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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
Blount, Angie H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this multiple-case study was to explore and describe intentional spiritual formation practices used with third and fourth grade students enrolled in Association for Christian Schools International (ACSI) member schools. The study took place in four elementary school settings in two different states, using a replication design with…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Christianity, Spiritual Development, Religious Education
Paisner-Roffman, Heidi – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Changes in policy and practice that originated with the 2004 Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ([IDEA], US Department of Education) created systems that exposed students to earlier and more consistent research-based intervention (Fuchs & Vaughn, 2012) thereby reducing the rate and increasing the mean age of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Hyde, Brendan – Religious Education, 2008
Empirical research exploring the spiritual lives of young children in Australia is a field in which scholarship is beginning to emerge. This article reports on one particular finding that emerged from an Australian study seeking to identify some characteristics of children's spirituality in Catholic primary schools. The characteristic has been…
Descriptors: Religion, Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Religious Education
McLaughlin, Brenda; Pitcock, Sarah – Wallace Foundation, 2009
This report identifies the different settings in which summer programs for disadvantaged youth most commonly take place--schools, parks and recreation departments, community--and faith-based organizations, and child-care programs-- and examines the limitations and opportunities presented by each in building better programming. It reviews broadly…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Summer Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Urban Youth
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Baker, Dori Grinenko – Religious Education, 2008
The author discusses reading "The Bridge to Terebithia" to a third-grade class prior to release of the film version. Reading of the final chapter followed by two days the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech University, just seventy miles from the classroom. Although none of the college students from the author's town died, everyone…
Descriptors: Tragedy, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 3, Childrens Literature
Patton, Madeline – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ3), 2008
This report is based on the discussions of the February 2008 "Teaching by Choice: Beyond 2 + 2" conference, convened by the American Association of Community Colleges to focus on the growing role of community colleges as providers of teacher education and source of professional development for elementary, middle and secondary teachers of science,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Community Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kasanen, Kati; Raty, Hannu; Eklund, Anna-Leena – Educational Research, 2009
Purpose: This study set out to investigate pupils' evaluations of their academic abilities in different school subjects and their ratings of their potential for improving their performance in those school subjects. Sample: Twenty-eight pupils from the third grade (approximately age nine) and 30 pupils from the sixth grade (approximately age 12) in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Grade 3
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
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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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Cavell, Timothy A.; Elledge, L. Christian; Malcolm, Kenya T.; Faith, Melissa A.; Hughes, Jan N. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2009
We used data from a randomized clinical trial to examine the degree to which relationship quality predicted outcomes for aggressive children in two different mentoring programs. Data were available for 145 aggressive children in Grades 2 and 3. Children were blocked by school and randomly assigned to PrimeTime (n = 75) or Lunch Buddy (n = 70)…
Descriptors: Mentors, Grade 2, Aggression, Peer Relationship