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Park, Sira; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Policymakers view parental involvement (PI) as a crucial component of school reform efforts, but evidence of its effect on student achievement is equivocal. Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort dataset, we examined the long-term impact on student- and school-level achievement of three types of school-based PI: PI to…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Participation, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Reading Achievement
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Al Darwish, Salwa – International Education Studies, 2017
Kuwait, an Arabic-speaking country in which English serves important functions, has adopted so many methods in teaching EFL in public schools which in 1993 started with the Grammar-Translation and continued until 2005 the eclectic method was applied. In 2005 the emphasis on communicative techniques and almost entirely through listening and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Elementary Schools, Public Schools, Foreign Countries
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Techaraungrong, Piyaporn; Suksakulchai, Surachai; Kaewprapan, Wacheerapan; Murphy, Elizabeth – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The purpose of the study reported on in this paper was to design and test multimedia for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) learners. The study focused on counting, addition and subtraction with grade one (age 7) DHH learners in Thailand. The multimedia created for the study was informed by design considerations for DHH learners of arithmetic and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Elementary School Students
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Lu, Ya-Huei; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne T.; Ding, Ai-Chu; Glazewski, Krista – Computers in the Schools, 2017
Although many elementary schools have adopted one-to-one programs, we still lack information on how teachers integrate iPads or other tablets into their daily instruction, especially in early childhood settings. The purpose of this case study was to present how four experienced iPad-using early childhood teachers integrated one-to-one iPads into…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Xu, Tingting; Nerren, Jannah S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Attitudes and biases toward body size perceived as fat and body size perceived as thin are present in young children (Cramer and Steinwert in "J Appl Dev Psychol" 19(3):429-451, 1998; Worobey and Worobey in "Body Image" 11:171-174, 2014). However, the information children have regarding body size and ways to modify body size…
Descriptors: Young Children, Body Height, Body Weight, Human Body
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Eriksson, Inger; Jansson, Anders – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017
The issue of this article is to identify and discuss what conditions may be necessary to build into tasks to make it likely for students to be involved in an algebraic Learning Activity inspired by Davydov. Data from a pilot study was used in which a group of students (N = 28) in grade 1 (7-year-olds) were invited to participate in discussions and…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Young Children, Pilot Projects
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Kiuru, Noona; DeLay, Dawn; Laursen, Brett; Burk, William J.; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
This longitudinal study from Grades 1 to 4 investigated (a) the extent to which children select peers based on similarity in reading skills and (b) the extent to which children are influenced by the level of their peers' reading skills. The sample consisted of 1003 Finnish children in Grades 1-4, for whom reading fluency and comprehension were…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Sandberg, Gunilla – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This article reports and discusses findings from an ethnographic case study, aiming to gain a deeper understanding of how different children perceive their learning environment in the first grade of primary school, with regard to social as well as academic aspects. The theoretical framework is based on an interactional perspective, where…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Educational Environment, Ethnography, Inclusion
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Li, Yuk Yung – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
Despite decades of research, little is known about the dynamics of sustaining change in school reform and how the process of change unfolds. By tracing the nine-year reform journeys of four primary schools in Hong Kong (using multiyear interview, observational, and archival data), this study uncovers the micro-processes the schools experienced…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects, Elementary Schools
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Moran, Renee M. R. – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2017
The use of student achievement data to evaluate an individual teacher's effectiveness has become a new focus in educational policy. This article focuses on the underresearched teacher perception of this new policy measure. Drawing on ethnographic research procedures, this article explores how first-grade teachers in one state navigated a new…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Ethnography
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Arar, Khalid; Massry-Herzalah, Asmahan – School Leadership & Management, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to exemplify a "grass-roots" change based on Dewey's experimental progressive education model employed in the "Bridge over the Valley" bilingual school, a Palestinian-Arab and Jewish school in Israel. In order to identify the progressive "approach" underlying this change, the…
Descriptors: Arabs, Jews, Intergroup Relations, Educational Theories
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Everley, Suzanne; Macfadyen, Tony – Education 3-13, 2017
This study investigated perceptions that children aged 6-10 years (n = 83) have of what it means to be physically active. Ideographic research was conducted utilising drawings and interviews to understand values that are placed on participating in physical activity (PA). The article questions the idea that whilst it may be commonly accepted by…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Play, Children, Grade 1
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Griffin, Shelley M. – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2017
Children's daily, embodied music experiences are integral to how children live and function in the world. Growing out of a line of work focusing on the interplay between elementary children's daily experiences of music, both in- and out-of-school and the impact on elementary music education curriculum, this research is nested within the…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Foreign Countries, Music, Ethnography
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Akman, Berrin; Kükürtcü, Sevi Kent; Tarman, Ilknur; Sanli, Zeynep Seda – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2017
The purpose of this research is to examine preschool and first grade teachers' opinions on the effects of school readiness to classroom management. The participants of this research consisted of the 18 preschool and 22 first grade teachers who work at public and private schools in the cities of Konya, Ankara and Kayseri in Turkey. Phenomenological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Grade 1, Elementary School Teachers
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Scott-Weich, Bridget; Yaden, David B., Jr. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This case study examined the effects that the processes of private speech and materialization (using line underscores as word placeholders) had on the emergent writing behaviours of one, six-year-old student who was enrolled in an auditory--oral deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) first-grade classroom situated on a large urban public school campus.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Literacy Education, Deafness, Grade 1
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