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Franco, M. Suzanne; Patel, Nimisha H. – Research in the Schools, 2017
High school students' perceptions and experiences regarding student engagement were investigated using 32 focus group sessions across 4 different types of STEM education settings in 2 metropolitan areas in the Midwest. Students' understandings and experiences related to student engagement were reflected via 5 categories: students' thinking of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, STEM Education, Mixed Methods Research, Focus Groups
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Anis, Yasmeen; Krause, Jeremy A.; Blum, Emily N. – Research in the Schools, 2016
Mathematics anxiety typically involves apprehension toward activities that require computation, which can lead to complications in every-day-life activities (Ashcraft, 2002). Mathematics anxiety also has become accepted as an issue associated with academic success for both children and adults (Ashcraft, 2002; Ashcraft & Moore, 2009; Beilock,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Anxiety, Gender Differences
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Kallemeyn, Leanne; Schiazza, Daniela; Ryan, Ann Marie; Peters, Julie; Johnson, Crystal – Research in the Schools, 2013
Understanding how to engage history teachers in effective professional development, rooted in pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), is critical with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. In this study, we utilized Grant and Gradwell's (2010) notion of ambitious teachers, which built upon Shulman's (1986) concept of PCK, to…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Beach, Richard – Research in the Schools, 2012
This article reviews research on English language arts teachers' use of digital tools in the classroom to remediate print literacies. Specifically, this review focuses on the affordances of digital tools to foster uses of digital literacies of informational/accessibility, collaboration knowledge construction, multimodal communication, gaming…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Feedback (Response), Language Arts, English Instruction
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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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Jones, Brett D.; Byrd, C. Noel; Lusk, Danielle – Research in the Schools, 2009
We implemented a sequential mixed methods design using parallel samples to answer our general research question: What are high school students' definitions of intelligence and implicit beliefs about the malleability of intelligence? We surveyed 9th and 11th grade students who responded to questions about their intelligence beliefs on open- and…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Definitions, High School Students, Beliefs
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Martell, Sandra Toro; Antrop-Gonzalez, Rene – Research in the Schools, 2008
Narrative is used to describe and understand how people construct meaning of their lives and experiences and how they think about their own and others' identities. We examined narrative as both data source and method of analysis for investigating learning in non-traditional school settings with students from diverse socio-economic status and…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Conventional Instruction, Socioeconomic Status, Interpersonal Relationship