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Nemiro, Jill E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
Educators now recognize the importance of providing students early on with practice to build necessary 21st-century work-related skills, such as collaboration. School robotics programs are increasingly being used to meet the goals of STEM standards-based content assessment and the development of collaboration skills. However, limited…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Problem Based Learning, Teamwork, Group Dynamics
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McClure, Donald R. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
In recent decades, Ireland has experienced an increase in diversity due to immigration. The purpose of this study is to explore how three Irish-born primary-grade children of Nigerian immigrants in Ireland, one girl and two boys in the 5th and 6th grades, describe experiences of racism and perceive being Irish in a predominantly White, but…
Descriptors: Childrens Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Catholic Schools, Grade 5
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Vernucci, Santiago; Galli, Juan Ignacio; Andrés, María Laura; Zamora, Eliana Vanesa; Richards, María Marta; Canet-Juric, Lorena; Burin, Débora Inés – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
The present study analyzes the psychometric properties of a Spanish-adapted version of the Working Memory Rating Scale (WMRS). This instrument allows teachers to perform a screening of children with possible working memory (WM) difficulties, putting them at risk of academic underachievement. A sample of children age 8.5 to 12.33 years old was…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Screening Tests, Children, Psychometrics
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Burnett-Louw, Cora – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2020
Background: In view of global health concerns about high levels of inactivity and related disease patterns of citizens, Physical Education and Health (PEH) has become an educational priority in many countries, including South Africa. Aim: The research aimed to explore and capture the effects of a multistakeholder physical education (PE) initiative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Childrens Rights, Child Health
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Govender, Radhamoney; Hugo, Anna J. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2020
Background: South African primary school learners have participated in several national and international literacy (reading and writing) studies that measure learners' achievement in different grades and at different intervals. Numerous scholars have analysed the results of these assessments. We extended their analyses by investigating the grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools, Literacy Education
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Zee, Marjolein; Koomen, Helma – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This short-term longitudinal study explored the unique role of proximal classroom factors (teachers' student-specific self-efficacy, autonomy-supportive behaviors, and student-teacher relationships) in students' emotional and behavioral engagement, and the moderating role of grade level. Participants were 472 students and 63 teachers (grades 4-6).…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Yiga, Sarah I.N.; Khoarai, Lerato; Khosana, Thapelo; Lesupi, Rebonethato; Mduli, Joanah; Shadwell, Tamryn; Botes, Johan; Joubert, Gina – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Academic achievement is influenced by a system of internal and external stimuli. Internal stimuli include interest, willingness and academic motivation. In South Africa, efforts to improve the quality of education have mostly focused on the provision of physical resources rather than emotional resources. Aim: The aim of this study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Iflazoglu, Ayten; Hong, Eunsook – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
Whether students' motivation, organizational approaches, physical needs, and environmental and interpersonal preferences during the homework process predict homework achievement and attitudes toward homework was examined in 1,776 Turkish students in Grades 5 through 8. The Homework Motivation and Preference Questionnaire was utilized to assess…
Descriptors: Homework, Motivation, Grade 5, Family Environment
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Bagby, Janet; Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Sulak, Tracey; Jones, Natalie; Walter, Mary – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the executive function of 4th- to 6th-grade students in three distinctively different private school environments: a Montessori school, a classical school, and a Catholic school. Using the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function, parent-teacher dyads rated the executive function of 112 students.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Catholic Schools, Montessori Method, Montessori Schools
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Boyce, Janet S.; Alber-Morgan, Sheila R.; Riley, Jeanetta G. – Childhood Education, 2007
Nausea, sweating, weak knees, and a dry mouth are all symptoms associated with the fear of standing in front of an audience. Considering the anxiety that public speaking produces, students of any age are facing a significant challenge when they speak in front of a group. While speaking is considered to be an integral part of language arts, it…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Public Speaking, Anxiety, Speech Skills
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Fello, Susan E.; Paquette, Kelli R.; Jalongo, Mary Renck – Childhood Education, 2006
With the advent of the standards movement, most states have produced statewide tests that evaluate children's understanding of expository science text. Expository texts are designed to explain, describe, or present a logical argument. Usually, the purpose of expository texts is to present new information. This article describes a research-based…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Listening Comprehension, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades
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Shores, Melanie L.; Shannon, David M.; Smith, Tommy G. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
A total of 761 students (58.1% female) from selected fifth- and sixth-grade mathematics classrooms in Alabama were examined to investigate the relationships between individual learner variables (gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status [SES]) and mathematics performance. Specifically, this portion of the study examined individual learner variables…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Mathematics Achievement, Path Analysis, Grade 6
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Walley, Carl – Childhood Education, 2005
Teachers around the world face similar issues. For example, they worry about how to provide effective instruction, they ask themselves what they can do about inadequate funding for education, they question the efficacy of standardized testing, and they wonder about their status and position within the social structure. However, each country's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Comparative Education, Social Structure
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Williams-Boyd, Pat – Childhood Education, 2005
In this article, the author describes the four characteristics of effective middle schools: (1) Academic excellence; (2) Developmental responsiveness; (3) Social equity; and (4) Organizational Structure. An effective middle school should be a place of learning guided by people who have chosen to work with young adolescents, help them develop…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Early Adolescents, Educational Quality, Middle School Teachers
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Kieff, Judith – Childhood Education, 2005
One of the most important functions of a teacher is to help students make important connections between the subject matters they study. Too often, the different curricular subjects, such as social studies, language arts, math, and science, are presented to students in a vacuum. Accordingly, many students leave school without ever noticing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Teaching, Social Studies, Cooperative Learning
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