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Sackstein, Suzanne; Spark, Linda; Jenkins, Amy – South African Journal of Education, 2015
Recently, electronic books (e-books) have become prevalent amongst the general population, as well as students, owing to their advantages over traditional books. In South Africa, a number of schools have integrated tablets into the classroom with the promise of replacing traditional books. In order to realise the potential of e-books and their…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Livengood, Elisa J.; Chapman, Frank A. – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2009
No other food industry depends so heavily on a wild caught resource than those associated with aquatic food products. Domestication of fish, shellfish, and other aquatic resources production has lagged behind other terrestrial livestock products; however, demand for these aquatic natural resources has continued to increase dramatically. Teaching…
Descriptors: Food, Animals, Natural Resources, Agricultural Education
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Giess, SallyAnn; Rivers, Kenyatta O.; Kennedy, Kelly; Lombardino, Linda J. – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of an Orton-Gillingham-based reading instruction system, the Barton Reading and Spelling System (BRSS; Barton 2000), that was used as a supplemental reading instruction program for increasing the lower-level reading skills of a group of adolescents with persistent reading problems. Nine…
Descriptors: Phonics, Word Recognition, Spelling, Reading Difficulties
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Applebee, Arthur N.; Langer, Judith A.; Nystrand, Martin; Gamoran, Adam – American Educational Research Journal, 2003
This study examines the relationships between student literacy performance and discussion-based approaches to the development of understanding in 64 middle and high school English classrooms. A series of hierarchical linear models indicated that discussion-based approaches were significantly related to spring performance, controlling for fall…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Literacy, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods