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Herrlitz-Biró, Linda; Elbers, Ed; de Haan, Mariëtte – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The count of key words indicating the quality of reasoning has been used as a method to observe exploratory talk. However, reasoning in talk does not necessarily contain key words. The analysis of key words leaves unattended other aspects of exploratory talk, such as collaborative processes. The question is: to what extent can the analysis of key…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Group Discussion, Content Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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de Haan, Mariette; Keizer, Renske; Elbers, Ed – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
The present study shows that power relations in classrooms between Dutch and immigrant students radically shift when students move from academic talk to more open, free talk. Whereas in their interactions with immigrant students, Dutch students are able to represent the more powerful role in the official, academic discourse, they lose this…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Immigrants
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de Abreu, Guida; Elbers, Ed – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2005
The ethnic diversity within schools is a major challenge for education in most European countries. The diversity of cultural backgrounds of students and parents leads to new transitions, enables new forms of participation, and demands the creation of new concepts, values and practices. Processes of mediation have a vital place in the required…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Mathematics Instruction, Parents
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Elbers, Ed; de Haan, Mariette – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2005
In this article, we examine the construction of word meaning by students during collaborative activities in a multicultural classroom at a Dutch primary school. The analysis is based on recordings of student talk in small groups of four or five students during mathematics lessons. Difficulties with specific terms and expressions frequently arose…
Descriptors: Semantics, Learning Activities, Classroom Communication, Minority Group Children
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Elbers, Ed; Streefland, Leen – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2000
Examines how students construct shared understanding by exploring what interactive and discursive tools students use in their collaboration. Presents observations made during a series of innovative mathematics lessons in an eighth grade Dutch primary school classroom. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Elbers, Ed; Kelderman, Andrea – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1994
Contends that young children have little experience in answering test questions and misunderstandings easily arise when they are subjected to tests. Reports on a study of the impact of testing expectations on 110 Dutch primary school students. Finds that clear explanations about the testing situation leads to better performance. (CFR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation