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Hodges, Tracey S.; Wright, Katherine Landau; Roberts, Kathryn L.; Norman, Rebecca R.; Coleman, Julianne – Learning Environments Research, 2019
In this study, we examined students' access to text, defined as the number of texts freely available to children in their classrooms. From 60 elementary classrooms across five states, we catalogued the books in first, third and fifth grades in both high- and low-achieving schools (based on state-wide reading test scores) to create a database of…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 3
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Brez, Caitlin; Sheets, Virgil – Learning Environments Research, 2017
Despite research demonstrating the importance of recess and free play for children, schools have been reducing free play time for more academic pursuits (Ramstetter et al. in "J Sch Health" 80:517-526, 2010; Waite-Stupiansky and Findlay in "Educ Forum" 66:16-25, 2001). Recently, there has been renewed interest in understanding…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Recess Breaks, Play, Children
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Thomas, Gregory P.; Mee, Doris Au Kin – Learning Environments Research, 2005
This study reports on the impact of a 2-month classroom intervention that sought to alter the learning environment of two Hong Kong Primary Year 3 general studies classrooms. Mixed methodology, employing quantitative and qualitative data-gathering strategies, was used to investigate changes to the learning environments, including changes to the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Strategies, Metacognition, Foreign Countries