Through Their Eyes: Perspective Taking Activities For Social Studies Classes, 2018 Shorter University
Through Their Eyes: Perspective Taking Activities For Social Studies Classes, William Gary Cole, Gary Padgett
The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies
Perspective taking activities have been shown to yield a number of positive effects for students across disciplines. In this article, the authors provide two ready-to-teach lessons plans that encourage perspective taking through research, critical thinking, and creativity. By asking students to view history through the eyes of the people who lived it, these activities help students think deeply and creatively about social studies content.
Educational Attainment Of Immigrant Students In The United States: Generational Struggle Towards Success, 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Educational Attainment Of Immigrant Students In The United States: Generational Struggle Towards Success, Robin Das
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
Known as the land of opportunities, United States has always been a key attraction to outside world as the place where people can live up to their potential dreams. People migrate from far lands to settle down and find the missing link that was absent in their native country. Among numerous reasons, financial inefficiency and social and political insecurity at homeland, new immigration policies in the US, expectation of a better socio-economic lifestyle and a secure and prosperous future for their children are some key reasons why immigrants move out of their motherland and travel to America. They hope and ...
A Qualitative Study On How Students With Visual Impairments Perceive Environmental Issues, 2018 Trabzon University
A Qualitative Study On How Students With Visual Impairments Perceive Environmental Issues, Mustafa Ürey, Maşide Güler Mrs.
Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities
Although there is a growing emphasis on determining how people perceive environmental issues, the studies composed of functioning members of society who happen to have visual impairments are still scarce. The scope of this current paper is aimed at revealing the environmental issue perceptions of middle school students with such conditions. As a part of a large-scale study, this paper presents qualitative data gathered from a well-structured interview protocol. The participants of the study were fifteen Turks from different regions who fell into the aforementioned group. In order to analyse the data, a content analysis technique has been adopted. The ...
School Shouldn’T End When The Bell Rings: An Exploratory Homeschooling Study, 2018 Western University
School Shouldn’T End When The Bell Rings: An Exploratory Homeschooling Study, Mackenzie Dukelow
MA Research Paper
Homeschooling has experienced significant growth over the last several decades, yet little to no research has explored the relationship between homeschoolers and the public education system. Being the first to explore this relationship, the current study collected and examined data from 3 semi-structured interviews and 15 online homeschooling blogs in order to understand the growth of homeschooling in Ontario and the relationship between homeschooling and the public education system. The results of this study reveal the relationship between homeschoolers and the public education system varies significantly over time and locale, the challenges within each system and the difficulty of transitioning ...
Teaching Practices That Improve Performance, Attainment And Engagement: Results From A Longitudinal Study Of High School Students In Nsw, 2018 NSW Dept of Education. Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation
Teaching Practices That Improve Performance, Attainment And Engagement: Results From A Longitudinal Study Of High School Students In Nsw, Ian Mccarthy, Brianna Mccourt, Victoria Ikutegbe, Jin Zhou
2009 - 2018 ACER Research Conferences
This report builds on a body of evidence showing the positive effect of teaching and classroom practices on engagement, wellbeing and academic outcomes. Using two student cohorts in NSW government schools, Years 7 to 9 and Years 10 to 12, we have quantified the effects of quality instruction and other effective classroom practices as drivers of student outcomes (see Figure 1, p. 54). A common theme across both cohorts was the positive impact on key academic outcomes of teachers having high expectations and appropriately challenging all their students (as measured through the NAPLAN tests and Year 12 completion). Modelling also ...
Young Adult Book Review - Americanized: Rebel Without A Green Card, 2018 Louisiana State University
Young Adult Book Review - Americanized: Rebel Without A Green Card, Danielle M. Butcher
The Journal of Balanced Literacy Research and Instruction
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Utilizing Project-Based Learning To Increase Engagement And Performance In The High School Classroom, 2018 Kansas State University
Utilizing Project-Based Learning To Increase Engagement And Performance In The High School Classroom, Alan English
Prairie Journal of Educational Research
Project-based learning was incorporated into a high school American History course unit where students were expected to write an original history of the Vietnam War based exclusively on primary sources. Throughout the school year, students working as a collective unit worked to raise funds at school events for the purpose of surprising a class guest speaker, a Vietnam veteran, with a sponsored flight to Washington D.C. through Kansas Honor Flights. In addition to creating an experience of civic participation, student engagement (as measured by rate of completion of the project) and performance (as measured by average grade on ...
The Relationship Between Principal Longevity And Student Achievement In Middle Schools In New Jersey, 2018 Seton Hall University
The Relationship Between Principal Longevity And Student Achievement In Middle Schools In New Jersey, Douglas J. Petty
Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)
The purpose of this study was to determine the strength of the relationship between principal longevity in New Jersey public middle schools (Grades 6, 7 & 8) and students scoring at Levels 4 (meets expectations) and 5 (exceeds expectations) on the 2016-2017 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in both English language arts and mathematics. This study used existing empirical data from the New Jersey School Report Card and Data Universe. To put this relationship into better context, eight independent variables were examined in this study: principal’s length of time in a school, principal’s ...
Parents’ Involvement In Their Children’S Education: The Value Of Parental Perceptions In Public Education, John Duman, Hasan Aydin, Burhan Ozfidan
The Qualitative Report
The purpose of this study was to gather data from public school parents that would contribute to the understanding of parental involvement with school choice for their children and of parental involvement with educational organizations. We employed a case study approach as the methodological basis for eliciting 22 multi-racial parents perceptions’ about school climate and their child’s school choice. Our comprehensive in-depth semi-structured interviews, field notes, observations, and documents data collection process incorporated feedback from potential respondents from the outset of the design process to enhance data quality. Verbatim transcripts and documents were analyzed using a content and thematic ...
Summarizing Instruction In 11th-Grade U.S. History Course, 2018 Valdosta State University
Summarizing Instruction In 11th-Grade U.S. History Course, Robin A. Belue, James Martinez, Regina Suriel, Ellice P. Martin
Journal of Multicultural Affairs
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of summarizing strategies on students’ academic achievement, attitude, and engagement toward learning. The study involved 59 high school 11th-Grade U.S. History students. One class received direct instruction, while the other received summarizing instruction. Achievement was measured using pre- and posttest scores. Achievement scores for summarizing instruction students were slightly higher than direct instruction students. Students’ attitudes toward U.S. History were measured using a nine-item survey, and results indicated that both groups believed summarizing strategies were sound strategies for learning and remembering new content knowledge. The student ...
School Climate: A Comparison Of Teachers, Students, And Parents, 2018 East Tennessee State University
School Climate: A Comparison Of Teachers, Students, And Parents, James A. Jacobs
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This study was designed to examine the benefits of positive school climate and to measure the perceptions of school climate for intermediate grades in a Northeast Tennessee School district. An online school climate survey was used to collect responses from participants in intermediate grades and focused on the 3 major components of school climate: school engagement, school environment, and school safety. Data were collected for 2 consecutive years in 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. Response totals included 1,955 student responses, 116 teacher responses, and 210 parent responses that were analyzed and used for this study. Of the student totals, some students ...
Secondary Biology Instruction In The General Senior Secondary Schools Of Aceh Province Indonesia: An Analysis Of Teachers’ Opinions And Teaching Practices Related To The Indonesia Biology Curriculum 2013, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Secondary Biology Instruction In The General Senior Secondary Schools Of Aceh Province Indonesia: An Analysis Of Teachers’ Opinions And Teaching Practices Related To The Indonesia Biology Curriculum 2013, Wiwit Artika
Theses and Dissertations
My study was to discover the perceptions of general secondary senior high school biology teachers about the application of curriculum 2013. Their further opinions of biology topics and the instructional practices in the class have supported the findings of this study. In addressing this study, general senior secondary school (GSSS) biology teachers (n=286) from 22 districts in Aceh province randomly participated in my study. Thus, six (n=6) teachers were selected as convenience sampling to have a one-on-one phone interview. The data collected were analyzed descriptively (frequency and percentage) and thematically to answer the research questions.
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The Inclusion Of Media Literacy In The English Curriculum, 2018 The College at Brockport: State University of New York
The Inclusion Of Media Literacy In The English Curriculum, Nicole Manioci
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
Today, the digital world is ever changing. Teenagers all over the world are hypnotized by their tech-savvy devices. Their free time is spent on their smartwatches, cell phones, computers, or in front of their televisions and video games. When they arrive at school, they are expected to have the devices stored away and not have contact at all during the time they are at school. These students have lost their desire and passion for learning. The students need to have new and engaging ways to learn in the classroom, especially in English. Students have become disinterested in the teacher’s ...
Advanced College Credit Pathways: Six Undergraduates Reflect On Their Journeys As Writers, 2018 Louisiana State University
Advanced College Credit Pathways: Six Undergraduates Reflect On Their Journeys As Writers, Candence Malhiet Robillard
LSU Doctoral Dissertations
This study explored the writing habits and behaviors of six undergraduate students who earned advanced college credit from the International Baccalaureate diploma, Advanced Placement exam scores, or through dual enrollment partnerships with accredited colleges. Using narrative and case study methods, the study investigated the relationship between high school advanced credit composition courses and the requirements of undergraduate writing. At the time of the study the participants had already completed a minimum of three semesters of study on a college campus.Participants met a total of three times over the course of one semester. Inreflecting on their experiences and in sharing ...
Separate But (Un)Equal: A Review Of Resegregation As Curriculum: The Meaning Of The New Racial Segregation In U.S. Public Schools, Katherine H. Burr
The Qualitative Report
Resegregation as Curriculum: The Meaning of the New Racial Segregation in U.S. Public Schools (2016) by Rosiek and Kinslow exposes the reality of systemic racial resegregation occurring in U.S. public schools. The authors center the stories of students, educators, and community members affected by the resegregation in a powerful narrative that blends critical race theory and agential realism as theoretical frameworks. This book review offers a review of the authors' findings, commentary on their methodology, and recommended audiences.
Effects Of An Elementary Immersion Program On Academic Achievement In Core Subject Areas, 2018 Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Effects Of An Elementary Immersion Program On Academic Achievement In Core Subject Areas, Marlee Schmidt
Dissertations, Theses, and Projects
This study sought to find out if students who became bilingual score
higher, lower, or the same on standardized tests as their monolingual peers across
multiple disciplines. An answer was obtained by comparing the Minnesota
Comprehensive Assessment scores of Spanish language immersion students to
scores of non-immersion students for the following subject areas: reading in
grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10; math in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11; and science
in 5, 8, and high school. The scores used came from a graduating class of 2018
with approximately 342 students. Data was analyzed ...
Yeast: The Gateway To Redefining And Improving Biology Labs, 2018 Ursinus College
Yeast: The Gateway To Redefining And Improving Biology Labs, Connor Loomis
Biology Summer Fellows
Building off of collegiate research performed during the summer of 2018, this lesson plan outlines a lab for secondary students using yeast. Yeast is an affordable and convenient organism to introduce to secondary education, and students can learn a lot about biology through it. Essentially, the goal of the lab is for students to explore the effects of certain substances on the growth of yeast. While content is emphasized, this lesson plan also looks to build students’ understanding of science in general as well as proper laboratory skills and technique. In addition, it pushes students in their thinking as they ...
Literacy And Identity Investment In Secondary Drama Courses: Using Narrative Inquiry To Investigate Teacher Perceptions Of The Affordances Of Secondary Drama Courses In Ontario, 2018 The University of Western Ontario
Literacy And Identity Investment In Secondary Drama Courses: Using Narrative Inquiry To Investigate Teacher Perceptions Of The Affordances Of Secondary Drama Courses In Ontario, Megan Johnston
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This study investigated the teacher perceptions in regard to the literacy learning and identity investment opportunities within their own Drama classrooms in Ontario. This study also addresses the challenges that were present within Drama classes when teachers tried to celebrate and incorporate cultural, linguistic, and semiotic diversity.
The theoretical tools of the study include theories on multiliteracies and identity investment. Data presented in this paper emerged from semi-structured interviews with five teacher participants.
Findings of this study show that teachers perceived that their Drama classes offered a variety of multimodal opportunities for literacy and identity investment. These opportunities did not ...
Experiential Learning Builds Cybersecurity Self-Efficacy In K-12 Students, 2018 Penn State Berks
Experiential Learning Builds Cybersecurity Self-Efficacy In K-12 Students, Abdullah Konak
Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice
In recent years, there have been increased efforts to recruit talented K-12 students into cybersecurity fields. These efforts led to many K-12 extracurricular programs organized by higher education institutions. In this paper, we first introduce a weeklong K-12 program focusing on critical thinking, problem-solving, and igniting interest in information security through hands-on activities performed in a state-of-the-art virtual computer laboratory. Then, we present an inquiry-based approach to design hands-on activities to achieve these goals. We claim that hands-on activities designed based on this inquiry-based framework improve K-12 students’ self-efficacy in cybersecurity as well as their problem-solving skills. The evaluation of ...
How The Principals Of New Zealand Catholic Secondary Schools Understand And Implement Special Character, 2018 Australian Catholic University
How The Principals Of New Zealand Catholic Secondary Schools Understand And Implement Special Character, Siân Maree Owen
The purpose of this study is to explore how Catholic education authorities guarantee the Special Character of New Zealand Catholic schools. Since principals hold primary responsibilities in demonstrating evidence of Special Character of the Catholic school, this study particularly explores how secondary school principals fulfil this responsibility.
New Zealand Catholic schools are State integrated schools under the 1975 Private Schools Conditional Integration Act (PSCIA). This Act enabled private schools to be fully government funded, while continuing to maintain and enhance their Special Character. Special Character is important to the Catholic Church because it enables its schools to offer an authentic ...