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Block, Nicholas; Vidaurre, Lorena – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
Students' attitudes in first-grade dual language immersion (DLI) classes were compared with those of similar students in mainstream English classes. Results for the sample of 81 Latinx students indicated that for attitudes toward activities in Spanish, including reading and speaking in public and with relatives, both ELLs and non-ELLs in DLI had…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Mainstreaming
Baldassare, Mark; Bonner, Dean; Dykman, Alyssa; Ward, Rachel – Public Policy Institute of California, 2019
Key findings from the current survey: (1) Most Californians say charter schools are an important option for parents in low-income areas--but many express concern that charters divert funding from traditional public schools; (2) More than half of residents across regions say teacher salaries in their community are too low; and (3) Majorities…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance
Faxon-Mills, Susannah; Whitaker, Anamarie A.; Cannon, Jill S.; Gomez, Celia J.; Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2018
The Big Lift is a collective impact initiative extending from preschool to third grade in San Mateo County, California. The collective impact effort consists of people and organizations from various sectors uniting to tackle a single, complicated societal problem -- in this case, third grade reading achievement. The initiative is a partnership of…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Skills, Primary Education, Early Childhood Education
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Maniates, Helen – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2017
This article examines how three urban elementary school teachers adapted pedagogical strategies from a school district--adopted core reading program to increase their students' access to the curriculum. Using teacher interviews and classroom observations to construct a descriptive case study of teacher adaptation, analysis reveals that the…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Access to Education, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Borrero, Noah; Sanchez, Gabriel – Teaching Education, 2017
In an attempt to confront monolithic perceptions of achievement and an educational narrative that defines communities of Color by their supposed deficits, the current study presents asset mapping as an example of culturally relevant pedagogy in action. Asset mapping is a pedagogical tool for students to visually represent personalized stories of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Minority Group Students, Focus Groups
Tyler, Burr; Britton, Ted; Iveland, Ashley; Nguyen, Kimberly; Hipps, Jerry; Schneider, Steve – WestEd, 2017
NGSS Early Implementers is a four-year initiative created to help eight California school districts and two charter management organizations, supported by WestEd's K-12 Alliance, implement Next Generation Science Standards. The Initiative focuses on NGSS implementation in grades K-8 and incorporates the integrated course model (preferred by the…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Science Instruction, English Instruction, Language Arts
Valentino, Rachel; Stipek, Deborah J. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2016
Empirical evidence that horizontal alignment of policies and practices from preschool through the early elementary grades sustains the effects of quality preschool and contributes to children's learning is scarce, as discussed above, but there are nevertheless good reasons to expect benefits to such alignment. Moreover, many districts and schools…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Preschool Education, Primary Education, Early Childhood Education
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Murata, Aki; McGee, Anna; Madkins, Tia C.; Fabrega, Judith; Kim, Hee-Jeong; Gillingham, Denny; Shareff, Becca L. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This study investigated the learning process of preservice elementary teachers (PSTs) through lesson study in a mathematics teaching methods course. Lesson study meeting data of kindergarten PSTs were analyzed to examine the shifting focus on (1) student collaboration in classroom (vision), (2) teaching practices (making content accessible), and…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
Haas, Eric; Tran, Loan; Linquanti, Robert; Bailey, Alison – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2015
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the extent to which a proposed home language survey in California could better identify possible English learner and multilingual students than the current home language survey. The responses to a proposed and current survey were examined for students registering for kindergarten through grade…
Descriptors: Parent Surveys, State Surveys, English Language Learners, Language Tests
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Zakai, Sivan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
What is Israel in the minds and hearts of young American Jewish children? Through interviews and photo and music elicitation exercises, this research uncovers how day school kindergarten students conceive of Israel. This study, part of an ongoing longitudinal project, shows how 5- and 6-year-old children are able to form a multilayered conception…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Jews, Misconceptions
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Byrd, Ben – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
The primary goal of this research is to better understand my students' reading orientations--what they believe it means to be a successful reader. I also seek to identify the relationship between those beliefs and my teaching. The data come primarily from six focal students in my second-grade classroom in an urban public charter elementary school…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Bauman, Jamie – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
This self-study of pretend gunplay in my Transitional Kindergarten (TK) classroom was designed to guide me in not only improving my practice within the classroom, but also informing the development of sound classroom policies related to pretend gun-and-weapons play that balance children's developmental needs with my commitment to peace and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Kindergarten, Play, Children
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Aukerman, Maren; Chambers Schuldt, Lorien – Journal of Literacy Research, 2015
This study examines how bilingual second-grade students perceived of their reading competence and of the work of reading in two contrasting settings where texts were regularly discussed: a monologically organized classroom (MOC) and a dialogically organized classroom (DOC; as determined by prior analysis of classroom discourse). Interview data…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Early Childhood Education
Rondone, Atria – Online Submission, 2014
Student-centered learning has an important place in education because it fosters student engagement and allows the traditional micromanaging teacher to transform into a guide. The current education model emphasizes teacher control and curriculum based on standardized testing, which stunts students' natural learning processes. This study…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum, Outcomes of Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Sugarman, Sarah – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2011
The field of teacher research is increasingly including self-study as a valid and reliable method with which teachers can study and improve practice. In this self-study, I develop knowledge of myself as a nonfiction reader and use it to inform my instruction. Guided by the work of Schoenbach, Greenleaf, Cziko, and Hurwitz (1999), I use…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Nonfiction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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