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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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Ramlo, Susan – Research in the Schools, 2015
Flipped classrooms are a relatively new teaching strategy where the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Although flipped classrooms are gaining popularity, evaluations of this type of pedagogical model are limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate student views related to the effectiveness of a flipped…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, College Freshmen, Nonmajors
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Iran-Nejad, Asghar; Xu, Yuejin; Mansouri, Behzad – Research in the Schools, 2013
Reported in this article was an experiment in which 143 undergraduates in an educational psychology course were encouraged to engage in the performance learning activity (PLA) of "seeking their own revelations (or insights) and reflecting on them in writing." The hypothesis, grounded in the biofunctionally-based, first-person…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Undergraduate Students, Educational Psychology, Learning Activities
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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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Christ, Thomas W.; Elmetaher, Hosam – Research in the Schools, 2012
Teaching mixed methods and action research to graduate students has great advantages but also poses interesting challenges. The purpose of this article is to make transparent the process by which a mixed methods research instructor helped inform a student-researcher of the limitations in a pilot study that was compromised by methodology, including…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Mixed Methods Research, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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Taboada, A.; Kidd, J. K.; Tonks, S. M. – Research in the Schools, 2010
In this study, we explored 3 Grade 4 English Language Learners' (ELLs) perceptions of teacher autonomy-supporting practices in literacy instruction in science. The support of autonomy in literacy classes is central to students' internal motivation for reading. Given that many ELLs are at risk for reading failure, understanding autonomous learning…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Reading Difficulties, Literacy Education, Reading Failure
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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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Briley, Jason S.; Thompson, Tony; Iran-Nejad, Asghar – Research in the Schools, 2009
In this study, the relationships among mathematical beliefs, sources of self-regulation, and achievement for university students enrolled in remedial mathematics were studied. Ninety-four students completed 2 surveys to measure mathematical beliefs and active, dynamic, and multiple-source self-regulation. Students who reported a more sophisticated…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Remedial Mathematics
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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
Diamond, Pollyann J.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. – Research in the Schools, 2001
Investigated reading achievement and attitudes as a function of grade, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status for 1,968 students in grades K-5 in Georgia. Findings show a small but significant relationship between reading achievement and attitudes toward reading. Ethnic differences were found with respect to reading achievement. (SLD)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Ethnicity
Jones, Craig H.; Slate, John R.; Marini, Irmo – Research in the Schools, 1995
The relationship of students' study skills to their locus of control, social interdependence, academic preparation, age, and study time was studied with 266 college students. Study skills were related to locus of control, age, expected course grade, and study time. The need to address attitudinal and motivational variables in study skills programs…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, College Students, Grades (Scholastic)
Kher-Durlabhji, Neelam; Lacina-Gifford, Lorna J. – Research in the Schools, 1996
Distance learning in graduate courses was studied from the perspectives of three professors and their students in the studio and at remote sites. Identifying differences in the perceptions of studio students, remote students, and teachers, this study highlights issues requiring research and debate as distance education becomes more prevalent. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Distance Education, Experience, Graduate Students
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