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An, Shogun – Journal of Education, 2014
This article reports action research conducted to inform my practice and contribute to the emerging discussion of preparing teachers for global citizenship education. Building on the literature on global citizenship and teacher education, I developed, taught, and reflected on an elementary social studies methods course that aimed to assist my…
Descriptors: Action Research, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Teacher Education
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Brisk, Maria Estela; Hodgson-Drysdale, Tracy; O'Connor, Cheryl – Journal of Education, 2011
This study examined the teaching of report writing in PreK-5 through the lens of systemic functional linguistics theory. Teachers were part of a university-public school collaboration that included professional development on teaching genres, text organization, and language features. Grounded in this knowledge, teachers explicitly taught report…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing (Composition), Reports
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Western, Richard J. – Journal of Education, 2002
This essay describes one man's experiences learning to read in the 1940s. He notes that at that time, parents were not expected to teach their children to read prior to entering school. That was viewed as the teacher's job. However, his parents filled his house and his life with literacy-based experiences. Once he learned to read, his community…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Literacy Education, Parent Child Relationship, Reading Instruction
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Journal of Education, 2000
Presents the personal history of Donald D. Durrell, whose research and teaching marked several generations of reading education research and practice, focusing on: early family history; the William B. Durrell family; high school education and early teaching; university education; career; related activities; marriage and family; and the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Research
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Journal of Education, 2000
Describes the work of Donald D. Durrell in reading research from the 1930s to the 1960s, explaining the theoretical base of his work (articles, texts, and monographs that he published over the years) and examining the research process at the Boston University School of Education (which focuses on primary and intermediate grades). (SM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Elementary Education, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction
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Journal of Education, 2000
Describes the work of Donald D. Durrell, a reading research leader, focusing on his work as a teacher. Explains his commitment to improving school classrooms as well as to his own university classroom. Highlights his early teaching years at Boston University, his deanship, his full-throttle years between deanship and retirement, and his retirement…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Deans, Elementary Education, Reading Difficulties
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Journal of Education, 2000
Presents a collection of tributes to Donald D. Durrell, a long-time reading research leader at Boston University, by his former students who considered him a mentor and a friend. (SM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Deans, Elementary Education, Mentors
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Schickedanz, Judith A. – Journal of Education, 1995
Schools for young children, a recent phenomenon, have become increasingly common in the 20th century, but are still not an integral part of most school systems. It remains to be seen if the 21st century will see the development of seamless systems of education from preschool through third grade. (SLD)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Elementary Education
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Teale, William H. – Journal of Education, 1995
Outlines the most important 20th century developments in reading instruction for young children, analyzing why an approach was tried, and presenting results of these instructional efforts. It is concluded that the current perspective that seems to meet the needs of most children is that of emergent literacy. (SLD)
Descriptors: Early Reading, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Education
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Schickedanz, Judith A. – Journal of Education, 1995
Argues that, while teacher and school efforts are important, the conditions outside of schools hold the key to increasing academic achievement substantially. Family socialization practices in American and Asian families are reviewed; and children's early cognitive and social behaviors are linked to later school behavior, including academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Educational Environment, Educational Quality
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Menyuk, Paula – Journal of Education, 1995
Discusses the role of language development in educational achievement and the implications of this role for curriculum development. Children's preschool knowledge of language and its development in early school years is discussed. How their language experiences in school might enhance their language development also is outlined. Highlighted are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
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Indrisano, Roselmina; Chall, Jeanne S. – Journal of Education, 1995
Presents definitions of literacy followed by an overview of selected views of literacy development, and suggests how these constructs inform the teaching of reading. A recent model of reading development is described, along with suggestions for using the model, particularly for learners at risk. The article concludes with a discussion of…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Decoding (Reading), Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Greenes, Carole – Journal of Education, 1995
Introduces the constructivist theory of mathematical learning, and illustrates its application in a curriculum focusing on fundamental concepts. How knowledge is constructed, how concepts mature, and what it means to learn and to know mathematics are presented. Pedagogical implications of adopting a constructivist perspective on knowledge and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Concept Teaching, Constructivism (Learning)
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Fafard, Denis – Journal of Education, 1992
Examines the difficulties of two elementary school teachers as they learn to use cooperative learning in the classroom. They experience ambiguity because their current understanding of practice is not sufficient to help them solve the problems they encounter. Ambiguity is dealt with by modifying their practices or their appreciative systems. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ambiguity, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Educational Change
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Goldsmith, Susan Secor – Journal of Education, 1998
Addresses curriculum and course design by organizing some important considerations of elementary school history and social-science study into a three-step plan for implementation that discusses the selection and organization of topics, their classroom presentation, and the resources available to help align the elementary curriculum with the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, History Instruction, Program Implementation
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