International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 4, March

A Comparison of 60-72 Month Old Children's Environmental Awareness and Attitudes: TEMA Kids Program
IntroductionEnvironmental issues which are fundamental problems of many countries in the world and know no boundaries and ideologies (Kislalioglu, & Berkes, 2009; Laza, Lotrean, Pintea, & Zeic, 2009) have reached to important dimensions due to...
An Analysis of A Teacher's Questioning Related to Students' Responses and Mathematical Creativity in an Elementary School in the UK
IntroductionQuestioning has a significant role in teaching and learning activities included in a mathematics classroom. The majority of mathematics teachers are likely to spend 60% of their lesson asking questions (Sullivan & Lilburn, 2002). Martino...
An Ethnographic Approach to Peer Culture in A Turkish Preschool Classroom
IntroductionRecently, there has been a considerable increase among the studies focusing on children's social and emotional lives. Children used to be seen as passive members of society and as wild threats that could only be controlled through education...
Children's Perspective on the Right of Self-Determination
IntroductionConcept of self-determination reflects the decisions made by individuals regarding processes related to themselves and their ability to execute these decisions (Deci, Connell, & Ryan, 1989). Although studies and documents on self-identification...
Effect of Recess on Fifth Grade Students' Time On-Task in an Elementary Classroom
IntroductionExpanding learning time policies is increasingly popular in educational reform across the United States. Subsequently, academic instruction occupies most of a child's school day with the underlying goal of increasing academic performance...
Effects of Early Morning Physical Activity on Elementary School Students' Physical Fitness and Sociality
IntroductionPhysical activity in childhood is closely associated with health. Physical activity refers to all movement of the body caused by the contraction of the skeletal muscles (World Health Organization, 2015) and plays a vital role in energy consumption....
Helping Students to Automatize Multiplication Facts: A Pilot Study
IntroductionAttaining automaticity with multiplication facts is both a desirable and commendable accomplishment for elementary school students. Unfortunately, this learning task requires considerable effort for most children (Burns, Ysseldyke, Nelson,...
How Do Specialist Teachers Practice Safety Lessons? Exploring the Aspects of Physical Education Safety Lessons in Elementary Schools
IntroductionPhysical education (PE) teachers teaching physical activities and sports traditionally face the double-edged sword of "safety." Safety risk factors are embedded in all physical activities and sports. The goal of the PE curriculum is to educate...
Investigation of Reflecting Reading Comprehension Strategies on Teaching Environment among Pre-Service Classroom Teachers *
IntroductionAttaining automaticity with multiplication facts is both a de Reading comprehension is a skill that is founded during primary school years and can be developed within process. Teaching skills of reading and making meaning of what is read...
Investigation of Writing Habits of Primary School Teachers *
IntroductionWriting is a complex and difficult skill that requires the mastery of different types of knowledge (Flower & Hayes, 1981). That writing is a difficult skill brings some benefits with it. Knowing what to write and how to write influences...
Learning Environment Affecting Primary School Student's Mental Development and Interest
IntroductionEducation and upbringing play a leading role in child's mental development (Spodek & Saracho, 2014; Galassi, 2017; Davies et al., 2016; Fauth et al., 2014; Chareka, 2010). Upbringing carries not only immediate, but also long-term consequences...
Mathematics Skills of Kosovar Primary School Children: A Special View on Children with Mathematical Learning Difficulties *
IntroductionIt is well recognized that many school-age children experience major difficulties in learning mathematics. Although having mathematical learning difficulties is not a new condition, only in recent years the research emphasis has been placed...
Sixth Grade Students' Skills of Using Multiple Representations in Addition and Subtraction Operations in Fractions *
IntroductionMost people define mathematics as a field consisting of abstract concepts, algorithms, and symbols without any connection with real world (e.g. Cramer, 2003). For this reason, researchers emphasize the necessity of teaching mathematics as...
The Effects of STEM Training on the Academic Achievement of 4th Graders in Science and Mathematics and Their Views on STEM Training Teachers *
IntroductionThe rapid advances in knowledge and technology in the 21st century require societies to keep themselves up-to-date. Any society that wishes to improve must be productive, and in the 21st century, this happens mostly in the field of technology....
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