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Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutierrez, Oscar David – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
There is a common belief that the more the time students spend in the classroom the more they learn; a conception which has been supported by considerable empirical research. However, most of these studies are correlational, which does not provide solid support for their conclusions. In this research work we intend to go a step further in the…
Descriptors: Time Management, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Grade 4
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Gao, Qiufeng; Wang, Huan; Chang, Fang; An, Qi; Yi, Hongmei; Kenny, Kaleigh; Shi, Yaojiang – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
This article reports on research conducted to investigate student confidence in reading by collecting data from 135 primary schools in rural China. In the survey, we adopted the PIRLS scales of confidence in reading and reading skills test items. Our analysis shows that compared to the other countries and regions, rural China ranks last with…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Rural Areas
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He, Xinyue; Wang, Huan; Friesen, Dimitris; Shi, Yaojiang; Chang, Fang; Liu, Han – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
Little attention has been paid to the role that low levels of cognitive development (or IQ) play among both left-behind children (LBCs) and children living with parents (CLPs) in the context of poor educational attainment in rural China. In this paper, we examine how general cognitive abilities contribute to the academic achievement gains of both…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Langsten, Ray; Abdelkhalek, Fatma; Hassan, Tahra – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
Egypt has long promised quality basic education. Nevertheless, international and national assessments show poor reading skills. Community schools (CS) are a component of Egypt's Education for All strategy. CS were intended to offer quality education to children who otherwise would have no chance to complete primary school. Previous studies report…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabic, Language Skills, Public Schools
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González-Betancor, Sara María; López-Puig, Alexis Jorge – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
This paper provides evidence on the differences among Spanish regions, regardless of other factors, in student achievement -- in Language, Mathematics, Science and Citizenship -- of fourth graders. This is the first paper in Spain that analyses these differences for Primary Education in all Spanish autonomous communities. The data in the Spanish…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Geographic Regions
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Chen, Wei-Lin; Elchert, Daniel; Asikin-Garmager, Asih – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Teacher collaboration is generally believed to relate positively to student performance. Although many researchers have investigated the influence of teacher collaboration on student performance, much of this work is confined to Western educational contexts. This study used data from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration, Cultural Influences, Predictor Variables
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Smith, Daniel Scott; Wendt, Heike; Kasper, Daniel – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
To understand the relationship between social background and sex in schooling, we use Bourdieu's theory of social reproduction and a feminist perspective of gender as practice. We pose two questions: (1) What is the relationship between economic and cultural capital and achievement for 4th-grade females versus males studying in Germany? (2) Is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Social Influences, Gender Differences
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Tse, Shek-Kam; Xiao, Xiao-Yun; Ko, Hwa-Wei; Lam, Joseph Wai-Ip; Hui, Sau-Yan; Ng, Hung-Wai – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
This study examined the influence of classroom pedagogic reading practices and out-of-school practices in explaining why the reading attainment of Hong Kong Grade 4 students was superior to that of their counterparts in Taiwan in the 2006 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study. Analyses of scores from 9,301 students (4,712 from Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 4