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Pierpont, Katherine – Teaching Pre K-8, 2005
This article features the Center for Inquiry, a school where the teachers are making their dreams come true. As a school designed wholly by teachers, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) in Indianapolis, Indiana, is teaching kids how to take ownership of learning. Originally designed to be a school within a school for exchange and preservice teachers, the…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Learning Processes, Student Attitudes, Student Centered Curriculum
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Ang, Rebecca P. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2005
Development and validation of the 14-item Teacher-Student Relationship Inventory (TSRI) is described. The TSRI is a self-report measure assessing teacher perceptions of the quality of their relationship with students from Grade 4 through junior high school. In Study 1, findings from exploratory factor analysis provided evidence for a 3-factor…
Descriptors: Research Design, Educational Environment, Predictive Validity, Factor Analysis
Safford, Barbara Ripp – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
This article reviews the new Grolier Student Encyclopedia, intended for grades three through eight. Good middle-level readers might become frustrated with this source, but primary and intermediate students, middle-level students reading below grade level, and English language learners of any age will find the style of information presentation…
Descriptors: Encyclopedias, Elementary School Students, Librarians, Book Reviews
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le Roux, Cheryl; Ferreira, Johanna G. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
This article reports on In-Service Education and Training (INSET) workshops offered in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces in the field of environmental education. The purpose of these workshops is to assist practising teachers to enhance their teaching skills, to infuse environmental education in their teaching and to participate in solving…
Descriptors: Workshops, Teaching Skills, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Parker, Jeffrey G.; Low, Christine M.; Walker, Alisha R.; Gamm, Bridget K. – Developmental Psychology, 2005
Children's vulnerability to jealousy surrounding their best friends was explored in 2 studies. Study 1 involved 94 adolescents who reported on their friendship jealousy on a newly created measure. Results indicated that the jealousy measure had sound psychometric properties and produced individual differences that were robust over time and free…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Psychometrics, Social Adjustment, Friendship
Chamberlin, Scott A.; Moon, Sidney M. – Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 2005
This article addresses the use of Model-Eliciting Activities (MEAs) as a (curricular) tool to develop mathematical creativity and identify students who are creatively gifted in mathematics. The thesis of this article is that by using MEAs, gifted educators can: (a) provide students with opportunities to develop creative and applied mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Mathematical Models, Talent Identification, Academically Gifted
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Regan, Kelley S.; Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E. – Behavioral Disorders, 2005
Written dialogue journals are intended to improve writing and encourage positive social skills by promoting individualized written discussions between a teacher and students' emotional and behavioral needs. This study investigated expressive writing using dialogue journals with five elementary students with emotional and behavioral disturbance…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Elementary School Students, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Fleming, Louise Conn; Billman, Linda Webb – Middle School Journal (J3), 2005
Teacher educators routinely encounter middle grades teachers who like to include more environmental literacy in their curricula. These educators of children in grades four through nine believe that it might be considered "fluff," take away from the class time needed to meet varying state mandates or standards, be difficult to implement, or all of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Environmental Education, Middle Schools, Problem Solving
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Bucalos, Anne B.; Lingo, Amy S. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2005
Teachers have sought appropriate strategies to ensure that students with disabilities receive the support they need within the general education classroom (Klingner, Vaughn, Hughes, Schumm, & Elbaum, 1998). Paving the road to inclusion with successful academic experiences for students with mild disabilities has been especially challenging in the…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Peer Teaching
Combs, Julie P.; Jackson, Sherion H. – Online Submission, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to present findings from a program evaluation conducted to examine the effectiveness of the Schools Attuned program in a north Texas school district. Schools Attuned was developed by a professor of pediatrics, Dr. Mel Levine (2002), as a professional development model to train teachers to identify cognitive and…
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, School Districts
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Attali, Yigal; Burstein, Jill – ETS Research Report Series, 2005
The e-rater® system has been used by ETS for automated essay scoring since 1999. This paper describes a new version of e-rater (v.2.0) that differs from the previous one (v.1.3) with regard to the feature set and model building approach. The paper describes the new version, compares the new and previous versions in terms of performance, and…
Descriptors: Essay Tests, Automation, Scoring, Comparative Analysis
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Kavanagh, Claudine; Agan, Lori; Sneider, Cary – Astronomy Education Review, 2005
"National Science Education Standards" (1996), published by the National Research Council, recommends that students learn to explain Moon phases and eclipses by the time they graduate from eighth grade. It is clear from the research literature, however, that misconceptions about Moon phases and eclipses are widespread and resistant to change, even…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Research Needs, Astronomy, Misconceptions
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Krasner, Jonathan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2005
This series of articles explores the history of Jewish Education magazine, later known as the Journal of Jewish Education, with a particular emphasis on its intersection with the history of American Jewish education and, more generally, American Jewish life. Major themes and issues that preoccupied the magazine's editors and writers are isolated…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Change, Periodicals, Judaism
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Krasner, Jonathan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2005
In this series of articles, I explore the history of "Jewish Education" magazine with particular emphasis on its intersection with the history of American Jewish education and American Jewish life more generally. I isolate major themes and issues that preoccupied the magazine's editors and writers, and analyze how their discourse sheds light on…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Change, Periodicals, Judaism
Indiana Department of Education, 2005
The Informational Text Reading Inventory (ITRI) was created when the Center for Innovation in Assessment (CIA) observed that students in grade four experience a significant drop in performance in all of their subject areas. CIA researched solutions and identified the critical issue as the students' struggle to apply the reading skills they have…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Content Area Reading
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