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Bara, Florence; Morin, Marie-France – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
An important issue relating to the teaching of handwriting concerns the style that should be learned at school (manuscript or cursive). Whereas some countries choose to teach both styles (e.g., Canada), other countries choose to teach only one (e.g., France). Our research had three main underlying goals, namely (1) to observe and describe the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Casalis, Severine; Leuwers, Christel; Hilton, Heather – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
This study examined syntactic comprehension in French children with dyslexia in both listening and reading. In the first syntactic comprehension task, a partial version of the Epreuve de Comprehension syntaxico-semantique (ECOSSE test; French adaptation of Bishop's test for receptive grammar test) children with dyslexia performed at a lower level…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, French, Syntax
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Frede, Valerie; Nobes, Gavin; Frappart, Soren; Panagiotaki, Georgia; Troadec, Bertrand; Martin, Alan – Infant and Child Development, 2011
Studies of children's knowledge of the Earth have led to very different conclusions: some appear to show that children construct their own, non-scientific "theories" (mental models) of the flat, hollow or dual Earth. Others indicate that many young children have some understanding of the spherical (scientific) Earth, and that their…
Descriptors: Interviews, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Models