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Implementing Technology in a Fifth Grade Classroom: School and Home Perspectives
(Virginia Tech, 1999-03-22)
This descriptive case study investigated the effects of widespread availability of information technology in a fifth grade classroom using a constructivist paradigm. The same computer configuration that students used in ...
Factors Which Influence Kindergarten Teachers Selection of Trade Books for Use in Readaloud Sessions in Their Classrooms
(Virginia Tech, 1998-08-28)
Purposes and Procedures: According to many scholars (Huck et al., 1983; Chambers, 1983; Trelease, 1985; Kimmel and Segel, 1988), reading aloud is a powerful way to reach children academically and emotionally. Because ...
Nonfiction and Fiction: Does Genre Influence Reader Response?
(Virginia Tech, 1998-12-16)
This study explores aspects of the theoretical basis of Louise M. Rosenblatt's transactional theory of reading and its focus on the reader's efferent and aesthetic stances during transaction with nonfiction and fiction. ...
A Comparison of Effectiveness of Structured and Non-Structured Strategies of Rhetorical Invention for Written Argumentation Produced by Community College Students
(Virginia Tech, 1999-04-12)
A recent shift in the composition studies has resulted in the renewal of interest in rhetorical invention. There is no uniformity among researchers and professionals about the optimal conditions preceding the composing ...
Learning how to learn about the supervision of student teachers
(Virginia Tech, 1990-03-04)
Recent calls for reform in teacher education have included improving the clinical experience of preservice teachers (Boyer, 1983; The Holmes Group, 1986). Research on student teaching indicates that the role of the cooperating ...
The transmission of craft knowledge: factors of influence on the process of reflection
(Virginia Tech, 1990-03-01)
The purpose of this case study was to explore and describe the process of reflection as it developed during a school year for one cooperating teacher engaged in the coaching process with two student teachers. My interest ...
Appalachian studies in grades 6-12 language arts and English curricula in central Appalachia
(Virginia Tech, 1994)
The primary purposes of this study are to determine the extent to which Appalachian studies courses or units have become part of the middle and secondary public school English curricula in Central Appalachia and, in relation ...
Coming to Know a School Culture
(Virginia Tech, 1999-07-09)
The purpose of this study was to identify specific cultural elements within one elementary school to provide information about the school's identity and functioning. These elements included values, beliefs, play, rituals, ...
Lessons of the heart: teaching and the poetic life of mind "full" possibilities
(Virginia Tech, 1998-04-22)
Education should grow the delicate flowers of our emotional hearts and souls as well as the sturdy plants of our minds; it should awaken us to depths of which the mind alone is not capable. This study presents reasoning ...
Responses of four adolescent females to adolescent fiction with strong female characters
(Virginia Tech, 1994-08-07)