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Polat, Hüseyin – International Education Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate Life Sciences course entrepreneurship skills of the 3rd grade primary school students as evaluated by their parents. The study was conducted with the screening model. The participants of the study were the parents (47 mothers and 23 fathers) of the students (32 girls, 38 boys) who study in the center of…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Biological Sciences
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Hughes, Kathleen; Coplan, Robert J. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
The goal of the current study was to examine the complex links among anxious solitude, classroom climate, engagement, achievement, and gender. In particular, drawing upon the differential susceptibility hypothesis (Belsky, 1997), we investigated if children high in anxious solitude were particularly sensitive and responsive to the classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Anxiety, Gender Differences, Learner Engagement
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Fussner, Lauren M.; Luebbe, Aaron M.; Mancini, Kathryn J.; Becker, Stephen P. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
The goal of the current investigation was to test emotion dysregulation as a mechanism explaining the longitudinal association between peer rejection and depressive symptoms across 1 school year in middle childhood and to determine whether this process differed based on gender and grade. Youth in Grades 3 through 6 (N = 131; 71 girls) and their…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Correlation, Peer Relationship, Rejection (Psychology)
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Kindermann, Katharina; Riegel, Ulrich – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Going on a field trip to the church, pupils can experience lived religion. But how do they feel during such a church visit? In this paper, we analyse statements of 516 German third graders (about 8 years old) made after they had visited their local church on a field trip. Using affective schema theory, we develop a conceptual model of emotions in…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Churches, Psychological Patterns, Religious Factors
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Epstein-Solfield, Alexandra; Arango, Clay; Ogan, Dana; Stendell-Hollis, Nicole – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: Most American school children fail to meet recommended intakes of fruits and vegetables (F/V). Possible solutions to increase intake include nutrition education interventions paired with access to a cafeteria salad bar (SB). The aim of this research was to determine if a F/V-targeted nutrition education intervention would…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Food, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Jensen, Nate; Rice, Andrew; Soland, James – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
While most educators assume that not all students try their best on achievement tests, no current research examines if behaviors associated with low test effort, like rapidly guessing on test items, affect teacher value-added estimates. In this article, we examined the prevalence of rapid guessing to determine if this behavior varied by grade,…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Value Added Models, Achievement Tests, Test Items
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Dailey, Debbie; Jackson, Nykela; Cotabish, Alicia; Trumble, Jason – Roeper Review, 2018
Informal science opportunities provide authentic experiences to stimulate students' interests in science and engineering and foster their curiosity through problem-based investigations. STEMulate Engineering Academy was designed to provide children (Grades 3-5) engineering opportunities and offer teachers a unique professional development…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Learner Engagement, Science Interests
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Fedewa, Alicia L.; Cornelius, Colleen; Erwin, Heather E.; Ahn, Soyeon; Stai, Claire – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Little research has explored the impact of teacher behavior in the relationship between classroom movement breaks and student outcomes. The authors' primary purpose was to explore teacher behavior during classroom movement breaks to determine if teacher behavior served as a moderating variable in the relationship between physical activity and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Behavior, Physical Activities, Correlation
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Polat, Hüseyin – World Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the Life Sciences course decision-making skill of the 3rd grade primary school students as evaluated by the parents. The study was conducted in screening model. The participants of the study were the parents (41 mothers and 26 fathers) of the students (32 girls, 35 boys) who study in the center of the…
Descriptors: Decision Making Skills, Biological Sciences, Parent Surveys, Screening Tests
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Fedewa, Alicia L.; Fettrow, Elizabeth; Erwin, Heather; Ahn, Soyeon; Farook, Minnah – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: This study investigated the academic achievement and physical activity differences between types of activity breaks implemented in elementary school classrooms. This study evaluated whether there was a difference between the impact of purely aerobic-based movement breaks and the impact of academic-based breaks on children's academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Physical Activities, Motion, Correlation
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LeBoeuf, Whitney A.; Fantuzzo, John W. – Applied Developmental Science, 2018
The primary aim of this study was to assess the relations between concurrent, cumulative, and contextual intradistrict school mobility and early reading achievement. Longitudinal administrative school records were used for an entire cohort of students in a large urban district from first through third grade. Findings indicated that students with a…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Reading Achievement, Student Mobility, Student Characteristics
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Rachels, Jason R.; Rockinson-Szapkiw, Amanda J. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
A quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest, non-equivalent control group design was used to examine the effect of a mobile gamification application on third and fourth grade students' Spanish language achievement and student academic self-efficacy. In this study, the treatment group's Spanish language instruction was through the use of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Telecommunications
Schor, Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students living in poverty are now the majority of the K-12 student population in the United States. Growing up in poverty results in lower self-regulation, executive function, and readiness to learn. Researchers suggest that mindfulness practices, such as yoga, can enhance student self-regulation and executive function, thereby increasing student…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Poverty, Statistical Analysis, Grade 3
Malakowsky, Daniel James – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A modified extensive reading literacy intervention was examined in this study. The problem was English Learner third and fourth-grade students reading standardized tests scores were low and educators were uncertain as to which type of intervention was best to improve English Learner student oral reading fluency and reading comprehension. This…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, English Language Learners, Reading Fluency
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Mimeau, Catherine; Ricketts, Jessie; Deacon, S. Hélène – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2018
We tested the theoretically driven hypotheses that children's orthographic and semantic learning are associated with their word reading and reading comprehension skills, even when orthographic and semantic knowledge are taken into account. A sample of 139 English-speaking Grade 3 children completed a learning task in which they read stories about…
Descriptors: Role, Reading Processes, Reading Comprehension, Semantics
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