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Ho, Ya-Ting – Online Submission, 2014
There is a continuing increase in the African American and Hispanic student populations in public schools. The students who are invited to gifted programs are overwhelmingly White. This is the situation in schools in the United States and also in Taiwan. Misunderstanding or unawareness of culture difference among educators might contribute to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Interviews, Academically Gifted
Gasparini, Daniel – Online Submission, 2014
Now, more so than in the past, children have been deprived of the opportunity to learn and exercise effective interpersonal communication skills. Interpersonal communication skills, for elementary students, are important in the development of a student's ability to self-advocate. The purpose of this study is to identify techniques in which…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Communication, Self Advocacy, Help Seeking
Gant Bradley, Heather – Online Submission, 2014
Student-to-student bullying is still a current issue within elementary schools nationwide. Educators are often unaware, improperly trained and/or unwilling to help in student bullying incidences. Without training or willingness, teachers often are driven into silence and inaction, effectively putting the wellbeing of students at risk. The present…
Descriptors: Bullying, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role
Geigle, Bryce A. – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this thesis is to investigate and present the status of student synthesis with color coded formula writing for grade level six through twelve, and to make recommendations for educators to teach writing structure through a color coded formula system in order to increase classroom engagement and lower students' affect. The thesis first…
Descriptors: Color, Coding, Writing (Composition), Grade 6
Merriman, Lauren – Online Submission, 2012
Self-efficacy is the belief in one's capacity to perform and accomplish goals. Specifically, academic self-efficacy refers to a student's perception of their ability to engage and successfully complete academic tasks. Self-efficacy affects students' behavioral choices, motivation, thought patterns and responses, perception of control, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Self Efficacy, Failure
Allsop, Yasemin – Online Submission, 2011
The use of computer games on mobile devices in schools for learning is still relatively new and is constantly evolving. The successful integration of this emerging technology into education requires a longitudinal study into how they are being perceived by learners and teachers. Finding out what works well with children in the terms of technology…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Student Attitudes, Educational Games, Learning Experience
Genesi, Deanna Joy – Online Submission, 2009
This qualitative project presents students' perceptions of interactive whiteboard (IWB) usage in a third grade elementary classroom. The use of the IWB was alternated with the overhead/chalkboard on an ABAB design. The study was based on semistructured interviews of 19 rural, elementary school students. The interview questions focused on the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Grade 3, Educational Technology
Gibson, Katherine D. – Online Submission, 2009
Strategy based reading instruction helps teachers differentiate the teaching of reading. It also supports many types of readers by explicitly teaching and modeling reading comprehension strategies. The purpose of this study is to explore the effectiveness of strategy based reading instruction for improving student reading comprehension. …
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
Barnett, Sharon Anne – Online Submission, 2009
Compelling evidence illustrates place-based education (PBE) as a catalyst for inspiring teachers to create dynamic curricula that energizes the student. PBE curriculum typically encompasses all traditional subjects and entails hands-on classroom and field studies utilizing the natural world and local community. The purpose of this literature…
Descriptors: Education, Literature Reviews, Elementary School Science, Ornithology
Hahn, Jennifer Joy – Online Submission, 2008
Selective mutism is defined as "the consistent failure to speak in specific social situations despite the ability to speak in other settings" (American Psychiatric Association, 1994 as cited in Zelenko & Shaw, 2000). For many years, selective mutism was considered to be a very rare disorder amongst individuals, and little attention…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Anxiety, Antisocial Behavior, Elementary School Students
Smith, Mandi – Online Submission, 2007
This Action Research Project was designed to increase student awareness and involvement of socio-economic differences and how the children can make a difference in their community. Service learning projects were non-existent at the Academy causing the young children to miss out on learning experiences that would teach them how to make a difference…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Kindergarten, Advantaged, Service Learning
LeDoux, Amanda – Online Submission, 2007
The Whole Language/Phonics debate has been raging in California since the 1980s. However, there has been no real determination about which method is best for teaching reading to our students. Yet the Whole Language method has lost the recognition and respect of the educational community because the program was not implemented by all teachers the…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Phonics, Emergent Literacy, Reading Instruction
White, Kevin N. – Online Submission, 2007
Many students in a fourth grade classroom at Logan Elementary School are expressing numerous types of negative behaviors, are not motivated to learn, and do not stay on-task. In an effort to change these students, an action research study was conducted that implemented background music in the classroom. There were ten fourth grade students who…
Descriptors: Classical Music, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Productivity
Chalas, Agnieszka – Online Submission, 2006
This thesis focuses on an educational partnership between the Canadian Centre for Architecture and Architects in Action, which explores the potential of utilizing professional arts practitioners in an outreach capacity to extend museum programming. It seeks to answer the following questions: How did the architects' experiences compare to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Architecture, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Surveys
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Day, Joanne – Online Submission, 2004
This action research study was designed to raise environmental awareness and improve the social responsibility and actions of students in Grades 2 and 3 at Montecito Elementary in Burnaby. Implemented was a strategy pairing environmental education lessons with artwork projects, to engage the students and improve their awareness of aquatic…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Art Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Grade 2