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Graham, Steve; Stoddard, Barbara – Illinois Schools Journal, 1987
Reviews research on teaching spelling to the learning disabled and presents instructional recommendations. Examines research on reduced unit size and distributed practice, imitation plus modeling peer tutoring strategy training, self-monitoring generalization training, and microcomputer-based remediation. (KH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, Remedial Instruction, Slow Learners
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MacArthur, Charles A.; Graham, Steve – Journal of Special Education, 1987
Eleven fifth- and sixth-grade learning-disabled students composed and revised stories using handwriting, dictation, and word processing. Dictated stories differed from other formats on product measures such as length, quality, and grammatical errors. Differences between handwritten and word-processed stories were found on the process measures of…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Dictation, Handwriting, Intermediate Grades
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Graham, Steve; Dwyer, Ann – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1987
Investigation of examiners' (N=44) evaluations of writing performance of learning-disabled (LD) students indicated that the LD label influenced ratings assigned by examiners (undergraduate education students) who were simply familiarized with the scoring procedure. Evaluations by examiners who received additional practice and training were not…
Descriptors: College Students, Examiners, Intermediate Grades, Knowledge Level
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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R. – Exceptional Children, 1988
Research-based recommendations for an effective writing instruction program for exceptional students include, among others, allocate a sufficient amount of instruction time; expose students to a broad range of writing tasks; integrate writing with other academic subjects; develop the processes of planning, sentence generation, and revising; and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Program Development
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Graham, Steve; Anderson, Duane – Community College Review, 1985
Reports on a nationwide survey of community college funding sources to determine the level of overall college budgets, the percentages of funds received from various sources for operating and capital expenses, the funding role of college foundations, administrator responsibilities, and fund-raising methods used by two-year colleges. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Budgets, Community Colleges, Educational Finance
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Graham, Steve; Freeman, Sally – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1986
The study examined 40 learning disabled fourth graders' spelling performance in response to strategy training and variations in study conditions. Students who were taught the five-step study strategy recalled correct spelling of more words than controls. However, spelling performance of students who received strategy training was not…
Descriptors: Intermediate Grades, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Spelling Instruction
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Graham, Steve; Dallam, Jerry – Community/Junior College Quarterly of Research and Practice, 1986
Describes a study of the educational background of University of Iowa students placed on academic probation over a two-year period. Finds community college transfer students more likely to be on academic probation than native university students, but no more likely to be on probation than any other transfers. (Author/AYC)
Descriptors: Academic Probation, College Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Graham, Steve – Journal of Educational Research, 1986
This study investigated the reliability, validity, and utility of three measures of letter-formation quality of handwriting samples from third and fifth-grade students. Findings are discussed with respect to criteria for validating an assessment instrument. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Handwriting, Measurement Techniques, Writing Skills
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Graham, Steve – Journal of School Psychology, 1986
Examines influences of construct, writer, assignment, and rater variables on the evaluation of handwriting products and investigates the instructional applicability of handwriting scales. Results indicated handwriting scales do not provide an adequate means of determining competence, individualizing instruction, or monitoring progress. (Author/ABB)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Handwriting, Influences, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Graham, Steve – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1985
A model of the teaching-learning process to promote learning disabled students' mastery of basic academic skills is presented. The model considered psychological and social conditions of learning and reflects classroom environmental complexity. The central tenet of the model is that learning is a direct result of students' activities and pursuits.…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities
Hughes, Julie; Graham, Steve – 1989
A multifaceted approach to adult development was empirically tested with 449 adult students enrolled in a large metropolitan community college system in the midwest. This approach suggests that most adults assume multiple life roles (relationship with self, with work, with others, and with family). The Adult Life Roles Instrument was designed to…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Students, Developmental Stages, Higher Education
Graham, Steve – 1985
Students enrolled in formal continuing education classes were studied to determine if their motivations were similar. Eighty-six percent of the students were enrolled in formal credit courses. Students were also compared to graduates who did not continue their education. Included in the analysis were college graduates (23-62 years old) from 46…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Age Differences, Career Choice, College Credits
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Berninger, Virginia W.; Vaughan, Katherine; Abbott, Robert D.; Brooks, Allison; Abbott, Sylvia P.; Rogan, Laura; Reed, Elizabeth; Graham, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1998
Poor spellers in second grade (N=128) participated in sessions that included direct instruction in the alphabet principle, modeling of different approaches for developing connections between spoken and written words, and practice in composing. Results of this multilayered approach are discussed, including evidence that training in spelling…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Grade 2, Letters (Alphabet), Literacy Education
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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 1999
The progress of a 12-year-old boy with learning disabilities and severe writing difficulties is followed from initial assessment through instruction in strategies for planning, revising, and managing the composing process using a validated instruction model, Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD). Recommendations for applying the SRSD model to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Learning Disabilities, Middle Schools, Remedial Instruction
Graham, Steve; And Others – 1981
Designed as an aid to teachers who are planning, implementing, or modifying a spelling program, this guide lists 95 games and activities for enhancing student attitudes and reinforcing the development of specific skills. The activities provide work on phonics, vocabulary development, the dictionary (alphabetization), imagery, proofreading, and…
Descriptors: Alphabetizing Skills, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Educational Games
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