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Völlinger, Vanessa A.; Spörer, Nadine; Lubbe, Dirk; Brunstein, Joachim C. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study examined a theoretical model hypothesizing that reading strategies mediate the effects of intrinsic reading motivation, reading fluency, and vocabulary knowledge on reading comprehension. Using path analytic methods, we tested the direct and indirect effects specified in the hypothesized model in a sample of 1105 fifth-graders. In…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Reading Strategies, Mediation Theory, Models
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Cummings, William K.; Bain, Olga – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
With the strengthening of the global economy, contemporary societies have come to view the educational achievements of their young people as a major component of national competiveness. But there are substantial variations in the strategies employed by different nations. To maximize educational achievements, some nations believe that the provision…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Competition, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Eickelmann, Birgit; Gerick, Julia; Koop, Christian – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
By means of an international comparison, the research presented in the article aims to identify supporting and hindering school level factors for the use of ICT in secondary school mathematics lessons. The relationship between ICT use and the performance of Grade 9 students in mathematics is examined and further integrated into a multi-level model…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Mathematics
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Kang, Jingoo; Keinonen, Tuula – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Much research has been conducted to investigate the effects of inquiry-based learning on students' attitude towards science and future involvement in the science field, but few of them conducted in-depth studies including young learners' socio-cognitive background to explore mechanisms which explain how inquiry experiences influence on career…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Inquiry, Science Instruction
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Arikan, Serkan; Yildirim, Kasim; Erbilgin, Evrim – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Turkish students on average had lower scores than OECD countries on mathematics, science, and reading at international assessment programs. As PISA measures the extent to which 15-year-old students are prepared to handle the challenges they may encounter in their future lives, and evaluates students' ability to reflect and to apply their knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scores, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Ricks, Elizabeth Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2012
According to the 2006 Program for International Assessment (PISA), the United States is behind their international counterparts in the areas of mathematics and science. (Darling-Hammond, 2010). The Unites States is at a critical point in developing future leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. In preparing students for a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Best Practices, Mathematics Achievement, Kindergarten