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Reppy, Dorothy; Larwin, Karen H. – Journal of Education, 2020
Spanning the course of two decades, educational leaders have invested government finances into the social-emotional needs of adolescents. Government programs provide student questionnaires to survey the scholastic climate from students' perceptions. Previous research discusses the correlation between students' perception and their success in…
Descriptors: Caring, Urban Schools, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Aliyev, Ramin; Gengec, Hilal – Journal of Education, 2019
To investigate the effects of resilience and cyberbullying on students' self-esteem, predictive correlational design was employed as a method of investigation. Data were collected from 580 ninth-grade students at Anatolian High Schools. Findings of the study demonstrated that as the resilience level increases, self-esteem level increases. Also, as…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Resilience (Psychology), Self Esteem
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Eltanahy, Marwa; Forawi, Sufian – Journal of Education, 2019
Inquiry-based learning (IBL) represents the student-centered approach that focuses on encouraging learners to scientifically construct new knowledge. The study aimed to explain science teachers' and students' perceptions about applying IBL in a private school in Dubai. Furthermore, to explore the degree to which the science textbook of Grade 8…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Students
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Rimbey, Michelle; Kucan, Linda – Journal of Education, 2018
This investigation examined how middle school teachers implemented Word Generation, a cross-content vocabulary intervention and how the program affected student learning of academic vocabulary words. Participants included four content area teachers and their sixth-grade students. Students received vocabulary instruction in their social studies,…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Vocabulary Development, Intervention, Middle School Teachers
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Ilter, Ilhan – Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the context clue instruction program to infer meaning from context as a way to enhance reading comprehension. Participants were fifth-grade middle school students (four boys) who were at a frustration reading level (initial comprehension score range = 40%-48%) at their grade level. In…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Middle School Students, Inferences, Reading Comprehension
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Pavlak, Christina M.; Hodgson-Drysdale, Tracy – Journal of Education, 2017
The writing achievement of English learners (ELs) is often lower than that of other subgroups (Fry, 2007, 2008). To address this gap, a partnership was formed between university faculty and doctoral students and educators at an urban PK-8 school with a majority EL population. Using Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as a guide, the team…
Descriptors: Grade 6, English Language Learners, Language Arts, Writing Achievement
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Brugar, Kristy A. – Journal of Education, 2016
This mixed methods study explored students' learning following an intervention unit, which focused on discipline-specific practices in elementary social studies/history. The research questions were: To what extent does students' learning in social studies/history change following their participation in a unit emphasizing disciplinary-specific…
Descriptors: Social Studies, History Instruction, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Richter, Elizabeth – Journal of Education, 2016
In this article an elementary literacy specialist reflects on the use of multigenre, multimodal texts to support the teaching of poetry. She explores the synergy between poetry and related informational, visual, and auditory texts to afford deeper insights into the poem and the poet, in this instance, the poem, "The Negro Speaks of…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Poetry, Poets, Middle School Students
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Dietiker, Leslie – Journal of Education, 2015
Elliot Eisner proposed that educational challenges can be met by applying an artful lens. This article draws from Eisner's proposal to consider the assumptions, values, and vision of mathematics education by theorizing mathematics curriculum as an art form. By conceptualizing mathematics curriculum (both in written and enacted forms) as stories…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Grade 7, Textbooks
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Barilla, Rosemary; Brown, Tina Boyer – Journal of Education, 2015
Rosemary Barilla, a middle-grade language arts teacher, inspired by her own dedication to the arts, describes the ways she integrates the fine arts into her classroom program that is designed to teach reading and writing. Tina Boyer Brown, a founding teacher at The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArtsĀ®), describes the school as a place where…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Language Arts, Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Approach