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Juhasz, Barbara J.; Yap, Melvin J.; Raoul, Akila; Kaye, Micaela – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
Word frequency is an important predictor of lexical-decision task performance. The current study further examined the role of this variable by exploring the influence of frequency trajectory. Frequency trajectory is measured by how often a word occurs in childhood relative to adulthood. Past research on the role of this variable in word…
Descriptors: Word Frequency, Predictor Variables, Grade 1, College Students
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Tuncel, Ibrahim – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
It can be said that effective development of intercultural sensitivity depends on the regulations and practices in the curriculum. Integrated program implementations are seen as one of the ways of regulation. In the study, a nested integration model was used in a single discipline. In this context, scientific research methods are considered as a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Scientific Research
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Vlach, Saba Khan; Taylor, Laura; Mosley Wetzel, Melissa – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
Many teacher education programs provide teachers with opportunities to read, write, and discuss critical pedagogy, with the hope that such work will allow them to develop more equitable and just teaching practices. Yet, there often remains a gap between the theoretical discussions of teaching and learning in teacher education classrooms and the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Ethnography, Case Studies, Inservice Teacher Education
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Zimmerman, Belinda S.; Rasinski, Timothy V.; Was, Christopher A.; Rawson, Katherine A.; Dunlosky, John; Kruse, Sharon D.; Nikbakht, Elham – Reading Psychology, 2019
This study investigated the efficacy of the Fluency Development Lesson (FDL) in improving reading achievement in primary grade struggling readers. 30 readers, enrolled in a summer reading clinic, participated in daily 40-min mini-reading lessons across 5 weeks. During the fluency lessons, readers practiced and developed their literacy skills…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Reading Difficulties, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Wexler, Lindsay Joseph – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2019
Using a framework of activity theory, I follow one mentor/student teacher pair through a yearlong student teaching experience, investigating their interactions around the practice of educative co-planning. Evidence from multiple data sources collected over the course of one year is analyzed to understand the role co-planning played in the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Student Teaching, Team Teaching, Role
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Johnston, Bryan; El-Arabi, Ahmad; Tuomela, Krista; Nelson, David – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: Children in the USA face increasing nutrition-related health risks, including obesity rates of 16.9% -- a figure that has more than tripled over the past four decades. Nutrition education is beneficial to improve children's health through obesity prevention and the promotion of healthy habits, and the elementary school years are a key…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Medical Students, Nutrition Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Niemi, Reetta – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The new core curriculum for basic education in Finland emphasises the interrelation between learners' participation and multidisciplinary learning. Each learner must be provided with an opportunity to join at least one multidisciplinary learning module each year. Hence, student teachers also implement a multidisciplinary learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
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Duke, Nell K. – State Education Standard, 2019
Reading by third grade is a hot topic. Dozens of state legislatures have passed laws aimed at improving early reading, many of them mandating retention if the job is not done by the end of grade 3. Everyone from philanthropists to publishers, from parents to the press, have fixed on it. And setting aside too many people's assumptions to the…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Beginning Reading, Primary Education, Grade 3
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Elkoshi, Rivka – Music Education Research, 2019
The purpose of this study is the exploration of pitch-height mapping via invented notations rendered by schoolchildren and adults with and without formal musical training, while they listen to a classical composition, characterised by pitch-height polarity. Subjects (N = 108) include first-graders, fourth-graders, undergraduate and graduate…
Descriptors: Music Education, Acoustics, Grade 1, Grade 4
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Kapoyannis, Theodora – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
This article presents qualitative findings from a larger design-based research doctoral study in which I examined the impact of a curricular innovation to challenge the monolingual and monocultural norms of literacy practices and to be responsive to the linguistic and cultural landscape of 21st century classrooms. I collaborated with 11 university…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Pluralism, Intervention
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Pavlak, Christina M.; Cavender, Monica – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2019
This practitioner research study explores what happens when students in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program are engaged in a clinical experience at an urban pre-K-8th-grade school with a majority English Learner (EL) population. Specifically examined is preservice teachers' confidence in implementing strategies to meet the needs of ELs in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Reading Instruction, English Language Learners
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D'Abate, Rosa L.; McVee, Mary B.; Rinker, Tyler W.; Schiller, Jennifer A. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2018
Researchers have demonstrated that tutoring is an effective instructional model that relies upon the relationships among the tutor, the tutee, and the curriculum and not merely instructional skills or strategies. In our microethnographic case study, we investigated interactional patterns of two tutors who were pre-service literacy teachers working…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Literacy, Reading Centers, Preservice Teachers
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Kuby, Candace R.; Fontanella-Nothom, Oona – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2018
We think with several theoretical concepts from Jacques Derrida (defer, différance, deconstruction, and trace), in order to better understand how the processes of children, materials, and a teacher (re)defined and (re)imagined writing when they began to compose with a range of tools as writers in a second grade (7- to 8-year-olds) Writers' Studio.…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Educational Philosophy, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
Wolf, Rebecca; Latham, Gavin; Armstrong, Clayton; Ross, Steven; Laurenzano, Mary; Daniels, Cecilia; Eisinger, Jane; Reilly, Joseph – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2018
The English Language and Literacy Acquisition--Validation (ELLA-V) study was a five-year evaluation of a program that provided professional development, coaching, and curricula that targeted English-as-a-second-language (ESL) instruction for teachers of K-3 English learners (ELs). The project was federally funded by a grant from the U.S.…
Descriptors: Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Program Evaluation
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
"Looking Closer" is the eighth biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB's Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Demography, Student Diversity, Preschool Education
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