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Ng'ang'a, Alice; Mureithi, Leopold P.; Wambugu, Anthony – Cogent Education, 2018
The Blinder-Oaxaca approach has been used to decompose the gender gap in mathematics test scores in private and public primary schools in Kenya. That is, the mathematics production functions are estimated separately for boys and girls, the difference between the boys' and girls' average scores is estimated and then decomposed into three…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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de la Hera Conde-Pumpido, Teresa; Loos, Eugène; van Wilgenburg, Wiljan; Versteeg, Myrte; Aléncar, Amanda; Simons, Monique; Lamoth, Claudine; Finkenauer, Catrin – Cogent Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether an ice-skating exergame can stimulate intercultural social interaction between refugees and Dutch children in controlled play sessions organized at elementary schools. We conducted an exploratory qualitative study based on observations of exergame play sessions and structured interviews conducted after…
Descriptors: Athletics, Games, Elementary School Students, Refugees
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Mack, Michelle C.; Allen, Gill – Cogent Education, 2018
Project Chameleon is a school-based educational programme relating to crime, UK law and social moral positioning. Qualitative data were collated from three focus groups with child participants and two focus groups with university psychology student volunteers. The data related directly to the individual experiences of child participants and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experience, Elementary School Students, College Students
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Bishara, Saied – Cogent Education, 2018
In this, I examined the differences between two approaches for teaching math to pupils with learning disabilities: active teaching as opposed to traditional teaching, which engages pupils more directly in their own learning process and promotes collaborative learning, and traditional (frontal) teaching. The hypothesis is that active teaching will…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Conventional Instruction, Self Concept, Student Motivation
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Salifu, Inusah; Boateng, John Kwame; Kunduzore, Salifu Sandubil – Cogent Education, 2018
This study sought to examine the extent of contribution of school feeding programmes towards the achievement of the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) policy in countries. Based on a purposive sampling of a deprived rural community in northern Ghana, the study utilised the concurrent mixed method design relying mainly on documentary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Educational Policy, Access to Education
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Sahrakhiz, Sarah – Cogent Education, 2017
This case study examines authentic speech acts by a German primary school teacher in the classroom context and the outdoor learning location of a forest. The study will compare the degree of linguistic immediacy or distance in these two contexts, respectively. Once a week, the class is doing "outdoor school" ["Draußenschule"]…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Speech Acts, Elementary School Teachers, Discourse Analysis
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Bishara, Saied; Weiss, Itzhak – Cogent Education, 2017
Phonological and morphological awareness and its correlation with reading punctuated and non-punctuated words in Arabic as a first language were examined, as well as its transfer to Hebrew as a second language. Research participants were 30 fourth grade pupils. Phonological awareness was examined by phonological decoding of actual and meaningless…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Correlation, Phonological Awareness, Morphology (Languages)
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Siekmann, Sabine; Webster, Joan Parker; Samson, Sally Angass'aq; Moses, Catherine Keggutailnguq – Cogent Education, 2017
Culturally Responsive Education has been widely proposed as a mechanism to improve the academic achievement of minority and Indigenous populations. Instruction in heritage languages has been shown to produce desirable outcomes both on linguistic and academic measures. However, culturally responsive and immersion instruction faces a number of…
Descriptors: Material Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Academic Achievement, Heritage Education
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Coskun, Kerem; Çikrikci, Özkan; Topkaya, Yavuz – Cogent Education, 2017
This article seeks to develop a theory about the importance of peer relationship among the oldest of the youngest children who have finished preschool education and already started primary school. In the study, observation was employed to collect data from 22 children. The data were analysed through the grounded theory approach, in which data are…
Descriptors: Birth Order, Peer Relationship, Grounded Theory, Coding
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Öman, Anne – Cogent Education, 2017
Today, teachers orchestrate computer-based tasks in software applications in Swedish primary schools. Meaning is made through various modes, and multimodal perspectives on literacy have the basic assumption that meaning is made through many representational and communicational resources. The case study presented in this paper has analysed pupils'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Computer Software, Films
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Raney, Marcella; Henriksen, Adriel; Minton, Jessica; Lynch, Timothy Joseph – Cogent Education, 2017
Background: Acute physical activity breaks lasting 10--60 min have been related to positive effects on student focus and academic performance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of repeated brief physical activity-infused academic lessons (1-5 min) on student retention and on-task behavior. Methods: One class from each K-2 grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Persistence, Time on Task, Kindergarten
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Bader Alghasab, Maha – Cogent Education, 2017
This study examines the relationship between the functions and patterns of language choice in EFL classrooms in a Kuwaiti primary school. It applies the overall order model, specifically the medium of classroom interaction, to identify three patterns of language choice: an English monolingual medium, an Arabic monolingual medium and a bilingual…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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AlGhawi, Mariam A. – Cogent Education, 2017
Gifted education, defined as the schooling of students demonstrating some exceptional abilities, is relatively new in the education system of the United Arab Emirates (UAE); hence, research on gifted education in the UAE is limited. This study is the first to investigate the implementation of gifted education programmes at seven primary government…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Student Needs
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Potts, Anthony; Maadad, Nina; Yu, Marizon – Cogent Education, 2017
This article provides insights into children's perspectives on schooling experiences following immigration. Albeit focusing on a small cohort of children, the theory and methodology in the article could well be applied to children of immigrants from other cultures. In exploring the primary school experiences of children of Filipino immigrants in…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Educational Experience, Foreign Countries
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Danisman, Sahin; Erginer, Ergin – Cogent Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine fifth graders' mathematical reasoning and spatial ability, to identify a correlation with their learning styles, and to determine the predictive power of their learning styles on their mathematical learning profiles. This causal study was conducted with 97 fifth graders (60 females, 61.9% and 37 males,…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Grade 5, Cognitive Style, Mathematical Logic
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