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Burns, Robert B.; Mason, DeWayne A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2002
Examined the class distributional properties of 200 elementary school classes in 2 school districts. Fifty-six classes were combination classes of students from 2 grades. Principals and teachers tended to assign higher ability and more independent students to such classes, and these assignments affected the class distributional properties.…
Descriptors: Ability, Academic Achievement, Class Organization, Elementary Education
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Morine-Dershimer, Greta – American Educational Research Journal, 1983
Teacher's instructional strategy was a factor in determining student's classroom status. Three classrooms using different types of instructional strategies were studied. Differences existed in acquired academic and social status of pupils who participated and were attended to; cognitive level of pupil reponses attended to by classmates; and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education
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Prawat, Richard S. – American Educational Research Journal, 1980
A content analysis was performed on a sample of written descriptions of classroom events provided by 84 elementary school teachers in which they focused on the affective or noncognitive behavior of students. Content categories included: interpersonal v intrapersonal adjustment and individuals v groups. Teacher characteristics were also considered.…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Class Activities, Content Analysis, Elementary Education
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Lewis, Amanda E. – American Educational Research Journal, 2001
Using ethnographic techniques and formal interviews with 12 students, examined the racial messages and lessons students got from parents and teachers in one suburban elementary school community. Explicit color-blind "race talk" masked a reality of racialized practices and color-conscious understandings. Discusses this apparent paradox in the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Ethnography
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Fashola, Olatokunbo S.; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1996
How Spanish-speaking children spell English words was studied with 38 Spanish-speaking and 34 English-speaking second and third graders. Spanish-speaking students produced more errors that were consistent with the correct application of Spanish phonological and orthographical rules (predicted errors). Implications for bilingual education are…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Elementary Education
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Scruggs, Thomas E.; Mastropieri, Margo A. – American Educational Research Journal, 1994
Studied variables meaningfully associated with mainstreaming success in elementary school science classes across grade levels and across categories of disability in three classes. Identified seven variables common to all settings and independent of grade level or disability category. Discusses implications for mainstreaming and science education.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Lash, Andrea A.; Kirkpatrick, Sandra L. – American Educational Research Journal, 1994
Examined how teachers in eight schools taught when transfer students entered their classrooms during the school year. Most teachers outside of agricultural areas planned their teaching as if the entire class remained all year, even though as many as 50% of students transferred. Discusses reasons for the inconsistency of teacher beliefs and…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Johnson, David W.; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1995
A peer mediation program in a suburban elementary school was studied to determine the types of conflicts, the strategies used in conflict resolution, and the types of resolutions at school and at home. Comparisons of 144 program students with 83 untrained students revealed significant impact of peer mediation. (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Education
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Reese, Leslie; Garnier, Helen; Gallimore, Ronald; Goldenberg, Claude – American Educational Research Journal, 2000
Studied factors contributing to early Spanish literacy and later English reading for students from kindergarten through grade 7 (complete data for 91 students). Results suggest that early literacy experiences support subsequent literacy development regardless of language and that time spent on the native language is not time lost with respect to…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, English
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Schachter, John – American Educational Research Journal, 2000
Studied the relative impact on student achievement when students were paired with one other student or a large group of peers and when they worked with a teacher or did not. Results for 109 elementary school students indicate that access to a teacher or a large group of peers were equally potent learning resources in computer supported…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education
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Delgado-Gaitan, Concha – American Educational Research Journal, 1992
Family interaction and home socialization concerning education issues were described for six Mexican-American families in California with six children in grade two. The strengths of the families have important relevance for education, regardless of the different ways the parents exercised their roles, particularly with regard to homework. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Children, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education
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Fuchs, Lynn S.; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1994
Effects of previous training and experience in peer tutoring on student interactions were studied for 16 elementary school classes. Student dyads with experience and training in peer tutoring provided more interactional explanations and incorporated sounder instructional principles. In both situations, student explanations tended to be algorithmic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Algorithms, Concept Teaching, Context Effect
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Nuthall, Graham; Alton-Lee, Adrienne – American Educational Research Journal, 1993
Development of a student learning model, based on the analysis of 14 students' classroom experiences in 3 elementary and middle school studies, is described. Data analysis rules derived from the model predicted learning with 80-85% success across the studies. (SLD)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Constructivism (Learning), Data Analysis, Elementary Education
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Swanson, H. Lee – American Educational Research Journal, 1993
Results from a study involving 32 learning-disabled, 17 gifted, and 14 normally achieving students from grades 4 and 5 support the idea that learning-disabled children's problem-solving performance reflects a weak integration of metacognitive skills with online processing and problem solution. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Children, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education
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Fletcher, J. D.; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1990
The costs, effects, and utility of mathematics instruction assisted by microcomputer presentations were compared with those of conventional classroom approaches, using 79 students in grades 3 and 5. Results indicate that grouping students for instruction on microcomputers in classrooms is cost effective. (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Education
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