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Bosacki, Sandra; Moreira, Flavia; Sitnik, Valentina; Andrews, Kathleen; Talwar, Victoria – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
Theory of Mind (ToM), or the ability to attribute mental states to oneself and others to predict behavior is an important skill that helps adolescents to navigate through school. Building on emerging research on the cognitive and affective aspects of ToM and school engagement, this cross-sectional study explored ToM, emotion knowledge, and school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory of Mind, Social Cognition, Empathy
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Özerk, Kamil – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The prevalence of autism/autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been increasing across the world. Previous studies in Norway reported, that the prevalence rate for 0-10-year-old children is 1 in 166, and in the case of 11-year-old children it is 1 in 125. Moreover, another nationwide study discovered that 1 in 192 males and 1 in 695 females between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence
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Reid, Mary; Reid, Steven – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
This study critically examined the math content knowledge (MCK) of teacher candidates (TCs) enrolled in a two-year Master of Teaching (MT) degree. Teachers require a solid math knowledge base in order to support students' achievement. Provincial and international math assessments have been of major concern in Ontario, Canada, due to declining…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics
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Foran, Christine A.; Mannion, Cynthia; Rutherford, Gayle – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The aim of our study was to explore the perceptions of elementary teachers who routinely prioritized physical activity in their classrooms. Researchers are reporting improved student academic test results following physical activity sessions, however, classroom teachers are challenged in balancing curricular and other expectations. Hence, teachers…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Physical Activities, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews
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Harwood, Debra; Tukonic, Stephanie – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Self-constructed perceptions of early childhood educator professionalism were explored in a small-scale mixed-method survey using convenience sampling. Fifty-four educators in Ontario, Canada participated in the study and shared their views related to professionalism. A mixed-methodology was employed using an electronic questionnaire composed of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Preschool Teachers, Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries
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Özerk, Kamil – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
From a purely educationist perspective, gaining a deeper understanding of several aspects related to the prevalence of autism/ASD in a given population is of great value in planning and improving educational and psychological intervention for treatment, training, and teaching of children with this disorder. In this article, I present and discuss…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence, Clinical Diagnosis
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Ryan, Thomas G.; Ruddy, Sean – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
Our purpose herein is to demonstrate how restorative justice continues to unfold globally and we explain how the use of a restorative justice ideology and intervention leads to a common alternative, not only in criminal justice institutions, but also within social agencies, such as elementary schools, and the related social support systems. We…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Counseling, Discipline Policy, Discipline, Student Behavior
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Bosacki, Sandra Leanne – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2014
This study investigated the longitudinal relations between theory of mind (ToM) understanding, self-perceptions, and perceptions of gender-role orientation in 28 school-aged children, (16 girls, 12 boys, aged 8-12 years). Theory of mind and perceptions of self were assessed at Time 1 (T1, M = 8 y 5 m) and two years later at Time 2 (T2, M = 10 y 4…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Social Development, Emotional Development, Correlation
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Lao, Mary Grace; Bosacki, Sandra; Akseer, Tabasum; Coplan, Robert J. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
Childhood shyness plays an important role in terms of learning and socialization and can have profound effects on individuals' thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can carry over into adulthood. The present study investigated how self-identified childhood shyness might influence elementary school teachers' current perceptions of shyness among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shyness, Childhood Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Bosacki, Sandra – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
Given existing gendered stereotypic assumptions regarding shyness and children's school competencies, this study explored relations among socioemotional competencies, self-perceptions, and receptive vocabulary in shy children. Ninety-one Canadian children (52 girls, 39 boys; 5-8 years) were classified as shy (n = 26) based on teachers' behavioural…
Descriptors: Shyness, Interpersonal Competence, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Joy, Rhonda – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
The study reported on in this paper investigated the concurrent development of spelling in children learning two languages. The study compared over time and between languages the types of spelling errors made in English as a first language and French as a second. Fortyseven grade one English-speaking children completed an English and French…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immersion Programs, Spelling, Spelling Instruction
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Ryan, Thomas G.; Telfer, Leslie – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
This review draws attention to issues related to school self-assessment. This process has been similarly implemented in a variety of jurisdictions globally in the past decade hence their inclusion herein as an attempt to understand the school self-assessment process which has also been developed for use in local Ontario (Canadian) elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Self Evaluation (Groups), Effective Schools Research
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Chareka, Ottilia – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2010
Young Canadian boys and girls aged nine to eleven were asked to consider their personal futures, the future of their community and the future of the world. Mixed methods were employed for data collection and analysis. Responses were compared with those given by children in eight countries and the discussion focused on the importance prior…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Young Children, Mixed Methods Research, World Views
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Harwood, Debra; Bosacki, Sandra; Borcsok, Kristina – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2010
The paper analyzed children's perceptions of teasing within their real world peer relationships through participants' drawings and accompanying narratives. The case study research was approached from an ethic of listening to children to discover and uncover children's perceptions and experiences with the phenomenon of peer teasing. Fifteen…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students
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Ryan, Thomas G. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2009
The 320 pre-service educators in this inquiry were viewed as emerging classroom teachers who were leading while grappling with new personal experiences which informed and guided each during the pre-service year. The written account evidence supported our resulting inferences, discussion and conclusions and demonstrated the leadership required…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Faculty Development, Student Attitudes, Action Research