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Hashash, Mona; Abouchedid, Kamal; Abourjeily, Suzanne – SAGE Open, 2018
This study investigates the patterns of student-teacher interaction in five elementary public schools in Lebanon along four dimensions of classroom environment: teachers' expectations, teachers' feedback, use of the students' ideas, and students' attitude toward school using Grounded Theorizing and Symbolic Interactionist approaches. Thirty-three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Public Schools, Grade 6
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LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Jamil, Faiza; Pianta, Robert C.; Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz; DeCoster, Jamie – SAGE Open, 2018
This study examined how overall quality and within-day consistency in fifth graders' teacher-student interactions related to feelings about, engagement, and academic performance in school. Participants were 956 children in a national study. Students who experienced higher quality interactions reported more positive feelings about school, were more…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Grade 5, Psychological Patterns, Academic Achievement
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Lashley, Lidon – SAGE Open, 2017
This study was undertaken to determine the effects of computer-aided instruction on mathematics performance of pupils at the Grade 4 level in Region 5. This focus was due to the trend of poor performances in mathematics at the National Grade 4 assessments for the past 5 years. Four intact Grade 4 classes in two primary schools were used in this…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Teaching Methods
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Núñez, Amy J.; Meráz García, Martín – SAGE Open, 2017
This study uses empirical data from a version of the Clark doll experiment and Latina/o Critical Race Theory (LatCrit) to determine the factors that shape the perceptions of college among 35 randomly selected Latina/o children in Grades 2nd to 5th. The findings of this study lead to two conclusions: (a) that Latina/o children hold their…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Educational Attitudes
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Sørlie, Mari-Anne; Ogden, Terje; Olseth, Asgeir Røyrhus – SAGE Open, 2016
Research on teacher outcomes of the School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) model has been scarce. The present study adds to the knowledge base by examining the effects of the Norwegian version of SWPBS (N-PALS) on school staffs' behavior management practices and on their individual and collective efficacy. Questionnaire data were collected…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Outcomes of Education, Models, Foreign Countries
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Slater, Sandy; Full, Kelsie; Fitzgibbon, Marian; Uskali, Amber – SAGE Open, 2015
As youth obesity rates remain at unacceptably high levels, particularly across underserved populations, the promotion of physical activity has become a focus of youth obesity prevention across the United States. Thus, the purpose of this study was to develop and test the reliability and validity of a self-reported questionnaire on home, school,…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Test Validity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Bulut, Okan; Palma, Jose; Rodriguez, Michael C.; Stanke, Luke – SAGE Open, 2015
Noncognitive characteristics are gaining importance in addressing the persistent challenges facing youth in diverse settings. Measurement invariance of two youth developmental assets, Support and Positive Identity, is evaluated across grade levels and English language learner (ELL) subgroups of Latino students in 6th through 12th grade.…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Mohanty, Atasi – SAGE Open, 2015
This study attempts to assess and compare the residential and non-residential schoolchildren in information-processing skills and creative thinking abilities. A sample of 80 children from Classes 5 and 7 were selected from two types of schools, residential/ashram (02) and non-residential/formal schools (02) in Bolpur subdivision of West Bengal in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Residential Schools