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Sharp, Laurie A.; Tiegs, Ali – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Learning through the fine arts possesses many benefits, yet efforts to address the arts within public schools, particularly rural schools, are insufficient. In an effort to support rural public schools in Texas, Window On a Wider World (WOWW) began providing fine arts enriched education programming in 2006 to area partner schools that serve…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Art Education, Enrichment Activities, Public Schools
Kuchle, Laura; Brown, Seth; Coukoulis, Nicholas – American Institutes for Research, 2018
The 3-year Pennsylvania Dyslexia Screening and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program (Pilot) began in 2015-16 (Year 1) with the kindergarten class of 2015-16 (Cohort 1). In 2016-17 (Year 2), the Pilot was implemented with Cohort 1 students, now in first grade, and a second cohort of kindergarteners (Cohort 2). A third cohort will be added in…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Screening Tests, Emergent Literacy, Early Intervention
Terrell-Smith, Nicole B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the correlation between student achievement, the financial health of a diverse sample of public Illinois elementary school districts, and their local wealth. Research suggested that the wealth of the district within itself does not affect student performance. Specific possible associated factors included instructional methods,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Educational Finance, School District Wealth
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Anyon, Yolanda; Lechuga, Chalane; Ortega, Debora; Downing, Barbara; Greer, Eldridge; Simmons, John – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2018
A growing body of research indicates that exclusionary school discipline practices disproportionately impact students of color. Some scholars have theorized that racial disparities likely vary across school sub-contexts, as implicit bias in perceptions of student behavior may be more influential in locations where students and adults have weaker…
Descriptors: Discipline, Referral, Student Characteristics, Race
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Mahalingappa, Laura; Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Polat, Nihat – Language and Education, 2018
This quasi-experimental study explores changes in preservice teachers' reported self-efficacy and knowledge of instructional strategies in supporting English language learners (ELLs) after participating in an electronic pen-pal project. Seventy-four preservice teachers (experimental = 35; control = 39) participated in this study. The intervention…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, English Language Learners, Teacher Student Relationship
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Hunter-Doniger, Tracey; Berlinsky, Robin – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
This article takes an analytical look at Engaging Creative Minds, a pilot community program geared to enrich learning of common core standards through a local artist-in-residence partnership with public schools. This program was designed to increase the level of engagement and student growth in classes that typically relied on rote memory and…
Descriptors: Art, Studio Art, Artists, Art Education
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Sagirli, Muhittin; Okur, Burçin – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The aim of this study was to analyse perceptions of fourth grade primary school students on their reading ability. In study, screening model was used as a quantitative research method. The sample of this research was selected by convenience sampling. The sample consisted of 556 fourth grade students who received education in 8 public schools in…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills, Public Schools
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Quinto Romani, A.; Klausen, T. B. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
It has been claimed that physical activity has a positive effect on not only health but also on school performance. Using data from a randomised school-intervention study, this paper investigates whether different interventions promoting physical activity affect school performance in primary school children. The results indicate that on average,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Academic Achievement, Intervention
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Souroulla, Andry Vrachimi; Panayiotou, Georgia – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The Hellenic WISC-III (Wechsler, 1997) is currently the only standardized and officially published tool for the assessment of the intelligence of children and adolescents in Greece. The test is also used with caution in Cyprus, among Greek speakers, but no specific norms exist for use in this country. The purpose of this study was to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Intelligence Tests, Greek
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Aldosari, Ali; Alsultan, Muneerah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
In bilingualism there are rigorous arguments among researches on the inclusion of second language in early phases of L1 education. While some researchers support such inclusion, others advise that doing so might adversely affect the first language. In the context where this study was conducted (Saudi Arabia), despite the heated debate on…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Females, Diagnostic Tests, Native Language
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Maiwa, Jeniffer Chepkoech; Ngeno, Godfrey – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The process of having inclusive education in Kenya has been very slow for children with special needs yet many of these children are still at home and have attained school going age. The purpose of this study was to assess teacher competencies in handling physically challenged pupils in public primary schools in Kericho County. The study was…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Statistical Analysis
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Kuo, Nai-Cheng – Journal of Educational Issues, 2017
The Department of Justice has a responsibility to ensure that all programs serving students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) abide by laws, as do state governments. This study took a close look at a Department of Justice's investigation of the appropriateness of a behavior intervention program (that is, the Georgia Network for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Compliance (Legal)
Newman, Je-Nata Kennedy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationship between principals' perceptions of their transformational leadership behaviors and academic achievement in the areas of reading, math, science, and social studies in South Carolina public elementary schools. The theoretical framework for this research was provided…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Transformational Leadership, Correlation
De Nigris, Rosemarie Previti – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The hypothesis of the study was explicit gradual release of responsibility comprehension instruction (GRR) (Pearson & Gallagher, 1983; Fisher & Frey, 2008) with the researcher-created Story Grammar Code (SGC) strategy would significantly increase third graders' comprehension of narrative fiction and nonfiction text. SGC comprehension…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Story Grammar, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
Zegarski, Cassandra Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The benefits of involvement in early childhood education have been researched from many different perspectives to show how children achieve social, emotional, and academic gains when they participate in a pre-kindergarten program. The purpose of this non-experimental quantitative study was to assess how attending a pre-kindergarten program in a…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Benefits, Rural Schools, Public Schools
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