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Kleemans, Tijs; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
The present study investigated the role of both cognitive and linguistic predictors in basic arithmetic skills (i.e., addition and subtraction) in 69 first-language (L1) learners and 60 second-language (L2) learners from the second grade of primary schools in the Netherlands. All children were tested on non-verbal intelligence, working memory,…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Mathematics Skills, Predictor Variables, Second Language Learning
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van Gorp, Karly; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
The direct, transfer and retention effects of a repeated reading intervention study of single CVC (consonant in the onset and a vowel and consonant in the rime) words in kindergartners with partial letter knowledge were examined. A total of 26 second-year kindergartners participated in this study. Participants were divided over two feedback…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Feedback (Response)
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de Leeuw, Linda; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
Incidental word learning is influenced by context, task, and reader characteristics. The present study aimed to determine the contribution and interactions of these factors for fifth-grade students. The focus was on contextual differences: words' meanings are inferred from local or global contexts. This effect was tested as a function of task: gap…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Inferences
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Damhuis, Carmen M. P.; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
We investigated the sustained effects of explicit versus implicit instruction on the breadth and depth of children's vocabularies, while taking their general vocabulary and verbal short-term memory into account. Two experimental groups with 12 and 15 kindergarten children respectively learned two sets of 17 words counterbalanced to be taught first…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Experimental Groups