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Arbuckle, Christie; Little, Emma – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2004
A survey of 96 Australian primary and secondary school teachers was carried out based on a stratified random sample. The study aimed to determine Middle Years teachers' perceptions and management of disruptive classroom behaviour. Variables such as gender, teacher confidence and experience, supports, specific disruptive student behaviours, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Van, Keer H. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2004
Background: Research reveals that explicit reading strategies instruction and engaging students in interaction about texts promote students' reading comprehension ability. The present intervention study combines both aspects. Aims: The study examines the educational benefits of explicit reading strategies instruction, followed by practice in (a)…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Reading Strategies, Peer Teaching, Reading Comprehension
Scot, Tammy Pandina; Harding, Diane – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2004
Teaching communication used to be simple: teach writing and speaking. But today?s students must be able to communicate with pictures, both moving and still; audio; and text. This article shows how to design a series of lessons in which students create digital class videos during the course of content-specific units, discussing pre-production,…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Writing Processes, War, Scripts
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Cook, Bryan G. – Elementary School Journal, 2004
This investigation replicated and extended previous research regarding the attitudes of inclusive teachers toward their students with disabilities. Participating teachers included 46 inclusive teachers (grades K-5) from 16 elementary schools in 7 Northeast Ohio school districts. Teachers nominated 3 students in 4 attitudinal categories:…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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Wright, Darlene R.; Fitzpatrick, Kevin M. – Adolescence San Diego, 2004
Cross-sectional data were collected on substance use behaviors and potential correlates in 1,494 African American students enrolled in grades 5-12 in eight schools in a central Alabama school district. Using a risk and asset framework, self-reported recent alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use were analyzed by identifying and measuring levels of…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Risk, Marijuana, Family Violence
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Medina, Carmen L. – Language Arts, 2004
The fifth graders interpretations of one piece of Latino/a realistic fictions in a mid-western school, specifically around the theme of Mexican Americans living on the U.S/Mexico border is looked at. A demonstration is given on how drama-in-education strategies serve as a powerful set of tools to facilitate complex dialogues and interpretation of…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Mexican Americans, Drama, Realism
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Sheehan, James J.; Shiveley, James M. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2004
Over the last 50 years, the United States Supreme Court has made several rulings that have had lasting effects on the American public educational system. But no ruling has been more influential than the "Brown v. Board of Education Topeka, Kansas," decision the Court handed down in 1954. 2004 marked the fiftieth anniversary of this…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational History, Public Education, Minority Groups
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Mitchell, Kevin J.; Diem, Keith G. – Science and Children, 2004
While the sight of a spider may cause a shriek of alarm from an adult, the very same sight might evoke a squeal of delight and fascination from a child. Even "icky" and "gross" creatures can become part of great science lessons. That's the goal of "Spiderrific," a unit of the New Jersey 4-H Science Discovery Series.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Elementary School Science, Teaching Methods
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Coverdale, Greg; Rust, April; Jensen, Belinda – Science and Children, 2004
At the annual, all-day events-sponsored by Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) and held in nearly every state across the country each September--students participate in interactive activities and exhibits to learn about water resources and explore how human behaviors, such as development and recreation, can affect the quality of the…
Descriptors: Exhibits, Water, Natural Resources, Science Activities
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Daniels, Anthony – Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 2004
The study investigated the motivational effects of computer technology on writing instruction and performance of 5th-grade students. The participants (students and instructors) were engaged in preparatory sessions to take the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) test. Questionnaires on instructor observations and attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Writing Instruction, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers
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Musgrove, Ann; Musgrove, Glenn – Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 2004
The student population that is targeted for online learning has expanded to younger students. This article discusses the theory and practice of using online learning with K-5 students. When trying to adapt adult oriented distance education protocols for use with younger children a number of issues must be considered. These include differences in…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary Education
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Harrell, Pamela Esprivalo; Walker, Michelle; Hildreth, Bertina; Tyler-Wood, Tandra – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2004
The current study describes an authentic learning experience designed to develop technology and science process skills through a carefully scaffolded curriculum using mealworms as a content focus. An individual mentor assigned to each 4th and 5th grade girl participating in the program delivered the curriculum. Results indicate mastery of science…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Females, Mentors
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Schultheiss, Donna E. Palladino; Stead, Graham B. – Journal of Career Assessment, 2004
The purpose of this investigation was to construct a theoretically driven and psychometrically sound childhood career development scale to measure career progress in fourth-through sixth-grade children. Super's nine dimensions (i.e., curiosity, exploration, information, key figures, interests, locus of control, time perspective, self-concept, and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Locus of Control, Self Concept
Baxter, Kathleen – School Library Journal, 2004
This article discusses the great interest in pirates in society today. Movies, toys, and stories are including stories of pirates and adventure more and more. In this article, the author suggests keeping the adventure going by sharing the exciting books described in this article with fourth- to sixth-grade students.
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Childrens Literature, Grade 6, Student Attitudes
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van't Hooft, Mark; Kelly, Jan – Social Education, 2004
Imagine a classroom where students beam their assignments to the teacher instead of handing them in. Imagine a classroom where technology is ubiquitous yet nearly invisible. Imagine a classroom where all students simultaneously work together using technology. This is the reality for students in the fifth grade classroom of Jan Kelly, an elementary…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Grade 5, Social Studies, Economics Education
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