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Toste, Jessica R.; Heath, Nancy L.; Connor, Carol McDonald; Peng, Peng – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Relationships with teachers have been found to be particularly salient for elementary-age students, as they relate to successful adjustment to school. The construct of working alliance reconceptualizes traditional definitions of relationship to consider elements of emotional connection, as well as the collaboration central to the working…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Construct Validity
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Zijlstra, Haytske; Wubbels, Theo; Brekelmans, Mieke; Koomen, Helma M. Y. – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This study analyzed children's generalized perceptions of teacher interpersonal behavior in terms of two dimensions, control and affiliation, referring to the degree of teacher leadership/ management and teacher friendliness friendliness/cooperation in the classroom, respectively. An adapted version of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Correlation
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Walker, Joan M. T.; Wilkins, Andrew S.; Dallaire, James R.; Sandler, Howard M.; Hoover-Dempsey, Kathleen V. – Elementary School Journal, 2005
In 1995 and 1997 Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler proposed a theoretical model of the parental involvement process. Taking a psychological perspective, the model explained why parents become involved in their children's education and how their involvement makes a difference in student outcomes. In this article we describe our efforts to operationalize…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Models, Academic Achievement
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Crites, Terry – Elementary School Journal, 1992
A total of 36 third, fifth, and seventh graders were interviewed about strategies they used to solve multiple-choice questions involving estimation of discrete quantities. Successful estimators tended to use decomposition/recomposition and multiple benchmark strategies, whereas less successful estimators generally used perceptually based…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Estimation (Mathematics)
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Murphy, Joseph; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1991
Fourteen teachers with diverse school roles were interviewed about their views on the U.S. educational reform movement and their own ideas for change. Results suggest that the teachers are optimistic about the possibilities of fundamental school reform in the future but skeptical about their ability to change the current system. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Newman, Richard, S.; Schwager, Mahna T. – Elementary School Journal, 1993
Interviewed third-, fifth-, and seventh-grade students to assess who, why, and in what situations students ask for help when they have problems in math. Found that students generally saw teachers as more likely than classmates to facilitate learning. Several grade-related differences are also reported. (MM)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Elementary School Students, Help Seeking, Junior High School Students
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Fraser, Barry J. – Elementary School Journal, 1979
Describes modifications made in the original Learning Environment Inventory to enhance suitability for use in the elementary school and reports validation data from administration of the modified version to a sample of elementary school children. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Learning