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Kogar, Esin Yilmaz – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This study attempted to identify the information and communication technology items that affected students' mathematics and science literacy scores by making use of the 2015 PISA data, The presence of numerous items related to ICT in the PISA and the administration of these items to large groups of people provides researchers with a large data…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Käsper, Maile; Uibu, Krista; Mikk, Jaan – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
Primary school students have difficulties with text comprehension, and therefore support from teachers via proper language teaching strategies is needed. The aim of the study was to determine the impact of language teaching strategies on students' reading outcomes and reading interest. In the current paper, two reading outcomes--vocabulary…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teaching Methods, Grade 3, Reading Interests
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Sumantri, Mohamad Syarif; Satriani, Retni – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The purpose of this research was to determine the effect of formative testing and self-directed learning on mathematics learning outcomes. The research was conducted at an elementary school in central Jakarta during the 2014/2015 school year. Seventy-two fourth-grade students who were selected using random sampling participated in this study. Data…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Formative Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Mathematics
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Arikan, Serkan; Yildirim, Kasim; Erbilgin, Evrim – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Turkish students on average had lower scores than OECD countries on mathematics, science, and reading at international assessment programs. As PISA measures the extent to which 15-year-old students are prepared to handle the challenges they may encounter in their future lives, and evaluates students' ability to reflect and to apply their knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scores, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Kirwan, Liz – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
This article interrogates the extent to which the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) through its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) influenced the development of Project Maths, a new second-level mathematics education policy in Ireland. It argues that the Irish government, in its revision of mathematics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Curriculum, Secondary School Mathematics, International Assessment
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Özerk, Kamil; Kerchner, Charles Taylor – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2014
Receiving, accommodation and education of children with immigrant background is one of the challenging issues in almost all the metropolitan areas in many countries. In our study we are exploring the impact of demographic changes on political agendas, legal frames, educational approaches, research findings and student achievement in the field of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metropolitan Areas, Immigrants, Language Minorities
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Habók, Anita – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
The PISA 2000 study found large differences between countries in terms of quality of learning. In some countries, students prefer rote learning to meaningful learning. However, such memorisation of the material does not lead to recallable and usable knowledge in the long run. Ausubel's (1968) well-known theory serves as a basis for several…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Concept Mapping, Science Instruction, Definitions
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Beck, Christian W. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2010
Data from a Norwegian survey show correlation between a student's socially related problems at school and the parent's social motivation for home education. I argue that more time spent at school by a student could result in more socially related problems at school, which can explain an increase in social motivation for home education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Schooling, School Schedules, Parent Attitudes