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Coakley-Fields, Mary R. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
Elementary school teachers are expected to teach reading 'inclusively' to children with diverse learning needs. Yet, teachers face challenges in enacting inclusive practices that socially support children while academically engaging and challenging them. The purpose of this study was to examine the opportunities for engagement with reading…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Disabilities, Reading Teachers
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Ayan, Rukiye; Isiksal-Bostan, Mine – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine middle school students' proportional reasoning, solution strategies and difficulties in real life contexts in the domain of geometry and measurement. The underlying reasons of the difficulties were investigated as well. Mixed research design was adopted for the aims of the study by collecting data through…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Geometry
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Özgül, Fatih; Atan, Tülin; Kangalgil, Murat – Physical Educator, 2019
This experimental study compared the impact of the command style and inclusion style of physical education lessons on teaching basic volleyball skills to 6th graders during the 2014-2015 academic year. The 100 students in the research group were divided into three groups: control (n = 32), command style (n = 34), and inclusion style (n = 34). A…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Grade 6, Teaching Methods, Team Sports
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Smith, John D.; Schroeder, Cynthia; Smith, Rosalyn M. – Physical Educator, 2019
Pedometers are commonly used instruments that measure activity in children. While pedometers were designed to measure activity during walking, children often engage in other locomotor movements, such as skipping, galloping, and sliding. This study assessed the accuracy of two pedometers in children performing these movements and quantified the…
Descriptors: Measurement Equipment, Physical Activity Level, Accuracy, Children
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Granger, Ellen M.; Bevis, Todd H.; Southerland, Sherry A.; Saka, Yavuz; Ke, Fengfeng – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
This research examines factors influencing elementary science teacher learning as they participate in professional development with and enactment of educative curricula in comparison with learning following limited professional development and enactment of traditional curricula. Using a randomized cluster design (125 teachers and 2,694 students in…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Teachers
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Chesnutt, Katherine; Gail Jones, M.; Corin, Elysa N.; Hite, Rebecca; Childers, Gina; Perez, Mariana P.; Cayton, Emily; Ennes, Megan – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
This study examined the relationship between students' (N = 229) concepts of size and scale and students' achievement in science and mathematics over a 3-year period. Size and scale are considered one of the big ideas in science that permeates disparate science and mathematics content areas, yet little is known about the relationship between…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation, Science Instruction
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Ucak, Esra; Say, Serkan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to investigate the anxiety levels of secondary school students towards science course depending on a number of variables. Research sample consists of 2245 students who continue their education at public schools in Denizli (west of Turkey) in the academic year of 2017-2018. "Anxiety Scale for Science Course and "Personal…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Anxiety, Scientific Attitudes, Stress Variables
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Williams, Melanie; Tang, Kok-Sing; Won, Mihye – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
This paper reports on a multimodal teaching approach delivered to grade 5 elementary students in a bilingual school in Hong Kong, as part of a larger research study aimed at supporting English Language Learners (ELLs) in science class. As language demands of reading, writing and talking science place additional challenges on ELLs, there is much…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multisensory Learning, Learning Modalities, Grade 5
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Wang, Elaine Lin; Matsumura, Lindsay Clare – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
Writing analytically about text is a valued skill reflected in current academic standards. The quality of text-based writing opportunities in U.S. elementary schools, however, is generally weak, with variation in the rigor of the writing tasks teachers assign. Previous research suggests that teachers' beliefs about instruction significantly…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing (Composition), Elementary School Teachers, Grade 4
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Sporre, Karin – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to describe, critically analyse and discuss the Swedish system of assessing ethics education in compulsory school through national tests. The publicly available tests from 2013 for grades six and nine have been studied as have the assessment instructions for teachers. Staff responsible for the test construction have…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests
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Troyer, Margaret – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This study examines teacher implementation of an adolescent literacy curriculum designed as an intervention for students reading two years below grade level. Specifically, this work focuses on the adaptations made by four experienced teachers in a single school that sustained implementation of this curriculum after the intervention trial had…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Kan, Adnan; Bulut, Okan; Cormier, Damien C. – Educational Assessment, 2019
Item stem formats can alter the cognitive complexity as well as the type of abilities required for solving mathematics items. Consequently, it is possible that item stem formats can affect the dimensional structure of mathematics assessments. This empirical study investigated the relationship between item stem format and the dimensionality of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Test Items, Test Format, Problem Solving
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Buzick, Heather M. – Educational Assessment, 2019
Using two states' grades 3 through 8 state assessment databases, this study documents the extent to which students were assigned testing accommodations for ELA or mathematics in only one of two consecutive years. The percentage of students with disabilities who were assigned accommodations in the current year only or in the prior year only in a…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Measurement, Academic Achievement, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Ukrainetz, Teresa A. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2019
Purpose: This preliminary study investigated an intervention procedure employing 2 types of note-taking and oral practice to improve expository reporting skills. Procedure: Forty-four 4th to 6th graders with language-related learning disabilities from 9 schools were assigned to treatment or control conditions that were balanced for grade, oral…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Notetaking, Oral Language, Drills (Practice)
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Gokbulut, Yasin; Sen, Mustafa – Higher Education Studies, 2019
This paper aims to reveal primary teachers knowledge of the quadrilaterals about the concept of quadrilaterals by examining the definitions of the quadrilaterals. A total of four primary teachers, 1 female and 3 male teachers, participated in the study which determined by maximum diversity sampling. The data collection tool consisted of four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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