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Swimming Against The Tide: Educational Late-Blooming In America, William C. Levin Dec 1999

Swimming Against The Tide: Educational Late-Blooming In America, William C. Levin

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Reader Response: Students Develop Text Understanding, Ruth R. Becker Dec 1999

Reader Response: Students Develop Text Understanding, Ruth R. Becker

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Prompted by Rosenblatt's (1978) framework of the reader's transactional relationship to the text, this qualitative study examines four fifth-grade students' stances and their responses to a narrative text in three classroom activities, a peer-led discussion group, a story map activity, and written responses. This study primarily investigates issues regarding the accessibility of shifts in stance for the students. Additionally, it calls into question Rosenblatt's construct of the aesthetic-efferent continuum.


Encounters With Information Text: Perceptions And Insights From Four Gifted Readers, Dorothy Leal, Barbara Moss Dec 1999

Encounters With Information Text: Perceptions And Insights From Four Gifted Readers, Dorothy Leal, Barbara Moss

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This study examines the nature of engagement with informational text by exploring four gifted students' responses to children's information books and informational storybooks. The researchers interviewed the students and students recorded their responses to books in journals over the course of the study. Results indicated that these children expressed a variety of reasons for reading nonfiction and held interesting perceptions and strong opinions about informational content, which varied according to text type. Children identified authors' purposes and genre differences, and expressed preference for books with depth of coverage along with a creative format.


Reading Horizons Vol. 40, No. 2 Dec 1999

Reading Horizons Vol. 40, No. 2

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons volume 40, issue 2.


Multimedia Materials For Language And Literacy Learning, Terry L. Hallett Dec 1999

Multimedia Materials For Language And Literacy Learning, Terry L. Hallett

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This article introduced educators to inexpensive, commercially-available CD-ROM software that may be incorporated into classroom activities for both normally developing and language learning disabled children. Computer disks read only memory (CDROM) combines speech, text, graphics, sound, video, animation, and special effects. Three types of multimedia CD-ROM products are discussed: a) virtual adventures; b) electronic storybooks; and c) desktop tools.


Mothers' Prosodie Features: Strategies To Guide Young Children's Understanding Of Book Language, Linda E. Martin Dec 1999

Mothers' Prosodie Features: Strategies To Guide Young Children's Understanding Of Book Language, Linda E. Martin

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Mothers use prosody to engage children during book reading. Thus, prosody may contribute to children's literacy. The purpose of this study was to describe how twenty-five mothers across children's age groups (6-month olds, 12-month-olds, 18-month-olds, 24-month-olds, and 4-year-olds) used prosody, specifically pitch and stress variations, while reading with their children. Common speech samples from the readings of two different texts (narrative and expository) were analyzed. In addition, the mothers were questioned about their use of expressive language while reading. Patterns from the data showed that the mothers of the 6-month-olds did not vary their speech as often. They ...


Another Response To Dancis, Ted Eisenberg Dec 1999

Another Response To Dancis, Ted Eisenberg

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Evaluation In The Mathematics Classroom, Emam Hoosain, B. Naraine Dec 1999

Evaluation In The Mathematics Classroom, Emam Hoosain, B. Naraine

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Calculus For The Liberal Arts: A Humanistic Approach, Kathleen Shannon Dec 1999

Calculus For The Liberal Arts: A Humanistic Approach, Kathleen Shannon

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Teaching A Humanities Course: A Mathematician’S View, Bill Marion Dec 1999

Teaching A Humanities Course: A Mathematician’S View, Bill Marion

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Values In Mathematics Education, Murad Jurdak Dec 1999

The Role Of Values In Mathematics Education, Murad Jurdak

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Divisibility: A Problem Solving Approach Through Generalizing And Specializing, Rina Zazkis Dec 1999

Divisibility: A Problem Solving Approach Through Generalizing And Specializing, Rina Zazkis

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


A Response To Dancis, Margaret Schaffer Dec 1999

A Response To Dancis, Margaret Schaffer

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


What Else Do We Forget To Tell Our Teachers?: A Response To Dancis, Stephen Sproule Nov 1999

What Else Do We Forget To Tell Our Teachers?: A Response To Dancis, Stephen Sproule

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Children's Knowledge, Teachers' Knowledge: Implications For Early Childhood Teacher Education, Joy Cullen Nov 1999

Children's Knowledge, Teachers' Knowledge: Implications For Early Childhood Teacher Education, Joy Cullen

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

A recent explosion of research on young children's knowledge raises issues for early childhood educators with regard to the extent to which early childhood programs incorporate the knowledge base that children bring to their learning. Recent psychological work on children's domain knowledge reveals early competencies that contribute to subsequent conceptual learning. Studies of learning in early childhood settings suggest further that sociocultural mechanisms (or constraints) of learning are important factors in children's knowledge construction in the early years. These studies also indicate the interface of content and processes in young children's knowledge construction. It is argued ...


Helping Future Teachers To Be Effective Learners: Providing In Context Learning Support For First Year Teacher Education Students, Barbara De La Harpe, Alex Radloff Nov 1999

Helping Future Teachers To Be Effective Learners: Providing In Context Learning Support For First Year Teacher Education Students, Barbara De La Harpe, Alex Radloff

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Future teachers need to be effective learners and also effective teachers of learning. However, many Teacher Education students are underprepared for university study and, as a consequence, may, not be effective learners. Thus, they need help to develop the cognitive, metacognitive, motivational and affective strategies which are needed for qualitv learning and their future teaching. Current theory and research suggests that such help is best provided by the discipline instructor in the context of regular teaching. In this paper we outline how students can be helped to be effective learners, describe how we provided such help to a group of ...


Establishing Academic And Social Support Groups For Teacher Education Students, Anna M. Sullivan Nov 1999

Establishing Academic And Social Support Groups For Teacher Education Students, Anna M. Sullivan

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Following their research into cooperative learning, Johnson and Johnson (1994) have suggested that teachers establish base groups in their classes to provide academic and social support to students. Base groups are small groups of students that meet regularly to discuss matters associated with the students' social and academic goals and progress. One of the features of base groups is that the teacher does not participate in their discussions unless specifically invited to do so. While there is some evidence that base groups are effective in providing academic and social support to school students, there is little information about their effectiveness ...


Competence And Quality In The Training Of Teachers For The Post Compulsory Sector In The Uk , Bruce Russell, Peter Sanderson Nov 1999

Competence And Quality In The Training Of Teachers For The Post Compulsory Sector In The Uk , Bruce Russell, Peter Sanderson

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This issue addresses the broad theme of quality learning. When we invited authors to submit papers for this special issue. we were not prescriptive about what we meant by quality learning However. we were especially interested in some aspects of learning that are particularly important to teacher education at the present time. One of these relates to the quality of the learning outcomes that are achieved by teacher education students. What sort of outcomes should prospective teachers achieve before they take on the complex task of helping others learn?


Applications Of Cloze Procedure To Reading Assessment In Special Circumstances Of Literacy Development, Norbert Francis Oct 1999

Applications Of Cloze Procedure To Reading Assessment In Special Circumstances Of Literacy Development, Norbert Francis

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This study forms part of an on-going investigation of second language reading development of elementary school children from a bilingual, indigenous, community where high levels of proficiency in both languages are common among all age groups. Modifications were applied to the standard rational deletion cloze procedure to adapt assessment to the special sociolinguistic circumstances of reading in an indigenous language, and for the purpose of exploring practical classroom applications of the cloze procedure for instruction.


Critical Teacher Thinking And Imaginations: Uncovering Two Vocabulary Strategies To Increase Comprehension, Elaine Roberts Oct 1999

Critical Teacher Thinking And Imaginations: Uncovering Two Vocabulary Strategies To Increase Comprehension, Elaine Roberts

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Dedicated teachers who were taking a university course for reading assessment and diagnosis candidly discussed students' problems with vocabulary words that impede successful reading comprehension. Their viewpoints about ways to help students learn to use vocabulary strategies effectively led to the development of two vocabulary strategies that were based on cognitive and personality styles. The interactive process of developing the strategies pushed the teachers' imaginations and created a challenge for the teachers and their college professor.


Strategic Teaching And Strategic Learning In First Grade Classrooms, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch, Dodie Magill, Marie Dean Oct 1999

Strategic Teaching And Strategic Learning In First Grade Classrooms, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch, Dodie Magill, Marie Dean

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

In this article the authors describe Reading Express, a collaborative program which brings together the expertise of first-grade teachers and Reading Recovery teachers to support all first-grade children in literacy development. In the Reading Express program, the Reading Recovery teachers spend one hour per day in each of the first grade classrooms. This time is spent in both whole class as well as small group instruction. The results of Reading Express have been positive for both first-grade children as well as teachers. End-of-year text-level scores and other data indicate that the program is having a positive impact on students' literacy ...


Reading Horizons Vol. 40, No. 1 Oct 1999

Reading Horizons Vol. 40, No. 1

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons volume 40, issue 1.


Young Chinese Esl Children's Home Literacy Experiences, Hong Xu Oct 1999

Young Chinese Esl Children's Home Literacy Experiences, Hong Xu

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This article describes home literacy experiences of six Chinese ESL kindergartners. The experiences include the parents' provision of literate home environments as well as children's functional use of Chinese and English and engagement in Chinese and English literacy activities. The findings indicate the diverse and cultural nature of the home literacy experiences and the supportive roles of parents and other family members. Suggestions for teachers and parents to promote ESL children's literacy development are discussed.


Teaching The Retrenchment Generation: When Sapphire Meets Socrates At The Intersection Of Race, Gender, And Authority, Pamela J. Smith Oct 1999

Teaching The Retrenchment Generation: When Sapphire Meets Socrates At The Intersection Of Race, Gender, And Authority, Pamela J. Smith

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

This Article is about perceptions and the negative sociological factors that feed these perceptions as Black women attempt to teach the Retrenchment Generation. For purposes of this Article, the Retrenchment Generation is not limited to any particular age group or period of time. Rather, the Retrenchment Generation refers to a state of mind that makes race-based, sex-based, and race/sex-based microaggressions acceptable and in fact normal. The Retrenchment Generation is defined by the synergism that is created by racial isolation, particularly in the educational arena, retrenchment fervor, and the presumption of incompetence that inflexibly presumes that all professional Black women ...


The Politics Of Scholastic Aptitude Testing, Editor Sep 1999

The Politics Of Scholastic Aptitude Testing, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes political features of scholastic aptitude testing--some of which are infrequently addressed in educational- problem identification and in policy development, implementation, and evaluation.


Privacy, Information Technology, And The Educational Process, Tweed W. Ross Sep 1999

Privacy, Information Technology, And The Educational Process, Tweed W. Ross

Educational Considerations

In the middle of the Information Age (Toffler) educational institutions have focused on a wide range of issues relative to the application of new information technologies. Child safety on the worldwide has been a great concern for schools.


Promise Or Peril? Electronic Technologies, Equity, And Marginalized Students, Denise M. Dalamio Sep 1999

Promise Or Peril? Electronic Technologies, Equity, And Marginalized Students, Denise M. Dalamio

Educational Considerations

The ability to access electronic mail (e-mail), the Internet (Net), and the World Wide Web (Web) have become life skills for the 21st century. Internet users have almost instant access to facts, figures, databases, public archives, libraries, and information from around the world.


Foreword, Tweed W. Ross Sep 1999

Foreword, Tweed W. Ross

Educational Considerations

Information technology has presented the educational establishment with a number of perplexing problems. To date most problems have been related to ways of effectively using these new tools to improve instructional delivery.


Collaboration And Conflict: Multi-Disciplinary Teams Developing Multimedia For Preservice And Inservice Education, Linda P. Thurston Sep 1999

Collaboration And Conflict: Multi-Disciplinary Teams Developing Multimedia For Preservice And Inservice Education, Linda P. Thurston

Educational Considerations

Interactive multimedia is becoming a fixed feature in the delivery of instruction at all educational levels. The process of multimedia places the learning potential of technology in the hands of the learner and such features as screen design, interactivity, audio and video elements, and learner control and navigation are educationally effective.


The Great Stereopticon Revisited, G. Daniel Harden Sep 1999

The Great Stereopticon Revisited, G. Daniel Harden

Educational Considerations

In 1948 Richard Weaver, a somewhat reclusive professor of literature at the University of Chicago, produced what came to be the widely acclaimed and quoted book, Ideas Have Consequences. The work received critical commentary at the time from both enthusiasts and detractors.