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Orellana, Pelusa; Jacques, Lorraine; Korkeamäki, Riitta-Liisa; Tafa, Eufimia; Gambrell, Linda B. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
We examined early elementary children's reading motivation in four different countries. Results revealed that reading motivation is a stable construct in countries like Chile, Finland, Greece, and the United States. Motivation to read followed similar patterns across the countries, with increased scores at the end of the school year. This trend…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Reading Motivation
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Lohbeck, Annette; Grube, Dietmar; Moschner, Barbara – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
A great deal of research shows that the way in which children attribute causes to their successes and failures in school has implications for the development of their academic self-concept (ASC). The most common attributions are ability, effort, task difficulty, and luck. The present study asked 68 elementary school children aged seven to eight…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Academic Failure
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Mykkänen, Arttu; Määttä, Elina; Järvelä, Sanna – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
Previous research has shown that observing peers' success in learning is important for the development of children's belief in themselves as learners. However, in research, these observations are seldom made in actual classroom learning activities. This study investigated how children explain factors that lead to their peers' successes in…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Peer Acceptance, Academic Achievement, Success
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Vidmar, Maša – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
In the present study the longitudinal relations between quantity of centre-based child care (in months) and teacher reports of internalising and externalising behaviour in the first and second grades were examined for 325 Slovenian children. The socio-political context of affordable, accessible and homogenously high-quality child care is quite…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Context Effect, Longitudinal Studies, Child Care
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Petriwskyj, Anne; Thorpe, Karen; Tayler, Collette – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
Policies of inclusion challenge the construct of readiness and require schools to prepare for the diversity of children as they transition to school. However, there is limited empirical evidence concerning how this challenge is met. This paper presents two Australian studies that investigate inclusive practices in the transition to school. Study 1…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Student Diversity, Educational Practices
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Schwab, Susanne; Seifert, Susanne; Gasteiger-Klicpera, Barbara – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
The study "Improving Language And Reading Skills (LARS) in children with German as a first or second language" evaluates a newly developed differentiating programme for reading in terms of its effects on the reading and language ability of second graders with German as a first or second language. The participant group consisted of 105…
Descriptors: German, Native Language, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction