International Journal of Elementary Education

Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014

  • Using Motivational Tactics to Support Children with Reading Disabilities

    Hilary Scruton, John McNamara

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 92-97
    Received: 13 September 2014
    Accepted: 24 September 2014
    Published: 30 September 2014
    Abstract: This paper presents Reading Rocks, a literacy program for children with reading disabilities. In addition to component literacy skill areas (i.e. phonics, sight word vocabulary) Reading Rocks focuses on motivational tactics aimed to promote children’s task understanding, goal setting, and monitoring. The motivational tactics adopted by the Reading ... Show More
  • Circle Time in Pre-School Class: A Study about Sex-Year-Old Children and Their Experiences of Participation in Two Different Circle Times

    Agneta Simeonsdotter Svensson

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 98-104
    Received: 11 November 2014
    Accepted: 16 November 2014
    Published: 20 November 2014
    Abstract: The purpose is to study children’s participation in two different circle times. The theoretical starting points consist of the socio-cultural theory and the developmental pedagogy theory. Developmental pedagogy emerged from empirical studies where there was a dynamic interplay and close cooperation between children, teachers and researchers. Data c... Show More