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Einav, Michal; Sharabi, Adi; Peter, Tal Even-hen; Margalit, Malka – Athens Journal of Education, 2018
The growing number of students with Learning Disabilities (LD) who are granted test accommodations raises many theoretical questions with educational implications. The aim of the current study is to examine levels of positive affect as an indicator of wellbeing among students with LD who receive test accommodations and to identify the mediating…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Instructional Effectiveness, Adolescents, Learning Disabilities
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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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Makhoul, Baha – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2017
The current study attempted to investigate the development of Arabic academic vocabulary knowledge among middle-school Arabic native speakers, taking into account the socioeconomic status of the Arab population in Israel. For this purpose, Arabic academic word list was developed, mapping the required academic words that are needed for adequate…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Vocabulary, Middle School Students, Socioeconomic Status
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Shoshani, Anat; Nakash, Ora; Zubida, Hani; Harper, Robin A. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2016
This study aimed to explore the role of school engagement and the mediation effect of acculturation in predicting 1.5 and second-generation migrant adolescents' mental health and risk behaviors. Participants included 448 seventh to tenth grade Israeli students (mean age 14.50, 53% boys): 128 non-Jewish 1.5 generation migrant adolescents (children…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Acculturation, Predictor Variables, Immigrants
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Saiegh-Haddad, Elinor; Schiff, Rachel – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2016
All native speakers of Arabic read in a language variety that is remarkably distant from the one they use in everyday speech. The study tested the impact of this distance on reading accuracy and fluency by comparing reading of Standard Arabic (StA) words, used in StA only, versus Spoken Arabic (SpA) words, used in SpA too, among Arabic native…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Semitic Languages, Native Speakers, Vowels
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Berger-Tikochinski, Tal; Zion, Michal; Spektor-Levy, Ornit – Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning, 2016
This is a five-year study conducted with junior high school students studying in a 1:1-laptop program in order to test the effects of the program on various measures related to the students: their attitudes, motivation, perceived school norms, self-efficacy, and behavioral intention towards learning with laptops, according to the Theory of Planned…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Student Attitudes, Laptop Computers, Junior High School Students
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Heiman, Tali; Olenik-Shemesh, Dorit – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Cyberbullying refers to a negative activity aimed at deliberate and repeated harm through the use of a variety of electronic media. This study examined the Internet behavior patterns and gender differences among students with learning disabilities who attended general education and special education classes, their involvement in cyberbullying, and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet, Gender Differences
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Benish-Weisman, Maya – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Values, or the guiding standards of adolescents' lives, influence which behaviors are considered more justified than others. The relationship between values and social behavior has been established across many studies including the relationship of values and aggression. But only a few studies have examined these relationships among youth.…
Descriptors: Aggression, Values, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies
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Berkowitz, Ruth – School Psychology International, 2014
School bullying is a worldwide worrisome phenomenon that occurs within a broad context in which pupils and teachers can either reinforce or undermine violent behavior through interaction. Based on a nationally representative sample of students in Israel, this study examined patterns in student perceptions of student and teacher responses to school…
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Victims
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Resh, Nura; Sabbagh, Clara – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
Contending that justice experiences in school serve as a hidden curriculum that conveys messages about the wider society and impact student attitudes and behavior, we investigate the effects of students' sense of distributive and (school) procedural justice on democratic-related attitudes: liberal democratic orientation (civil rights), social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hidden Curriculum, Student Attitudes, High School Students
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Kasler, Jonathan; White, Gwyne W.; Elias, Maurice J. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2013
During the 2009-2010 academic year, 10 schools participated in the Meaning of Life educational program, an adaption of the popular U.S. Laws of Life program. The program sought to encourage each participant to develop a personal approach to finding meaning in life. To evaluate the success of the program, we conducted a study to compare measures of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Jews, Arabs
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Vansover, Yaron – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
This article examines the narrative structure used by Israeli history teachers in their lessons. The investigation makes use of the analytical tools of narratology, employing the constitutive narratological distinction between "fabula" and "szujet." It becomes clear that the narrative structure which teachers of history…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History, History Instruction, Narration
Barnes, Tiffany, Ed.; Desmarais, Michel, Ed.; Romero, Cristobal, Ed.; Ventura, Sebastian, Ed. – International Working Group on Educational Data Mining, 2009
The Second International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM2009) was held at the University of Cordoba, Spain, on July 1-3, 2009. EDM brings together researchers from computer science, education, psychology, psychometrics, and statistics to analyze large data sets to answer educational research questions. The increase in instrumented…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Research, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries
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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
The easy availability of both web-based communication tools and classroom internet access presents teachers with myriad ways to engage their students in projects with kids all over the globe. Two teachers--English teacher Hagit Goldstein in Israel and Spanish teacher Allison Baugher in the US--were connecting students through an online classroom…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, English Teachers
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Ayalon, Hanna; Grodsky, Eric; Gamoran, Adam; Yogev, Abraham – Sociology of Education, 2008
This article explores how the structure of higher education in the United States and Israel mediates the relationship among race/ethnicity, social origins, and postsecondary outcomes. On the basis of differences in how the two systems of higher education have developed, the authors anticipated that inequality in college attendance will be greater…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Attendance, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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