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Minke, Kathleen M.; Anderson, Kellie J. – Elementary School Journal, 2003
Compared traditional parent-teacher conferences with an alternative collaborative model that includes students (family-school conferences) in a suburban elementary school. Found that teachers and parents valued traditional conferences as opportunities for information exchange, but both groups reported anxiety that may interfere with communication.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Maloch, Beth; Flint, Amy Seely; Eldridge, Deborah; Harmon, Janis; Loven, Rachelle; Fine, Joyce; Bryant-Shanklin, Mona; Martinez, Miriam – Elementary School Journal, 2003
Explored differences in the understandings, beliefs, and decision making of first-year teachers from reading specialization, reading embedded, or general education teacher preparation programs. Found that graduates of International Reading Association-recognized programs tended to speak in clear and thoughtful ways about their instruction, focused…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beliefs, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making
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Hammond, Janice M. – Elementary School Journal, 1979
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Divorce
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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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Lebowitz, Ruth – Elementary School Journal, 1980
Examines the relationship of the views that women elementary school teachers in the New York City school system have of their work and their attitudes toward the Feminist Movement. (MP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Females
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Shuell, Thomas J.; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1988
Investigates teachers' perceptions in two studies regarding extent to which various teaching methods are differentially appropriate for various types of students. Results of both studies indicate teachers do differentiate among appropriateness of various methods for different students, and their decisions tend to agree with existing research on…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Zahorik, John A. – Elementary School Journal, 1980
Examines a variety of teaching practices in several types of specialty schools that have an instructional emphasis and investigates the attitudes of teachers in those schools. A total of 117 teachers from grades K-6 in eight elementary schools participated in this study. (MP)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction, Differences
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Germano, Mark C.; Peterson, Penelope L. – Elementary School Journal, 1982
Investigates the extent to which individually guided education (IGE) and non-IGE teachers consider student characteristics when making instructional decisions. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Individualized Instruction