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Szczygiel, Monika – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
Although interest in math anxiety in young children has recently increased, the results of previous studies on math anxiety correlates are inconsistent. The article presents the results of two studies conducted among early school-age learners (6-11 years) where the Math Anxiety Questionnaire for Children (MAQC) was used. The results indicate that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Test Anxiety, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students
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Juaseekoon, Sarita; Pholprasert, Apichart; Rukspollmuang, Chanita – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The aim of this research is to study the effects of the Living Together through Art model (LTTA model), a newly developed art learning model based on the concept of UNESCO's "Learning to Live Together", on promoting the consciousness of living together between Thai and migrant students which consisted of 4 core values: respect,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 2, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Güldenoglu, Birkan – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The present study investigates the effects of syllable awareness on the word-reading process of students reading in a highly transparent orthography (Turkish). The participants were 90 second graders belonging to one of two distinct levels of syllable-awareness skills (50 with poor syllable-awareness skills and 40 with proficient…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Turkish, Syllables, Phonological Awareness
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Pishghadamn, Reza; Abbasnejad, Hannaheh – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Given the deficiencies of readability formulae as reliable tools for measuring text readability in educational settings, this study aims to offer a new measure to improve the current methods of testing the readability levels of texts through the incorporation of the newly-developed concept of emotioncy. To this end, a group of 221 students were…
Descriptors: Readability, Readability Formulas, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response
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Mohd-Asraf, Ratnawati; Abdullah, Hazlina; Mat Zamin, Ainul Azmin – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The performance of boys in literacy has become an issue of increasing concern around the globe. This paper discusses the results of a study that sought to determine the literacy performance of Malaysian primary schoolers. Using one of the states in the country as a case study, data on approximately 85,000 students from grades 1, 2, and 3 were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Gender Differences, Elementary School Students
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Dogan Temur, Özlem; Akbaba Dag, Serap; Turgut, Sedat – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
With developing technology statistical information and data sources become a very important issues and from primary school it has become necessary to gain the skills for making interpreting and making sense of data. These skills consist of collecting information, arrangement and analysis of collected data and the interpretation of the results. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Student Teaching, Mathematics Instruction
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Seban, Demet; Tavsanli, Ömer Faruk – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
Literacy activities in which children invest in and understand literacy creates spaces for them to construct their identity as readers/writers and build their personal theories of literacy. This study presents the identity construction of second grade students who identified as successful, average or struggling in their first time engagement with…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Literacy Education, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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Berridge, Gina; Thomas, Jeff – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
Quality incorporation of children's literature has long been supported to help students learn. The purpose of this study was to examine the 79 fiction selections of our state's sponsored reading list for grades K-2. The list was examined for original publication date, selections recognized as award winners, sex of authors, sex of protagonist, race…
Descriptors: Validity, Reading Lists, Childrens Literature, Primary Education
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Zousel, Miranda L.; Rule, Audrey C.; Logan, Stephanie R. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
This experimental study compared concept acquisition and enjoyment of learning about perfectionism under two conditions: bibliotherapy (control) and analysis and construction of cartoons (experimental) in first, second and third grade students (N = 46). Posttest results showed students learned significantly more content in the experimental…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Dunst, Carl J. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
Findings from two studies investigating the effects of Kids on the Block (KOB) puppet shows on elementary school students' knowledge of and attitude toward individuals with disabilities are described. KOB is a troupe of life-size hand-and-rod puppets used to improve knowledge and change attitudes toward persons with disabilities. Results from both…
Descriptors: Puppetry, Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level, Attitude Change
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Park Rogers, Meredith – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the role that a collaborative teaching approach, referred to as a community of practice (CoP), had on a team of four second grade teachers' implementation of a science-based interdisciplinary curriculum. Data was collected in the form of extensive observation notes gathered over 10-weeks of twice weekly…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 2, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
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Baker, Linda; Dreher, Mariam Jean; Shiplet, Angela Katenkamp; Beall, Lisa Carter; Voelker, Anita N.; Garrett, Adia J.; Schugar, Heather R.; Finger-Elam, Maria – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
The Reading, Engaging, and Learning project (REAL) investigated whether a classroom intervention that enhanced young children's experience with informational books would increase reading achievement and engagement. Participants attended schools serving low income neighborhoods with 86% African American enrollment. The longitudinal study spanned…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Achievement, Learner Engagement, Low Income Groups
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Pae, Hye K.; Sevcik, Rose A. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
This study examined the respective contribution of verbal working memory, which was operationalized as immediate digit and sentence recall, to bilingual children's reading fluency and comprehension in the first language (L1) and second language (L2). Fifty children from two international sites took part in this study: One group was English-Korean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Short Term Memory, Verbal Ability, Bilingual Students
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Erbey, Rachel; McLaughlin, T. F.; Derby, K. Mark; Everson, Mary – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to measure the effects of reading racetrack and flashcards when teaching phonics, sight words, and addition facts. The participants for the sight word and phonics portion of this study were two seven-year-old boys in the second grade. Both participants were diagnosed with a learning disability. The third participant…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Phonics
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Harwood, Debra; Bosacki, Sandra; Borcsok, Kristina – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2010
The paper analyzed children's perceptions of teasing within their real world peer relationships through participants' drawings and accompanying narratives. The case study research was approached from an ethic of listening to children to discover and uncover children's perceptions and experiences with the phenomenon of peer teasing. Fifteen…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students