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Valdes, Guadalupe; Capitelli, Sarah; Alvarez, Laura – Teachers College Press, 2010
This timely and incisive book examines the ways in which English language proficiencies develop in newly arrived immigrant students. Beginning by describing the challenges faced by children who currently attend segregated schools in many parts of the country, the authors offer a detailed account of the developing English language proficiencies of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Second Language Learning, Immigrants, English (Second Language)
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Keengwe, Jared, Ed.; Onchwari, Grace, Ed. – IGI Global, 2014
As the American immigrant population continues to expand, immigrant children and children of immigrants are entering the public school system. To be most effective, new teaching pedagogies must take cultural diversity into account. "Cross-Cultural Considerations in the Education of Young Immigrant Learners" explores some of the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Children, Public Schools, Cultural Differences
Duschl, Richard A., Ed.; Schweingruber, Heidi A., Ed.; Shouse, Andrew W., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2007
What is science for a child? How do children learn about science and how to do science? Drawing on a vast array of work from neuroscience to classroom observation, "Taking Science to School" provides a comprehensive picture of what we know about teaching and learning science from kindergarten through eighth grade. By looking at a broad range of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Science Education, Teacher Education, Scientific Concepts
Dong, Nianbo – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
This paper is based on previous studies in applying propensity score methods to study multiple treatment variables to examine the causal moderator effect. The propensity score methods will be demonstrated in a case study to examine the causal moderator effect, where the moderators are categorical and continuous variables. Moderation analysis is an…
Descriptors: Probability, Statistical Analysis, Case Studies, Intervention
Lytras, Miltiadis D., Ed.; Gasevic, Dragan, Ed.; Ordonez de Pablos, Patricia, Ed.; Huang, Weihong, Ed. – IGI Publishing, 2008
With the shift towards the knowledge society, the change of working conditions, and the high-speed evolution of information and communication technologies, peoples' knowledge and skills need continuous updating. Learning based on collaborative working, creativity, multidisciplinarity, adaptiveness, intercultural communication, and problem solving…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Programming
Katehi, Linda, Ed.; Pearson, Greg, Ed.; Feder, Michael, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2009
Engineering education in K-12 classrooms is a small but growing phenomenon that may have implications for engineering and also for the other STEM subjects--science, technology, and mathematics. Specifically, engineering education may improve student learning and achievement in science and mathematics, increase awareness of engineering and the work…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Technological Literacy, Educational Change
Klein, Lisa; Knitzer, Jane – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2007
Language and literacy skills are critical to success in school. For low-income preschoolers, increasing early literacy and math skills is vital to closing the achievement gap between them and their more advantaged peers. New research shows that an intentional curriculum and professional development and supports for teachers are important…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Low Income, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Skills
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Malone, Lizabeth M.; Cabili, Charlotte; Henderson, Jamila; Esposito, Andrea Mraz; Coolahan, Kathleen; Henke, Juliette; Asheer, Subuhi; O'Toole, Meghan; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Boller, Kimberly – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
This report contains resources to help researchers and policymakers review measures used in NCEE evaluations of educational interventions. The measures included in the Compendium are applicable to settings for preschool through grade 12. The Compendium discusses criteria and their importance in selecting measures for assessing intervention impacts…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Measurement Techniques, Profiles
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Foorman, Barbara; Beyler, Nicholas; Borradaile, Kelley; Coyne, Michael; Denton, Carolyn A.; Dimino, Joseph; Furgeson, Joshua; Hayes, Lynda; Henke, Juliette; Justice, Laura; Keating, Betsy; Lewis, Warnick; Sattar, Samina; Streke, Andrei; Wagner, Richard; Wissel, Sarah – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2016
The goal of this practice guide is to offer educators specific, evidence-based recommendations for teaching foundational reading skills to students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. This guide is a companion to the existing practice guide, "Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade", and as a set, these guides…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Boller, Kimberly; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Malone, Lizabeth M.; Baxter, Gail P.; West, Jerry – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
This report contains resources to help researchers and policymakers review measures used in NCEE evaluations of educational interventions. The measures included in the Compendium are applicable to settings for preschool through grade 12. The Compendium discusses criteria and their importance in selecting measures for assessing intervention impacts…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness
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Cullen, Joy L.; Haworth, Penelope Anne; Simmons, Heather; Schimanski, Liz; McGarva, Pam; Kennedy, Eileen – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2009
This article discusses six teaching strategies identified by teacher-researchers as supporting their goal to improve learning and teaching for all children in the intercultural setting of a kindergarten in "Aotearoa" New Zealand. As a Centre of Innovation, the kindergarten received government funding for a 3-year action research project…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Action Research, Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Education
Pianta, Robert C., Ed.; Cox, Martha J., Ed.; Snow, Kyle L., Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2007
The follow-up to Pianta & Cox's groundbreaking "The Transition to Kindergarten," this book updates readers on what has happened in early childhood education in the past seven years; clarifies influential changes in demographics, policies, and practices; and describes promising early education programs and policies. More than 30 highly respected…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Educational Policy
Berlin, Donna F., Ed.; White, Arthur L., Ed. – International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education (NJ3), 2010
The chapters in this book reflect the work of science and mathematics educators who have worked for many years at the international level. As members of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education, their work provides readers with issues, models, practices, and research results that have applicability and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Research and Development, Mathematics Education
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Li, Yuen-Ling – Educational Action Research, 2008
Research literature has long indicated that action research may stimulate practitioners themselves to actively evaluate the quality of their practice. This study is designed to report the use of action research for the development of early years professional practice by analyzing the pre-project and the post-project video-filmed teaching events.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Literature, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Characteristics
Miller, Edward; Almon, Joan – Alliance for Childhood (NJ3a), 2009
Kindergarten has changed significantly in the last two decades: children now spend more time being taught and tested on literacy and math skills than they do learning through play and exploration, exercising their bodies, and using their imaginations. Many kindergartens use highly prescriptive curricula geared to new state standards and linked to…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, State Standards, Standardized Tests
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