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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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.