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Di Martino, Pietro – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
Educators and several national standards highlight the role that problem solving should play in students' mathematics education: problem solving is recognized as one of the most significant activities of doing mathematics. From the research point of view, nowadays, it is well established that cognitive and affective factors come into play in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Problem Solving
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Haenni Hoti, Andrea; Wolfgramm, Christine; Müller, Marianne; Heinzmann, Sybille; Buholzer, Alois – Intercultural Education, 2019
The present study examined what impact various constellations of acculturation orientations of immigrant students and their teachers have on the students' school adjustment. For this purpose, the study analysed the acculturation orientations of 1106 5th graders and their class teachers in Switzerland. Using multiple regression analysis, we found…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Adjustment, Acculturation
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Moè, Angelica; Katz, Idit – Journal of Experimental Education, 2018
While homework is a frequent source of distress, positive attitudes of parents can help students develop positive emotions and self-efficacy regarding homework. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that parents' emotions, favored by autonomous motivation, directly and indirectly relate with students' emotions through their self-efficacy with…
Descriptors: Parents, Homework, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Cornoldi, Cesare; Capodieci, Agnese; Colomer Diago, Carla; Miranda, Ana; Shepherd, Katharine G. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
In recent years, teachers in Western countries have developed beliefs and attitudes related to working with students with specific learning disabilities (LD) that may be critical in shaping their educational practices with them; however, their beliefs and attitudes differ across political and geographical contexts and may be influenced by specific…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Learning Disabilities, Teacher Attitudes, Comparative Analysis
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Longobardi, Emiddia; Spataro, Pietro; Pizzicannella, Emiliano – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
Previous studies with English-speaking children showed that handwriting and spelling abilities played a critical role in the development of writing fluency and quality, particularly during the transition from the kindergarten to primary school; in contrast, studies dealing with orthographically transparent languages found small or no relations…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Spelling, Italian, Receptive Language
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Graham, Mark; Moore, Stephen – Childhood Education, 2018
Innovation and learning come together in a vibrant manner during dynamic arts education classes led by teachers who understand the importance of collaboration and student improvisation.
Descriptors: Art Education, Creative Activities, Elementary Education, Innovation
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Ceprano, Maria A.; Shea, Mary E.; Gandt, Ashley N. – School-University Partnerships, 2018
This article describes a pilot study conducted in an elementary school in Torremaggiore, Italy. Pre-service teachers (PSTs) (i.e., undergraduate college students) wrote bilingual English/Italian informational texts and used them in conjunction with a variety of translanguaging strategies to support Italian children's acquisition of English and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Books, Second Language Instruction