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Bidjerano, Temi; Newman, Joan – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2010
The study examined boys' and girls' autonomy of choice of activities in the after-school hours with samples of children from two different countries. Preadolescent children from Taiwan (n = 289) and the United States (n = 195) completed a questionnaire on their usual after-school activities indicating who determines the choice of any particular…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Females, Foreign Countries, Males
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Kawabata, Yoshito; Crick, Nicki R.; Hamaguchi, Yoshikazu – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2010
The purpose of this study was (1) to evaluate psychometric properties that assess forms of aggression (i.e., relational and physical aggression) across cultures (i.e., Japan and the United States) and (2) to investigate the role of culture in the associations between forms of aggression and social-psychological adjustment problems such as…
Descriptors: Aggression, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Interpersonal Relationship
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Bidjerano, Temi – Journal of Experimental Education, 2010
This study explored the occurrence of self-conscious emotions in response to perceived academic failure among 4th-grade students from the United States and Bulgaria, and the author investigated potential contributors to such negative emotional experiences. Results from structural equation modeling indicated that regardless of country, negative…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Structural Equation Models, Emotional Response, Academic Failure
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Feucht, Florian C.; Bendixen, Lisa D. – Cognition and Instruction, 2010
The current study examines the personal epistemology of fourth-grade elementary school teachers from Germany (n = 10) and the United States (n = 10) to gain a more nuanced understanding of teachers' beliefs about knowledge and knowing through a cross-cultural lens. Analyses of semi-structured interviews reveal similarities and differences in the…
Descriptors: Interviews, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Epistemology
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Ding, Meixia; Li, Xiaobao – Cognition and Instruction, 2010
This study examines presentations of the distributive property (DP) in two widely used U.S. elementary text series and one main Chinese text series along three dimensions: problem contexts, typical problem types within each problem context, and variability in using the DP. In general, the two U.S. texts were found to resemble each other but to…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Education, Textbooks, Elementary School Mathematics
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Schaenen, Inda – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2010
This action research study investigates how genre theory can be integrated into the practice of a writing enrichment program and how the frameworks of Critical Discourse Analysis and Multimodal Analysis can help assess and improve both student learning and teacher practice. A multilayered exploration of teacher-student discourse in an urban public…
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Action Research, Discourse Analysis, Grade 4
Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor – Center on Education Policy, 2010
In recent years, scores on the annual state reading and mathematics tests used for accountability have gone up in most states. These trends in state test scores do not always coincide, however, with trends on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the federally sponsored assessment that is administered periodically to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Scores, Achievement Gains, Educational Trends
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Elder, Anastasia D. – Education 3-13, 2010
This study attempted to understand elementary students' self-assessment, that is, how they reflect on their own learning in school. Thirty-seven students (17 first graders and 20 fourth/fifth graders in a USA primary school) were interviewed about the kinds of standards against which they judge their school work and the sources of evidence they…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 5, Grade 1, Grade 4
Tucker, Christine N. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Many schools in the United States use the IQ-achievement discrepancy method to identify children with learning disabilities (a significant split between their intelligence and their achievement skills). Unfortunately struggling students who are not identified by this method remain in the regular education setting with no additional supports and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, At Risk Students, Social Change, Grade 4
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