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Pongsakdi, Nonmanut; Laakkonen, Eero; Laine, Teija; Veermans, Koen; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna M.; Lehtinen, Erno – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
A Word Problem Enrichment programme (WPE) has been found to increase student word problem solving performance when facing non-routine and application problems. However, it is unknown if the WPE has an impact on student beliefs about word problem solving and how the WPE works for students with different motivation in learning mathematics. This…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Program Effectiveness
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Koivuhovi, Satu; Vainikainen, Mari-Pauliina; Kalalahti, Mira; Niemivirta, Markku – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study examined changes in pupils' agency beliefs and control expectancy from grade four to grade six, and whether they were associated with studying in a class with a special emphasis on a subject as compared to studying in a class without emphasis. After controlling for the effects of mother's education, prior school achievement, and gender,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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Myrberg, Eva; Johansson, Stefan; Rosén, Monica – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study investigates the relationship between teacher specialization and the reading achievement of fourth-grade students in Sweden. The empirical base is data from PIRLS 2011. The main method of analysis is a two-level regression. Results revealed a positive relationship between reading achievement and teacher education relevant for subject…
Descriptors: Correlation, Specialization, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Experience
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Viilo, Marjut; Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, Pirita; Hakkarainen, Kai – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This explorative case study longitudinally examines teacher orchestration of an inquiry learning process in a technology-enhanced elementary classroom. A 13-month investigative study on cultural artifacts was conducted on 32 fourth grade students who progressed to the fifth grade during the project. The activities were mediated and documented…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Video Technology, Teacher Attitudes
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Costa, Patrícia; Araújo, Luísa – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study investigates how reading achievement relates to student and school characteristics in countries with different reading scores at the fourth grade level. Data comes from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 for Denmark, Sweden, and France and the multilevel analysis includes two levels: student/home and…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Cross Cultural Studies, School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics
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Gustafson, Stefan; Samuelsson, Christina; Johansson, Ellinor; Wallmann, Julia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
According to the Simple View of Reading, reading ability can be divided into decoding and language comprehension. In the present study, decoding and comprehension's contribution to reading ability was studied both in children with reading difficulties and in children with typical reading ability. Decoding and comprehension was further divided into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Ability, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
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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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Metsapelto, Riitta-Leena; Pulkkinen, Lea – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This 3-year longitudinal study investigated the associations of student (aged 9 to 10 years at the beginning of the study; n = 281; 51% girls) participation in extracurricular activities with teacher-rated socioemotional behavior and school achievement. MANOVA results showed that, after controlling for the grade level and the initial level of the…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Team Sports, Music Activities, Academic Achievement
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Lindstrom, Elly-Ann; Lindahl, Erica – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
Mixed-aged (MA) classes are a common phenomenon around the world. In Sweden, these types of classes increased rapidly during the 1980s and 1990s, despite the fact that existing empirical support for MA classes is weak. In this paper, the effect of attending an MA class during grades 4-6 on students' cognitive skills is estimated. Using a unique…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Age Grouping, Grade 4, Grade 5
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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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Magi, Katrin; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Kikas, Eve – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
The aim of the present study was to investigate children's achievement goal orientations and their relations to math achievement in the primary grades. The sample consisted of 179 children who were in the 2nd and 3rd grades during the first measurement and in the 3rd and 4th grades during the second measurement. Children's self-ratings were…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Followup Studies, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Merisuo-Storm, Tuula – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2006
This study explored girls' and boys' (aged 10-11) attitudes towards reading and writing. Girls enjoyed reading significantly more than boys. Boys liked mostly comics and humorous books; adventure books were girls' favourites. Poetry did not appeal to pupils. Many boys did not enjoy typical school texts. Most pupils, especially boys, did not like…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Materials, Reading Attitudes, Reading Interests
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Raty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati; Kiiskinen, Johanna; Nykky, Merja; Atjonen, Paivi – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2004
The ways boys and girls (N = 119) at different grade levels rated and explained their potential for improvement in mathematics and the mother tongue were compared in order to examine their subject-specific notions of the malleability of their academic ability. The findings indicate that children perceive their potential to improve their…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis