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Dincel, Betul Keray – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
This research aims to examine the metaphors on the concepts of reading and listening of the secondary school students and is based on phenomenology. 390 randomly selected secondary school students participated in this study in the 2016-2017 academic year in Turkey. The study includes all the grades (5, 6, 7, & 8th) at the secondary school…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Secondary School Students
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Scott-Webber, Lennie; Konyndyk, Roger; Denison, Marilyn – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
New evidence builds upon the Student Engagement IndexTM and Teacher Engagement IndexTM research (Scott-Webber, Konyndyk, & French, 2019; Scott-Webber, Konyndyk, French, & French, 2018; Scott-Webber, Konyndyk, French, Lembke, & Kinney, 2017) determining post-occupancy answers to, "Can we demonstrate that the design of the built…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Physical Environment, School Buildings, Educational Facilities Design
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Davis, Lauren Dotson – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
This paper discusses a longitudinal study of North Carolina middle level student proficiency levels on standardized assessments since the shift to the Common Core curriculum. Student poverty and its impact on student achievement the focus of this paper, and this study analyzes long-term proficiency trends and while delving into inequity…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Socioeconomic Status, Achievement Gap, Poverty
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Dibek, Munevver Ilgun; Yavuz, Hatice C.; Tavsancil, Ezel; Yalcin, Seher – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of the present study was twofold: first to adapt the Relationship and Motivation (REMO) scale addressing role of peers and teachers in students' motivations into Turkish culture, and second to determine whether there were any differences between girls and boys regarding the scores obtained from this scale. To achieve these aims, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Student Motivation, Factor Analysis
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Sener, Nilay; Tas, Erol – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study is to prepare a multiple-choice achievement test with high reliability and validity for the "Let's Solve the Puzzle of Our Body" unit. For this purpose, a multiple choice achievement test consisting of 46 items was applied to 178 fifth grade students in total. As a result of the test and material analysis…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Grade 5, Science Instruction, Biology
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Aldig, Ebru; Arseven, Ayla – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
This study aims to examine teacher's opinions on the contribution of learning outcomes for listening defined in the Ministry of National Education's Turkish course curriculum for the 6th, 7th and 8th grades to the development of creative thinking skills. Mixed methods research design was adopted in the study. As the quantitative part of the study,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Listening Skills, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Yilmaz, Aynur; Esenturk, Oguz Kaan; Demir, Gonul Tekkursun; Ilhan, Ekrem Levent – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
It is to determine the perception of the gifted students who participate to "Science and Art Center" about "Physical Education Course" and "Physical Education Teachers" via metaphors. The working group of the research consists of 48 students who participate Science and Art Center in 2014-2015 school years. Among the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Figurative Language, Student Attitudes, Physical Education Teachers
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Balim, Ali Günay; Inel-Ekici, Didem; Özcan, Erkan – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
Problem based learning, in which events from daily life are presented as interesting scenarios, is one of the active learning approaches that encourages students to self-direct learning. Problem based learning, generally used in higher education, requires students to use high end thinking skills in learning environments. In order to use…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Problem Based Learning, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
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Baltaci, Serdal; Yildiz, Avni; Özcakir, Bilal – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
Previous studies have shown that students, who have high levels of metacognitive awareness, perform better achievement levels than other students. Besides, it can be said that learning styles may affect metacognitive awareness of students. In the literature, studies about metacognition focused on problem solving and learners' mathematical…
Descriptors: Correlation, Metacognition, Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals)
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Barone, Toni-Ann; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert; Brasco, Robert – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
The present case study investigated the impact of a short-term summer literacy approach on writing performance and self-perception of writing for young adolescents of low-income families residing in urban housing projects. The approach offered intensive literacy engagement to offset summer achievement loss; assisted ethnic-minority, low…
Descriptors: Writing Achievement, Self Concept, Low Income Groups, Case Studies
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Meylani, Rusen; Bitter, Gary G.; Castaneda, Rene – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
In this study regression and neural networks based methods are used to predict statewide high-stakes test results for middle school mathematics using the scores obtained from third party tests throughout the school year. Such prediction is of utmost significance for school districts to live up to the state's educational standards mandated by the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics, High Stakes Tests, Mathematics Tests
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Varuzza, Michelle; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert; Blake, Brett Elizabeth – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
Conducted at 10 schools in four communities, this study investigated relationships of young adolescents' reading motivation, reading preference, and reading engagement as influenced by their English Language Arts teachers' use of instructional strategies. Students in eight sixth grade (N = 196) and nine seventh grade (N = 218) classes completed a…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Teachers, Teaching Methods, Early Adolescents
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Hussien, Abdelaziz M. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
Most principles and propositions in the science of reading are derived from research on Latin orthographies, usually, in English while much less is known about Semitic orthographies, namely, Arabic. This study investigated the effect of vowels and type of genre on oral accuracy, oral rate, and oral comprehension in reading Arabic orthography. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Stylianou, Despina A. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
Representation and justification are two central "mathematical practices". In the past, each has been examined to gain insights in the functions that they have in students' mathematical problem solving. Here, we examine the ways that representation and justification interact and influence the development of one another. We focus on the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts, Early Adolescents
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Alkharusi, Hussain; Aldhafri, Said; Alnabhani, Hilal; Alkalbani, Muna – Journal of Education and Learning, 2012
Educational assessment can be a powerful tool in enhancing classroom instruction and student performance. Yet, its effectiveness relies on the beliefs and knowledge of those who apply it on a daily classroom basis. This study explored attitudes, competence, knowledge, and practices of teachers about educational assessment. Participants were 165…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 5