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Marcos, Kathleen – 1997
The brochure, intended for the parents of children in elementary school or younger, answers common questions about second language learning and instruction for children. In question-and-answer form, the following issues are addressed: the benefits of knowing a second language; why it is better for a child to learn a second language in elementary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Educational Benefits, Elementary Education
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Leith, Chad; Rose, Elena; King, Tony – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
To create a classroom learning community in which all students are engaged and inspired, a mathematics teacher's mastery of the content must be matched by an awareness of the needs of individual students and an understanding of the instructional strategies that will enable all learners to develop their mathematical knowledge and skills. Yet when…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Immigrants
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Martin, Christopher – Democracy & Education, 2018
To what extent should the child's point of view be included when a political community endeavors to make just decisions, and why? Democrats are committed to a principle of political inclusion grounded in equal respect for persons. Yet we regularly deny children the right to vote and we often just assume that the citizens doing the hard work of…
Descriptors: Democracy, Inclusion, Democratic Values, Children
Craig, Jeffrey Carl – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation has seven chapters. In chapter one, I discuss through why I am doing this dissertation, my positionality, and how I learned from and with all of my committee members. Chapter two is where I situate my dissertation study through developing a social theory of quantitative literacy by translating a social theory of literacy (Barton…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Numeracy, Social Theories, Epistemology
Rosheim, Kay Carpenter – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The institution of schooling can be an anxiety provoking space for some students (Reda, 2009; White, 2011). One in every five children has mental health illnesses, and anxiety disorders are the most frequent condition (Merikangas, Nakamura, & Kessler, 2009). Teachers are in the unique position of being able to observe students' variations in…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Student Characteristics, Action Research, Elementary School Students
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Roepke, Tena L.; Gallagher, Debra K. – Mathematics Teacher, 2015
Mathematics preservice teachers often complain vehemently about their required content-area reading courses. They ask such questions as, "Why do I have to worry about literacy when I'm going to be a mathematics teacher?" or "How will this ever help me in my mathematics classes?" or "When will I ever have time for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Content Area Reading, Literacy
Zinck, Gerald W. – Online Submission, 2017
In the Japanese English education system, a distinct disconnect exists between the elementary and secondary education curricula. Elementary schools across Japan offer English classes, but adjusting to junior high English classes is often difficult for students. While the Japanese government reformed junior high school tests to aid student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Elementary School Curriculum
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Aclan, Eunice M.; Aziz, Noor Hashima Abdul – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
Vocabulary, the backbone of any language including English, is foundational for listening, speaking, reading and writing. These four macro-skills are necessary not only in gaining knowledge as English is the language to access major information sources particularly the World Wide Web but also in the demanding globalized workplace. Vocabulary is…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Debate
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Palevich, Megan O'Reilly; Honeck, Ellen – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Schools are leveraging technology to enhance learning in the classroom at an exponential rate. According to "Education Week," public schools are spending nearly $3 billion per year on digital content and on average provide one computer for every five students. The typical classroom experience for many students now includes the use of…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education
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Neumann, Susanne – Physics Teacher, 2014
During the last few years teaching physics, I have noticed that my students are becoming more and more interested in the topic of radiation. Mobile phones, modern game consoles, and WiFi--all of these devices involving some kind of radiation are part of our students' everyday lives. Students are also frequently confronted in the media with…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Radiation, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
Young, Hollie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This research is a collection of three studies that aim to better understand what it might mean for a White teacher to do right by her Black students in a mathematics classroom. By using a practitioner research design, I examine my own teaching in an all Black seventh grade low track mathematics class in an urban school. In the first study I…
Descriptors: Whites, Teacher Role, African American Students, Mathematics Instruction
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Leventhal, John M.; Murphy, Janet L.; Asnes, Andrea G. – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2010
Objective: To describe a clinical approach to the recognition of overt and latent concerns of parents and children when children are evaluated for suspected sexual abuse by medical examiners. Method: Description of a clinical approach. Results: We describe 10 concerns-six of parents: (1) should we believe our child?; (2) worries about the child's…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Medical Evaluation, Parents
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Barber, Karen Slikas – TESOL in Context, 2014
Much has been written about the importance of extensive reading for the development of language fluency, yet it is not often an activity of choice by students as a means of improving language learning. Many of my multi-level (elementary-intermediate) Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Recreational Reading, Migrants
Sugarman, Julie – Migration Policy Institute, 2018
The instructional programs educators design to help English Learner (EL) students work toward English proficiency look different in schools across the United States. This is due in part to the variety of approaches K-12 educators take to important questions such as: Should the program foster bilingualism or focus solely on English? Should ELs…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Models, Elementary Secondary Education, Second Language Instruction
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Geist, Eugene – Childhood Education, 2016
Today's children need learning opportunities from cradle to career that build the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in our interconnected and constantly changing world. This means putting 21st century skills, including creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving, at the center of learning, both in and out of school. As…
Descriptors: Coding, Programming, Robotics, Creativity
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