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Portes, Pedro R.; González Canché, Manuel; Boada, Diego; Whatley, Melissa E. – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
This study explores preliminary results from a pedagogical intervention designed to improve instruction for all students, particularly emergent bilinguals in the United States (or English language learners). The study is part of a larger efficacy randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the Instructional Conversation (IC) pedagogy for improving the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Outcomes of Education, Intervention
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Fedewa, Alicia L.; Ahn, Soyeon; Erwin, Heather; Davis, Matthew C. – School Psychology International, 2015
Existing literature shows promising effects of physical activity on children's cognitive outcomes. This study assessed via a randomized, controlled design whether additional curricular physical activity during the school day resulted in gains for children's fluid intelligence and standardized achievement outcomes. Participants were children…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Cognitive Development, Intelligence, Child Development
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Dahlin, Karin I. E. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
Working Memory (WM) has a central role in learning. It is suggested to be malleable and is considered necessary for several aspects of mathematical functioning. This study investigated whether work with an interactive computerised working memory training programme at school could affect the mathematical performance of young children. Fifty-seven…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Mathematics Achievement, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Al-Makahleh, Ahmad Abdulhameed Aufan – International Education Studies, 2011
This study seeks to verify the effect of direct instruction strategy on Math achievment of students with learning difficulties in the fourth and fifth grade levels and measure the improvement in their attitudes to Mathematics. Sample consisted of sixty (60) students with Math learning difficulties attending 4th and 5th grade level resource rooms…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Teaching Methods