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Schoen, Robert C.; LaVenia, Mark – Cogent Education, 2019
Scholars have long argued that individuals' beliefs influence their behaviors and the decisions they make throughout their lives. Focusing on beliefs as a cognitive construct, the purpose of this study was to identify several key beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning held by practicing elementary mathematics teachers. An iterative…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Usher, Wayne; Keegan, Richard; Edwards, Allan – Cogent Education, 2016
Australian youth (5-17) are exhibiting the most alarming statistics surrounding poor physical activity (PA) levels and increasing correlating chronic disease trends (i.e. obesity). With schools well positioned to address such concerns, this study aimed to determine the type, frequency and intensity levels of PA being undertaken by children during…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education Teachers
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van Wyk, Jacolynn; Mostert, Maria Louise – Cogent Education, 2016
This study investigated the effect of mother tongue instruction and gender on second language acquisition using a causal-comparative quantitative research design. The two distinguishing groups compared were (i) learners that were taught in their mother tongue (Afrikaans) and (ii) learners that were not taught in their mother tongue but in English,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Gender Differences, Second Language Learning
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Kovelman, Ioulia; Salah-Ud-Din, Maha; Berens, Melody S.; Petitto, Laura-Ann – Cogent Education, 2015
In teaching reading, educators strive to find the balance between a code-emphasis approach and a meaning-oriented literacy approach. However, little is known about how different approaches to literacy can benefit bilingual children's early reading acquisition. To investigate the novel hypothesis that children's age of first bilingual exposure can…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Reading, Reading Instruction, Spanish