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Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Kainz, Kirsten; Hedrick, Amy; Ginsberg, Marnie; Amendum, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
This study evaluated whether the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI), a classroom teacher professional development program delivered through webcam technology literacy coaching, could provide rural classroom teachers with the instructional skills to help struggling readers progress rapidly in early reading. Fifteen rural schools were randomly…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education, Reading Difficulties
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Blanks, Brooke – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2013
The purpose of this study was to understand general education teachers' experiences with a school-wide effort to increase the use of evidence-based teaching practices that were highlighted through a professional development workshop in evidence-based reading instruction. A qualitative case study method was used to describe the experiences of five…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Evidence Based Practice, Reading Instruction, Kindergarten
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Eppler, Marion A.; Ironsmith, Marsha; Dingle, Stephanie H.; Errickson, Marissa A. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2011
Freshman honors students in a service-learning course tutored low-income English Language Learning kindergartners, first-, and second-graders in reading. We conducted two separate data collections, one assessing college students' attitudes and motives (Study 1) and one exploring the benefits for elementary school children (Study 2). We measured…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Social Attitudes