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Zhao, Weiguo; Song, Yining; Zhao, Qi; Zhang, Ruixue – Educational Psychology, 2019
The subjects of this research were 776 pupils from grade three to grade six in Shandong Province, China. This study examined the influence of teacher support on students' reading engagement, and the mediating variables between those two factors, as measured by the perception of teachers' support scale, reading engagement scale, reading interest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Bear, Donald R.; von Gillern, Sam; Xu, Wei – TESOL International Journal, 2018
This study investigates the English spelling of students in grades 2 through 8 in Mainland China. A review of spelling and cross-linguistic research in spelling is presented. The orthographic development of 273 students was assessed "with validated spelling inventories" (Sterbinsky, 2007) to sample developmental features across three…
Descriptors: Spelling, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Literacy Education
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Yang, Fan; Chen, Xinyin; Wang, Li – Child Development, 2015
This study examined reciprocal contributions between shyness-sensitivity and social, school, and psychological adjustment in urban Chinese children. Longitudinal data were collected once a year from Grade 3 to Grade 6 (ages 9-12¬†years) for 1,171 children from multiple sources. Shyness-sensitivity positively contributed to social, school, and…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Child Development, Adjustment (to Environment), Social Development
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Chen, Xinxin; Yi, Hongmei; Zhang, Linxiu; Mo, Di; Chu, James; Rozelle, Scott – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
Aiming to provide better education facilities and improve the educational attainment of poor rural students, China's government has been merging remote rural primary schools into centralized village, town, or county schools since the late 1990s. To accompany the policy, boarding facilities have been constructed that allow (mandate) primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools
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Riley, Patricia E. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2013
This case study consisted of an examination of the perspectives of students, teachers, and administrators at the Shuangling Primary School, a rural Chinese school in Shaanxi Province, as they relate to themes of China's most recent curricular reform efforts. The intent was to understand these perspectives and determine how to best assist teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Li-Tsang, Cecilia W. P.; Wong, Agnes S. K.; Chan, Jackson Y.; Lee, Amos Y. T.; Lam, Miko C. Y.; Wong, C. W.; Lu, Zhonglin – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2012
A previous study found a visual deficit in contour integration in English readers with dyslexia (Simmers & Bex, 2001). Visual contour integration may play an even more significant role in Chinese handwriting particularly due to its logographic presentation (Lam, Au, Leung, & Li-Tsang, 2011). The current study examined the relationship…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Visual Perception, Chinese, Handwriting
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Taplin, Margaret – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2011
Even though most teachers believe that it is important to help students to develop personal attributes such as resilience so they can cope with the challenges and changes of contemporary society, teachers and students are too often caught up with curriculum and exam pressures to be able to do very much about the development of personal values.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Resilience (Psychology), Models
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Ding, Meixia; Li, Xiaobao – Cognition and Instruction, 2010
This study examines presentations of the distributive property (DP) in two widely used U.S. elementary text series and one main Chinese text series along three dimensions: problem contexts, typical problem types within each problem context, and variability in using the DP. In general, the two U.S. texts were found to resemble each other but to…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Education, Textbooks, Elementary School Mathematics
Liu, Geoffrey Z.; Zhang, Wuhong – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2008
This preliminary study investigates the current situation of school library support of K-12 health education in China. A survey of 42 school librarians and 115 K-12 teachers from selected schools was conducted to find out their views about school library's role in school health education and their current practice of library use in health…
Descriptors: Health Education, Elementary Secondary Education, School Libraries, Foreign Countries