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Polikoff, Morgan S.; Desimone, Laura M.; Porter, Andrew C.; Hochberg, Eric D. – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Mentoring is a common form of support for beginning teachers. State and district mentoring policies vary along a number of dimensions, yet policymakers have little evidence to draw on in designing effective mentoring programs. We use quantitative and qualitative data from a study of beginning middle school mathematics teachers in 10 districts to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Policy, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Smrekar, Claire – Elementary School Journal, 1996
Kentucky's Family Resource Centers (FRCs) ensure access to and coordination of services to assist families and enhance children's learning. A study of FRC coordinator influence on family-school interactions found major impact in: (1) shifting school focus from problem identification to problem solving; (2) strengthening parent-school…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Ancillary School Services, Coordinators, Elementary Education
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Bridge, Connie A.; Compton-Hall, Margaret; Cantrell, Susan Chambers – Elementary School Journal, 1997
Replicated 1982 study of student writing and nature of writing instruction in one Kentucky school district. Found that teachers in 1995 spent twice as much time teaching writing as in 1982 and that students spent more time on higher-level writing activities involving composition of extended text and less time on lower-level activities such as…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students