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Zakharov, Wei; Strobel, Johannes; Diefes-Dux, Heidi A. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
This study investigates the impact of an elementary engineering education teacher professional development program on student learning. The results show a significant increase in students' knowledge in science from pre- to post-test as well as in engineering design from grade two to grade four. Further, the study uses multilevel modeling to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Engineering Education, Faculty Development, Social Capital
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Lam, Katie; Chen, Xi (Becky); Deacon, S. Hélène – Reading Research Quarterly, 2020
Understanding text in a second language can be particularly challenging. The authors explored the contribution of morphological awareness in children's first and second languages to development in second-language reading comprehension. Critically, the authors examined the role of a skill that might be at the heart of these cross-linguistic…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Suffixes
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Zhang, Xiao; Räsänen, Pekka; Koponen, Tuire; Aunola, Kaisa; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Child Development, 2020
Mathematical difficulties have been distinguished as mathematics learning disability (MLD) and persistent low achievement (LA). Based on 1,880 Finnish children who were followed from kindergarten (age 6) to fourth grade, this study examined the early risk factors for MLD and LA. Distinct groups of MLD (6.0% of the sample) and LA (25.7%) children…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Learning Disabilities
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Chaparro, Erin A.; Smolkowski, Keith; Jackson, Kathleen Ryan – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2020
Oregon's Effective Behavioral and Instructional Support Systems (EBISS) initiative was implemented in 25 school districts. The initiative trained and coached district leaders and teachers in the use of the EBISS model through the lens of implementation science. The EBISS model integrates school-wide positive behavior intervention and supports…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, State Programs, Coaching (Performance), Professional Development
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Sandberg, Gunilla; Norling, Martina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The aim of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of teachers' perspectives on promoting reading and writing for pupils with various linguistic backgrounds in grade 1. Focus group interviews were conducted with 17 teachers who work in preschool classes and in grade 1. The teachers' perspectives on reading and writing can be characterised as…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Álvarez-Cañizo, Marta; Martínez-García, Cristina; Cuetos, Fernando; Suárez-Coalla, Paz – Journal of Research in Reading, 2020
Background: Prosodic reading is one of the steps needed to achieve reading fluency. It is already known that English children develop their reading prosody from the earliest grades of primary school, showing the greatest improvement between first and second grade, but there are no Spanish studies of the development of reading prosody in the first…
Descriptors: Intonation, Suprasegmentals, Reading Fluency, Grade 1
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Yli-Panula, Eija; Jeronen, Eila; Rodriguez-Aflecht, Gabriela – Education Sciences, 2020
The primary aim of this qualitative study was to identify the landscapes that 7-12-year old Mexican students (n = 440) would like to conserve by analysing their drawings. Another aim was to determine the environmental relationship and environmental values of 5th and 6th graders (n = 152) by studying their texts. The data were analysed using mixed…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Conservation (Environment), Grade 5, Grade 6
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Pace, Tiffany – Science and Children, 2020
This article describes a group of second and third graders who began the school year 83% below reading proficiency. On surveys given at the beginning of the year, parents/guardians stated reading was the biggest concern for their child, and students stated they enjoyed hands-on activities, especially during science. To increase comprehension and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation
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Hustus, Chelsea L.; Owens, Julie Sarno; Volpe, Robert J.; Briesch, Amy M.; Daniels, Brian – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2020
The primary goal of this study was to assess the treatment sensitivity of four newly developed Direct Behavior Rating--Multi-Item Scales (DBR-MIS) that assess the domains of academic engagement, disruptive behavior, organizational skills, and oppositional behavior in the context of a Daily Report Card (DRC) intervention. To achieve this goal, we…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, Accountability, Elementary School Teachers
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Owens, Julie Sarno; Allan, Darcey M.; Kassab, Hannah; Mikami, Amori Yee – School Mental Health, 2020
The Academic Competence Evaluation Scales (ACES; DiPerna and Elliott in School Psychol Rev 31(3):293, 2002) is a 73-item teacher rating scale that assesses academic skills and enablers. The ACES Short Form (ASF) is a newly extracted 32-item short form of the ACES that has promising psychometric properties (Anthony and DiPerna in School Psychol Q…
Descriptors: Competence, Rating Scales, Academic Ability, Psychometrics
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Montgomery, Ivonne; Zwicker, Jill G. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
"Printing Like a Pro!" is a free program to help primary-grade students to print legibly. This pre-test post-test study aimed to evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of this program used in a teacher-taught printing club with occupational therapy support. Eleven students in grades 2 and 3 with persistently poor legibility attended the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Handwriting, Program Effectiveness, Clubs
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Chuang, Chi-ching; Reinke, Wendy M.; Herman, Keith C. – School Psychology, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the treatment effects of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management (IY TCM), a universal classroom management intervention, on the outcomes of children with aggressive behavior in elementary school. Classroom management has been demonstrated as a factor in either escalating children's aggressive…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Aggression
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Loman, Karen; Nickens, Nicole; Tye, Natalie; Danley, Angela; Snider, Karrie; McCoy, Ann; Diekmann, Susan; Gilbert, Angela – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Designing field embedded experiences for teacher candidates poses a unique challenge for large teacher education programs. Field experiences must include working with students, enhanced pedagogical coaching, and interaction within a professional community. Coursework coupled with field work should engage teacher candidates in a process of…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Peer Teaching, Feedback (Response), Teacher Educators
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Swanson, H. Lee; Kong, Jennifer; Petcu, Stefania D.; Asencio Pimentel, Monica Fiorella – Exceptional Children, 2020
This study investigated the prevalence of latent classes at risk for reading or math disabilities in elementary-age children whose first language is Spanish. To this end, children (N = 394) in Grades 1, 2, and 3 were administered a battery of vocabulary, reading, math, and cognitive measures in both Spanish and English. Three important findings…
Descriptors: Incidence, At Risk Students, Learning Disabilities, Reading Skills
Ramstetter, Catherine L.; Fink, Dale Borman – American Educator, 2019
The purpose of this article is to promote a deeper, more complex understanding of the challenge that "recess time" poses to elementary school educators and to thereby understand the practices in which they are currently engaging. Because teachers are expected to shepherd students through a vast array of learning standards while remaining…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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