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Snyder, Elise; Golightly, Amy F. – Education, 2017
Reading is a skill that is necessary to be successful both academically and professionally in today's society. Thus, it is essential that educators work with students to develop their reading skills and help them become proficient readers (Otto, 2008). This study concurrently implemented a phonics-based reading intervention and a sight-word…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Reading Instruction
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Tichenor, Mercedes; Welsh, Alyssa; Corcoran, Carol; Piechura, Kathy; Heins, Elizabeth – Education, 2016
By the time girls are second graders, they may be exhibiting negative attitudes toward math (Cvencek, Meltzoff, & Greenwald, 2011). McFarland, Benson and McFarland (2011) examined girls' math achievement in single-gender and mixed-gender classrooms and suggest that single-gendered formats can help females. In this study, we compare the math…
Descriptors: Single Sex Classes, Females, Mathematics Instruction, Coeducation
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Abahusain, Wedad A. – Education, 2016
This study aims at highlighting the reasons behind the variation of the level of the parents' satisfaction with the services provided by the resources rooms to their children with learning disabilities in Saudi Arabia. The study sample consisted of 283 parents of female students. The instrument of data collection was a questionnaire consisting of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Learning Disabilities, Intervention
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Kucuker, Erdal – Education, 2016
This study, comparing the academic achievement levels of the students with different primary school entrance age, is in survey model. 60 students, at the second grade of a primary school centrally located in Tokat province in the year the study was conducted and were 60-66 and 73-84 months old when entered the primary school, were selected with…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Sampling, Grade 2
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Chandler, Kristie B.; Box, Jean A. – Education, 2012
This paper presents a case study designed to educate students in pre-service teacher education programs about the importance of a comprehensive eye exam. The case study chronicles a family's multi-year search for solutions to their child's reading difficulties. The research supporting the case study explores the connection between vision…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Behrendt, Marc; Behrendt, Barbara – Education, 2012
Language arts and mathematics are high priority content areas in early grades. Science is often a secondary concern, even though students appear to have minimal knowledge or interest in their local ecology. This article describes a year-long project integrating science and technology with language arts. Students researched and wrote about local…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Ecology, Animals, Language Arts
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Al-Edwan, Zaid Suleiman; Hamaidi, Diala Abdul Hadi – Education, 2011
Knowledge-based economy is a new implemented trend in the field of education in Jordan. The ministry of education in Jordan attempts to implement this trend's philosophy in its textbooks. This study examined the extent to which the (1st-3rd grade) social and national textbooks reflect knowledge-based economy criteria from the perspective of…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Evaluation Criteria, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries
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Ratcliff, Nancy J.; Jones, Cathy R.; Costner, Richard H.; Savage-Davis, Emma; Hunt, Gilbert H. – Education, 2010
The research discussed here is based on a one year study of 34 second and fourth grade teachers and their 588 students. Data were collected in 40 minute observational segments; six unannounced observations took place in each teacher's classroom for a total of 240 minutes per teacher. The data were analyzed in SPSS as quantitative data. Half of the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Persistence, Grade 4
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Rumain, Barbara – Education, 2010
While we are all familiar with general core psychological concepts that are the foundation for much of what teachers are taught in Education, we sometimes fail to apply these concepts properly in moment in the classroom. Three such concepts are shaping of behavior, the Pygmalion effect and self-efficacy. This article examines these well-known…
Descriptors: Expectation, Self Efficacy, Psychology, Success
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Sheppard, Peter – Education, 2009
This paper describes an effort to provide prospective teachers opportunities to better understand African American male students and better focus on how they learn mathematics. Prospective teachers spent 15 hours over an eight week span mentoring and tutoring African American males without the guise of practicing teachers. Qualitative data drawn…
Descriptors: African American Students, Field Experience Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Males
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Ross, Kathleen S.; Neeley, Richard A.; Baggs, Terry W. – Education, 2007
The formally reported discipline infractions of second grade students with normally developing speech and language skills were compared to those of second graders with diagnosed language disorders and second graders with diagnosed speech disorders. Students with language disorders were found to have statistically significantly higher numbers of…
Descriptors: Relationship, Discipline Problems, Communication Disorders, Speech Language Pathology
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Mackey, Bonnie; Pitcher, Sharon; Decman, John – Education, 2006
Although several studies provide insights regarding the impact of the elementary school principal upon the success of the school reading program and student reading achievement scores, there are few, if any, studies that link characteristics of principals with actual standardized test scores. In this study, field notes and observations, along with…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Principals