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Wang, Jingying; Li, Hui; Wang, Dan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examines the effects of family involvement on the literacy gap between rural and urban Chinese primary students via mediation analysis. Altogether, 1080 students in Grades 1, 3, and 5 were randomly sampled from three urban and three rural primary schools from Shandong and Guizhou Provinces, representing eastern and western China,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Rural Urban Differences, Family Literacy, Parent Background
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Lin, Feng; Chan, Carol K. K. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This study examined the role of computer-supported knowledge-building discourse and epistemic reflection in promoting elementary-school students' scientific epistemology and science learning. The participants were 39 Grade 5 students who were collectively pursuing ideas and inquiry for knowledge advance using Knowledge Forum (KF) while studying a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Hu, Shenai; Vender, Maria; Fiorin, Gaetano; Delfitto, Denis – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Recent experimental results suggest that negation is particularly challenging for children with reading difficulties. This study looks at how young poor readers, speakers of Mandarin Chinese, comprehend affirmative and negative sentences as compared with a group of age-matched typical readers. Forty-four Chinese children were tested with a truth…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Sentences, Mandarin Chinese, Reading Comprehension
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Chen, Xinyin; Fu, Rui; Liu, Junsheng; Wang, Li; Zarbatany, Lynne; Ellis, Wendy – Developmental Psychology, 2018
This study examined relations of social sensitivity to social, school, and psychological adjustment in rural Chinese, urban Chinese, and Canadian children. Participants were 4th to 6th grade students (M[subscript age] = 11 years) in China (n = 593 and 443 for the rural and urban samples) and Canada (n = 325). A self-report measure of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Relationship, Social Adjustment
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Sun, Qian; Lou, Vivian Weiqun; Law, Ben M. F. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2018
Purpose: This study examined the development and validation of the Effectiveness Scale of Child Familial Influencing Behavior. This measurement is constructed to evaluate the effectiveness of child familial influencing behaviors within three-generational relationships. Methods: The effectiveness of child familial influencing behaviors was rated by…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Child Behavior, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Liu, Ming; Rus, Vasile; Liu, Li – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2018
Automatic question generation can help teachers to save the time necessary for constructing examination papers. Several approaches were proposed to automatically generate multiple-choice questions for vocabulary assessment or grammar exercises. However, most of these studies focused on generating questions in English with a certain similarity…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Regression (Statistics), Test Items, Natural Language Processing
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Hui, Yan Keung; Mai, Bo; Qian, Sheng; Kwok, Lam For – Open Learning, 2018
The use of flipped classrooms, blended learning environments and the application of technology has been extensively studied and reported in the literature, but the impact of learning activity design on cultivating better learning attitudes has rarely been explored. A rapid adoption of 'e-schoolbag' in basic education in China has been observed in…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Electronic Learning, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Bear, George G.; Yang, Chunyan; Chen, Dandan; He, Xianyou; Xie, Jia-Shu; Huang, Xishan – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine differences between American and Chinese students in their perceptions of school climate and engagement in school, and in the relation between school climate and engagement. Method: Confirmatory factor analyses were used to support the factor structure and measurement invariance of the two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Environment, Learner Engagement
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Ronfard, Samuel; Chen, Eva E.; Harris, Paul L. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Although children often believe an adult's claims, they may have opportunities to check these claims by gathering relevant empirical evidence themselves. Here, we examine whether children seize such opportunities, especially when the claim is counterintuitive. Chinese preschool and elementary schoolchildren were presented with five different-sized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students, Cognitive Development
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Gao, Tao; Zhao, Junfeng; Dou, Kai; Wang, Yujie; Li, Xiaoming; Harrison, Sayward E. – School Psychology International, 2018
This study used a quasi-experimental design to investigate the impact of Rapid Reading Skills Training (RRST) on some reading outcomes for primary school students in central China and also examined the influence of cognitive flexibility on intervention outcomes. A sample of 108 students (mean age = 11.75 years) were recruited. Students' cognitive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quasiexperimental Design, Reading Skills, Speed Reading
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Zhang, Haomin – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
The present study explored the relationship between reading comprehension skill and morphological awareness among young Chinese readers. The objectives were to investigate whether morphological awareness is a critical cognitive and linguistic ability to differentiate poor comprehenders and good comprehenders and to further scrutinize the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 2
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Zhou, Mingming; Ren, Jing – School Psychology International, 2017
Engagement in academic tasks is important. However, compared to the large body of research on task engagement, the number of studies on task disengagement is quite limited. The aim of this study is to examine the associations between the motivational (self-determination) and attitudinal antecedents (learning orientations) of task disengagement.…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Learner Engagement
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Ho, Rainbow T. H.; Lai, Angel H. Y.; Lo, Phyllis H. Y.; Nan, Joshua K. M.; Pon, Alicia K. L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
A year after the earthquake in Sichuan, China, a strength-based arts and play support program was launched to promote the well-being of young survivors, and this study was designed to examine its effectiveness. It was hypothesized that participation in the program would have direct positive effects on general self-efficacy and peer support, and…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Victims, Art Education, Play
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Zhong, Baichang; Wang, Qiyun; Chen, Jie; Li, Yi – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Pair programming (PP) is a useful approach to fostering computational thinking for young students. However, there are many factors impacting on the effectiveness of PP. The period of switching roles between the driver and the navigator is often ignored by researchers. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the impact of the switching period on PP.…
Descriptors: Programming, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Sun, Jingjng; Anderson, Richard C.; Perry, Michelle; Lin, Tzu-Jung – Cognition and Instruction, 2017
Social skills involved in leadership were examined in a problem-solving activity in which 252 Chinese 5th-graders worked in small groups on a spatial-reasoning puzzle. Results showed that students who engaged in peer-managed small-group discussions of stories prior to problem solving produced significantly better solutions and initiated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Cooperative Learning
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