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Kanevsky, Lannie – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
Pedagogical shifts favouring collaborative learning and findings of recent studies have raised concerns regarding the claim that gifted students prefer to learn alone. The purpose of this study was to further investigate if, when and how high ability learners want to work with or without others. The distributions of 416 high ability students (n =…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cooperative Learning, Independent Study, Student Surveys
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Gonzalez, Michelle – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
Limited research exists concerning the effect of interactive electronic texts or eBooks on the reading comprehension of students with reading disabilities. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in oral retelling and comprehension performance on multiple-choice questions when 17 students with reading…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Comprehension, Books, Electronic Publishing
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Malekpour, Mokhtar; Aghababaei, Sara; Hadi, Samira – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
The aim of the present study was to investigate and compare the effectiveness of family, child, and family-child based intervention on the rate of ADHD symptoms in third grade students. The population for this study was all of students with ADHD diagnoses in the city of Isfahan, Iran. The multistage random sampling method was used to select the 60…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Grade 3
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Abu-Hamour, Bashir; Mattar, Jihan – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The proper assessment of math computational skills is essential for monitoring progress, predicting achievement, and identifying students with disabilities. The current study extends previous research on assessment of curriculum-based measurement in mathematics(M-CBM) . The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of the M-CBM…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Based Assessment, Mathematics Skills, Computation
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Tannir, Abir; Al-Hroub, Anies – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
This research study investigates effects of character education activities on the self-esteem of intellectually able and less able students in the lower elementary level in Kuwait. The participants were 39 students in grade three with an average age of eight years old. Students were first divided into two ability subgroups (intellectually able vs.…
Descriptors: Values Education, Self Esteem, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Abu-Hamour, Bashir; University, Mu'tah; Urso, Annmarie; Mather, Nancy – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
This study explored four hypotheses: (a) the relationships among rapid automatized naming (RAN) and processing speed (PS) to irregular word, non-word, and word reading; (b) the predictive power of various RAN and PS measures, (c) the cognitive correlates that best predicted irregular word, non-word, and word reading, and (d) reading performance of…
Descriptors: Reading, Naming, Cognitive Processes, Measures (Individuals)
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Whitley, Jessica – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
The present study explored the relationships between teacher characteristics and the academic achievement of students with and without Learning Disabilities (LD) in a path model. Teacher-related variables included teacher self-efficacy, expectations of students' educational attainment, level of education and years of experience. Data were drawn…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Influence, Elementary School Teachers
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Tibi, Sana – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
Research indicates a strong relationship between phonological awareness and reading success. Phonemic intervention programs clearly show the benefits of explicitly teaching phonological awareness skills. Phonological awareness skills vary in nature and degree of difficulty and appear to follow a developmental progression. This study examined a…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Language Research, Intervention, Syllables
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Patton, Beverly; Crosby, Shane; Houchins, David; Jolivette, Kristine – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to extend the Great Leaps Reading Program (GLR) knowledge base by combining the fluency intervention of the GLR Program with a comprehension strategy. The participants were 59 first, second, and third grade students who were randomly assigned to one of two treatments. The Treatment group one received the GLR Program…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading
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Beveridge, Breann R.; Weber, Kimberly P.; Derby, K. Mark; McLaughlin, T. F. – International Journal of Special Education, 2005
A classroom intervention employing math racetracks was carried out to teach math facts to two elementary students with learning disabilities. A math racetrack is a drill and practice procedure where known and unknown facts are placed on a sheet of paper like an oval racetrack. The effectiveness of using math racetracks was evaluated with a…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Problem Sets, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Tibi, Sana – International Journal of Special Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' knowledge and skills in phonological awareness (PA). The sample included 145 teachers teaching first to 3rd grade elementary public schools in United Arab Emirates (UAE). A valid and reliable instrument was developed together the data. The instrument included to major sections; knowledge and…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Teacher Characteristics, Knowledge Level, Elementary School Teachers