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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2017
Findings from assessments of fourth-grade science have indicated that students in Korea scored higher than international averages. Research results have also shown that attitudes toward science were related to achievement outcomes for Korean students. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between confidence in science and…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Grade 4
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Tichenor, Mercedes; Welsh, Alyssa; Corcoran, Carol; Piechura, Kathy; Heins, Elizabeth – Education, 2016
By the time girls are second graders, they may be exhibiting negative attitudes toward math (Cvencek, Meltzoff, & Greenwald, 2011). McFarland, Benson and McFarland (2011) examined girls' math achievement in single-gender and mixed-gender classrooms and suggest that single-gendered formats can help females. In this study, we compare the math…
Descriptors: Single Sex Classes, Females, Mathematics Instruction, Coeducation
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Harpin, Scott B.; Rossi, AnneMarie; Kim, Amber K.; Swanson, Leah M. – Education, 2016
Elementary school students in today's urban classrooms face many life circumstances at home and in their communities that contribute to stress and coping needs. These stressors are often brought into the classroom, which impact learning, behaviors, and overall academic performance. Mindfulness has been used in classroom settings, particularly with…
Descriptors: Intervention, Elementary School Students, Pilot Projects, Matched Groups
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Abahusain, Wedad A. – Education, 2016
This study aims at highlighting the reasons behind the variation of the level of the parents' satisfaction with the services provided by the resources rooms to their children with learning disabilities in Saudi Arabia. The study sample consisted of 283 parents of female students. The instrument of data collection was a questionnaire consisting of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Learning Disabilities, Intervention
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Wiest, Dudley J.; Wong, Eugene H.; Minero, Laura P.; Pumaccahua, Tessy T. – Education, 2014
Working memory has been well documented as a significant predictor of academic outcomes (e.g., reading and math achievement as well as general life outcomes). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of computerized cognitive training to improve both working memory and encoding abilities in a school setting. Thirty students…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Short Term Memory, Intervention, Parochial Schools
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Paquette, Kelli R.; Byrd, Charlene M.; Dragich, Denise – Education, 2013
This mixed-methods research study investigated the implementation of Drop Everything and Write (DEW) in early childhood/elementary classrooms. DEW is an activity in which students simply "drop everything and write." Teachers were interviewed at the completion of the school year about how they implemented the program, their perceived…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Program Evaluation, Writing Assignments, Interviews
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Harbin, Joy; Newton, Jodi – Education, 2013
This study of elementary mathematics teachers is intended to determine if the perceptions, beliefs, and experiences of mathematics teachers in elementary school align with their teaching practices in mathematics. Research included observations, reflections, and interviews with a purposefully selected group of elementary teachers representing upper…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Al-Srour, Nadia Hayel; Al-Ali, Safa Mohammad – Education, 2013
The aim of this study is to explore the level of self-concept among primary school students according to gender and academic achievement variables in Amman. A random sample was chosen from fourth, fifth and sixth grades in private schools in Amman city. The sample of the study consisted of (365) male and female students, (177) males and (188)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Elementary School Students, Gender Differences
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Chandler, Kristie B.; Box, Jean A. – Education, 2012
This paper presents a case study designed to educate students in pre-service teacher education programs about the importance of a comprehensive eye exam. The case study chronicles a family's multi-year search for solutions to their child's reading difficulties. The research supporting the case study explores the connection between vision…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Sezer, Renan; Guner, Necdet; Ispir, Oylum Akkus – Education, 2012
Turkish elementary mathematics program was revised in 2005. In 2011, Turkey participated in TIMSS at the 4th-grade level for the first time. 4th graders were educated using the new curriculum and thus their success rate on TIMSS can be considered as an evaluation of the new program. This study investigated Turkish 4th grade teachers' expectation…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Data Analysis
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Ratcliff, Nancy J.; Jones, Cathy R.; Costner, Richard H.; Savage-Davis, Emma; Hunt, Gilbert H. – Education, 2010
The research discussed here is based on a one year study of 34 second and fourth grade teachers and their 588 students. Data were collected in 40 minute observational segments; six unannounced observations took place in each teacher's classroom for a total of 240 minutes per teacher. The data were analyzed in SPSS as quantitative data. Half of the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Persistence, Grade 4
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Unal, Emre – Education, 2010
The objective of this study is the evaluation of the writing disposition of fourth and fifth grade pupils from the perspective of different variables using the Writing Dispositions Scale developed by Piazza and Siebert (2008) and adopted into Turkish by Iseri and Unal (2010). The working group for this study is made up of fourth and fifth grade…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Writing Instruction, Students, Grade 4
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Burke, Garfield, Jr.; Wang, Ying – Education, 2010
Public school districts in the Mississippi (MS) Delta are under severe pressure to make rapid and adaptable changes in response to the federal legislation No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the MS Plan for Student Achievement: Assessment, Accreditation, and Accountability. These reform Acts require higher student performance standards and new…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Testing, Educational Improvement, Educational Assessment
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Topsakal, Unsal Umdu – Education, 2010
The purpose of this research is to reveal how the concepts of living and non-living things are in the world of the primary school (4th and 5th classes) students, what they remember when they are told about living and non-living things and what the characteristics of living and non-living things are according to them. The research is a descriptive…
Descriptors: Statistical Data, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Scientific Concepts
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Sheppard, Peter – Education, 2009
This paper describes an effort to provide prospective teachers opportunities to better understand African American male students and better focus on how they learn mathematics. Prospective teachers spent 15 hours over an eight week span mentoring and tutoring African American males without the guise of practicing teachers. Qualitative data drawn…
Descriptors: African American Students, Field Experience Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Males
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