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Fung, Wing-kai; Chung, Kevin Kien-hoa; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi – Early Education and Development, 2019
The present study investigated gender differences in social mastery motivation, vocabulary knowledge, behavioral self-regulation, and socioemotional skills and examined the relationships among this knowledge and these skills by gender. Participants were 134 Chinese children (68 boys, M age = 3.80; 66 girls, M age = 3.89) and their parents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Interpersonal Competence, Social Behavior
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Wong, Simpson W. L.; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi; Chow, Bonnie Wing-Yin; Chung, Sandrine Man-Chi – AERA Open, 2019
Learning to read two scripts at a young age is a demanding task. This study aims to develop games for building fundamental code-related emergent literacy skills among biscriptal preschoolers. We developed five games and tested them on a sample of 102 Chinese kindergarteners. The participants were aged 4 to 5 years and were learning English as a…
Descriptors: Chinese, English (Second Language), Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children
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McVeigh, Claire; Wylie, Judith; Mulhern, Gerry – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
Working memory (WM) is a recognised component of executive function and has undergone scrutiny in terms of bilingual and monolingual performance comparisons. Research to date, however, has not consistently replicated the presence of bilingual advantage. The present study examined short-term (STM) and WM in immersion-educated children and a matched…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Verbal Ability, Bilingualism, Task Analysis
ElAdl, Adel M.; Saad, Mourad Ali Eissa – Online Submission, 2019
This study aims to investigate the effect of a brain-based learning program on working memory and academic motivation among tenth grade Omanis students. The sample was selected from students in the tenth grade in basic education in the Sultanate of Oman. The participants in this study were 75 preparatory school students. Experimental group (EG)…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Teaching Methods, Short Term Memory, Student Motivation
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Mastrantuono, Eliana; Saldaña, David; Rodríguez-Ortiz, Isabel R. – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
We tested the capability of deaf adolescents, including a group of users of cochlear implants, to generate inferences during spoken language comprehension and whether they benefited from the use of sign-supported speech (SSS). Stimuli consisted of 24 short video-recorded texts in spoken language and in SSS. Participants responded to literal and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Adolescents, Assistive Technology, Hearing Impairments
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Fabio, Rosa Angela; Buzzai, Caterina – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
The purpose of this two-phase study was to validate the giftedness checklist of Sommer, Fink, and Neubauer (2008) in the Italian context, in both the version for teachers and for parents. The first phase was conducted with a sample of 570 children, 392 parents, and 136 teachers, with the aim of exploring the instrument factor structure, and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Check Lists, Foreign Countries
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Luisier, Anne-Claude; Petitpierre, Genevieve; Clerc Bérod, Annick; Garcia-Burgos, David; Bensafi, Moustafa – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study assessed whether olfactory familiarization can render food odors more pleasant, and consequently food more attractive, to children with autism spectrum disorder. Participants were first presented with a series of food odors (session 1). Then, they were familiarized on four occasions (time window: 5 weeks) with one of the two most…
Descriptors: Olfactory Perception, Familiarity, Child Behavior, Food
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Sun, Sumin; Schweizer, Karl; Ren, Xuezhu – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2019
This study examined whether there is a developmental difference in the emergence of an item-position effect in intelligence testing. The item-position effect describes the dependency of the item's characteristics on the positions of the items and is explained by learning. Data on fluid intelligence measured by Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Test Items, Difficulty Level, Short Term Memory
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Bartolucci, Marco; Mattioli, Francesco; Batini, Federico – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2019
In recent years, the authors have witnessed the rebirth of board games. This contribution aims to investigate the educational potential of non-random board games in two ways: the comparison of performances of "expert adult players" and "adult non-players" through a correlation study (n=45) and the comparison between the results…
Descriptors: Games, Expertise, Adults, Children
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Stavans, Anat; Seroussi, Batia; Zadunaisky Ehrlich, Sara – Journal of Literacy Research, 2019
Writing argumentative texts is a hallmark of literacy attainments with a long and laborious trajectory. The present study explored the incipient stages in argumentative texts written by 293 Hebrew-speaking Israeli children in second, third, fourth, and fifth grades. The literacy cognitive, transcriptional, linguistic, and reading abilities were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills, Literacy