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Dori, Y. J.; Zohar, A.; Fischer-Shachor, D.; Kohan-Mass, J.; Carmi, M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This paper describes an Israeli national-level research examining the extent to which admissions of elementary school students to the gifted programmes based on standardised tests are gender-fair. In the research, the gifted students consisted of 275 boys, 128 girls, and additional 80 girls who were admitted to the gifted programme through…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Females, Gifted, Thinking Skills
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Madjar, Nir; Cohen, Veronique; Shoval, Gal – Educational Psychology, 2018
School transitions are important phases in students' educational experiences. The current study aimed to explore the trajectories of academic and social motivation across the transition from elementary to middle school. Participants (N = 415) were sampled from six elementary schools; 55% transitioned after sixth grade (transition) and 45% remained…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Student Motivation, Longitudinal Studies
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Swirski, Hani; Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet; Yarden, Anat – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Context-based approaches can bridge the gap between abstract, difficult science concepts and the world students live in. However, the relevance of specific contexts to different groups of learners, and its stability over time, have not been extensively explored. This study used four datasets, collected in different formal and informal settings, to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Student Interests, Learner Engagement
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Vidergor, Hava E. – Curriculum Journal, 2018
The study aimed to assess the effectiveness of the multidimensional curriculum model (MdCM) in the development of higher-order thinking skills in a sample of 394 elementary and secondary school students in Israel. The study employed a quantitative quasi-experimental pre-post design, using a study module based on MdCM, comparing intervention group…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Curriculum, Elementary School Students
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Asadi, Ibrahim A.; Khateb, Asaid – Reading Psychology, 2017
This study examined the orthographic transparency of Arabic by investigating the contribution of phonological awareness (PA), vocabulary, and Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) to reading vowelized and unvowelized words. The results from first and second grade children showed that PA contribution was similar in the vowelized and unvowelized…
Descriptors: Vowels, Semitic Languages, Vocabulary Development, Phonological Awareness
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Brandes, Gilad; Ravid, Dorit – First Language, 2017
Prepositional phrases (PPs) are considered an important feature of mature written expression. However, little is known about the development of PPs during the school years. The study examined the use of PPs in 160 narrative and expository texts, written by Hebrew-users in grades 4, 7, and 11, and adults. PPs were identified, counted, and…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Phrase Structure, Form Classes (Languages), Language Acquisition
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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Shachar, Hanna – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine how the quality of teaching contributes to a sense of belonging and satisfaction, while considering students' personal and socioeconomic variables, in explaining the risk of dropping out of school. Two thousand, eight hundred and seventy 4th- to 9th-grade students from 105 classes in 18 schools participated…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Bishara, Saied; Weiss, Itzhak – Cogent Education, 2017
Phonological and morphological awareness and its correlation with reading punctuated and non-punctuated words in Arabic as a first language were examined, as well as its transfer to Hebrew as a second language. Research participants were 30 fourth grade pupils. Phonological awareness was examined by phonological decoding of actual and meaningless…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Correlation, Phonological Awareness, Morphology (Languages)
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Yavich, Roman – International Education Studies, 2017
The current study seeks to examine the perception of the three main populations that have a part in the educational and pedagogic domain: teachers, parents, and elementary school students, while comparing between religious and secular schools. The major hypothesis of the study is that teachers, parents, and students do not have congruent views on…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Homework
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Paz-Baruch, Nurit – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
The Actiotope Model of Giftedness focuses on the interactions between the individual and the environment. Developing excellence requires educational and learning capitals that can support the individual in achieving a specific target. This study examined differences in the educational and learning capitals of students graded in three levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Models, Human Capital
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Zilka, Gila – Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The viewing and browsing habits of Israeli children age 8-12 are the subject of this study. The participants did not have a computer at home and were given either a desktop or hybrid computer for home use. Television viewing and internet surfing habits were described, examining whether the children did so with their parents, family members, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Access to Computers, Mass Media Use
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Madjar, Nir; Cohen-Malayev, Maya – School Psychology Quarterly, 2016
The implications of the transition from elementary to middle school are of major concern for educators and researchers worldwide. Previous studies have yielded ambiguous findings; some have indicated negative outcomes of school transition, whereas others have demonstrated null or even positive effects. The aim of the current research was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Student Promotion
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Kohan-Mass, Judy – Roeper Review, 2016
The main purpose of the study was to characterize gender patterns regarding ways of thinking and learning among 242 fifth- and sixth-grade young gifted students in Israel. A written questionnaire was developed to assess ways of thinking as either connected (empathic) or separate (critical, detached). Findings showed that boys consistently rated…
Descriptors: Gifted, Gender Differences, Cognitive Style, Self Contained Classrooms
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Zach, Sima; Yazdi-Ugav, Orly; Zeev, Aviva – School Psychology International, 2016
This study aimed to examine to what extent academic achievements, learning disorders, behavior problems and loneliness explain the variance of students' social skills. The differences between students diagnosed with learning disorders and students without learning disorders in all four variables were examined. Participants were 733 elementary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Predictor Variables, Learning Problems
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Berger, Rony; Gelkopf, Marc; Heineberg, Yotam; Zimbardo, Philip – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Studies indicate that individuals who are exposed to political violence and who experience personal threat and posttraumatic distress might also develop prejudicial and exclusionist attitudes toward outgroup members. To tackle this destructive dynamics in children, the authors implemented a 2-pronged approach, combining stress-reduction…
Descriptors: Jews, Violence, Stereotypes, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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