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Furtado, Leena – New Horizons in Education, 2010
Background: Scholars and education reformers alike have re-ignited the importance of teaching science in the elementary grades of the public schools of America by disputing the traditional belief that K-4 learners are too young to learn and function within the nature of science learning and experimentation. The consideration rests on the findings…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Public Schools, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Science
Dresser, Rocio – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
In the United States in the last few years, a considerable amount of attention has been given to literacy programs as a way to close the academic gap between English-only (EO) students and English language learners (ELL). Teacher education programs around the country have been dealing with issues of academic inequity for some time. There are no…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Needs, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning