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Cross, Russell – Babel, 2014
While there is much that Australia has done well with respect to languages education, many problems still persist in terms of mainstream provision of quality languages programs, attaining real outcomes and gains in language learning, and in relation to retention of students studying languages through to the senior years of school. The success of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Course Content, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Howell, Angelique – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
In the midst of the debate surrounding the question of whether Australia's National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test is high-stakes, it is evident that children's own accounts of their experiences remain sparse. This paper describes the findings of a case study which documented the experiences of 105 children across two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Numeracy, High Stakes Tests
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Altin, Mehmet; Saracaloglu, Asuman Seda – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
Learning English as a foreign language is considered important for different reasons in the world. However, despite the great effort and investment in Turkey, the rate and level of learning English is not at the desired level. This research aimed to determine the effect of quantum learning model on foreign language speaking skills, speaking…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Skills, Anxiety
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Petersen-Brown, Shawna; Panahon, Carlos J.; Schreiber, Cassandra M. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
A growing body of research has established incremental rehearsal (IR) as an effective intervention for teaching basic skills in various student populations. However, there have been no published studies to date in which interventionists have been school-based personnel rather than researchers. In this study, a paraprofessional implemented IR with…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Basic Skills, Drills (Practice), Intervention
Sell, Corey R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Teacher stayers have remained within a profession experiencing an average annual turnover rate of 14% (Liu, 2007) and its lowest levels of job satisfaction in 20 years (MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, 2011). Exploring the lived experiences of teacher stayers might hold significant potential in decreasing the turnover rate given they have…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Elementary School Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Phenomenology
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Dombek, Jennifer Lucas; Connor, Carol McDonald – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
Retention is a frequently used strategy to support children who are struggling academically. However, the strategy is costly, and research findings with regard to positive outcomes are mixed. This study examined whether efficacious reading instruction might reduce rates of retention in first grade. We also evaluated the reading instruction the…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Literacy, Vocabulary Skills, Grade 1
Walent, Kerry L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teacher turnover rates in Title I schools have caused inconsistencies in the number of high-quality educators teaching children in high-poverty Title I classrooms. The purpose of this study was to identify leadership standards that Title I teachers and school administrators perceive to positively influence a teacher's decision to remain in a Title…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Academic Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Administrators
Tolliver, Janice Lea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The public school systems in the United States are facing a major teacher shortage in the near future due to the fact that teachers are leaving the profession by the thousands each year. It is imperative that this trend is stopped and reversed to ensure that quality teachers remain in schools. The current study employed a causal-comparative design…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Attitudes
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reviewed in this paper examined whether the Chicago Public Schools' Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP), which provides mentoring, leadership opportunities, and financial incentives to teachers, improved student academic achievement and teacher retention. The study used two designs to answer distinct research questions. Under the…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
Scott, Marshall, III – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of selected academic, demographic, and instructional program related factors on the retention rates of elementary school students. More specifically, this study was concerned with the relationship and predictability of the reading and mathematics variables scores, gender, ethnicity, program…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Holding Power, Reading, Mathematics
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Cady, Clare L. – Journal of College and Character, 2014
Food insecurity is a threat to student success on college campuses in the United States. It has the potential to impact academics, wellness, and behavior--all factors that have bearing on student retention and graduation rates. This article reviews the literature on food insecurity among college students, utilizing research on hunger and…
Descriptors: College Students, Food, Hunger, At Risk Students
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Garcia, Dru; Joseph, Laurice M.; Alber-Morgan, Sheila; Konrad, Moira – School Psychology Forum, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficiency of an incremental rehearsal oral versus an incremental rehearsal written procedure on a sample of primary grade children's weekly spelling performance. Participants included five second and one first grader who were in need of help with their spelling according to their teachers. An…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Spelling, Grade 2, Grade 1
Cruickshank, Vaughan – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
This paper presents a critical analysis of literature relating to why males choose to become primary school teachers. Discussion within the paper concentrates on identifying and exploring connections between what is currently known about being a male primary school teacher and what motivates these men as they both pursue and practice within the…
Descriptors: Males, Elementary School Teachers, Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration
Watson, Jennifer Moradian; Olson-Buchanan, Julie – Education Leadership Review, 2016
The high turnover rates among teachers, particularly novice teachers, is a significant problem in the field of education. This study examines the relationship between teacher turnover and a construct found in organizational literature--job embeddedness. Job embeddedness is the extent to which an employee connects socially and emotionally to their…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Sense of Community, Elementary School Teachers
Bronsard, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Researchers explored the problem of teacher retention, especially among beginning teachers, and noted a lack of consensus on why teachers leave teaching and how to retain the teachers. Private school studies include Catholic school data, but few researchers isolated the data or used data-gathering instruments to examine Catholic school issues,…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Teacher Persistence, Qualitative Research, Delphi Technique
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