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Ekinci, Nurullah Emir; Yalcin, Ilimdar; Ayhan, Cihan – World Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the loneliness levels of students at the middle school level and their digital game addictions in terms of various variables. The study group consisted of 404 volunteer students in 5th-8th grade in Kutahya, Turkey. As data collection tools, "Digital Game Addiction Scale", developed by Lemmens et al.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Computer Games
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Grünke, Matthias – World Journal of Education, 2018
Good writing skills are vital to success in school and, later, in the workplace. However, many elementary and secondary students fail to invest sufficient time and effort in planning what they want to write and, consequently, produce texts of inferior quality. One approach to help struggling children and adolescents acquire effective writing…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Program Effectiveness, Grade 5, Brainstorming
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Övez, Filiz Tuba Dikkartin; Kiyici, Ozan Deniz – World Journal of Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine the opinions of 6th grade students towards teaching applications developed on the basis of Planning-Practicing-Evaluation model which is an ICT integration model for effective mathematics teaching. While teaching process was designed, Moodle which is a learning management system was used in order to use…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Rimbey, Michelle; Kucan, Linda – Journal of Education, 2018
This investigation examined how middle school teachers implemented Word Generation, a cross-content vocabulary intervention and how the program affected student learning of academic vocabulary words. Participants included four content area teachers and their sixth-grade students. Students received vocabulary instruction in their social studies,…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Vocabulary Development, Intervention, Middle School Teachers
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Ilter, Ilhan – Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the context clue instruction program to infer meaning from context as a way to enhance reading comprehension. Participants were fifth-grade middle school students (four boys) who were at a frustration reading level (initial comprehension score range = 40%-48%) at their grade level. In…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Middle School Students, Inferences, Reading Comprehension
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Dincel, Betul Keray – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
This research aims to examine the metaphors on the concepts of reading and listening of the secondary school students and is based on phenomenology. 390 randomly selected secondary school students participated in this study in the 2016-2017 academic year in Turkey. The study includes all the grades (5, 6, 7, & 8th) at the secondary school…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Secondary School Students
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Grünke, Matthias; Nobel, Kerstin; Bracht, Janine – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
This study tested the effectiveness of a writing planning strategy (STOP & LIST) with four struggling students from fourth grade. A multiple-baseline design (AB) was used with baselines consisting of between five and seven daily probes. The duration of the intervention was between five and seven 25-minute sessions. A randomization procedure…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Alhoshan, Eman – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The objectives in this research were to determine the construct validity of both an adapted self-confidence questionnaire, the Personal Evaluation Inventory (PEI), developed by Shrauger and Schohn, and a Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) questionnaire, which was adapted from the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale. The research was conducted in two…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Self Esteem, Questionnaires, Measures (Individuals)
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Zhang-Wu, Qianqian – Journal of Education, 2017
As a result of increases in immigration, more students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are entering K-12 classrooms in the United States. Thus, the need to study the education of diverse learners is intensified. Drawing upon semi-structured interviews, observations, and informal conversations, this case study examined how a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 4, Urban Teaching, Public School Teachers
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Pavlak, Christina M.; Hodgson-Drysdale, Tracy – Journal of Education, 2017
The writing achievement of English learners (ELs) is often lower than that of other subgroups (Fry, 2007, 2008). To address this gap, a partnership was formed between university faculty and doctoral students and educators at an urban PK-8 school with a majority EL population. Using Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as a guide, the team…
Descriptors: Grade 6, English Language Learners, Language Arts, Writing Achievement
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Wang, Shutao; Mao, Yaqing – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Using propensity score matching method, this study examined the effect of boarding on campus on left-behind children (LBC)'s sense of school belonging and their academic achievement. The condition of boarding schools was also examined closely in this study. Data were collected from 6,638 students from 74 rural boarding schools in 11 provinces in…
Descriptors: Probability, Academic Achievement, Boarding Schools, Foreign Countries
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Dean, Jenny – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Australia and its Indigenous peoples have experienced what one commentator has called "a juxtaposition of first and third worlds", manifest, among other aspects, in lower levels of education achievement compared with other Australians. Specifically, profound levels of educational inequality have been observed for Aboriginal Australians…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Elementary Schools, Academic Achievement
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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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Gallay, Erin; Marckini-Polk, Lisa; Schroeder, Brandon; Flanagan, Constance – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
In this mixed-methods study, we examine the potential of place-based stewardship education (PBSE) for nurturing rural students' community attachment and aspirations to contribute to the preservation of the environmental "commons." Analyzing pre- and post-experience surveys (n = 240) and open-ended responses (n = 275) collected from…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Mixed Methods Research, Environmental Education, Rural Areas
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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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