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Boberova, Zuzana; Paakkari, Leena; Ropovik, Ivan; Liba, Jozef – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the findings of an intervention program built on the concept of children's health literacy, particularly on its citizenship component. This intervention program employed the Investigation-Vision-Action-Change model for action-oriented teaching, where children were supported to investigate different…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Political Issues, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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Bucura, Elizabeth; Weissberg, JulieAnne – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate elementary students' creating processes and perspectives through composition. Two fourth-grade classes took part in this action research, which consisted of creating four compositions--two with acoustic instruments and two with computer software. For each of the two sound sources, the first composition…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Musical Composition, Action Research, Music Education
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Sciurba, Katie – Journal of Literacy Research, 2017
This article combines interview data from a group of boys of color at an urban single-sex school and content analysis of "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" to demonstrate the complexities of readers' responses to literature. Textual relevance, or the ability to construct personal…
Descriptors: Males, Minority Group Students, Single Sex Schools, Autobiographies
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Kucer, Stephen B. – Literacy, 2017
The monitoring of meaning and the correction of miscues that fail to make sense are a hallmark of a proficient reader. Much of the research, however, has focused on the reading of fictional, narrative texts. In contrast, this research examines the monitoring and response behaviours of 35 proficient fourth grade readers (nine and 10 years of age)…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Miscue Analysis, Reading Rate
Chand O'Neal, Ivonne – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Integration of art into school curricula has the potential to increase multiple abilities in student populations. However, the process through which cognition and behavior are affected is not well understood. The current study is among the first large-scale, longitudinal examinations of arts integration on improving student creativity and…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Integrated Curriculum
Poock, William Henry – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Literacy educators hold different beliefs about the best approaches to teach students how to read and about the reading process including a skills view of reading and learning to read versus a transactional, sociopsycholinguistic view of reading and learning to read (Weaver, 2002). Reading for understanding is an important skill to develop in…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Student Teachers, Video Technology
Mosley, Sherea – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study primarily explores the types of books African American children in a local fourth grade classroom like and enjoy. Books students are interested in reading and other related aspects that contribute to their literary enjoyment are also explored. It is during the upper elementary years that many students who eventually express little or no…
Descriptors: African American Students, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Books
Nellis, Theresa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Self-regulation is a significant predictor of student academic performance, over those traditional measures of intelligence and socioeconomic status. The failure to develop these skills may produce students who are at a four-times greater risk of behavioral issues, school dropout, and poor academic performance. This multiple qualitative case study…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Keller, Julia; Ruthruff, Eric; Keller, Patrick; Hoy, Robert; Gaspelin, Nicholas; Bertolini, Katherine – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Although mindfulness, or the self-regulation of attention, has been found beneficial in reducing teacher stress and burnout and in increasing students' cognitive and emotional regulatory skills, no study has explored students' attitudes toward meditation practices in depth. This mixed-methods study reports results from a randomized, controlled…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Metacognition, Intervention
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Chiu, Ming Ming; Chow, Bonnie Wing-Yin; Joh, Sung Wook – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Grouping similar students together within schools ("streaming") or classrooms ("tracking") based on past literacy skills (reported by parents), family socioeconomic status (SES) or reading attitudes might affect their reading achievement. Our multilevel analysis of the reading tests of 208,057 fourth-grade students across 40…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Reading Achievement, Socioeconomic Status, Literacy
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DeLiema, David – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
The ideas students have about what causes math failure are known to impact motivation. This paper throws light on how attributions of failure are negotiated during math tutoring, between 4th/5th graders and volunteer tutors, at a non-profit STEM-based after-school program. The study employs methods of interaction analysis on a small number of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Tutoring, Academic Failure, Grade 4
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Musawi, Ali Al; Ambusaidi, Abdullah; Al-Balushi, Sulaiman; Al-Sinani, Mohamed; Al-Balushi, Kholoud – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This paper aims to measure the effectiveness of the 3DL on Omani students' acquisition of practical abilities and skills. It examines the effectiveness of the 3D-lab in science education and scientific thinking acquisition as part of a national project funded by The Research Council. Four research tools in a Pre-Post Test Control Group Design,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
Blazar, David; Kraft, Matthew A. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
Research has focused predominantly on how teachers affect students' achievement on standardized tests despite evidence that a broad range of attitudes and behaviors are equally important to their long-term success. We find that upper-elementary teachers have large effects on self-reported measures of students' self-efficacy in math, and happiness…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Mathematics Achievement, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
Sizmur, Juliet; Ager, Rob; Classick, Rachel; Lynn, Laura – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2017
This report summarises Year 6 pupils' attainment in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) survey of 2016 in Northern Ireland and explores the context of that attainment. PIRLS is an international comparison study of reading at ages 9-10. PIRLS has a five-yearly cycle. Northern Ireland took part in PIRLS for the second time…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Grade 4
National Foundation for Educational Research, 2017
This summary accompanies the national report for Northern Ireland (Sizmur et al., 2017). It outlines the attainment of Year 6 pupils in Northern Ireland in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 survey and explores the context of that attainment. PIRLS is a study of reading at ages 9-10 and has a five-yearly cycle.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Grade 4
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