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Reading Horizons Vol. 39, No. 2 Dec 1998

Reading Horizons Vol. 39, No. 2

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons volume 39, issue 2.


Children's Literature: What's On The Horizons, Lauren Freedman Dec 1998

Children's Literature: What's On The Horizons, Lauren Freedman

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Lipinski, Tara. (1997) Tara Lipinski: Triumph on ice an autobiography; Dingle, Derek T. (1998) First in the field: baseball hero Jackie Robinson; Krull, Kathleen. (1996) Wilma unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph became the world's fastest woman; Horenstein, Henry. (1997) Baseball in the Barrios; Blackstone, Margaret (1998) This is figure skating; Erlbach, Arlene. (1997) Sidewalk games around the world; Lankford, Mary D. (1996) Jacks around the world; Egan, Terry, Friedman, Stan, & Levine, Mike. (1997) The good guys of baseball: Sixteen true sports stories; Cooper, Elisha. (1998) Ballpark; Ross, Kathy. (1997) Crafts for kids who are wild about... series.


Who's In Charge Here? Ownership Issues With Literature Study Guides, Marguerite Cogorno Radencich Dec 1998

Who's In Charge Here? Ownership Issues With Literature Study Guides, Marguerite Cogorno Radencich

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This article presents a rationale and procedure for evaluating literature study guides based on Langer's model for literature study and Cambourne's conditions for learning. Guides for three books are then compared using the evaluation procedure. The evaluation of five publishers' guides shows great differences in treatments of the same books.


Developing Young Authors: Collaborating In A Supportive Community, Carol L. Moutray, John F. Ennis Dec 1998

Developing Young Authors: Collaborating In A Supportive Community, Carol L. Moutray, John F. Ennis

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

When a classroom provides an environment that promotes writing, students have the resources, time, and opportunity to create collaborative stories. In a third grade classroom, three girls unite to write a series of humorous stories through group negotiation and class prompting. The classroom's instructional design and its sharing, encouraging climate promoted writing.


Allocation Of Time In Reading, George H. Mcninch, Gary L. Shaffer, Patricia Campbell, Sondra Rakes Dec 1998

Allocation Of Time In Reading, George H. Mcninch, Gary L. Shaffer, Patricia Campbell, Sondra Rakes

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

How teachers allocated instructional time in reading classes served as the focus of this study. Twenty teachers were observed during reading sessions to answer two research questions. For question 1, how do teachers allocate time, observations indicated that teachers used class time in the following increments: reading and responding 35.47%; listening and discussing 24.89%; waiting 8.36%; completing skill development activities 20.28%; telling, writing, and narrating 7.52%; and devoting 3.47% of the remaining instructional time to other activities. Question 2, does time allocated for reading coordinated text exceed more than 50% of the total time ...


We Love To Read — A Collaborative Endeavor To Build The Foundation For Lifelong Readers, Marjorie S. Hertz, Kathi L. Swanson Dec 1998

We Love To Read — A Collaborative Endeavor To Build The Foundation For Lifelong Readers, Marjorie S. Hertz, Kathi L. Swanson

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This qualitative research study targeted fourth grade at-risk children in a culturally diverse elementary school in a mid-sized city in the southwestern United States. The purpose of the study was to describe the nature of social interactions within the context of tutorial sessions and to identify common characteristics of highly effective tutors in their interactions with older, at-risk readers.


Armour, K. And Jones, R. (1998). Physical Education Teachers' Lives And Careers. Pe, Sport And Educational Status. London: Falmer Press. Paper Back; 154 Pp; Isbn 0 7507 817 4, Ken Alexander Nov 1998

Armour, K. And Jones, R. (1998). Physical Education Teachers' Lives And Careers. Pe, Sport And Educational Status. London: Falmer Press. Paper Back; 154 Pp; Isbn 0 7507 817 4, Ken Alexander

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

No abstract provided.


Staff Development In The V.E.T. Sector: Case Studies Of Two Providers, Erica Smith, Tom Lowrie Nov 1998

Staff Development In The V.E.T. Sector: Case Studies Of Two Providers, Erica Smith, Tom Lowrie

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This paper explores attitudes about and practices in staff development within two providers of' vocational education and training, focussing in particular on staff development in competency-based training (CBT). A general overview of staff development in the VET sector is provided, together with a brief discussion of the nature of CBT and an indication of some of the controversy which was associated with its introduction. Staff development in the two organisations is discussed in some detail, and it is suggested that some of the differences in staff development practices may be ascribed to variations in size and in organisational culture.


Changing Tafe In New Times, Clive Chappell Nov 1998

Changing Tafe In New Times, Clive Chappell

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Teachers and managers in Technical and Further Education have experienced radical changes to their work over the last decade. They have experienced the policy driven imperative of governments to insert the market form into the operations of the public sector including education. The policies of new vocationalism have not only changed the institution of TAFE but have placed different demands and different expectations on personnel working in this sector Debate over government reforms to VET has commonly revolved around problems to do with their implementation or have foregrounded issues to do with the professional competence of teachers in the new ...


Vocational Teacher Education In An Era Of Change: The United States Experience, Curtis R. Finch Nov 1998

Vocational Teacher Education In An Era Of Change: The United States Experience, Curtis R. Finch

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The focus of more recent educational reform in the United States has been on student achievement. As educators began to work with new reform they quickly realized that success depended on the preparation of quality teachers. This article focuses on vocational teacher education which like other teacher education areas has for some time been involved with the educational reform movement in the United States. Historical and philosophical contexts for vocational teacher education are first presented, followed by a discussion of their impact on vocational teacher education and relationships to current reform. Promising new directions for the preparation of vocational teachers ...


Portfolio Assessment In Vocational Education: The Assessor's View, Zita M. Wagner Nov 1998

Portfolio Assessment In Vocational Education: The Assessor's View, Zita M. Wagner

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Portfolio assessment has been traditionally used in art, design, music, writing and dance programs. However in recent years the use of portfolio assessment in vocational education has expanded to include many different subject areas such as economics, business, nursing, human resources, mathematics and engineering. As an assessment tool the portfolio has much to offer in terms of involving students in the assessment process and in documenting their achievements. From the assessor's point of view, the use of portfolios for assessment raises issues of reliability, the time consuming nature of assessment, objectivity and authenticity of the work. In this paper ...


Which Components Of Instruction Influence Student Interest?, James A. Athanasou, Kathy Petoumenos Nov 1998

Which Components Of Instruction Influence Student Interest?, James A. Athanasou, Kathy Petoumenos

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This study investigated how subject interest is related to components of instruction, the nature of the subject and/or student factors. Students (N=524) from over 30 technical and further education colleges completed a survey on aspects of teaching and their interest in a subject. Student ratings of the 12 components of instruction and subject interest were uniformly positive. The overall average of the 12 questions on different aspects of teaching was 3.3 (ratings ranged from I to 4). This correlated 0.46 with the rating of subject interest. There was no significant effect of age, gender, being in ...


Hagan, J., Mcquilton, J., And Carter, H. (1997). Dispossessed, Diggers And Democrats: Australia 1788 1880s. Wollongong: Department Of History And Politics And Centre For Educational Development And Interactive Resources, University Of Wollongong., Peter Reynolds, Mark Brogan Nov 1998

Hagan, J., Mcquilton, J., And Carter, H. (1997). Dispossessed, Diggers And Democrats: Australia 1788 1880s. Wollongong: Department Of History And Politics And Centre For Educational Development And Interactive Resources, University Of Wollongong., Peter Reynolds, Mark Brogan

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

No abstract provided.


Manifesto On Mathematical Education, Saunders Mac Lane Nov 1998

Manifesto On Mathematical Education, Saunders Mac Lane

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Natural Math, Maria Droujkova Nov 1998

Natural Math, Maria Droujkova

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Do The Great While It Is Still Small: Humanistic Teaching In The Elementary School, John Eichinger Nov 1998

Do The Great While It Is Still Small: Humanistic Teaching In The Elementary School, John Eichinger

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


On Solving Equations, Negative Numbers, And Other Absurdities: Part Ii, Ralph A. Raimi Nov 1998

On Solving Equations, Negative Numbers, And Other Absurdities: Part Ii, Ralph A. Raimi

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


The Teacher-Researcher Relationship: Multiple Perspectives And Possibilities, Teresa Pica Oct 1998

The Teacher-Researcher Relationship: Multiple Perspectives And Possibilities, Teresa Pica

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


A Study On The Learning And Teaching Of Hanzi - Chinese Characters, Shu-Han C. Wang Oct 1998

A Study On The Learning And Teaching Of Hanzi - Chinese Characters, Shu-Han C. Wang

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Politeness In The Speech Of Korean Esl Learners, Nancy Bell Oct 1998

Politeness In The Speech Of Korean Esl Learners, Nancy Bell

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Openings And Closings In Telephone Conversations Between Native Spanish Speakers, Serafin M. Coronel-Molina Oct 1998

Openings And Closings In Telephone Conversations Between Native Spanish Speakers, Serafin M. Coronel-Molina

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Using Narrative Picture Books To Build Awareness Of Expository Text Structure, Mary C. Mcmackin Oct 1998

Using Narrative Picture Books To Build Awareness Of Expository Text Structure, Mary C. Mcmackin

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

For many students, reading in the content areas presents quite a challenge. The transition from an emphasis on narrative texts in the lower grades to expository texts in the upper grades is not always easy. This article describes a system I use for introducing expository text structure through the use of narrative picture books. My goal is to develop an understanding of expository text structure with simple texts so that students will be able to transfer these understandings to more cognitively dense content area materials.


The Social Contexts Of Tutoring: Mentoring The Older At-Risk Student, Jeanne B. Cobb Oct 1998

The Social Contexts Of Tutoring: Mentoring The Older At-Risk Student, Jeanne B. Cobb

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This qualitative research study targeted fourth grade at-risk children in a culturally diverse elementary school in a mid-sized city in the southwestern United States. The purpose of the study was to describe the nature of social interactions within the context of tutorial sessions and to identify common characteristics of highly-effective tutors in their interactions with older, at-risk readers.


Education And The Rural Middle Class: Limington Academy, 1848-1860, Lynne Benoit-Vashon Oct 1998

Education And The Rural Middle Class: Limington Academy, 1848-1860, Lynne Benoit-Vashon

Maine History

The founding of academies in Maine during the early nineteenth-century expanded educational options for rural families, but academies also played an important role in the development of a rural middle class. In her study of Limington Academy, Lynne Benoit-Vachon finds that the school's by-laws, curriculum, course materials, and extra-curricular activities all worked to inculcate middle-class values of hard work, sobriety, self-improvement, and self-reliance in the Academy's young charges - training which would lead many of them into middle-class occupations beyond Limington’s borders. Benoit-Vachon, a graduate of the University of Maine, works as Education Programs Coordinator at the Currier ...


The Misses Martin’S School For Young Ladies Portland, Maine, 1803-1834, Yvonne Souliere Oct 1998

The Misses Martin’S School For Young Ladies Portland, Maine, 1803-1834, Yvonne Souliere

Maine History

During the Early Republic, education for the daughters of Portland's elite families usually included “ornamental” subjects such as needlework, music, and painting in addition to the “useful” subjects of reading history, arithmetic, and geography. This curriculum mirrored that of fashionable schools for young ladies in New York, Philadelphia, and, of course, Boston. The “Misses Martin's School for Young Ladies, ” opened in 1803 by the English “gentlewoman” Penelope Martin, instructed girls in “useful” and “ornamental ”subjects while also offering Portland’s best families the added cache of sending their daughters to a British-style boarding school for training as “proper ...


One First Grade Teacher's Experience With A Literature-Based Reading Series: A Look At Her First Year, Jennifer L. Altieri Oct 1998

One First Grade Teacher's Experience With A Literature-Based Reading Series: A Look At Her First Year, Jennifer L. Altieri

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

The purpose of this study was to examine a first-grade, rural school teacher's use of a newly adopted literature-based reading series. The goal was not only to see how she used the materials but to also examine any struggles she experienced during her first year with a literature-based series. The participant/observer spent one day a week for an entire school year observing the teacher's reading class and interviewing the teacher at regular intervals. It was apparent in the interviews that this teacher had a positive attitude toward many aspects of the new series and believed that she ...


Benefits Of Literacy Field Experiences: Three Views, Kathy Everts Danielson, Wilma Kuhlman, Jarene Fluckiger Oct 1998

Benefits Of Literacy Field Experiences: Three Views, Kathy Everts Danielson, Wilma Kuhlman, Jarene Fluckiger

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Three professors of literacy education reflected upon their varied field experiences with preservice teachers enrolled in their reading/language arts methods courses. After describing each field experience and discussing its impact on classroom teachers, elementary students, college students, and college professors, authors offer some general conclusions regarding literacy field experience.


Children's Literature: What's On The Horizons, Lauren Freedman Oct 1998

Children's Literature: What's On The Horizons, Lauren Freedman

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Adler, David A. (1997) -Lou Gehrig: The luckiest man; Cardo, Horacio.(1998)-The story of chess; Christopher, Matt.(1998)-The dog that called the pitch.; Levine, Abby.(1998) Gretchen, groundhog. It's your day!; McCain, Becky Ray (1998) Grandmother's dreamcatcher; Rodriquez, Alex with Greg Brown (1998) Alex Rodriquez: Hit a grand slam! (1998) Sensisi, Ellen. B.-For my family, love, Allie; Spelman, Cornelia Maude (1998) Mama and Daddy Bear's Divorce (1998) Tucker, Kathy (1999)The leprechaun in the basement.


From The Editor, Karen F. Thomas Oct 1998

From The Editor, Karen F. Thomas

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

National Reading Summit; Introduction to Reading Horizons volume 39, issue 1.


Reading Horizons Vol. 39, No. 1 Oct 1998

Reading Horizons Vol. 39, No. 1

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons volume 39, issue 1.