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Richards, Janet C.; Gipe, Joan P.; Moore, Ramona C. – Research in the Schools, 1995
A qualitative inquiry describes the sociocultural aspects of an urban elementary school serving as the context for a reading/language arts early field experience and examines how the sociocultural factors of this school contribute to the professional development of the preservice teachers who work there and their three supervising teachers. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education
Nye, B. A.; Achilles, C. M.; Boyd-Zaharias, J.; Fulton, B. D.; Wallenhorst, M. P. – Research in the Schools, 1994
The Lasting Benefits Study is following up the effects of small class size on the achievement of elementary school students in Tennessee's Student/Teacher Achievement Ratio Project (Project STAR). Results show improved achievement for participants in small classes up through grade 3 that last at least through grades 4 and 5. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Elementary Education, Followup Studies
Moon, Soo-Back; Byun, Chang-Jin; McLean, James E.; Kaufman, Alan S. – Research in the Schools, 1994
Korean children (n=440) aged 2.5 to 12.5 years were tested with the Korean version of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC) (A. Kaufman and N. Kaufman, 1983) to see if these children demonstrated a profile similar to that of Japanese children. Korean children scored higher on the Sequential Scale than Japanese children, and had a…
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Differences, Intelligence Tests, Mathematics Instruction
Dickson, Betty L.; Pinchback, Carolyn L.; Kennedy, Robert L. – Research in the Schools, 2000
Collected Stanford Achievement Test, Eighth Edition scores for 560 elementary school students in a mid-southern urban school district, two-thirds of whom were black, and half of whom were magnet school participants. Findings show statistically significant differences for magnet/nonmagnet and black/white groups. Adjusted posttest scores of black…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Black Students, Effect Size
Richards, Janet C.; Gipe, Joan P. – Research in the Schools, 2000
Examined and categorized 203 teaching cases written by 8 groups of preservice teachers offering literacy-based arts lessons to elementary school students. Analysis revealed 11 major themes, 10 of which related to problematic issues. Only one theme highlighted the achievements and success of the preservice teachers as they recognized the increased…
Descriptors: Art Education, Case Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students