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Huhn, Christina; Davis-Wiley, Patricia – Dimensions, 2023
Multi-level classes, classrooms that incorporate multiple levels of learners simultaneously, have existed for decades, yet have received little scholarly attention with respect to world language programs. This article presents a review of relevant literature on the topic and reports an analysis of the data from a national survey of U.S. K-16 world…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Language Teachers, Language Proficiency
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García, Paul A.; Moser, Kelly M.; Davis-Wiley, Patricia – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
This study reports the findings of a national survey on PreK-12 world language teacher development (WLTD), and was conducted in order to assist the profession as simultaneously it confronts the intersecting challenges of a nationwide world language (WL) teacher shortage, strives to meet new teacher preparation standards, and ensures the future of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Education
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Moser, Kelly M.; García, Paul A.; Davis-Wiley, Patricia; Hernández, Todd A. – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
In an era of long-standing world language teacher shortages, the preservice mentoring process has become even more critical. Using data from a national survey, this study provides a profile of PreK-12 world language cooperating teachers (CTs) and shares their beliefs about and perspectives on the teacher candidates with whom they work, their…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Mentors, Faculty Development, Preschool Education
Davis-Wiley, Patricia; Miller, Roy V. – Learning Languages, 2013
Among the reported proven positive results of early world Language (WL) study are improved cognitive abilities and "higher achievement test scores in reading and math" (Stewart: 11), which are expected student performance outcomes for the Common Core Standards. The future viability of Foreign Language in Elementary Schools (FLES)…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Davis-Wiley, Patricia; Miller, Roy V. – Learning Languages, 2010
The present research study was conducted to explore how structured Spanish instruction (30 minutes, twice a week, for a semester) impacts the level of class participation and on-task behavior and the reading fluency rate of a group of self-contained, special needs, elementary school children (grades K-5). Data for this mixed methodology study were…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Fluency, Elementary School Students
Davis-Wiley, Patricia – 1994
This paper presents results of a tri-level evaluation of an on-going elementary school second language Foreign Language Experience (FLEX) program and explores the potential efficacy of such a program as viewed by the learners, their parents, and the regular classroom teachers. The program was begun in Spring 1982 in kindergarten and first grade in…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Parent Attitudes, Questionnaires
Davis-Wiley, Patricia – 1993
This paper describes a tri-level model of supervision of secondary teaching interns at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and presents research evaluating its efficacy. The supervision model involved the following elements: (1) the university supervisor met with the interns once per week, discussing such topics as lesson planning, assessment…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Cooperating Teachers, Extended Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education
Davis-Wiley, Patricia; And Others – 1995
Several studies have found that an inordinate amount of potential instructional time is lost in the American secondary school classroom. This paper briefly overviews the history and types of block scheduling in secondary schools and presents findings of a study that examined the perceptions of administrators and teachers in two large eastern…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, Flexible Scheduling, High Schools, Scheduling
Davis-Wiley, Patricia; Cozart, Angela – 1996
The block schedule is fast becoming the new instructional delivery format of choice for the 1990s in American secondary schools. This paper presents findings of a study that examined the effects of changing from a six-period day to a four-block schedule on two large high schools in Knox County, Tennessee. Part I of the study examined the…
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Curriculum Design, High Schools, Parent Attitudes
Davis-Wiley, Patricia; Cozart, Angela Crespo – 1998
This paper discusses a study on the efficacy of co-teaching; reviews related literature on the topic of co-teaching at all levels (noting benefits, drawbacks, and necessary elements); presents the results of an open-ended survey conducted with students who were team-taught; and presents the co-teachers' reflections on the experience. The research…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Graduate Students, Graduate Study
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George, Marshall A.; Davis-Wiley, Patricia – College Teaching, 2000
Describes the authors' experience team teaching a graduate school clinical research course for students concentrating in secondary teaching. Examines the team planning process, actual team teaching, and team grading and evaluation. Most students responded positively to the approach. Each instructor also wrote a reflective piece on the experience.…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Course Evaluation, Course Organization, Graduate Study