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Klein, Perry D.; Haug, Katrina N.; Arcon, Nina – Journal of Experimental Education, 2017
Argument writing is challenging for elementary students. Previous experimental research has focused on scaffolding rhetorical goals, leaving content goals relatively unexplored. In a randomized experiment, 73 students in grades 5, 6, and 7 wrote persuasive texts about difficult-to-classify vertebrates. Each student received one of three sets of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Persuasive Discourse, Cues, Content Area Writing
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Mady, Callie – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017
This study compares the English and French proficiencies of three groups of early French immersion participants at the Grade 6 level: Canadian-born English-speaking, Canadian-born multilingual, and immigrant multilingual students. In addition to English and French multi-skills tests, the participants completed a questionnaire designed to gather…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Immigrants, English
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Weeks, Murray; Ooi, Laura L.; Coplan, Robert J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Shy children display wariness in unfamiliar social situations and often experience feelings of social anxiety. This study explored the potential mediating role of cognitive biases in the link between shyness and social anxiety in early adolescence. In particular, we focused on judgments of the probability and cost of negative social situations…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Probability, Early Adolescents, Bias
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Jared, Debra; Ashby, Jane; Agauas, Stephen J.; Levy, Betty Ann – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2016
Three experiments examined the role of phonology in the activation of word meanings in Grade 5 students. In Experiment 1, homophone and spelling control errors were embedded in a story context and participants performed a proofreading task as they read for meaning. For both good and poor readers, more homophone errors went undetected than spelling…
Descriptors: Semantics, Reading, Grade 5, Experiments
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Turcotte, Sandrine; Hamel, Christine – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2016
This study addressed computer-supported collaborative scientific inquiries in remote networked schools (Quebec, Canada). Three dyads of Grade 5-6 classrooms from remote locations across the province collaborated using the knowledge-building tool Knowledge Forum. Customized scaffold supports embedded in the online tool were used to support student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Grade 5, Grade 6
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Arya, Diana J.; McClung, Nicola A.; Katznelson, Noah; Scott, Lyn – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2016
Social psychologists have suggested that language-based ideologies related to "stereotype threat" (i.e. variations in performance-based on ability perceptions of language groups) may affect students' academic achievement regardless of school language support. However, it is unclear whether efforts to support students' first language…
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Language Attitudes, Stereotypes, Achievement Tests
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Kwiatkowska-White, Bozena; Kirby, John R.; Lee, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
This longitudinal study of 78 Canadian English-speaking students examined the applicability of the stability, cumulative, and compensatory models in reading comprehension development. Archival government-mandated assessments of reading comprehension at Grades 3, 6, and 10, and the Canadian Test of Basic Skills measure of reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, Models
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Gagné, Nathalie; Parks, Susan – Language Learning Journal, 2016
With respect to cooperative learning, one aspect of particular interest to educators is its inclusive nature in terms of ensuring that all team members in group work are more or less equally involved in the task. Despite the inherent relevance for second language teaching, however, research is scant. To contribute to this area, the present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Intensive Language Courses, English (Second Language)
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Jenson, Jennifer; Droumeva, Milena – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2016
While advances in game-based learning are already transforming educative practices globally, with tech giants like Microsoft, Apple and Google taking notice and investing in educational game initiatives, there is a concurrent and critically important development that focuses on "game construction" pedagogy as a vehicle for enhancing…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Computation, Thinking Skills, Foreign Countries
Djambong, Takam; Freiman, Viktor – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
While today's schools in several countries, like Canada, are about to bring back programming to their curricula, a new conceptual angle, namely one of computational thinking, draws attention of researchers. In order to understand the articulation between computational thinking tasks in one side, student's targeted skills, and the types of problems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Programming, Computation
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Savage, Michael; DiBiase, Anne-Marie – Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
The maladaptive personality and neuropsychological features of highly relationally aggressive females were examined in a group of 30 grade 6, 7, and 8 girls and group-matched controls. Employing a multistage cluster sampling procedure, a group of highly, yet almost exclusively, relationally aggressive females were identified and matched on a…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Neuropsychology, Individual Characteristics, Interpersonal Relationship
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Doramajian, Caroline; Bukowski, William M. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
This study investigated the prospective association between moral disengagement and bystander behaviors in bullying situations, including both defending and passive bystanding. A diverse sample of Canadian school children (N = 130; 68 boys and 62 girls; mean age = 11.36 years) participated in a three-wave longitudinal study over a 4-month period.…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Behavior, Bullying, Victims
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Kanevsky, Lannie – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
Pedagogical shifts favouring collaborative learning and findings of recent studies have raised concerns regarding the claim that gifted students prefer to learn alone. The purpose of this study was to further investigate if, when and how high ability learners want to work with or without others. The distributions of 416 high ability students (n =…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cooperative Learning, Independent Study, Student Surveys
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Mady, Callie – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2015
This paper examines the French achievement results of three groups of students: Canadian-born English/French bilingual, Canadian-born multilingual and immigrant multilingual Grade 6 French immersion students, by investigating how the variables of integrative and instrumental motivations, attitudes to the learning situation, French language…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, French
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Sokal, Laura; Katz, Jennifer – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2015
While students begin schooling with high engagement levels, these levels begin to drop in the middle years of schooling but appear to recover somewhat in 10th grade, suggesting that the middle years of schooling are an especially vulnerable time in terms of student engagement (Willms et al., 2009). Moreover disengagement is most common in students…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Middle School Students, Models, Learner Engagement
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