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Purwadi, I. Made Ari; Sudiarta, I. Gusti Putu; Suparta, I. Nengah – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study aimed at: (1) determining whether the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) strategy has a positive effect on students' mathematical conceptual understanding (MCU) and students' mathematical representation (MR) on fractions; (2) describing how CPA strategy can improve students' MCU and students' MR on fractions. This research used a mixed…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Pictorial Stimuli
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Acar, Hakan; Eler, Nebahat – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of 8-week balance exercises on the speed and agility in 10-12 year-old children in physical education lessons. A total of 789 students participated in the study voluntarily. The students were randomly divided into two as experimental group (n=399) and control group (n=390). In addition to their…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Preadolescents, Physical Education, Training
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Garcia, Alejandro; Abrego, Jesus; Jauregui, John – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Technology continues to be a driving force for change in instructional practices. Principals have transitioned from managers to instructional leaders that support innovative technology practices. This study sampled 30 elementary school principals' technology usage from two school districts and focused on discovering the hardware and software used…
Descriptors: Principals, Management Systems, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Schools
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Clark, Andrew F.; Wilk, Piotr; Gilliland, Jason A. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Some Canadian schools have modified their daily schedules from the traditional school day (TSD) schedule (two 15-minute breaks and one 60-minute break) to a balanced school day (BSD) schedule (two 40-minute breaks). While this change increases daily planning and instructional time, it also changes the amount of time available for…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Cho, Hyonsuk; Wang, X. Christine; Christ, Tanya – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
When young refugee English language learners (ELLs) start formal schooling in the United States, the social-emotional learning (SEL) appropriate for the U.S. school context may be especially unfamiliar to them. By interviewing six elementary school teachers, this exploratory study examined how teachers describe refugee ELLs' social-emotional…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Refugees, English Language Learners
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Strekalova-Hughes, Ekaterina; Wang, X. Christine – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Foregrounding the lived experiences and voices of children from refugee backgrounds, the authors adapted culturally sustaining pedagogy and refugee critical race theory frameworks to investigate how Nepali, Somali, and South Sudanese children from refugee backgrounds whose families resettled in western New York perceive family storytelling. The…
Descriptors: Refugees, Story Telling, Culturally Relevant Education, Critical Theory
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Kroeger, Janice; Mariyam, Mustary; McTeer, Janis S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Ethnographic methodology across place and time is used to describe the perspectives of one young refugee boy and his father within the son's school experience. The research illuminates the cultural histories of refugee experience through the Pa'Ndau. The social position of visual texts within Hmong quilts in the son's elementary school and…
Descriptors: Hmong People, Fathers, Sons, Refugees
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Mark, Lauraliisa; Värnik, Airi; Sisask, Merike – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Bullying has been associated with many mental health problems. The effect of bullying has been found to be affected by the way students are involved in bullying. The purpose of the study was to explore the association between mental well-being, hopelessness, and being involved in bullying (as a bully, victim, or bully-victim), and to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Mental Health, Well Being
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Kennedy, Laura M.; Oviatt, Rae L.; De Costa, Peter I. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Recognizing the inherent value of refugee youth's diverse and powerful linguistic and cultural capital, this case study adds to the growing body of research regarding refugee youth's intersecting identities and multiliteracies by exploring (1) how youth who have settled in the American Midwest as refugees express their emerging notions of identity…
Descriptors: Refugees, Identification (Psychology), Cultural Capital, Multiple Literacies
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Gråstén, Arto; Yli-Piipari, Sami – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: In this study, we examined the development of children's moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and physical education (PE) enjoyment through the Physical Activity as Civil Skill Program 2012-2014. Methods: Participants were 661 (265 intervention, 396 control) elementary school children in central and northeast Finland. The…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Learner Engagement, Children
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Çolak, Halil – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of the body mass index in children between the ages of 7-10 on their physical activity levels. The target population of the study is children between the ages of 7 and 10. The sample population consists of children between the ages of 7 and 10 who continue their primary education in various…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Children, Body Composition, Foreign Countries
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Girmen, Pinar; Özkanal, Ümit; Dayan, Gökhan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to define the role of digital storytelling in improving writing skills. The study was designed as an action research. The study sample consisted of 22 fourth grade students in a public elementary school in Eskisehir, Turkey. Data were collected in 2017-2018 fall term through full participant observation, researcher's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Language Arts, Computer Uses in Education
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Baysal, Zeliha Nurdan; Araç, Kamil Ersin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This research aims to examine the elementary school teachers' levels of satisfaction in terms of their main field of study based on some demographic variables under such sub-dimensions as "teaching staff, counseling, management, resources, computer facilities, courses and curriculum." Quantitative screening method was used in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Student Satisfaction
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Bugdayci, Selçuk – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study is a descriptive research study, which was conducted to determine personal and social responsibility levels of secondary school students. The research group is comprised of 602 (285 females, 317 males) students who are studying at the state schools under the Directorate of National Education in Konya Province. In obtaining the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Responsibility, Social Responsibility
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Dogan, Zeynep – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to examine the application process of preservice primary school teachers in primary schools within the scope of teaching practice course. In addition, the aim of this study is to evaluate the preservice teachers' mathematics teaching competencies by the practice teachers in their schools. For the purpose of the study,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers, Competence, Student Attitudes
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