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Gist, Conra D., Ed.; Bristol, Travis J., Ed. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2022
Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers are underrepresented in public schools across the United States of America, with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color making up roughly 37% of the adult population and 50% of children, but just 19% of the teaching force. Yet research over decades has indicated their positive impact on student learning…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, American Indians, Disproportionate Representation, Public School Teachers
Rangel, Elizabeth S. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2009
Ensuring early literacy success is a wise investment because literacy skills are essential to success in all school subjects--literature, social sciences, natural science, and mathematics. There is a strong research base for how children learn to read, how to prevent failure, and how to intervene when reading difficulties occur. This issue of…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Oral Language, Reading Skills, Time Factors (Learning)
Zurawsky, Chris – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2006
From preschool parents to Pentagon chiefs, people are calling for more foreign language instruction. Factors driving the demand include China's economic growth, which has prompted the College Board to add Chinese to its list of Advanced Placement tests. Meanwhile, President George W. Bush, citing national security concerns, has called for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Languages, Teaching Methods, Advanced Placement
Resnick, Lauren B. Ed.; Zurawsky, Chris Ed. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2005
With about 60 percent of American children under age 5 spending part of their day in care outside the home, many policymakers seem to be jumping on the early childhood education bandwagon. Most states now fund or are creating preschool programs, many have developed learning standards for young children, and it is becoming widely accepted that…
Descriptors: Young Children, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
Rowan, Brian – American Educational Research Association, 2004
Today's accountability systems place the blame on schools for inadequate student academic achievement, which seems unfair to many people. They believe that family background and the socioeconomic mix of students in the classroom exert such a strong influence on student learning that teachers and schools can have only a limited effect. Important…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Accountability, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness