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Academic Motivation of Immigrant and non-Immigrant AdolescentsAuthor(s): Shaljan Areepattamannil; John G. Freeman (2008)
This research tried to better understand the academic achievements of immigrant adolescents in the GTA.

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Black Canadian students' beliefs regarding education and academic achievementAuthor(s): Dr. Andrea Smith; Dr. Barry H. Schneider; Dr. Martin A Ruck
There are concerns about the educational outcomes of Black youth in North America. This research compared the academic and achievement-related beliefs of Black Canadian high school students in Toronto, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Bullying, student-teacher relationships, and academic performanceAuthor(s): Chiaki Konishi; Shelley Hymel; Bruno D. Zumbo; Zhen Li (2010)
Research conducted in Ontario schools has shown that large numbers of students experience violence and bullying in schools. Bullying has been found to have a negative impact on school performance and student development in general. This study looked at whether student’s academic performance is related to rates of bullying at school level, whether student-teacher connectedness has an impact on the bullying-achievement relationship and whether students who feel they have a positive relationship with their teachers perform well academically even if bullying happens at their school.

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Contextual Learning at Summer CampAuthor(s): Stephen Fine
This research explores how contexts linked to residential outdoor experiences (ROE) contribute to significant learning. It addresses the need for the reconsideration and restoration of routine outdoor programs in Ontario schools and teacher training in this area.

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Dropout Prevention and Intervention ProgramsAuthor(s): S. J. Wilson; E. E. Tanner-Smith; M. W. Lipsey; K. Steinka-Fry
This research snapshot was developed by the E-BEST team of Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and outlines a 2011 systematic review of dropout prevention programs by Wilson, S. J., Tanner‐Smith, E. E., Lipsey, M. W., Steinka‐Fry, K., & Morrison.

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Effective Practices for Math Teaching in Elementary SchoolsAuthor(s): R. E. Slavin; C. Lake (2007)
This research snapshot was developed by the E-BEST team of Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and outlines a 2007 systematic review of on different math programs available to elementary teachers by Slavin, R. E. , & Lake, C.

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Making Math Children Will LoveAuthor(s): Lynda Colgan (2014)
This summary was created by the What Works: Research into Practice program at the Ontario Ministry of Education

Evidence suggests that learning is energized by affect. We, as educators, must turn our attention to resources and strategies that improve students’ relationships with mathematics content and processes and pique students’ motivation, emotion, interest and attention.

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Student Self-handicapping in Mathematics ClassroomsAuthor(s): Janet Ferguson; Jeffrey Dorman (2003)
This study investigated the relationship between classroom environment and secondary students self-handicapping behaviour. The researchers define self-handicapping as a “proactive, avoidance behaviour... designed to manipulate other people’s perceptions of performance outcomes so that the self-handicapping student appears worthy to other people in the school”. Examples of self-handicapping behaviour include deliberately not trying in class, fooling around the night before an examination, and putting off studying until the last minute.

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The Effect of School Leadership on Student AchievementAuthor(s): Dr. John A. Ross; Dr. Peter Gray (2006)
This research study sought to evaluate the effects of principal leadership on student achievement. Ross and Gray (2006) re-analyzed results of data that had previously been reported
in other articles in order to test the influence of leadership, including
professional commitment and collective teacher efficacy, on student achievement.

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Volunteer Youth Exchange Programs and Second Language LearningAuthor(s): Stephanie Arnott; Callie Mady
Second language exchange programs provide students with an opportunity to practice their language skills in an authentic setting. This study examined the impact of a Volunteer Youth Exchange (VYE) program on participants’ motivation to learn a second language (French or English).

Specifically, the researchers focused on the following two research questions: 1) How do the participants’ motivation to learn a second language (L2) and their self-assessment of their L2 compare pre and post volunteer experience?, and 2) What aspects of the volunteer experience may have influenced VYE participants’ willingness to communicate in their second language?

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