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Having Our Say: Middle Grade Student Perspectives on School, Technologies, and Academic Engagement
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Journal of Research on Technology in Education Volume 40, Number 4, ISSN 1539-1523

Abstract

Growing consensus among policy makers and educators alike suggests that our education system must be transformed to address the needs of a global society as well as the needs of the 21st century student. Often overlooked as a resource, students can contribute a valuable perspective on education. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to learn from middle grades students, through surveys and focus groups, what engages them to achieve in school. The findings, which centered on student perspectives of school, uses of technologies in and out of school, and academic engagement, are viewed within the context of global changes and the new demands that this trend places on education. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)

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Spires, H.A., Lee, J.K., Turner, K.A. & Johnson, J. (2008). Having Our Say: Middle Grade Student Perspectives on School, Technologies, and Academic Engagement. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 40(4), 497-515. Retrieved January 28, 2020 from .

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