Education News Archive - October 30, 2005

By Burns, Matthew K Abstract Previous research suggested that Incremental Rehearsal (IR; Tucker, 1989) led to better retention than other drill practices models.

By Swanson, Teri J; Hodson, Barbara W; Schommer-Aikins, Marlene ABSTRACT: Purpose: The goal of this study was to examine posttreatment outcomes following direct, systematic phonological awareness instruction for seventh-grade poor readers, most of whom had English as their second language.

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.