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Yolak, Betül Betina; Kiziltepe, Zeynep; Seggie, Fatma Nevra – Journal of Education, 2019
This qualitative study investigates the impact of nonformal education, namely remedial courses, on students' lives and the ways in which it contributes to their academic and social development. The study was conducted via semi-structured interviews with 40 participants (12 students, 12 parents, and 16 teachers and administrators). The findings…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Administrator Attitudes
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Pertegal-Felices, María L.; Castejón-Costa, Juan L.; Gilar-Corbí, Raquel; Mora-Mora, Higinio – Journal of Education, 2017
Several studies have documented the benefits of emotional intelligence particularly in the workplace. The main objective of universities is to educate in terms of acquiring capacities, abilities, competencies, and values, with the ultimate aim of promoting employment. In some Spanish universities, High Academic Performance Groups (HAPs) have been…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Academic Achievement
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Moyer-Packenham, Patricia; Baker, Joseph; Westenskow, Arla; Anderson, Katie; Shumway, Jessica; Rodzon, Kati; Jordan, Kerry – Journal of Education, 2013
The study reported here examined virtual manipulatives as an instructional treatment in 17 third- and fourth-grade classrooms. Students were randomly assigned to two treatment groups: texts and physical manipulatives, and virtual manipulatives. Results revealed no significant differences in achievement between the treatments. Additional results…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Gaynor, Alan Kibbe – Journal of Education, 2012
Computer simulation analysis illustrated the thesis that the typical American public school is structured to reinforce students' entry characteristics so that after twelve years, students who entered in kindergarten or first grade with high "readiness" perform academically better-than-average, while students who entered with low…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Readiness, Academic Achievement, Educational Change
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Lemberger, Matthew E.; Brigman, Greg; Webb, Linda; Moore, Molly M. – Journal of Education, 2012
An overview of the Student Success Skills program is offered, including descriptions of the curricular structure, extant research support related to SSS effectiveness for academic achievement and improved school behaviors, and a theory of change for student development. Recent research has demonstrated the value of the SSS program as it connects…
Descriptors: Success, Evidence, Cognitive Ability, Social Change
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d'Entremont, Chad; Norton, Jill; Bennett, Michael; Piazza, Peter – Journal of Education, 2012
Since 2006, the Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move (SOM) Prize has been awarded annually to a Boston public school that has made significant progress in improving student achievement. This case study identifies the structures and strategies that best serve students in prizewinning schools, provides a profile of each of the four winning schools…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Effectiveness, Awards, Recognition (Achievement)
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Ellis, Edwin S.; Wills, Stephen; Deshler, Donald D. – Journal of Education, 2011
An analysis of the rationale and theoretical foundations of the Genius Discipline-specific Literacy Model and its use of SMARTvisuals to cue information-processing skills and strategies and focus attention on essential informational elements in high-frequency topics in history and the English language arts are presented. Quantitative data…
Descriptors: Gifted, Literacy, Models, Information Processing
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Kibler, Amanda – Journal of Education, 2011
This case study analyzed the ways a native Spanish speaker of high-beginning English proficiency and his teacher negotiated an extended writing task in a tenth-grade mainstream humanities course. An "interactional histories" analysis demonstrated the teacher's pedagogical and conversational moves to adapt the academic task and the moves…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Language Proficiency, English Language Learners, Grade 10
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Wiens, Kathryn – Journal of Education, 2005
The increase in the number of girls winning academic laurels as compared to boys and the gender gap are analyzed.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, High Achievement, Awards
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Rivera, John – Journal of Education, 2005
Over 2,000 years ago, Aristotle wrote a treatise on ethics in which he proposed that there were both intellectual and moral virtues to be developed in the human being. Virtue ("aristeia") was roughly equivalent to the English word "excellence" and the unifying virtue that was both a moral and an intellectual virtue was…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Progressive Education, Justice, Humanities
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Hess, Frederick M.; Petrilli, Michael J. – Journal of Education, 2004
On January 8, 2002, President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) into law. Surrounded by smiling members of the Democratic and Republican leadership, the President declared, "as of this hour, America's schools will be on a new path of reform, and a new path of results". NCLB brought sweeping changes to the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change
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McTighe, Joe – Journal of Education, 2004
The No Child Left Behind Act has had a pervasive effect on American education in its drive to bring about improvement in student achievement through assessment and accountability. In its standards-based approach to reform, measurement by standardized tests is everything. In this article, the author discusses the issue of private school…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Private Schools, Accountability, Educational Change
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Lawrence, Barbara Kent – Journal of Education, 2004
Relying on standardized tests to measure performance and determine accountability obscures the fact that only reciprocal rights and responsibilities can create authentic accountability. A student has the right to expect a teacher will begin on time with a well-prepared lesson, the necessary materials, and the skill to conduct a class. A teacher,…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Accountability, Interpersonal Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
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Barber, Michael – Journal of Education, 2004
In the new century people are all aware of the centrality of school systems to the future well-being of their societies as well as their economies. The shared moral purpose of almost every educator is to improve outcomes for all students and simultaneously promote equity. This is the ethical context for the author's discussion of accountability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, Instructional Leadership, Accountability
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Driscoll, David P. – Journal of Education, 2004
The future of public education changed forever in the United States when "A Nation at Risk" was published in 1983. This report warned educators from coast to coast that America was on the brink of losing its top-ranked position internationally because "others" were "matching and surpassing their educational…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Education, Accountability, State Programs
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