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McClung, Nicola A.; Barry, Elaine; Neebe, Diana; Mere-Cook, Yvette; Wang, Qi; Gonzalez-Balsam, Millie – Berkeley Review of Education, 2019
Students' freedom of choice is critical to promoting equity and literacy in the classroom. When students choose what they read, they are more likely to find books that represent their lives, interests, and personal desires and feel that they are autonomous and can self-regulate learning. Previous research suggests that offering choice during…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Literacy, Personal Autonomy, Reading Material Selection
Yurdakal, Ibrahim Halil – Online Submission, 2019
To determine the perceptions of the students in primary school on important concepts / values in cultural, historical and social context is of great importance in determining the views of students about these values. In this regard, in this present study, it is purposed to determine the metaphorical perceptions of the 4th grade students on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Student Attitudes
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Thornberg, Robert; Wänström, Linda; Pozzoli, Tiziana; Hong, Jun Sung – Journal of School Violence, 2019
The aim of the current study was to longitudinally investigate the bi-directional relationship between moral disengagement and bullying perpetration in a sample of 1,354 students from 108 elementary classes in 69 public schools. Students participated in the study both at Time 1 (fourth grade) and around one year later at Time 2 (fifth grade).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Bullying, Elementary School Students
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Davis, Natalie R.; Schaeffer, Janelle – Cognition and Instruction, 2019
The study of water as a K-12 science idea often divorces its properties from its deeply politicized history as a resource that has been limited, compromised, and intentionally withheld from nondominant communities. Although a robust body of scholarship has aptly critiqued decontextualized and depoliticized pedagogies and called for critical…
Descriptors: Water Pollution, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Political Issues
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Williford, Anne; Fite, Paula J.; Isen, Debbie; Poquiz, Jonathan – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to examine whether physical and relational victimization negatively impacts indicators of school climate--students' perceptions of school safety, their attachment to school, and their help-seeking behavior--and whether gender moderates these associations. Using a sample of 361 third through fifth-grade students…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Victims, Aggression, Educational Environment
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Tas, Halil; Kiroglu, Kasim – Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 2019
The aim of this study is to define the effect of Mesnevî Supported Values Education on the attitudes of 4th grade students in primary school towards the values such as Hospitality, Philanthropy, Patriotism, Giving Importance to the Family Unity and Tolerance. The experimental method including pretest and posttest experimental and control groups…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests
Bowen, Daniel H.; Kisida, Brian – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2019
The recent wave of test-based accountability reforms has negatively impacted the provision of K-12 arts educational experiences. Advocates contend that, in addition to providing intrinsic benefits, the arts can positively influence academic and social development. However, the empirical evidence to support such claims is limited. We conducted a…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Experience, Access to Education, Partnerships in Education
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Merritt, Eileen G.; Bowers, Nicole; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E. – Grantee Submission, 2019
The development of energy literacy for all citizens is critical as we face climate change and rapid depletion of existing energy resources. This study explores energy literacy development in fourth grade classrooms. Our team developed a curriculum on energy resources aligned with the Next GenerationScience Standards. We then trained teachers how…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Cabrera-Solano, Paola; Gonzalez-Torres, Paul; Solano, Lida; Castillo-Cuesta, Luz; Jiménez, José – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study was conducted to identify teachers' and students' perceptions regarding the internal factors that influence English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learning in the southern region of Ecuador. The participants were 257 children, who answered a questionnaire about motivation, anxiety, willingness, self-efficacy and memorization when learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English Teachers, Elementary School Students
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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
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Tärning, Betty; Silvervarg, Annika – Education Sciences, 2019
How should a pedagogical agent in educational software be designed to support student learning? This question is complex seeing as there are many types of pedagogical agents and design features, and the effect on different student groups can vary. In this paper we explore the effects of designing a pedagogical agent's self-efficacy in order to see…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Self Efficacy, Educational Games, Student Attitudes
Wade, Sharlie Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Research in the field of agriculture education suggests that students who participate in agriculture education lessons are likely to benefit in knowledge and comprehension of the topic. It was not known how 4th grade students from a Utah public school district envisioned agricultural concepts after being exposed to a four-lesson classroom unit.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Grade 4, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Fried, Daniel B.; Tinio, Pablo P. L.; Hughes, Azuri; Paneque, Diana – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Studying nature from the atomic and molecular perspective gives students access to modern scientific paradigms and could improve achievement and motivation towards science learning. A visual and tactile approach to chemistry can form the foundation for a child-friendly but high-level chemistry curriculum and could be a powerful tool to invigorate…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Molecular Structure, Student Motivation
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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
Yaman, Ismail – Online Submission, 2018
English holds a lingua franca status all around the world today and foreign language education in most countries is primarily based on English. As a result of this high popularity of English language, primary school students now take English course as of Grade 2 in state schools in Turkey. Furthermore, private schools mostly offer English course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Freehand Drawing
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