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Chien, Chih-Feng; Liao, Ching-Jung; Walters, Brent G.; Lee, Ching-Yieh – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
As education has turned towards technology to provide academic support, the incidence of e-tutoring has grown due to decreasing educational budgets and as a potential remedy for the generational digital divide. However, many service-learning e-tutoring studies have focused on tutees' academic achievement and tutors' cognitive development rather…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Tutors, Electronic Learning, Validity
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Rwaimba, Samuel Muthomi – Online Submission, 2016
This was a descriptive survey study design which sought to establish the school based factors that affect the learning of Kenyan Sign Language in primary schools for learners with hearing impairment in Embu and Isiolo counties in Kenya. The target population was all teachers teaching in primary schools for learners with hearing impairment in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Elementary School Students, Deafness
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Nyenje, Aida; Nkata, James – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper establishes the extent to which attitudinal variables affect the education reforms and subsequently the quality of primary education in Uganda. The paper is based on the views of a wide spectrum of different education stakeholders including: policy analysts, Members of Parliament (MPs), education officers, Headteachers, teaching staff,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality
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Jaeger, Elizabeth – Reading Horizons, 2016
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were adopted by most states by 2010. Yet, many teachers still lack confidence in their ability to integrate these standards into their classroom instruction and this uncertainty undermines their effectiveness. This article presents findings from a study of a fourth grade literacy curriculum informed by the…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Grade 4, Literacy, Reading Instruction
Smyrnova-Trybulska, Eugenia; Morze, Nataliia; Kommers, Piet; Zuziak, Wojciech; Gladun, Mariia – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
The article discusses issues related to STEM education; it is emphasized that the need to prepare students with twenty-first-century skills through STEM-related teaching is strong, especially at the elementary level. The authors stress that workshops, using kits to build and program robots, are a modern form of interdisciplinary education of…
Descriptors: Robotics, Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, STEM Education
Gonzales, Wilkinson Daniel Wong; Torres, Patrisha Lliane O. – Online Submission, 2016
Departing from Gonzales and Torres' (2015) quantitative quasi-experimental study on the effectiveness of cooperative learning (CL) on Grade 8 students in a private school in Manila, the present study attempts to uncover possible findings in the affective dimension through a 25-item survey questionnaire that quantitatively gauges the Grade 8…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Grade 8, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Wang, Hung-Yuan – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the impacts of embedding collaboration into a game with a self-explanation design for supporting the acquisition of light and shadow concepts. The participants were 184 fourth graders who were randomly assigned to three conditions: a solitary mode of the game with self-explanation, a collaborative mode with…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Cooperative Learning, Grade 4
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Seifert, Susanne; Schwab, Susanne; Gasteiger-Klicpera, Barbara – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
This article aims to evaluate the whole-class reading program Language And Reading Skills (LARS) and its effects on the decoding, reading comprehension, and language abilities of 1st-language (L1) and 2nd-language (L2) German 2nd graders. The program consisted of teacher training and differentiated reading materials adapted to the needs of both L1…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Second Language Learning, German, Reading Comprehension
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Higgins, Kristina N.; Crawford, Lindy; Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Horney, Mark – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2016
Mathematical reasoning involves comprehending mathematical information and concepts in a logical way and forming conclusions and generalizations based on this comprehension. Computer-based learning has been incorporated into classrooms across the country, and specific aspects of technology need to be studied to determine how programs are…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Retzlaff-Fürst, Carolin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Children and adolescents spend a large part of their day at school. Physical and mental problems result from physical inactivity, sitting positions at work and "indoor lifestyle" (WHO 2004). Therefore, health education is a major topic in school. Biology classes (scholastic) can make an important contribution in this context. Health as a…
Descriptors: Gardening, Well Being, Health Education, Teaching Methods
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Nichols, Kim; Stevenson, Michael; Hedberg, John; Gillies, Robyn Margaret – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2016
Eighteen primary teachers across three conditions (Representational Fluency, Representational Agency, Comparison) received two days of training around an inquiry unit on plate tectonics replete with representations. The Representational Agency group also received training around the semiotic and material affordances of representations while the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Pretests Posttests, Interviews
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Fidan, Nuray Kurtdede; Ay, Tugba Selanik – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Environmental literacy can be defined as having necessary perceptions and competency of health and environmental systems and as being active in developing necessary acts about them. Individuals are expected to use their knowledge and concepts in daily life. The aim of this study is to determine students' views about operational environmental…
Descriptors: Literacy, Environmental Education, Statistical Analysis, Health
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Mbach, Florence; Oboka, Wycliffe; Simiyu, Ruth; Wakhungu, Jacob – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Education was identified as the critical means of achieving behaviour change in and out of the classroom in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of HIV and AIDS among the youth. This study sought to investigate the constraints during HIV and AIDS curriculum implementation, the study was guided by social cognitive approach theories, survey and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Education, Curriculum Implementation, Elementary School Curriculum
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Nyenje, Aida; James, Nkata L. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This article scans Uganda's topical responsibility to transformation of the country's primary school education arrangement with attention to the institutional dynamics that constitute school factors such as the curriculum, assessment methods, course content, subject composition, teaching methods, and instructional materials; among others that…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Sustainability, Foreign Countries
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Barba-Sánchez, Virginia; Atienza-Sahuquillo, Carlos – Education & Training, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to encourage entrepreneurship and creativity among primary school pupils than they acquire entrepreneurial skills through running a business. Design/methodology/approach: A pilot experience has been structured into three large phases: analysis of the starting situation; production of the materials and their…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Interviews
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