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Little, Stephanie Lane – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Quality elementary physical education programs recognize the changing development and movement abilities of children (NASPE, 2007). Educational dance within these programs provides opportunities to engage in developmentally appropriate rhythmic activities. Research to date provides modest information for physical educators regarding what rhythmic…
Descriptors: Physical Education, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis
Bell, Athene Cooper – ProQuest LLC, 2012
A formative design experiment methodology was employed to investigate the acquisition of early reading skills for high school English language learners (ELLs) beginning to read English. A fundamental challenge facing high school ELLs entering schools in the United States for the first time is learning how to read. While there is considerable…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Reading Skills, High School Students, Evaluation Methods
Strong, Robert Marvin – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study is to build upon our understanding of the place and value of writing in the advanced foreign language curriculum. Specifically, the study examines how students in writing-intensive Spanish-major courses are affected by the writing-intensive (WI) requirement at the University of Minnesota. Writing-Across-the-Curriculum…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Rhetoric, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning