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Gottfried, Michael A. – Elementary School Journal, 2014
Recent federal, state, and district policies that have mainstreamed English language learner (ELL) students into general, English-only elementary school classrooms have raised questions among educational stakeholders about the widespread effects of these policies. Most research has focused on the outcomes of ELL students; almost nothing is known…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Peer Influence, English Language Learners, Social Development
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Williams, Robert J.; Algozzine, Bob – Elementary School Journal, 1979
A questionnaire was developed to assess the reasons for teachers' attitudes on several aspects of special education and mainstreaming. Subjects were 267 regular classroom teachers from a large intermediate unit in Pennsylvania. (MP)
Descriptors: Children, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities, Elementary Education
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Larrivee, Barbara; Semmel, Melvyn I.; Gerber, Michael M. – Elementary School Journal, 1997
Examined special education effectiveness for students with mild disabilities in six California grade schools. Found that no single feature, structure, or organization of school environment consistently indicated a school's relative standing or its relative effectiveness based on student performance. Findings posed implications for educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Pearl, Ruth; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1998
Examined classroom social integration of elementary students with mild disabilities. Used questionnaires to assess peer group membership, peer-assessed behavioral characteristics, and associates' peer-assessed behavioral characteristics. Found that most belonged to peer groups. However, they were overrepresented as social isolates; differed from…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Competence
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Jenkins, Joseph R.; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1994
Examined effects of multicomponent, participatory school reform process by measuring teachers' perceptions, remedial and special education student achievement, teachers' ratings of student behavior in 12 experimental schools and 10 control schools. Found reform program resulted in positive teacher attitudes toward change process, in new approaches…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Intervention
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Safran, Stephen P.; Safran, Joan S. – Elementary School Journal, 1984
A total of 46 teachers rated observable mild-to-moderate school-related problem behaviors in order to identify aspects of teacher tolerance specific to the elementary classroom. Findings indicated that behaviors least tolerated are other-directed or disruptive; self- or teacher-directed behaviors elicited less negative ratings. (RH)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Emotional Problems
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Salend, Spencer J.; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1988
Illustrates the use of a student-managed response-cost system using free tokens to modify the on-task behavior of 2 mainstreamed students--an emotionally disturbed fourth grader and a learning-disabled sixth grader. Subjects' on-task behavior as well as their academic performance improved after the program. (SKC)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Elementary Education, Emotional Disturbances
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Pugach, Marleen C.; Wesson, Caren L. – Elementary School Journal, 1995
Based on interviews with nine learning-disabled students, nine of their nondisabled peers, and their three teachers, this article describes their perceptions of life in two fifth-grade classrooms with a permanent teaching team. Data are organized according to respondents' perspectives on three themes: (1) classroom social climate; (2)…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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McCloskey, Mary Lou; Quay, Lorene C. – Elementary School Journal, 1987
Many teachers have negative attitudes towards mainstreaming handicapped students. This study examines an intervention teaching method and teachers' attitudes. Results indicate that regardless of treatment, student teachers' attitudes will change in the direction of their classroom teachers' attitude. (JS)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Elementary Education
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Stanovich, Paula J.; Jordan, Anne – Elementary School Journal, 1998
Used teacher beliefs and attitudes, principal beliefs and school norms, and teacher efficacy to predict effective teaching in heterogeneous classrooms. Found that the strongest predictors of effective teaching were: (1) the subjective school norm operationalized by the principal's attitudes and beliefs about heterogeneous classroom and report of…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Fuchs, Douglas; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1992
Evaluated a five-month effort to prepare students with disabilities to move from a resource room into a regular classroom for math instruction. Preparation included use of curriculum-based measurement and transenvironmental programing. Results indicated that the experimental procedures contributed to students' positive attitudes and confidence.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Disorders, Elementary Education, Grades (Scholastic)
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Shapiro, Edward S.; Ager, Christina – Elementary School Journal, 1992
Proposes a model of an integrated, problem-solving approach for conducting assessments of children with academic skills problems in regular classroom settings. Presents a case study that illustrates the implementation of the model for a fourth grader with a learning disability. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Stevens, Robert J.; Slavin, Robert E. – Elementary School Journal, 1995
A two-year study determined the effects of a comprehensive cooperative-learning approach to reading and language arts instruction on students' achievement, attitudes, and metacognitive awareness. Students in second through sixth grades, some mainstreamed academically handicapped, worked in heterogeneous learning teams on reading and writing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Wang, Margaret C. – Elementary School Journal, 1981
Eight major characteristics of educational programs that aim to successfully accommodate exceptional children in regular classes are identified, discussed, and illustrated. The effectiveness of the implementation of the Adaptive Learning Environments Program in a multiage primary classroom of low and high achievers is reported. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Elementary Education, Emotional Disturbances