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Kewaza, Samuel; Welch, Myrtle I. – Online Submission, 2013
Research on reading has established that reading is a pivotal discipline and early literacy development dictates later reading success. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate challenges encountered with reading pedagogy, teaching materials, and teachers' attitudes towards teaching reading in crowded primary classes in Kampala,…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary Schools
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Walan, Susanne; Mc Ewen, Birgitta; Gericke, Niklas – Education 3-13, 2016
Studies of inquiry- and context-based science education (IC-BaSE) have shown that teachers find these approaches problematic. In this study, 12 primary school teachers' reflections on challenges related to IC-BaSE are explored. The aim of the study was to investigate which challenges primary teachers experience when working with IC-BaSE and how…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Content Analysis, Portfolios (Background Materials)
Wood, Christina – George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2005
Virtual schools make available a world of new courses from obscure electives to advanced placement classes that challenge students intellectually and open up new doors educationally. Thanks to the anytime, anywhere nature of online courses, students with a range of special circumstances (from health issues to job or family constraints) don?t have…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Secondary Education, High School Students, Online Courses
Griggs, Richard A., Ed.; Jackson, Sherri L., Ed. – Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2011
This book follows in the footsteps of the first three volumes in the "Handbook for Teaching Introductory Psychology" series. In the prefaces to these volumes, the various editors all stressed two major points relevant to the development of this series. These comments also apply to this book. First, introductory psychology is one of the most…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Psychology, Introductory Courses, College Instruction
Gould, Marge Christensen – 2002
Developed for at-risk youth and designed to help all students experience success in school and in the real world, this curriculum guide is presented in a large-size, loose-leaf format for easy access and use. The guide features a flexible, six-semester curriculum that builds literacy skills in students while developing their core worker…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English Curriculum, High Schools, Instructional Innovation
MCGUIRE, MARION L. – 1967
THE FOURTH-GRADE READING PROGRAMS IN 285 PUBLIC, PAROCHIAL, AND PRIVATE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOLS WERE SURVEYED TO IDENTIFY THE POLICIES, PROGRAMS, MATERIALS, PERSONNEL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS THAT AFFECT PRIMARY GRADE READING INSTRUCTION. STATE-TESTING-PROGRAM SCORES WERE USED TO COMPARE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF 20 READING TREATMENTS. A QUESTIONNAIRE…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy, Environmental Influences, Grade 4
Meier, Deborah – 1995
At Central Park East (CPE) schools in East Harlem, New York City, 90 percent of students graduate from high school and 90 percent of those go on to college. Starting with the CPE success story, this book shows why good education is possible for all children, and why public education is vital to the future of our democracy. Begun in the mid-1970s,…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation