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on the notion that social interaction nurtures cognitive development. With a new perspective of
how learning takes place, Vygotsky felt social learning happens first before child development
occurs. As cited in the Learning Theories Knowledgebase...
When children enter school, they bring an array of experiences and background
knowledge to the classroom as they try to understand their new world of learning in the academic
world away from home. In terms of literacy,...
deprived of learning because of their social isolation and lack of interaction, which affected their
overall cognitive functioning. As a result, Vygotsky set out to transform education in Russia by
creating new pedagogical styles that would...
of how Purcell-Gates (1995) provided reading intervention for Donny in exchange for
documentation and careful examination of literacy development through the social and cultural
perspectives of a family from the “white underclass, a minority...
discovery that emerged from this qualitative study were the differences in the amounts of literacy
activities that took place per hour. For example, even though these families were all from low-
SES backgrounds, researchers categorized them into...
there is a possibility that someone else in the home is (Haneda, 2006). ELL out-of-school
“literacy practices are typically bilingual or multilingual in nature” (Haneda, 2006, p. 339), as
they are associated with religion and parental...
Learning Theories Knowledgebase. (2010). Social Development Theory (Vygotsky) at
Learning-Theories.com. Retrieved October 10th, 2010 from http://www.learning-theories.
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raised by mothers deprived of their basic rights; impoverishment; and, violation of their fundamental dignity. The harms against men include: the unequal distribution of spouses and related ostracism of younger men forced to...
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Chapter 3: Method
An ethnographic approach to research allows researchers to immerse themselves into a culture and collect naturalistic data. Naturalistic data consists of real-world observations rather than...
Math can pose problems for students, teachers, and parents alike. This project
examines peer-revised research to determine common characteristics of successful and
not so successful math students, teachers, and home...
This project was implemented in the researchers’ sixth grade math class in hopes
of devising a structured remedy in aiding those students who receive insufficient help
from home on daily math concepts. The researcher...
somewhat disappointing discovery was that even when the researcher was actively
involved in providing additional daily support, the students’ scores, as a whole, increased
From this disappointing discovery, the researcher came to...
Appendix A- IRB Approval and Parental Consent Form
Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development
Graduate Studies in Education
To: Dr. Deborah Hill, Interim Dean
From: Bruce Barker, Chair
College IRB Committee
counterparts (NAEP, 2011). RTI gives educators the flexibility to meet the needs of diverse
learners to help all students find success in learning to read.
Another group of students who would benefit from the focused and individualized nature
In summary, RTI as Fuchs & Fuchs (2006) explain is a “multilayered structure . . .
implemented in the early grades to strengthen the intensity and effectiveness of reading
instruction for at-risk students, preventing chronic school...
Consideration of Time and Numbers Involved in Interventions
Besides noting a lack of focus on pinpointing and adjusting Tier 2 intervention to meet
specific needs of individuals, teachers in this study identified approximately 30 percent...
SOCIAL THINKING INTERVENTIONS
Chapter 2 Literature Review
In the history of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Asperger syndrome
is a relatively new diagnosis. It has only been recognized in the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental...
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outcomes, from “ineffective” to “highly effective”. Based on their research, Gresham et
al. (2001) provided a number of recommendations in designing an effective social skills
SOCIAL THINKING INTERVENTIONS
programs. Lane et. al. defined organizing intervention groups as the third step in the
process. Groups could be organized by class designation, skill deficit targeted,
demographics, or even randomly. Training...