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Campbell, Kathleen Taylor; Parker, Randy – Research in the Schools, 2016
After widespread accusations that universities were not adequately preparing school leadership candidates with real world experiences, the movement to reform U.S. university principal preparation began. The National Policy Board for Educational Administration approved the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards as guidelines…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Internship Programs, Principals, Administrator Education
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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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Vuk, Jasna; Morse, David T. – Research in the Schools, 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare high- and low-achieving undergraduate college students on selfefficacy, test anxiety, and self-reported test-taking ability. Eighty students from 2 sections of educational psychology course participated in the study; complete data were collected for 76 students. Before taking their first exam, students…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Test Anxiety, Test Wiseness, High Achievement
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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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Cheon, Jongpil; Coward, Fanni; Song, Jaeki; Lim, Sunho – Research in the Schools, 2012
Classrooms full of "digital natives" represent the norm in U. S. schools, but like their predecessors, they mostly inhabit spaces characterized by a traditional view of teaching and learning. Understanding contributors to this mismatch, and especially teachers' role, is especially critical as Web 2.0 technologies enable greater learner…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Web 2.0 Technologies, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Tull, Ashley; Freeman, Jerrid P. – Research in the Schools, 2011
Examined in this study were the identified frames of reference and locus of control used by 478 student affairs administrators. Administrator responses were examined to identify frames of reference most commonly used and their preference order. Locus of control most commonly used and the relationship between frames of reference and locus of…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Locus of Control, Student Personnel Workers, Human Resources
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Iwai, Yuko; Filce, Hollie; Ramp, Ellen – Research in the Schools, 2011
In this study, the authors examined the impact of metacognitive reading strategies on international college students' academic success by correcting the Survey of Reading Strategies (SORS) instrument with (a) grade point averages (GPAs) and (b) the English language proficiency levels, categorized by beginning (students at the English Language…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Undergraduate Students
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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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Parke, Carol S.; Taylor, Jeanne K. – Research in the Schools, 2008
This paper describes the process and results of teacher-research conducted at Parkside Middle School, a Professional Development School in an Appalachian state. Working together as a team, teachers and a university faculty liaison examined students' perceptions regarding academic and social climate issues. A questionnaire containing Likert-type…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Student Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Social Environment
Schipull, Douglas W.; Reeves, Carolyn K.; Kazelskis, Richard – Research in the Schools, 1995
Ten dimensions of teacher concern were identified through a factor analysis of 568 inservice teachers' responses to the Teacher Concerns Checklist. Studies of test-retest and alpha coefficient reliability and concurrent validity of these dimensions supported their use in research on teacher concerns. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Factor Analysis, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes
Bailey, Tiffany L.; Bol, Linda – Research in the Schools, 1996
Questionnaire responses from 66 (41%) of graduates of the accelerated Master of Teaching program at the University of Memphis (Tennessee) show that most were hired immediately after graduation and remained in teaching 5 years or more. Overall, graduates thought that the program prepared them well for teaching. (SLD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Careers, College Graduates, Extended Teacher Education Programs
Barnette, J. Jackson – Research in the Schools, 1996
The incidence of three types of behaviors consistent with nonattending in completing surveys was studied with 1,240 elementary school students, 3,541 students in grades 5 through 12, and 2,688 teachers. While the proportion of missing items did not seem to be a problem, there is evidence of patterns that indicate nonattending behavior. (SLD)
Descriptors: Attention, Behavior Patterns, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education