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Toma, R. B.; Greca, I. M.; Orozco Gómez, M. L. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: There is a growing interest in investigating attitudes towards science and views of Nature of Science among elementary grade students in terms of gender, cultural backgrounds, and grade level variables. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes toward science and views of Nature of Science among Spanish students,…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Gender Differences
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Huang, Jing; Chen, Gaowei – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study investigated the associations among reading strategy instruction, student motivational factors (i.e., attitudes toward reading, reading self-concept, and motivation to read), gender, and reading achievement. The analyses were conducted using the Hong Kong sample (students at Level 1, n = 3,875 and teachers at Level 2, n = 133) from the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction
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Peura, Pilvi I.; Viholainen, Helena J. K.; Aro, Tuija I.; Räikkönen, Eija M.; Usher, Ellen L.; Sorvo, Riikka M. A.; Klassen, Robert M.; Aro, Mikko T. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2019
We investigated the specificity of reading self-efficacy among second- to fifth-grade children in Finland (N = 1,327). Bandura (1997) theorized that efficacy beliefs can be assessed at different levels of specificity; however, empirical support for this view is scarce among young children. Efficacy beliefs targeting reading-related activities were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Guo, Wu Yuan; Yan, Zi – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
This study investigates the relationship between students' attitudes towards formative assessment and summative assessment and aims to enrich the understanding of formative and summative assessment from the students' perspective. A total of 3,019 Hong Kong primary school students responded to a newly developed instrument. Overall, students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Aksoy, Naciye; Nurlu Ustun, Ozge; Coban Sural, Ulku – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Problem Statement and Purpose: It is crucial to determine the gender stereotypes, learned at an early age and limiting the freedom and rights of individuals to initiate the change in the egalitarian direction at an early age. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the 4th-grade primary school students' perceptions towards gender…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Student Attitudes, Childrens Rights
Prusinski, Ellen; Hastedt, Dirk; Dohr, Sandra – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2019
In TIMSS 2015, while two-thirds of students in grade 4 reported feeling very safe at school, by grade 8, less than half of the students surveyed reported feeling a high level of safety. Overall, girls were more likely to report feeling safe than boys. For both genders, feeling safe at school seemed to be positively related to academic achievement…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences
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Castellanos, Melisa; Saldarriaga, Lina; Lopez, Luz Stella; Bukowski, William M. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Evidence of cultural comparisons of gender-identity-measurement scales is scarce. The present study aims to assess the scalar invariance of two dimensions of a widely used gender identity scale (Egan and Perry's Multidimensional Gender Identity Inventory) across two cultural contexts. Fourth, sixth, and fifth graders from Barranquilla (Colombia)…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Gender Differences, Peer Relationship, Self Concept
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Yurdakal, Ibrahim Halil – World Journal of Education, 2019
In this study, it is aimed to examine the attitudes of fourth grade primary school students towards reading in terms of different variables. In this context, the attitudes of students' reading attitudes were examined according to gender, age, read books regulary and number of books read in a month. The research was prepared in accordance with the…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes
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Senel, Mustafa; Bagçeci, Birsen – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
This research was conducted in the fourth grade of a private primary school in the province of Gaziantep in the 2018-2019 academic year to provide students with creative thinking skills. This study was carried out as a qualitative case study. 23 students participated in the program. With a two-month study, students were given 23 journal writing…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Journal Writing, Student Journals
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Aslan, Serkan – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
This research aims to explore the relationship between critical thinking skills and democratic attitudes of 4th class primary school students. The research used a relational screening model, which is one of the screening models. The sample consisted of 221 4th class students who were selected by the simple random sampling method. The study has…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Democratic Values, Grade 4
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Deringol, Yasemin – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
Mathematics is necessary to enable children to gain the knowledge and skills required for daily life, it teaches them how to solve a problem, enables them to gain ways of thinking and prepares them for the future. The prejudice developed towards mathematics affects the students' perceptions related to the mentioned course. The students' low…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation, Grade 4
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Nonte, Sonja; Hartwich, Lea; Willems, Ariane S. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2018
Background: Numerous studies have investigated the relationships between various student, home and contextual factors and reading achievement. However, the relationship between such factors and reading attitudes has been investigated far less, despite the fact that theoretical frameworks of large-scale assessments and school effectiveness research…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Structural Equation Models
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Markovits, Zvia; Forgasz, Helen – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2017
The aim of this study was to explore the beliefs of elementary school students about mathematics and about themselves as mathematics learners. The participants, Israeli grade 4 and grade 6 students, completed questionnaires. Using an "animal metaphor" to tap beliefs, some students perceived mathematics as difficult and complicated, while…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Foy, Pierre; Hooper, Martin – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
The Internet has become the primary source for obtaining information at work, at home, and for school. Because Internet reading increasingly is becoming one of the central ways students are acquiring information, in 2016, the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) was extended to include ePIRLS--an innovative assessment of online…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Grade 4, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Foy, Pierre; Hooper, Martin – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) was inaugurated in 2001 as a follow-up to International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's 1991 Reading Literacy Study. Conducted every five years, PIRLS assesses the reading achievement of young students in their fourth year of schooling--an important transition…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Grade 4, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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