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Bishara, Saied – Cogent Education, 2019
This research examines the connection between orthographical depth of a language and phonological and morphological processing in Arabic-speaking children with learning disabilities. Participants included 40 pupils in third and fourth grade with learning disabilities in reading and reading comprehension studying in a mixed class in regular Arab…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Orthographic Symbols, Semitic Languages, Phonology
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Quennerstedt, Ann – Cogent Education, 2019
This research seeks to increase the knowledge about the role of language in the teaching of human rights. The specific interest is to examine how language use extends and specifies the human rights learning situation. Drawing on John Dewey's arguments for two main constituents of an educative language use--the extension of vocabulary and rendering…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Bansiong, Apler J. – Cogent Education, 2019
Textbooks remain as major learning aids in all levels of education worldwide. Thus, textbooks must constantly be subjected to critical analysis in order to establish their curricular usefulness. This paper analyzed four commercial science textbooks designed for third grade Filipino learners. The four textbooks were analyzed according to…
Descriptors: Readability, Content Analysis, Textbook Content, Science Education
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Goldberg, Jochem M.; Clarke, Aleisha M.; Klooster, Peter M. ten; Schreurs, Karlein M. G.; Bohlmeijer, Ernst T. – Cogent Education, 2019
In the Netherlands, all schools are required to develop a wellbeing and social safeness policy. Despite this legislation, there is currently no adequate instrument available to measure the wellbeing and social safeness. Therefore, the present study investigates the psychometric properties of the Wellbeing and Social Safeness Questionnaire (WSSQ).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, School Safety, Questionnaires
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Brown, Ted; Bonsaksen, Tore – Cogent Education, 2019
It is important for self-report scales and measures used by educators and health care professionals (such as the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire-Short Form [PSDQ-S]) to have documented reliability and validity. The aim of this study is to investigate the structural validity of the full PSDQ-S composite scale and 11 subscales using the…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Physical Characteristics, Self Concept, Item Response Theory
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Hong, Yang; Fuller, Carol – Cogent Education, 2019
China has been experiencing rapid economic growth over the past few decades accompanied by an overwhelmingly large number of rural habitants out-migrating to urban areas for work and better earnings. However, children of migrants are not entitled to free schooling provisions in these urban destinations and so millions of school-aged rural children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Rural Areas, Boarding Schools
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Dzemidzic Kristiansen, Selma; Burner, Tony; Johnsen, Berit Helene – Cogent Education, 2019
The article presents a review of 34 studies conducted from 1995 to 2017 focusing on face-to-face promotive interaction (FtFPI) factors that may lead to successful cooperative learning (CL) in small groups, as guided by the following research question: "Which FtFPI factors lead to successful CL in small groups?" A manual and citation…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Interaction, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Effectiveness
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Gudyanga, Anna; Gora, Josephine; Moyo, Lydia – Cogent Education, 2019
This study focused on the factors that affect rural male students` participation in Fashion & Fabrics and Food & Nutrition in Zimbabwe. The qualitative research design grounded in the interpretive paradigm was used to generate relevant data. The three data generating instruments used were interviews and observation guides as well as…
Descriptors: Males, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Clothing
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Ng'ang'a, Alice; Mureithi, Leopold P.; Wambugu, Anthony – Cogent Education, 2018
The Blinder-Oaxaca approach has been used to decompose the gender gap in mathematics test scores in private and public primary schools in Kenya. That is, the mathematics production functions are estimated separately for boys and girls, the difference between the boys' and girls' average scores is estimated and then decomposed into three…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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de la Hera Conde-Pumpido, Teresa; Loos, Eugène; van Wilgenburg, Wiljan; Versteeg, Myrte; Aléncar, Amanda; Simons, Monique; Lamoth, Claudine; Finkenauer, Catrin – Cogent Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether an ice-skating exergame can stimulate intercultural social interaction between refugees and Dutch children in controlled play sessions organized at elementary schools. We conducted an exploratory qualitative study based on observations of exergame play sessions and structured interviews conducted after…
Descriptors: Athletics, Games, Elementary School Students, Refugees
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Mack, Michelle C.; Allen, Gill – Cogent Education, 2018
Project Chameleon is a school-based educational programme relating to crime, UK law and social moral positioning. Qualitative data were collated from three focus groups with child participants and two focus groups with university psychology student volunteers. The data related directly to the individual experiences of child participants and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experience, Elementary School Students, College Students
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Bishara, Saied – Cogent Education, 2018
In this, I examined the differences between two approaches for teaching math to pupils with learning disabilities: active teaching as opposed to traditional teaching, which engages pupils more directly in their own learning process and promotes collaborative learning, and traditional (frontal) teaching. The hypothesis is that active teaching will…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Conventional Instruction, Self Concept, Student Motivation
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Salifu, Inusah; Boateng, John Kwame; Kunduzore, Salifu Sandubil – Cogent Education, 2018
This study sought to examine the extent of contribution of school feeding programmes towards the achievement of the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) policy in countries. Based on a purposive sampling of a deprived rural community in northern Ghana, the study utilised the concurrent mixed method design relying mainly on documentary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Educational Policy, Access to Education
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Sahrakhiz, Sarah – Cogent Education, 2017
This case study examines authentic speech acts by a German primary school teacher in the classroom context and the outdoor learning location of a forest. The study will compare the degree of linguistic immediacy or distance in these two contexts, respectively. Once a week, the class is doing "outdoor school" ["Draußenschule"]…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Speech Acts, Elementary School Teachers, Discourse Analysis
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Bishara, Saied; Weiss, Itzhak – Cogent Education, 2017
Phonological and morphological awareness and its correlation with reading punctuated and non-punctuated words in Arabic as a first language were examined, as well as its transfer to Hebrew as a second language. Research participants were 30 fourth grade pupils. Phonological awareness was examined by phonological decoding of actual and meaningless…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Correlation, Phonological Awareness, Morphology (Languages)
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