pereira, Nielsen; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2013
The underrepresentation of English language learners (ELLs) in gifted programs remains a severe and pervasive problem; however, few studies exist concerning the educational experiences of high-potential ELLs. This study focused on Hispanic ELLs in Grades 2 through 6 from four Midwestern schools. In all, 22 students, 20 parents, and 22 teachers…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Disproportionate Representation, Elementary School Students, Parents
Gentry, Marcia; Peters, Scott J.; Mann, Rebecca L. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
Career and technical education represents an important and understudied educational option for high school students. This qualitative study utilized data from one exemplary career and technical education (CTE) center to address the question of how talented and general education students' part-time CTE experiences differed from their traditional…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes, High School Students