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Georgios, Lykesas; Ioannis, Giosos; Olga, Theocharidou; Dimitris, Chatzopoulos; Maria, Koutsouba – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Physical exercise is acknowledged to play a highly significant role in human health and life quality. The concept "Quality of Life" (QoL) refers to many parameters, including the individual's physical condition, psychological status, level of independence, social relationships and interaction with the environment. Participating in dance…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Elementary School Students, Physical Health, Mental Health
Wolbers, Kimberly; Dostal, Hannah; Graham, Steve; Branum-Martin, Lee; Kilpatrick, Jennifer; Saulsburry, Rachel – Grantee Submission, 2018
A quasi-experimental study was conducted to examine the impact of Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction on 3rd-5th grade deaf and hard of hearing students' writing and written language compared to a business-as-usual condition (treatment group N = 41, comparison group N = 22). A total of 18 hours of instruction was provided for each of two…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Grygiel, Pawel; Modzelewski, Michal; Pisarek, Jolanta – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
This study reports relationships between general academic self-concept and achievement in grade 3 and grade 5. Gender-specific effects were investigated using a longitudinal, two-cycle, 3-year autoregressive cross-lagged panel design in a large, representative sample of Polish primary school pupils (N = 4,226). Analysis revealed (a) reciprocal…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Self Concept, Longitudinal Studies, Gender Differences
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San Jose, Alyssa L.; Nelson, Keith E. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2017
What do children actually carry away from participating in planned activities in natural areas such as those in outdoor camps and schools? Prior research has seldom been rigorous in establishing participants' connection to, knowledge of, and orientation toward nature before intervention, followed by a clear specification of what range of…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Pretests Posttests, Natural Resources, Grade 5
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Park, Sira; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Policymakers view parental involvement (PI) as a crucial component of school reform efforts, but evidence of its effect on student achievement is equivocal. Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort dataset, we examined the long-term impact on student- and school-level achievement of three types of school-based PI: PI to…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Participation, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Reading Achievement
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Ma, Shufeng; Zhang, Jie; Anderson, Richard C.; Morris, Joshua; Nguyen-Jahiel, Kim Thi; Miller, Brian; Jadallah, May; Sun, Jingjing; Lin, Tzu-Jung; Scott, Theresa; Hsu, Yu-Li; Zhang, Xin; Latawiec, Beata; Grabow, Kay – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2017
Instructional influences on productive use of academic vocabulary were investigated among 460 mostly African American and Latina/o fifth graders from 36 classrooms in eight public schools serving low-income families. Students received a 6-week unit on wolf management involving collaborative group work (CG) or direct instruction (DI). The big…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Low Income Groups, African American Students
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Elleman, Amy M.; Steacy, Laura M.; Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Compton, Donald L. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
Although instruction has been shown to be effective at increasing vocabulary knowledge and comprehension, factors most important for promoting the acquisition of novel vocabulary are less known. In addition, few vocabulary studies have utilized models that simultaneously take into account child-level, word-level, and instructional factors to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Layes, Smail; Lalonde, Robert; Rebaï, Mohamed – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
This study explored the role and extent of the involvement of morphological awareness (MA) in contrast to rapid automatized naming (RAN) in word reading and comprehension of Arabic as a morphologically based orthography. We gave measures of word reading, reading comprehension, MA, and RAN in addition to a nonverbal mental ability test to 3 groups…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Grade 4, Dyslexia, Elementary School Students
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Kim, Shin-Jeong; Kang, Kyung-Ah – Journal of School Nursing, 2017
Child sexual abuse (CSA) threatens children's safety and even their lives. CSA is increasing steadily, despite the government's efforts to decrease and prevent its incidence. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education (C-SAPE) program on fifth-grade elementary school students' competence in…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Prevention, Grade 5
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Pan, Wen Fu – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
The objective of this study was to test whether the Kinect motion-sensing interactive system (KMIS) enhanced students' English vocabulary learning, while also comparing the system's effectiveness against a traditional computer-mouse interface. Both interfaces utilized an interactive game with a questioning strategy. One-hundred and twenty…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Control Groups
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Lineweaver, Tara T.; Roy, Ashley; Horth, Madison – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Past research has investigated the development of stereotypes surrounding race and gender in children; however, there is a lack of literature examining the development of children's stereotypes of older adults. In this study, 163 children from four grades: first (n = 44), fourth (n = 49), fifth (n = 35), and eighth (n = 35) completed a new…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Older Adults, Cognitive Development, Elementary School Students
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Wallace, Tanner LeBaron; Sung, Hannah C. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2017
Autonomy support in classrooms is believed to coordinate students' inner motivational resources in ways that enhance student engagement (e.g., Jang, Kim, & Reeve, 2012). Yet, to our knowledge, no study has investigated student-generated interpretations of the motivational significance of their teachers' autonomy-supportive practices.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Personal Autonomy, Video Technology, Learning Motivation
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Güccük, Ahmet; Köksal, Mustafa Serdar – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of case teaching on how students learn about genetic engineering, in terms of meaningful learning and retention of learning. The study was designed as quasi-experimental research including 63 8th graders (28 boys and 35 girls). To collect data, genetic engineering achievement tests were…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Genetics, Concept Mapping
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Lin, Yu-Cheng; Lin, Pei-Ying – Journal of Experimental Education, 2017
There are no salient word spaces in Mandarin Chinese. Thus, it is unclear whether word spacing information differentially affects the reading speed of children with and without reading difficulties (RD). In the present study, native Chinese-speaking children of differential reading abilities were tested with Chinese text in un-spaced versus spaced…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Reading Ability, Layout (Publications), Reading Difficulties
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Kikas, Eve; Mägi, Katrin – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
This study examined the effects of first-grade teachers' emotional support on task persistence and academic skills in the sixth grade and the mediational role of children's academic self-concept in these effects. Participants were 524 children (263 boys, X-bar age in the first grade = 7.47 years), their first-grade homeroom teachers (n = 53), and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Emotional Response, Student Behavior
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