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Vanner, Catherine – Education Sciences, 2019
This article introduces Stein, Tolman, Porche, and Spencer's concept of gender safety in schools (GSS) as a useful framework for providing a gendered analysis of safety and equality at the school level within the global context of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 goal of equitable, inclusive and quality education for all. This article…
Descriptors: School Safety, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Andrikopoulou, Evanthia; Koutrouba, Konstantina – Education Sciences, 2019
The present questionnaire-based study examines Greek teachers' views and attitudes towards drama-based activities in primary education classrooms when conducting Environmental Education programs. More specifically, 330 teachers provided information about (i) how the development of drama-based activities in the classroom facilitates the effective…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Fotopoulou, Eleni; Zafeiropoulos, Anastasios; Alegre, Albert – Education Sciences, 2019
Sociometric-oriented approaches have been applied the last years in numerous cases and domains, targeting at the improvement of social groups' characteristics for achieving personal and team-based objectives. Considering the existing approaches and the published results, in the current study, a set of emotional intervention activities based on a…
Descriptors: Sociometric Techniques, Intervention, Emotional Response, Elementary School Students
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Scott, Judith A.; Castaneda, Ruben; Spichtig, Alexandra – Education Sciences, 2019
The two studies reported on in this paper examine the features of words that distinguish students' performances on vocabulary assessments as a means of understanding what contributes to the ease or difficulty of vocabulary knowledge. The two studies differ in the type of assessment, the types of words that were studied, and the grade levels and…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Tang, Shifang; Wang, Zhuoying; Min, Yue – Education Sciences, 2019
This study focuses on comparing the growth trajectory of border and non-border school districts regarding their fifth-grade students' performance on a standardized reading test. Using a growth hierarchical linear model, we investigated the effect of time, school location, and their interaction on students' reading performance through the State of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, High Stakes Tests, Reading Tests
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Chen, Ming-Hsiu Mia; Tsai, Shih-Ting; Chang, Chi-Cheng – Education Sciences, 2019
This study explored the effects of scenario simulation games and e-textbooks on the learning outcomes of elementary school students. The study subjects were 60 primary school students classified into two groups: The experimental group was provided with scenario simulation course materials, and the control group received e-textbook materials. The…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
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Yli-Panula, Eija; Persson, Christel; Jeronen, Eila; Eloranta, Varpu; Pakula, Heini-Marja – Education Sciences, 2019
Children explore their environment through experiences and each experience is meaningful in developing their environmental consciousness and identity. On the basis of the drawn landscape experiences, the present qualitative study set out to find out what landscapes the participating students deemed worth conserving. The data consisted of the…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Freehand Drawing, Place Based Education, Foreign Countries
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Kaasinen, Arja – Education Sciences, 2019
Limited awareness about nature and its species can have a negative influence on children's relationship to nature. Plant species recognition and outdoor education are perhaps the easiest way to approach nature relationships and increase knowledge. Unfortunately, it has been shown that people do not recognize plant species very well. This…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Identification, Age Differences, Elementary School Students
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van den Berg, Bas; Fortuin-van der Spek, Cocky – Education Sciences, 2019
One of the main questions regarding Dutch primary education in our secularised and religiously diverse society--both with regards to public and religiously-affiliated schools--is how to get students acquainted with the symbolic language of religious and worldview-affiliated life narratives. Teaching literacy in symbolic language has become less…
Descriptors: Symbolic Language, Figurative Language, World Views, Role Playing
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Piper, Rebekah E. – Education Sciences, 2019
Racial identity development in young children is influenced by interactions with teachers and curriculum in schools. This article, using the framework of critical race theory, critical literacy, and critical pedagogy, explores how three elementary-aged Black children view their own identity development. Specifically, observing how children…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, African Americans, Elementary School Students, Civil Rights
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Pöntinen, Susanna; Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Pihlainen, Kaisa; Räty-Záborszky, Sinikka – Education Sciences, 2019
Formulating questions is an integral part of pupils' learning process and scientific inquiry. Investigating pupil-generated questions in a collaborative science learning setting, combining self-regulation theory and phases of inquiry, can extend the previous research into pupils' questions.This study considered questions from pupils (n = 24, aged…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Questioning Techniques, Learning Processes, Early Adolescents
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Anderson, Robin Keturah; Boaler, Jo; Dieckmann, Jack A. – Education Sciences, 2018
The idea that success in mathematics is only available to those born as "mathematics people" has been challenged in recent years by neuroscience, showing that mathematics pathways develop in the brain through learning and practice. This paper reports on a blended professional learning model of online and in-person meetings during which…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Blended Learning, Misconceptions
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Germeroth, Carrie; Kelleman, Becky; Spartz, Jeremy – Education Sciences, 2018
Since 1992, our nation's report card (NAEP) has indicated minimal improvement in reading. One of every three fourth grade students cannot read or understand text at a basic proficient level. At the same time, reading curricula publishers have approached reading improvement in similar ways. Recent advancements in technology allow educators to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Fluency, Music Activities
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Ng, Chiew Hong; Cheung, Yin Ling – Education Sciences, 2018
This research investigates how elementary teachers mediate the learning of writing through a socio-cognitive approach. The study reveals how in effective instructions for writing development, teachers can build narrative knowledge in a socio-cognitive approach through these types of instructional scaffolding: explicit outcomes and expectations,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Process Approach (Writing), Writing Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Di Stefano, Marialuisa; Camicia, Steven P. – Education Sciences, 2018
Inclusion is a fundamental aspect of social studies education in general and democratic education in particular. Inclusion is especially important when we consider the possibilities for transnational civic culture and education. The theoretical framework of this study is based upon concepts of positionality, identity, and belonging as they are…
Descriptors: Civics, Bilingualism, Teaching Methods, Self Concept
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