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Bakx, Anouke; Van Houtert, Ton; van de Brand, Maartje; Hornstra, Lisette – Educational Studies, 2019
High-ability pupils in primary schools often do not achieve up to their full potential and teachers seem to face difficulties to motivate these pupils. In this study 891 primary school pupils (463 high-ability pupils) were asked about their views on desired characteristics of good teachers by means of an open teacher-spider-questionnaire. The…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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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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Jimerson, Jo Beth; Cho, Vincent; Scroggins, Kimberly A.; Balial, Ritu; Robinson, Reginald R. – Educational Studies, 2019
Just as accountability policies have led to increased levels of teacher data use, teachers have begun to increase the extent to which students track and analyse data about their own learning. Although some might argue that such "student-involved data use" (SIDU) might empower or motivate students to take charge of their own learning…
Descriptors: Data Use, Data Analysis, Teacher Guidance, Elementary School Teachers
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Pivarc, Jakub – Educational Studies, 2019
This study aims to analyse and describe the ideas of pupils (aged 10-15 years) about ID. Overall 2324 pupils (without disability) from 23 Czech primary schools of the so-called mainstream education participated in the study. Pupils' concepts associated with ID were analysed using mind mapping methods. It was found that an overall frequency of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Beliefs, Student Attitudes
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Chen, Wei-Ru; Chen, Li-Ming – Educational Studies, 2019
The current scales for self-blame are not suitable for school bullying scenarios and most lack validity. This study used a self-developed scale to measure bullied victims' tendency to self-blame and further examined whether victims and bully/victims exhibited different tendencies toward self-blame under both bullied and generalized scenarios. The…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Egalite, Anna J. – Educational Studies, 2019
In the United States, the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) specifies that students with disabilities should be educated in the "least restrictive environment," yet little is known about how successfully schools have been able to apply appropriate supports, practices and resources so that all students benefit…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Special Needs Students, Student Needs, Educational Needs
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Schwab, Susanne – Educational Studies, 2019
Previous research has shown that students with special educational needs (SEN) have fewer friendships than their peers without SEN. In this longitudinal study, 545 students from primary and secondary schools, including 106 students with SEN, were surveyed at the beginning and the end of the school year. The results show that students with SEN…
Descriptors: Friendship, Peer Relationship, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Kigobe, Janeth; Ghesquière, Pol; Ng'Umbi, Michael; Van Leeuwen, Karla – Educational Studies, 2019
In Tanzania, the education system focuses on schools and teachers as key educators of children, while little attention is paid to the home environment. This study examines motivational factors that may influence parental involvement at home and at school, using Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler's model of parental involvement as a theoretical framework.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Motivation, Family Environment
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Charalampous, Kyriakos; Kokkinos, Constantinos M. – Educational Studies, 2018
Previous studies have offered indications that the way pre-adolescents (fifth and sixth graders) structure their perceptions of their teacher's interaction in terms of Agency and Communion differs from adolescents. The purpose of this study was to delineate previous findings by thoroughly examining the structure of pre-adolescents' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Student Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship
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Yang, Der-Ching – Educational Studies, 2018
This study examines the different ways in which fractions are dealt with in two elementary mathematics textbook series: Kang Hsuan (KH) in Taiwan and Laskutaito in Finland. The results showed that the total number of fraction questions in Laskutaito is higher than that in KH and that Laskutaito highlights the basic definition of fractions to help…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Fractions, Pictorial Stimuli
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Zong, Xiaoli; Zhang, Lifan; Yao, Meilin – Educational Studies, 2018
Past research has revealed direct effects of parental involvement and parenting style on children's achievement goals separately, however, it is necessary to investigate the interactive mechanism in an integrated way. This study examined the relations between children's perception of different dimensions of parental involvement (i.e. home-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Elementary School Students, Parenting Styles
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Tárraga García, Verónica; García Fernández, Beatriz; Ruiz-Gallardo, José Reyes – Educational Studies, 2018
Does home-based family involvement influence academic performance? To answer this question, a case study research was carried out with 96 children from all six levels of primary education at a public school, and their families. Data regarding home-based family involvement were collected using a questionnaire. Academic achievement was measured from…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Employed Parents
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Kozmus, A.; Pšunder, M. – Educational Studies, 2018
Bullying and violence pose widespread problems for contemporary society. In this paper, special attention is given to violence against pupils with SN. The empirical research analyses perceptions of peer violence according to differing roles in relation to violent acts (observer, victim and perpetrator) among pupils with and without SN, regarding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Violence, Special Needs Students
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Hargreaves, Eleanore; Elhawary, Dalia; Mahgoub, Mohamed – Educational Studies, 2018
This paper makes a sociological exploration of the enforcement of strong boundaries between "pure" (disciplinary) and "applied" (common-sense) knowledge in primary school English classrooms. This article is innovative in its focus on how pupils describe and evaluate their own experiences. It addressed the research question:…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Human-Vogel, Salomé; Morkel, Jorina – Educational Studies, 2017
In the present study, we examine the personal belief in a just world (PBJW) for teachers and learners in predominantly Afrikaans-speaking South African schools, and the relationship between teachers' PBJW and their perception of problem behaviour in the classroom. The study is informed by national debates of school violence in South African…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Grade 4
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