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Williamson, Gary L. – Cogent Education, 2018
Individual growth curves yield insights about growth that are not available from any other methodology; and developmental scales based on conjoint measurement models provide unique interpretive advantages for investigations of academic growth. The advantages are apparent when: (1) 15 consecutive statewide reading growth curves are annotated with…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Psychometrics, Educational Innovation
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Ullrich, Dieter; Ullrich, Katja; Marten, Magret – Cogent Education, 2017
Speech-/language-impaired (SL)-children face problems in school and later life. The significance of "non-cognitive, social-emotional skills" (NCSES) in these children is often underestimated. Aim: Present study of affected SL-children was assessed to analyse the influence of NCSES for long-term school education. Methods: Nineteen…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Language Impairments, Intelligence Quotient, Social Development
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Ilhan, Nail; Tosun, Cemal – Cogent Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to identify the kindergarten students' levels of understanding some science concepts (LUSSC) and scientific inquiry processes (SIP) and compare their LUSSC and SIP in terms of some demographic variables. Also, another purpose of this study is to identify the predictive power of those demographic variables over the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Scientific Concepts, Inquiry
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Kingsdorf, Sheri; Krawec, Jennifer – Cogent Education, 2016
In third grade the focus on math word problems becomes prominent. In the limited third grade research, teacher-mediated explicit instruction with multiple exemplars, teaching students to use visual representations, and the incorporation of self-strategies, have proven effective. For these practices to reach their full potential though, their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Grade 3, Word Problems (Mathematics), Teaching Methods
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Bishara, Saied – Cogent Education, 2016
In this research, we considered the different impact two methods of teaching had on pupils' ability to solve complex math problems. The methods considered were: self-regulated study and traditional teaching. We also examined the pedagogical consequences the differences made among the population of pupils with learning disabilities in special…
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Special Education
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Ben-Horin, Oded – Cogent Education, 2016
The aim of this study is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge about strategies and techniques for training primary school education pre-service teachers (PSTs) for Pedagogical Improvisation (PI). Data was collected during two iterations of cross-disciplinary art/science school interventions in Norwegian 3rd-grade classes, which provided…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Elementary School Curriculum, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Strategies
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Beaulieu, Rodney – Cogent Education, 2016
This study focuses on a recording from a week of third-grade classroom sessions. The recording was used to train new teachers in a certification program and provided data for a learning community that was studying classroom discourse. The third-grade teacher was described as being "outstanding" and "culturally responsive" by…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Literacy Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Natour, Yaser S.; Darawsheh, Wesam; Sartawi, AbdelAziz M.; Marie, Basem A.; Efthymiou, Effie – Cogent Education, 2016
There is a contemporary emphasis on researching the effects of phonological awareness on reading skills though morphological awareness correlates more highly with reading. The purpose of the study was to investigate the patterns of reading errors from a morphological perspective (level of morphological complexity) and lexical category. One hundred…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Error Patterns, Reading Skills, Grade 1
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Duval, Stéphanie; Bouchard, Caroline; Pagé, Pierre; Hamel, Christine – Cogent Education, 2016
The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between the quality of classroom interactions in kindergarten and executive functions (EFs) among 5-year-old children. The sample consisted of 118 children, with a mean age of 73.34 months (SD = 4.22), from 12 kindergarten classes. The quality of classroom interactions was measured using the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Classroom Environment, Interaction, Executive Function
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Usher, Wayne; Keegan, Richard; Edwards, Allan – Cogent Education, 2016
Australian youth (5-17) are exhibiting the most alarming statistics surrounding poor physical activity (PA) levels and increasing correlating chronic disease trends (i.e. obesity). With schools well positioned to address such concerns, this study aimed to determine the type, frequency and intensity levels of PA being undertaken by children during…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education Teachers
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Kingsdorf, Sheri; Krawec, Jennifer – Cogent Education, 2016
Though research on effective instruction in math word problem solving is prominent at the middle and secondary levels, much less work has been done in elementary grades. In this article, we review the research on varied problem-solving instructional interventions at the third-grade level for students across ability levels. Third grade was chosen…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 3
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van Wyk, Jacolynn; Mostert, Maria Louise – Cogent Education, 2016
This study investigated the effect of mother tongue instruction and gender on second language acquisition using a causal-comparative quantitative research design. The two distinguishing groups compared were (i) learners that were taught in their mother tongue (Afrikaans) and (ii) learners that were not taught in their mother tongue but in English,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Gender Differences, Second Language Learning
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Kovelman, Ioulia; Salah-Ud-Din, Maha; Berens, Melody S.; Petitto, Laura-Ann – Cogent Education, 2015
In teaching reading, educators strive to find the balance between a code-emphasis approach and a meaning-oriented literacy approach. However, little is known about how different approaches to literacy can benefit bilingual children's early reading acquisition. To investigate the novel hypothesis that children's age of first bilingual exposure can…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Reading, Reading Instruction, Spanish
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Kakia, Lida; Popov, Habil Nikolay; Arani, Abbas Madandar – Cogent Education, 2015
Children's school readiness has received much attention from professionals in the field of education. Nevertheless, scholars in Middle East countries have not investigated this topic in a major way. The purpose of the present study was to determine (i) the most common parent-child activities for first-grade pupils in Tehran primary schools as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Readiness, Grade 1, Learning Activities
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Chiu, Mei-Shiu; Yeh, Huei-Ming; Whitebread, David – Cogent Education, 2014
This study aims to understand students' constructs regarding mathematical problems. Fifty-one Taiwanese primary students' constructs are elicited using interviews with the repertory grid technique based on their responses to creative and non-creative problems. The results of qualitative data analysis show that students' initial constructs can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Primary Education