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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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Symonds, Jennifer; Hargreaves, Linda – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Adolescents typically like school less after making age-graded school transitions. Stage-environment fit theory (Eccles & Midgley, 1989) attributes this to a mismatch between developmental needs and new school environments. Our in vivo study provides a basis for future quantitative designs by uncovering the most prevalent stage-environment…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Qualitative Research, Self Concept, Friendship
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Erath, Stephen A.; Bub, Kristen L.; Tu, Kelly M. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
This study examined physiological and coping responses to peer-evaluative challenges in early adolescence as predictors of academic outcomes. The sample included 123 young adolescents (X-bar[subscript age]) = 12.03 years) who participated in the summer before (T1) and the spring after (T2) the transition to middle school. At T1, respiratory sinus…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Coping, Physiology, Predictor Variables
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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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Bahena, Sofía; Schueler, Beth E.; McIntyre, Joseph; Gehlbach, Hunter – Applied Developmental Science, 2016
Students whose school environment fits their developmental needs also typically experience academic success and increased motivation. Most investigations of school fit, which focus on teachers' and students' perceptions, have found a general decline in fit across the transition from elementary to middle school. However, little research has…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Test Construction, Surveys, Attitude Measures
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Hu, Weiping; Jia, Xiaojuan; Plucker, Jonathan A.; Shan, Xinxin – Roeper Review, 2016
Learning motivation has a significant effect on student learning, which is a key determinant of academic performance and creativity. It is increasingly popular and important to cultivate learning motivation in schools. To consider this trend, a long-term intervention program named "Learn to Think" (LTT) was designed not only to improve…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Capotosto, Lauren; Kim, James S. – First Language, 2016
This study examines the effects of four types of reading comprehension questions--immediate, non-immediate, summary, and unanswerable questions--that linguistically diverse and predominantly low-income parents asked their fourth graders on children's text retellings. One-hundred-twenty (N = 120) parent and child dyads participated in a home visit…
Descriptors: Literacy, Low Income, Parent Child Relationship, Elementary School Students
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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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Sneyers, Elien; Jacobs, Karen; Struyf, Elke – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The stressful nature of the teaching profession is recognised worldwide. Consistent with the recent international attention regarding the connection between neurocognition and education, the study "Learn2be@school" introduced a training for teachers about the occurrence of stress and the relationship between human behaviour and the…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Teacher Student Relationship, Interviews, Vignettes
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Malti, Tina; Averdijk, Margit; Zuffianò, Antonio; Ribeaud, Denis; Betts, Lucy R.; Rotenberg, Ken J.; Eisner, Manuel P. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2016
This study examined the role of children's trust beliefs and trustworthiness in the development of prosocial behavior using data from four waves of a longitudinal study in a large, ethnically-diverse sample of children in Switzerland (mean age = 8.11 years at Time 1, N = 1,028). Prosocial behavior directed towards peers was measured at all…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Trust (Psychology), Childhood Attitudes, Beliefs
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Simpson, Lisa A.; Bui, Yvonne – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2016
Students with autism display challenges acquiring friendships and participating in relationships with typical peers. Social interaction is further impacted in students with low-functioning autism, necessitating consideration of their unique characteristics when designing and implementing interventions. This single-subject study examined the…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Intervention, Autism, Visual Aids
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Nyenje, Aida – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This paper examines Uganda's recent undertaking to reform her Primary School education System with a focus on the effect of structural dynamics of education reforms and the quality of primary education. Structural dynamics in the context of this study is in reference to the organizational composition of the education system at the government,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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Liu, Min; Navarrete, Cesar C.; Scordino, Robert; Kang, Jina; Ko, Yujung; Lim, Mihyun – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2016
While there is evidence of the growing popularity of iPads and other tablets in K-12 education, little is understood about how teachers use these devices in their instruction. This study examines 342 teachers' comfort level with and perception toward iPad use and any changes that occurred over the implementation year. Using a mixed-methods design,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
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Segrott, Jeremy; Rothwell, Heather; Pignatelli, Ilaria; Playle, Rebecca; Hewitt, Gillian; Huang, Chao; Murphy, Simon; Hickman, Matthew; Reed, Hayley; Moore, Laurence – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Involvement of parents/carers may increase effectiveness of primary school-based alcohol-misuse prevention projects through strengthening family-based protective factors, but rates of parental engagement are typically low. This paper reports findings from an exploratory trial of a school-based prevention intervention--Kids, Adults…
Descriptors: Prevention, Drinking, Family Programs, Family Relationship
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