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Pongsakdi, Nonmanut; Laakkonen, Eero; Laine, Teija; Veermans, Koen; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna M.; Lehtinen, Erno – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
A Word Problem Enrichment programme (WPE) has been found to increase student word problem solving performance when facing non-routine and application problems. However, it is unknown if the WPE has an impact on student beliefs about word problem solving and how the WPE works for students with different motivation in learning mathematics. This…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Program Effectiveness
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Campbell, Jonathan M.; Caldwell, Elizabeth A.; Railey, Kirsten S.; Lochner, Olivia; Jacob, Rachel; Kerwin, Shelby – School Psychology Review, 2019
Elementary school students frequently report no knowledge about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and often endorse negative attitudes toward peers with ASD. Investigators evaluated a peer education autism program, the Kit for Kids (KfK), with 234 students from 19 classrooms and 3 elementary schools. Students receiving the KfK curriculum reported…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Nation, Jasmine M.; Harlow, Danielle; Arya, Diana J.; Longtin, Maya – Afterschool Matters, 2019
The past decade has brought increased focus on STEM learning (Bell, Lewenstein, Shouse, & Feder, 2009; NGSS Lead States, 2013; U.S. Department of Education, 2015). The growth of STEM-related industries and the power associated with STEM fields make access to STEM careers an equity issue (Buechley, 2016). Despite gains in educational…
Descriptors: Females, STEM Education, Student Interests, Career Choice
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Cipra, Alli; Hall, LaTreese – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2019
While bullying is a serious concern for students and educators alike, empirically tested interventions are needed. This study examined the impact of a bullying intervention curriculum at a public middle school in the Midwest. This intervention, CORE"Matters", was designed to reduce bullying behaviors, foster a greater sense of community…
Descriptors: Bullying, Intervention, Public Schools, Middle Schools
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Tas, Halil; Minaz, Muhammet Baki – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
This study seeks to determine the impact of biography-based values education on 4th grade elementary school students' attitudes towards tolerance value. Within the study, an experimental method with pre-test and post-test control group was used to find out the difference between attitudes towards tolerance value adopted by the students of the…
Descriptors: Biographies, Values Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Kulik, Noel L.; Moore, E. Whitney; Centeio, Erin E.; Garn, Alex C.; Martin, Jeffrey J.; Shen, Bo; Somers, Cheryl L.; McCaughtry, Nathan – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Background/Aim: Increased knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about a topic and behavioral capability and self-efficacy for healthy eating are often a precursor to behavior change. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the multicomponent school-based program on children's healthy eating knowledge, attitudes, and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Health Behavior, Behavior Change, Educational Environment
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Ball, Annahita; Skrzypek, Candra – Children & Schools, 2019
This pilot study explored a technology-based intervention aimed at increasing student and family engagement in school, using a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design. All fourth- and fifth-grade students participated in a classroom-based one-to-one program; some students also received take-home tablets and broadband access. Student surveys…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Family School Relationship, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Yilmaz-Özcan, Nazile; Tabak, Sanem – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
Argumentation-based learning is important for individuals to gain a place in social life, to adapt themselves to social life, to solve the problems they encounter and to use critical and scientific approaches. At this point, it is considered that students should be supported to solve problems efficiently, to establish a cause-effect relationship…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Frazier, Denise K. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative research was to examine how a service learning literacy course impacted preservice teacher perceptions of intermediate-aged high-ability children in a mid-high poverty school, and how the educators in the partnering school viewed the experience. Pre- and post-experience responses from preservice teachers and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education, High Achievement
Jones, Errica Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed methods study examined the significance of parental involvement and its influence on student productivity in writing. A total of 25 fourth grade students from one Texas suburban school, their parents, and three teachers participated in this study. Data collection instruments used for the collection of quantitative data were The Knudson…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Conkey, April A. T.; Green, Marybeth – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2018
Integrating art into science as a means of involving students in learning about their environment offers the promise of engaging students both cognitively and emotionally. However, few studies have investigated the use of art as a learning and assessment tool in science. As such, we conducted a research study with 4th and 5th grade students at a…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Rural Schools
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Aaron Price, C.; Chiu, A. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
We present results of an experimental study of an urban, museum-based science teacher PD programme. A total of 125 teachers and 1676 of their students in grades 4-8 were tested at the beginning and end of the school year in which the PD programme took place. Teachers and students were assessed on subject content knowledge and attitudes towards…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Museums, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
Rana, Shalu – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the functional relation between the use of a computer-based graphic organizer (CBGO) with embedded technology features and the improvements in the personal narrative writing by upper elementary students with high-incidence disabilities. In addition, this study explored the improvements in the students' digital literacy skills…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Students
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Özbek, Ahmet Bilal; Girli, Alev – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a tablet computer-aided intervention program for improving reading fluency. It also investigates the opinions of students and parents about this intervention by using skill- and performance-based techniques, which have been investigated qualitatively. Three students with a learning…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Messenger, Mallory; Common, Eric Alan; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Menzies, Holly Mariah; Cantwell, Emily D.; Ennis, Robin Parks – Behavioral Disorders, 2017
Increasing students' opportunities to respond (OTR) is a low-intensity strategy effective in increasing engagement. Building on the work of Haydon and colleagues, we compared two types of OTR, choral and mixed (70% choral, 30% individual), to examine the utility of these strategies in increasing active student responding and accuracy during…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Learner Engagement
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