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Reda, Patricia Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2016
A southeastern elementary school evidenced many students with a consistent decrease in oral reading fluency (ORF) rates as the 2nd grade year progressed, leading to weakness in reading comprehension in the 3rd grade. Reading comprehension is critical for academic success, as students who merely decode words do not gain knowledge from the text.…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency
Brown, Kirsty Clarke; Squires, Jim; Connors-Tadros, Lori; Horowitz, Michelle – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2014
The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) reviewed data on 21 states' principal licensure requirements, conducted structured interviews with experts on principal preparation and professional development in 7 states, and spoke with staff at the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Institute for School…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Principals, Certification, Structured Interviews
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Haider, Hilde; Eichler, Alexandra; Hansen, Sonja; Vaterrodt, Bianca; Gaschler, Robert; Frensch, Peter A. – Frontline Learning Research, 2014
One crucial issue in mathematics development is how children come to spontaneously apply arithmetical principles (e.g. commutativity). According to expertise research, well-integrated conceptual and procedural knowledge is required. Here, we report a method composed of two independent tasks that assessed in an unobtrusive manner the spontaneous…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Rosenfeld, Malke; Mahoney, Meg Robson; Jordan, Kim; Jackson, Spoon; Gabel, Bonnie; Adams, Holly; Plemons, Anna – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
It is definitely easier to write about work when things are going well, but it is even more important to write about what happens when things get challenging. The act of writing about the challenging times can be challenging in itself but can also provide invaluable insights into the process of teaching: important for the writer and just as…
Descriptors: Art Education, Writing (Composition), Personal Narratives, Art Teachers
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Ilyas, Bhutto Muhammad; Qazi, Wasim; Rawai, Khalid Jamil – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2014
A 6-day (April 11th to 16th, 2011) experimental study as a part of Continuous Professional Development was launched at three districts i.e. Dadu, Naushahro Feroz, Mirpurkhas to enable public sector primary school teachers (PSTs) to translate the abstract concepts of fractions (grade 2 to 5) into concrete learning using low or no cost available…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Fractions, Faculty Development
Connors-Tadros, L. – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2013
In this "FastFacts," a state's Department of Education requests information from the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) on how the research defines skills in social-emotional development, approaches to learning, and executive function, to inform planned revisions to the early childhood indicators of progress for children…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Executive Function, Child Development
Kupzyk, Sara S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation examined the application of evidence-based tutoring for oral reading fluency (ORF) to a natural setting, using teachers as parent trainers. Measures used to determine the impact of parent tutoring included treatment integrity, student reading outcomes, attitudes towards involvement and reading, and social validity. Six teachers…
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Teaching Methods
Rice, Cynthia; Costanza, Vincent – Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2011
New Jersey school administrators are finding themselves in need of the supports necessary to build on the state's existing model preschools toward a broader vision of early learning, including making strong connections to the early learning system. Clearly, changing the educational mindset and building the related capacity of front-line leaders is…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Leadership Training, Professional Development, Administrators
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Albiero, Paolo; Matricardi, Giada; Speltri, Daniela; Toso, Diana – Journal of Adolescence, 2009
The present study examined the validity of the Basic Empathy Scale (BES) [Jolliffe, D., & Farrington, D. P. (2006a). Development and validation of the Basic Empathy Scale. "Journal of Adolescence," 29, 589-611; Jolliffe, D., & Farrington, D. P. (2006b). Examining the relationship between low empathy and bullying. "Aggressive…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Aggression, Factor Structure, Adolescents
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.; Hoffman, Charlene M. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
The primary purpose of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The "Digest" includes a selection of data from both government and private sources, and draws especially on the results…
Descriptors: Homework, Undergraduate Students, Substance Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education