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Georgios, Lykesas; Ioannis, Giosos; Olga, Theocharidou; Dimitris, Chatzopoulos; Maria, Koutsouba – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Physical exercise is acknowledged to play a highly significant role in human health and life quality. The concept "Quality of Life" (QoL) refers to many parameters, including the individual's physical condition, psychological status, level of independence, social relationships and interaction with the environment. Participating in dance…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Elementary School Students, Physical Health, Mental Health
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Kim, Shin-Jeong; Kang, Kyung-Ah – Journal of School Nursing, 2017
Child sexual abuse (CSA) threatens children's safety and even their lives. CSA is increasing steadily, despite the government's efforts to decrease and prevent its incidence. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education (C-SAPE) program on fifth-grade elementary school students' competence in…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Prevention, Grade 5
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Vandevelde, Sabrina; Van Keer, Hilde; Merchie, Emmelien – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The authors explore the effects of student tutoring as an approach to provide support on self-regulated learning (SRL) to fifth- and sixth-grade students with a low socioeconomic or immigrant background. In total, 401 Flemish (Belgium) students participated. A quasi-experimental study with pretest, posttest, and retention test control group design…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Immigrants, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Powell, Tara; Thompson, Sanna J. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
Objective: This article presents the Journey of Hope (JoH), a school-based intervention for children who have experienced a collective trauma such as a natural disaster. Through the use of group work, the JoH focuses on building coping skills and enhancing protective factors to help children recover. Method: This quasi-experimental research…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Intervention, Trauma, Natural Disasters
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Wilson, Andrew; Kim, Wonsun – International Education Studies, 2016
The purpose of the study is to investigate the effects of concept mapping on mastery goal orientation and academic self-efficacy in a collaborative learning environment. The current study employed a randomized controlled pretest-posttest group design to examine if learning strategies such as concept mapping can help students with both reading…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Self Efficacy, Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation
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Sung, Han-Yu; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Chang, Ya-Chi – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
In this study, a problem-posing strategy is proposed for supporting collaborative mobile learning activities. Accordingly, a mobile learning environment has been developed, and an experiment on a local culture course has been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed approach. Three classes of an elementary school in southern Taiwan…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices
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De Naeghel, Jessie; Van Keer, Hilde; Vansteenkiste, Maarten; Haerens, Leen; Aelterman, Nathalie – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Responding to the declining trend in reading motivation in and beyond the elementary school years, the authors aimed to enhance late-elementary school students' autonomous reading motivation. Toward this end, the authors evaluated the influence of a teacher professional development grounded in self-determination theory on fifth-grade students' (n…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Faculty Development, Workshops, Reading Motivation
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Jennings, Sybillyn; McIntyre, Julie Guay; Butler, Sarah E. – Journal of Career Development, 2015
To explore young adolescents' interest in engineering as a future career, we examined the influence of gender and grade level on participants' (N = 197, aged 10-13) views of engineering. One group (107 students) viewed a brief engineering video and wrote why they felt the same or different about engineering following the video. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Engineering, Engineering Education, Intervention
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Menke, Mandy R. – Hispania, 2015
Language immersion students' lexical, syntactic, and pragmatic competencies are well documented, yet their phonological skill has remained relatively unexplored. This study investigates the Spanish vowel productions of a cross-sectional sample of 35 one-way Spanish immersion students. Learner productions were analyzed acoustically and compared to…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Vowels, Elementary School Students, Spanish
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Velásquez, Ana María; López, María Adelaida; Quiñonez, Natalia; Paba, Diana Patricia – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2015
Children and youth coming from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds are at risk of developing behavioural problems. This study examined the efficacy of a Yoga programme implemented in a low-socioeconomic status school, for the prevention of depression, anxiety, and aggression. After-school workshops were delivered twice a week during 12 weeks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stress Management, Physical Activities, Disadvantaged Youth
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Abdelhalim, Safaa M. – English Language Teaching, 2015
This study examines the effectiveness of a proposed English language program based on integrating two forms of children literature, mainly short stories and songs, in developing the needed life skills and language learning strategies of primary school students. Besides, it emphasized the importance of providing EFL fifth year primary students with…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods
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Goodmon, Leilani B.; Leverett, Raven; Royer, Amanda; Hillard, Gracia; Tedder, Tracey; Rakes, Lori – Journal of Research in Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine if the behavioral and learning benefit found from the use of therapy balls as classroom seats in children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (e.g., Schilling, Washington, Billingsley, & Deitz, 2003) generalizes to children with dyslexia who suffer from similar attention problems…
Descriptors: Children, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Therapy
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Magid, Michael – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
I will describe a program that I developed to motivate grade five elementary school learners of English in Singapore to put more time and effort into learning English by enhancing their vision of their Ideal second language (L2) self and making their goals for learning English more clear and specific. The Ideal L2 self is the representation of the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Pagan, Stephanie; Sénéchal, Monique – Canadian Journal of Education, 2014
In this research, parents and children participated in a comprehensive book reading intervention designed to improve children's literacy. Over eight weeks during the summer, children in the intervention condition were encouraged to read one book weekly and parents were trained to foster reading comprehension. Forty-eight Grades 3 and 5 children…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Intervention, Literacy Education
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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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