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Jambunathan, Saigeetha; Jayaraman, J. D.; Jayaraman, Keerthi; Jayaraman, Adithi – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study researched the effect of peer-led leadership workshops on the perception of leadership skills among middle school children in India. Five hundred ninety-eight 10- to 14-year-old students participated in this study. The students completed a 20-item Likert-type survey that assessed their perceptions of their own leadership skills and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Workshops, Leadership Training
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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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Morgan, Hani; Lee, Guang-Lea – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Although the use of technology can be very important for children younger than age 12 years, not all countries possess the financial resources to make digital resources widely available to students. Children can also use technology inappropriately. This study explores the consequences of exposure to different forms of technology on children. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Toys, Children, Computers
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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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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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Naiser, Emilie A.; Wright, Wendy E.; Capraro, Robert M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2004
Fractions are often difficult for students to fully comprehend. Teachers must find a variety of strategies to use in the classroom for teaching fractions. This study was conducted to identify effective strategies used by middle school teachers in order to find ways to improve fraction instruction. For four months, data were collected in 12…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Mathematics, Constructivism (Learning), Middle School Students
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Snead, Donald; Snead, Wanda L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2004
This study examined the effects of concept mapping on the science achievement of middle grade science students. The subjects were 182 eighth-grade students, distributed into eight intact earth science classes by ability levels. The ability level variable also was examined as a possible effect on student achievement. Two teachers were involved in…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Middle School Students, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests