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Dobson, Madeleine; Beltman, Susan – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
There are concerns regarding the use and impact of media in relation to adolescent girls and young women, but there is relatively little research focusing on the experiences and perspectives of young girls. This paper reports on a key finding from a research study in a small Australian school. Interviews with educators (n=5), parents (n=7) and…
Descriptors: Females, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Feminism
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Ng, Oi-Lam; Chan, To – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The recent and popular "Maker" movement worldwide has revived conversations about creativity, hands-on "Making," arts and design, humans with tools and digital experiences beyond the flat-screen. However, such conversation mainly revolved outside the realm of formal education. This article presents two learning tasks, one in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Teacher Attitudes
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Chen, Weiyun; Gu, Xiaoqing; Wong, Lung-Hsiang – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Due to the time constraint and lack of concise contextualized classroom behavior indicators, current typical primary school classroom behavior management practices are ad-hoc and lack historical data support. To circumvent these problems, we designed a tablet-based classroom behavior management system (CBMS) for a primary school setting. The CBMS…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification
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Lachapelle, Cathy P.; Cunningham, Christine M.; Oh, Yoonkyung – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Technology is important to all aspects of our lives, so helping students develop an accurate understanding of technology should be an educational goal at the K-12 level. Assessments are important tools in reaching this goal. We developed an instrument to measure the technology conceptions of children ages 8-11, the 'What is Technology' (WT)…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Elementary School Students, Technology
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Osmanoglu, Devrim Erginsoy – World Journal of Education, 2019
Abuse refers to any form of physical, emotional, sexual and economic maltreatment that actually damages the child's health, life, development and / or dignity. The prevention of abuse will be possible through the recognition of abuse and abuser by the child and strengthening of the "active strategies" used by the child to act against…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Coping, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Foreman-Murray, Lindsay; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Students' explanations of their mathematical thinking and conclusions have become a greater part of the assessment landscape in recent years. With a sample of 71 fourth-grade students at risk for mathematics learning disabilities, we investigated the relation between student accuracy in comparing the magnitude of fractions and the quality of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Skills
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Toffalini, Enrico; Marsura, Mara; Garcia, Ricardo Basso; Cornoldi, Cesare – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Successful reading demands the ability to combine visual-phonological information into a single representation and is associated with an efficient short-term memory. Reading disability may consequently involve an impaired working memory binding of visual and phonological information. The present study proposes two span tasks for assessing…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia, Associative Learning
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Waber, Deborah P.; Boiselle, Ellen C.; Forbes, Peter W.; Girard, Jonathan M.; Sideridis, Georgios D. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Learning problems (LP) can have wider implications than the academic deficits per se. The goal of the present series of studies was to develop a reliable and valid quality-of-life measure targeted to children and adolescents with LP. In Study 1, using a 35-item questionnaire, we surveyed 151 parents/guardians of children referred for assessment of…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Children, Adolescents, Learning Problems
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Kohan-Mass, Judith; Tal, Liraz – Gifted Education International, 2019
In order to reach gender equity in the gifted population, an affirmative action policy was instituted in Israel to increase the number of girls identified as gifted. The purpose of this study was to compare the self-efficacy beliefs of girls in the top 1.5% (gifted girls (GG)) with those of girls in the top 3% (GG in affirmative action). It was…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Efficacy, Females, Mathematics Skills
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Matta, Tyler H.; Soland, James – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2019
The development of academic English proficiency and the time it takes to reclassify to fluent English proficient status are key issues in English learner (EL) policy. This article develops a shared random effects model (SREM) to estimate English proficiency development and time to reclassification simultaneously, treating student-specific random…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Classification, Language Fluency
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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Ruppar, Andrea L.; McQueston, Jessica A.; McCabe, Katie M.; Johnston, Russell; Toews, Samantha Gross – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Supplementary aids and services (SAS) have been a provision in special education law since PL 94-142, however, almost no guidance has been provided to help teams make decisions about their appropriate selection and use. In this exploratory study, we explore the types of SAS selected for students with significant support needs using a conventional…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Special Education
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Klopfer, Kristina M.; Scott, Katreena; Jenkins, Jennifer; Ducharme, Joe – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Childhood emotional and behavioral problems are prevalent in elementary classroom settings, making it imperative that high-quality, efficacious training be available to support teachers in managing disruptive and distressed child behaviors. Our study used a randomized control design to examine the impact of 36 hours of preservice education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Classroom Techniques, Pretests Posttests, Emotional Disturbances
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Massar, Michelle M.; McIntosh, Kent; Mercer, Sterett H. – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
Assessing fidelity of implementation of school-based interventions is a critical factor in successful implementation and sustainability. The Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) was developed as a comprehensive measure of all three tiers of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) and is intended to measure the extent to…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Intervention, Program Implementation, Positive Behavior Supports
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Fisher, Larry B.; Spooner, Fred; Algozzine, Bob; Anderson, Kelly M.; Brosh, Chelsi R.; Robertson, Colleen E. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Conducting and supporting scientifically valid research activities and implementing evidence-based practices have driven recent hopes and efforts to achieve better outcomes for all students. In the context of ongoing internal review and continuous improvement, we were interested in how this evolution was reflected in empirical studies published in…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Evidence Based Practice, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Soutter, Madora – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
A mixed-methods study of a large social-emotional learning (SEL) program revealed notable disparities in the ways that teachers and students perceived the program's impact. Teachers believed the initiative empowered students, while the students themselves described the program as one that emphasized compliance. Madora Soutter summarizes her…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Social Development, Program Implementation, Power Structure
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