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Center, Yola; Freeman, Louella; Robertson, Gregory – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1998
An evaluation of Schoolwide Early Language and Literacy (SWELL) was undertaken in New South Wales, Australia, using a sample of 366 disadvantaged kindergarten students. Participants outperformed controls on pseudo-word decoding and reading connected text at the end of kindergarten, and on invented spelling and reading measures midway through first…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Disadvantaged Youth, Early Intervention, Foreign Countries
A Trial Evaluation of SWELL (Schoolwide Early Language and Literacy): A Whole Class Early Literacy Program for At-Risk and Disadvantaged Children.
Center, Yola; Freeman, Louella – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
A study evaluated the Schoolwide Early Language and Literacy (SWELL) program using four Australian disadvantaged schools. Two schools implemented the program in the kindergarten year, while the other two schools pursued regular kindergarten curriculum. Children in the program outperformed others on words read in context, but not on words read in…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Context Clues, Disadvantaged Environment, Economically Disadvantaged
A Feasibility Study of a Full Integration Model Developed for a Group of Students Classified as Mildly Intellectually Disabled.
Center, Yola; Curry, Craig – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1993
Academic and social achievement of 2 groups of 13 elementary students with mild intellectual disabilities who had been randomly allocated to either mainstream classes or a segregated special class was examined. Integrated students improved more on measures of decoding, mathematics, and time spent playing with regular peers. No negative effects of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Inclusive Schools, Interpersonal Competence
The Relative Effect of a Code-Oriented and a Meaning-Oriented Early Literacy Program on Regular and Low Progress Australian Students in Year 1 Classrooms Which Implement Reading Recovery.
Center, Yola; Freeman, Louella; Robertson, Gregory – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2001
A study found that all regular and reading recovery students (n=150) participating in a code-oriented program, Schoolwide Early Learning and Literacy (SWELL), significantly outperformed counterparts (n=163) on tests measuring pseudoword decoding, reading connected text, invented spelling, and a standardized reading measure at the end of Year 1.…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Invented Spelling
Attitudes of School Psychologists towards the Integration (Mainstreaming) of Children with Disabilities.
Center, Yola; Ward, James – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
School psychologists (N=261) in New South Wales, Australia, were surveyed regarding their attitudes toward mainstreaming and asked to identify resources required to meet the needs of disabled students in regular classrooms. Subjects generally saw their role as consultative rather than interventionist and attached little importance to knowledge of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Counselor Attitudes, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education