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Schugar, Heather R.; Dreher, Miriam Jean – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
This study is a secondary analysis of reading data collected from over 165,000 fourth graders as part of the U.S. National Assessment of Educational Progress. Using hierarchical linear modelling, the authors investigated factors associated with students' informational text comprehension, including out-of-school reading engagement, and in-school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Reading Comprehension, Educational Indicators
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Özyildirim Gümüs, Feride; Sahiner, Yeter – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The aim of the study was to determine whether pre-service elementary mathematics teachers could write and use mathematical definitions. For this reason, the question sheet containing two questions, was given to 76 pre-service teachers in a public university who was taking general mathematics course. Qualitative research method was used during data…
Descriptors: Investigations, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics
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Bursal, Murat – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
This study was conducted to investigate the academic achievement and perceived peer support levels of 4th-8th grade Turkish elementary and middle school students at low socio-economic status. Factorial design analyses were used to test the statistical effects of gender and preschool education variables on the dependent variables. The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Peer Relationship, Peer Acceptance
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Baltaci, Ali – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The aim of this study is to determine the mediating role of prejudice in the relationship between the cultural intelligence of school principals and the level of entrepreneurship. The design of this study was classified as correlational survey research. This study was designed by quantitative research method. The universe of this study constitutes…
Descriptors: Correlation, Cultural Awareness, Regression (Statistics), Entrepreneurship
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Firoozi, Mohammad Reza; Kazemi, Ali; Jokar, Maryam – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The present study aimed to investigate the role of Socio-Cognitive variables in predicting learning satisfaction in Smart Schools. The population was all the primary school students studying in smart schools in the city of Shiraz in the school year 2014-2015. The sample, randomly chosen through multi-stage cluster sampling, was 383 primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Satisfaction, Predictor Variables
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Mette, Ian M.; Anderson, Jason; Nieuwenhuizen, Lisa; Range, Bret G.; Hvidston, David J.; Doty, Jon – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to explore how principals in eight high-functioning elementary schools in one American school district balanced teacher supervision and evaluation in their role as an instructional leader. Using the theoretical framework of "wicked problems," to unpack the circular used to problematize teacher supervision…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary Schools, Teacher Supervision, Teacher Evaluation
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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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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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Özdemir, Ertugrul – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
Comic strips on newspapers, magazines and Internet are one of the most accessible materials that may be used in science classroom as instructional tool. However, it is sometimes difficult to find and adapt appropriate comic strips useful for instructional purposes, because most of them are irrelevant. The purpose of this study is to develop and…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Acoustics
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Kaskaya, Alper; Calp, Sükran; Kuru, Oguzhan – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
Decision making is one of the most important life skills. While making correct, timely, accurate and appropriate decisions lead to positive changes in one's life, making incorrect decisions may have a negative impact. It is an important issue to examine what the 4th grade students in primary school have about the decision-making ability to be…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Socioeconomic Status
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Kuruyer, Hayriye Gül; Akyol, Hayati; Karli Oguz, Kader; Has, Arzu Ceylan – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The main purpose of the current study is to explain the effect of an enrichment reading program on the cognitive processes and neural structures of children experiencing reading difficulties. The current study was carried out in line with a single-subject research method and the between-subjects multiple probe design belonging to this method. This…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Programs, Cognitive Processes, Enrichment Activities
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Bulunuz, Nermin; Bulunuz, Mizrap; Orbak, Ali Yurdun; Mulu, Nejla; Tavsanli, Ömer Faruk – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
Effective education and teaching requires keeping classroom noise levels within specific limits. The purpose of this study is to evaluate students' views about the noise level in school, its effects, and control of it at two primary schools (one public school and one private school) located in a district of Bursa--within the scope of the TÜBITAK…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Acoustics, Educational Environment
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Edelman, Jennifer – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
This descriptive study examines the elements of mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) that elementary teacher candidates exhibit as they plan, teach, and reflect on a mathematics lesson that integrates children's literature. Data for this study were gathered from observations and written work of preservice elementary teacher candidates…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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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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Wedin, Åsa; Wessman, Anneli – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
In this article, language policy is analysed in relation to multilingual practices in primary school through an understanding of the policy on different levels--as management, perception and practice. The article is based on longitudinal ethnographic action research that was conducted parallel to local school development. Here we draw on material…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Second Language Learning, Power Structure
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