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Amani, Malahat; Gandomani, Rogayeh Asadi; Nesayan, Abas – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
The first grade is the cornerstone of the student's education in school. Achievements at this grade wield huge influence on a child's interest and development of a positive attitude towards education and learning environment. The purpose of this study is to investigate the academic factors of first grade retention in primary schools in North…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Young Children, Grade Repetition
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Timur, Serkan; Yalçinkaya-Önder, Eylem; Timur, Betül; Özes, Belemir – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of astronomy activities in science education with preschool children through semi-structured interviews. The interviews were conducted with the children before and after the implementation of the activities. Five activities about astronomy were conducted for five weeks in practice. A total…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Science Activities, Preschool Education
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Keown, Stacey; Carroll, Rob; Raisor, Jill M. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
Students often arrive at school not ready to learn due to stress and trauma. In order to thrive in school, students need to know that within the school is an intentional, multi-layered system of caring. This manuscript details strategies at the individual, classroom, and school level. Having targeted strategies to assist students is essential in…
Descriptors: Caring, School Culture, Stress Variables, Trauma
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Calp, Sükran – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
It is very important for students and teachers to have a positive learning environment. The school that is an institution for educating children should be a peaceful and happy environment. There are principles such as love, respect, honesty, courage, empathy and kindness in the peaceful and happy schools. This study examined the concept of a…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Teksan, Keziban; Yilmaz-Alkan, Zeynep – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
This study aimed to determine the effects of nursery rhymes, entertaining and prominent products of Turkish folk literature, on improving reading fluency of fourth-grade primary school students. The sample consisted of 44 fourth graders, attending a public primary school in Vakfikebir County of Trabzon province (Turkey) in the 2015-2016 academic…
Descriptors: Nursery Rhymes, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Grade 4
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Masadis, Gregory; Filippou, Filippos; Kouli, Olga; Gargalianos, Dimitris; Rokka, Stella; Bebetsos, Evangelos; Derri, Vasiliki; Damianidou, Sofia; Koupani, Aikaterini; Samara, Eleni; Siarenou, Dafni; Filippou, Dafni-Anastasia – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to carry out a preliminary validation of "Motivational Climate in Physical Education Scale" in Greek educational context and specifically in relation to elementary school students. The participants of the research were 184 (101 male and 83 female) students of grades 5th and 6th from four elementary schools, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Dündar, Hakan; Kenyon, Elizabeth – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
In this research, it is discussed how migration and immigrant issues were examined in a comparative way in textbooks in Turkey and the United States. For this purpose, Life Studies and Social Studies textbooks of both countries were determined and of how migration and immigrants in terms were handled comparatively in these books. This research is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Kurt-Birel, Gamze; Deniz, Sule; Önel, Fatih – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
This study investigated the geometry knowledge of in-service primary school teachers through measuring both their content knowledge (CK) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) using a descriptive and qualitative approach. The participants of the study were 23 primary school teachers who work in public schools with teaching experience that ranges…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Geometry, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Silbir, Lokman; Cosar, Asiye Mevhibe; Kartal, Yasemin; Altun, Taner; Atasoy, Murat; Özçamkan-Ayaz, Gülsen – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
This study examined the development process of graphic symbol-based animations for enhancing literacy skills of deaf or hard of hearing students (D/HH). Participants of the study consisted of two teachers and seven students studying in the third and fourth grade in a primary school for hard of hearing. As a result of the studies conducted…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Animation, Visual Aids
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Koçak, Duygu – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
One of the most commonly used methods for measuring higher-order thinking skills such as problem-solving or written expression is open-ended items. Three main approaches are used to evaluate responses to open-ended items: general evaluation, rating scales, and rubrics. In order to measure and improve problem-solving skills of students, firstly, an…
Descriptors: Interrater Reliability, Item Response Theory, Test Items, Rating Scales
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Bay, Döndü Neslihan – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
This study aimed to determine preschool teachers' self-efficacy belief levels and their classroom management skills and to examine the relationship existing between them. The research, which was designed according to the correlational survey model, was conducted on 274 preschool teachers. Descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Self Efficacy, Classroom Techniques, Correlation
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Hanreddy, Amy; Östlund, Daniel – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
Although intellectual disability is a culturally defined and often fluid concept, individuals with this label are often at the greatest risk of isolation and low expectations, particularly within school environments. Despite institutional narratives on educating and raising expectations for "all" students, the use of alternate curricula…
Descriptors: Barriers, Inclusion, Intellectual Disability, Social Isolation
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Solone, Caitlin J.; Thornton, Bryan E.; Chiappe, Jenny C.; Perez, Crystal; Rearick, Molly K.; Falvey, Mary A. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
Collaboration is considered an essential characteristic for inclusive education to be effective and reflective of research-based best practices. General and special education teachers and related service personnel must work together and share goals, strategies, and physical space for students with and without disabilities to learn in inclusive…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Best Practices, Partnerships in Education, Team Teaching
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Griffiths, Amy Jane; Nash, Angel Miles; Maupin, Zachary; Mathur, Sneha Kohli – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related fields comprise the top 30 occupations expected to grow the fastest by 2026. This increase in job opportunities, coupled with the evolution of technology, is creating higher demands for diversity in the labor market. Currently all students require innovative training and support from a…
Descriptors: Females, STEM Education, Students with Disabilities, Barriers
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Taub, Deborah; Foster, Megan – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
The benefits of inclusive practices for students with intellectual disabilities have been demonstrated in several countries; however, large-scale inclusive practices remain elusive. Having a clear understanding of how researchers define the terms inclusion and intellectual disability would support more cross-cultural collaboration and facilitate…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Intellectual Disability, Students with Disabilities, Global Approach
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