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Bodovski, Katerina; Nahum-Shani, Inbal; Walsh, Rachael – American Journal of Education, 2013
Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K)--a large, nationally representative sample of US elementary school students, we employed multilevel analysis to answer the following research questions: (a) Does students' mathematics achievement growth in grades K-3 vary among schools? (b) To what extent does…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 1
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Sulentic Dowell, Margaret-Mary – Teaching Education, 2012
Teaching quality impacts classroom instruction. Teaching is difficult, demanding and draining work; teaching in urban environs exacerbates the difficulties, the demands and the complexities of teaching. Through the eyes of an assistant superintendent, charged with implementing a new vision for literacy teaching and learning, this manuscript…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Teacher Effectiveness, Intervention, Teacher Characteristics
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Olson, Richard K.; Keenan, Janice M.; Byrne, Brian; Samuelsson, Stefan; Coventry, William L.; Corley, Robin; Wadsworth, Sally J.; Willcutt, Erik G.; DeFries, John C.; Pennington, Bruce F.; Hulslander, Jacqueline – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2011
Genetic and environmental relations between vocabulary and reading skills were explored longitudinally from preschool through Grades 2 and 4. At preschool there were strong shared-environment and weak genetic influences on both vocabulary and print knowledge but substantial differences in their source. Separation of etiology for vocabulary and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Genetics, Word Recognition, Etiology
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Ritter, Gary W.; Barnett, Joshua H.; Denny, George S.; Albin, Ginger R. – Review of Educational Research, 2009
This meta-analysis assesses the effectiveness of volunteer tutoring programs for improving the academic skills of students enrolled in public schools Grades K-8 in the United States and further investigates for whom and under what conditions tutoring can be effective. The authors found 21 studies (with 28 different study cohorts in those studies)…
Descriptors: Tutors, Volunteers, Tutoring, Academic Achievement
Kilman, Carrie – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
When English language learners (ELLs) don't speak in class or make friends outside their language group, teachers often attribute the problem in the student's cultural background. It's possible, however, that the method of teaching ELLs is part of the problem. A growing number of schools are trying to roll back that problem by launching…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Cultural Background, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking
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Tabrizi, Shereen – Learning Languages, 2009
The Dearborn Public Schools, with 18,300 students, is located in the Detroit urban area with the largest concentration of Arabic-speaking people in the United States. In order to prepare the students for the 21st century skills and global awareness and in response to parents' requests, the author in collaboration with the school principal and…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, FLES, Speech Communication, Federal Aid
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Wang, Kathleen – Learning Languages, 2009
This article describes the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (PVCICS), a regional public charter school in western Massachusetts, which opened in 2007 and the only Chinese immersion school in New England. The school draws students from over twenty-five towns and cities in a predominantly rural area of Massachusetts that includes the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Activities, Immersion Programs, Rural Areas
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Morgan, Paul L.; Farkas, George; Wu, Qiong – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
The investigators used data from the "Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort" (ECLS-K) to estimate whether and to what extent the timing and persistence of mathematics difficulties (MD) in kindergarten predicted children's first through fifth grade math growth trajectories. Results indicated that children persistently…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Mathematics Education, Persistence, Kindergarten
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Palacios, Natalia; Guttmanova, Katarina; Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay – Developmental Psychology, 2008
This article examines whether longitudinal reading trajectories vary by the generational status of immigrant children as they begin formal schooling through the 3rd grade. The results of the hierarchical linear model indicated that 1st and 2nd generation children (i.e., those born in a foreign country and those born in the United States to…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Reading Achievement, Kindergarten, Grade 3
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Care, Esther; Deans, Jan; Brown, Robert – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2007
Research on career development has focused primarily on adolescents and adults. However, in Gottfredson's theory of circumscription and compromise (2002) it is proposed that career aspirations originate in the preschool years and that the earliest work aspirations of children are sex typed in relation to the activities of same sex adults. This…
Descriptors: Females, Fantasy, Occupational Aspiration, Career Development
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Kainz, Kirsten; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne – Elementary School Journal, 2007
In this study we investigated reading development from kindergarten to third grade for 1,913 economically disadvantaged children from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort. Characteristics of the child, the family, classroom instruction, and school composition were used to model influences from multiple levels of children's…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Early Reading, Family Characteristics, Ecology
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Smith, Donna-Lee; Peck, Josephine – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
Mi'kmaq is a First Nations language spoken in Atlantic Canada and the north-eastern United States--and like most surviving indigenous languages in North America, it is at risk. The small community of Wagmatcook, Cape Breton, determined to see Mi'kmaq return from the brink of extinction, has implemented 2 initiatives that are changing the fate of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance, Canada Natives, American Indians