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WestEd, 2014
Amargosa Valley School in Nevada could be considered representative of almost any preK-8 school that serves a large proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and is focused on turning around persistently low achievement. Like other schools supported by federal School Improvement Grants, Amargosa is beginning to implement a reform plan…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Achievement
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Karavas, Evdokia – ELT Journal, 2014
The purpose of this article is to highlight and discuss the strategies used to diffuse and manage a primary ELT innovation in Greece, strategies that proved essential for developing stakeholders' acceptance and ownership of the innovation, thereby facilitating its further development and sustainability. The PEAP Programme, launched in 2010,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction
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Hartjen, Lisa F. – Art Education, 2012
In this article, the author shares her kinesthetic-based art classroom unit. The kinesthetic-based art unit was originally designed to address disparities in learning styles present in her art classroom. In particular, students who were generally disruptive during teacher-centered art instruction often focused easily during lessons infused with…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Kinesthetic Methods
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Roessingh, Hetty – Canadian Journal of Education, 2012
A model is proposed followed by a case study of collaborative project work between student teachers, teachers and English language learners in kindergarten and grade 1. As a model, service learning provides a framework for making explicit linkages between course-based, credit bearing academic content, the identified need of the community school,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
Rice, Cynthia; Costanza, Vincent – Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2011
New Jersey school administrators are finding themselves in need of the supports necessary to build on the state's existing model preschools toward a broader vision of early learning, including making strong connections to the early learning system. Clearly, changing the educational mindset and building the related capacity of front-line leaders is…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Leadership Training, Professional Development, Administrators
Marietta, Geoff; Brookover, Elisha – Foundation for Child Development, 2011
Despite skyrocketing growth in its English Language Learner (ELL) population, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has been remarkably effective in improving outcomes for ELL students across the district. Achievement has increased, and gaps between ELL students and their native English-speaking peers have decreased. This success is intentional.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Public Schools, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Davis, Julie M. – Cambridge University Press, 2010
"Young Children and the Environment" is intended for tertiary students in Early Childhood Education and as a reference for child care practitioners and primary school teachers to promote education for sustainability (EfS) from birth to 8 years. The focus is on early education services, including day care centres, kindergartens, preschools,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Child Care, Child Care Centers
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Kirkeby, Pal J. – Design and Technology Education, 2010
How can young pupils get "An effective introduction" to technology and design at the primary level in the Norwegian context? This question is highlighted with examples based on case studies at five classes in two schools doing their first technology and design project at grades 1 or 2 (age 6-8 years). The project was about air rockets.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary Education, Technological Literacy
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Ranker, Jason – Reading Teacher, 2009
This article features a first-grade, ESL classroom in which students engaged in learning to read and write nonfiction as part of a genre study. The most effective way of teaching genres has been an important topic in literacy education. On the one hand, literacy scholars have drawn attention to how overt instruction and scaffolding on the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Opportunities, Reading Instruction, Nonfiction
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Cameron, Marilee; Loesing, Jenine; Rorvig, Vickie; Chval, Kathryn B. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2009
Analyzing student work can help teachers improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. Fortunately, the four authors have experienced professional development that supports teachers' professional growth and provides tools to begin the challenge of analyzing student work. However, as they began to assume leadership roles in their schools and…
Descriptors: Teachers, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Leadership
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Mohan, Lindsey; Lundeberg, Mary A.; Reffitt, Kelly – Educational Psychologist, 2008
Much of Michael Pressley's work during the past decade focused on the nature of highly effective, engaging literacy instruction. Michael Pressley believed that studying effective teachers and schools had the potential to influence more engaging and effective teaching, especially in underresourced schools. First, we describe the grounded…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Research, Reading Instruction
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Mesmer, Eric M.; Mesmer, Heidi Anne E. – Reading Teacher, 2008
Since the reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (2004), the use of Response to Intervention (RTI) in the identification of students suspected of having learning disabilities has been legitimized. Several professional organizations, including the International Reading Association (IRA), have recognized the importance of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Reading Teachers, Disability Identification
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Williams, Dilafruz – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
The crisis of sustainability can be linked to the traditional forms of schooling driven by mechanistic and technocratic worldviews. Progressing to a more sustainable world requires a fundamental shift in the framework of formal education--its structure, content and process--to include principles of systems thinking and holistic learning. A case…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Gardening, Conservation (Environment)
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Ranker, Jason – Reading Teacher, 2007
A first-grade teacher used comic books as read-alouds during her implementation of a reading/writing workshop. The students, primarily English-language learners, were able to make use of this medium in order to learn new reading practices. The teacher used the comics to teach multiple aspects of various reading processes such as reading with an…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Reading Processes, Literacy, Reading Instruction
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Cooper, Paul; Tiknaz, Yonca – British Journal of Special Education, 2005
Nurture Groups have come to play a key role in the mainstream education of young children experiencing social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. In this article, Paul Cooper, Professor of Education, and Yonca Tiknaz, EdD Research Associate, both of the School of Education at the University of Leicester, explore the perceptions of mainstream…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Special Education, Social Support Groups, Regular and Special Education Relationship