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Davis, Cheron H.; Bush, Krystal – Grantee Submission, 2021
This study, rooted in the evaluation of a reading methods course, sought to determine the implications for preservice teachers (PSTs) who participated in literature circles that intentionally used multicultural literature to discuss social justice issues. Using an interpretative mixed-methods approach, we collected quantitative surveys and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Justice, Reading Instruction
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Donner, Kelley – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
Theory of mind skills are critical to understanding and interpreting many illustrations in primary school literature especially those which are used in material for the purpose of learning to read. Unfortunately, children who learn to read at an early age as well as mainstreamed children, such as those with autism, often have grave deficiencies in…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Barriers, Illustrations, Reading Materials
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex; Chen, Victor; Furuya, Yukiko – Editorial Projects in Education, 2020
In fall of 2019, the EdWeek Research Center set out to gain a clearer sense of nationwide teacher and teacher education perceptions and practices by sending out two surveys about topics related to early reading instruction, especially as it related to phonics. One survey was taken by 674 K-2 and elementary special education teachers who indicated…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Early Reading, Reading Instruction, Phonics
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Brugar, Kristy A. – Social Studies, 2019
Across grade levels, teachers and students are encouraged to engage in inquiry-based practices. The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) "Framework" (National Council for the Social Studies, 2013) and the Common Core State "Standards" (Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association, 2010), as well…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Nonfiction, Childrens Literature, Inquiry
Hermann-Wilmarth, Jill M.; Ryan, Caitlin L. – American Educator, 2019
As queer-identified women and former elementary school teachers who now work in universities as teacher educators, the authors spent the past decade developing a range of approaches to help elementary school teachers integrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)-inclusive practices into their teaching: "expanding…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Gender Issues, Sexuality, Elementary Education
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Sandretto, Susan – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
Teachers are obligated to construct an environment inclusive of "all" students. This article argues critical literacy with queer intent can offer strategies to expose normative constructions of gender and sexuality that can exclude some students. I initiate the case with a queer theory analysis of a description of critical literacy…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Foreign Countries, Social Theories, Gender Issues
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Heinze, Carsten; Straube-Heinze, Kristin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
This article pursues the question of what the significance was of the discursive construction of heroism for the National Socialist indoctrination of children in the context of communication processes at school. In particular, it is about ideological-educational intentions pursued in the context of teaching early readers as well as about topical…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Educational History, Ideology, Reading Materials
Saunders, Christina Henry – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The present study identifies reading instructional practices used in upper elementary classrooms during the age of high-stakes test accountability and compares reading practices among schools of varying accreditation status and socio-economic status (SES). The current study partially replicates and extends a study conducted by Baumann, Hoffman,…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, High Stakes Tests
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Serrano-López, Federico Guillermo; Somoza-Rodríguez, Miguel – History of Education, 2017
This article analyses the manner in which the physical and sexual energy of the white, native South American and black populations was represented in reading books for elementary school children in Spain and Colombia between 1900 and 1960. Ninety reading books from representative authors were examined. It was found that the ideal of extraordinary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Whites, Blacks
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Walpole, Sharon; Amendum, Steven; Pasquarella, Adrian; Strong, John Z.; McKenna, Michael C. – Elementary School Journal, 2017
We compared year-long gains in fluency and comprehension in grades 3-5 in 3 treatment and 4 comparison schools. Treatment schools implemented a comprehensive school reform (CSR) program called Bookworms. The program employed challenging text and emphasized high text volume, aggressive vocabulary and knowledge building, and contextualized strategy…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Perreau, Maria; Kingsbury, Lynette – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2017
The New Zealand "School Journal" was established in 1907 to provide reading material across the primary school curriculum. Linked to reforms of the school curriculum, the "School Journal" aimed to introduce curriculum content relevant to New Zealand children. With the outbreak of the First World War, however, the School Journal…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Reading Materials, Reading Material Selection
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Artman-Meeker, Kathleen; Grant, Thomas O.; Yang, Xueyan – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
In our increasingly diverse schools, teachers have a responsibility and an opportunity to help students see themselves and others through the lens of literature. There are few resources available to help teachers make decisions about what literature to choose and how to use that literature in relation to disability in the classroom. This article…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Consciousness Raising, Children
Fitzgerald, Jill; Elmore, Jeff; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Koons, Heather H.; Bowen, Kimberly; Sanford-Moore, Eleanor E.; Stenner, A. Jackson – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
The Common Core raises the stature of texts to new heights, creating a hubbub. The fuss is especially messy at the early grades, where children are expected to read more complex texts than in the past. But early-grades teachers have been given little actionable guidance about text complexity. The authors recently examined early-grades texts to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Reading Materials, Difficulty Level, Reading Achievement
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Orellana-Garcia, Pelusa; Sailors, Misty – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2016
In this study, we examine the social practices related to literacy in classrooms in Chile in order to examine school-based literacy practices. We also examined the constraints and affordances literacy learning offered Chilean students. Through our case study and cross-case analysis, we discovered that although the classrooms contained an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Influences, Literacy Education, Elementary Education
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Anzai, Shinobu – Educational Review, 2015
In 1947 the Fundamental Law of Education (FLE) defined the pacifist principles for post-war Japanese education and was revised in 2006 for the first time in nearly 60 years. The revised FLE stipulates the importance of teaching love for country and region and Japanese culture and traditions with special emphasis on moral education. Today, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Patriotism, Elementary Education, Moral Values
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