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Robinson, Keith – Elementary School Journal, 2013
Multilevel modeling was used to investigate the relationship between poverty status, mathematics achievement gains, and behavioral engagement in learning over kindergarten. Data included information on 11,680 poor, low-income, and non-poor kindergartners from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K). Results…
Descriptors: Poverty, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gains, Learner Engagement
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McMaster, Kristen L.; Han, Insoon; Coolong-Chaffin, Melissa; Fuchs, Douglas – Elementary School Journal, 2013
In this study, a school district adopted Kindergarten Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (K-PALS), a scientifically based, class-wide peer-tutoring program for reading. Sixteen new K-PALS teachers were assigned randomly to receive ongoing support from a university expert or from experienced K-PALS teachers within the district. K-PALS teachers who…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Districts, Peer Teaching, Reading Achievement
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McCarthy, Christopher J.; Lambert, Richard G.; O'Donnell, Megan; Melendres, Lauren T. – Elementary School Journal, 2009
Transactional models of stress posit that perceptions of both resources and demands determine whether stress will be experienced. To test this model and better understand teacher stress, we examined levels of elementary teachers' burnout symptoms: (1) between schools, with individual/teacher perceptions of demands and resources aggregated to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Coping, Stress Management, Stress Variables
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Schleppenbach, Meg; Flevares, Lucia M.; Sims, Linda M.; Perry, Michelle – Elementary School Journal, 2007
The treatment of errors in mathematics classrooms has gained attention in recent years, with many researchers suggesting that errors should be used as starting points for student inquiry into mathematics. In the study reported in this article, we examined how teachers used discourse around errors to generate inquiry by looking at the treatment of…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 4
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Rathunde, Kevin; Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly – Elementary School Journal, 2005
This study compared the time use and perceptions of schools, teachers, and friends of approximately 290 demographically matched students in Montessori and traditional middle schools. We used the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) and questionnaires and conducted multivariate analyses showing that the Montessori students (a) reported more positive…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Educational Environment, School Restructuring, Traditional Schools
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Fernandez, Clea; Cannon, Joanna – Elementary School Journal, 2005
Japanese (N = 25) and U.S. fifth- to eighth-grade teachers (N = 36) participated in pre- and post-lesson interviews to assess what they thought about when constructing mathematics lessons. To understand the details of this thinking and how it might support classroom instruction, we structured interviews around a specific lesson teachers taught in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans
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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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Hiebert, James; Stigler, James W. – Elementary School Journal, 2000
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study Video Study of Teaching compared teacher development systems in the U.S., Japan, and Germany. Findings indicated that many American teachers believe they are changing the way they teach while they retain traditional practices. A research and development system was proposed for improving…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change
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Mandeville, Garrett K.; Rivers, Janelle L. – Elementary School Journal, 1991
A series of three related studies provided evaluative information concerning the Madeline Hunter model of the Program for Effective Teaching implementation in South Carolina. Primary results showed that training was well received by the teachers, that follow-up coaching was limited in quantity and not always consistent with Hunters's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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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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