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Student And Teacher Attitudes Toward Giftedness In A Two Laboratory School Environment: A Case For Conducting A Needs Assessment, Jennifer Riedl Cross, Tracy Cross, Andrea D. Frazier Oct 2013

Student And Teacher Attitudes Toward Giftedness In A Two Laboratory School Environment: A Case For Conducting A Needs Assessment, Jennifer Riedl Cross, Tracy Cross, Andrea D. Frazier

NALS Journal

Providing effective professional development in laboratory schools around topics that can be divisive, such as preparing a school environment for expansion of gifted education services, can be quite difficult. However, doing so based on data collected through a needs assessment can be invaluable to the planning process. As part of a needs assessment in preparation to enroll 100 new gifted students, students and teachers (N=171) from a unique setting in which a residential school for gifted high school students is housed within a laboratory school were surveyed using F. Gagné and L. Nadeau’s (1991) Opinions about the Gifted ...


Lessons Learned: Building A Better Laboratory School, Amanda S. Wilcox-Herzog, Meridyth S. Mclaren Dec 2012

Lessons Learned: Building A Better Laboratory School, Amanda S. Wilcox-Herzog, Meridyth S. Mclaren

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Laboratory schools serve an important function in the education and training of early educators as well as important sites for the development of new knowledge related to best practices in early care and education. To this end, it is important to determine how to promote and preserve Laboratory Schools in the United States. The following paper utilizes existing literature and field data to identify essential components of successful Laboratory schools and provides a case study of a relatively new Laboratory school serving infants and toddlers; both its successes and struggles.


College Mission Alignment: Lessons For Laboratory Schools, Sharon L. Carnahan Ph.D., Diane Terorde Doyle Ma Dec 2012

College Mission Alignment: Lessons For Laboratory Schools, Sharon L. Carnahan Ph.D., Diane Terorde Doyle Ma

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This paper concerns the content, role, and purpose of mission statements in higher education and the the advisability of aligning the mission and activities of a laboratory school with the overall aims of the sponsoring college. We review strategic planning for alignment and share mission-driven activities that we have developed. We end with ideas about receiving recognition for doing the important job of a laboratory school, through disseminating and displaying examples of excellence.


The Effect Of Physical And Music Education In The Development Of Motor Skills In Children Between Six And Eight Year-Olds In An Inclusive Environment, José E. Betancourt, Marta Hernandez Dec 2012

The Effect Of Physical And Music Education In The Development Of Motor Skills In Children Between Six And Eight Year-Olds In An Inclusive Environment, José E. Betancourt, Marta Hernandez

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The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare the effect of the integration of music education and physical education programs on the development of locomotor skills in students who are between six and eight years old. Various activities were developed and implemented to assure the best quality of teaching in both academic subjects using 28 children –13 girls and 15 boys­. Fourteen children were in an experimental group and followed the integrated class of physical and music education for two months. The rest served as the control group and followed the physical education program, separate from musical ...


The Practice Of Olympic Wrestling As A Mechanism Of Behavior Modification In Elementary School Special Education Students., José E. Betancourt Nov 2012

The Practice Of Olympic Wrestling As A Mechanism Of Behavior Modification In Elementary School Special Education Students., José E. Betancourt

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The purpose of this study was the investigation of the effect of the practice of Olympic wrestling on the modification of the behavior of sixteen elementary school special education students between the ages of eight and twelve years old. Ninety two percent of this group was enrolled in a special education program of which eighty six percent were classified with ADHD. The investigation lasted ten-weeks during which the students were evaluated before and after their participation in the wrestling program. During this period the students participated in Olympic wrestling training sessions, which consisted of many motor skill activities including axial ...


The Anything Writing Project In First Grade, Stephanie J. Koplitzharty, Konnie Serr Nov 2012

The Anything Writing Project In First Grade, Stephanie J. Koplitzharty, Konnie Serr

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This article gives an overview of varying levels of engagement observed in the Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School First Grade classroom during “Anything Writing” writing workshop. Children in first grade at Grace B. Luhrs are encouraged to use topics of their own choosing when creating their written work while at the same time following basic steps in the writing process.

The “Anything Writing” approach offers differentiated instruction opportunities for diverse learners within a community of writers. Observations by university faculty, university students and the first grade teacher are included along with student writing samples. This article is the result ...


Laboratory School Leaders Provide Support For Literacy, Doyle Brinson, Edward J. Dwyer, Pamela H. Scott, Virginia Foley Nov 2012

Laboratory School Leaders Provide Support For Literacy, Doyle Brinson, Edward J. Dwyer, Pamela H. Scott, Virginia Foley

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Laboratory school leaders can greatly influence reading achievement among students. In this light, the authors propose that school leaders, by becoming more aware of their own journey in becoming readers, are encouraged to strengthen reading programs in their own schools. Consequently, writing a memoir titled “My Life as a Reader” can be used to encourage reflection on becoming a reader. In this study, analysis of the memoirs of school leaders provided substantial evidence supporting the conclusion that experiences with books and interested adults greatly encourages eventual reading achievement. The subjects in this paper are school leaders; however, application of the ...


Financially Sustaining University Lab Schools: One University’S Story, Gloria J. Gresham Dr. Feb 2012

Financially Sustaining University Lab Schools: One University’S Story, Gloria J. Gresham Dr.

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University lab schools connected to teacher preparation programs are based on the clinical teaching model. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education encourage teacher preparation programs to extend the hours required in clinical settings for teacher candidates. For years, some teacher preparation programs have championed the clinical teaching model. The university that was the focus of this study has implemented the clinical teaching model for over 87 years. Sustaining this model was not easy but through perseverance, this university did just that. The intent of this study was to determine ...


A Picture Literally Is Worth A Thousand Words! Using Documentation To Increase Family Involvement, Eva M. Zygmunt-Fillwalk, Renee Hufffman Feb 2012

A Picture Literally Is Worth A Thousand Words! Using Documentation To Increase Family Involvement, Eva M. Zygmunt-Fillwalk, Renee Hufffman

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Research conducted over the past two decades indicates the predictive nature of family involvement in children’s education to child school and life success (Jeynes, 2005). Beyond factors such as socioeconomic status and parental education, the extent to which families are involved in children’s education at home and at school has been shown to have the strongest relationship to student academic success (Henderson & Berla, 1994). This manuscript details a collaborative project between Burris Laboratory School and Ball State University, through which early childhood practicum students created web-based documentation pages to showcase kindergarten student learning. These pages opened the door ...


Building International Partnerships: Country To Country, School To School, Doyle Brinson Dr. Feb 2012

Building International Partnerships: Country To Country, School To School, Doyle Brinson Dr.

NALS Journal

Creating effective, meaningful international partnerships is a major component of a comprehensive education for today’s students. Knowledge of different cultures and perspectives provides a richer and deeper educational experience for students growing up in a world brought closer together through modern technology and up to the minute communications. University School at East Tennessee State University and Colegio Americano from Guayaquil, Ecuador are two schools who embraced the myriad of challenges that accompany the process and have successfully established a global partnership that has provided for each school opportunities to visit one another, share ideas and establish friendships and relationships ...


Why Parents Choose Laboratory Schools For Their Children, Paul Erickson, Neal Gray, Bill Wesley, Elizabeth Dunagan Feb 2012

Why Parents Choose Laboratory Schools For Their Children, Paul Erickson, Neal Gray, Bill Wesley, Elizabeth Dunagan

NALS Journal

Since the 1960s, laboratory schools have been diminishing throughout the United States with less than 100 active today. This reduction is attributed to lack of financial support, and the fact that fewer children are choosing to attend laboratory schools. Why, then, do parents choose to enroll or withdraw their children in laboratory schools? This article focuses on this question, while presenting the strengths and weaknesses of laboratory schools. Strengths of laboratory schools include better preparation for higher education, an understanding of a college atmosphere, higher college acceptance rates, and increased performance on standardized tests. Weaknesses of laboratory schools include high ...


The Role Of The University Of Hawaii Laboratory School In An Nsf Gk-12 Training Grant, Erin Baumgartner, Kanesa Duncan, Donald B. Young Oct 2011

The Role Of The University Of Hawaii Laboratory School In An Nsf Gk-12 Training Grant, Erin Baumgartner, Kanesa Duncan, Donald B. Young

NALS Journal

Research and training are important roles of laboratory schools. Whereas traditional laboratory schools have primarily served in the training of education and psychology students, the University Laboratory School (ULS) at the University of Hawaii-Manoa has been a partner in a National Science Foundation training grant that targets building teaching and communication skills of science graduate students. The training component of the grant is augmented by demonstration and practice in the “safe” environment of ULS. Further, the flexibility provided by the school’s research mission has allowed graduate students to develop and test pilot projects for export to other schools with ...


Improving Learning Disabled Student Performance Using A Web Based Training Module, Nadine Barnes, Rhoda Levine Oct 2011

Improving Learning Disabled Student Performance Using A Web Based Training Module, Nadine Barnes, Rhoda Levine

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This project sought to determine an improved method for providing basic information about learning differences to a variety of learners. A web based format was chosen because it would allow for flexibility of information delivery. This flexibility would greatly benefit the working professionals, parents, and graduate students who need access to the information. Further, by using a web based venue, access to the information would also be provided to professionals and others in underserved areas of the country.


Collaborative Partnerships To Achieve Equity, Jeremy Winters, Craig Rice, Cindy Cliche Oct 2011

Collaborative Partnerships To Achieve Equity, Jeremy Winters, Craig Rice, Cindy Cliche

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The collaborative partnership between most campus laboratory schools and their university or college department of education differs from campus to campus. The dual purpose of this partnership is to provide an education to school aged children as well as to provide college education majors an opportunity to observe and teach in a laboratory environment. The focus on inclusion and providing a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities is an additional benefit for all of the students. In order for the partnership to be most effective, conversations must occur between general and special education ...