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Research On Distance Programs For Teachers & Administrators, Laura S. Foley Edd Oct 2012

Research On Distance Programs For Teachers & Administrators, Laura S. Foley Edd

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Distance access to quality preparation in university teacher certification programs is crucial to solving teacher shortages. This paper aggregates the data from several gathering sources which were designed to evaluate distance program features for quality, access, and delivery through the perceptions of participating preservice teachers at Utah State University.


Enhancing Alphabet Knowledge Instruction: Research Implications And Practical Strategies For Early Childhood Educators, Cindy D. Jones, Sarah K. Clark, D. Ray Reutzel Jun 2012

Enhancing Alphabet Knowledge Instruction: Research Implications And Practical Strategies For Early Childhood Educators, Cindy D. Jones, Sarah K. Clark, D. Ray Reutzel

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Alphabet knowledge is consistently recognized as the strongest, most durable predictor of later literacy achievement. Recent research offers practical implications for increased effectiveness of teaching alphabet knowledge to young children. In this article, we outline Enhanced Alphabet Knowledge instruction (EAK), a method of practical instruction that early childhood teachers can use to organize, plan, and teach the essential skills of alphabet knowledge. EAK emphasizes identifying the letter name and sound, recognizing the letter in text, and producing the letter form, through flexible, distributed cycles of review based on factors that influence acquisition of alphabet knowledge.


Taking A Closer Look: Teaching Students To Be Metacognitive, Sarah K. Clark Apr 2012

Taking A Closer Look: Teaching Students To Be Metacognitive, Sarah K. Clark

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Transitions: Narratives Of Transitional Experiences Of Non-Traditional Female Students Upon Return To The University, Susan A. Turner Apr 2012

Transitions: Narratives Of Transitional Experiences Of Non-Traditional Female Students Upon Return To The University, Susan A. Turner

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Synthesizing Multicultural, Global, And Civic Perspectives In The Elementary School Curriculum And Educational Research, Steven P. Camicia, J. Zhu Jan 2012

Synthesizing Multicultural, Global, And Civic Perspectives In The Elementary School Curriculum And Educational Research, Steven P. Camicia, J. Zhu

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Dreaming In Context: Micro- And Structural Transformations In An Age Of Standardized Testing, Sue Kasun Jan 2012

Dreaming In Context: Micro- And Structural Transformations In An Age Of Standardized Testing, Sue Kasun

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Learning Mathematics With Technology: The Influence Of Virtual Manipulatives On Different Achievement Groups, Patricia Moyer-Packenham, Jennifer Suh Jan 2012

Learning Mathematics With Technology: The Influence Of Virtual Manipulatives On Different Achievement Groups, Patricia Moyer-Packenham, Jennifer Suh

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

This study examined the influence of virtual manipulatives on different achievement groups during a teaching experiment in four fifth-grade classrooms. During a two-week unit focusing on two rational number concepts (fraction equivalence and fraction addition with unlike denominators) one low achieving, two average achieving, and one high achieving group participated in two instructional treatments (three groups used virtual manipulatives and one group used physical manipulatives). Data sources included pre- and post-tests of students’ mathematical content knowledge and videotapes of classroom sessions. Results of paired samples t-tests examining the three groups using virtual manipulatives indicated a statistically significant overall gain following ...


Exploring Adult Development Frameworks: Self-Study And Inquiry Outcomes For Developing Leaders And Building Student Success, Susan A. Turner Jan 2012

Exploring Adult Development Frameworks: Self-Study And Inquiry Outcomes For Developing Leaders And Building Student Success, Susan A. Turner

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Teaching Anxieties Revealed: Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Reflections On Their Mathematics Teaching Experiences, A. Brown, A. Westenskow, Patricia Moyer-Packenham Jan 2012

Teaching Anxieties Revealed: Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Reflections On Their Mathematics Teaching Experiences, A. Brown, A. Westenskow, Patricia Moyer-Packenham

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Over the last 50 years, there has been ample research dedicated to mathematics anxiety in contexts of teaching and learning. However, there has been less attention focused on pre-service teachers' anxieties about teaching mathematics in classroom settings. This study analyzed pre-service teachers' reflections at the conclusion of an elementary mathematics field experience in order to determine common themes surrounding anxiety-related events based on mathematics practice-teaching experiences. Through qualitative analysis of pre-service teachers' reflections using open and axial coding, three categories and ten themes surrounding elementary pre-service teachers' anxiety-related events based on mathematics practice-teaching experiences emerged. Some of the themes presented ...


Making Sense Of Integer Arithmetic: The Effect Of Using Virtual Manipulatives On Students' Representational Fluency, J. Bolyard, Patricia Moyer-Packenham Jan 2012

Making Sense Of Integer Arithmetic: The Effect Of Using Virtual Manipulatives On Students' Representational Fluency, J. Bolyard, Patricia Moyer-Packenham

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

This study investigated how the use of virtual manipulatives in integer instruction impacts student achievement for integer addition and subtraction. Of particular interest was the influence of using virtual manipulatives on students’ ability to create and translate among representations for integer computation. The research employed a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design. Ninety-nine sixth-grade students participated over a four-week period. Six classes were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups. Students increased in integer computation achievement and demonstrated facility with pictures and written representations. Students had more difficulty creating symbolic representations and making connections among this and other representational forms.


Through The Eyes Of The Novice Teacher: Perceptions Of Mentoring Support, Sarah K. Clark, D. Byrnes Jan 2012

Through The Eyes Of The Novice Teacher: Perceptions Of Mentoring Support, Sarah K. Clark, D. Byrnes

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.