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Peterson, Sarah E.; Williams, R. Craig; Myer, Rick A.; Tinajero, Josefina V. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
We examined experiences of participants in "Do the Write Thing" national violence prevention program for middle-level students. Using mixed methods, we conducted surveys and focus groups with students, parents, and teachers who attended the program's National Recognition Week in Washington, DC. Results revealed important affective,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Parents, Violence
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Hazeltine, Brian C.; Hernandez, David A. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2015
Bullying is a problem that has been studied in schools worldwide, but there is little research on bullying within Christian schools, a dearth which may stem from the assumption that Christian schools teach character traits that are inimical to bullying. Yet understanding the extent and nature of bullying in Christian schools may lead to a better…
Descriptors: Bullying, Christianity, Religious Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Baltes, Beate; Hernandez, David; Collins, Christina – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2015
Racial tension motivates strife and violence in the metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, area. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a collaborative partnership, the Cultural Awareness Consortium (CAC), in making a positive impact on the attitudes of a group of diverse high school students regarding multicultural relations.…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Partnerships in Education, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Woodcock, Stuart; Sisco, Ashley; Eady, Michelle – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2015
This study examined the effectiveness of an online synchronous platform used for training preservice teachers. A blended learning approach was implemented. Fifty-three students participated in the course. Qualitative interview data and quantitative survey data were collected about students' experiences using the platform, and analyzed via thematic…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Online Courses, Synchronous Communication, Preservice Teacher Education
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Tillman, Beverly A.; Richards, Stephen B.; Frank, Catherine Lawless – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2011
This study employed a Likert-type survey, "Praxis/Pathwise" written observations, as well as guided and open-ended reflections to assess the perceptions of preparedness for the first year of teaching for special education student teaching candidates. Cooperating teachers completed the survey and "Praxis/Pathwise" observations.…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Special Education, Feedback (Response), Cooperating Teachers