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Kramb, Amy D. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The public school system in the United States is facing severe criticism. There exists today, a constant stream of negative messages through media coverage, news articles and charter school marketing campaigns claiming the failing of the public school system specifically in the content area of mathematics. Current research exposes alarming…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Grade 3, Grade 5, Elementary School Mathematics
Reynolds, Cathleen Carolyn – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Given the importance of federal legislation in combating educational inequities, particularly those in reading development, the identification of specific school-based variables that contribute to reading proficiency for struggling readers is paramount. While federal education policy, such as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 (2002)…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Learner Engagement, Reading Strategies, Reading Difficulties
Phillips, Jori K. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine if a difference existed between student learning, using the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP), and Professional Learning Community (PLC) implementation within fifth-grade populations in the state of Missouri. The following research questions were utilized to drive the research: What is the difference in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Communities of Practice, Grade 5, Comparative Analysis
Dailey, Mary Callan – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study addressed the gap in practice of instructional literacy, as evidenced by below-proficient literacy status by subgroups of regular education students in Grades 3-5 in an affluent suburban New Jersey public school district. The purpose of this qualitative grounded theory investigation, approached from an interpretive constructivist…
Descriptors: Achievement, Achievement Gap, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Villarreal, Belen MacGregor – ProQuest LLC, 2014
As an immigration hub for a diverse group of Spanish speakers, Los Angeles lends itself to research on dialect contact and leveling. Studies regarding the Spanish spoken by natives of Los Angeles reveal considerable homogeneity with respect to pronunciation, vocabulary and terms of address. This uniformity is notable because two different dialect…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Grade 4, Grade 5, Public Schools
Parker, Janet M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
National and state assessment data indicate that Hispanic students in American schools lag behind their peers in reading. Schools are struggling to meet the educational challenges of the Hispanic subgroup of students. Effective strategies and intervention tools need to be determined. Though the issue has been identified and schools under the…
Descriptors: Reading, Intervention, Hispanic American Students, Statistical Analysis
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Akkuzu, Nalan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to explore the role of feedback based on self-efficacy belief sources in the reciprocal interaction of teaching performance and self-efficacy beliefs. A single case study design was employed to address and began to bridge the gap in our understanding of the relationship between feedback, self-efficacy belief and…
Descriptors: Role, Feedback (Response), Self Efficacy, Teaching Skills
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Yakubova, Gulnoza; Bouck, Emily C. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2014
Calculators are widely used in mathematics education, yet limited research examines the effects of calculators for students with mild intellectual disability. An alternating treatments design was used to study the effects of calculator types (i.e., scientific and graphing) on the mathematical performance (i.e., computation and word problems) of…
Descriptors: Mild Mental Retardation, Calculators, Educational Technology, Grade 5
Wallace, Catherine – Trentham Books, 2014
In this lecture Professor Catherine Wallace explores the literacy and language development of two groups of EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupils in London schools: Year 5 pupils in a primary school and Year 8 new arrivals in a secondary school. As they navigate their way through the British educational system, the learners recount…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Literacy Education
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Hsiao, Hsien-Sheng; Chang, Cheng-Sian; Lin, Chien-Yu; Chang, Chih-Chun; Chen, Jyun-Chen – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This study demonstrates the effectiveness of using multi-touch tabletop collaborative game (MTCG) as a collaborative learning platform, in which multiple students can play games using a digital surface. The learning performance of participants is also explored, along with their related behaviours and their experiences. Consisting of 49 Taipei…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Cooperative Learning, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Ahn, Hai-Jeong; Rodkin, Philip C. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
This study investigated moderating effects of classroom friendship network structures (centralization and density), teacher-student attunement on aggression and popularity, and gender on changes in the social status of aggression over 1 school year. Longitudinal multilevel analyses with 2 time points (fall and spring) were conducted on a sample of…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Aggression, Friendship, Peer Relationship
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Schnotz, Wolfgang; Ludewig, Ulrich; Ullrich, Mark; Horz, Holger; McElvany, Nele; Baumert, Jürgen – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Reading for learning frequently requires integrating text and picture information into coherent knowledge structures. This article presents an experimental study aimed at analyzing the strategies used by students for integrating text and picture information. Four combinations of texts and pictures (text-picture units) were selected from textbooks…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Pictorial Stimuli, Learning Strategies, Printed Materials
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Roos, Sanna; Hodges, Ernest V. E.; Salmivalli, Christina – Developmental Psychology, 2014
In this short-term longitudinal study, we systematically examined the distinctiveness of guilt- and shame-proneness in early adolescents (N = 395, mean age = 11.8 years) in terms of differential relations with peer reported prosocial behavior, withdrawal, and aggression. Results from structural equation modeling indicated that guilt-proneness…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Predictor Variables, Prosocial Behavior, Aggression
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Gorhan, Meryem Fulya; Oncu, Semiral; Senturk, Aysan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
It is planned that every student in all primary, middle, and high schools (public schools) under the administration of the Turkish Ministry of National Education receive a tablet through the FATIH Project. Research shows that many teachers hold reservations toward students using tablets for educational purposes. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Laptop Computers, Handheld Devices
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Özenç, Emine Gül; Dogan, M. Cihangir – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study aims to perform a validity-reliability test by developing the Functional Literacy Experience Scale based upon Ecological Theory (FLESBUET) for primary education students. The study group includes 209 fifth grade students at Sabri Taskin Primary School in the Kartal District of Istanbul, Turkey during the 2010-2011 academic year.…
Descriptors: Functional Literacy, Experience, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction
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