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Serafini, Frank – Research in the Schools, 2012
As the world told becomes the world shown, the texts of the 21st century will require teachers to adopt new skills, strategies, and pedagogical frameworks to support students' transactions with multimodal texts. This shift from a focus on monomodal, print-based texts to a focus on the skills necessary for producing and consuming multimodal texts…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Multimedia Materials, Multiple Literacies, Influence of Technology
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Martin, Ellice P.; Andrews, Shirley P.; Gilbert, Linda S. – Research in the Schools, 2009
A survey of 442 beginning teachers, 57 mentors, and 33 administrators asked participants to rate the support provided to first-year teachers. Respondents identified persons who provided the most support, and responses were compared. Generally, new teachers indicated that administrators and other teachers had been more helpful than were mentors. In…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teacher Induction, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Richardson, Sharon Ann – Research in the Schools, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine principals' perceptions of parental involvement at various levels in terms of their role in facilitation and parent involvement in school processes. The principals in this study (n = 171) were receptive to their roles in facilitation, but not to parental involvement in school processes. Because there are…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Principals, Administrator Attitudes