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Martin, Nicole M.; Myers, Joy – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors explored elementary students' comprehension of informational text in disciplinary learning. Forty on-grade-level readers in Grades 2-5 participated. A priori and emergent coding was used to analyze 120 verbal protocols and 120 oral recalls. Analyses of variance and correlations showed students' processing and recall of procedural text…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Recall (Psychology), Reading Strategies
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Jutengren, Göran; Medin, Eva – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors, with Swedish elementary school students (N = 201), 9-12 years old, examined the potential significance to self-perceived academic competence of students' cross-ethnic friendship ties and prosocial behavior to better understand education's minority achievement gap. A crossed-lagged panel model was tested to investigate potential…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Friendship, Prosocial Behavior, Student Diversity
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Neitzel, Carin; Drennan, Kelley; Fouts, Hillary N. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors examined the social practices and outcomes of 23 immigrant and 16 nonimmigrant preschoolers in English only preschool classrooms. In both classrooms, the majority of the children (nearly two thirds) were immigrant, English language learners. The children's social attempts, social strategies, speech functions, and degree of social…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Peer Relationship, English Language Learners, Preschool Children
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Chou, Mu-Hsuan – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Considerable evidence indicates that self-efficacy, task value, anxiety, and the use of language learning strategies are related. However, there is currently an insufficient understanding about their relations in high-stakes testing contexts. The author aimed to investigate how well social factors, test value, anxiety, test performance, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 12, Predictor Variables
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Dare, Lynn; Nowicki, Elizabeth – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
For high-ability students to develop their full potential, they require evidence-based interventions tailored to their exceptional needs. Educational acceleration has proven effective with many high-ability students, but educators sometimes express concerns about social issues, and such concerns may block access to accelerative interventions.…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Inclusion, Barriers, Beliefs
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Brokamp, Saskia K.; Houtveen, Antonia A. M.; van de Grift, Willem J. C. M. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The relationship among students' reading performance, their behavior (task-focused behavior, emotional stability, and compliant behavior) in the classroom, and the teacher's skills was investigated in 66 third-grade classrooms. Results from this study showed the students' reading performance and their behavior in the classroom are all…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Time on Task, Emotional Response, Compliance (Psychology)
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Ibrahimoglu, Zafer – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The primary aim of this study was to identify middle school students' conceptual perceptions of the social studies course, and their usage and awareness of the course outcomes in daily life. Qualitative research methods and techniques were employed in the study. The participants were 34 middle school seventh-grade students from a state middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Prata, Maria José; de Sousa, Bruno; Festas, Isabel; Oliveira, Albertina L. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors analyze the efficacy of a cooperative method associated with self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) for argumentative writing compared with a SRSD single approach. Seven teachers and 230 ninth-grade students from three middle schools participated in the present study in which teachers were part of a practice-based professional…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 9, Cooperative Learning, Persuasive Discourse
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Franquesa-Soler, Montserrat; Barraza, Laura; Serio-Silva, Juan Carlos – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Learning theories are rarely considered in the design of conservation education programs in Mexico. However, if students are taught in a way in which they can easily relate, this could improve the educational experience through better attitudes toward the natural environment. The learning preferences of 354 Mexican children at the primary level…
Descriptors: Preferences, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Mexicans
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Russo, James; Hopkins, Sarah – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Engaging students in a challenging (cognitively demanding) task and launching a mathematics lesson with a task before instruction are two characteristics of a reform-oriented approach to mathematics instruction often considered together. The authors systematically contrasted teaching with challenging tasks using a task-first lesson structure with…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Paige, David D.; Smith, Grant S.; Rasinski, Timothy Victor; Rupley, William H.; Magpuri-Lavell, Theresa; Nichols, William D. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Considerable evidence supports that close to two thirds of all fourth-grade students read at less than adequate levels on reading achievement tests and that the problem has persisted for decades. This study of 1,064 third-grade students at risk for reading failure uses path analytic techniques to measure a hypothesized model linking developmental…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, School Districts
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Young, Chase – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This yearlong quasi experimental study examined the effects of two approaches to guided reading on second-grade students' reading abilities. The 79 subjects were chosen as a nonprobability sample and served as the treatment and comparison groups. The groups were pre- and post tested using the Developmental Reading Assessment, Second Edition…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction
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de Smedt, Fien; Graham, Steve; Van Keer, Hilde – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors investigated the impact of explicit instruction and peer-assisted writing on students' writing motivation and self-efficacy for writing. Eleven teachers and their 206 fifth- and sixth-grade students participated in a 2 (explicit instruction vs. writing opportunities without explicit instruction) × 2 (peer-assisted writing vs. writing…
Descriptors: Writing Attitudes, Direct Instruction, Self Efficacy, Grade 5
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Pace Miles, Katharine; Lauterbach, Mark D.; Murano, Dana M.; Dembek, Ginny A. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors examined whether Reading Rescue continues to be an effective literacy intervention and factors that impact its effectiveness. Data were collected on 143 first-grade students, tutored by 104 tutors at 38 schools. There was significant growth on all foundational skills (ps < 0.001) and significant change in proportion of students…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Reading Difficulties, Emergent Literacy
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McDermott, Elana R.; Donlan, Alice E.; Zaff, Jonathan F. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Understanding the reasons that individuals drop out of high school is fundamental to improving intervention efforts to promote graduation. The authors present a mixed methods analysis of the reasons individuals drop out of high school before graduating. Using a survey methodology with young adults who left school before graduating (N = 1,047, M…
Descriptors: Dropout Attitudes, Dropouts, Young Adults, Stress Variables
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