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Aber, J. Lawrence; Torrente, Catalina; Starkey, Leighann; Johnston, Brian; Seidman, Edward; Halpin, Peter; Shivshanker, Anjuli; Weisenhorn, Nina; Annan, Jeannie; Wolf, Sharon – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
This article examines the effects of one year of exposure to "Learning to Read in a Healing Classroom" (LRHC) on the reading and math skills of second- to fourth-grade children in the low-income and conflict-affected Democratic Republic of the Congo. LRHC consists of two primary components: teacher resource materials that infuse…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Berg, Juliette K.; Aber, J. Lawrence – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
A positive school climate is characterized by a supportive, orderly, and fair interpersonal climate. Children's perceptions of interpersonal climate and school safety are associated with several academic and behavioral adjustment outcomes. The current study has two goals: (1) to better understand the contribution of school interpersonal climate to…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Interpersonal Relationship, Academic Achievement, School Activities
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Starkey, Leighann; Aber, J. Lawrence; Johnston, Brian M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Mastering basic numeracy and literacy skills is one of the most fundamental goals of education. However, it is estimated that 250 million primary-school-age children lack basic reading, writing and math skills (UN, 2013). Children living in war and poverty stricken countries are among the least likely to attain those basic goals. The United States…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills, Reading Skills, Randomized Controlled Trials