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Hwang, Ming-Yueh; Hong, Jon-Chao; Hao, Yung-Wei – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Teachers' professional development (PD) receives a great deal of attention in current educational settings. However, research has shown that many teachers hesitate to attend PD programs. In this study, data were collected from 270 elementary school teachers and were subjected to confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Faculty Development
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Chen, Hui-Hua; Liang, Yi-Ching; Gapp, Susan C.; Newland, Lisa A.; Giger, Jarod T.; Lin, Chunn-Ying – Journal of Experimental Education, 2017
This study measured aspects of the couple relationship to examine direct and indirect relations with parental involvement in education and children's school outcomes. The sample (n = 100) consisted of families that have at least one child between the ages of 8 and 11 in urban central Taiwan. Findings indicated that couple relationship quality is…
Descriptors: Spouses, Interpersonal Relationship, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation
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Hong, Jon-Chao; Hwang, Ming-Yueh; Szeto, Elson; Tai, Kai-Hsin; Tsai, Chi-Ruei – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Hands-on making (e.g., "Maker") has become prevalent in current educational settings. To understand the role that students' epistemic curiosity plays in hands-on making contests, this study explored its correlation to students' positive affect and continuance intention to participate in a hands-on making contest called…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Hands on Science, Science Education, Science Instruction
Liu, I-Fang; Ko, Hwa-Wei – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Perspectives from reading and information fields have identified similar skills belong to two different kind of literacy being online reading abilities and ICT skills. It causes a conflict between two research fields and increase difficult of integrating study results. The purpose of this study was to determine which views are suitable for…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Information Literacy, Computer Literacy, Reading Skills
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Cheng, Yuh-Ming; Lou, Shi-Jer; Kuo, Sheng-Huang; Shih, Ru-Chu – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
In order to improve and promote students' environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour, integrating environmental education into the primary education curriculum has become a key issue for environmental education. For this reason, this study aimed to investigate elementary school students' acceptance of technology applying digital game-based…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Primary Education, Environmental Education, Intention
Martin, Michael O., Ed.; Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is an international assessment of mathematics and science at the fourth and eighth grades that has been conducted every four years since 1995, with the most recent assessment in 2011. PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) is an international assessment of reading…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Grade 4
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Wen, Wen-cheng; Lu, Shiau-yun – Environmental Education Research, 2013
In recent years, rapid changes in the Earth's climate and environment have influenced our lives greatly. The ocean occupies 70% of the Earth's surface and is intimately related to the regulation of climate, fostering of life, and also to social economy, as well as sports and leisure. Students in the senior years of primary education are in a phase…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
Chan, Yi-Chih – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Phonological awareness and morphological awareness have been shown to affect Chinese children's reading development. Previous studies conducted in Hong Kong, which required children to read two-character words only or a mixture of single-character and two-character words in a Chinese reading test, exclusively found that morphological awareness was…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Morphology (Languages), Chinese, Reading Instruction
Chen, Yi-Hsin; Rendina-Gobioff, Gianna; Dedrick, Robert F. – Online Submission, 2007
Method effects associated with item wording have been explored in a variety of instruments and found that the practice of using positively- and negatively- worded items may introduce systematic measurement errors that disrupt analyses and interpretations of the results. Therefore, the first purpose in the present study was to explore if method…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Self Concept Measures, Measures (Individuals), Path Analysis