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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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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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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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Asad, Khaled; Tibi, Moanis; Raiyn, Jamal – World Journal of Education, 2016
New generations are using and playing with mobile and computer applications extensively. These applications are the outcomes of programming work that involves skills, such as computational and algorithmic thinking. Learning programming is not easy for students children. In recent years, academic institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of…
Descriptors: Programming, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Visual Aids
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Addi-Raccah, Audrey; Dana, Oshra – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2015
Private tutoring (PT) is becoming a worldwide phenomenon. In Israel too, about a third of elementary school students participate in PT. Based on sociological and school quality considerations, we examined school characteristics that are associated with PT intensity at school. The data encompassed a random state wide sample of 389 Israeli…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Elementary School Students, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Status
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Swirski, Hani; Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet – Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 2014
While interest is central to learning, considerable disparities have been reported between students' science interests and the science curriculum. This study explores how 5th grade students' (n = 72) competence, relatedness and interest levels changed as a consequence of using two online learning environments, which bridged the students' anonymous…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Educational Technology, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum
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Cahan, Sorel; Barneron, Meir; Kassim, Suhad – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2014
Relying on the results of the achievement tests in mathematics, science, native language (Hebrew/Arabic) and English, administered to 1430 5th-grade co-educational classes in Israel, this study examines the between-class variability of the within-class mean score gender differences and its class and school correlates. The four main results of the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Sharabi, Adi; Margalit, Malka – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2014
Positive and negative mood have often been considered indicators of wellbeing, affecting behavior and adjustment. This study evaluated the personal and familial predictors of positive and negative mood among 1,024 Israeli students (children with learning disabilities [LD]: 302 boys, 198 girls; children without LD: 308 boys, 216 girls). They were…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Well Being, Behavior Problems
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Agranovich, Shoshana; Assaraf, Orit Ben-Zvi – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
This study examines attitudes to school science classes amongst primary school children, based on the assumption that these will influence their attitudes and choices later in life. 1298 primary school students in grades 4-6 were given a Likert-type questionnaire and asked to provide verbal explanations for their agreement/disagreement with each…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science