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Palacios, Natalia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
This study uses the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort to examine the influence that teachers and classrooms have on children's short- and long-term reading achievement trajectories throughout the elementary school years. The analytic sample in the 1st grade is 16,604 children nested within 5,029 teachers, the 3rd-grade sample…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys
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Kanani, Zahed; Adibsereshki, Narges; Haghgoo, Hojjat Allah – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of self-monitoring training on the motivation of elementary school students with dyslexia. This quasi-experimental study was conducted along with a pre-test, post-test, with a control group and a follow-up test. 32 students with dyslexia (2nd to 5th grades) were chosen and divided into two…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Self Management, Training, Academic Achievement
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Westenskow, Arla; Boyer-Thurgood, Jennifer; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This research study examined the perceptions of 24 parents of rising 5th-grade students with mathematics learning difficulties as part of a 10-week summer mathematics tutoring experience. During the summer tutoring program, parents observed their children participating in mathematics learning experiences during one-to-one tutoring sessions. At the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Mathematics Skills
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Polly, Drew – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examined how evidence of students' mathematical understanding was influenced by elementary schoolteachers' enactment of instructional practices emphasized during a mathematics professional development program. Videos and field notes were collected during lessons for two teachers from the program and two matched comparison teachers.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts
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Humphries, Jean; Ness, Molly – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
Using a case study design, our research explored question generation as a reading comprehension strategy, focusing on the types of questions 4th- and 5th-grade students posed before, during, and after reading narrative text. The authors aimed to determine whether their participants are ready to pose the higher-level questions expected of them by…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Case Studies, Reading Comprehension
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Iflazoglu, Ayten; Hong, Eunsook – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
Whether students' motivation, organizational approaches, physical needs, and environmental and interpersonal preferences during the homework process predict homework achievement and attitudes toward homework was examined in 1,776 Turkish students in Grades 5 through 8. The Homework Motivation and Preference Questionnaire was utilized to assess…
Descriptors: Homework, Motivation, Grade 5, Family Environment
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Bagby, Janet; Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Sulak, Tracey; Jones, Natalie; Walter, Mary – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the executive function of 4th- to 6th-grade students in three distinctively different private school environments: a Montessori school, a classical school, and a Catholic school. Using the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function, parent-teacher dyads rated the executive function of 112 students.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Catholic Schools, Montessori Method, Montessori Schools
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Pica-Smith, Cinzia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2011
Some literature exists on children's real-life interracial and interethnic friendships. However, a scarcity of research exists on children's perceptions of these relationships. This cross-sectional study investigated children's perceptions of interracial friendships by employing the Perceptions of Intergroup Friendships Questionnaire. A total of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Racial Relations
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Certo, Janine L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2011
Many childhood educators are attempting to shift from the dominant "recitation" format of discussions found in today's classrooms. This study draws on reader response, and sociocognitive and sociocultural theories to investigate children's perceptions of social skills and leadership moves after participating in small-group discussions of…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Discussion Groups, Leadership, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Isabella, Russell A.; Diener, Marissa L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
Self-representations of 1st-, 3rd-, and 5th-graders' social and academic competence were examined in relation to children's personal (grade/age); family (attachment to parents, marital conflict, anxiety related to conflict); and school (teacher appraisals) contexts. Children who reported higher levels of security of attachment to parents and lower…
Descriptors: Child Development, Children, Grade 1, Grade 3
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Shores, Melanie L.; Shannon, David M.; Smith, Tommy G. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
A total of 761 students (58.1% female) from selected fifth- and sixth-grade mathematics classrooms in Alabama were examined to investigate the relationships between individual learner variables (gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status [SES]) and mathematics performance. Specifically, this portion of the study examined individual learner variables…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Mathematics Achievement, Path Analysis, Grade 6
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Parker, Audra K. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2009
Transitions can be difficult at any age; however, the move from elementary school to middle school, coupled with the onset of adolescence, is often associated with a myriad of psychological and academic declines. One strategy currently used to "ready" elementary students for middle school is a departmentalized organizational structure. The purpose…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Grade 5, Classroom Environment, Self Concept
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Deal, Debby; White, C. Stephen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
As political mandates in the United States continue to demand increasing levels of literacy by all young children, the importance of identifying factors that influence novice teachers' development over time become more critical. In this article, we explore Phase I of a longitudinal study, which describes the evolving literacy beliefs and practices…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Beginning Teachers, Young Children, Teacher Attitudes
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Holliway, David R. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2004
The findings in the study suggest "reading-as-the-reader" can improve 5th- and 9th-grade writers' ability to compose descriptive writing consistent with their readers' informational needs. Participants included: 154 writers (78 fifth-graders and 76 ninth-graders) and 52 ninth-grade readers. The study adapted the referential communication design…
Descriptors: Descriptive Writing, Writing Improvement, Grade 5, Grade 9