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Gross, Barbara; Dewaele, Jean-Marc – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Cook argued that the learning of a new language leads to a state of multi-competence, with the learner's mind changing in ways that go beyond the linguistic realm. The present study follows Dewaele's suggestion that multilingualism is linked to both cognitive and psychological changes. It explores one particular under-researched relationship,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Correlation, Bilingualism, Multidimensional Scaling
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Tomassoni, Rosella; Treglia, Eugenia; Tomao, Manuela – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
The purpose of this research was to compare the creative performance of students belonging to 2 different cultures, Italian and Ugandan. The participants were 462 children between the ages of 6 and 14 (231 in each group). The children were distributed across the age groups, between the 1st and 7th years of primary school. This study used a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Creativity, Cultural Differences
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Alivernini, Fabio; Manganelli, Sara; Cavicchiolo, Elisa; Girelli, Laura; Biasi, Valeria; Lucidi, Fabio – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In the study, based on a representative sample of 26,670 Italian fifth-grade students, the authors examine the academic motivational profiles of immigrant and native students, as well as of boys and girls. To reliably estimate mean differences, the measurement invariance of a short version of the Academic Self-Regulation Questionnaire was first…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Grade 5, Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis
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Pirrone, Concetta; Tienken, Christopher H.; Pagano, Tatiana; Di Nuovo, Santo – Educational Forum, 2018
In an experimental study to explain the effect of structured Building Block Play with LEGO™ bricks on 6-year-old student mathematics achievement and in the areas of logical thinking, divergent thinking, nonverbal reasoning, and mental imagery, students in the experimental group scored significantly higher (p = 0.05) in mathematics achievement and…
Descriptors: Toys, Play, Mathematics Skills, Imagery
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Florit, Elena; Cain, Kate; Levorato, Maria Chiara – First Language, 2017
This study examined Italian 7- to 9-year-olds' understanding of the connective "but" when used to relate two events in sentences embedded in short stories. Performance was largely accounted for by the cognitive complexity of the sentence that included the connective and the salience of its meaning (confirmed in a second study with…
Descriptors: Semantics, Language Usage, Native Language, Language Acquisition
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Faccio, Elena; Costa, Norberto; Losasso, Carmen; Barrucci, Federica; Mantovani, Claudio; Cibin, Veronica; Andrighetto, Iginio; Ricci, Antonia – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: The high incidence of foodborne disease among children suggests the value of health promotion. Children are a high-risk group so far as foodborne disease is concerned, although they may be hard to reach with training programmes. This research investigated the use of drawings, compared with questionnaires, to evaluate the impact of a…
Descriptors: Food, Safety Education, Health Promotion, Elementary School Students
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Porcu, Mariano; Giambona, Francesca – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Latent class analysis (LCA) is a statistical method used to group individuals (cases, units) into classes (categories) of an unobserved (latent) variable on the basis of the responses made on a set of nominal, ordinal, or continuous observed variables. In this article, we introduce LCA in order to demonstrate its usefulness to early adolescence…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Classification, Early Adolescents, National Surveys
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Jahanshahi, Babak – Education Economics, 2017
This paper aims to demonstrate the importance of controlling for endogenous peer effects in estimating the influence of gender peer effects on educational outcomes. Using Manski's linear-in-means model, this paper illustrates that the estimation of gender peer effects is potentially biased in the presence of endogenous peer effect in education.…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Gender Differences, Effect Size, Social Influences
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Bigozzi, Lucia; Tarchi, Christian; Pinto, Giuliana – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate consistency in spelling skills across 2 different tasks of written production (dictation vs. composition) and stability of performance across 4 different grades. We assessed 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders' spelling performance through 4 tasks: 2 dictation tasks (passage and sentences) and 2 composition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spelling, Reliability, Verbal Communication
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Bonifacci, Paola; Tobia, Valentina – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
The present study evaluated which components within the simple view of reading model better predicted reading comprehension in a sample of bilingual language-minority children exposed to Italian, a highly transparent language, as a second language. The sample included 260 typically developing bilingual children who were attending either the first…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Bilingualism, Reading Comprehension, Predictor Variables
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Pica-Smith, Cinzia; Antognazza, Davide; Marland, Joshua J.; Crescentini, Alberto – Cogent Education, 2017
This cross-cultural and cross-sectional study investigated Italian and US children's perceptions of interethnic and interracial friendships, also known as intergroup friendships. A total sample of 226 children attending two urban, elementary schools in a middle-sized Northeastern US city and a middle-sized northern Italian city, were interviewed…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Friendship, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Costanzo, Antonella; Desimoni, Marta – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2017
The number of studies addressing issues of inequality in educational outcomes using cognitive achievement tests and variables from large-scale assessment data has increased. Here the value of using a quantile regression approach is compared with a classical regression analysis approach to study the relationships between educational outcomes and…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Measurement, Regression (Statistics), Correlation
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De Dominicis, Stefano; Bonaiuto, Marino; Carrus, Giuseppe; Passafaro, Paola; Perucchini, Paola; Bonnes, Mirilia – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
Two quasi-experimental field studies (N = 419; 248) tested the effects of an outdoor environmental education program based in local Protected Natural Areas (PNAs) on 3rd-to-6th-grade students' proenvironmental attitudes and behaviors. Results show the program increases children's place attachment, proenvironmental attitudes, ethics and…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Intervention, Foreign Countries, Quasiexperimental Design
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Contini, Dalit; Grand, Elisa – Sociological Methods & Research, 2017
Despite the increasing spread of standardized assessments of student learning, longitudinal data on achievement data are still lacking in many countries. This article raises the following question: Can we exploit cross-sectional assessments held at different schooling stages to evaluate how achievement inequalities related to individual-ascribed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Achievement Gap
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Tobia, Valentina; Fasola, Anna; Lupieri, Alice; Marzocchi, Gian Marco – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study aimed to explore the spatial numerical association of response codes (SNARC), the flanker, and the numerical distance effects in children with mathematical difficulties. From a sample of 720 third, fourth, and fifth graders, 60 children were selected and divided into the following three groups: typically developing children (TD; n =…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Reading Difficulties, Grade 3, Grade 4
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