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Vaden-Kiernan, Michael; Borman, Geoffrey; Caverly, Sarah; Bell, Nance; Sullivan, Kate; Ruiz de Castilla, Veronica; Fleming, Grace; Rodriguez, Debra; Henry, Chad; Long, Tracy; Hughes Jones, Debra – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
This multiyear scale-up effectiveness study of Open Court Reading (OCR) involved approximately 4,500 students and more than 1,000 teachers per year in Grades K-5 from 49 elementary schools in seven districts across the country. Using a school-level cluster randomized trial design, we assessed the implementation and effectiveness of Open Court…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Programs, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Kamiya, Nobuhiro – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This study investigated how learners' ages affect their interpretation of the nonverbal behaviors (NVBs) of teachers and other students in distinguishing between questions and statements in the second language (L2) classroom. After watching 48 short video clips without sound in which three L2 teachers asked a question or made a statement with or…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Nonverbal Communication, Elementary School Students, Second Language Learning
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Newby, Katie V.; Mathieu-Chartier, Sara – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
In primary schools in England, programmes of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) are rare. Provision has been judged as requiring improvement in over one-third of these schools at a time when statutory provision has been mandated by the government. The aim of this study was to examine the early implementation of Spring Fever, a programme of…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation
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Sotardi, Valerie A. – Teacher Educator, 2018
Among the most visible advocates for children is the elementary school teacher, who plays a crucial role in helping students identify and cope adaptively with stress. For teachers to perform this role successfully, there must be greater understanding of their perceptions of student stress, coping, and teacher-guided approaches for support. Using a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Stress Variables, Coping, High Stakes Tests
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Sripai, Sunan; Wanawan, Ketkanok – Educational Research and Reviews, 2018
This research aimed to analyze the Latent Group Profile, hereafter (LPA) of good teacher characteristics' in the 21st century in the Northeastern region of Thailand. The samples were 4 groups, viz; 10 expert teachers for interviewing on the draft of the variable to develop the indicators; 12 teachers who won Guru Awards from Teachers Council for…
Descriptors: Profiles, Teacher Characteristics, Classification, Interviews
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Rietdijk, Saskia; van Weijen, Daphne; Janssen, Tanja; van den Bergh, Huub; Rijlaarsdam, Gert – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
The aim of this study was to provide insight into the current practice of writing instruction in Dutch primary education, as a stepping stone for designing and implementing sustainable innovations that could satisfy both practitioners and policymakers. We investigated the extent to which three domain-specific approaches--communicative writing,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Practices
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Wilkinson, Ian A. G.; Reznitskaya, Alina; Bourdage, Kristin; Oyler, Joseph; Glina, Monica; Drewry, Robert; Kim, Min-Young; Nelson, Kathryn – Language and Education, 2017
In this paper, we report findings from the second year of a three-year research and professional development program designed to help elementary school teachers engage in dialogic teaching to support the development of students' argument literacy. We define argument literacy as the ability to comprehend and formulate arguments through speaking,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Dialogs (Language), Video Technology
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Kamau, Joyce – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Children with physical challenges have developmental needs and rights like other children and due to their exceptionality they call for more attention in provision of adequate quality mobility and educational resources to enhance their holistic development. However, it is apparent that provision of resources to children with physical challenges…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Child Development, Foreign Countries, Special Schools
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Boelé, Amy L. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
Using sociocultural concepts of authoritative and dialogic discourse, I sought to examine 5th-grade teachers' questioning practices during small-group reading instruction to understand the differences between groups reading text on grade level and groups reading texts below grade level. The purpose was also to examine how questions functioned for…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers, Questioning Techniques
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Bailey, Elizabeth G.; Marsden, Emma – Language and Education, 2017
The use of home languages has previously been advocated in highly multilingual UK classrooms. However, drawing on the home languages and cultural insight of children who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) may also have important social and academic benefits in contexts where monolingualism is the norm. Conducted in a small local authority…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Stolte, Laurel – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
This comparative case study (based on observational, interview, and picture-sort data) examines how teachers and students talk about cultural, linguistic, racial, and socioeconomic difference in two elementary Spanish-English two-way immersion programs. In addition, I analyze how those discourses are associated with both contextual conditions and…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education Programs, Case Studies
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Ju, Eunjeong; Jang, Shinho – International Education Studies, 2017
The goal of this study was twofold: first, to determine the effectiveness of providing environmental education in collaboration between a company and a university, and, second, to describe perspective that the environmental education community has developed through close communication with stakeholders in environmental education. For the study, we…
Descriptors: Corporations, School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries
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Alhassan, Riyadh – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teachers' self-efficacy in using of Web 2.0 tools and some demographic variables, and their use of those tools in their teaching. The study data was collected from a random sample of public school teachers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The results showed a strong positive relationship…
Descriptors: Correlation, Web 2.0 Technologies, Inservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy
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Hlásná, Pavla; Klímová, Blanka; Poulová, Petra – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The aim of this research study is to explore the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in classes at the first stage of primary schools, specifically in the Czech Republic. Firstly, the authors discuss the current state of this research issue, and secondly, they describe their own research which should clarify how, why and how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Information Technology, Elementary School Students
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Boonjeam, Waraporn; Tesaputa, Kowat; Sri-ampai, Anan – International Education Studies, 2017
The objectives of this research were: 1) to study the elements and indicators of primary school teachers' critical thinking, 2) to study current situation, desirable situation, development technique, and need for developing the primary school teachers' critical thinking, 3) to develop the program for developing the primary school teachers'…
Descriptors: Program Development, Elementary School Teachers, Critical Thinking, Skill Development
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