International Journal of Elementary Education

Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015

  • An Assessment of Nutritional Status of Children of Government Aided Primary School of West Bengal

    Tirtha Mondal, Samiran Mondal, Malabika Biswas

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 41-45
    Received: 13 February 2015
    Accepted: 3 March 2015
    Published: 27 April 2015
    Abstract: Low Nutritional status of Bengali Primary School Children was concluded by different authors for last two decades, but most of the study conducted in a specified part of the Bengal, India and conclusions were drawn accordingly. This study was carried out among 3654 primary school children, being aged 8-9 years from 183 schools of all districts of W... Show More
  • The Power of Meaningful Gestures in Teaching and Learning Literacy in Early Childhood Education Centres in the Cape Coast Metropolis

    Lawrence Bosiwah, Joyce Esi Bronteng

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 46-55
    Received: 15 April 2015
    Accepted: 24 April 2015
    Published: 7 May 2015
    Abstract: Children come to school with emergent literacy which teachers need to build on to enhance early literacy acquisition in both the first language (L1) and the target language (L2) which in the case of Ghana is English Language. One of the supporting systems used to enhance effective teaching and learning is meaningful gestures such as iconic, metapho... Show More
  • Utilizing Mathematical Thinking in Addressing Primary Students’ Adjustment to a New School Environment at an International School

    Stefanos Gialamas, Alessandra Sax

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 56-64
    Received: 19 April 2015
    Accepted: 26 April 2015
    Published: 12 May 2015
    Abstract: The effects of a peer-buddy support program on new students’ adjustment in grades 3-5, to a new school environment at an international school were examined. The study was conducted at the American Community Schools of Athens (ACS- Athens). The program was named “The Owl-Buddy Peer Program” and was developed to assist and support participants of the... Show More
  • An E-model of a Flipped & Heuristic and Functionally & Logical Learning for the Generation “Z’’ in the Classwork

    Slavoljub Hilčenko

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 65-79
    Received: 31 March 2015
    Accepted: 15 April 2015
    Published: 13 May 2015
    Abstract: Which system of elementary school-education should be preferred, whether the functional and logical one (more humane?) or the reproductive one (drill system?) Is it the right way to choose both of these as Tolstoy`s method since it may be smarter option? The elementary school educational system in Serbia is prevalently based upon the reproductive. ... Show More
  • A Review of Teacher Self-Efficacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) and Out-of-Field Teaching: Focussing on Nigerian Teachers

    Aina Jacob Kola, Olanipekun Shola Sunday

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 80-85
    Received: 22 May 2015
    Accepted: 3 June 2015
    Published: 17 June 2015
    Abstract: Teachers are crucial to the success of any educational system and the success of any nation in general. In fact, it is not an overstatement to say the teacher is the most important educational resource in school. The world is not static but dynamic. Therefore, systems in a dynamic world are changing every day. Based on this conjecture this paper re... Show More