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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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Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered; Raveh, Michal – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The effectiveness of an intervention program aimed at improving morphological awareness was evaluated in Hebrew-speaking poor readers in Grade 5. The 12-week intervention in small groups focused on learning morphological structure of words by identifying, decomposing, and constructing morphologically complex words. Results were compared with a…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Grade 5, Reading Skills, Morphology (Languages)
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Shilo, Anat; Kramarski, Bracha – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
This study aims to investigate a mathematical-metacognitive discourse model with IMPROVE metacognitive self-question prompts (What, How/When, and Why) in order to promote a deeper level of discourse in mathematics classes. The study involved 32 math teachers and 824 fifth-grade students (from 32 public schools) from one district in Israel.…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Case Studies, Video Technology, Mathematics Instruction
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Walter, Ofra; Gil-Glazer, Ya'ara; Eilam, Billie – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This study, using a mixed methods design, examined the use of a photograph-based model to improve students' language and writing skills. Classes were assigned to receive the photograph-based intervention (experimental) or to receive the regular language-based curriculum (control). Both second and fifth grade students in the experimental group…
Descriptors: Photography, Language Skills, Intervention, Writing Skills
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Shaby, Neta; Assaraf, Orit Ben-Zvi; Tal, Tali – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2019
This research examines the same 12¬†school-students making repeat visits over a three-year-period to a science museum. We used a qualitative approach,¬†analysing video recordings of museum visit and interviews with students, focusing on the way students use their former engagement in a science museum using a retrospective view that can offer insight…
Descriptors: Museums, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Interaction
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Asadi, Ibrahim A. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
The simple view of reading (SVR) model posits that reading comprehension is a product of decoding and listening comprehension and that reading comprehension difficulties can be categorized according to the weakness and strength of these 2 components. In the present study, I tested the applicability of the SVR to reading comprehension subgroups in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Semitic Languages, Models, Elementary School Students
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Bishara, Saied – Cogent Education, 2018
In this, I examined the differences between two approaches for teaching math to pupils with learning disabilities: active teaching as opposed to traditional teaching, which engages pupils more directly in their own learning process and promotes collaborative learning, and traditional (frontal) teaching. The hypothesis is that active teaching will…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Conventional Instruction, Self Concept, Student Motivation
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Tzuriel, David; Schorr-Edelsztein, Hani; Bauminger-Zvieli, Nirit – Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 2018
Children with specific learning disabilities (SLD) exhibit specific difficulties in high-order components of emotional understanding that involve language (e.g., recognition of complex emotions from situations), or defining emotions and providing examples. The objectives of the current study were to study (a) modifiability of emotional…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Emotional Response, Language Skills, Intervention