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Williams, Lunetta M.; Hedrick, Wanda B.; Tuschinski, Linda – Childhood Education, 2008
Motivating children to read on their own has been less of a priority than improving reading achievement in recent years, but many teachers are still asking, "How do I get my students to want to read?" The omission of motivation as a major component of reading instruction by the National Reading Panel (2000) was interpreted by many schools as a…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Independent Reading, Reading Achievement, Testing
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Eiserman, William D.; Shisler, Lenore – Childhood Education, 1987
Maintains that before teachers or administrators become involved in classroom research they should carefully assess the conceptual soundness, feasibility, and ethics of any proposed study. Also considered should be ways to facilitate research and the potential rewards of research involvement. (BB)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Early Childhood Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Research
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Silvern, Steven B., Ed.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1988
Examines the findings of effective schools research and reading research that support the view that (1) more time should be devoted to reading children's literature and (2) more than basal materials is necessary for effective instruction. Shows how teaching children's literature can improve teacher effectiveness. (SKC)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction