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Gilmour, Allison F.; Henry, Gary T. – Elementary School Journal, 2018
Students with disabilities (SWDs) perform below their peers in math on national and state assessments. The quality of teachers who provide these students with math instruction is an unexamined variable that could influence this low achievement. We used data from more than 1 million students to compare the quality of teachers assigned to teach math…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Bohn, Catherine M.; Roehrig, Alysia D.; Pressley, Michael – Elementary School Journal, 2004
We observed 6 primary-grades teachers in public and private schools in this study. Based on mid-year observations, 2 of these teachers were much more effective compared to the other 4 in producing greater student engagement and literacy progress, as determined by video and observation data of multiple content areas and as rated by the Classroom…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, Private Schools, Public Schools
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Mathes, Patricia G.; Torgesen, Joseph K.; Clancy-Menchetti, Jeanine; Santi, Krist; Nicholas, Karen; Robinson, Carol; Grek, Marcia – Elementary School Journal, 2003
This study compared peer-assisted reading instruction, small-group teacher-directed reading instruction, and typically undifferentiated instruction for struggling first-grade readers. Results suggested that both peer-assisted and small-group teacher-directed instruction enhanced reading performance of struggling readers more than typical,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 1
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Emmer, Edmund T.; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1980
The major goals of the project reported here were to learn how teachers who are effective managers handle beginning-of-the-year activities and to determine what basic principles of management underlie their teaching. Twenty-seven third-grade teachers in eight elementary schools served as subjects. (MP)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis
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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. – Elementary School Journal, 1992
Basics skills achievement of students of 48 elementary school teachers who received in-service training in the Program for Effective Teaching was compared longitudinally to the achievement of students of 34 teachers who had not received such training. No differences in achievement between the groups of students were found. (BB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Evertson, Carolyn M.; Weade, Regina – Elementary School Journal, 1989
Examines the stability and variability in teaching styles of two junior high English teachers. Teachers were selected on the basis of extreme differences in classroom management effectiveness and in the achievement of their students. Guidelines and suggestions for effective teaching are offered. (DE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Design, Junior High Schools
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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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Stallings, Jane; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1986
Evaluates the effect of a comprehensive teacher training program in Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP) on student achievement. Reports findings of two phases of a four-phase Follow-Through study. Achievement test scores indicate that students in the project made significant gains in reading and mathematics. (DR)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education