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  • S E Israel, G G Duffy, +57 authors R D Kieffer
  • 2009
Die Koppelung von sozialer Herkunft und Schulerleistung im internationalen Vergleich [The linkage of social background and achievement—an international perspective].efficacy beliefs as determinants of job satisfaction and students' academic achievement: A study at the school level. (2007b). How and why do teacher credentials matter for student achievement?(More)
Drawing on structural sensitivity theory, the current study investigated monolingual and bilingual children's ability to learn how phonemes combine to form acceptable syllables in a new language. A total of 186 monolingual and bilingual kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders in Taiwan participated in the study. Bilingual children, regardless of(More)
In this paper, we address the need to develop an empirically-based understanding of the use of dialogue in teaching by discussing theory and research related to a pedagogical approach called collaborative reasoning (CR). CR is an instructional method designed to engage elementary school children in group discussions about controversial issues raised in(More)
This study investigated the phonological awareness of 219 first, second, and fourth grade Cantonese-speaking children from the south of China, who received immersion Mandarin instruction beginning in the first grade. Children received onset, rime and tone awareness tasks in Cantonese and Mandarin. Children performed better on the Cantonese onset awareness(More)
Cover photo: Urban development in Champaign County. As communities expand, detailed geologic information is needed to make effective land-use decisions. iii Preface To help respond to Illinois citizens' need for information, the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) has produced a series of publications, of which this is the third. The first, Illinois'(More)