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Diab, Safwat Y. M.; Guillaume, Marja; Punamäki, Raija-Leena – Elementary School Journal, 2018
Based on the ecological-transactional model by Bronfenbrenner, this study tested the mediating roles of school, family, and child characteristics between academic achievement and both traumatic war experiences and stressful life events. It further examined which of these characteristics could protect academic achievement from negative trauma…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies, Student Motivation, Peer Relationship
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Charalambous, Charalambos Y.; Kyriakides, Ermis – Elementary School Journal, 2017
For years scholars have attended to either generic or content-specific teaching practices attempting to understand instructional quality and its effects on student learning. Drawing on the TIMSS 2007 and 2011 databases, this exploratory study empirically tests the hypothesis that attending to both types of practices can help better explain student…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality
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Vedder-Weiss, Dana – Elementary School Journal, 2017
Taking a student's perspective, this study aims to characterize students' descriptions of teaching higher and lower in mastery goal emphasis, in elementary, middle, traditional, and democratic schools. Data were collected by student surveys and interviews from fifth- through eighth-grade Israeli students. Nineteen interviews, describing 5 science…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mastery Learning, Student Attitudes, Interviews
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Garbacz, S. Andrew; McDowall, Philippa S.; Schaughency, Elizabeth; Sheridan, Susan M.; Welch, Greg W. – Elementary School Journal, 2015
The purpose of this study was to clarify equivocal findings in the parent-involvement literature and examine novel interactions in a New Zealand context. Specifically, this study tested direct effects of school year, parent education, family structure, and child gender on parent involvement in elementary school. In addition, interactions between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Educational Attainment, Parent Background
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Hoogeveen, Mariëtte; van Gelderen, Amos – Elementary School Journal, 2015
This study examined whether instruction in genre knowledge enriches students' feedback on each other's writing, resulting in better writing quality. In total 140 sixth-grade students (age 11-13) participated in the study. Two approaches to peer response with additional instruction were compared. In one condition, students were taught specific…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Writing Instruction, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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de Bilde, Jerissa; Boonen, Tinneke; Speybroeck, Sara; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Damme, Jan; Goos, Mieke – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Experiential education is a child-centered educational framework that is popular in Flemish kindergartens. In this study, the impact of five experiential practices (autonomy support, stimulation, emotional support, time for choice activities, and interest-based activities) and the moderating influence of initial achievement (language and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Personal Autonomy
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Thornberg, Robert; Pozzoli, Tiziana; Gianluca, Gini; Jungert, Tomas – Elementary School Journal, 2015
The first aim of the present study was to examine in a single model how moral disengagement and moral emotions were related to bullying and defending behavior among schoolchildren. The second aim was to test whether the two moral dimensions interacted with each other to explain behavior in bullying situations. Data were collected from 561 Swedish…
Descriptors: Bullying, Child Behavior, Moral Values, Emotional Response
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O'Hare, Liam; Biggart, Andy; Kerr, Karen; Connolly, Paul – Elementary School Journal, 2015
A randomized controlled trial was used to evaluate the effects of a prosocial behavior after-school program called Mate-Tricks for 9- and 10-year-old children and their parents living in an area of significant socioeconomic disadvantage. The children were randomly assigned to an intervention (n = 220) or a control group (n = 198). Children were…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Prosocial Behavior, Economically Disadvantaged, Research Methodology
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Van Steenbrugge, Hendrik; Remillard, Janine; Verschaffel, Lieven; Valcke, Martin; Desoete, Annemie – Elementary School Journal, 2015
This research analyzed how fractions are taught in the fourth grade of elementary school in Flanders. Analysis centered on the presence of five features of instruction recommended by research on teaching and learning fractions (i.e., multiple solution pathways, linking representations, estimation and justification of the solution, collaboration,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grade 4
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Barata, M. Clara; Calheiros, M. Manuela; Patrício, Joana Nunes; Graça, João; Lima, M. Luisa – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Despite the accumulated evidence that retention is an ineffective and potentially harmful remedial strategy, several countries struggle with high levels of retention in compulsory schooling. This article provides evidence of the impact of the Portuguese national educational policy "Programa Mais Sucesso Escolar" (PMSE) using class size,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Public Policy, School Holding Power
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Eng, Sothy; Szmodis, Whitney; Mulsow, Miriam – Elementary School Journal, 2014
The role of social capital (parental beliefs, social networks, and trust) as a predictor of parental involvement in Cambodian children's education was examined, controlling for human capital (family socioeconomic status). Parents of elementary students (n = 273) were interviewed face to face in Cambodia. Teacher contact scored highest, followed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Beliefs, Parent Attitudes
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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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Sleegers, Peter; den Brok, Perry; Verbiest, Eric; Moolenaar, Nienke M.; Daly, Alan J. – Elementary School Journal, 2013
Despite the popularity of professional learning communities (PLCs) among researchers, practitioners, and educational policy makers, studies on PLCs differ significantly on the dimensions and capacities used to conceptualize them. Further, the interrelatedness of different dimensions and capacities within PLCs is not often well conceived nor…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Models
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Walsh, Kerryann; Mathews, Ben; Rassafiani, Mehdi; Farrell, Ann; Butler, Des – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This study examined elementary school teachers' knowledge of their legislative and policy-based reporting duties with respect to child sexual abuse. Data were collected from 470 elementary school teachers from urban and rural government and nongovernment schools in 3 Australian states, which at the time of the study had 3 different legislative…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Legal Responsibility, Sexual Abuse, Disclosure
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Dumay, Xavier; Boonen, Tinneke; Van Damme, Jan – Elementary School Journal, 2013
In both the school effectiveness and the educational administration literature, growing attention has been paid to the extent of principal leadership effects and the means by which they affect school performance. The main goal of this study is to estimate the effects of principal leadership on students' achievement growth in mathematics over a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration, Principals, Models
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