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Harel Ben Shahar, Tammy; Berger, Eyal – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
Despite ongoing efforts to promote ethnic, racial and socio-economic integration, segregation continues to challenge education administrators and legal scholars. Privileged parents seeking to avoid integration employ various strategies such as attending private schools or buying houses in neighbourhoods with good school. This paper offers a…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Socioeconomic Status, School Segregation, Advantaged
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Taniguchi, Kyoko – World Journal of Education, 2017
This study identifies individual, family, and school factors associated with student mobility. Specifically, for Grade 5 students, parents alive and school location were associated with transfer. For students in Grade 7, gender differences, levels of achievement, feelings about school, number of household tasks, distance to school, and parental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Mobility, Student Characteristics
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Ilgaz, Selçuk – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The aim of this research is to investigate the 5th grade students' attitude towards social studies course regarding several variables. The population of the study consisted of 4435 fifth grade students studying in public schools in Malatya, Yesilyurt. The sample group consisted of 362 students from 10 schools in the same district. The data used in…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Student Attitudes, Social Studies, Foreign Countries
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Brugar, Kristy A. – Journal of Education, 2016
This mixed methods study explored students' learning following an intervention unit, which focused on discipline-specific practices in elementary social studies/history. The research questions were: To what extent does students' learning in social studies/history change following their participation in a unit emphasizing disciplinary-specific…
Descriptors: Social Studies, History Instruction, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Nichols, Kim; Stevenson, Michael; Hedberg, John; Gillies, Robyn Margaret – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2016
Eighteen primary teachers across three conditions (Representational Fluency, Representational Agency, Comparison) received two days of training around an inquiry unit on plate tectonics replete with representations. The Representational Agency group also received training around the semiotic and material affordances of representations while the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Pretests Posttests, Interviews
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Çelik, Tugba; Tasdemir, Onur; Ünlü, Dilsah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Time adverbs are represented by words or phrases more than morphemes in Turkish. Many studies in the literature have revealed that the frequency of the usage of adverbs of time is higher than the frequency of the usage of other adverbs by Turkish speakers of all ages. In this study, by using path/connection analysis method, the usage frequency of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Verbs, Form Classes (Languages), Turkish
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Sener, Nilay; Tas, Erol – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study is to prepare a multiple-choice achievement test with high reliability and validity for the "Let's Solve the Puzzle of Our Body" unit. For this purpose, a multiple choice achievement test consisting of 46 items was applied to 178 fifth grade students in total. As a result of the test and material analysis…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Grade 5, Science Instruction, Biology
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Fuddah, Hanin; Zeitoun, Samar – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The indicators for health risk factors among school children in Lebanon associated with increased mortality and morbidity were higher than the global percentage based on WHO (2014) statistics. Knowing that the Ministry of Education in Lebanon has been trying to include health education in the national school curriculum since the last reform in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups
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Sclafani, Chris; Wickes, Dennis – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Much research has been conducted on reading levels of elementary school students. Teachers search for learning experiences that lend inclusion to all genders and levels. How does this all lay out for the students? The initial trial of the study looks into the impact and differences of gender and/or reading level on areas such as school enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Student Attitudes, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Practices
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Yilmaz, Aynur; Esenturk, Oguz Kaan; Demir, Gonul Tekkursun; Ilhan, Ekrem Levent – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
It is to determine the perception of the gifted students who participate to "Science and Art Center" about "Physical Education Course" and "Physical Education Teachers" via metaphors. The working group of the research consists of 48 students who participate Science and Art Center in 2014-2015 school years. Among the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Figurative Language, Student Attitudes, Physical Education Teachers
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Goddard, Yvonne; Goddard, Roger; Kim, Minjung – American Journal of Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to investigate the relationship between school instructional climate and students' fifth-grade mathematics and reading achievement, with a particular emphasis on norms for practice consistent with differentiated instruction. Using data from a stratified random sample of Michigan elementary schools, we employed…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Stein, Marc L. – American Journal of Education, 2015
There has been a long-standing concern among education researchers and policy makers that public school choice may lead to increased racial isolation. Improving on aggregate comparisons, I examine the sorting of students into charter schools by tracking individual students from their charter school of enrollment back to the school they were…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Choice, Charter Schools, Racial Composition
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Minor, Elizabeth Covay; Desimone, Laura M.; Phillips, Kristie J. R.; Spencer, Kailey – American Journal of Education, 2015
In this study, we use the US nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort to examine inequalities in opportunities to learn mathematics. Specifically, we examine the characteristics of US students' elementary school math teachers and the instruction they provide. While our findings are consistent with previous…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Longitudinal Studies, Cohort Analysis, Mathematics Education
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Mahapatra, Shamita – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
A group of 50 good readers and a group of 50 poor readers of Grade 5 matched for age and intelligence and selected on the basis of their proficiency in reading comprehension were tested for their competence in word reading and the process of planning at three different levels, namely, perceptual, memory and conceptual in order to study the…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Grade 5, Reading Skills, Planning
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Mahapatra, Shamita – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Decision making, a complex mental activity underlying the act of choosing from among the alternatives in attaining a goal constitutes the core component of planning, a higher order cognitive process as per the PASS theory of intelligence. An attempt, therefore, has been made in the present study to examine the development of planning behaviour in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Behavior, Planning, Decision Making Skills
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