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Lundqvist, Johanna; Westling Allodi, Mara; Siljehag, Eva – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Understanding how children experience life in educational settings should be an imperative for educational practitioners, evaluators, and researchers. Listening to children's points of views would facilitate the development of educational settings that meet the needs of children and contribute to their wellbeing and development so that their…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Childrens Attitudes, Young Children, Value Judgment
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Tang, Xin; Pakarinen, Eija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Kikas, Eve; Muotka, Joona; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The present study reports on the psychometric properties of the Early Childhood Classroom Observation Measure (ECCOM) in Finnish and Estonian first and third grade classrooms. The observation data were collected from 91 first grade teachers and 70 third grade teachers. Teachers' curriculum goals, teaching experience and the classroom size were…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Acquah, Emmanuel O.; Palonen, Tuire; Lehtinen, Erno; Laine, Kaarina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The focus of our study is social status among first graders. In particular, we will consider the relationship between acceptance and rejection, and how these are connected to three social behavioral traits: bullying, victimization, and social withdrawal. The data set is from peer nominations of 748 children from 49 classrooms in the southwest of…
Descriptors: Social Status, Profiles, Grade 1, Social Behavior
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McMullen, Jake A.; Veermans, Koen; Laine, Kaarina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Despite the recent technical and theoretical advances in the investigation of children's social relations, the inherent complexity of these methods may prevent their easy integration into the classroom. A simple and effective tool can be valuable for teachers who wish to investigate students' social realities in the classroom. Therefore, the…
Descriptors: Sociometric Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research
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Frost, Jørgen; Ottem, Ernst; Snow, Catherine E.; Hagtvet, Bente E.; Lyster, Solveig Alma Helaas; White, Claire – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Two ways of measuring change are presented and compared: A conventional "change score", defined as the difference between scores before and after an interim period, and a process-oriented approach focusing on detailed analysis of conceptually defined response patterns. The validity of the two approaches was investigated. Vocabulary…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Scores, Knowledge Level, Vocabulary Development
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Drugli, May Britt; Hjemdal, Odin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The validity of the Student-Teacher Relationship Scale (STRS) was examined in a national sample of 863 Norwegian schoolchildren in grades 1-7 (aged 6-13). The original factor structure of the STRS was tested by confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The CFA results did not support the original three-factor structure of the STRS. Subsequent CFA of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Rating Scales, Elementary School Students
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Kempe, Camilla; Eriksson-Gustavsson, Anna-Lena; Samuelsson, Stefan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
The Matthew effect is often used as a metaphor to describe a widening gap between good and poor readers over time. In this study we examined the development of individual differences in reading and cognitive functioning in children with reading difficulties and normal readers from Grades 1 to 3. Matthew effects were observed for individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Ability, Achievement Gap, Cognitive Development
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Haidkind, Pille; Kikas, Eve; Henno, Helen; Peets, Terje – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
Controlled Drawing Observation (CDO) was developed by Tove Krogh and it has been used in Denmark, Finland and Estonia for assessing a child's readiness for school. CDO is a group test, it gives information about a child's functioning in an educational setting and it serves as a starting point for later individual assessment. The goal of the study…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Observation, Group Testing, Mathematics Achievement
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Ommundsen, Yngvar; Gundersen, Kari Aasen; Mjaavatn, Per Egil – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
We prospectively examined the role of physical activity involvement, weight status, and motor functioning capability in 1st grade for social status among other pupils in class in the 4th grade. Our sample included 80 Norwegian 1st grade pupils (Girls N = 44; Boys N = 36). 1st grade motor proficiency and objectively measured physical activity, but…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Body Weight, Psychomotor Skills, Grade 1
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Laine, Kaarina; Neitola, Marita; Auremaa, Jatta; Laakkonen, Eero – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
This longitudinal research was designed to examine the prevalence and co-occurrence of peer problems such as rejection, withdrawal, loneliness, bullying, and victimization experienced by children (99 boys, 80 girls) in their everyday lives at daycare, in preschool and first grade of school--each successive spring--at the ages of 5, 6, and 7.…
Descriptors: Individual Testing, Peer Relationship, Grade 1, Preschool Children
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Fottland, Helg; Matre, Synnove – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2005
This study focuses on observations of classroom conversation as an approach to assessment of relationships between a teacher's teaching and pupils' learning and identity-development processes. Detailed observation notes from two conventional conversation situations from a first grade classroom are written down as narratives and analysed within a…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Sociocultural Patterns, Teacher Student Relationship, Grade 1