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Erbil, Deniz Gökçe; Kocabas, Ayfer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
In this study, the effects of applying the cooperative learning method on the students' attitude toward democracy in an elementary 3rd-grade life studies course was examined. Over the course of 8 weeks, the cooperative learning method was applied with an experimental group, and traditional methods of teaching life studies in 2009, which was still…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Democracy, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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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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Hopf, Suzanne C.; McLeod, Sharynne; McDonagh, Sarah H. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
This study explored linguistic multi-competence in Fiji students and their conversational partners through a description of linguistic diversity in one school community. Students' caregivers (n = 75), teachers (n = 25) and year 4 students (n = 40) in an urban school of Fiji completed paper-based questionnaires regarding: 75 students, 75 mothers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Students, Multilingualism
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Bissoonauth, Anu – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
This paper investigated linguistic practices and choices of Australian children of Indian descent, an under-researched group, who are studying Hindi in primary education. Data was collected using a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews with sixty participants across 3 primary schools in the Sydney area. The findings revealed, as expected,…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Immigrants, Indians, Indo European Languages
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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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Loucaides, Constantinos A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study examined seasonal differences in children's segmented-day physical activity (PA) and time engaged in sedentary activities. Seventy-three children wore a pedometer during winter and spring and completed a diary relating to their after-school sedentary activities and time playing outside. Children recorded higher steps in spring compared…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Life Style, Measurement Equipment, Diaries
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Erdener, Mehmet Akif; Knoeppel, Robert C. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
Parent involvement has an influence on children's educational engagement during the elementary years. The objective of this study was to examine the perceptions of rural Turkish parents about their involvement in schooling with elementary school students based on Epstein's (1995) six types of parental involvement (parenting, communicating,…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Rural Areas
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Coral, Josep; Lleixà, Teresa; Ventura, Carles – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
The member states of the European Union have funded many initiatives supporting the teaching and learning of foreign languages. Content and language integrated learning is one of the experimental language programmes that have been introduced in Catalonia, in the north-east of Spain. The aims of this study are to analyse the results achieved by…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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van den Berg, Y. H. M.; Stoltz, S. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Inclusive education has brought new challenges for teachers, including the search for a suitable place in the classroom for children with externalizing problems. In the current study, we examined whether a careful rearrangement of the classroom seats could promote social acceptance and more prosocial behaviors for children with externalizing…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Inclusion
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Liefländer, A. K.; Bogner, F. X. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study examines the relationships between the environmental attitudes and environmental knowledge of school children within the framework of an environmental intervention. We employed questions from the 2-MEV model to monitor students' environmental attitudes in terms of the model factors Preservation and Utilisation while concurrently…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Knowledge Level, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Huber, Christian; Gerullis, Anita; Gebhardt, Markus; Schwab, Susanne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This computer-based study evaluates whether teacher feedback can have an effect on the acceptance of children with and without disabilities in inclusive, special and regular schools. The social acceptance of four children shown in photo vignettes (child with Down Syndrome, child in a wheelchair, child with migrant background and child with no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Inclusion, Peer Acceptance
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Avramidis, Elias; Avgeri, Georgia; Strogilos, Vasilis – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The study addresses the social participation of integrated students with special educational needs (SEN) in upper primary regular classes in Greece alongside their perceptions of best friend quality. Social participation was defined as consisting of four key dimensions: students' acceptance by classmates, friendships, social self-perceptions, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Friendship, Peer Relationship, Inclusion
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Krull, Johanna; Wilbert, Jürgen; Hennemann, Thomas – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Social participation of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) is a central topic in the current inclusion debate. Numerous studies have shown that the risk of social exclusion is considerably higher for children with SEN compared to their peers without SEN, especially for pupils with behaviour problems (BP) or learning difficulties (LD).…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Learning Problems, Classroom Environment, Special Needs Students
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Faber, Janke M.; Glas, Cees A. W.; Visscher, Adrie J. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
In this study, the relationship between differentiated instruction, as an element of data-based decision making, and student achievement was examined. Classroom observations (n = 144) were used to measure teachers' differentiated instruction practices and to predict the mathematical achievement of 2nd- and 5th-grade students (n = 953). The…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Data, Decision Making, Academic Achievement
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