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van der Kleij, Sanne W.; Groen, Margriet A.; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2019
This study investigated in a longitudinal design how 74 Dutch children with dyslexia and 39 typically developing peers differed in sequential versus spatial implicit learning and overnight consolidation, and it examined whether implicit learning related to (pseudo)word reading development in Grades 5 and 6. The results showed that sequential, but…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Predictor Variables, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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Koopman, Maaike; Thurlings, Marieke; den Brok, Perry – Research Papers in Education, 2019
In this study, we investigated which teacher characteristics influence student proficiency development regarding fractions in Grade 5 of Dutch primary education. At least three domains of research (i.e. perspectives) on effective teaching can be distinguished: studies focusing on teachers' background characteristics, on their knowledge and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students
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Uiterwijk-Luijk, Lisette; Krüger, Meta; Volman, Monique – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Inquiry-based working contributes to teacher professionalization and educational improvements. This article presents the key findings of a qualitative case study carried out in three primary schools in the Netherlands. That study focused on the inquiry-based working of school boards, school leaders and teachers, with the goal of better…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Boards of Education, Educational Improvement
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Thurlings, Marieke; Koopman, Maaike; den Brok, Perry; Pepin, Birgit – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2019
In this study, the variety in quality of instruction in fraction lessons at Grade 5 in Dutch primary schools was investigated. Twenty-four teachers participated in the study. To examine the quality of instruction of fraction lessons, Hill's mathematical quality of instruction framework and general pedagogical instruction strategies (seen to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Fractions, Instructional Materials, Grade 5
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Gruhn, Sophie; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
We investigated the efficiency of briefly presenting word forms (visual dictation) over and above word copying in 5 computerized repeated spelling training sessions of Dutch rule-based and loan words in advanced spellers in primary school. Using repeated measures analyses of variance, we compared the effects of 2 spelling feedback conditions in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Nieuwenhuis, Gera; Kooij, Yvette; Dijkstra, Tineke; Cloosterman, Ingrid – World Journal of Education, 2019
Student autonomy is a much discussed topic in educational practice and research. In this study, primary school teachers reported what they do to support the autonomy of their students and students mentioned how they perceived autonomy in the classroom. From the findings of a focus group, consisting of 10 teachers from the upper years, six aspects…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Differences, Teacher Student Relationship