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Martarelli, Corinna S.; Feurer, Emanuel; Dapp, Laura C.; Roebers, Claudia M. – Infant and Child Development, 2018
Whether a child is ready for school is of interest for different parties involved. With a person-centred approach, the present study examined 123 kindergarteners (59 girls, 64 boys) regarding their early executive functions and social skills profiles. Children were 6-7 years of age at the first measurement point (M = 6; 6, SD = 4.22, range = 5;…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Interpersonal Competence, School Readiness, Kindergarten
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Kornelaki, Athina C.; Plakitsi, Katerina – World Journal of Education, 2018
The present study aims to improve the quality and the effectiveness of Science Education in early grades along with the goals of UNESCO's emerging agenda for sustainable development and the 4th goal about quality in education. It examines the interaction between formal and non-formal education in designing and organizing complete educational…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Museums, Scientific Methodology, Science Education
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Vassilopoulos, Stephanos P.; Brouzos, Andreas; Koutsianou, Athina – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of a social and emotional learning (SEL) group to enhance first-grade students' school adjustment. A seven-session intervention program was conducted by two group leaders and included training in social and emotional skills. Pre- and post- and follow-up assessment data were collected from a total of 114…
Descriptors: Socialization, Emotional Development, Grade 1, Student Adjustment
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O'Connor, Patrick A.; Morsanyi, Kinga; McCormack, Teresa – Developmental Science, 2018
Ordinality is a fundamental feature of numbers and recent studies have highlighted the role that number ordering abilities play in mathematical development (e.g., Lyons et al. 2014), as well as mature mathematical performance (e.g., Lyons & Beilock, 2011). The current study tested the novel hypothesis that non-numerical ordering ability, as…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Tong, Xiuhong; McBride, Catherine; Ho, Connie Suk-han; Waye, Mary Miu Yee; Chung, Kevin Kien Hoa; Wong, Simpson Wai Lap; Chow, Bonnie Wing Yin – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
In this study, we investigated the contribution of morphological awareness (MA) in one language to word reading and vocabulary in another language in Hong Kong Cantonese-English speaking children, who learn Chinese and English in school in parallel from the age of 3.5 years onwards. Our sample consisted of 97 Cantonese-English speaking children…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Word Recognition, Vocabulary, Foreign Countries
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Lam, Katie; Chen, Xi – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
The purpose of the current study was to explore longitudinally the bidirectional cross-language effects between morphological awareness and vocabulary development across English and French over one year. Participants included 81 Grade 1 students and 75 Grade 2 students. All were non-native speakers of French, and demonstrated average English word…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), French, Language Skills, Grade 1
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Brickwedde, James – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2018
This article examines the importance of developing the notion of place value as a rate of ten. In exploring how to nurture this concept, the author looks at the role of the language of value, the problem types of multistep multiplication and addition along with measurement division, each with ten as an organizing unit, as well as strategically…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Multiplication
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Albano, Anthony D.; Christ, Theodore J.; Cai, Liuhan – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2018
Traditional psychometric methods have primarily been developed and applied in the context of high-stakes, large-scale testing. However, these methods are increasingly being used with classroom assessments, including progress monitoring measures where numerous test forms are administered over the course of an academic year. This article provides an…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Equated Scores, Raw Scores
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Borleffs, Elisabeth; Glatz, Toivo K.; Daulay, Debby A.; Richardson, Ulla; Zwarts, Frans; Maassen, Ben A. M. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
Early intervention programs are generally considered the most efficient and beneficial approach to providing support to struggling beginning readers. This paper discusses the theoretical background, development, and design of, as well as the first results obtained with, GraphoGame for Standard Indonesian, a technology-enhanced learning environment…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Indonesian, Reading Skills
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Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Silinskas, Gintautas; Kiuru, Noona; Pakarinen, Eija; Turunen, Tiina; Siekkinen, Martti; Tolvanen, Asko; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
This cross-lagged longitudinal study examines the evocative impact of a child's psychological adjustment on teachers' affective response and instructional support for a child, and the influence this support and response has on the child's subsequent adjustment. A hundred and seventeen Finnish teachers self-rated the instructional support they…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Psychological Patterns, Affective Behavior, Responses
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Bardhoshi, Gerta; Duncan, Kelly; Erford, Bradley T. – Professional School Counseling, 2018
This preliminary research examined the effectiveness of a classroom counseling intervention on student self-efficacy development. Five first-grade classrooms in a rural school with high rates of economic disparity were randomly assigned to either a set of 12 specialized lessons emphasizing self-efficacy or lessons from the existing core…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Intervention, Counseling Techniques, Self Efficacy
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Kruk, Richard S.; Luther Ruban, Cassia – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Visual processes in Grade 1 were examined for their predictive influences in nonalphanumeric and alphanumeric rapid naming (RAN) in 51 poor early and 69 typical readers. In a lagged design, children were followed longitudinally from Grade 1 to Grade 3 over 5 testing occasions. RAN outcomes in early Grade 2 were predicted by speeded and nonspeeded…
Descriptors: Naming, Reading Difficulties, Grade 1, Grade 2
Cleaver, Samantha L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The current study evaluated the effects of short-term, structured teacher training in Active Reading on student outcomes in listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. Active Reading is an approach to whole group read aloud that incorporates interactive shared reading and rich vocabulary instruction. Participants included…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension
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Odenbring, Ylva – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Research relating to children's views on their childhood and everyday activities, as well as comparative studies around this topic, is still lacking. From this background, the current study hopes to contribute new knowledge to this field of research. This study is a comparative study exploring how children aged 6-7 years experience their everyday…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Grade 1, Student Experience
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Coyne, Michael D.; Oldham, Ashley; Dougherty, Shaun M.; Leonard, Kaitlin; Koriakin, Taylor; Gage, Nicholas A.; Burns, Darci; Gillis, Margie – Exceptional Children, 2018
A large body of research supports the efficacy of small group reading interventions for students in Grades K through 3. However, there are few studies evaluating the effects of supplemental Tier-2 intervention implemented within a response to intervention (RTI) or multitiered systems of support (MTSS) framework. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Regression (Statistics), Educational Change, Supplementary Reading Materials
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