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Neuman, Susan B. – Elementary School Journal, 2017
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to examine the influence of a book distribution program targeted at enhancing children's exposure to information books. The research examined whether a flood of information books in early childhood settings, placing libraries in a central role, could affect growth in language, content-related…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Books, Early Childhood Education, Library Role
Neuman, Susan B. – Educational Leadership, 2016
"Data-drive instruction can distort the way reading is taught, harming the students who need high-quality instruction the most," Susan B. Neuman concludes from her research team's two years of observation in nine low-income New York City schools. She describes how some students are reminded that they are "failures" every day by…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Teaching Methods, Educational Theories
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Neuman, Susan B. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2016
Opportunity to learn reflects the quality of resources, school conditions, and curriculum necessary to enable students to achieve. It has long been recognized that such opportunities differ significantly for low-income students compared to their middle-income peers and contribute powerfully to education inequities across our country. This article…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Educational Environment
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Delaney, Katherine K.; Neuman, Susan B. – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: Educational policy is informed by multiple stakeholders and actors. Research has focused on understanding how policy decisions are informed and made, as well as how teachers and school leaders take up these policies in their practice. However, few researchers have examined how educational policy is framed for the larger public…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Access to Education, Preschool Education, Mass Media Effects
Neuman, Susan B. – Albert Shanker Institute, 2014
The Preschool Educational Environment Rating System (PEERS) is a measure designed to examine the quality of instruction in preschool settings. Unlike other rating scales, it not only measures the environment, it also examines both how teachers construct their classroom for instruction and the quality of the enactment of instruction. Designed on…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Educational Environment
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Neuman, Susan B. – Educational Leadership, 2014
Universal preschool has the potential to close the knowledge gap--but only if we consider how to best teach preschoolers. Unbridled enthusiasm for universal preschool must be balanced with thoughtful consideration of what goes on in these classrooms, and what activities will most support children's learning. Content-centered classrooms help…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Neuman, Susan B. – Educational Leadership, 2013
Philadelphia is an economically diverse city, but its neighborhoods remain economically segregated. Some children live in luxurious row houses; others, in decaying buildings. The neighborhoods in which children often dictate how much exposure to print they experience in their early years, as well how much and what type of adult support they…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Economic Impact, Social Indicators, Poverty
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Delaney, Katherine K.; Neuman, Susan B. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Although the randomized controlled trial has been regarded as the "sine qua non" in recent years, we argue that understanding contexts for teacher practice is a critical factor in the implementation of intervention, but has often been overlooked in educational research design. In this paper, we argue that randomized trials may not be…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Intervention, Educational Research
Celano, Donna C.; Neuman, Susan B. – Educational Leadership, 2016
Because English language learners enter kindergarten at a distinct disadvantage, Celano and Neuman examine the role public libraries can play in rallying around these young children to better prepare them for school. The authors document a new program called Every Child Ready to Read, which recently launched in 4,000 public libraries across the…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, English Language Learners, School Readiness, Library Role
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Neuman, Susan B.; Kaefer, Tanya; Pinkham, Ashley M. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
There is a virtual consensus regarding the types of language processes, interactions, and material supports that are central for young children to become proficient readers and writers (Shanahan et al., 2008). In this study, we examine these supports in both home and school contexts during children's critical transitional kindergarten year.…
Descriptors: Children, Low Income Groups, Poverty, Interaction
Celano, Donna C.; Neuman, Susan B. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
The Every Child Ready to Read program encourages parents to interact with their children using the five practices of early literacy: singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing. The program is reaching children in high-need communities who are likely to enter school less prepared their wealthier peers. Every Child Ready to Read has found that…
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Role, Public Libraries, Young Children
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Neuman, Susan B.; Pinkham, Ashley; Kaefer, Tanya – Early Education and Development, 2015
The purpose of this study was to support teachers' child-directed language and student outcomes by enhancing the educative features of an intervention targeted to vocabulary, conceptual development and comprehension. Using a set of design heuristics (Davis & Krajcik, 2005), our goal was to support teachers' professional development within the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Preschool Education, Preschool Curriculum, Faculty Development
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Roskos, Kathleen; Neuman, Susan B. – Reading Teacher, 2013
Joseph Schwab, a curriculum theorist, described four commonplaces, or universals, of teaching: content, students, milieu and teachers. This article considers how the Reading Standards of the ELA-CCSS are shaping these commonplaces in the teaching of reading. The organization of the Reading Standards, for example, focuses on two broad grade bands,…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, State Standards, Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education
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Neuman, Susan B.; Roskos, Kathleen – Reading Teacher, 2013
Adopted by 45 states, the Common Core State Standards are now in full implementation throughout the country. Parents need to be informed about these new rigorous, college-and career-ready standards in order to support their children's learning and development. As critical partners in children's education, this article highlights some of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Core Curriculum, Parent Education, Academic Standards
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Neuman, Susan B.; Kaefer, Tanya – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This study was designed to experimentally examine how supplemental vocabulary instruction provided in either whole-group or small-group settings influences low-income preschoolers' word knowledge and conceptual development. Using a within-subject design, 108 preschool children from 12 Head Start classrooms participated in an 8-week intervention,…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Large Group Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Low Income Groups
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