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Allen, Katie; Higgins, Steve; Adams, John – Educational Psychology Review, 2019
The body of research surrounding the relationship between visuospatial working memory (VSWM) and mathematics performance remains in its infancy. However, it is an area generating increasing interest as the performance of school leavers comes under constant scrutiny. In order to develop a coherent understanding of the literature to date, all…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Visual Perception, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Achievement
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Chow, Jason C.; Wehby, Joseph H. – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
A growing body of evidence points to the common co-occurrence of language and behavioral difficulties in children. Primary studies often focus on this relation in children with identified deficits. However, it is unknown whether this relation holds across other children at risk or representative samples of children or over time. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, At Risk Persons, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
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Schroeder, Noah L.; Nesbit, John C.; Anguiano, Carlos J.; Adesope, Olusola O. – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
A concept map is a node-link diagram in which each node represents a concept and each link identifies the relationship between the two concepts it connects. We investigated how using concept maps influences learning by synthesizing the results of 142 independent effect sizes (n = 11,814). A random-effects model meta-analysis revealed that learning…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Concept Mapping, Effect Size, Achievement Gains
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Basma, Badriah; Savage, Robert – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
This systematic review explores the impact of teacher professional development (PD) on student reading achievement. The first part of the literature evaluates all available existing systematic reviews and meta-analyses of PD intervention studies. No quality reviews of PD and reading specifically (distinct from 'attainment') were found. There was a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Influence, Reading Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Iancu, Alina Eugenia; Rusu, Andrei; Maroiu, Cristina; Pacurar, Roxana; Maricu?oiu, Lauren?iu P. – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
We conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing teacher burnout. Online and reference list searches yielded 513 unique results, and the final sample contains 23 controlled trials (19 journal articles and 4 unpublished dissertations). More than two thirds of the studies had optimal quality, and the…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Meta Analysis, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Okkinga, Mariska; van Steensel, Roel; van Gelderen, Amos J. S.; van Schooten, Erik; Sleegers, Peter J. C.; Arends, Lidia R. – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
Research has demonstrated that in controlled experiments in which small groups are being tutored by researchers, reading-strategy instruction is highly effective in fostering reading comprehension (Palincsar & Brown, "Cognition and Instruction," 1(2), 117-175, 1984). It is unclear, however, whether reading-strategy interventions are…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Meta Analysis
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Wentzel, Kathryn R.; Jablansky, Sophie; Scalise, Nicole R. – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
Using meta-analytic techniques, we examined systematically the evidence linking friendship to academically related outcomes, asking: To what extent is friendship related to academic performance and to academically related cognitive skills? Based on 22 studies that yielded 81 effect sizes and 28 independent samples, we examined relations between…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Friendship, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Chow, Jason C.; Ekholm, Eric – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
Meta-analyses are used to make educational decisions in policy and practice. Publication bias refers to the extent to which published literature is more likely to have statistically significant results and larger sample sizes than studies that do not make it through the publication process. The purpose of the present study is to estimate the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Publications, Effect Size, Special Education
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Valcan, Debora S.; Davis, Helen; Pino-Pasternak, Deborah – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
Recent research indicates that parental behaviours may influence the development of executive functions (EFs) during early childhood, which are proposed to serve as domain-general building blocks for later classroom behaviour and academic achievement. However, questions remain about the strength of the association between parenting and child EFs,…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Predictor Variables, Executive Function, Young Children
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Richardson, John T. E. – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
This commentary begins by summarizing the five contributions to this special issue and briefly recapping the background to the topic of student learning in higher education. Narrative and systematic reviews are compared, and the relative value of different bibliographic databases in the context of systematic reviews is assessed. The importance of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Peng, Peng; Wang, Cuicui; Tao, Sha; Sun, Congying – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
The current meta-analysis synthesized findings from profiling research on Chinese children with reading difficulties (RD). We reviewed a total of 81 studies published between 1964 and May 2015, representing a total of 9735 Chinese children. There are 982 effect sizes for the comparison between children with RD and age-matched typically developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Children, Reading Difficulties
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Hall, Colby; Roberts, Garrett J.; Cho, Eunsoo; McCulley, Lisa V.; Carroll, Megan; Vaughn, Sharon – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
This meta-analysis synthesizes the last two decades of experimental and quasi-experimental research on reading instruction across academic contexts (e.g., social studies, science, mathematics, English language arts) for English learners (ELs) in grades 4 through 8, to determine (a) the overall effectiveness of reading instruction for upper…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Meta Analysis, Second Language Learning, Experimental Groups
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Pinquart, Martin – Educational Psychology Review, 2016
Parents and researchers alike are interested in how to promote children's academic competence. The present meta-analysis integrates the results of 308 empirical studies on associations of general parenting dimensions and styles with academic achievement of children and adolescents assessed via grade point average or academic achievement tests.…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Academic Achievement, Children, Adolescents
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Tze, Virginia M. C.; Daniels, Lia M.; Klassen, Robert M. – Educational Psychology Review, 2016
The experience of academic boredom among students may be universal; in fact, almost all students complain at least occasionally about being bored in class or while studying. Despite the perceived negative influence of boredom on learning, there has been no synthesis of empirical findings underscoring how boredom relates to academic outcomes.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Interests, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement
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Hall, Colby S. – Educational Psychology Review, 2016
Skill in generating inferences predicts reading comprehension for students in the elementary and intermediate grades even after taking into account word reading, vocabulary knowledge, and cognitive ability (Cain et al., "Journal of Educational Psychology, 96," 671-81, 2004; Kendeou et al., "Journal of Research in Reading," 31,…
Descriptors: Inferences, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Reading Comprehension
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