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Carley Rizzuto, Kerry – Teacher Educator, 2017
The purpose of this parallel mixed-methodology study was to examine how the perceptions of early childhood teachers toward their early childhood English Language Learners (ELL) shape their pedagogical practices. The study was conducted in 10 early childhood classrooms, ranging from grades pre-K to third, in one suburban school with a culturally…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, English Language Learners
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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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
"Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley Elementary Mathematics" is a core mathematics curriculum for students in prekindergarten through grade 6. The program aims to improve students' understanding of key math concepts through problem-solving instruction, hands-on activities, and math problems that involve reading and writing. The curriculum…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement
O'Connell, Erin B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the impact of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) on office discipline referrals (Category 1), suspensions (Category 2), and absence of infractions (Category 3) in an urban public elementary school in New Jersey. A sample of 267 second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students provided the data for the research. A chi-square…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Positive Reinforcement, Discipline, Student Behavior
Timpone, Cathy J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Educational leaders struggle with how to develop and sustain an effective, current and affordable educational technology program that meets the needs of the 21st Century learner and increases teaching and learning effectiveness. Thus, this study aimed to extend the research and provide practical guidelines to assist leaders in sustaining an…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Public Schools
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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Schwanenflugel, Paula J.; Kuhn, Melanie R.; Morris, Robin D.; Morrow, Lesley Mandel; Meisinger, Elizabeth B.; Woo, Deborah Gee; Quirk, Matthew; Sevcik, Rose – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2009
The purpose of the study was to examine short- and long-term effects of two instructional approaches designed to improve the reading fluency of second-grade children: Fluency-Oriented Reading Instruction (or FORI; Stahl & Heubach, 2005) and a wide reading approach (Kuhn et al., 2006). By the end of second grade, children in the wide reading…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Grade 2, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Bates, Lauren; Breslow, Nicole; Hupert, Naomi – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
This report describes efforts by five states (Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) to improve adolescent literacy. Highlighting common challenges and lessons, the report examines how each state has engaged key stakeholders, set rigorous goals and standards, aligned resources to support adolescent literacy goals, built…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, State Departments of Education, Literacy, Adolescents