Education News Archive - October 03, 2005

By Sabornie, Edward J; Cullinan, Douglas; Osborne, Susan S; Brock, Lynne B ABSTRACT: A meta-analysis of 58 studies was performed in which IQ, academic achievement, and behavior characteristics were examined across students with learning disabilities (LD), mild intellectual disabilities (MID), and emotional/behavioral disabilities (E/BD).

By Eid, Ghada K; Koushki, Parviz A In addition to the existing two-semester system, the option of a credit system was for the first time offered to the students of the secondary (high school) education program in Kuwait in 1978.

By Gehrke, Rebecca Swanson Facing the challenges of urban poor schools some teachers defy the odds and achieve increases in student success.

By Bridgemohan, Radhike; van Wyk, Noleen; van Staden, Christie Close contact and regular communication between the home and the school in Early Childhood programmes improve the way parents and educators work towards the goal of child development.

By Beswick, J F; Willms, J Douglas; Sloat, E A In this article, we compared outcomes derived from teacher rating scales and standardized tests to determine if there were systematic discrepancies between kindergarten teachers' ratings of literacy skills and results derived from direct assessment of the emergent literacy skills of kindergarten students.

By Ridenour, Carolyn S; Twale, Darla J We examined intellectual risk and risk-taking behavior in educational leadership preparation programs and investigated the intersection of academic generations within a community of practice, that is, doctoral students and faculty.

By VanWeelden, Kimberly; Whipple, Jennifer The purpose of the current study was to examine preservice teachers' predictions and perceptions of students with special needs' level of mastery of specific music education concepts and actual grades achieved by these students using alternative assessments and testing accommodations within two subpopulations: students with emotional and/or behavior disorders, and students with acute cognitive delays.

By Petress, Ken Music is shown to be beneficial to students in four major categories: success in society, success in school, success in developing intelligence, and success in life.

By Caram, Chris A; Davis, Patsy B Questions that stretch students' minds, invite curiosity, provoke thinking, and instill a sense of wonder can keep students engaged.

By Mottet, Timothy P; Beebe, Steven A; Raffeld, Paul C; Paulsel, Michelle L The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of student responsiveness on teachers granting relational power to students, and to determine if this power influenced how teachers evaluated student essays.

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