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Ascher, Carol; Flaxman, Erwin – 1988
Recent evaluations of Federal compensatory education programs funded by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I, and maintained by the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981, Chapter 1, point to qualified effectiveness in the targeting of services, program structures, and classroom arrangements for increasing the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Delivery Systems, Educationally Disadvantaged
Moilanen, Carolyn – 1987
Project SEED (Special Elementary Education for the Disadvantaged) is a supplementary mathematics program which applies Socratic discovery methods to mathematics instruction. It was implemented in 10 fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms in Portland to improve mathematics achievement and increase students' esteem for mathematics learning. Student…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
Powell, Ronald J.; And Others – 1991
This report documents efforts to develop instruments for data-gathering and to train field staff in the use of the instruments, as part of a feasibility study designed to validate a conceptual framework that describes the elements of California's special education prereferral and alternative assessment procedures for ethno-linguistically diverse…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods
Bailey, Alison, L.; Butler, Frances A.; LaFramenta, Charmien; Ong, Christine – US Department of Education, 2004
This report details an exploratory study that employs qualitative methods to characterize the academic language used by teachers and students in 4th and 5th grade mainstream science classrooms. Teacher oral language, and to some degree student talk, was observed during content instruction. This type of data allows for a broad descriptive…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Science Instruction, Academic Discourse, Discourse Analysis
Bender, William N.; Golden, Lorri B. – Learning Disabilities Research, 1989
Two elementary teachers rated 91 learning-disabled students (56 mainstreamed and 35 in self-contained classes) using the Weller-Strawser Scales of Adaptive Behavior. Results indicated that personality variables and problem behavior were related to teachers' perceptions of the ability of learning-disabled students to adapt to the classroom.…
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Behavior Problems, Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities
Achilles, C. M.; DuVall, Lloyd – 1983
Pupils at three elementary schools and one junior high school among Area 1 inner-city schools of St. Louis Missouri, were identified as scoring well below norms on standardized tests. An effort to change the educational programs at these schools netted financial support and the creation of Project SHAL (named for the schools involved). Inservice…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Testing, Educational Change
Tasker, Ross; Osborne, Roger – 1980
The Learning in Science Project identified the learner as the key perspective for in-depth study into problems and difficulties in the teaching and learning of science at the 10- to 14-year-old level. Two complementary research foci were established to explore this viewpoint: (1) interviewing children using strategies designed to establish various…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Comprehension
Biddulph, Fred – 1982
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--focused on science teaching/learning in New Zealand primary schools. Project goals included the identification of major problems of classroom teaching and learning and the study of factors which promote or limit individual children's learning of science. This…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
Herbert, Martin; Dougherty, Knowles – 1983
This report is essentially a "map" of the available reports prepared to evaluate the Comprehensive School Mathematics Program (CSMP) over a nine-year period. These evaluations were conducted during the development and pilot testing of CSMP by an evaluation staff independent of the program developers and guided by an external evaluation…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Elementary Education
Osborne, Roger; And Others – 1982
The Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--was designed to investigate the teaching and learning of science in the primary school. This paper summarizes the work undertaken and the findings obtained during the first 9 months of the project. During the first 6 months, an exploratory phase, similar to the original Learning in Science…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
Saunders, Nancy G.; Malm, Loren D.; Malone, Bobby G.; Nay, Fred W.; Oliver, Brad E.; Thompson, Jay C., Jr. – 1997
This study examined student attitudes toward interactions with class members on an Internet site supplementing a multimedia graduate-level distance learning course at Ball State University (Indiana). The course, "Elementary School Curriculum" was taught in a studio classroom (of 13 students) and transmitted to five distant sites…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Course Evaluation
Brown, Robert Stewart; And Others – 1989
The "Habitat" learning system was designed by TVOntario's Children's Programming department for junior-level students. It consists of 20 programs (each 15 minutes long), a teacher's guide, and a magazine for students. Three major objectives of the series were to (1) instruct children in scientific principles relating to habitats; (2)…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation
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Bressoux, Pascal; Bianco, Maryse – Oxford Review of Education, 2004
Many studies have demonstrated that a teacher has a substantial impact on how much pupils learn. However, research on the long-term effects of teachers is scarce, and the results obtained so far are inconsistent. Some studies have concluded that teacher effects are relatively permanent, while others claim that they fade away more or less rapidly…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
Peterson, Susan K.; And Others – 1989
This study evaluated the generally recommended concrete-to-abstract hierarchy for presenting a new skill, with three students with learning disabilities in grades 1, 2, and 4. The three subjects enrolled in the Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program's classroom housed on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. Following…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Biddulph, Fred; And Others – 1984
Two booklets were developed by the Learning in Science Project (primary)--LISP(P)--to help teachers adopt an approach to science teaching which would enhance children's understanding of floating and sinking; the strategy enables teachers to reconceptualize their teaching task from activity-driven, didactic teaching to conceptual-change teaching.…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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