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Obiagu, Adaobiagu N.; Mezieobi, Daniel I.; Aroh, Patricia N.; Akubue, Felicia N. – Social Studies, 2020
This study tested the effect of cooperative concept mapping on knowledge achievement and transfer in peace education on 159 social studies students using a quasi-experimental research design. Four intact classes-two each in rural and urban areas-were randomly assigned to experimental and control conditions, and two instruments-Peace Education…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Concept Mapping, Misconceptions, Academic Achievement
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Rainer, Paul; Jarvis, Stuart – Education 3-13, 2020
The aims of this study were to investigate levels of fundamental movement skills (FMS) proficiency and their relationship with measures of health-related physical fitness of primary school children prior to their transition to high school in Wales. The results demonstrated that overall levels of FMS proficiency with these children were low with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Movement Education, Health Related Fitness, Elementary School Students
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Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A.; Hawkins, Katherine E. Hyatt; Murphy, Joshua; Otusanya, Ayodeji; Kueppers, George – Communication Teacher, 2020
The purpose of this study was to find out whether the previously identified gender gap in public speaking anxiety and self-perceived communication competence was also evident in student speaking performances. This study also examined whether students developed equally strong presentations in public speaking versus hybrid introductory communication…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Introductory Courses, Communications, Anxiety
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Machlin, Laura; McLaughlin, Katie A.; Sheridan, Margaret A. – Developmental Science, 2020
Low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with greater risk for symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). One mechanism through which SES may confer risk for ADHD is by influencing brain structure. Alterations to cortical thickness, surface area and subcortical volume have been associated with low SES and with the presence of…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Socioeconomic Influences, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Brain
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Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered; Nevo, Einat; Brande, Sigalit; Gambrell, Linda – Reading Psychology, 2020
Motivational questionnaires (MRP-R and MWP) were used to investigate reading and writing motivation (self-concept and value) among 252 Hebrew-speaking students in third to sixth grade. CFA for reading and writing motivation revealed a close to reasonable fit, for the total sample and by gender. It yielded a low fit across the four grade levels.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Reading Motivation, Writing Attitudes
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Wieselmann, Jeanna R.; Dare, Emily A.; Ring-Whalen, Elizabeth A.; Roehrig, Gillian H. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2020
Gender equity issues remain a challenge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, where women are highly underrepresented. As integrated STEM instruction becomes increasingly popular in elementary and middle school classrooms, it is important to consider whether the small group activities that are commonplace in STEM…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, STEM Education, Gender Bias, Disproportionate Representation
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Warshowsky, Hannah; Mosley, Della V.; Mahar, Elizabeth A.; Mintz, Laurie – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
When young adult women and men engage in sexual encounters, the former have significantly fewer orgasms than the latter. This gendered orgasm disparity, often referred to as an orgasm gap, is theorised to be due to a multitude of societal issues. The purpose of this study was to assess whether a Psychology of Human Sexuality university course,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sex Education, Gender Differences, Psychology
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Su, Rui; Guo, Lingfeng; Tang, Honghong; Ye, Peixia; Zhang, Shen; Xiao, Yao; Liu, Wenli; Liu, Chao – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
Many studies have confirmed the positive effects of comprehensive sexuality education on the development of children's sexuality, such as the acquisition of sexual health knowledge. However, little is known about the impact of comprehensive sexuality education on children's social development, although several core aspects of the approach stress…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Social Development, Comparative Analysis
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Shore, Erin; Cheung, Patricia C.; Hyde, Eric; Gazmararian, Julie A. – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: Physical activity at schools is an important component in combatting childhood obesity. Studies have shown that physical activity at school is positively associated with academic outcomes. The purpose of this study is to examine associations between opportunity of physical activity time at school and academic outcomes. Methods: This…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Obesity, Health Behavior, Academic Achievement
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Hyde, Eric T.; Gazmararian, Julie A.; Barrett-Williams, Shannon L.; Kay, Christi M. – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: Most youth in the United States do not meet the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity (PA). The school environment offers an opportunity to engage students in PA. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a comprehensive school-based physical activity program on student PA across student-level and school-level…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness
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Bailey, Denise E. – Ethnography and Education, 2020
Drawing on data from a preschool-based ethnography that examined both teachers and children, this paper explores gendered elements of adult--child interactions in the preschool classroom. The author describes a methodological approach that acknowledges the provision of helpfulness as a common, everyday expectation that the children had of their…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Preschool Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers
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Rosman, Tom; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Leichner, Nikolas; Krampen, Günter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The transition to higher education is a topic of concern for educators around the world. In fact, the shift to a more competitive educational environment can negatively impact students' academic self-concept, which, in turn, might lead to lower persistence and less adaptive educational decisions. To examine how psychology students adapt to the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Secondary Education
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Kara, Sema – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
In this study, it is aimed to examine the job satisfaction and burnout of visual arts teachers in terms of some variables. Based on the causal comparative method; job satisfaction and burnout of visual arts teachers were compared according to variables such as gender, age, marital status, professional seniority and school type. In addition, the…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Visual Arts, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Burnout
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Stratton, Erin; Chitiyo, George; Mathende, Allen M.; Davis, Krista M. – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2020
The purpose of this study was to compare how face-to-face instruction and flipped learning differed in terms of student achievement in seventh grade science classes, as well as to assess how students who were in the flipped classroom felt about their experiences. A total of 81 students received face-to-face instruction, and 73 received flipped…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Science Achievement
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Cheung, Nicole W. T. – Youth & Society, 2020
Although gender has become a key dimension in migration research, previous scholarship has largely focused on adult rather than child migrants. Even less attention has been paid to the role of gender in migration-related child health. By comparing rural migrant and urban-born adolescents in the largest city in south China, this study assessed…
Descriptors: Child Health, Gender Differences, Role, Rural Areas
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