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Snyder, Scott; Fisk, Timarie – Research in the Schools, 2016
Teaching artists have significant roles within K-12 schools. Although some research has been conducted to describe the characteristics, training, and employment experiences of teaching artists, no study has been conducted concerning the self-efficacy that such individuals have regarding teaching. The purpose of the study was to investigate the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Artists, Art, Art Education
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Barone, Diane – Research in the Schools, 2012
This article focuses on young children's use of Web 2.0 and social media. A background is provided about the use of Web 2.0 and social media among young children. Strengths and concerns are discussed as well as home and school use of Web 2.0 and social media. Exemplary websites are shared. The article concludes with potential changes in the…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Young Children, School Involvement, Mass Media Use
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Sedivy-Benton, Amy L.; Boden-McGill, Carrie J. – Research in the Schools, 2012
Teacher turnover is costly in its financial implications and negative impact on student learning. Documented in many recent studies many teachers choose to transfer to a more preferable work setting or leave the field. For this study, the researchers conducted an analysis of the most recent School and Staffing Survey (SASS) data from the National…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Intention, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Influence
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DeVaney, Thomas A.; Adams, Nan B.; Hill-Winstead, Flo; Trahan, Mitzi P. – Research in the Schools, 2012
The purpose of this research was to examine the psychometric properties of the RSCEQ with respect to invariance across gender and grade level, using a sample of 901 teachers from 44 schools in southeast Louisiana. Reliability estimates were consistent with previous research and ranged from 0.81 to 0.90 on the actual and 0.83 to 0.92 on the…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, School Culture, Psychometrics, Test Reliability
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Leggett, Debra; Shea, Irene; Leggett, Joanna – Research in the Schools, 2011
An exploratory survey was given to school counselors-in-training to gather preliminary information about their perceptions regarding students with twice-exceptionalities, their professional roles concerning service provision, and the roles of other helpers in assisting twice-exceptional students in the school setting. Thirty-seven participants…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Career Planning, School Counselors, Gifted Disabled
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Bickmore, Dana L.; Dowell, Margaret-Mary Sulentic – Research in the Schools, 2011
As part of a multiple case study of charter school leadership, the researchers in this study examined 2 principals' priorities and practices through their expressed concerns and use of time. Through an embedded case design and analysis, 6 themes surfaced from the principal interviews that occurred over the course of a school year--accountability,…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accountability, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Acosta, Sandra; Garza, Tiberio – Research in the Schools, 2011
Podagogy, a fusion of podcasting and pedagogy, is evidence-based educational podcasting for teaching and learning. The purpose of our article was to compile a playbook of evidence-based strategies, the plays, for integrating podcasting into PreK-12 classrooms with English language learners (ELLs). Data for developing the playbook were drawn from…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Evidence
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LeCompte, Karon; Moore, Brandon; Blevins, Brooke – Research in the Schools, 2011
iCivics, a free online, civics education program created by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, is aligned to state and national standards to teach core civics content. The research question for this study is: Does spending at least 30 minutes on the iCivics interactive web site 2 times per week improve student scores on a civics test? A…
Descriptors: National Standards, Citizenship, Civics, Pretests Posttests
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Leech, Nancy L.; Haug, Carolyn A.; Robinson, Ellen Hill – Research in the Schools, 2011
In response to the dearth of research agendas that connect teacher education and teaching in the field and to the call for more programmatic research, the purpose of this paper is to present the Agenda for Researching Teaching (ART). The ART is a visual research agenda that spans the time from a teacher candidate learning to teach to impacting…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Research
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Hall, Katrina W.; Williams, Lunetta M.; Daniel, Larry G. – Research in the Schools, 2010
The present study investigated perceived effects of an afterschool program located in 6 Title 1 schools on students' achievement, self-esteem, and attitudes. Data sources comprised surveys (n = 257), 5 focus groups (n= 23), and an individual interview with the program director (n = 1). Survey data indicated overall satisfaction with the program.…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Disadvantaged Youth, Student Participation, After School Programs
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Jones, B. A.; Gansle, K. A. – Research in the Schools, 2010
Poor parent participation in multidisciplinary team meetings can be a concern for parents and educators, as it might lead to less relevant and effective programs for students with disabilities. This study sought to extend the literature on parent participation in the Individual Education Program (IEP) process by investigating the relationship…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Socioeconomic Status, Parent Participation, Parent Background
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Smith, Maureen; Mathur, Ravisha – Research in the Schools, 2009
The authors review the research on children's imagination and fantasy as they relate to children's socio-emotional and cognitive development and link those findings to children's academic and classroom competence. Specifically, children who are imaginative and/or fantasy prone tend to have better coping skills and the ability to regulate their…
Descriptors: Imagination, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Fantasy
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Martin, Ellice P.; Andrews, Shirley P.; Gilbert, Linda S. – Research in the Schools, 2009
A survey of 442 beginning teachers, 57 mentors, and 33 administrators asked participants to rate the support provided to first-year teachers. Respondents identified persons who provided the most support, and responses were compared. Generally, new teachers indicated that administrators and other teachers had been more helpful than were mentors. In…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teacher Induction, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Richardson, Sharon Ann – Research in the Schools, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine principals' perceptions of parental involvement at various levels in terms of their role in facilitation and parent involvement in school processes. The principals in this study (n = 171) were receptive to their roles in facilitation, but not to parental involvement in school processes. Because there are…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Hall, John D.; Howerton, D. Lynn; Jones, Craig H. – Research in the Schools, 2008
The No Child Left Behind Act and the accountability movement in public education caused many states to develop criterion-referenced academic achievement tests. Scores from these tests are often used to make high stakes decisions. Even so, these tests typically do not receive independent psychometric scrutiny. We evaluated the 2005 Arkansas…
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Achievement Tests, High Stakes Tests, Public Education