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Morgan, Hani – Reading Improvement, 2014
Today's students live in a world that has been transformed by technology, and they are often referred to as "digital natives" because their exposure to digital resources begins at birth. The increased exposure to technology has changed the way students respond to instruction and has led to a new need for teachers to integrate…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Educational Technology, Reading Improvement, Writing Improvement
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Huffman, Stephanie; Thurman, Glenda; Thomas, Leisa Kim – Reading Improvement, 2005
This study examines the effects of block scheduling on secondary school library media centers across the state of Arkansas. Specifically, this study addresses the impact that block scheduling has on the school library media center in the areas of time, resources, and productivity for both students and library media staff. This study is needed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Scheduling, Elementary Secondary Education
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Molebash, Philip; Fisher, Douglas – Reading Improvement, 2003
Examines how advances in technology allow teachers to reconsider how students should and could be taught to become literate citizens. Believes that Language Arts educators play an important role in educating students in today's literacies. Addresses telecollaborative projects, interpersonal exchange, information collection and analysis, problem…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Literacy
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2003
Lists advantages and disadvantages of statewide testing. Presents examples of highly specific objectives, as emphasized by realism as a philosophy of education. Considers the advantages idealism/perennialism, as a philosophy of instruction, has in a quality reading curriculum. (SG)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Instruction
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Russell, Ann – Reading Improvement, 2003
Provides a review of current literature with emphasis on the issues of student empowerment, early intervention strategies, and cultural issues in education which may stimulate solutions for restructuring literacy education in response to the No Child Left Behind legislation of 2001. Notes that reading failure for speakers of nonstandard English…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Kader, Shereen Abdel; Yawkey, Thomas D. – Reading Improvement, 2002
Notes that communication between teachers and culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students need serious consideration especially in recognizing potential sources of miscommunication and misinterpretation. Considers sources of miscommunication within verbal and nonverbal communication. Discusses each element and offers examples in CLD…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Yoon, Jun-Chae – Reading Improvement, 2002
Investigates the overall effect of Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) on attitude toward reading and identifies the moderator variables of SSR on it. Suggests that providing a fixed period of time for students to read materials of their own choosing either for pleasure or for information facilitates their attitude toward reading. Supports the…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Meta Analysis, Reading Attitudes
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Taylor, Mark; Ouzts, Dan T. – Reading Improvement, 2002
Discusses the Gullah language, an English-based Creole language that contains words from approximately 21 African languages. Discusses historical background and educational implications. Concludes that in communicating with Gullah speaking children, a teacher has to be flexible, understanding, and willing to learn the student's native language.…
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Rickford, Angela E. – Reading Improvement, 2001
Presents a self-study of the effects of one reading methods course on the quality of lessons that teachers deliver to their ethnically diverse "at risk" students. Shows that robust teacher preparation can have positive effects in terms of both content and pedagogy. Identifies some of the general principles about student learning that teachers…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Methods Courses, Reading Improvement
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 1997
Discusses the author's varied experiences in teaching reading, including teaching seventh grade pupils in the West Bank of Jordan, taking graduate courses in reading, and being an elementary school principal and a university professor. Suggests the need for a rational balance between whole language and phonics. (RS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Wigle, Stanley E.; Wilcox, Daryl J. – Reading Improvement, 1999
Investigates the competencies of general-education administrators on a set of 35 skills identified by the Council for Exceptional Children as important for professionals working in the area of special education. Discusses the implications of the findings for the preparation of general-education administrators and for special-education programs and…
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
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Robinson, Kevin; Burnham, Sonja; Rowland, Sidney; Arnold, Mit – Reading Improvement, 1999
States that including students with severe disabilities in regular classes provides an opportunity for educators to reflect on the nature and characteristics of these learners. Asserts that teachers must reevaluate the process by which they determine learner outcomes. Provides a guide for these activities and a review of inclusive education. (CR)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Outcomes of Education
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Gutknecht, Bruce A.; Gutknecht, Constance D. – Reading Improvement, 1997
Notes that American public education is challenged with large numbers of students at-risk and quite diverse curricular approaches advocated by various educational decision makers. Presents perspectives on instruction and explores the current curricular focus on critical/creative approaches including the use of integrated thematic units and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education
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Roberts, Elaine; Putney, Dawn; Ogletree, Tami; McNinch, George – Reading Improvement, 1999
Assesses preservice teachers, student teachers, and cooperating teachers on their understanding of the foundations and applications of reading instruction. Concludes that extended, interactive periods of reading interventions and discussions combined with authentic reading experiences with children from diverse cultural backgrounds may increase…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2000
Considers how the principal has a leading responsibility in improving the school curriculum. Discusses how the principal has a vital role in assisting teachers to help each pupil become the best reader possible. Presents several ways that principals can help teachers improve reading instruction. (SC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Poetry
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