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Hui, Yan Keung; Mai, Bo; Qian, Sheng; Kwok, Lam For – Open Learning, 2018
The use of flipped classrooms, blended learning environments and the application of technology has been extensively studied and reported in the literature, but the impact of learning activity design on cultivating better learning attitudes has rarely been explored. A rapid adoption of 'e-schoolbag' in basic education in China has been observed in…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Electronic Learning, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Rietdijk, Saskia; van Weijen, Daphne; Janssen, Tanja; van den Bergh, Huub; Rijlaarsdam, Gert – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
The aim of this study was to provide insight into the current practice of writing instruction in Dutch primary education, as a stepping stone for designing and implementing sustainable innovations that could satisfy both practitioners and policymakers. We investigated the extent to which three domain-specific approaches--communicative writing,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Practices
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Yang, Jie Chi; Quadir, Benazir – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
The great value of applying digital games in language learning has been highlighted. However, there has been a lack of attention paid to the effects of prior knowledge in a contextual game-based language learning environment. To this end, this study developed an MMORPG-based educational game to facilitate English learning, aiming at investigating…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Anxiety, Computer Games, Second Language Learning
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Stolte, Laurel – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
This comparative case study (based on observational, interview, and picture-sort data) examines how teachers and students talk about cultural, linguistic, racial, and socioeconomic difference in two elementary Spanish-English two-way immersion programs. In addition, I analyze how those discourses are associated with both contextual conditions and…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education Programs, Case Studies
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Alhassan, Riyadh – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teachers' self-efficacy in using of Web 2.0 tools and some demographic variables, and their use of those tools in their teaching. The study data was collected from a random sample of public school teachers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The results showed a strong positive relationship…
Descriptors: Correlation, Web 2.0 Technologies, Inservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy
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Roda, Allison – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
This article examines the neoliberal influences on "Port City Schools" (PCS) unique district-wide extended learning time (ELT) initiative. Despite the recent popularity of ELT in urban schools, there have been few qualitative studies that question how stakeholders make sense of ELT on the ground. This research fills that gap in the…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, School Districts, Qualitative Research, Urban Schools
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Maiwa, Jeniffer Chepkoech; Ngeno, Godfrey – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The process of having inclusive education in Kenya has been very slow for children with special needs yet many of these children are still at home and have attained school going age. The purpose of this study was to assess teacher competencies in handling physically challenged pupils in public primary schools in Kericho County. The study was…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Statistical Analysis
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Johnson, Matthew T.; Jacobs Johnson, Cleo; Richman, Scott B.; Demers, Alicia; Gentile, Claudia; Lundquist, Eric – Journal of School Choice, 2017
The Kauffman School is a public charter school serving students from low-income neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri. This paper used a matched comparison group design to estimate the impacts of the Kauffman School on student achievement, attendance, and suspensions. We found that the Kauffman School had large positive impacts on student…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Low Income, Academic Achievement, Attendance
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Shibo, Margaret Nekesa – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study was to compare the influence of management styles of head teacher's on pupils' performance in private and public primary schools in Nakuru municipality at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education level. The population comprised of teachers and head teachers in public primary schools. The study adopted the ex post facto…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Bleck, Jennifer; DeBate, Rita – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
Introduction: Based on internal and external assets, the positive youth development approach aims to increase the capacity among adolescents to overcome challenges as they transition to adulthood. Developmental assets have been found to be positively associated with academic achievement, a variety of health promoting behaviors, and improved…
Descriptors: Correlation, Health Behavior, Adolescents, Adolescent Development
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Chen, Chih-Ming; Tan, Chia-Chen; Lo, Bey-Jane – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
Oral reading fluency is an indicator of overall reading competence. Many studies have claimed that repeated reading can promote oral reading fluency. Currently, novel Web- or computer-based reading technologies offer interactive digital materials that promote English oral reading fluency using the repeated reading strategy; however, paper-based…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Educational Technology
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Elbaum, Batya; Blatz, Erin T.; Rodriguez, Raymond J. – Remedial and Special Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to ascertain which dimensions of parents' experiences with schools are most strongly associated with parents' perceptions that schools are or are not facilitating parent involvement as mandated by the federal accountability system under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Participants were 92 parents…
Descriptors: Parents, Accountability, Parent Participation, Federal Legislation
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Taut, Sandy; Valencia, Edgar; Palacios, Diego; Santelices, Maria V.; Jiménez, Daniela; Manzi, Jorge – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2016
This paper investigates the validity of a national, standards-based teacher evaluation programme by examining the relationship between teachers' evaluation results and their students' learning progress. We used census achievement data that assessed the same cohort of students at the end of 8th and 10th grade. We applied multilevel modelling and…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, National Programs
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Park, Jennifer; Chu, Hye-Eun; Martin, Sonya N. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Demographic trends in Korea indicate that the student population is becoming more diverse with regards to culture, ethnicity and language. These changes have implications for science classrooms where inquiry-based, student-centered activities require culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students to connect with their peers and successfully…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers
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Byakutaga, Beatrice N. Kasande; Onen, David; Oonyu, Joseph; Kasesene, Edris S. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This study delved into how written and non-written communication methods are correlated with the performance of the academic staff of Primary Teachers' Colleges (PTCs) in Central Uganda. The study was prompted by reportedly the deteriorating performance of the academic staff of most PTCs in the country despite government's efforts to train and…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Written Language, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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