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Demirgunes, Sercan – Education, 2015
Coherence as one of the criteria for textuality is the main element of a well-produced text. In the literature, there are many studies on the classification of coherence relations. Although there are different classifications on coherence relations, similar findings are reported regarding the acquisition order of coherence relations in different…
Descriptors: Turkish, Rhetoric, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Duesbery, Luke; Justice, Paul – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Teaching young students to think critically has always been important, however, as the United States transitions to a national set of learning standards which emphasizes higher-order thinking, it becomes essential. In this quasi-experimental study we evaluate the effects of exposure to the Journeys and Destinations (J&D) unit from the William…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Language Arts
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Costa, Leandro Oliveira; Carnoy, Martin – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
Beginning in 2007, the Literacy Program at the Right Age (Pacto pela Alfabetização na Idade Certa [PAIC]) in Brazil's Ceará state required municipal schools to implement a tiered, whole-school early-grade literacy intervention. This intervention was complemented by other policies to help municipalities improve student achievement. The present…
Descriptors: Intervention, Literacy Education, Scores, Comparative Analysis
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Velásquez, Ana María; López, María Adelaida; Quiñonez, Natalia; Paba, Diana Patricia – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2015
Children and youth coming from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds are at risk of developing behavioural problems. This study examined the efficacy of a Yoga programme implemented in a low-socioeconomic status school, for the prevention of depression, anxiety, and aggression. After-school workshops were delivered twice a week during 12 weeks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stress Management, Physical Activities, Disadvantaged Youth
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Südkamp, Anna; Pohl, Steffi; Weinert, Sabine – Frontline Learning Research, 2015
Including students with special educational needs in learning (SEN-L) is a challenge for large-scale assessments. In order to draw inferences with respect to students with SEN-L and to compare their scores to students in general education, one needs to assure that the measurement model is reliable and that the same construct is measured for…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Inclusion, Competence
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Simon, Lia; Stokes, Patricia D. – Creativity Research Journal, 2015
An experiment involving 90 students in the 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades investigated how visual examples and grade (our surrogate for age) affected variability in a drawing task. The task involved using circles as the main element in a set of drawings. There were two examples: One was simple and single (a smiley face inside a circle); the other,…
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Freehand Drawing, Grade 1, Grade 3
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Fedewa, Alicia L.; Ahn, Soyeon; Erwin, Heather; Davis, Matthew C. – School Psychology International, 2015
Existing literature shows promising effects of physical activity on children's cognitive outcomes. This study assessed via a randomized, controlled design whether additional curricular physical activity during the school day resulted in gains for children's fluid intelligence and standardized achievement outcomes. Participants were children…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Cognitive Development, Intelligence, Child Development
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Sharkey, Jill D.; Ruderman, Matthew A.; Mayworm, Ashley M.; Green, Jennifer Greif; Furlong, Michael J.; Rivera, Nelly; Purisch, Lindsey – School Psychology Quarterly, 2015
This study addressed a need for research on the association between adopting or denying the label of bully victim and students' psychosocial functioning. Participants were 1,063 students in Grades 5, 7, and 9 in a school district in the northeastern United States. Students were grouped based on their pattern of responses to (a) the California…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances
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Van Klaveren, Chris; De Witte, Kristof – Education Economics, 2015
Schools frequently increase the instructional time to improve primary school children's math and reading skills. There is, however, little evidence that math and reading skills are effectively improved by these instruction-time increases. This study evaluates "Playing for Success" (PfS), an extended school day program for underachieving…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Team Sports, Extended School Day, Elementary School Students
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Klongyut, Somsak; Singseewo, Adisak; Suksringarm, Paitool – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
This study aimed to investigate and compare knowledge, attitudes and participating behaviors of students who participated in a training session. A training manual based on the participatory process was used. The sample consisted of 30 grade 5 students and 30 grade 6 students using a voluntary sampling technique. Research instruments included 1) a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Conservation (Environment), Student Attitudes
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Addi-Raccah, Audrey; Dana, Oshra – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2015
Private tutoring (PT) is becoming a worldwide phenomenon. In Israel too, about a third of elementary school students participate in PT. Based on sociological and school quality considerations, we examined school characteristics that are associated with PT intensity at school. The data encompassed a random state wide sample of 389 Israeli…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Elementary School Students, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Status
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Howie, Erin K.; Schatz, Jeffrey; Pate, Russell R. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the acute dose-response relationship of classroom exercise breaks with executive function and math performance in 9- to 12-year-old children by comparing 5-min, 10-min, or 20-min classroom exercise breaks to 10 min of sedentary classroom activity. Method: This study used a within-subjects…
Descriptors: Exercise, Executive Function, Correlation, Mathematics Achievement
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Abdelhalim, Safaa M. – English Language Teaching, 2015
This study examines the effectiveness of a proposed English language program based on integrating two forms of children literature, mainly short stories and songs, in developing the needed life skills and language learning strategies of primary school students. Besides, it emphasized the importance of providing EFL fifth year primary students with…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods
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Beydogan, H. Ömer; Hayran, Zeynel – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Problem Statement: Rich stimuli received by sensory organs such as vision, hearing, and touch are important elements that affect an individual's perception, identification, classification, and conceptualization of the external world. In primary education, since students perform conceptual abstraction based upon concrete characteristics, when they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Stimuli, Multimedia Instruction
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Gorissen, Chantal J. J.; Kester, Liesbeth; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; Martens, Rob – Interactive Learning Environments, 2015
This study focuses on learning in three different hypermedia environments that either support autonomous learning, learner-controlled learning or system-controlled learning and explores the mediating role of academic self-regulation style (ASRS; i.e. a macro level of motivation) on learning. This research was performed to gain more insight in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Independent Study
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