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Education Council, 2016
All Australian governments and the non-government schooling sectors are committed to working together to ensure all students have access to a quality school education with appropriate personalised support and educational interventions. Nationally, these efforts are focussed on the development of a robust national curriculum that provides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Public Schools
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Ardzejewska, Kathie; McMaugh, Anne; Coutts, Pamela – Issues in Educational Research, 2010
The delivery of the primary curriculum has been subject to recent debate in Western countries. In Australia, the primary teacher is by and large considered a generalist; however a current paradox exists whereby there are claims that specialists are needed to deliver the curriculum. This study explores this claim by first addressing the prevalence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Specialists, Principals, Elementary School Teachers
Kreide, Anita Therese – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This longitudinal quantitative study compared literacy achievement of students from second through sixth grade based on two organizational systems: graded (traditional) and nongraded (multiage) classrooms. The California Standards Test (CST) scaled and proficiency scores for English-Language Arts (ELA) were used as the study's independent variable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Educational Practices, Effect Size
Clark-Gareca, Beth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In K-12 environments in the US, classroom tests are a central means by which teachers assess English Language Learner (ELL) content knowledge. Performance on routine classroom assessments is often a contributing criterion for school based decision-making and can affect decisions relating to academic tracking, retention, and access to academic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Educational Assessment, Mixed Methods Research
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Hong, Yihua; Hong, Guanglei – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Teachers new to the profession may face various challenges and struggle with pedagogy and classroom management. They tend to be less effective in boosting student learning than their more experienced colleagues (Murnane & Phillips, 1981; Raymond, Fletcher, & Luque, 2001; Rivkin, Hanusheck, & Kain, 2001). Since the early 1980s, there…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques
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Ruffini, Stephen J.; Miskell, Ryan; Lindsay, Jim; McInerney, Maurice; Waite, Winsome – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2016
Many schools identified by states as needing improvement through their Elementary and Secondary Education Act waivers have selected Response to Intervention (RTI), a three-tiered instruction program sometimes referred to as tiered levels of instruction, as one of their main strategies for improving school performance and closing achievement gaps.…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Fidelity, Response to Intervention, Public Schools
Dodman, Stephanie Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
There is a persistent and significant gap in the achievement of students who attend high-poverty schools and those who attend low-poverty schools. Students in high-poverty schools, the majority of whom are African American and Hispanic, are not achieving the same levels of academic success as their low-poverty or White counterparts. Retention…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Capacity Building, Educational Policy, Accountability
Phelps, Shannon – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Parent-child sexual health communication (PCSHC) can have a positive impact on adolescents' sexual health choices, outcomes, and capabilities for communicating with others about sexual health. Many parents are hesitant and feel unprepared for and uncomfortable with communicating about sexual health with their children. Other parental factors as…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Decision Making
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Perry, Bonnie; Hayes, Karen – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
Over the past twenty years there has been a decline in the number of minority teachers entering and remaining in the teaching profession. While the overall teacher shortage is worrisome for educators and administrators, the shortage of minority teachers is one of grave concern. A lack of minority educators inside our buildings is just one…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Orientation, Minority Group Teachers
Eveleigh, Elisha Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Significant number of children in the United States have difficulty learning basic reading skills. The majority of children referred to school psychologists are referred for reading concerns. Unfortunately, the gap between good and poor readers widens over time as more advanced reading skills are built upon basic reading skills. Children with…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Problems, Early Intervention, Teaching Methods
Hobby, Patti Tennant – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative study used an ethnographic method to investigate teachers' perceptions of reading interventions delivered in a state-funded early intervention program (EIP). Academically at-risk students struggle to meet grade-level standards year after year, even with interventions involving small group, targeted assistance. Teacher perceptions…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Early Intervention, Qualitative Research
Goos, Mieke; Van Damme, Jan; Onghena, Patrick; Petry, Katja – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This study investigates the effects of repeating first grade on children's further academic growth, by tracking the actual performance and the teacher-rated performance of a cohort of Flemish first-graders until the end of elementary school. Two research questions are raised: (1) How do first-grade repeaters, at the cost of one extra year of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Grade 2, Grade 1, Elementary Education
McCollum, Judith – Online Submission, 2012
The identification and recruitment of effective school principals who can transform schools in the midst of today's chaotic economic, social, and global environments require a thorough understanding of the research on effective leadership. Current research indicates that principals who exhibit transformational leadership and, most recently,…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary Schools, Reputation, Leadership Effectiveness
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Stephens, Maria; Warren, Laura K.; Harner, Ariana L. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The "Comparative Indicators of Education" report series has been published on a biennial basis since it began in 2002, although this year's is the first to expand its focus to the G-20 countries, having previously been focused on the G-8 countries. "Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-20 Countries:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators, Global Approach, International Assessment
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Hanson, Thomas; Dietsch, Barbara; Zheng, Hong – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
Character education has become one of the fastest growing reform movements in K-12 education today, partially in response to unacceptable levels of student misbehavior and inadequate endorsement of good character values (Williams 2000). Between 1993 and 2009, 36 states passed laws mandating or recommending some aspect of character education in…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Education
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