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Beach, Sara Ann; Ward, Angela – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
As an aspect of the confluence between schooling and lived experiences, children develop literate identities and build personal theories of literacy. The purpose of this study was to explore the construction or children's literate identity in different contexts. Four children, two from Canada and two from the United States, were interviewed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Context Effect
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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
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Hansen, Bobbi; Buczynski, Sandy – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
This paper offers a comparative reflection on how two nations, the U.S. and Lithuania, are implementing inquiry-based science in elementary classrooms. The qualitative study explored how fourth grade teachers in Southern California and in Lithuania employed effective inquiry-based strategies in their classrooms. A teacher's use of questioning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Elementary School Science
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Hopland, Arnt O. – International Education Studies, 2013
This paper studies the link between school facilities (buildings and grounds) and student achievement in eight countries using data from the TIMSS 2003 database. The results indicate a negative relationship, but the estimated coefficients are mainly insignificant. Interestingly, the coefficients differ heavily across countries. Whereas there seem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Facilities, School Buildings, Academic Achievement
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Ker, H. W. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Research addressed the importance of mathematics education for the students' preparation to enter scientific and technological workforce. This paper utilized Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 data to conduct a global comparative analysis on mathematics performance at varied International Benchmark levels. The…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Tests
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Huang, Min-Hsiung – Comparative Education Review, 2013
As more primary and secondary students worldwide seek after-school tutoring in academic subjects, concerns are being raised about whether after-school tutoring can raise average test scores without widening the variability in student performance, and whether students of certain ability levels may benefit more than others from after-school…
Descriptors: After School Education, Tutoring, Student Participation, Mathematics Education
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Marinus, Eva; Kohnen, Saskia; McArthur, Genevieve – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2013
This paper reports provisional Australian comparison data and scoring instructions for the "Test of Word Reading Efficiency" (TOWRE). The TOWRE is a popular reading fluency test used in reading research, classroom assessment and clinical practice. Approximate "norms" were obtained from children attending four primary schools in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Fluency, Comparative Analysis, Data
Chubb, John; Clark, Constance – Education Sector, 2013
With the adoption of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2002, the federal government signaled its intention to close achievement gaps in K-12 education, particularly for minority students. While there has been surprising progress in educating disadvantaged students since the law was passed, according to a new report released today by Education…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Government
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Yang, Yanyun; Chen, Yi-Hsin; Lo, Wen-Juo; Turner, Jeannine E. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012
Previous studies have shown that method effects associated with item wording produce artifactual factors and threaten scale validity. This study examines item wording effects on a scale of attitudes toward learning mathematics for Taiwanese and U.S. samples. Analyses from a series of CFA (confirmatory factor analysis) models support the presence…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Cross Cultural Studies, Test Items, Grade 4
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Zhang, Jie; Anderson, Richard C.; Wang, Qiuying; Packard, Jerome; Wu, Xinchun; Tang, Shan; Ke, Xiaoling – Applied Psycholinguistics, 2012
Knowledge of compound word structures in Chinese and English was investigated, comparing 435 Chinese and 258 Americans, including second, fourth, and sixth graders, and college undergraduates. As anticipated, the results revealed that Chinese speakers performed better on a word structure analogy task than their English-speaking counterparts. Also,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Grade 6, Verbs
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Oakes, Wendy Peia; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Cox, Meredith; Magrane, Ashley; Jenkins, Abbie; Hankins, Katy – Education and Treatment of Children, 2012
We offer a methodological illustration for researchers and practitioners of how to conduct a development study consistent with the parameters delineated by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES; U.S. Department of Education [USDE], 2010) to explore the utility of an existing Tier 1 intervention applied as a Tier 2 support within a three-tiered…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Behavior Disorders, Special Education, Intervention
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Boyd, Maureen P. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
What constitutes a successful lesson? A considerable body of literature examines instructional talk; however, little attention has been directed to situations in which teacher intentions (as captured by lesson plan) are stymied by unanticipated student response and the teacher must instantaneously reevaluate and revise an intended lesson. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Discourse Analysis, Student Reaction
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Sun, Haichun; Chen, Ang; Zhu, Xihe; Ennis, Catherine D. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
Teaching fitness-related knowledge has become critical in developing children's healthful living behavior. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a science-based, constructivist physical education curriculum on learning fitness knowledge critical to healthful living in elementary school students. The schools (N = 30) were randomly…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Constructivism (Learning), Grade 5
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Long, Tiffani; Bonds-Raacke, Jennifer M. – Reading Improvement, 2012
Literature on age of entry into formal education is inconsistent at best in determining if early or late entry impacts the educational experience in positive or negative ways. The purpose of the current study was to add to the literature by examining the relationship between age of entry into formal education and participation in the Accelerated…
Descriptors: School Entrance Age, Educational Experience, Context Effect, Elementary School Students
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Masters, Jessica; Magidin de Kramer, Raquel; O'Dwyer, Laura; Dash, Sheralyn; Russell, Michael – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2012
Improving teacher quality is arguably the most effective way to improve student achievement. Online professional development (OPD) has great potential to improve teacher quality. There is a dearth of scientific research, however, on whether changes in teachers' knowledge and instructional practices resulting from OPD are linked to changes in…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Electronic Learning, Grade 4
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