Search results for: Elementary school students
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Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Analysis of Children’s Science Talk in an Undergraduate Physics Course
This study examined how prospective teachers used physics content knowledge when analyzing the talk of elementary children during special activities in an undergraduate physics content course designed for prospective teachers. The findings reveal that prospective elementary teachers in an undergraduate physics course (1) reflected on their own learning and (2) identified and restated the science ideas in the talk of children in using scientific discourse while analyzing videos of elementary school children talking about science.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a program for children and young people who were bullied or at-risk of being bullied with older student mentors. The results revealed that mentored students reported higher levels of bullying and life satisfaction, and statistically significant higher levels of school satisfaction than the comparison group at the end of the school year. These findings suggest that the program was able to facilitate a relationship which made mentees feel better about school.
Updated: Aug. 09, 2016
The Experiences of Selected Mentors: A Cross-cultural Examination of the Dyadic Relationship in School-based Mentoring
In this case study, the authors examined the experiences of 11 selected mentors and their respective dyadic relationships in school-based mentoring with at-risk elementary school students to understand ways mentors might better form closer dyadic bonds yielding longer mentoring relationships. Four metathemes emerged: (a) encouragement, (b) relating style, (c) time and presence, and (d) language nuances. Specific components within these metathemes increased both synergy in the dyad and satisfaction for the mentors.
Updated: Jul. 31, 2016
Intertwining Digital Content and a One-To-One Laptop Environment in Teaching and Learning: Lessons from the Time To Know Program
This research provides a comprehensive look at a constructivist one-to-one computing program’s effects on teaching and learning practices as well as student learning achievements. Findings indicated consistent and highly positive findings of the efficacy of a constructivist one-to-one computing program in terms of student math and reading achievement, differentiation in teaching and learning, higher student attendance, and decreased disciplinary actions.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2015
This article argues for the value of using student ratings to measure quality of teaching. An international study to test the validity of the dynamic model of educational effectiveness was conducted. At classroom level, the model consists of eight factors relating to teacher behaviour: orientation, structuring, questioning, teaching modelling, application, management of time, teacher role in making classroom a learning environment and assessment. The analyses revealed that student ratings are reliable and valid for measuring the functioning of the teacher factors of the dynamic model.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2015
In this work, the authors are interested in supporting beginning teachers in identifying and productively drawing on the everyday knowledge and experiences that children bring to science learning. They focus on preservice teachers’ emerging understandings of the nature and utility of learner’s funds of knowledge. The authors argue that when preservice teachers define the utility of funds of knowledge, they do so in reference to managing classroom interactions and supporting student learning. The authors consider preservice teachers’ description of the utility of funds of knowledge as a hook to be productive and reasonable but insufficient.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2014
Effects of Coaching on Teachers’ Use of Function-Based Interventions for Students With Severe Disabilities
The present study used a delayed multiple-baseline across-participants design to analyze the effects of coaching on special education teachers’ implementation of function-based interventions with students with severe disabilities. This study also examined the extent to which teachers could generalize function-based interventions to different situations. In addition, this study examined the effects of function-based interventions on students’ problem and replacement behaviors. Results indicated a functional relationship between coaching and an increase in teacher fidelity scores. Teachers generalized the strategies to other situations with the target students.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014
The Effects of Online Teacher Professional Development on Fourth Grade Students’ Knowledge and Practices in English Language Arts
The authors present the results of a randomized controlled trial exploring the effects of a learning-community model of OPD for teachers on the knowledge and practices of their students in the context of fourth grade English language arts. There were significant treatment effects for some student outcomes.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013
Linking Student Achievement Growth to Professional Development Participation and Changes in Instruction: A Longitudinal Study of Elementary Students and Teachers in Title I Schools
This study examines relationships between teachers’ participation in professional development and changes in instruction, and between instruction and student achievement growth, from third to fifth grade. The findings reveal that when teachers participated in professional development that focused on math content or instructional strategies in mathematics, they were more likely to teach in ways associated with student achievement growth.
Updated: Jul. 03, 2013
An Examination of Preservice Partnerships During a Reading Methods Course: Do They Increase Perceptions of Ability?
The authors examined the effectiveness of pairing preservice teachers with young readers to participate together in reading-related activities and partner journaling. Findings revealed that these one-on-one partnerships did not result in statistically significant higher scores on a self-perception scale when compared with scores of preservice teachers who did not engage in these partnering experiences.
Updated: May. 28, 2013