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National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education. – 1991
Most of the federal government's support of disadvantaged young children has come through Head Start and Chapter 1 programs. Chapter 1 has mainly been used for pull-out remedial reading and mathematics programs in the elementary grades. The National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS/SDE) is…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Federal Programs, Preschool Education
Calfee, Robert – 1986
This paper discusses the concept of literacy and proposes several theses with regard to the difficulty experienced by youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds in acquiring literacy in present-day school environments. It recommends studies to explore the funding of programs designed to improve schools as educational organizations, rather than…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged, Economic Factors
Bushner, Diane E. – 1982
The change from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation Act raises issues concerning reading programs covered by the act. The purpose of both laws is to meet the special needs of educationally deprived children. The laws are similar in that they (1) promote teacher and parent involvement; (2) contain…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1991
Comments on the value of literature in a literature-based Chapter 1 classroom, and suggests types of literature that have been successful in this type of reading program. Reviews 26 trade books which would be useful in Chapter 1 literature-based instruction. (MG)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials
Hurley, Sandra R.; Wooden, Sharon L. – 1994
A study investigated the nature of reading difficulties from the perspective of sixth graders in a low-income school district on the border of New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. R. C. Bogdan and S. K. Biklin (1992) describe this style of research as an attempt to gain entry into the conceptual world of subjects to understand what meaning they…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, Ethnography
Mageau, Therese – Electronic Learning, 1990
Discusses the advantages of integrated learning systems (ILS)--i.e., networked computers running broad-based curriculum software with a management system that tracks student progress--and describes their evolution from programs primarily for Chapter 1 "at-risk" students to distributed networks for use by all students. Guidelines for…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Networks, Courseware
Palanki, Ameetha; And Others – 1992
Drawing from a broad-based review of relevant research and literature, this report outlines selected national, state, and local policy developments in 1991-92 related to the collaboration among family, school, and community. Specifically, the report examines policies related to interventions for infants and toddlers; family support; coordination…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
Anstrom, Kris – Directions in Language and Education, 1995
This report summarizes the results and impact of Title I and Chapter I reforms. In 1992-93, elementary and secondary students (n=6,403,054) participated in Chapter I in the United States; 17 percent of this population was limited English proficient (LEP). Although the program has helped many, educators and researchers have questioned the…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups
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Pogrow, Stanley – TechTrends, 1987
Describes the Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) Program, designed to develop thinking skills and improve academic achievement for disadvantaged students in grades four through six by using computers. Highlights include curriculum development, teacher training, and the development of new approaches to existing software. (LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Curriculum Development