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Di Blasi, F. D.; Buono, S.; Cantagallo, C.; Di Filippo, G.; Zoccolotti, P. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2019
Background: Students with intellectual disabilities (IDs) have various learning difficulties and are at risk for school failure. Large inter-individual differences are described for reading, but it is unclear how these vary as a function of grade. The aim of this study was to examine various reading fluency, accuracy and comprehension parameters…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Children, Mild Intellectual Disability, Elementary School Students
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Mason, Lucia; Tornatora, Maria Caterina – Educational Psychology, 2016
The study aimed to extend current research on conditions that better support analogical encoding through mutual alignment. We focused on two variables that have not been examined independently in previous studies: the joint presentations of two cases of a scientific phenomenon and the explicit instructions for comparison. One hundred and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Logical Thinking, Grade 5, Grade 7
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Paccagnella, Marco; Sestito, Paolo – Education Economics, 2014
In this paper we investigate the relationship between social capital and cheating behaviour in standardized tests. Given the low-stakes nature of these tests, we interpret the widespread presence of cheating as a signal of low trust towards central education authorities and as lack of respect for the rule of law. We find that cheating is…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Cheating, Standardized Tests, Student Behavior