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Touw, Kirsten W. J.; Vogelaar, Bart; Bakker, Merel; Resing, Wilma C. M. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019
This study aimed to combine the use of electronic technology and dynamic testing to overcome the limitations of conventional static testing, and adapt more closely to children's individual needs. We investigated the effects of a newly developed computerized series completion test using a dynamic testing approach and its relation to school…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
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Barnes, Nicole; Fives, Helenrose; Brighton, Catherine M.; Moon, Tonya R. – Elementary School Journal, 2019
The purpose of this investigation was to explore elementary teachers' beliefs about data and data use. Archived data from 2 research projects were used to address the following research questions: What are kindergarten and fifth-grade literacy teachers' beliefs about data and data use? What functions do the beliefs serve in teachers' actual use of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Literacy Education, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Simanowski, Stefanie; Krajewski, Kristin – Child Development, 2019
This study assessed the extent to which executive functions (EF), according to their factor structure in 5-year-olds (N = 244), influenced early quantity-number competencies, arithmetic fluency, and mathematics school achievement throughout first and second grades. A confirmatory factor analysis resulted in updating as a first, and inhibition and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Executive Function, Mathematics Skills, Cognitive Processes
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Bulunuz, Mizrap; Koç, Demet – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
The aim of the study is to evaluate pre-service teachers' views and experiences regarding integrated guided reading practices in kindergarten. 66 senior pre-service teachers participated in the study. The views and experiences of the pre-service preschool teachers were analyzed qualitatively. The analysis of the interviews and observations…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Reading Instruction
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Grasby, Katrina L.; Coventry, William L.; Byrne, Brian; Olson, Richard K. – Child Development, 2019
Socioeconomic status (SES) has been found to moderate the influence of genes and the environment on cognitive ability, such that genetic influence is greater when SES is higher, and the shared environment is greater when SES is lower, but not in all Western countries. The effects of both family and school SES on the heritability of literacy and…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Literacy, Numeracy, Foreign Countries
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Cornu, Véronique; Schiltz, Christine; Pazouki, Tahereh; Martin, Romain – Applied Developmental Science, 2019
Visuo-spatial training is considered a promising approach to provide young children with a sound foundation for later mathematical learning. We developed and implemented a tablet-based visuo-spatial intervention in kindergarten classrooms aiming to foster the development of children's visuo-spatial and numerical abilities. A sample of N = 125…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Spatial Ability, Training, Young Children
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Samur, Yavuz – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
Learning letters is an important area of language learning, conducive to the beginning of reading and writing. Indeed, today's generation prefers to learn through digital games rather than through formal teaching processes. Inspired by this need, the researcher designed this study (a) to test the effectiveness of an instructional digital game,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Dogan, Zeynep – World Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of the study is to investigate the errors that first grade students have made in their writing of vertical numbers which have just been applied by removing cursive writing. Considering the aim of the study, vertical number writing styles of the first-grade students in primary school were analyzed. The sample of the study consists of 116…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Handwriting
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Waters, Chelsea L.; Friesen, Amber – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Families raising young children diagnosed with multiple disabilities encounter experiences that are often unique and extend well beyond the early childhood years due to the intensity and severity of their child's needs. The contexts of these families must be understood to provide meaningful services and supports, particularly during the child's…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Rearing, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Attitudes
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Yang, Weipeng – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
School leadership plays a critical role in providing appropriate and sustainable curriculum practices. However, there remain significant knowledge gaps in understanding early childhood curriculum leadership in Chinese contexts. In order to examine early childhood curriculum leadership in such contexts, this study analyses and interprets data from…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development, Leadership Responsibility, Preschool Curriculum
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Kikas, Eve; Tang, Xin – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
This study examined relations between child-reported teacher emotional support, teaching practices, and children's task-persistent learning behaviour. The study was carried out in Estonia, where a students' first teacher advances with his/her students and teaches all primary subjects in the first 3 years of schooling. In total, 660 sixth-grade…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Persistence, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students
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Fischer, Jean-Paul; Sander, Emmanuel; Sensevy, Gérard; Vilette, Bruno; Richard, Jean-François – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Ensuring students correctly understand the notion of equality is a fundamental problem in teaching mathematics. Is it possible to teach arithmetic in such a way that students do not misinterpret the equal sign "=" as indicating the result of an arithmetic operation and, consequently, viewing the arithmetic operation symbols (+, -, or x)…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness
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Santiago-Lugo, Schecyl M.; Hopple, Christine – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
Golf develops physical skills, provides opportunities for recreation and socialization, and is a lifelong physical activity -- making it a worthwhile addition to any physical education curriculum. This article provides information on how a three-day golf unit can be implemented with students in grades 2 and 3.
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Habeeb, Kawthar M.; Ebrahim, Ali H. – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This study examines the existing literature on information and communication technology and establishes that although there is a strong potential for these resources to generate improved student science concepts outcomes, many teachers fail to recognize that potential. The study then presents qualitative data acquired from teacher questionnaires,…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Teacher Evaluation
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Olsen, Bent – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2019
This article presents a study on plausible correlations between social background and educational values in a group of 700 employees in 80 Danish kindergartens. It investigates whether the pedagogical efforts of the staff are indebted to their living milieus of upbringing. The basic premises of research are developed along Pierre Bourdieu's theory…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Kindergarten, Correlation, Foreign Countries
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