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Rickenbrode, Robert; Walsh, Kate – American Educator, 2013
In 2000, the National Reading Panel report identified five essential components of effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Yet a new study of university-based teacher preparation programs finds that few cover these components, leaving teachers without research-based expertise. (Contains 2…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Reading Fluency
Kinney, Carol J. – American Educator, 1998
Explains the reasons why Japanese teachers seem to attain such high levels of performance as evidenced by the achievement of Japanese students in comparative international studies. Evidence is presented from background papers and case-site studies from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study. It reveals Japan's highly competitive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
Cohen, David K. – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1991
Observations of one teacher's approach to teaching second grade mathematics reveal a mixture of traditional and innovative techniques. The new teaching policy advocated by the revised California Mathematics Framework is not being implemented. The call for reform in education has increased the teacher's obligation without increasing resources to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Policy