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Lee, Valerie E.; Loeb, Susanna; Lubeck, Sally – Child Development, 1998
Used hierarchical linear modeling to explore the effects of the social context of Chapter 1 prekindergarten classrooms on 4-year-olds' learning. Found that children made smaller gains on the Preschool Inventory over the preschool year in classrooms with higher concentrations of minorities, children with special needs, recent immigrants, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education, Context Effect
Dimino, Joseph; Kolar, Christine – 1990
A 9-day study based on the framing strategy investigated the effects of using frames on low-performing students' (learning disabled or Chapter 1) comprehension of social studies text. Subjects were 14 fifth-graders from a large urban school district who were reading at least one year below grade level. All lessons were designed to involve students…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Cooperative Learning, High Risk Students, Instructional Effectiveness
Kaemper, Jack; Morse, Kathy – 1984
In the spring of 1979 and again in 1984, middle school and high school students who were participants in the Title I/Chapter 1 secondary school reading program in the Albuquerque Public Schools (NM), their parents, and regular classroom teachers completed questionnaires which helped provide information on their perceptions of the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Dropout Prevention, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Risk Students
Hershfield, Marlene – 1991
A practicum attempted to improve the low reading achievement of Chapter 1 students in a low socioeconomic fifth-grade class by implementing a self-esteem building program. Activities were designed in a workbook format to complement class instruction in self-esteem building exercises. An emphasis on critical thinking skills was incorporated into…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades
Yagi, Kan; And Others – 1986
The Portland (Oregon) Public Schools 1985-86 Chapter 1 Project included 68 public and nonpublic schools at elementary and secondary levels. About 7,500 students received supplementary support in basic skills, reading and/or math. The project included three programs: HOSTS, Prescription Learning, and Garden Variety or individual school-developed…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Disadvantaged
Center for Research on Elementary and Middle Schools, Baltimore, MD. – 1987
If schools improved the academic performance of at-risk students beginning in the early years and continuing through the elementary grades, this improvement would have multiple positive effects on student dropout, delinquency, pregnancy, substance abuse, and other behaviors. Early improvement of poor academic performance could greatly alleviate…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Cooperative Learning, Early Intervention
Ellsworth, J'Anne; Monahan, Alicia K. – 1991
This study analyzed the impact of the Developmental Discipline Management System (DD) on teaching effectiveness and student achievement in special needs classrooms. DD was developed as a human centered, systems approach to education. Its core philosophy was to help each child achieve self mastery and mastery of subjects and to help teachers feel…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Confidence Testing, Developmental Programs
Seda, Ileana – 1989
A study was conducted concerning the reduced and limited curricula which tests may represent. Observations were made at 18 different elementary and middle school classrooms in four school districts in central Pennsylvania during the language arts instructional period. All of the teachers were involved in promoting a holistic approach to literacy.…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Curriculum, Curriculum Research, Elementary Education
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Becker, Henry Jay – 1990
This paper reviews evaluation reports on the use of integrated learning systems (ILSs) in elementary and middle schools throughout the United States in light of the following questions: Do these systems work? Do students make more progress using an ILS than learning in "traditional" ways? Could the cost of software and equipment be…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Compensatory Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction
Seppanen, Patricia S.; And Others – 1993
The Observational Study of Early Childhood Programs, which examined 119 preschool programs in 5 states, was designed to describe the classroom experiences of economically or educationally disadvantaged 4-year-olds and to examine linkages between characteristics of early childhood programs and activities of children and teachers in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Day Care Effects, Disadvantaged Youth
Mehan, Hugh; And Others – 1985
This report describes a curriculum development program designed to address three problems associated with computer use in the schools: underutilization of the computer capabilities by overemphasis on basic skills instruction; stratified access to computers, or inequitable access based on race, sex, or income; and emphasis on teaching computer…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software
Rachal, Alice M. – 1991
The Chapter 1 reading and math program in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, is designed to meet the needs of educationally disadvantaged kindergarten through eighth-grade students at 11 project sites. Each of the identified 1,972 participating students receives approximately 50 minutes of direct supplemental reading and/or math instruction 5 days…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, High Risk Students, Mathematics Instruction
Bock, Joan – 1989
A study investigated how second-grade learners, identified as less proficient, continued their literacy learning in a whole language classroom. Subjects, six second-grade Chapter 1 students, were observed during independent reading time twice per week over a period of 8 months. Additional data collection procedures included participant…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research
Allington, Richard; And Others – 1985
A study was conducted to provide preliminary information on the nature of remedial reading instruction. Specifically, the study examined the focus of remedial instruction and the relationships of this instruction to the classroom reading program. In addition, it gathered data on what instructional activities remedial students missed when they left…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Education, Program Content
Brown, Minnette I. – 1990
This study investigated the effects of story mapping on reading comprehension. Subjects, 20 second-grade students of below-average reading achievement, were presented over a 10-week period with activities in story mapping utilizing a variety of story map frames. The Metropolitan Achievement Test was administered as a pre- and posttest. Results…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Grade 2, Primary Education, Reading Attitudes
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