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Bozdogan, Aykut Emre; Günaydin, Esra; Okur, Alperen – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of the study is to explore the academic achievement and performance tasks of students studying in a regional primary boarding school in science course with regard to different variables. The study was carried out via survey method and total 96 students, 57 of them boarding students and 39 of them non-boarding students studying in the 5th,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Boarding Schools, Science Instruction, Surveys
Hobbs, Mark – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this quantitate ve study was to determine whether or not students in fifth grade who meet the healthy fitness zone (HFZ) for aerobic capacity on the fall 2013 FITNESSGRAM® Test scored higher on the math portion of the 2013 fall Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test, than students that failed to reach the HFZ for aerobic capacity…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Physical Fitness
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Low, Sabina; Van Ryzin, Mark – School Psychology Quarterly, 2014
Bullying prevention efforts have yielded mixed effects over the last 20 years. Program effectiveness is driven by a number of factors (e.g., program elements and implementation), but there remains a dearth of understanding regarding the role of school climate on the impact of bullying prevention programs. This gap is surprising, given research…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Educational Environment
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Akdal, Deniz; Sahin, Ayfer – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Problem Statement: The aim of the first five years of primary school is to teach and help the students develop basic skills as stated in the Primary School Language Program and Guide. Creative thinking and intertextual reading are among these skills, and it is important to give these to the students during language courses. Purpose of Study: The…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Creative Writing
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Byker, Erik J. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2014
The article's purpose is to compare case studies of computer technology use at two rural elementary schools across two international settings. This study uses the Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) theory to guide this comparative investigation of how elementary school teachers and students in East Texas and South India construct meaning for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Elementary Schools, Rural Schools
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Hirza, Bonita; Kusumah, Yaya S.; Darhim; Zulkardi – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2014
The intention of the present study was to see the improvement of students' intuitive skills. This improvement was seen by comparing the Realistic Mathematics Education (RME)-based instruction with the conventional mathematics instruction. The subject of this study was 164 fifth graders of elementary school in Palembang. The design of this study…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Intuition, Mathematics Skills, Skill Development
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Karimzadeh, Mansoureh; Salehi, Hadi; Embi, Mohamed Amin; Nasiri, Mehdi; Shojaee, Mohammad – English Language Teaching, 2014
This study aims to use an experimental research design to enhance teaching efficacy by social-emotional skills training in teachers. The statistical sample comprised of 68 elementary teachers (grades 4 and 5) with at least 10 years teaching experience and a bachelor's degree who were randomly assigned into control (18 female, 16 male) and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Whitley, Jessica; Rawana, Edward; Brownlee, Keith – Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2014
Self-concept has been found to play a key role in academic and psychosocial outcomes for students. Appreciating the factors that have a bearing upon self-concept may be of particular importance for Aboriginal students, many of whom experience poorer outcomes than non-Aboriginal Canadians. In this study, we conducted a quantitative analysis of the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Self Concept
Pagan, Stephanie; Sénéchal, Monique – Canadian Journal of Education, 2014
In this research, parents and children participated in a comprehensive book reading intervention designed to improve children's literacy. Over eight weeks during the summer, children in the intervention condition were encouraged to read one book weekly and parents were trained to foster reading comprehension. Forty-eight Grades 3 and 5 children…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Intervention, Literacy Education
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Swirski, Hani; Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet – Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 2014
While interest is central to learning, considerable disparities have been reported between students' science interests and the science curriculum. This study explores how 5th grade students' (n = 72) competence, relatedness and interest levels changed as a consequence of using two online learning environments, which bridged the students' anonymous…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Educational Technology, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum
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Zydney, Janet Mannheimer; Bathke, Arne; Hasselbring, Ted S. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2014
This study investigated the effect of different methods of guidance with anchored instruction on students' mathematical problem-solving performance. The purpose of this research was to iteratively design a learning environment to find the optimal level of guidance. Two iterations of the software were compared. The first iteration used explicit…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Problem Solving
Boor-Klip, Henrike J.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; van Hell, Janet G. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Despite its importance in social development, social understanding has hardly been studied in high-ability children. This study explores differences in social understanding between children in high-ability and regular classrooms, specifically theory of mind (ToM) and perception accuracy, as well as associations between individual characteristics…
Descriptors: Social Development, Gifted, Children, Comparative Analysis
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Miller, Paul W.; Voon, Derby – Education Economics, 2014
This paper examines the differences in school (NAPLAN) outcomes between New South Wales and Queensland. It shows that there are pronounced differences in Year 3 NAPLAN results between these states, though these dissipate when later class years are considered. The reasons for these state effects in school outcomes are explored using an empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Regression (Statistics), Comparative Analysis, Outcomes of Education
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de Kock, Willem D.; Harskamp, Egbert G. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2014
Teachers in primary education experience difficulties in teaching word problem solving in their mathematics classes. However, during controlled experiments with a metacognitive computer programme, students' problem-solving skills improved. Also without the supervision of researchers, metacognitive computer programmes can be beneficial in a natural…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Metacognition, Problem Solving, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Amin, Sarah A.; Yon, Bethany A.; Taylor, Jennifer C.; Johnson, Rachel K. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: Increasing children's fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption is an important goal for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). In 2012 the NSLP began requiring students to select a FV. The objective of this study was to compare children's FV choices in two school cafeteria environments a year before these new USDA regulations…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Food, Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis
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