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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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Putman, S. Michael – Research in the Schools, 2012
Researchers have recommended that teacher education candidates receive multiple opportunities for systematic implementation of practices within authentic contexts. These experiences form an important foundation for candidates' beliefs about their abilities in classrooms. Yet, few researchers have examined the relationship between the context for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Leu, Donald J.; Forzani, Elena – Research in the Schools, 2012
The rapid emergence of the Internet is having an historic impact on literacy practices and on the very nature of literacy itself. Each article in this issue has articulated these changes. Each brings a unique and important perspective to its analysis. They illustrate that, today, literacy means many different things to many different people. This…
Descriptors: Literacy, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Adolescent Attitudes
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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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Heyvaert, Mieke; Maes, Bea; Onghena, Patrick – Research in the Schools, 2011
Historically, qualitative and quantitative approaches have been applied relatively separately in synthesizing qualitative and quantitative evidence, respectively, in several research domains. However, mixed methods approaches are becoming increasingly popular nowadays, and practices of combining qualitative and quantitative research components at…
Descriptors: Evidence, Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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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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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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Martelo, Maira L. – Research in the Schools, 2011
This article presents a process for utilizing a bibliographic system built with Microsoft Excel as well as concept maps to organize and to synthesize information that can be included in a literature review. A review of the conceptual framework behind these tools is included as well as a detailed description about how to build the system in Excel.…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Maps, Scholarship, Bibliographies
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Hayden, H. Emily – Research in the Schools, 2011
In this qualitative study, 4 elementary classroom teachers who implemented a quasi-experimental study of reading fluency described their experiences. Themes that emerged from analysis of interview transcripts indicate that these teachers considered the value of the fluency study (benefit to students, curriculum fit, and feasibility), their…
Descriptors: Interests, Teachers, Reading Fluency, Intervention
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Nesmith, Suzanne M. – Research in the Schools, 2011
Reflection is considered a vital tool in shaping and informing preservice teachers' understanding of teaching and learning, especially in the context of field-based experiences. In this qualitative study, the field experience reflective journals of 2 groups of elementary education preservice teachers provided data to determine the influence of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Reflection
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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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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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Cotabish, Alicia; Dailey, Deborah; Hughes, Gail D.; Robinson, Ann – Research in the Schools, 2011
In order to increase the quality and quantity of science instruction, elementary teachers must receive professional development in science learning processes. The current study was part of a larger randomized field study of teacher and student learning in science. In two districts in a southern state, researchers randomly assigned teacher…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Faculty Development, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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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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