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Song, Donggil; Karimi, Arafeh; Kim, Paul – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
Teaching argumentation with appropriate activities and strategies would support a wide range of goals in science education. Though science labs have been suggested and employed for argumentation activities, such educational expenditures are likely to be beyond the means of most schools in under-resourced areas. Due to the lack of appropriate…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, Disadvantaged Schools, Developing Nations, Rural Areas
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Mahapatra, Shamita – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Decision making, a complex mental activity underlying the act of choosing from among the alternatives in attaining a goal constitutes the core component of planning, a higher order cognitive process as per the PASS theory of intelligence. An attempt, therefore, has been made in the present study to examine the development of planning behaviour in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Behavior, Planning, Decision Making Skills
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Taneja Johansson, Shruti – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
This article explores stakeholders' awareness of autism and their perspectives on children with autism, in an urban Indian school context. Using an interpretive framework, the article draws on interview data from a study conducted in Kolkata. Findings indicated varying but limited awareness of autism among school staff. Teachers instead described…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Attitude Measures, Teacher Attitudes
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Nag, Sonali – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
Reading and writing difficulties are markers for some forms of learning disorders, and measuring the distance between the child's performance and an expected level of attainment is a common approach to diagnosis. However, there are several problems with relying on the gap between achievement and expectation for arriving at a diagnosis, not least…
Descriptors: Literacy, Low Achievement, Performance Based Assessment, Achievement Gains
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Alcoholado, C.; Nussbaum, M.; Tagle, A.; Gomez, F.; Denardin, F.; Susaeta, H.; Villalta, M.; Toyama, K. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
Single Display Groupware (SDG) allows multiple people in the same physical space to interact simultaneously over a single communal display through individual input devices that work on the same machine. The aim of this paper is to show how SDG can be used to improve the way resources are used in schools, allowing students to work simultaneously on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Computer Peripherals, Computer Software
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Han, Wen-Jui – Developmental Psychology, 2008
Data from approximately 14,000 children in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey--Kindergarten Cohort were analyzed to examine the associations between children's immigrant status and their academic trajectories from kindergarten to 3rd grade, with particular attention to the effects of school environments. Growth curve modeling results…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Sider, Kenneth – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2008
A real-life experience is a "moving force" that can be part of the elementary social studies curriculum. This article discusses an experiential learning about India and describes how the author integrates the arts and service learning in his third grade classroom. It also describes class activities that enhance social studies curriculum…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Indians, Altruism, Service Learning
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Gitanjali, Sharma – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2004
This study examined the personality characteristics of 180 boys and girls of ages 8, 9, and 10 with learning disabilities (LD) in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in urban and rural primary schools of Andhrapradesh, India. The subjects were identified based on their scholastic achievement on a spelling dictation test, an oral reading test, a reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Personality Traits, Urban Schools