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Hayashi, Hajimu; Shiomi, Yuki – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2015
This study examined whether children understand that people selectively conceal or express emotion depending upon the context. We prepared two contexts for a verbal display task for 70 first-graders, 80 third-graders, 64 fifth-graders, and 71 adults. In both contexts, protagonists had negative feelings because of the behavior of the other…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Grade 1, Grade 3, Grade 5
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Anzai, Shinobu – Educational Review, 2015
In 1947 the Fundamental Law of Education (FLE) defined the pacifist principles for post-war Japanese education and was revised in 2006 for the first time in nearly 60 years. The revised FLE stipulates the importance of teaching love for country and region and Japanese culture and traditions with special emphasis on moral education. Today, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Patriotism, Elementary Education, Moral Values
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Jincho, Nobuyuki; Feng, Gary; Mazuka, Reiko – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
This study examined age-group differences in eye movements among third-grade, fifth-grade, and adult Japanese readers. In Experiment 1, Japanese children, but not adults, showed a longer fixation time on logographic kanji words than on phonologically transparent hiragana words. Further, an age-group difference was found in the first fixation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Japanese, Age Differences, Adults
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Nakano, Takahiro; Kasuga, Kosho; Murase, Tomohiko; Suzuki, Kazuhiro – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: Unhealthy lifestyles during childhood constitute a public health problem in Japan. However, current health education in Japan is ineffective in counteracting them. Previous studies contend that healthy lifestyles in children vary by academic grade and sex. This study examined changes throughout childhood suggests some intervention…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Life Style, Child Health
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Drent, Marjolein; Meelissen, Martina R. M.; van der Kleij, Fabienne M. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
Worldwide, the interest of policy-makers in participating in studies from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), such as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) has been growing rapidly over the past two decades. These studies offer the opportunity to relate the teaching and…
Descriptors: International Programs, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Data Analysis
Martin, Ron Reuel – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study was an investigation of student beliefs about their EFL education, and it was based upon the subjective task value component of the expectancy-value theory, a prominent theory of achievement motivation. The participants were three cohorts of Japanese public elementary school students (Cohort 1 from 2008; Cohort 2 from 2009; and Cohort 3…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Elementary School Students
Faux, Geoff; Brocklebank, Emma – Mathematics Teaching, 2012
This is an account of events in a real classroom when the notion that there is a distinction between calculation by counting, and calculation by structuring is a focus for learning. Pupils have "hands-on" experiences that support their understanding of "number". The teaching "aid" might be unfashionable in…
Descriptors: Computation, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning
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Sato, Masatoshi; Ballinger, Susan – Language Awareness, 2012
In this paper, both a cognitive and a sociocultural theoretical perspective are used to bring together findings from two studies that investigated the effects of instruction designed to enhance the potentially positive effect of peer interaction on L2 development. Despite differences between the studies' learning contexts, participants' age, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Immersion Programs, Metalinguistics, Grade 3
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Yasumitsu, Tatsuo; Nogawa, Haruo; Hatano, Yoshiro – ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 2011
This study examined the impact of a short-time coordination program conducted during recess periods on improving agility in elementary school students. The subjects consisted of 60 third grade students, who were randomly assigned to an experimental group (n = 29) and a control group (n = 31). The experimental group completed a coordination program…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Elementary School Students, Exercise
Chen, Jung-chih; Chen, Chia-huang – Online Submission, 2011
In the study reported here, the authors examined the LEs (learning expectations) related to Grades 1 to 8 number and quantity in mathematics across several US states and high performing TIMSS (Third International Mathematics and Science Study) Asian countries, including Singapore, Taiwan and Japan. The general strategy used is based on the topic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expectation, Mathematics Education, Course Content
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Saito, Eisuke; Hien, Do Thi; Hang, Khong Thi Diem – Improving Schools, 2010
This article explores the case of a Vietnamese teacher whose conception of teaching changed greatly following a short but intensive series of lessons based on the Japanese experiences with atomic bombs. The following three issues are considered: 1) what types of efforts teachers should make to increase the depth of their lessons, on the basis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Organization, Educational Practices, Peace
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Kinda, Shigehiro – Educational Psychology, 2010
The present study used a new assessment technique, the story-generation task, to examine students' understanding of subtraction scenes. The students from four grade levels (110 first-, 107 third-, 110 fourth- and 119 sixth-graders) generated stories under the constraints provided by a picture (representing Change, Combine or Compare scene) and a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 3, Grade 4
Chen, Jung-chih; Cai, Wang-ting – Online Submission, 2009
This study analyzes the learning expectations related to grades 1-8 algebra across several U.S. states and high performing TIMSS Asian countries and regions, including Singapore, Taiwan and Japan. In order to narrow and focus the investigation, only one topic within the strand is carefully reported. Based on the official curriculum documents,…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Algebra
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Hart, Lynn – SRATE Journal, 2009
This paper describes implementation of a Lesson Study project with third grade teachers in a small school district to study the development of the critical lenses (perspectives) necessary for meaningful lesson study work. Adapting the Lesson Study process to meet school system needs, two outside facilitators stimulated teacher thinking with math…
Descriptors: Small Schools, School Districts, Grade 3, Mathematics Teachers
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Haxhi, Jessica; Yamashita-Iverson, Kazumi – Learning Languages, 2009
Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School (MIMS) is the only elementary school in Waterbury that has a world language program and is one of only two elementary Japanese programs in Connecticut. In the past 15 years, more than 1500 students have participated in its Japanese Language and Culture (JLC) Program in grades Prekindergarten through 5th. The JLC…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Grades (Scholastic), Japanese, Block Grants
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