Research Database

Fernald Method - Teaching Reading

This 5 page paper begins by explaining what a multisensory approach to teaching is, including a description of different modalities. The writer then explains the Fernald method to teaching reading to children with learning disabilities. The four steps of the method are described and explained. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Standardized Test Scores as Related to Method of Reading Instruction

8 pages. It is felt that the method used when teaching students to read will have a direct effect on their scores when taking a standardized test. Whether taught through phonetics or whole language, the student's ability to read and comprehend the questions on the test will be based on how they were taught. The purpose of this paper is to answer the question, "does the method of instruction used in teaching reading in elementary school affect student's test scores on standardized tests?" Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Suzuki Method of Teaching Music

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the method of teaching music created by Shinichi Suzuki. This controversial method of teaching recommends teaching very young children the violin and allowing infants to be inundated with music from birth. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Teaching English Listening Skills to Students in Japan

This 16 page paper provides an overview of some of the current literature and research studies regarding the use of specific teaching methods for instructing Japanese language speakers in the development of English listening skills. This paper considers some of the major differences in language that have been incorporated into teaching methods, and proposes a research methodology for comparing two specific methods of instruction. Bibliography lists 44 sources.

Teaching Mathematics to the Learning Disabled

An 8 page paper discussing methods of teaching mathematics that are applicable to the learning disabled. The four methods described are common methods of teaching and have been used in many different types of classrooms, and with different subjects as well. The four methods discussed are cooperative, constructivism, whole class, and mixed ability. When addressing the needs of the learning disabled there is an endless array of teaching methods to choose from and each class may well require teachers to establish their own unique and creative implementation of established methods. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The Novice Teacher in the Role of Intervention

A 6 page essay that examines elementary teachers in the role of intervention. Discussed are innovative new teaching techniques that stress the importance of the 'whole child', placing emphasis on the child's family life and community life as well as academic life. This paper focuses on the changing role of the kindergarten teacher and the problems faced by novice teacher attempting to implement new teaching techniques. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Religious Education & Dramatic Arts

An 8 page research paper that examines religious education as taught through children writing and producing their own plays. Today, religious educators face a formidable task, as it is their goal to present the Bible and its stories in a way that is not only memorable to children, but also meaningful. This description relates a method for accomplishing this task that utilizes the dramatic arts. Specifically, children were instructed within the context of a religious education class on how to write, produce and star in their own play productions. Analysis of this method shows it to be effective and innovative in regards to teaching children biblical truths. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Teaching Science to Gifted Elementary Students

A 14 page study on methods for teaching science to gifted students. Report contains an explanation of study's importance, literature review, methodology, and several illustrative charts. The writer goes into great detail concerning the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of various teaching methods. Approximately 20 sources are listed in bibliography.

An ELT Pre-Service Training Project: A course for trainee teachers

This 12 page paper discusses the historical and current methods available to teach English as second language. The methods used are those which are commonly utilised in the teaching of other subjects. The paper looks at planning implementing and presenting classes in the context of the complete job of a teacher. The bibliography lists 11 sources.

Problem Posing Education in the Use of Films

5 pages. Paulo Freire has several interesting theories concerning the types of education, teaching methods, and which work best in the classroom or other venues. This paper will focus on teaching methods and the use of film as a viable media for Freire's Problem Posing Education theory. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Multimedia-based Environments for Teaching and Learning Programming Languages

This 10 page paper examines teaching methods for computer programming. Multimedia is a method that is supported but other ways of teaching computer science are examined. Examples are used and specific programming languages discussed. A bit about the history of computer programming is included. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Health Promotion Program For Children With Disabilities

This 8 page paper presents a health promotion program that focuses on nutrition and physical activity. The sections of the paper include: assessment of students, cognitive, affective and psychomotor objectives, methodology, teaching methods, teaching materials, evaluation methods, a sample outline with the elements of part of a lesson plan and final comments about the project. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Marketing Strategies for Concrete Companies

This nine-page-paper explores marketing strategies primarily targeted toward the concrete industry but applicable to any company or service provider. It opens with a discussion about the older and still useful methods of marketing and explains why they work. Later it touches on the new and innovative methods of marketing including Focus Group discussion and Internet marketing. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Innovations in Public Health Education

A 10 page research paper on new and innovative methods used to dispense health information. The writer explores the new methods being used by health care professionals to reach the public. Of particular relevance to this discussion are new educational programs being used to curtail the spread of AIDS and other serious public health threats. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Pedagogy, Andragogy Or Synergogy - Which Is The Best Approach To Teaching ?

A 7 page research paper which examines the controversy in education about what constitutes the best approach to teaching. The writer explains how research has pointed to a combination of pedagogical methods, such as lectures, and andragogical, self-directed methods as a successful alternative to traditional methods. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

Comparing Teaching Methods for Students with Dyslexia

A 6 page research paper that focuses on current methods of teaching dyslexic children. The writer concludes that the 'tried and true' methods based on dyslexic pioneer Samuel Orton and new therapies that incorporate recent research on how dyslexia impacts one hemisphere of the brain are the best methods available. Biography lists 6 sources.

Reading and Writing: An Analysis of Teaching Methods

A 15 page paper which presents various methods of teaching the skills of reading and writing. A literature analysis is provided, as well as an analysis of the methods discussed in the literature review. This is followed by a section which presents a proposed method of approach to the subjects from the perspective of a teacher. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Education In Japan, Korea & China

9 pages in length. The Asian educational system -- with particular emphasis on Japan, Korea and China -- encompasses many variables with respect to preschool and elementary teachings. While these three countries share much of the same teaching essences with regard to methods and criterion, there still exists a measure of difference among the various applications. The writer compares and contrasts the different components of the three systems of learning.

Search & Rescue Dogs

This 12 page overview on SAR dogs contains specific information on training methods used, including techniques taught by the American Rescue Dog Association (ARDA), an organization whose models are replicated in teaching "air scenting" to dogs around the country. Preferred breeds are discussed, particularly the Newfoundland who has a propensity for water rescue. Ways in which dogs are used for searching, tracking and rescuing are illustrated throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Teaching Writing Effectively (K-6 Grades)

An 11 pager paper on teaching writing at the primary level. The writer describes new research outlining the most effective teaching methods as well as the National Standards for English Language Arts. Various techniques for assessment are discussed as well. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Web-Based Training: The Characteristics of Students

16 pages in length. This paper provides an overview of perspectives on the teaching of technology and the characteristics of students who are more likely to succeed from embrace technology-based methods vs. those who benefit from more traditional learning styles in the teaching of Java programming languages. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Analytic and synthetic phonics

A paper which compares these two methods of teaching literacy, with particular reference to the work of Johnston and Watson, and considers its relevance to the teaching of adult dyslexics. Bibliography lists 8 sources

Critical Comparison Of English Language Teaching Methodologies

6 pages in length. Understanding the inherent difference between and among teaching methods equates to a system that reaches all types of learners. Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to those who speak another native tongue has long been a challenge for Australia's educational system, all too often fraught with application struggles that ultimately compromise the end result for the individual trying to learn the new and very complicated language. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A COMPARISON OF REGULAR CLASSROOM TEACHERS TO SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS

This 6 page paper compares and contrasts the special educator with the regular classroom educator in the areas of classroom management, subjects taught, class size, and teaching methods. Quotes and examples given to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Motivations for Teaching Adolescents in High-Needs Schools

A 4 page discussion of the impetus for teaching adolescents in high needs schools. This paper contends that teaching method can overcome the problems associated wit these schools. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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