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Hyde, Eric T.; Gazmararian, Julie A.; Barrett-Williams, Shannon L.; Kay, Christi M. – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: Most youth in the United States do not meet the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity (PA). The school environment offers an opportunity to engage students in PA. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a comprehensive school-based physical activity program on student PA across student-level and school-level…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness
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Carr, Martha; Horan, Erin; Alexeev, Natalia; Barned, Nicole; Wang, Lu; Otumfuor, Beryl – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Spatial skills have been consistently linked to mathematics achievement in older students and adults, but we know little about their relationship to mathematics achievement in elementary school. This study examined how spatial skills influenced the development of number sense, and subsequent mathematics competency, as students progressed from the…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Short Term Memory
Neidorf, Teresa; Arora, Alka; Erberber, Ebru; Tsokodayi, Yemurai; Mai, Thanh – Springer, 2020
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) Research for Education series represents a further effort by IEA to capitalize on our unique datasets, so as to provide powerful information for policymakers and researchers. Each report focuses on a specific topic and is produced by a dedicated team of leading…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Mathematical Concepts, Scientific Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Gilmour, Allison F.; Henry, Gary T. – Remedial and Special Education, 2020
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act stresses the importance of educating students with disabilities (SWDs) in the least restrictive environment, often with peers who do not have disabilities. Prior research has examined the extent to which SWDs are included in general education classrooms, but not the characteristics of the peers with…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Inclusion, Friendship
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McEntyre, Kelsey; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D.; Baxter, Deborah S. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: To describe the patterns of negotiation engaged in by preservice classroom teachers (PCTs) and their students during a physical education early field experience. Method: The participants were 16 PCTs enrolled in the early field experience. They taught a variety of content within six lessons to second- and fourth-grade students. Data were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Field Experience Programs
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Zimmo, Lena; Almudahka, Fuad; Ibrahim, Izzeldin; Al-kuwari, Mohamed G.; Farooq, Abdulaziz – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: Schools provide opportunities for children to accumulate recommended daily moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). This study aimed to determine physical activity (PA) across the school day among elementary school children in Qatar. Methods: This cross-sectional study recruited 181 Grade 1 (5.8 ± 0.4 years) and Grade 4 (9.0 ± 0.5…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 4
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Bleiweiss-Sande, Rachel; Goldberg, Jeanne; Evans, E. Whitney; Chui, Kenneth; Sacheck, Jennifer – Health Education & Behavior, 2020
Background: Parent-aimed guidance on the topic of processed foods may help limit highly processed foods in children's diets, but little is known about parent understanding and perceptions of these products. Aims: To determine how parent perceptions of processing align with processing classification systems used in research, and to identify…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Immigrants, Parents, Parent Attitudes
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Greenburg, Jordan E.; Carlson, Abby G.; Kim, Helyn; Curby, Timothy W.; Winsler, Adam – Early Education and Development, 2020
Early fine motor ability is significantly associated with later achievement, even after controlling for typical child-level predictors of school outcomes. Previous longitudinal studies have confirmed this but typically have not included low-income, at-risk populations. Research has distinguished two different aspects of fine motor skills: those…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Visual Perception, Psychomotor Skills, Mathematics Tests
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Masadis, Grigorios; Filippou, Filippos; Derri, Vasiliki; Mavridis, Georgios; Rokka, Stella – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate: a. the effect of an interdisciplinary program of Greek traditional dance by the means of the teamwork method of teaching social skills to students. b. whether this effect was similar for boys and girls. The sample of the study constituted of 206 elementary school pupils (4th, 5th, and 6th class). The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Dance
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Aydin, Utkun – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Students' test anxiety is known to have significant influences on essential academic outcomes, and given the increased testing of school-aged children gender differences also appear in dimensions of test anxiety: thoughts, off-task behaviors, and autonomic reactions. This study examined: (i) whether there was a pattern of correlations existing…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Elementary School Students, Gender Differences, Correlation
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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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Pastrana, Freddie A.; Craig, James T.; Gregus, Samantha J.; Hernandez Rodriguez, Juventino; Bridges, Ana J.; Cavell, Timothy A. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Repeated victims of school bullying are at risk for maladjustment and could potentially benefit from selective intervention. However, selective intervention requires a practical method for accurately identifying members of the targeted group. We examined the extent to which the global victimization item from the Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Peer Relationship, Grade 4
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Ghasemi, Ehsan; Burley, Hansel; Safadel, Parviz – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2019
Women's underrepresentation in mathematics-related careers continues to concern policymakers, economists, and educators. This study addressed the issue by examining data from two international databases, namely IEA's "Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2015," and the World Economic Forum's "Global Gender Gap…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Toma, R. B.; Greca, I. M.; Orozco Gómez, M. L. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: There is a growing interest in investigating attitudes towards science and views of Nature of Science among elementary grade students in terms of gender, cultural backgrounds, and grade level variables. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes toward science and views of Nature of Science among Spanish students,…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Gender Differences
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Zhang, Yunyun; Liu, Sichen; Li, Youfa; Li, Xin; Ren, Ping; Luo, Fang – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: This study examined the prevalence of different weight status and the relationships between weight status and physical fitness among Chinese children and youth. Methods: Participants were 107,206 Grade 4 children and 70,213 Grade 8 youth from the China National Assessment of Educational Quality -- Physical Education & Health in 2015…
Descriptors: Correlation, Physical Fitness, Body Weight, Comparative Analysis
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