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Szecsi, Tunde; Lashley, Tara; Nelson, Sydney; Sherman, Jill – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2017
This article reports on the findings of an empirical study that examined elementary school teachers' views about the English language learners' (ELLs) program placement assessment, and progress assessment. Specifically, the interviews in the study explored teachers' perspectives on the effectiveness of these assessments and the connection between…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Placement
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Chiang, Hanley; Walsh, Elias; Shanahan, Timothy; Gentile, Claudia; Maccarone, Alyssa; Waits, Tiffany; Carlson, Barbara; Rikoon, Samuel – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
Reading comprehension--the ability to understand the meaning of text--is a foundational ability that enables children to learn in school and throughout life. Children who struggle with reading comprehension in the third or fourth grade are at high risk for dropping out of school, with detrimental effects on their future employment, income, and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Language Acquisition, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education
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Oren, Meral; Jones, Ithel – International Education Studies, 2009
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships between child temperament, teacher-child relationships, and teacher-child interactions in four preschool classrooms. The preliminary analyses revealed classroom differences for all variables. In all the classrooms except one, the temperament factor Reactivity had positive and high…
Descriptors: Personality, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Reszka, Stephanie S.; Odom, Samuel L.; Hume, Kara A. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2012
One way to support the social engagement of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is by identifying features of natural environments that increase the likelihood of social interaction. This descriptive study was an examination of the (a) social engagement of 68 preschoolers with ASD in classrooms, (b) ecological features of classrooms that…
Descriptors: Autism, Student Participation, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
Sam, Ann; Reszka, Stephanie; Odom, Samuel; Hume, Kara; Boyd, Brian – Behavioral Disorders, 2015
Momentary time sampling, partial-interval recording, and event coding are observational coding methods commonly used to examine the social and challenging behaviors of children at risk for or with developmental delays or disabilities. Yet there is limited research comparing the accuracy of and relationship between these three coding methods. By…
Descriptors: Coding, Teaching Methods, Social Behavior, Peer Relationship
Douglas, Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Self-directed learning has contributed significantly to adult learners' personal and professional growth. Approximately 70% of adult learning is through a self-directed learning context (Heimstra, 2008). This quantitative correlational study involved an attempt to determine the nature of the relationship between situational, dispositional, and…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Foreign Countries
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Manfra, Louis; Squires, Christina; Dinehart, Laura H. B.; Bleiker, Charles; Hartman, Suzanne C.; Winsler, Adam – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The present study was designed to explore the association between preschool academic skills and Grade 3 achievement among a sample of ethnically diverse children from low-income families. Data were collected from a sample of 1,442 low-income, ethnically diverse children in preschool and associated with Grade 3 achievement in reading and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills