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Aslantas, Selma – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
In this study; the effects on the ethnocentrism levels of prospective teachers have been examined upon providing education under the scope of intercultural education. The study has been designed as a quasi-experimental design with pre-test, final-test control group. The study took place during the spring semester of 2014-2015 academic year. The…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Ethnocentrism, Preservice Teachers, Instructional Effectiveness
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Sel, Burcu; Sözer, Mehmet Akif – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the effect of conceptual change texts on the conceptual understanding of local government concepts pertinent to the "power, management and society" learning field, as well as the "People and Administration" unit on the fourth-grade social studies course. In the study, a semi-experimental design…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Comprehension, Social Studies, Grade 4
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Özbey, Saide; Köycegiz, Mehlika – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This study was carried out in order to determine the effects of Social Skills Training Program applied to 16 children between 48 and 60 months old children's motivation levels. The social skills program included behaviors such as cooperation, social interaction, empathy, sharing, and management of feelings and social maladaptation. A personal…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Empathy, Interpersonal Competence, Program Effectiveness
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Samur, Ayse Öztürk – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to compare children's environmental awareness and attitudes in the classes where TEMA Kids was implemented and where it was not. This study which used pre-test post-test control group quasi-experimental research design was carried out in 2016-2017 academic year. The study group was composed of 60-72 month old 138…
Descriptors: Young Children, Age Differences, Pretests Posttests, Quasiexperimental Design
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Acar, Dilber; Tertemiz, Nese; Tasdemir, Adem – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
This study aims to identify the effects of STEM training on the academic achievement of 4th graders in science and mathematics, as well as their views about STEM training. The study group consisted of 4th graders with similar science and mathematics achievement levels from two separate elementary schools with similar socioeconomic profiles in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Achievement, Grade 4, Science Achievement
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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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Pecjak, Sonja; Pirc, Tina – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The aim of our study was to determine whether summarizing skills could be developed in 4th grade primary school students. We designed a 5-month intervention programme as an experimental study, in which teachers trained students in the experimental group in their ability to summarize, which is one of the important strategies that enhance reading…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Intervention, Reading Comprehension
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Özerk, Kamil; Öksendal, Elise; Özerk, Meral – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
A collective Competence Improvement Project (CIP) was conducted for educational psychological counselors (n = 5) along with teachers (n = 11), special education teachers (n = 7), and child and youth workers (n = 11). All of the participants were involved in the training and teaching of children with autism/ASD in a small municipality in Norway.…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, School Counselors, Teachers, Special Education Teachers
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Wright, Patricia I.; Prescott, Rosalind – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
Although paraprofessionals are pivotal for the educational success of learners with autism, limited professional learning opportunities are provided resulting in inadequate application of evidence-based practices in their work. In this participatory action research study, thirty-six paraprofessionals participated in professional learning utilizing…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Evidence Based Practice, Public Education, Action Research
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Sharifi, Akram; Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh; Jahedizadeh, Safoura – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The present study delved into a language learning model in the domain of English as a foreign language (EFL), i.e., simulation. The term simulation is used to describe the activity of producing conditions which are similar to real ones. We hypothesized that simulation plays a role in middle school students' perceptions of classroom activities…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Experimental Groups, Student Attitudes, Class Activities
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Cañada-Cañada, Florentina; González-Gómez, David; Airado-Rodríguez, Diego; Melo Niño, Lina Viviana; Dávila Acedo, María Antonia – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
Students get to Elementary School with a series of misconceptions which are not necessarily in agreement with the scientific knowledge. Misconceptions result from the student's attempts to understand their previous experiences resulting from their interaction with their environment and they must be taken into account in educational practice to…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Elementary School Students, Scientific Concepts, Questionnaires
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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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Fragouli, Stiliani; Rokka, Aggeliki – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
In this study we introduce an infusion model to "inject" ammonites and ammonite fossils in current subjects of Greek primary curriculum. Paleontology and mainly fossils attract more and more elementary students and teachers, yet in Greece this trend is solely about dinosaurs, despite the fact that the most common Greek fossils are not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Paleontology, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Sezer, Gönül Onur – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
Children who are economically, educationally, linguistically or socially disadvantaged called "disadvantaged children". Those children are at risk and they must be supported because of their negative life conditions. Compensation studies must be implemented to those children. The "Bir Umut Ol Benim Için" (Be My Hope) project is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Persons, Disadvantaged Youth, Bullying
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Sulak, Süleyman Erkam; Günes, Firdevs – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
This study was carried out in order to search the effects of teaching informative text structures through processual model on the reading comprehension skills of 4th grade students. The research was designed in accordance with experimental model with pre-test-post-test control groups. The study group of the study consisted of 62 fourth grade…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Reading Materials
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