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Park, Yongnam – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate elementary PE specialist teachers' assessments of safety risk factors in PE class, risk management, and difficulties in risk management. Five elementary PE specialist teachers who had at least five years of teaching experience participated in this study. Data were collected from non-participant class…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Safety Education, Observation
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Park, Yongnam; Moon, Jongho – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
As part of the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program, we investigated how early morning physical activity affects elementary school students' physical fitness and sociality. Seventy-five boys in 6th grade of one elementary school located in G Metropolitan City, Korea comprised the experimental group that participated in early morning…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Physical Activities, Elementary School Students, Physical Fitness
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Choi, Jinyoung – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
This study explores how teachers implemented an assessment reform in South Korea, with an analysis of different aspects of the reform. Using a mixed method design, this study reveals that the relation between policy and practice depends upon the nature of the changes that reform policies propose. Teachers' implementation varies in terms of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Educational Change
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Park, Yongnam – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
This study examines the issues pertaining to South Korea's elementary physical education (PE) performance assessment, using an assessment literacy (Hay & Penney, 2013) perspective to propose future directions. Eight elementary teachers currently teaching PE were selected as participants. Data were collected through semi-structured in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Performance Based Assessment
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Song, Kyoung-Oh; Choi, Jinyoung – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are an important strategy for innovation in schools, and they are receiving considerable attention from scholars and educators alike. The present study aimed to examine the effect of PLCs on schools' effectiveness and to investigate the social, organizational, and structural factors that can promote these…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Surveys, Structural Equation Models
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Pae, Hye K.; Sevcik, Rose A. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
This study examined the respective contribution of verbal working memory, which was operationalized as immediate digit and sentence recall, to bilingual children's reading fluency and comprehension in the first language (L1) and second language (L2). Fifty children from two international sites took part in this study: One group was English-Korean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Short Term Memory, Verbal Ability, Bilingual Students
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Green, Tim; Ortiz, Robert W.; Lim, Hee Jeong – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2009
Many families today have access to computers that help them with their daily living activities, such as finding employment and helping children with schoolwork. Minority families residing in the United States though often do not own home computers. With a greater number of immigrant families arriving to the United States, questions are raised…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Korean Americans, Migrants