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Evaluation of an elementary classroom self-regulated learning program for gifted math underachievers


Heidrun Stoeger 
University Ulm, Germany 
heidrun.stoeger@sem-paedagogik.uni-ulm.de

Albert Ziegler 
University Ulm, Germany

 

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Abstract

The evaluation of an elementary classroom self-regulated learning program aimed at the central causes of academic underachievement is recounted. The participants of the study were 36 Fourth Grade gifted underachievers in mathematics, who were identified in a sample of 1200 students. The training program developed by Zimmerman, Bonner and Kovach (1996) was conducted within the framework of regular classroom instruction of the subject of mathematics over a period of six weeks. A number of positive training effects could be statistically confirmed. In general, the training was deemed to be suitable for interventions to reduce underachievement. 

Mathematics, elementary, self-regulated learning, underachievement, gifted

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Stoeger, H. and Ziegler, A. (2005) Evaluation of an elementary classroom self-regulated learning program for gifted math underachievers. International Education Journal, 6(2), 261-271. 
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