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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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McCormick, Jennifer; Hafner, Anne L.; Saint Germain, Michelle – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2013
The study aimed to examine teachers' and students' views on the impact of the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) on students' college readiness and on teaching practices. Literature in the areas of college readiness, critiques of the English curriculum at the secondary level, and a review of research on the effects of ERWC are…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Expository Writing, Writing Instruction
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Stadtlander, Lee; Giles, Martha; Sickel, Amy – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2013
This paper examines the complexities of working with student researchers in a virtual lab setting, logistics, and methods to resolve issues. To demonstrate the feasibility of a virtual lab, a mixed-methods study consisting of quantitative surveys and qualitative data examined changes in doctoral students' confidence as measured by research outcome…
Descriptors: Student Research, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Laboratories
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Rollison, Julia M.; Ludlow, Larry H.; Wallingford, Todd – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a Teaching American History professional development program on content knowledge and confidence and anxiety associated with teaching economic literacy. Two content assessments and a confidence and anxiety instrument were administered to teachers prior to and immediately following a 2-week…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Anxiety, Professional Development, History Instruction
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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