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Hockett, Eloise – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine one rural Kenyan community's attempts to improve the educational attainment for primary school girls in the region. Data were gathered through field notes; school artifacts; and interviews with teachers, community members, and grade eight girls. The asset-building theory of change (social,…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Females, Adolescents, Rural Schools
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Brown, Christopher P.; Barry, David P.; Ku, Da Hei – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
The focus on improving children's readiness for kindergarten has intensified globally. While most studies examine this issue prior to children entering kindergarten, little is known about how education stakeholders make sense of readiness once children enter kindergarten. This article addresses this gap by examining how a range of stakeholders…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Stakeholders
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Luo, Jiutong; Liang, Luyao; Li, Hui – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
The divergent roles of social media in adolescents' academic performance have not been confirmed, as previous studies failed to address social media use in different contexts. This study thus aims to explore the relationship between outside and inside social media behavior and academic performance in Chinese adolescents. Altogether, 560 Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Social Media, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Self Control
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Vernucci, Santiago; Galli, Juan Ignacio; Andrés, María Laura; Zamora, Eliana Vanesa; Richards, María Marta; Canet-Juric, Lorena; Burin, Débora Inés – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
The present study analyzes the psychometric properties of a Spanish-adapted version of the Working Memory Rating Scale (WMRS). This instrument allows teachers to perform a screening of children with possible working memory (WM) difficulties, putting them at risk of academic underachievement. A sample of children age 8.5 to 12.33 years old was…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Screening Tests, Children, Psychometrics
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Bauml, Michelle; Patton, Mary Martin; Rhea, Deborah – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Recess in the United States is decidedly limited in elementary schools, despite numerous research findings that support unstructured play as a vehicle for development across multiple domains. It is widely understood that recess breaks promote prosocial behaviors, physical activity, and attentiveness in class. However, few researchers in the United…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Time Management
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Caldas, Stephen J.; Reilly, Monique S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Using structural equation modeling, this study found that prior reading skill was significantly associated with children's reported physical activity levels, which was in turn significantly associated with English language arts (ELA) and math achievement, among 526 3rd-grade students. The New York City Metropolitan area students completed the…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Allee-Herndon, Karyn A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Children living in poverty frequently enter kindergarten lacking critical cognitive, academic, and social-emotional skills, and this gap predictably widens through 12th grade. Several researchers have developed intervention programs intended to close the academic gap by building foundational curricular skills. These interventions may not be the…
Descriptors: Poverty, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education
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Richter, Mechthild; Popa-Roch, Maria; Clément, Céline – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The transition from primary to secondary school is a sensitive phase in the life of a child, especially within vulnerable groups such as children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD characteristics, such as the refusal to change or social interaction difficulties, present challenges to the transition not only for the students themselves, but…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Individualized Education Programs, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Ferrar, Saskia J.; Stack, Dale M.; Dickson, Daniel J.; Serbin, Lisa A.; Ledingham, Jane; Schwartzman, Alex E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The present study examined mothers' responses to their at-risk preschool-age children's (N = 156) successful and unsuccessful attempts during a puzzle task. Associations between mothers' responses and the children's ecological context, as well as children's cognitive and academic abilities at two subsequent time points (ages 6-11, and 9-13 years),…
Descriptors: Mothers, Socialization, Preschool Children, Success
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Puccioni, Jaime – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
The current study uses nationally representative data drawn from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) to estimate a structural equation model that examines the associations among parents' academic and behavior-oriented school readiness beliefs, home- and school-based parental involvement, and children's academic achievement…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Children, Surveys, Longitudinal Studies
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Kanani, Zahed; Adibsereshki, Narges; Haghgoo, Hojjat Allah – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of self-monitoring training on the motivation of elementary school students with dyslexia. This quasi-experimental study was conducted along with a pre-test, post-test, with a control group and a follow-up test. 32 students with dyslexia (2nd to 5th grades) were chosen and divided into two…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Self Management, Training, Academic Achievement
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Chen, Jennifer J.; Li, Hui; Wang, Jing-ying – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The Project Approach has been promoted in Hong Kong kindergartens since the 1990s. However, the dynamic processes and underlying mechanisms involved in the teachers' implementation of this pedagogical method there have not yet been fully investigated. This case study of one typical kindergarten in Hong Kong documented how and why eight teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Case Studies, Preschool Teachers
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Neitzel, Carin; Alexander, Joyce M.; Johnson, Kathy E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study investigated children's interest-based activities in the home during the preschool years and their subsequent academic self-regulation behaviors in school. Children's home activities were tracked for 1 year prior to kindergarten entry. Based on their profiles of activities, children (109) were assigned to one of four interest groups:…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Kindergarten, Profiles, Creativity
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Määttä, Elina; Mykkänen, Arttu; Järvelä, Sanna – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate children's self- and social perceptions of success to identify how success could be promoted in a classroom context. Using a participatory approach, this study explored children's subjective experiences with success in 41 learning situations selected by researchers (Phase 1: self-perceptions) and 48…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Elementary School Students, Video Technology, Foreign Countries
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Morton, Brenda M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Foster children have been identified as one of the most high-risk groups for academic failure in schools today. However, a small number of foster youth are beating the odds by achieving academically. How are they able to overcome tremendous barriers and succeed? This phenomenological study reports the findings of former foster youth and their P-12…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foster Care, At Risk Students, Phenomenology
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