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Brasfield, Michelle Welch; Lancaster, Chloe; Xu, Y. Jade – Journal of Education, 2019
Teacher stress and burnout have been associated with professional dissatisfaction and elevated rates of attrition. Knowledge has emerged to indicate that wellness may relieve professional stress that can precede burnout and departure from the profession; however, more research is needed to substantiate this relationship. The current study examined…
Descriptors: Wellness, Stress Variables, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence
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Pilonieta, Paola; Hathaway, Jennifer; Medina, Adriana; Casto, Amanda – Journal of Education, 2019
This study examined the impact of explicit comprehension strategy instruction supported by guided reading and partner reading on at-risk students' strategy knowledge and reading comprehension. Participants were 47 first graders (25 in the treatment group; 22 in the control group) and 44 second graders (19 in the treatment group; 25 in the control…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, At Risk Students
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Hoffman, James V.; Martinez, Ramón A.; Danielson, Katie – Journal of Education, 2016
In this article, we focus on the past, the present, and the future. We consider the ways "Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading" ("BNR") (Anderson, Hiebert, Scott, & Wilkinson, 1985) fulfilled the authors' aspirations to introduce into schools "the practices seen in the classrooms of the…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Early Reading, Best Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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Gaynor, Alan Kibbe – Journal of Education, 2015
A systemic analysis of early childhood development factors explains the variance in school readiness among representative U.S. 5-year-olds. The underlying theory incorporates a set of causally interactive endogenous variables that are hypothesized to be driven by the effects of three exogenous variables: parental education, immigrant status and…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Holistic Approach, Models, Early Childhood Education
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Humphries, Marisha L.; Strickland, Jennifer; Keenan, Kate – Journal of Education, 2014
Children learn social and emotional competence through socialization. Research has focused on the role of parents, however teachers also play an important part. This study examined the social and emotional competence of preschool African American children and the role teachers and mothers played in supporting these competencies. Teachers who…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Development, Emotional Development, Preschool Children
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Gholson, Maisie; Martin, Danny B. – Journal of Education, 2014
By taking an intersectional and emic view to studying a group of African American girls in a third-grade class, we attempted to capture the complexity of mathematics learning for these girls. Traditionally, children's social networks in school are framed as external to mathematics content learning. Our preliminary analyses of student interviews…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Coiro, Julie; Sekeres, Diane Carver; Castek, Jill; Guzniczak, Lizabeth – Journal of Education, 2014
This study examined the social and cognitive interaction patterns of third, fourth, and fifth graders as they collaboratively read on the Internet and responded to an inquiry prompt. Data analysis revealed patterns of cognitive strategy use that intersected with social forms and functions of dialogue. Dyads that exhibited higher levels of…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Cognitive Style
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Moyer-Packenham, Patricia; Baker, Joseph; Westenskow, Arla; Anderson, Katie; Shumway, Jessica; Rodzon, Kati; Jordan, Kerry – Journal of Education, 2013
The study reported here examined virtual manipulatives as an instructional treatment in 17 third- and fourth-grade classrooms. Students were randomly assigned to two treatment groups: texts and physical manipulatives, and virtual manipulatives. Results revealed no significant differences in achievement between the treatments. Additional results…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Cervetti, Gina N.; Tilson, Jennifer L.; Castek, Jill; Bravo, Marco A.; Trainin, Guy – Journal of Education, 2012
This study traces the development of a vocabulary measure designed to assess multiple types of word knowledge. The assessment, which was administered in conjunction with a science unit about weather and the water cycle for third-and-fourth graders, included items for six knowledge types--recognition, definition, classification/example, context,…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Word Recognition, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Nielson, Diane Corcoran; Friesen, Lisa Dinner; Fink, Judy – Journal of Education, 2012
This study examined the effectiveness of a model of language-focused instruction, delivered by the classroom teacher, on the vocabulary and narrative development of kindergarten children living in high-poverty conditions. There were 22 participants, the majority significantly behind their peers on standardized measures of vocabulary and narrative…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Kindergarten
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Gehsmann, Kristin M.; Templeton, Shane – Journal of Education, 2012
This article describes a model of literacy development as reflected in students' spelling. The model, based on research that identified five stages of word knowledge, explains the development of this knowledge in readers and writers, and provides a framework for elementary-grade instruction that is intended to: (1) address grade-level expectations…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Spelling, Word Recognition, Knowledge Level
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Lapp, Diane; Shea, Andrea; Wolsey, Thomas DeVere – Journal of Education, 2011
Weblogs or blogging may foreground audience needs for a written work and help novice authors grow in audience awareness and elicit and use audience feedback. A case study of a second-grade classroom compared students' growing audience awareness and the ways they addressed audience needs. Analysis of student written work, students' comments to…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Electronic Publishing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Mediated Communication
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Journal of Education, 2011
The "Common Core State Standards/English Language Arts" include the ability to become increasingly more capable with complex text over the school career, redirecting attention to the measurement of text complexity. While suggesting multiple criteria, the Standards offer a single measure of text complexity--Lexiles. Additional…
Descriptors: Readability Formulas, Readability, Information Sources, Difficulty Level