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Samuelson, Beth Lewis; Park, G Yeon; Munyaneza, Simon Pierre – TESOL Journal, 2018
When teachers and learners of English face challenging circumstances such as limited access to books and teaching supplies, local practices such as oral storytelling traditions can provide creative resources for supporting language and literacy development. We describe how a cultural imaginary of stories told by Rwandan and U.S. students supported…
Descriptors: Oral Tradition, Story Telling, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Chang, Hedy N.; Bauer, Lauren; Byrnes, Vaughan – Attendance Works, 2018
This executive summary highlights the value of making chronic absence data transparent and available to families, community partners, and other stakeholders outside school systems. Aimed at motivating action, this report: (1) shares key findings from the analysis of the scale, scope, and concentration of chronic absence in schools throughout the…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Information Dissemination, School Demography, Elementary Schools
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Gutiérrez, Xosé Manuel Malheiro – History of Education, 2018
Over the course of the final 30 years of the nineteenth century, and well into the early decades of the twentieth century, hundreds of thousands of Galician people migrated to different areas of America. There they found a new world to contend and interact with -- a world that was more advanced and developed socially and culturally. From the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Immigration, Literacy
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Marx, Sherry – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2017
In this autoethnographic tale, I tell the story of my own family's experience with race, class, and language privilege. In particular, I focus on my children's experience with elementary schooling in the United States and Hungary. Their intercultural education experience vividly illuminates the socially and culturally constructed nature of race,…
Descriptors: Social Class, Elementary School Students, Multicultural Education, Racial Differences
Data Quality Campaign, 2017
States can--and must--create report cards that meet the needs of parents, communities, and taxpayers. Getting people the data they need is essential because when families and communities have the right information to make decisions, students excel. Every state is required by federal law, and sometimes state law, to produce report cards detailing…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Access to Information, Elementary Schools, High Schools
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Corey, Douglas Lyman; Lemon, Travis; Gilbert, Edward; Ninomiya, Hiroyuki – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
With international exams (PISA and TIMSS) producing results every three or four years, there is near continual talk of East Asian dominance in mathematics education. Beyond the reporting of scores, some studies have compared mathematics teaching in these countries with U.S. instruction. However, researchers are not (usually) grade school math…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
Haynes, Mariana – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2015
Noting that 60 percent of both fourth and eighth graders currently struggle with reading, this report urges the U.S. Congress to focus on students' literacy development from early childhood through grade twelve as it works to rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Literacy Education, Grade 4, Grade 8
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2015
The "KIDS COUNT Data Book" is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the report ranks states on overall child well-being and in economic well-being, education, health and family and community. The…
Descriptors: Well Being, Child Welfare, Economic Factors, Access to Education
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King, C. – Science Education International, 2015
International comparisons of school-level geoscience education across the world had shown great variability in the amount and content of the geoscience materials and in the ways in which it was taught. When this situation was discussed at meetings of organisations concerned with international school-level geoscience education in 2012, the decision…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Course Descriptions, Holistic Approach, Elementary School Curriculum
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Krashen, Stephen; Loh, Elizabeth Ka Yee – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
There appears to be a dramatic decline in attitude toward reading between 2006 and 2011 for ten year-olds taking the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) examination. This "decline", however, is probably not real but is the result of a change in the attitude questionnaire, mentioned only in the fine print in the 2011…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Trend Analysis, Reading Tests, Elementary School Students
Workman, Emily – Education Commission of the States, 2014
The third-grade year is considered a pivotal point in a child's educational career, as a critical shift in learning takes place--one where basic reading skills are established and can begin to be utilized for more complex learning. State policymakers are well aware of the importance of ensuring that all students are reading at grade level by the…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Reading Programs, Educational Policy, Reading Diagnosis
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Fehn, Bruce; Heckart, Kimberly – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2013
This article details the work of third grade teacher, co-author Kim Heckart, as she engaged her students in making historical documentaries: a project that succeeded in reaching all of her third-grade students. For the last five years, Kim has required students to make historical documentaries. As her students produced these works, Kim conversed…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Slavery, War, Documentaries
Almaguer, Isela; Esquierdo, J. Joy – Online Submission, 2013
It is essential to support bilingual learners' language and academic development; however, teaching second language learners English has taken precedence over teaching content area knowledge and vocabulary, specifically for language arts. The focus has shifted from content area instruction to primarily second language instruction due to an…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Second Languages, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
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Breacháin, Annie Ó; O'Toole, Leah – Irish Educational Studies, 2013
In 1999, the primary curriculum was published in Ireland, with emphases on "breadth and balance", recognition of the role of language and the arts and commitment to each child's potential and holistic development. In 2011, the Irish government published a strategy aimed to improve standards of literacy and numeracy among children and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Numeracy, Politics of Education
Brese, Falk, Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2012
This supplement contains all adaptations made by countries to the international version of the TEDS-M questionnaires under careful supervision of and approval by the TEDS-M International Study Center at Michigan State University. This information provides users of the TEDS-M International Database with a guide to evaluate the availability of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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