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Bradshaw, Stephanie; Vaughn, Margaret – Journal of Research in Education, 2016
In this article, we describe an action research project conducted by the first author in her third-grade classroom over the course of one academic year as she documented four students' reading growth during a modified version of Retrospective Miscue Analysis (RMA). We highlight an additional step in the RMA process, which includes providing…
Descriptors: Miscue Analysis, Action Research, Reading Achievement, Grade 3
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Vaughn, Margaret – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2016
The present study describes a yearlong collaborative inquiry involving six teachers and their professional discussions about literacy instruction as they developed a curriculum to support the cultural and linguistic needs of their school's 88% Native American student population. Participants in this study were four Native American teachers and two…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, American Indian Students, American Indian Reservations, Grounded Theory
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Parsons, Seth A.; Vaughn, Margaret – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 2016
Currently, much debate exists nationally regarding how to define and measure teacher effectiveness. Educators and researchers agree that adaptability is an important aspect of teacher effectiveness. Teachers must adapt their instruction to navigate the complexity of classroom instruction. However, little research has specifically examined teacher…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Media Adaptation, Reflection, Teacher Effectiveness
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Vaughn, Margaret – Educational Forum, 2014
Theory suggests that effective teachers should possess a vision for teaching, but the reality of teaching within the current educational policy climate raises questions about teachers' autonomy of their instructional decisions and ultimately their personal convictions for teaching. This exploratory study examines 11 teachers' visions of…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Policy
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Vaughn, Margaret; Saul, Melissa – Rural Educator, 2013
Advocates of rural education emphasize the need to examine supports which may promote rural educators given the challenging contexts of which they face. Teacher visioning has been conceptualized as a navigational tool to help sustain and promote teachers given high-challenging contexts. The current study explored 10 public school teachers from…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Public School Teachers, Rural Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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Parsons, Seth A.; Vaughn, Margaret – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Scholars contend that effective teachers adapt their instruction to meet the particular needs of each student. However, little research has studied the ways in which teachers adapt their instruction or their reflections on these adaptations. This article describes a yearlong multiple case study focused on two teachers from different contexts: a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teaching Styles, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Vaughn, Margaret; Faircloth, Beverly – Professional Educator, 2013
Across the nation, educators continue to face challenges as they work to individualize instruction to meet the specific needs of their students. However, theory suggests that teachers who possess a clear vision for teaching creatively weave their personal convictions for teaching with instructional practices. Drawing upon a teacher's (first…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Creativity, Reading Instruction, Class Activities