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Kopparla, Mahati; Bicer, Ali; Vela, Katherine; Lee, Yujin; Bevan, Danielle; Kwon, Hyunkyung; Caldwell, Cassidy; Capraro, Mary M.; Capraro, Robert M. – Educational Studies, 2019
Problem posing is the act of creating one's own problems, unlike the traditional practice of solving problems posed by others. Problem posing is not a commonly taught topic. Though some students have difficulties acquiring problem-posing skills, the positive effects are far reaching. A quasi-experimental research design was used to determine the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Intervention, Problem Solving, Elementary School Mathematics
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Rautiainen, Riitta; Räty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati – Educational Studies, 2014
The mothers and fathers (n?=?43) of third- and sixth-grade children were asked to assess their child's academic potential in comparison with the child's earlier competence and with that of her/his peers. In the interpersonal domain, the mothers' and fathers' perceptions of their child's academic potential were related to each other, especially in…
Descriptors: Mothers, Fathers, Parent Attitudes, Academic Ability
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Goforth, Kate; Noltemeyer, Amity; Patton, Jon; Bush, Kevin R.; Bergen, Doris – Educational Studies, 2014
Educators are increasingly recognising the importance of improving students' mathematics achievement. Much of the current research focuses on the impact of instructional variables on mathematics achievement. The goal of this study was to examine the influence of less researched variables--family and student factors. Participants were 747…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students, Negative Attitudes
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Raty, Hannu – Educational Studies, 2013
The study explored Finnish parents' intention in making school choices and the relationship of those intentions to demographic and attitudinal factors. It was found that the great majority of parents had not seriously considered choosing a school other than the neighbouring one. Parents living in urban areas, or those supporting a selective…
Descriptors: Intention, Foreign Countries, School Choice, Parent Attitudes
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Radu, Roxana – Educational Studies, 2013
Exploring a unique region concerning educational reforms in the past 20?years, the present study empirically investigates the attitudes towards parental involvement in school life in a comparative perspective of south-eastern European (SEE) countries for the 2008/2009 school year. Based on a multiple regression model for nine different countries,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Educational Change, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Ullah, Hazir; Skelton, Christine – Educational Studies, 2013
This paper examines gender biases in school textbooks after a decade long effort by the ministry of education (MoE) Pakistan and international organisation (IOs) to eliminate all forms of gender inequality in education. The intention underpinning these initiatives was to nurture a view of gender equality based consciousness through the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Bias, Textbooks, Public Schools
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Denessen, Eddie; Hornstra, Lisette; van den Bergh, Linda – Educational Studies, 2010
In the present study it has been examined how children's creative writing tasks may contribute to teachers' understanding of children's values. Writings of 300 elementary school children about what they would do if they were the boss of The Netherlands were obtained and seemed to reflect different types of values. Most children were concerned with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Creative Writing, Socialization
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Karkkainen, Riitta; Raty, Hannu – Educational Studies, 2010
Parents (N = 97) and their child's class-teachers were instructed to rate the child's potential for improvement in mathematics and Finnish. The results showed that there was a moderate correlation between the parents' and teachers' ratings. The parents rated their child's potential more optimistically than the teachers did. Views of malleability…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Aptitude
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Yang, Der-Ching; Li, Mao-neng Fred – Educational Studies, 2008
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the number sense performance of 3rd-graders in Taiwan, and to diagnose areas of weakness or deficiency in number sense development. A total of 808 3rd-graders participated in this study. The results indicated that these students did not perform well on each of the five number sense components…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Myrberg, Eva – Educational Studies, 2007
This study investigates the influence of teacher competence on 3rd-grade students' reading achievement in public and independent schools in Sweden. The data come from the Swedish participation in PIRLS 2001 (Progress in Reading Literacy Study 2001) and comprise some 10,000 students. Students in independent schools achieved better on the reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Teacher Certification, Reading Tests
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Raty, Hannu – Educational Studies, 2006
This paper examines the contribution of parents' education and children's gender on parental expectations of their children's future education and the role of parental perceptions of their child's competencies in the formation of their expectations. A group of university and vocationally educated parents (N = 418) were asked to estimate the…
Descriptors: Expectation, Probability, Vocational Education, Social Differences