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Smith, Matthew David; Rodriguez, Arturo – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2011
In this paper we weave lived experiences, those of a bilingual social studies teacher at a middle school in a large city in the Southwestern US, with critical theory/pedagogy and bilingual education. The purpose of this paper is to present an articulation of the practice of critical pedagogy in a bilingual educational context principally under the…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Federal Legislation, Bilingual Education, Urban Areas
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Weber, Christine – Voices from the Middle, 2010
Weber issues a challenge to teachers grappling with the demands (and failures) of NCLB, and asks them to make certain that advanced and gifted readers are not left behind. To that end, she shares characteristics of gifted readers, ways to support them, and tips for teaching that will result in doing "a much better job of providing appropriate…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods, Special Needs Students
Duncan-Owens, Deborah – Principal, 2009
"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life." This popular Chinese proverb is an apt metaphor for the dilemma faced by principals and curriculum coordinators when deciding whether to purchase a scripted commercial reading program. Although a scripted reading program may solve…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading, Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Kinniburgh, Leah H.; Shaw, Edward L. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act (2001) placed pressure on elementary teachers to raise standardized test scores in reading and mathematics. Unfortunately, the focus on reading and math has led to reduced time for science instruction. Mandatory standardized testing in science began in elementary schools across the United States in 2007. Instructing…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Science Instruction
National Assessment Governing Board, 2008
This document sets forth the design of a test of reading comprehension. The exam requires students to read passages of written English text--either literary or informational--and to answer questions about what they have read. In some cases, the questions deal with facts in the text or vocabulary. In other cases, a complete answer requires a clear…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Federal Legislation, State Standards
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Dieker, Lisa A.; Ousley, Denise M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2006
The focus of this article is to provide practical tools to assist secondary special educators and English teachers to more effectively meet the needs of students with disabilities in the area of English/Language Arts. The articles focuses on ideas that emerged as two teacher educators brought together 6-12 English and special education preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Reading Difficulties, Reading Materials, Performance Based Assessment
Shannon, Patrick, Ed.; Edmondson, Jacqueline, Ed. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2005
This collection of articles delivers the knowledge and insights one needs to understand policymaking at many levels, by reviewing viewpoints in categories: (1) Policy-driven research; (2) Policy communications research; and (3) Critical policy research. Educators can use this book to learn how to analyze policy issues, engage in policymaking with…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Statistical Analysis, Reading Materials, Reading Research
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Walker-Dalhouse, Doris – Reading Horizons, 2005
This article presents an overview of five key issues: access to materials; student motivation; teacher preparation; instructional practices; and parent-teacher-student relationships, that must be addressed in effecting change in the academic performance of African-American students. These issues are deemed important if the No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teaching Methods, African American Children, Student Motivation
Lewis, Anne C. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2004
Summertime is traditionally a time to relax, reflect on the school year past, plan for the coming year ahead, tune in or tune out the political rhetoric, and catch up on reading. To aid in the last effort, Anne C. Lewis, a national education policy writer, wanted to continue a little tradition she started a couple of years ago and suggest some…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Reading Materials, Books, Federal Legislation
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Harer, John B.; Huber, C. Edward – College and Research Libraries, 1982
Discusses the lack of consensus among library administrators concerning the intent of the Copyright Act of 1976 with respect to photocopying of materials for use by academic library reserve rooms, and reports on the results of a survey of 37 Virginia academic libraries concerning their reserve room photocopying practices. (JL)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Copyrights, Federal Legislation, Guidelines