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Mujawamariya, Donatille; Hamdan, Amani – Canadian Journal of Education, 2013
The growing diversity of Ontario's population is increasing pressure on the education system to ensure that all students receive equal opportunities to excel academically and develop personally. Students are more likely to succeed if their own racial, ethnic, and cultural identity is reflected in the classroom. This observation applies no less to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Science Education, STEM Education
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Ulker, Riza – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
This study reveals that Turkish kindergarten through 8th Grade (K-8) students draw nature pictures in a certain way; range of mountains in the background, a sun, a couple of clouds, a river rising from the mountains. There are similarities in the K-8 students' nature drawings in the way these nature items are organized on a drawing paper. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Art, Freehand Drawing, Physical Environment
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Bailey, Erin L.; van der Zwan, Rick; Phelan, Thomas W.; Brooks, Anna – Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 2012
This study served as a pilot evaluation of the efficacy of the 1-2-3 Magic Program (Phelan, 2003) as a brief parenting intervention for families with a school-aged child. Nine Australian families assigned to either a wait-listed control group (n = 4) or to one that received immediate intervention (n = 5), participated in a randomized controlled…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Parent Education, Child Rearing
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Nyoni, Tsitsi; Nyoni, Mika – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2012
The research looks at the phenomenon of composite classes as experienced by the Murezi community. To gather the required data and to have an in-depth understanding of the Murezi school experience, the case study was employed and the questionnaire, interview and on-site observations were employed as data gathering instruments. The three were used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Age Grouping, Case Studies, Questionnaires
Debraggio, Elizabeth; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Stiefel, Leanna – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2011
Immigration and migration to New York City (NYC) collectively create a dynamic population of students. In this brief the authors use a decade of detailed, longitudinal data on NYC's 1st-8th graders to explore both the "stock" of students enrolled and the "flow" of new entrants in each academic year. Together, these paint a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Immigration, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Weiss, Silvana; Grabner, Roland H.; Kargl, Reinhard; Purgstaller, Christian; Fink, Andreas – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2010
Behavioral and neurophysiological effects of a computer-aided morphological training protocol were examined in German-speaking children from Grades 3 to 9. Study 1 compared morphological awareness, reading, and spelling skills of 34 trained children with an untrained control group of 34 children matched for age, sex, and intelligence. All…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Spelling, Reading Skills, Morphology (Languages)
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Veronneau, Marie-Helene; Vitaro, Frank; Brendgen, Mara; Dishion, Thomas J.; Tremblay, Richard E. – Developmental Psychology, 2010
This study tested a transactional model of reciprocal influences regarding students' peer experiences (peer acceptance, peer rejection, and friends' academic achievement) and students' academic achievement from middle childhood to early adolescence. This longitudinal model was tested on 452 students (198 girls), mostly Caucasian and French…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Adolescents, Children, Friendship
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Haug, Ellen; Torsheim, Torbjorn; Sallis, James F.; Samdal, Oddrun – Health Education Research, 2010
The school is an important setting for physical activity. The purpose of the present study was to examine the association between physical environmental characteristics and participation in daily physical activity during school breaks. Data from 130 schools and 16 471 students (Grades 4-10) in Norway were obtained in 2004 through self-administered…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level
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Trach, Jessica; Hymel, Shelley; Waterhouse, Terry; Neale, Ken – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2010
Addressing the impact of peer bystanders on school bullying, this cross-sectional study examined whether student responses to bullying that they witnessed varied as a function of sex and grade. In a school-based survey regarding social experiences at school, Grade 4 to 11 students (N = 9397, 51% male) who reported witnessing bullying (68%) rated…
Descriptors: Bullying, Females, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences
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Vaillancourt, Tracy; Brittain, Heather; Bennett, Lindsay; Arnocky, Steven; McDougall, Patricia; Hymel, Shelley; Short, Kathy; Sunderani, Shafik; Scott, Carol; Mackenzie, Meredith; Cunningham, Lesley – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2010
Students' perceptions of school safety and experiences with bullying were examined in a large Canadian cohort of 5,493 girls and 5,659 boys in Grades 4 to 12. Results indicate notable differences in when and where students felt safe based on their own perceptions of safety and their own experiences with bullying, particularly across elementary and…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Student Attitudes, Bullying, School Safety
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Van den Broeck, Wim; Geudens, Astrid; van den Bos, Kees P. – Developmental Psychology, 2010
This article presents empirical evidence challenging the received wisdom that a nonword-reading deficit is a characteristic trait of disabled readers. On the basis of 2 large-scale empirical studies using the reading-level match design, we argue that a nonword-reading deficit is the consequence of normal developmental differences in word-specific…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Disabilities, Developmental Stages
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