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Al-Hilawani, Yasser A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2003
Metacognitive Performance of four groups of students (hearing high-achieving, hearing average-achieving, hearing underachieving, and deaf and hard of hearing) in first through third grade in the United Arab Emirates was examined and compared. Metacognition was measured using analyses of pictures depicting real-life problematic events, situations,…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Problem Solving, Metacognition
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Morris, Ronald V. – Social Studies, 2003
Children in two first-grade classes and their teachers decided to take an imaginary trip to Washington D.C. For three weeks, the first graders spent their afternoons on the project, and their simulated flight was the culminating activity of a unit on Washington, D.C. In this article, the author discusses several details of the activity,…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Transportation, Teaching Methods, Role Playing
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Wiest, Lynda R.; Olive, Melissa L.; Obenchain, Kathryn M. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2003
This article describes an investigation of the career-related experiences of 73 male K-2 teachers from across Nevada. Data were acquired and are discussed in three main categories: (1) perceived factors influencing men's initial choice to become a K-2 teacher; (2) perceived factors impacting men's present level of enjoyment in being a K-2 teacher;…
Descriptors: Young Children, Role Models, Males, Early Childhood Education
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Lake, Vickie E. – Early Child Development and Care, 2003
This qualitative study that allowed children to be the dominant voice examined children's stories of hope. Twenty-nine kindergarten children through to third graders were interviewed using familiar school items: story board, pictures, puppets, and so on. One elementary school, located in a large southwestern metropolitan city, was selected for…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Hill, Heather C.; Rowan, Brian; Ball, Deborah Loewenberg – American Educational Research Journal, 2005
This study explored whether and how teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching contributes to gains in students' mathematics achievement. The authors used a linear mixed-model methodology in which first and third graders' mathematical achievement gains over a year were nested within teachers, who in turn were nested within schools. They found…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Predictor Variables
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Ecalle, Jean; Magnan, Annie – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
The processes involved in the processing of phonological information (awareness and phonological recoding) now occupy a key position in the study of the acquisition of reading. The research performed in the field of learning to read have helped support the idea that the learning of writing is based on the ability to develop a phonological…
Descriptors: Speech, Oral Language, Grade 1, Nursery Schools
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Ju, Yoomi Choi; Cifuentes, Lauren – Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 2002
An artfully designed, 3-D computer-generated video story was created to demonstrate the mixing of primary colors to obtain secondary colors. Two research questions were explored in this research: Do artfully designed 3-D computer-generated video stories enhance learning or are such entertaining works a distraction from learning? And, do children…
Descriptors: Animation, Computer Graphics, Art Education, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Dyson, Anne Haas – Written Communication, 2002
This article offers a theoretical account of school literacy development that foregrounds the symbolic and social resources of childhood cultures. Drawing upon ethnographic data collected in an urban school site, this article illustrates how the playful childhood practices of a small group of young school children shaped their entry into school…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Writing (Composition), Ethnography, Young Children
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Langdon, Henriette W. – Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, 2002
This article focuses on factors that impact identification of and services for English-language learners (ELLs) with suspected language-learning disabilities. These factors include (a) home and school environments, (b) the school's philosophy, (c) instructional strategies, and (d) other contextual variables that affect language use. In addition,…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning
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Maridaki-Kassotaki, Katerina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
This study was designed to examine whether there is a relationship between phonological memory and reading ability in Greek-speaking children aged between 6 and 9 years. An additional aim of the study was to investigate whether training of phonological memory during preschool years enhances reading achievement during early school years. In…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Memory, Reading Ability, Greek
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Scheuer, Nora; de la Cruz, Monserrat; Pozo, Juan Ignacio – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
This study investigates four- to six-year-old children's conceptions of learning, by applying the lexicometric method to their oral responses to questions about their learning of drawing, in an individual interview at school. Interviews were videotaped and fully transcribed. Subjects were 26 children from a middle-class background attending…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Learning, Interviews
Hobday-Kusch, Jody; McVittie, Janet – Canadian Journal of Education, 2002
Using a post-structural, interpretive perspective, we studied children's humour in a grade-1 and -2 classroom. In this article, we report our observations of two boys who took on the role of "class clown." The boys used humour to negotiate power, which we defined as participation in discourse, taking on the role of class clowns and…
Descriptors: Males, Grade 1, Grade 2, Humor
Phillips, Linda M.; Leithead, Marion R.; Smith, Martha L. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2002
In this study we analyzed the use of children's literature in three widely used commercially published and literature-based reading programs for grades 1 to 6. On average, 37% of the literature selections had been previously published, with a range by publisher of 4% to 55%. These percentages are noticeably lower than those reported for American…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Childrens Literature, Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension
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Gersten, Russell; Beckmann, Sybilla; Clarke, Benjamin; Foegen, Anne; Marsh, Laurel; Star, Jon R.; Witzel, Bradley – What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
Students struggling with mathematics may benefit from early interventions aimed at improving their mathematics ability and ultimately preventing subsequent failure. This guide provides eight specific recommendations intended to help teachers, principals, and school administrators use Response to Intervention (RtI) to identify students who need…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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