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Williams, Olajide; DeSorbo, Alexandra; Sawyer, Vanessa; Apakama, Donald; Shaffer, Michele; Gerin, William; Noble, James – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
Objectives: We explored the effect of a culturally targeted calorie label intervention on food purchasing behavior of elementary school students. Method: We used a quasi-experimental design with two intervention schools and one control school to assess food purchases of third through fifth graders at standardized school food sales before and after…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Purchasing, Food
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Park, Jungho – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2015
Much research has been conducted in educational robotics, a new instructional technology, for K-12 education. However, there are arguments on the effect of robotics and limited empirical evidence to investigate the impact of robotics in science learning. Also most robotics studies were carried in an informal educational setting. This study…
Descriptors: Robotics, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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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
Wendt, Staci; Rice, John; Nakamoto, Jonathan – WestEd, 2014
The MIND Research Institute contracted with the Evaluation Research Program at WestEd to conduct an independent assessment of mathematics outcomes in elementary school grades across California that were provided with the ST Math program. Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math is a game-based instructional software designed to boost K-5 and secondary-level…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Mathematics
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Lewis, Catherine; Perry, Rebecca – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2014
Teams of educators conducted lesson study independently, supported by a resource kit that included mathematical tasks, curriculum materials, lesson videos and plans, and research articles, as well as protocols to support lesson study. The mathematical resources focused on linear measurement interpretation of fractions. This report examines the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
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Taylor, Joseph A.; Roth, Kathleen; Wilson, Christopher D.; Stuhlsatz, Molly A. M.; Tipton, Elizabeth – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
This article describes the effects of an analysis-of-practice professional development (PD) program on elementary school students' (Grades 4-6) science outcomes. The study design was a cluster-randomized trial with an analysis sample of 77 schools, 144 teachers and 2,823 students. Forty-two schools were randomly assigned to treatment, (88.5┬áhours)…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Science, Science Achievement, Elementary School Students
Hendrix, Rebecca Compton – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study made analysis of how the integration of creative drama into a science enrichment program enhanced the learning of elementary school students' understanding of sound physics and solar energy. The study also sought to determine if student attitudes toward science could be improved with the inclusion of creative drama as an extension…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Drama, Creativity, Enrichment Activities
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Al-Makahleh, Ahmad Abdulhameed Aufan – International Education Studies, 2011
This study seeks to verify the effect of direct instruction strategy on Math achievment of students with learning difficulties in the fourth and fifth grade levels and measure the improvement in their attitudes to Mathematics. Sample consisted of sixty (60) students with Math learning difficulties attending 4th and 5th grade level resource rooms…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Teaching Methods
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Vitale, Michael R.; Medland, Michael B.; Kaniuka, Theodore S. – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2010
This study investigated whether the use of "Spelling Through Morphographs" (Lessons 1-45) designed for grade 3-adult students could be effective when implemented in an above-average educational setting with grade 2 students. Using a cross-grade, longitudinal design, designed to provide a methodological foundation for addressing the acceleration of…
Descriptors: Spelling, Effect Size, Grade 5, Grade 4