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van der Kleij, Sanne W.; Groen, Margriet A.; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2019
This study investigated in a longitudinal design how 74 Dutch children with dyslexia and 39 typically developing peers differed in sequential versus spatial implicit learning and overnight consolidation, and it examined whether implicit learning related to (pseudo)word reading development in Grades 5 and 6. The results showed that sequential, but…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Predictor Variables, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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Koopman, Maaike; Thurlings, Marieke; den Brok, Perry – Research Papers in Education, 2019
In this study, we investigated which teacher characteristics influence student proficiency development regarding fractions in Grade 5 of Dutch primary education. At least three domains of research (i.e. perspectives) on effective teaching can be distinguished: studies focusing on teachers' background characteristics, on their knowledge and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students
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Uiterwijk-Luijk, Lisette; Krüger, Meta; Volman, Monique – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Inquiry-based working contributes to teacher professionalization and educational improvements. This article presents the key findings of a qualitative case study carried out in three primary schools in the Netherlands. That study focused on the inquiry-based working of school boards, school leaders and teachers, with the goal of better…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Boards of Education, Educational Improvement
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Thurlings, Marieke; Koopman, Maaike; den Brok, Perry; Pepin, Birgit – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2019
In this study, the variety in quality of instruction in fraction lessons at Grade 5 in Dutch primary schools was investigated. Twenty-four teachers participated in the study. To examine the quality of instruction of fraction lessons, Hill's mathematical quality of instruction framework and general pedagogical instruction strategies (seen to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Fractions, Instructional Materials, Grade 5
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Gruhn, Sophie; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
We investigated the efficiency of briefly presenting word forms (visual dictation) over and above word copying in 5 computerized repeated spelling training sessions of Dutch rule-based and loan words in advanced spellers in primary school. Using repeated measures analyses of variance, we compared the effects of 2 spelling feedback conditions in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Nieuwenhuis, Gera; Kooij, Yvette; Dijkstra, Tineke; Cloosterman, Ingrid – World Journal of Education, 2019
Student autonomy is a much discussed topic in educational practice and research. In this study, primary school teachers reported what they do to support the autonomy of their students and students mentioned how they perceived autonomy in the classroom. From the findings of a focus group, consisting of 10 teachers from the upper years, six aspects…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Differences, Teacher Student Relationship
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de Leeuw, R. R.; de Boer, A. A.; Minnaert, A. E. M. G. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Advocates of inclusive education argue that the social inclusion of students with secial educational needs (SEN) increases when they are educated with tyically develoing eers. However, research indicates that this is not aarent for all students with SEN. Students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) are often socially…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Special Needs Students
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Gubbels, Joyce; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – High Ability Studies, 2018
Intellectual abilities are consistently found to be associated to child functioning. To date, however, it is unclear how varying intellectual profiles relate to differential aspects of child functioning. We screened 513 fifth-grade children on their intellectual abilities and selected three groups of gifted children, scoring in the top 10%:…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Short Term Memory, Verbal Ability, Self Concept
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Kruit, Patricia M.; Oostdam, Ron J.; van den Berg, Ed; Schuitema, Jaap A. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: With the increased attention on the implementation of inquiry activities in primary science classrooms, a growing interest has emerged in assessing students' science skills. Research has thus far been concerned with the limitations and advantages of different test formats to assess students' science skills. Purpose: This study explores…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Science Process Skills, Thinking Skills
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Nouwens, Suzan; Groen, Margriet A.; Kleemans, Tijs; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Research in Reading, 2018
Background: The lexical quality hypothesis proposes that successful reading comprehension requires high quality lexical representations, which allow for efficient retrieval. These retrieval operations have however not been specified. Methods: We investigated the contribution of semantic retrieval to reading comprehension in 119 Dutch children in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semantics, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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van den Berg, Marian; Bosker, Roel J.; Suhre, Cor J. M. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Classroom formative assessment (CFA) is considered to be a fundamental part of effective teaching, as it is presumed to enhance student performance. However, there is only limited empirical evidence to support this notion. In this effect study, a quasi-experiment was conducted to compare 2 conditions. In the treatment condition, 17 teachers…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary School Mathematics, Classroom Techniques