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Lin, Ya-Fen – Journal of Education and Learning, 2015
The purpose of the study aimed to investigate the effect of the Readers Theater (RT) training on elementary school students. In particular, changes in the students' English reading comprehension before and after the RT show, comparison of the students' responses to English learning, especially English reading, the students' opinions on the RT…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Comprehension
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Yang, Der-Ching; Lin, Yung-Chi – Journal of Education and Learning, 2015
The purpose of this study was to use calculator-assisted instruction to help two fifth-grade low-achievers learn number sense. The research process includes three stages: (1) pre-test interview to detect what kinds of number sense the students did not have; (2) calculator-assisted instruction to help them develop number sense; and (3) post-test…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Barone, Toni-Ann; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert; Brasco, Robert – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
The present case study investigated the impact of a short-term summer literacy approach on writing performance and self-perception of writing for young adolescents of low-income families residing in urban housing projects. The approach offered intensive literacy engagement to offset summer achievement loss; assisted ethnic-minority, low…
Descriptors: Writing Achievement, Self Concept, Low Income Groups, Case Studies
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Meylani, Rusen; Bitter, Gary G.; Castaneda, Rene – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
In this study regression and neural networks based methods are used to predict statewide high-stakes test results for middle school mathematics using the scores obtained from third party tests throughout the school year. Such prediction is of utmost significance for school districts to live up to the state's educational standards mandated by the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics, High Stakes Tests, Mathematics Tests
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Promraksa, Siwarak; Sangaroon, Kiat; Inprasitha, Maitree – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
The objectives of this research were to study and analyze the characteristics of computational thinking about the estimation of the students in mathematics classroom applying lesson study and open approach. Members of target group included 4th grade students of 2011 academic year of Choomchon Banchonnabot School. The Lesson plan used for data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computation, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Hassan, Abdulhameed S.; Al-Harthy, Ibrahim S. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
This study investigated the ability of discriminate variables (perceptual-motor, hyperactivity disorder, neurological and psychological skills) to distinguish between normal (n = 68) and students with learning disabilities (n = 72) in fourth grade. Three instruments were developed: perceptual-motor scale, hyperactivity disorder scale, skills test…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Varuzza, Michelle; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert; Blake, Brett Elizabeth – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
Conducted at 10 schools in four communities, this study investigated relationships of young adolescents' reading motivation, reading preference, and reading engagement as influenced by their English Language Arts teachers' use of instructional strategies. Students in eight sixth grade (N = 196) and nine seventh grade (N = 218) classes completed a…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Teachers, Teaching Methods, Early Adolescents
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Hussien, Abdelaziz M. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
Most principles and propositions in the science of reading are derived from research on Latin orthographies, usually, in English while much less is known about Semitic orthographies, namely, Arabic. This study investigated the effect of vowels and type of genre on oral accuracy, oral rate, and oral comprehension in reading Arabic orthography. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Hua, Youjia; Lee, David; Stansbery, Samuel; McAfee, James – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
Modifying task presentation format and providing opportunities to choose are two effective procedures teachers can use to improve academic productivity for students with learning difficulties. Combining the two procedures may result in academic interventions that teachers can use without significantly changing the curriculum. The present study…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Intervention, Test Format, Assignments
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Stylianou, Despina A. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
Representation and justification are two central "mathematical practices". In the past, each has been examined to gain insights in the functions that they have in students' mathematical problem solving. Here, we examine the ways that representation and justification interact and influence the development of one another. We focus on the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts, Early Adolescents
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Yang, Der-Ching; Lai, M. L. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
The key purpose of this study was how we taught the use of benchmark strategy when comparing fraction for fifth-graders in Taiwan. 26 fifth graders from a public elementary in south Taiwan were selected to join this study. Results of this case study showed that students had a much progress on the use of benchmark strategy when comparing fraction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Benchmarking, Teaching Methods
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Dahlin, Karin I. E. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
Working Memory (WM) has a central role in learning. It is suggested to be malleable and is considered necessary for several aspects of mathematical functioning. This study investigated whether work with an interactive computerised working memory training programme at school could affect the mathematical performance of young children. Fifty-seven…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Mathematics Achievement, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Agranovich, Shoshana; Assaraf, Orit Ben-Zvi – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
This study examines attitudes to school science classes amongst primary school children, based on the assumption that these will influence their attitudes and choices later in life. 1298 primary school students in grades 4-6 were given a Likert-type questionnaire and asked to provide verbal explanations for their agreement/disagreement with each…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
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Alkharusi, Hussain; Aldhafri, Said; Alnabhani, Hilal; Alkalbani, Muna – Journal of Education and Learning, 2012
Educational assessment can be a powerful tool in enhancing classroom instruction and student performance. Yet, its effectiveness relies on the beliefs and knowledge of those who apply it on a daily classroom basis. This study explored attitudes, competence, knowledge, and practices of teachers about educational assessment. Participants were 165…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 5
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Lin, Yu-sien – Journal of Education and Learning, 2012
Albeit school teachers' traditional concepts are believed one of the obstacles of fostering children's creativity, their voices and demands were not heard among the attempts of promoting creativity education in Taiwan. This study aims to gain an in-depth understanding of primary school teachers' responses of adopting creative pedagogy in an Asian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creative Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 6
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