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Firmender, Janine M.; Gavin, M. Katherine; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine whether relationships existed between teachers' implementation of two specific discourse-related instructional practices and students' mathematics achievement in geometry and measurement as part of a research study on the effectiveness of an advanced mathematics curriculum for kindergarten and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Correlation, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction
Hertzog, Nancy B. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
This study explores how a project-based approach, based on gifted education pedagogy, was implemented in a public school program where the majority of students were from low-income families. The 2 first-grade teachers in this study were able to change their teaching practices to include more strategies commonly found in gifted programs such as…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Group Activities, Educational Change, Low Income Groups
Timperley, Helen S.; Parr, Judy M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
A national literacy professional development project reduced the achievement gap for students experiencing difficulties in reading or writing in 91 of New Zealand's schools. It was based on two premises: coherence within and between the multiple levels of the schooling and educational administration systems, and a focus on evidence-informed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Administration, Identification, Feedback (Response)