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Cardany, Audrey Berger – General Music Today, 2017
Music and reading domains require similar auditory processing skills. Students employ these skills when learning a new song through an oral/aural or rote-teaching approach. In this article, I review literature on the effectiveness of immersion and phrase-by-phrase approaches for teaching a song with or without words. Then, using an amusing…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Singing, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Lane, Rod; Coutts, Pamela – Geographical Education, 2015
Researchers in science education have for some time recognised the need for teachers to develop an awareness of students' common alternative conceptions--a key element of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK)--and use this knowledge to develop student understanding (Morrison & Lederman, 2003). Less attention, however, has been devoted to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Student Attitudes
Schilder, D. – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2014
In this "Fast Facts," a state requested information on supporting districts' use of effective models and approaches to improve children's early literacy and numeracy outcomes. In response, Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) staff reviewed key research including information from the What Works Clearinghouse obtained by…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Numeracy, Young Children, Preschool Children
Duncan, Greg J.; Murnane, Richard J. – Harvard Education Press, 2014
In this landmark volume, Greg J. Duncan and Richard J. Murnane lay out a meticulously researched case showing how--in a time of spiraling inequality--strategically targeted interventions and supports can help schools significantly improve the life chances of low-income children. The authors offer a brilliant synthesis of recent research on…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Intervention, Low Income Students
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Saylor, Laura Lackner; Johnson, Carla C. – School Science and Mathematics, 2014
Meaningful and effective training and professional development programs for teachers are key to the improvement of teaching practices in our schools. In this paper, the authors offer a meta-synthesis of the literature on the role of reflection for mathematics and science teachers within the context of professional development. The authors frame…
Descriptors: Reflection, Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Meta Analysis
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Jawaid, Arif – English Language Teaching, 2014
Benchmarking is a very common real-life function occurring every moment unnoticed. It has travelled from industry to education like other quality disciplines. Initially benchmarking was used in higher education. .Now it is diffusing into other areas including TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), which has yet to devise a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Benchmarking, Educational Improvement
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Roohr, Katrina Crotts; Graf, Edith Aurora; Liu, Ou Lydia – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
Quantitative literacy has been recognized as an important skill in the higher education and workforce communities, focusing on problem solving, reasoning, and real-world application. As a result, there is a need by various stakeholders in higher education and workforce communities to evaluate whether college students receive sufficient training on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Numeracy
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Chen, Ying-Chih; Park, Soonhye; Hand, Brian – Science and Children, 2013
This article reports that as the need for students to be able to construct and critique scientific argumentation as emphasized in "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" (National Research Council 2012), teachers are wondering how to support students in this process. Scientific argumentation is defined as the interplay between…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Learning Strategies, Concept Mapping
Connors-Tadros, L. – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2013
In this "FastFacts," a state's Department of Education requests information from the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) on how the research defines skills in social-emotional development, approaches to learning, and executive function, to inform planned revisions to the early childhood indicators of progress for children…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Executive Function, Child Development
Hein, Vanessa; Smerdon, Becky; Sambolt, Megan – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2013
The purpose of this brief is to provide information to state, district, and school personnel seeking support to determine whether their students are on a path to postsecondary success. The College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) has received technical assistance requests from a number of states regarding factors that predict…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Postsecondary Education, Success, College Readiness
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Hughes, Charles A.; Dexter, Douglas D. – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Response to Intervention (RTI) is an instructional framework through which schools can provide early intervention for students experiencing academic and behavioral difficulties. It is also promoted as an alternative to the IQ-discrepancy model for identifying students with learning disabilities. Most states have developed, or are developing,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Early Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Response to Intervention
Hinton, Samuel – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to review current issues in pre- and primary school reform and to pose questions on the long-term implications of present day solutions. Such an exercise will open up discussion on the probable effects of educational policy decisions with a view to minimize negative effects brought on by new policies. Because data…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Elementary Education, War, Educational Change
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Chandler-Olcott, Kelly; Kluth, Paula – Reading Teacher, 2009
This article draws on research from literacy and special education, as well as insights from autobiographies and memoirs authored by people on the autism spectrum, to argue that all students, including those without disability labels, benefit when students within the autism spectrum are included in classrooms with their same-age peers. An overview…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Special Needs Students, Autism, Change Agents
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Myers, Sonya M.; Pianta, Robert C. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2008
Understanding factors associated with children's early behavioral difficulties is of vital importance to children's school success, and to the prevention of future behavior problems. Although biological factors can influence the expression of certain behaviors, the probability of children exhibiting classroom behavior problems is intensified when…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Risk, Student Characteristics
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Durocher, Dennis O., Jr. – Foreign Language Annals, 2007
This article summarizes teacher action research for the teaching of subjective culture in the foreign language classroom. It begins with a literature review, followed by a description of Milton J. Bennett's Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (Bennett, 1993), the theoretical paradigm upon which classroom activities and experiments…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Models, Elementary Education, French
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