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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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Olson Beal, Heather K.; Haj-Broussard, Michelle; Boudreaux, Nicole – Research in the Schools, 2012
In this position article, we explore what happens when school district policies regarding desegregation, accountability, and foreign language immersion education collide. Specifically, we contrast 2 immersion programs that experienced distinct outcomes as a result of the conflicting agendas underlying these 3 policies. One program, originally…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy
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Johnson, R. B.; McGowan, M. W.; Turner, L. A. – Research in the Schools, 2010
We address 2 key points of contention in this article. First, we engage the debate concerning whether particular methods are necessarily linked to particular research paradigms. Second, we briefly describe a mixed methods version of grounded theory (MM-GT). Grounded theory can be tailored to work well in any of the 3 major forms of mixed methods…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Methods Research, Epistemology, Qualitative Research
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Watson, Joshua C.; Harper, Sallie; Ratliff, Lindon; Singleton, Sabrina – Research in the Schools, 2010
This study was conducted with 53 beginning teachers, each with less than 3 years of classroom experience, to determine the amount of variance in their job satisfaction that could be accounted for by holistic wellness and perceived stress. The results of a regression analysis revealed that both holistic wellness and perceived stress were…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Wellness, Beginning Teachers, Stress Variables
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Iran-Nejad, Asghar; Stewart, William – Research in the Schools, 2010
Acquiring knowledge with comprehension has been the stated goal of education at least since the publication of the Bloom Cognitive Taxonomy, even though progress in research and practice has not kept up with the theory. In this article, we explain the slow rate of progress in education for understanding and argue that the taxonomic approach…
Descriptors: Learning, Comprehension, Educational Objectives, Classification
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Zientek, Linda Reichwein; Thompson, Bruce – Research in the Schools, 2010
Self-efficacy and mathematics anxiety have been identified as predictors of mathematics achievement. In the present study, secondary analyses on matrix summaries available from prior published studies were utilized to investigate the contribution that self-efficacy and mathematics anxiety made in mathematics performance. Commonality analyses were…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Anxiety, Predictor Variables
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Robinson, Cecil; Rose, Sage – Research in the Schools, 2010
One leading version of hope theory posits hope to be a general disposition for goal-directed agency and pathways thinking. Domain-specific hope theory suggests that hope operates within context and measures of hope should reflect that context. This study examined three measures of hope to test the predictive, construct, and convergent validity…
Descriptors: Validity, Construct Validity, Predictive Validity, Psychological Patterns
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Cruz, Andrea; Brown, Michelle S. – Research in the Schools, 2010
The impact of the accountability system on perceptions and practices of elementary teachers in South Texas was examined. A mixed methods approach was utilized in this descriptive study. Participants were randomly selected and included 192 educators from 12 campuses, from various districts. Teachers stated that they experienced a great deal of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Leggett, D. G.; Shea, I.; Wilson, J. A. – Research in the Schools, 2010
In this article, the authors present a call to advocacy for an underserved population. Twice-exceptional students are an important sub-population that has historically been neglected. We examine the historical context of twice-exceptionality and evaluate the relevance of current ethical codes with regard to these students. We also review some of…
Descriptors: Gifted Disabled, School Counselors, Ethics, Special Needs Students
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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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Tienken, Christopher H.; Achilles, Charles M. – Research in the Schools, 2009
Class-size reduction (CSR) initiatives have demonstrated positive short- and long-term effects in elementary grades. Less is known about CSR influence on achievement in middle grades. Thus, we conducted a non-experimental, longitudinal, explanatory study of CSR influence on writing achievement of 3 independent cohorts of students (n = 123) in…
Descriptors: Class Size, Writing Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Achievement Gains
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Vuk, Jasna; Morse, David T. – Research in the Schools, 2009
In this study we observed college students' behavior on two self-tailored, multiple-choice exams. Self-tailoring was defined as an option to omit up to five items from being scored on an exam. Participants, 80 undergraduate college students enrolled in two sections of an educational psychology course, statistically significantly improved their…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Psychology, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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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
Richards, Janet C.; Gipe, Joan P.; Moore, Ramona C. – Research in the Schools, 1995
A qualitative inquiry describes the sociocultural aspects of an urban elementary school serving as the context for a reading/language arts early field experience and examines how the sociocultural factors of this school contribute to the professional development of the preservice teachers who work there and their three supervising teachers. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education
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