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Duke, Nell K.; Cervetti, Gina N.; Wise, Crystal N. – Journal of Education, 2016
"In Becoming a Nation of Readers" ("BNR") (1985), Richard C. Anderson, Elfrieda H. Hiebert, Judith A. Scott, and Ian A. G. Wilkinson argued that the quality of teaching is a powerful influence on children's reading development--more powerful than the influence of the general teaching approach or materials used. In this article,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Instructional Effectiveness, Case Studies, Teacher Effectiveness
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Journal of Education, 2015
Over the past 50 years, substantial changes have occurred in the texts used for beginning reading instruction. This article analyzes four perspectives that have most influenced these texts in the United States over this period and the changes in these texts in relation to those in the nation's demographics and young children's literacy-related…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction, Textbook Content, Educational History
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Mecoli, Storey – Journal of Education, 2013
Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Lee S. Shulman's theoretical framework, has had a substantial influence on research in preservice teacher education, and consequently, schools of education. This review builds from Grossman's case studies that concluded that beginning teachers provided with excellent teacher education developed more substantial PCK…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Case Studies, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Matthews, Mary Elizabeth – Journal of Education, 2013
This literature review examines the models, theories, and research in mathematics education that are informed by Lee S. Shulman's construct, Pedagogical Content Knowledge. The application of the concept differs in nature and volume across levels of schooling. The research includes substantial work at the elementary level, fewer studies at the…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Models, Theories, Educational Research
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Carney, Michelle; Indrisano, Roselmina – Journal of Education, 2013
This review reports selected literature on theory, research, and practice in disciplinary literacy, primarily reading. The authors consider the ways this literature can be viewed through the lens of Lee S. Shulman's theory of Pedagogical Content Knowledge, which includes: subject matter content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy, Literature Reviews, Educational Theories
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Cass, Richard J. – Journal of Education, 2011
Recent reports indicate that the expressive writing needs of students who struggle have become a critical and life-influencing problem. This article provides an overview of current research on the writing needs of students with LD and a practitioner-based reflection on the Singer and Bashir EmPOWER approach, a resource that can help teachers meet…
Descriptors: Reflection, Learning Disabilities, Children, Student Empowerment
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Cannady, Matthew; McEachern, Kirstin Pesola; Piazza, Peter; Power, Christine; Ryan, Amy – Journal of Education, 2011
In the U. S., there is significant controversy about how teachers should be prepared and licensed. Many of the sharpest controversies stem from public skepticism about whether formal teacher preparation is necessary given the lack of conclusive evidence that it has a direct impact on students' achievement. This article presents a review of recent…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Practices, Teaching Experience, Literature Reviews
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Saracho, Olivia N.; Spodek, Bernard – Journal of Education, 1995
Reviews the history of the portrayal of play in art and literature, and presents classical and contemporary theories of play and its use in early childhood education. Modern theories suggest that play can help children deal with their emotions and understand the physical and social world. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Children, Comprehension, Early Childhood Education
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Perna, Frank M.; And Others – Journal of Education, 1995
Reviews and discusses research related to mentoring and university faculty career development. The incidence of faculty members reporting mentoring is high, particularly for informal mentoring, with the greatest frequency occurring early in careers. Results do not support the primacy of one mentor and the classic mentor/protege relationship. (SLD)
Descriptors: Career Development, College Faculty, Collegiality, Educational Research
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Zaichkowsky, Leonard D.; Larson, Gerald A. – Journal of Education, 1995
Describes physical and motor development characteristics of children from early childhood to adolescence, and discusses theories of motor skill development with practical applications for parents and teachers. The final section discusses declining fitness levels in children and ways to improve fitness in school-age children. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Children, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schickedanz, Judith A. – Journal of Education, 1995
Argues that, while teacher and school efforts are important, the conditions outside of schools hold the key to increasing academic achievement substantially. Family socialization practices in American and Asian families are reviewed; and children's early cognitive and social behaviors are linked to later school behavior, including academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Educational Environment, Educational Quality
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Epstein, Kitty Kelly – Journal of Education, 1992
Shares the reflections on school atmosphere of two high school dropouts who returned to a public alternative school and went on to college. Common themes include student dissatisfaction with traditional high school and middle school, and their positive responses to the support and engagement found in the alternative school. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, College Bound Students, Dropouts
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Nastasi, Richard J. – Journal of Education, 1995
Explores the characters of several figures in two sport-related novels, "Bang the Drum Slowly" by Mark Harris and "Shoeless Joe" by W. P. Kinsella. The use of sports fiction to teach children about the human condition and qualities such as friendship and courage is advocated. (SLD)
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, Childrens Literature, Friendship
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Louden, Robert B. – Journal of Education, 1997
Highlights themes from I. Kant's "Lectures on Pedagogy," especially his message about moral perfectability (1781, 1787). It is argued that this ideal, although not completely achievable, should guide educational policy. Although it is the subject of much debate, Kant's emphasis on the international purposes of education is worth serious…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction
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Kohl, Herbert – Journal of Education, 1991
As commonly told to and read by children, the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott fails to indicate Mrs. Parks' activist role or the degree of community organization and participation in the boycott. Telling what actually occurred allows children identify with people who make justice happen. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black History, Black History, Childrens Literature, Childrens Literature
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