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Ableser, Judith – Journal of School Violence, 2003
This ethnographic study's intent was to understand and interpret elementary teachers' evolving attitudes, perceptions and practices towards non-violence curriculum, the "Second Step" violence-prevention program, and a project model utilizing consultants to implement instruction. Findings included that the curriculum was not implemented as intended…
Descriptors: Violence, Prevention, Ethnography, Elementary School Teachers
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Hooper, Stephen R.; Roberts, Joanne E.; Zeisel, Susan A.; Poe, Michele – Behavioral Disorders, 2003
The authors examined (a) the extent to which kindergarten estimates of core language functions predicted teacher ratings of behavior problems in each of the child's first 4 years of elementary school and (b) the ability of core language measures to predict concurrent behavior problems at each of the early elementary school grades studied.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, African American Children, Behavior Problems, Teacher Evaluation
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Tomblin, J. Bruce; Zhang, Xuyang; Buckwalter, Paula; O'Brien, Marlea – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2003
The rates of change in the language status of children with language impairment unaccompanied by other developmental or sensory disorders (primary language disorder) were studied in a longitudinal sample of 196 children who were followed from kindergarten through 4th grade. Previous studies have shown that children with such language impairments…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Change, Improvement, Longitudinal Studies
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Hampton, Virginia R.; Fantuzzo, John W. – School Psychology Review, 2003
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the Penn Interactive Peer Play Scale (PIPPS), a teacher-rating instrument of interactive play behaviors for early childhood, was valid for urban, low-income children in kindergarten. The PIPPS demonstrated construct validity, and yielded three dimensions of interactive peer play: Play Interaction,…
Descriptors: Play, Low Income, Academic Achievement, Construct Validity
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Case, Lisa Pericola; Speece, Deborah L.; Molloy, Dawn Eddy – School Psychology Review, 2003
Using a mixed-methodology, longitudinal design, individual differences and contextual factors related to differential response to general education instruction were examined. We tested a response-to-instruction model reflecting the first three phases of a model proposed by Fuchs and Fuchs (1998). We classified first- and second-grade children…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Problems, General Education, Validity
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Lesaux, Nonie K.; Siegel, Linda S. – Developmental Psychology, 2003
Patterns of reading development were examined in native English-speaking (L1) children and children who spoke English as a second language (ESL). Participants were 978 (790 L1 speakers and 188 ESL speakers) Grade 2 children involved in a longitudinal study that began in kindergarten. In kindergarten and Grade 2, participants completed standardized…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Beginning Reading
Collins, Cynthia – Mathematics Teaching, 2003
Young children evolve their own rules for "playing" together. This author believes that people have to learn, and teach, the techniques for "working well" together, and the sooner this begins, the better. In this article, the author provides an account of a task she has sometimes given to groups of five-year-olds in year one, with the intention…
Descriptors: Young Children, Play, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Activities
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Lohse, Julie L. – Journal of School Nursing, 2003
This study examined parental perceptions of the benefits and barriers to bicycle helmet use and their level of knowledge about bicycle safety issues. A school-based bicycle safety education program was taught to first- and second-grade students in a rural/suburban school district by a graduate nursing student. Pender's Health Promotion Model was…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Suburban Schools, Student Behavior, Health Promotion
Wohlhuter, Kay A.; Quintero, Elizabeth – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2003
During the 1998-1999 academic year, the authors' state board of teaching changed the licensure configurations in early childhood from Birth to Age 5 to Birth through Age 8. This made early childhood teacher licensure commensurate with the National Association for the Education of Young Children's recommendation that an early childhood program is…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Child Care Centers, Literacy Education
Gervasoni, Ann – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
This paper explores the Counting development of Australian children participating in the Early Numeracy Research Project (ENRP) who were identified as low-attaining using an individually administered assessment interview and a research informed framework of growth-points. The progress of Grade 1 and Grade 2 children who participated in an…
Descriptors: Intervention, Grade 2, Grade 1, Computation
Horne, Marj – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
Recent large scale international studies have indicated that while a gender differential in mathematics performance still exists at secondary school level there are few differences in the primary school years. However there is some indication that differences exist in the use of mental strategies rather than in correctness of responses. In this…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Arithmetic, Longitudinal Studies, Grade 3
McDonough, Andrea; Clarke, Doug – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
Within a major numeracy project, there were marked differences in achievement between classes, which, as reported in Sullivan and McDonough (2002), we attribute to the teachers. To gain insights into the practices of effective teachers, six case studies of highly effective teachers at the Prep (first year of school) to Grade 2 level were…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education, Case Studies, Grade 2
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O'Farrell, Stacy L.; Morrison, Gale M. – California School Psychologist, 2003
Since Hirschi's (1969) seminal work with delinquent youths, researchers have included school bonding and related constructs in analyses of delinquency, school dropout, student motivation, risk and resiliency, and academic achievement. In addition to school bonding, researchers have studied school engagement, school attachment, school…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades, Student School Relationship
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Slack, Jill B. – Journal of Staff Development, 2003
The Reading Success Network (RSN) is a model for improving literacy schoolwide through peer coaching, ongoing assessments of children's learning, using data to inform teaching, specific instructional strategies, and a support network of RSN schools. Federally funded regional centers across the country provide on-site professional learning for…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Student Evaluation
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VanDerHeyden, Amanda M.; Witt, Joseph C.; Naquin, Gale – School Psychology Review, 2003
This article describes efforts to examine the validity of a screening process that provides objective data for multidisciplinary team meetings where consideration is being given to teacher referral of a student for assessment and possible placement in special education. In this study, the accuracy with which this process, called Problem Validation…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Achievement Tests, Grade 2, Special Education
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