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Chan, Yi-Chih – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Phonological awareness and morphological awareness have been shown to affect Chinese children's reading development. Previous studies conducted in Hong Kong, which required children to read two-character words only or a mixture of single-character and two-character words in a Chinese reading test, exclusively found that morphological awareness was…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Morphology (Languages), Chinese, Reading Instruction
Ricks, Elizabeth Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2012
According to the 2006 Program for International Assessment (PISA), the United States is behind their international counterparts in the areas of mathematics and science. (Darling-Hammond, 2010). The Unites States is at a critical point in developing future leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. In preparing students for a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Best Practices, Mathematics Achievement, Kindergarten
Edman, Ellie Whitner – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The advent of No Child Left Behind led to increased teacher accountability for student performance and placed strict sanctions in place for failure to meet a certain level of performance each year. With instructional time at a premium, it is imperative that educators have brief academic assessments that accurately predict performance on…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Accuracy, Writing Tests, Writing Evaluation
Howell, Erica Joy – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The student-teacher-relationship (STR) during the early school years is formative in children's later academic, social, and behavioral functioning. Children with typical development who enter school with behavior problems and social deficits are at heightened risk for developing poor STRs. Autism is the fastest growing special education disability…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Behavior Problems, Teacher Characteristics, Autism