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Ippolito, John; Schecter, Sandra R. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
This article traces diverging trajectories in a situated, participatory research project in 2 public schools in Ontario. While the project operated within a consistent set of objectives to promote educational equity for immigrant, linguistically diverse students and their families, it generated 2 substantially different models of educational…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Equal Education, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Leong, Che Kan – Elementary School Journal, 2009
A sample of 141 Canadian children in grades 3 through 6 wrote to dictation 24 short sentences sampling 90 lexical items representing 10 inflectional morphological categories to study their relation to the written spelling of 40 sight words. The children were encouraged in 3, 30-minute teaching sessions to use multiple strategies of retrieval,…
Descriptors: Sentences, Spelling, Phonemes, Morphology (Languages)
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Perry, Nancy E.; Phillips Lynda; Hutchinson, Lynda – Elementary School Journal, 2006
We use the term "self-regulated learning" (SRL) to describe independent, highly effective approaches to learning that are associated with success in and beyond school. Research has indicated that fostering SRL in elementary school children requires a level of instructional sophistication and student awareness that may be beyond the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers, Researchers, Elementary School Students
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Chiappe, Penny; Siegel, Linda S. – Elementary School Journal, 2006
This study examined the development of reading and reading-related skills for native and nonnative speakers of English through the first and second grades. Tasks assessing reading, phonological, and language processing were administered to 36 native English speakers (NS) and 38 children who spoke English as a second language (ELL). Both ELL and NS…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Language Processing, Word Recognition, Reading Skills
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Perry, Nancy E.; Nordby, Carla J.; VandeKamp, Karen O. – Elementary School Journal, 2003
Studied discrepancies between Canadian first-graders' home and school literacy contexts regarding the contexts' potential to promote self-regulated approaches to reading and writing. Examined the extent to which differences were reflected in the children's attitudes toward and engagement in reading and writing at school. Found some discontinuity…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Educational Environment, Elementary School Students, Family Environment
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Scott, Judith A.; Jamieson-Noel, Dianne; Asselin, Marlene – Elementary School Journal, 2003
This study examined where, how often, and how effectively vocabulary instruction occurred in 23 ethnically diverse upper-elementary classrooms in Canada. Data revealed that only 6 percent of school time was devoted to vocabulary knowledge development, with 1.4 percent devoted to vocabulary development in academic subjects. Most instruction…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Le Mare, Lucy; Sohbat, Elahe – Elementary School Journal, 2002
Examined students' perceptions of teacher characteristics that support or inhibit help seeking, using the critical incident technique, and explored the feelings students experience in seeking help from teachers. Found that interactions evoked strong feelings in students related to how comfortable they were in seeking teacher help. (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Help Seeking, Helping Relationship
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Mac Donald, Colla J. – Elementary School Journal, 1992
Eight preschool and primary school teachers participated in workshops on planning creative dance instruction. Four months after the workshops, all eight were using dance as an educational tool. Reasons for teachers' choice to use dance in the classroom are discussed. (MDM)
Descriptors: Dance Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Willoughby, Teena; Porter, Lisa; Belsito, Laura; Yearsley, Tara – Elementary School Journal, 1999
Examined elaboration strategy--verbal elaboration, imagery, or keyword--use as a function of prior knowledge with students in grades two, four, and six. Found support for elaborative interrogation for all grade levels when learners had access to an extensive network of information. Imagery appeared to be the strategy of choice when background…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 2, Grade 4
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Ross, John A.; Rolheiser, Carol; Hogaboam-Gray, Anne – Elementary School Journal, 1999
Examined the consequences for 5 teachers of joining a school/university partnership to inquire into the routines of 13 of their colleagues in the same district. Sought to determine whether studying peers helped teachers conduct inquiries into their own practice and how the teacher-researchers used the findings from the original study to alter…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Cooperation, Educational Research, Faculty Development
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Wallace, John – Elementary School Journal, 1998
Studied collegial interactions of four Canadian elementary teachers and their partners participating in the Supervision for Growth program to determine the effects of collegiality on teachers' work. Using field notes and interview transcripts, found that the quality and quantity of collegial interactions covered a broad spectrum and that the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Collegiality, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Maquire, Mary H. – Elementary School Journal, 1989
Describes the development and implementation of a whole language program in Quebec (Canada), a unilingual French province. Focuses on the meaning of educational change at various levels of Quebec's educational system. Presents perspectives and competing ideologies on whole language. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Downing, John; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1986
Reports research on children's conceptualizations of spelling. Researchers asked a combined grades 3-4 class and a combined grades 6-7 class to invent new ways of spelling words and produce written justifications for each alternate spelling. Most of the children gave phonological reasons for their creative spellings. (DR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Phonology
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Stanovich, Paula J.; Jordan, Anne – Elementary School Journal, 1998
Used teacher beliefs and attitudes, principal beliefs and school norms, and teacher efficacy to predict effective teaching in heterogeneous classrooms. Found that the strongest predictors of effective teaching were: (1) the subjective school norm operationalized by the principal's attitudes and beliefs about heterogeneous classroom and report of…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Saint-Laurent, Lise; Giasson, Jocelyne – Elementary School Journal, 1999
Documented reports of four Canadian teachers' experiences in kindergarten emergent-literacy program to determine the following: (1) changes in classroom literacy activities; (2) difficult and easy program components; (3) students' capacity for literacy learning; and (4) project satisfaction. Concluded that researchers need to involve teachers when…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Disadvantaged Youth, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries
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