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Sharp, Kimberlee A.; Purdum, Kelsey L. – Online Submission, 2019
One component of the United States' public school curriculum core is social studies. Since the No Child Left Behind Act (2001), elementary social studies has been marginalized, and in some cases, eliminated from the school day in favor of increased time for literacy and mathematics instruction. Kentucky's adoption of the ELA Common Core standards…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Social Studies, Common Core State Standards, Information Sources
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Graves, Michael F.; Elmore, Jeff; Fitzgerald, Jill – Elementary School Journal, 2019
This study described and analyzed the vocabulary of 4 current, best-selling core reading programs and developed word lists based on these analyses. Results showed a good deal of similarity but also some significant differences among the programs. Across grades 1-6, all of them included a substantial number of tokens (approximately 380,000-660,000)…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Reading Programs, Word Lists, Elementary Education
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Lederman, Judith; Lederman, Norman; Bartels, Selina; Jimenez, Juan; Akubo, Mark; Aly, Shereen; Bao, Chengcheng; Blanquet, Estelle; Blonder, Ron; Bologna Soares de Andrade, Mariana; Buntting, Catherine; Cakir, Mustafa; EL-Deghaidy, Heba; ElZorkani, Ahmed; Gaigher, Estelle; Guo, Shuchen; Hakanen, Arvi; Hamed Al-Lal, Soraya; Han-Tosunoglu, Cigdem; Hattingh, Annemarie; Hume, Anne; Irez, Serhat; Kay, Gillian; Kivilcan Dogan, Ozgur; Kremer, Kerstin; Kuo, Pi-Chu; Lavonen, Jari; Lin, Shu-Fen; Liu, Cheng; Liu, Enshan; Liu, Shiang-Yao; Lv, Bin; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; McDonald, Christine; Neumann, Irene; Pan, Yaozhen; Picholle, Eric; Rivero García, Ana; Rundgren, Carl-Johan; Santibáñez-Gómez, David; Saunders, Kathy; Schwartz, Renee; Voitle, Frauke; von Gyllenpalm, Jakob; Wei, Fangbing; Wishart, Jocelyn; Wu, Zhifeng; Xiao, Huang; Yalaki, Yalcin; Zhou, Qiaoxue – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Although understandings of scientific inquiry (as opposed to conducting inquiry) are included in science education reform documents around the world, little is known about what students have learned about inquiry during their elementary school years. This is partially due to the lack of any assessment instrument to measure understandings about…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Middle School Students, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Anthony, Elizabeth – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
Decades of research have shown that the quality of instruction a student receives has a greater impact than any other factor on his or her learning, but the emergence of the blended learning model has caused many teachers and leaders to focus on innovation and changing practices rather than on developing the research-based teacher practices that…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Elementary Education, Best Practices, Student Evaluation
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Günbatar, Mustafa Serkan; Bakirci, Hasan – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The aim of the study is to examine the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching intention of science and primary school pre-service teachers in terms of Computational Thinking (CT) skill, gender, grade level, daily computer usage, internet usage, smartphone usage, and the department variables. The study employs the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Intention, Computation, Thinking Skills
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DeAngelis, Corey A. – Journal of School Choice, 2019
I employ a year and country-level fixed-effects analytical technique to examine how private schooling could impact national stability using five different measures. I examine 177 different countries across the globe from 1999 to 2014. Most importantly, this technique allows me to conduct a quasi-experimental analysis by controlling for otherwise…
Descriptors: Private Education, School Choice, Foreign Countries, Government (Administrative Body)
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Tsimpli, Ianthi; Mukhopadhyay, Lina; Treffers-Daller, Jeanine; Alladi, Suvarna; Marinis, Theodoros; Panda, Minati; Balasubramanian, Anusha; Sinha, Pallawi – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
In the Indian context, concerns have been raised for many years about the learning outcomes of primary school children. The complexity of the issue makes it difficult to advise stakeholders on what needs to be done to improve learning in primary schools in India. As it has been shown that low socio-economic status is one of the key factors that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Multiple Literacies, Elementary Education
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Trani, Jean-François; Bakhshi, Parul; Mozaffari, Alan; Sohail, Munib; Rawab, Hashim; Kaplan, Ian; Ballard, Ellis; Hovmand, Peter – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
Access to education has been the central tenet of the Millennium Development Goal 2, which focused strongly on increasing enrolment yet failed to promote education quality and equity and address contextual complexities that sustain exclusion. As a consequence, many children are not learning. There is growing recognition that effective, efficient…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Rural Schools, Equal Education
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Martens, Sherry; Crawford, Kathryn – Childhood Education, 2019
An important aspect of bringing innovation to education is supporting children's own innovative thinking. Teachers are finding that escape room activities can provoke children's wonder and determination to pursue their curiosity, which builds a foundation for innovators of the future.
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Learning Activities, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Dittrich, Klaus – History of Education, 2019
Building upon an expanding literature on world exhibitions and international conferences as vehicles for the transnational circulation of educational knowledge during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, this article discusses the participation of Luxembourg at these events. It focuses on three thematic strands: the representation of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational History, Elementary School Students, Exhibits
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Hortigüela Alcalá, David; Palacios Picos, Andrés; López Pastor, Víctor – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
The use of formative and shared or co-assessment has been shown to improve the motivation, involvement and learning of university students. The aim of this study is to analyse the effect that implementing these processes has on university students' perception of their acquisition of transversal competences. The participants in the study were 1021…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Formative Evaluation, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Yuntao, Wu – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study aims at investigating Non-English major students' perception of factors that influencing English proficiency in China. The research was conducted by using a non-experimental quantitative research design by a questionnaire survey. A total 300 Non-English Major students from second year from different duration of learning English in Henan…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sjöberg, Lena – Education Inquiry, 2019
In 2011, new teacher education programmes were introduced in Sweden. This policy case study examines the outcome of the reform, focusing on the pedagogic discourses in the examination practise of the primary teacher education programme, but also on the possible effects of dividing teacher education for primary teachers into two specialisations:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Elementary Education
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Huck, Adam – Social Studies, 2019
While the primary focus of the Common Core Learning Standards is in improving literacy and math, elements of Social Studies topics and skills are emphasized. Primary source analysis and understanding multiple perspectives are just two examples. This article is grounded in a qualitative analysis of integrated instruction in two elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Social Studies, Common Core State Standards, Integrated Curriculum
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Setiani, Rahyu; Sanjaya, I Gusti Made; Jatmiko, Budi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The ARICESA model was designed to improve learning motivation and understanding of student concepts. This study aims to develop a valid, practical, and effective ARICESA model to improve learning motivation and conceptual understanding of science teacher pre-service elementary school. The model was developed using the Plomp design with a…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Student Attitudes, Models, Foreign Countries
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