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Nixon, Delna; Akerson, Valarie L. – Educational Action Research, 2004
The purpose of this study was to track the development of fifth-graders' reading and writing skills in the context of ecosystems science content using an action research design. A collection of students' work, a researcher journal, video-taped class sessions, student science journals and a weekly book choice checklist were used as data sources.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Check Lists, Research Design, Literacy Education
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Boykin, A. Wade; Lilja, Amy J.; Tyler, Kenneth M. – Learning Environments Research, 2004
Empirical research utilizing the communal learning construct suggests that culturally-informed pedagogy enhances academic performance for African-American children. The present investigation examined the effect of culturally-informed learning contexts on recall performance in geography lessons. The sample consisted of 69 African-American Grade 4-5…
Descriptors: African American Children, Context Effect, Testing, Academic Achievement
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Duplechain, Rosalind – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2004
This study used Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to develop a teacher-friendly model for understanding the relationship between children's exposure to traumatic events, such as violence exposure, and their school achievement. With a sample of 146 urban elementary (grades 2-5) children, three variables (mental health behaviors,…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Relationship, Children, Emotional Response
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Carlozzi, Barbara L.; Carlozzi, Alfred F.; Harrist, Steven R. – Qualitative Report, 2004
Some common complications that arise in collaborative research between school and university researchers, as well as some conditions for successful collaboration are described in this report. Difficulties possibly attributable to developmental levels of the researchers are discussed utilizing Kegan's (1982) theory of constructive developmentalism.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Grade 5, Teacher Researchers, Educational Research
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Rotenberg, Ken J.; MacDonald, Keltie J.; King, Emily V. – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 2004
The authors administered measures of loneliness, generalized trust beliefs in peers, and trust beliefs in specific familiar peers (i.e., opposite-gender peers, same-gender peers, close same-gender peers) to a sample of 63 children (33 girls, 30 boys) from 4th and 5th grades (M age = 10 years, 6 months). They assessed children's trusting behavior…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Psychological Patterns, Friendship, Peer Relationship
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Loepp, Franzie L. – Journal of Technology Studies, 2004
Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology was released in April 2000 by the International Technology Education Association (ITEA, 2000). This was the first attempt by the ITEA to set forth comprehensive specifications regarding what students should know and be able to do within each of four grade bands from…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Technological Literacy, Technology Education
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Kitchen, Richard; DePree, Julie – AMATYC Review, 2004
In this article, the authors describe their efforts to assess prospective K-8 teachers' knowledge of proportional reasoning. Based upon their analysis of prospective K-8 teachers' work on a mathematics performance task, they discuss the implications for preparing prospective teachers to teach proportional reasoning to their students. In general,…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Misconceptions, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Yarema, Connie; Williams, Carol – AMATYC Review, 2004
This article describes a valuable lesson that university mathematics faculty members learned from fifth grade and middle school teachers in a professional development workshop. The goal of the workshop was to show how models for whole number operations could be linked to models for rational numbers and to connect the traditional algorithms to the…
Descriptors: Numbers, Grade 5, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Maher, Damian; Schuck, Sandy – Australian Educational Computing, 2004
Increasingly computers in primary schools are being used to support the interactions and learning of students online. Gaining access to online spaces gives students new ways of interacting, not possible in a face-to-face setting. For example, interacting through online environments allows students to interact more informally with each other and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Context Effect
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Callahan-Russell, Colleen – Journal of Dance Education, 2004
Dance as an art form is transformational to body, mind, and spirit. The author opines that public education would do just fine if dance was the "only" subject taught. This article presents the author's reflection on progress of dance in K-12 education. The author contends that progress in dance in K-12 education can perhaps be judged by the fact…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education, Dance Education, Dance
Albus, Deb; Thurlow, Martha; Barrera, Manuel; Guven, Kamil; Shyyan, Vitaliy – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine the participation and performance of English language learners with disabilities on the 1999-2000 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments. For the rest of this report we refer to these students by the term students with limited English proficiency (LEP) who also have disabilities (SLEPD) 1. We wanted to do this…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Disabilities, Limited English Speaking, English (Second Language)
Torgesen, Joseph; Nettles, Steve; Howard, Pat; Winterbottom, Randy – Florida Center for Reading Research, 2004
With the apparent success of progress monitoring measures for reading growth in grades K-3, there is broad interest in the State of Florida in extending this assessment technology into the upper grades (4-12) for students who continue to perform below grade level on the reading portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). The…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Reading Fluency, Remedial Instruction
Ikegulu, T. Nelson – Online Submission, 2004
Background: The overall goal of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 is to close, by the end of the 2013-2014 academic year, "the achievement gap between high- and low- performing students, especially the achievement gap between minority and non-minority students and, between disadvantaged children and their more advantaged peers"…
Descriptors: High Schools, Ethnicity, Middle Schools, Equal Education
Woody, Elisabeth L.; Buttles, Melissa; Kafka, Judith; Park, Sandra; Russell, Jennifer – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ1), 2004
In an effort to understand teachers' and administrators' experiences with public school accountability, Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), with the support of the Noyce Foundation, established the Educator Responses to Accountability Project (ERAP). During the 2002-2003 school year, the authors conducted in-depth interviews with…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Public School Teachers, Academic Achievement, Policy Analysis
Gacherieu, Dustin R. – Online Submission, 2004
The goal of this study was to answer the question: "When ethnically diverse fourth- and fifth-grade students participate in a ten-week musical program, are there any shifts in the following: academic performance, attitude towards school, social skills, self-esteem, public speaking ability, and/or school attendance?" This study was…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals), Grade 5, Drama
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