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Mohler, Susan Kaye – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the impressions of second grade children in evangelical Protestant Christian schools, how they perceived God, what they understood about their faith instruction, and what contributed to or detracted from their faith development. A secondary area of inquiry was with parents about their awareness…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Online Surveys, Phenomenology
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Thomas, Earl E.; Bell, David L.; Spelman, Maureen; Briody, Jennifer – Journal of Adult Education, 2015
Instructional coaching that supports teachers' with revising teaching practices is not understood. This study sought to understand the impact of the instructional coaching experience by recording coaching conversations/interactions with teachers. The purpose was to determine if the type of coaching conversations changed overtime during three…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Discussion (Teaching Technique), Statistical Analysis, Elementary Schools
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Wheelock, Lucy – Childhood Education, 2017
Lucy Wheelock was the 2nd president of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) (1895-1899), then the International Kindergarten Union. She also became involved in the National Congress of Mothers, a forerunner of the Parent Teachers Association. In 1929, she was appointed to the education committee of the League of Nations. In…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Educational Philosophy, Child Development
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Billingsley, Berry – Primary Science, 2013
The view that science and religion are conflicting ways of understanding the world is widely and frequently presented in the media and may be the view held by most children. It is not the only view, however, and there are many scientists who have a religious faith. Usefully perhaps, for those who are interested in science education, examining…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Religion, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Kimathi, Faith K.; Bertram, Carol A. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Research on teacher professional learning which supports teaching of reading and writing at the foundation phase (FP) is limited in developing countries, including South Africa. Aim: This article examines the ways in which three Foundation Phase teachers changed their practice during 18 months of learning from a formal university…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Certification, Teacher Motivation
Rogow, Faith – Library Media Connection, 2011
Inquiry-based media literacy is an increasingly important component of an educator's toolbox. The author's own concerns about definitions of media literacy have given way to a focus on establishing clear goals for media literacy education. The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) articulates these goals: "The purpose of media…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Inquiry, Active Learning, Early Childhood Education
Brinnel, Andrea Faith Lieber – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The developmental period between preschool and third grade is unique (Copple, Bredekamp, & National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2009). This phenomenological study of elementary school principals explores the essence of those leaders whose schools serve students in the early childhood period of prekindergarten (pre-k) to…
Descriptors: Principals, Phenomenology, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
Morrison, Faith Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore whether William Deming's 8 Step Model would increase reading achievement in 3rd grade students. The study investigated how well the process based plan-do-check-act model when used as a treatment with fidelity, coupled with the principal as instructional leader would result in success in the age of federal…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Elementary Schools, Grade 3, Instructional Leadership
Miller, Faith G.; Crovello, Nicholas J.; Chafouleas, Sandra M. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2017
Direct Behavior Rating-Single Item Scales (DBR-SIS) have been advanced as a promising, systematic, behavioral, progress-monitoring method that is flexible, efficient, and defensible. This study aimed to extend existing literature on the use of DBR-SIS in elementary and secondary settings, and to examine methods of monitoring student progress in…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Progress Monitoring, Behavior Rating Scales, Report Cards
Grigg, Jeffrey; Connolly, Faith; D'Souza, Stephanie; Mitchell, Charlie – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2016
This brief examines kindergarten readiness and attendance in kindergarten for children enrolled in publicly provided early education programs as well as similar children who entered kindergarten without enrolling in these programs. Key findings detail the effects for children if they were enrolled for at least 90 calendar days as a three- or…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Attendance, Early Childhood Education
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Mercer, Sterett H.; Keller-Margulis, Milena A.; Faith, Erin L.; Reid, Erin K.; Ochs, Sarah – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2019
Written-expression curriculum-based measurement (WE-CBM) is used for screening and progress monitoring students with or at risk of learning disabilities (LD) for academic supports; however, WE-CBM has limitations in technical adequacy, construct representation, and scoring feasibility as grade-level increases. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Keller-Margulis, Milena A.; Ochs, Sarah; Reid, Erin K.; Faith, Erin L.; Schanding, G. Thomas, Jr. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Many students struggle with the basic skill of writing, yet schools lack technically adequate screening measures to identify students at risk in this area. Measures that allow for valid screening decisions that identify students in need of interventions to improve performance are greatly needed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Accuracy, Screening Tests, Kindergarten
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Welsh, Megan E.; Miller, Faith G.; Kooken, Janice; Chafouleas, Sandra M.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
During the first year of school, student success hinges on learning not only new academic skills, but also behavioral expectations and developing self-regulation skills in the classroom. The purpose of this study was to investigate development in behavioral regulation during the kindergarten year. The authors used multilevel models to explore the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Student Behavior, Self Control, Gender Differences
Reardon, Sean F.; Unlu, Faith; Zhu, Pei; Bloom, Howard – Grantee Submission, 2013
We explore the use of instrumental variables (IV) analysis with a multi-site randomized trial to estimate the effect of a mediating variable on an outcome in cases where it can be assumed that the observed mediator is the only mechanism linking treatment assignment to outcomes, as assumption known in the instrumental variables literature as the…
Descriptors: Statistical Bias, Statistical Analysis, Least Squares Statistics, Sampling