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Palaigeorgiou, George; Pouloulis, Christos – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Ubiquitous music is a relatively new research area which seeks ways to involve novices in music learning, playing and improvisation. Despite the ambitious goals, ubiquitous music is still unknown territory in schools. In this study, we have tried to identify whether ubiquitous music environments can enable novice music students to participate in…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Fairy Tales, Teaching Methods
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Pawlowski, Charlotte Skau; Schipperijn, Jasper; Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Tine; Troelsen, Jens – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Facilitators and barriers to recess physical activity are not well understood. To date, research on recess physical activity has predominantly focused on quantitative measures typically focusing on a narrow set of predefined factors, often constructed by adults. To really understand the factors affecting recess physical activity it is crucial to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Recess Breaks, Physical Activities, Performance Factors
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Hopple, Christine J. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
"Fun" is considered, from both research and practical knowledge, to be a critical factor in children's decision to participate (or not) in physical activity (PA). Despite its importance, few studies have provided in-depth investigations into what children really mean when they say an activity is fun. The purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Children, Interviews, Student Surveys
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Woods, Amelia Mays; McLoughlin, Gabriella M.; Kern, Ben D.; Graber, Kim C. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Public health concerns regarding childhood obesity and sedentary behavior make investigations of children's physical activity (PA) promotion crucial. School recess, a highly discretional time, plays a central role in shaping children's activity preferences. Methods: Participants included 40 children (30 girls, 10 boys) from fourth and…
Descriptors: Child Health, Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Obesity
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Gül, Gülnihal; Eren, Bilgehan – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Many reasons such as social exclusion, economic insufficiency, and prejudice make it difficult for Gypsy children to reach qualified education and cause their expectations for the future to be minimized. Yet, it is considered that the property of "inclination to music," linked especially with Gypsies, will positively affect the…
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, Social Bias, Music Education, Singing
Stinson, Debbie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was undertaken to discover how fourth-and fifth-grade teachers implemented the systematic Focused English Language Development (FELD) program with English Language Learners (ELL) students. ELL students are not reaching proficiency at a higher rate because of the gap in teachers' understanding of effective teaching practices and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Murphy, Carol; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah; Calder, Nigel; Mansour, Nasser – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
In relation to an international concern to encourage inquiry-based pedagogies in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and the issues of transfer in teacher professional development (PD), we report on the aspirations and perceived challenges of teachers in Qatar as they embark on PD to introduce inquiry-based learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Faculty Development
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Pfeiffer, Verbra – South African Journal of Education, 2018
A key concern today is the question of homework in our nation's public schools. In this study, an investigation was conducted with the first no-homework policy, which has been introduced in one of the primary schools in the Western Cape. This study seeks to determine whether a no-homework policy will validate a positive or negative effect on…
Descriptors: Homework, School Policy, Case Studies, Public Schools
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Fourie, J.; Sedibe, M.; Muller, M. – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
South Africa's education system has been characterized by various curriculum changes since 1997 given that basic education is a priority of this government and policies have specifically been aimed at improving the overall standard of education in the country. Despite these curriculum changes, the findings of tests such as the Progress in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Intervention, Low Achievement
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Gidlund, Ulrika – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
In Sweden, teachers in mainstream schools show frustration and insecurity about how to organise education for inclusion and diversity. This article contributes to the understanding of how they articulate their view of the advantages and disadvantages of including students with EBD in mainstream classes. To study teachers' understanding, an…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Inclusion, Accessibility (for Disabled), Focus Groups
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Mede, Enisa – Education 3-13, 2017
This study investigated the perceived beliefs and reported practices of fourth-grade English teachers in primary (elementary) public schools in Turkey. Significantly, it aimed to examine the participating K-4 English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' beliefs about the developmentally appropriate and inappropriate practices, discover the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Cigerci, Fatih Mehmet; Gultekin, Mehmet – Issues in Educational Research, 2017
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of digital stories on the Turkish (mother language) listening skills of fourth grade students. The study used a mixed methods and was conducted in two fourth grade classrooms (ages 9-10 years) in a primary school in Eskisehir city, Turkey, during the 2014-2015 spring semester. During the 8-week…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Turkish, Listening Skills, Grade 4
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Burke, Brigid M.; Howard, Eric D. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
As a result of a university partnership, elementary students at two midwest Catholic elementary schools have been provided with exploratory world language instruction (FLEX) from pre-service teachers. To investigate students' attitudes and learning of Spanish, researchers interviewed second and fourth graders. The students' parents and pre-service…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, FLES, Elementary School Students
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Knapp, Andrea; Landers, Racheal; Liang, Senfeng; Jefferson, Vetrece – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2017
The researchers in this study investigated the impact of mathematics-focused parental involvement on Kindergarten to Grade 8 children and parents as well as factors prompting that impact. Qualitative analysis consisting of parent, child, and teacher interviews and 3-year quantitative testing showed significant improvements in students' mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ulu, Mustafa – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to identify primary school students' thinking processes within the mathematical modeling process and the challenges they encounter, if any. This is a basic qualitative research study conducted in a primary school in the city of Kütahya in the academic year of 2015-2016. The study group of the research was composed of…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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