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Majoko, Tawanda – SAGE Open, 2019
Since Zimbabwe adopted inclusion in 1994 in alignment with the world, the number of children with disabilities educated in regular schools has significantly increased. Teachers experience diverse challenges when including children with disabilities in physical education (PE) in regular classrooms. This qualitative study carried out individual…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Physical Education
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Rassouli, Aman; Osam, Necdet – SAGE Open, 2019
After four decades of anti-intrusion policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) against the English language, the time has come to evaluate their success rates and to study the status of this language in Iran. This study has thus investigated the status of the English language in Iran on two levels: one concerning the state's policies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Government Publications
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Poston, David I.; Vandenkieboom, Kathryn K. – SAGE Open, 2019
The study compares the standardized test performance of "chess kids" versus their peers. The comparison of score gains to non-chess peers (same grade and same academic percentile) attempts to eliminate the chicken-and-egg issue that often muddles this topic, that is, does chess make kids smarter or do smart kids simply prefer chess. The…
Descriptors: Games, Standardized Tests, Scores, Achievement Gains
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Di Dio, Cinzia; Isernia, Sara; Ceolaro, Chiara; Marchetti, Antonella; Massaro, Davide – SAGE Open, 2018
The study of social cognition involves the attribution of states of mind to humans, as well as, quite recently, to nonhuman creatures, like God. Some studies support the role of social cognition in religious beliefs, whereas others ascribe religious beliefs to an ontological knowledge bias. The present study compares these distinct approaches in…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Social Cognition, Religion, Beliefs
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Yaumi, Muhammad; Sirate, Sitti Fatimah Sangkala; Patak, Andi Anto – SAGE Open, 2018
This study was designed to promote teachers' understanding of the learner-centered approach through training the multiple intelligences-based instructions, improve teachers' performance in designing learner-oriented instruction, and improve teachers' performance in implementing instruction. This study used proactive action research involving 126…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiple Intelligences, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers
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Moen, Kjersti Mordal; Westlie, Knut; Skille, Eivind Åsrum – SAGE Open, 2018
With a survey of physical education (PE) among a national representative sample of fifth to tenth grade students (N = 3,226) in Norway, we investigated how students experience the changing room situation in relation to PE classes. Most students find the changing room situation unproblematic, while some report problems. A majority (59.6%) of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Recreational Facilities, Student Experience
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Isik, Ulviye; Tahir, Omaima El; Meeter, Martijn; Heymans, Martijn W.; Jansma, Elise P.; Croiset, Gerda; Kusurkar, Rashmi A. – SAGE Open, 2018
The aim of this study to create a comprehensive overview of factors that may influence motivation of ethnic minority students from their own perspective. A systematic review was conducted in PubMed, ERIC, and PsycINFO to find studies in which the motivation of ethnic minority students was studied. The articles reviewed were qualitatively…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Nyarko, Kingsley; Kugbey, Nuworza; Kofi, Collins Courage; Cole, Yaa Adubea; Adentwi, Kobina Impraim – SAGE Open, 2018
There have been several issues about the reading skills and abilities of children in Ghana, and how reading proficiency might influence the academic performance of children. In view of the above, this study examined the influence of reading proficiency on the academic performance of lower primary school children in Accra. Using a cross-sectional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Tests, Standardized Tests
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Jay, Tim; Rose, Jo; Simmons, Ben – SAGE Open, 2018
This article focuses on parents' experiences and practices supporting children's mathematics learning. We employ a conceptual framework that makes a distinction between school-centered and parent-centered approaches to parental involvement in children's learning. We review literature showing that aspects of both school-centered and parent-centered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Mathematics Education
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Hashash, Mona; Abouchedid, Kamal; Abourjeily, Suzanne – SAGE Open, 2018
This study investigates the patterns of student-teacher interaction in five elementary public schools in Lebanon along four dimensions of classroom environment: teachers' expectations, teachers' feedback, use of the students' ideas, and students' attitude toward school using Grounded Theorizing and Symbolic Interactionist approaches. Thirty-three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Public Schools, Grade 6
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LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Jamil, Faiza; Pianta, Robert C.; Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz; DeCoster, Jamie – SAGE Open, 2018
This study examined how overall quality and within-day consistency in fifth graders' teacher-student interactions related to feelings about, engagement, and academic performance in school. Participants were 956 children in a national study. Students who experienced higher quality interactions reported more positive feelings about school, were more…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Grade 5, Psychological Patterns, Academic Achievement
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Purwaningrum, Lu'lu'; Funatsu, Kyotaro; Rosyidi, Cucuk Nur; Muraki, Satoshi – SAGE Open, 2017
Carrying, lifting, and turning chairs improve learning activities in schools, which leads to higher quality education. However, it has been shown that elementary school chairs in Indonesia are too heavy for children aged 6 to 9 to easily lift and carry. The present study aimed to investigate children's methods of carrying chairs as well as lifting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Furniture, Psychomotor Skills
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Mahlo, Dikeledi – SAGE Open, 2017
This qualitative study draws from Bronfenbrenner's ecological theory, which emphasizes interaction between the systems of education. The study argues that if teachers are able to cater for diversity in their classes, the vision of inclusive education will be realized. Inclusive education requires all learners with the diverse needs to be able to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Needs, Inclusion, Access to Education
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Muir, Fiona; McConville, Kevin; Robertson, Lois; Campbell, Karen; McKnight, Shona; McKeown, Kenny – SAGE Open, 2017
This study was designed to explore medical students' and primary school teachers' experiences of a new community teaching project. Academic staff and students from the School of Medicine Dundee, National Health Service partners, local education department, and primary school teachers engaged in a collaborative project which has embedded community…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Elementary School Teachers, College School Cooperation, School Community Programs
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Alesi, Marianna – SAGE Open, 2017
Family is a crucial factor to determine the amount, the duration, and the complexity of children's sport activities. This study aims at comparing the beliefs concerning the involvement in sport activities among parents of children with Down syndrome (DS) and parents of typically developing children (TDC). A phenomenological theoretical framework…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Down Syndrome, Barriers, Team Sports
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