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Gupta, Abha; Lee, Guang-Lea – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
A mixed methods study is used to investigate the effectiveness of a professional development program intended to enhance teacher knowledge and student learning so as to systematically improve student achievement in elementary literacy. In this study, a large urban school district partnered with a local university to provide intervention in a Title…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Elementary School Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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Lykesasa, Georgios; Giossos, Ioannis; Chatzopoulos, Dimitrios; Koutsouba, Maria; Douka, Stella; Nikolaki, Eugenia – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of four warm-up protocols on agility, strength, static and dynamic flexibility in primary school students. The participants were forty-four students of a primary school (19 boys and 25 girls) and the mean age of the children was 11.7±0.47. All of them executed, in four different days, one of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Exercise, Muscular Strength, Physical Fitness
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Stapp, Alicia Cooper; Lambert, Ashley Berry – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
With rising pressure and an increase in expected academic performance in schools across the United States, students are experiencing higher levels of stress than ever before. To address this issue, the present study examined the impact of mindfulness-based yoga interventions on fifth-grade students' perceived anxiety and stress levels through a…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Relaxation Training, Metacognition, Intervention
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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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Inceçam, Beyza; Demir, Ergül – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the significance level of problems experienced in the transition from elementary to secondary education by using the rank-order scaling method. The study was conducted using a mixed-methods design. Forty-two eighth-and ninth-grade students from different types of public schools and 15 teachers were selected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Grade 8
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Incikabi, Lütfi; Ayanoglu, Perihan; Uysal, Ramazan – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
This study aimed to reveal the conceptual and operational conceptions of sixth-grade students in the process of division. The focus of the study included the strategies used in the division process, the students' understanding of the division algorithm, and their ability to interpret the remainder in a real-life context. Being qualitative in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 6, Mathematics Skills
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Bozkus, Kivanç; Bayrak, Coskun – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
In this study, it is aimed to provide professional development of teachers by improving their classroom teaching based on dynamic professional development approach. The research was conducted as experimental action research. In the first step of the action research, interview technique was used to determine the opinions of teachers and school…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Improvement
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El Batri, Bouchta; Alami, Anouar; Zaki, Moncef; Nafidi, Youssef; Chenfour, Driss – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This research paper aims to promote environmental knowledge and behavior in the Moroccan school through the syllabus of science at the level of the Moroccan middle School. As a first step, a comparative multi-case study was conducted. It is intended for students from four middle Schools who belong to four different socio-environmental backgrounds.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle Schools, Syllables, Active Learning
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Çalikoglu, Burcu Seher – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to broaden theoretical meaning of challenge and attain a place for its practical use in schools. Based on the purpose, a theoretical construct was developed to explain four types of challenge-oriented behavior: (a) creators, (b) choosers, (c) maintainers and (d) avoiders. 634 fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Grade 7, Student Behavior
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Sözen, Hasan; Korur, Ezel Nur – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to determine middle school students' perceptions of physical education teachers (PETs) through metaphors and drawings. This was a qualitative study in which phenomenology and purposeful sampling were used. The study sample consisted of 200 middle school students in Ordu/Turkey in the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Student Attitudes, Middle School Students
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Sügümlü, Üzeyir; Mutlu, Hasan Hüseyin; Çinpolat, Enes – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the writing motivation levels and written expression skills among secondary school students. The study was carried out using the correlational research model of the quantitative research methods. The study group for this study consisted of 230 students attending three different…
Descriptors: Correlation, Writing Skills, Student Motivation, Writing Evaluation
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Hima, Lina Rihatul; Nusantara, Toto; Hidayanto, Erry; Rahardjo, Swasono – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This article aims to describe the mathematical identity of elementary school students during studying mathematics. When studying mathematics, the students often face difficulties in understanding the concepts which results the decrease in their learning motivation. It will lead to the lack of development of their mathematical identity. The…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Learning Activities, Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation
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Bossé, Michael J.; Bayaga, Anass; Fountain, Catherine; Young, Erica Slate; DeMarte, Ashley – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
Previous theoretical research has revealed conceptual similarities among a number of mathematical learning theories and theories regarding language acquisition. This intersection of ideas led to a novel framework defining four stages of mathematical learning: Receiving, Replicating, Negotiating Meaning, and Producing. Through qualitative research…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Language Acquisition, Mathematics Skills
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Barrera-Mora, Fernando; Reyes-Rodriguez, Aaron – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
Number sense has been considered as one of the most important mathematical notions to be addressed in school mathematics in the 21st century. In this paper, we identify how students of a public middle school, located in a rural area in Mexico, showed several aspects of number sense by performing tasks involving arithmetic operations in a shopping…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Middle School Mathematics, Number Concepts
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Yalçin, Seher – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This study aimed to compare the Graded Response Model (GRM) and the Mixed-Graded Response Model (MixGRM) in terms of model data-fit and parameters and demonstrate the application of MixGRM on real data. In this context, this study is basic research based on the International Computer and Information Literacy Study in 2013 conducted with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Item Response Theory, Rating Scales, Models
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