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Roberts, Kathryn L.; Brugar, Kristy A. – Reading Psychology, 2017
The purpose of this study is to describe upper elementary students' understandings of four graphical devices that frequently occur in social studies texts: captioned images, maps, tables, and timelines. Using verbal protocol data collection procedures, we collected information on students' metacognitive processes when they were explicitly asked to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Visual Literacy, Layout (Publications), Maps
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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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de Koster, Sandra; Volman, Monique; Kuiper, Els – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
The integration of technology into the classroom remains a challenge for those involved. A concept-guided approach to the development of technology has been suggested as a way of meeting this challenge. This multiple case study was performed in the context of a project in which five elementary schools in The Netherlands with a school concept that…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Eberbach, Catherine; Crowley, Kevin – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
How do children begin to make the transition from seeing the natural world to scientifically observing the natural world? This study explored how differences in parent conversational strategies and disciplinary knowledge impact children's experience observing biological phenomena during shared informal learning. A total of 79 parent-child pairs…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Parent Child Relationship, Gardening, Recreational Facilities
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Wong, Koon Lin; Lee, Chi Kin John; Chan, Kin Sang Jacqueline; Kennedy, Kerry John – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
Various terms have been used to define civic education (CE) in Hong Kong since the colonial era. This has been particularly true since 2011, when CE has been given many names, causing confusion among educators. Mixed methods were employed to examine teachers' perceptions of different conceptions of CE expressed as moral, civic and national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civics, Citizenship Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Mania-Singer, Jackie – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
This qualitative case study used General Systems Theory and social network analysis to explore the relationships between the members of a district central office and principals of elementary schools within an urban school district in the Midwest. Findings revealed sparse relationships between members of the district central office and principals,…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, School Districts, Central Office Administrators, School Administration
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Milic, Sanja; Simeunovic, Vlado – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2017
The objective of this work is examination of co-ordinance amongst assessments of logical-mathematical giftedness with young primary school students, made by four groups of evaluators: teachers, parents, coevals and self-evaluators. Teachers of 11 primary schools selected at the area of Republic Srpska were assigned to follow Instructions for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Mathematics Instruction, Talent Identification
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Fischer, Aaron J.; Dart, Evan H.; Radley, Keith C.; Richardson, Dylan; Clark, Racheal; Wimberly, Joy – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2017
School-based psychological services are typically provided through a triadic model of consultation in which a school psychologist works directly with a teacher or school staff member to address the academic, behavioral, or mental health concerns of a student. With advances in current technology, school psychologists have the capacity to use…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, School Psychology, School Psychologists, Counselor Teacher Cooperation
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Wilcox, Kristen Campbell; Gregory, Karen; Yu, Lisa – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
This article reports on findings from a multiple case study investigating the nature of educators' approaches toward monitoring English language learners' (ELLs) performance and using data to improve instruction and apply appropriate interventions. Six New York elementary schools where ELLs' performance was better than predicted (i.e.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students
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Vosniadou, Stella; Skopeliti, Irini – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
The present research tested the hypothesis that the reading of science text can create new misconceptions in students with incongruent prior knowledge, and that these new misconceptions will be similar to the fragmented and synthetic conceptions obtained in prior developmental research. Ninety-nine third- and fifth-grade children read and recalled…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Prior Learning, Elementary School Students
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Ozdemir, Ozgur; Bonk, Curtis J. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore K-12 teachers' awareness of open educational resources (OER) as well as their perceptions of its potential opportunities and challenges for teaching practices. Data were gathered from 99 online survey respondents and six interviewees in this study. Findings showed that teachers are aware of OER to a certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Cheng, Shu-Huei; King, Jean A. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Researchers have conducted numerous empirical studies on evaluation capacity (EC) and evaluation capacity building (ECB) in Western cultural settings. However, little is known about these practices in non-Western contexts. To that end, this study identified the major dimensions of EC and feasible ECB approaches in Taiwanese elementary and junior…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Human Resources, Foreign Countries, Delphi Technique
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Tilfarlioglu, Filiz Yalçin; Anwer, Jivan Kamal – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Lean is regarded as a systematic approach to maximizing value by minimizing waste, and by flowing the product or service at the pull of the customer demand. These key concepts of "value," "flow," and "pull," align with the ultimate lean goal: "perfection," or a continuous striving for improvement in the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Suswandari – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2017
This design-based research is part of three-year national projects examining the incorporation of local wisdom in a character-based education in primary school contexts. Specifically, the present study addresses two research questions: 1) what are local wisdoms of Betawi ethnic feasible to be incorporated in character based curriculum in primary…
Descriptors: Values Education, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Beliefs
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Zilka, Gila – Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The viewing and browsing habits of Israeli children age 8-12 are the subject of this study. The participants did not have a computer at home and were given either a desktop or hybrid computer for home use. Television viewing and internet surfing habits were described, examining whether the children did so with their parents, family members, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Access to Computers, Mass Media Use
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