Monday, November 4, 2013

Helping our students: Strategy one, part two

Richland's A Framework for Understanding Poverty professional development series is underway again, with this year's sessions highlighting ways in which concepts from Ruby Payne's book have impacted the Richland campus.

The library wants to support this endeavor by helping faculty, staff, and administrators find the articles featured in Payne's companion book Research-Based Strategies: Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Under-Resourced Students.

Mattox, K., Hancock, D. R., & Queen, J. A. (2005). The effect of block scheduling on middle school students’ mathematics achievement. NASSP Bulletin, 89(642), 3-13.

Rocha, E. (2003). Expanded learning time in actions: Initiatives in high-poverty and high-minority schools and districts. Retrieved September 23, 2013, from Center for American Progress website:

Swan, K., Van 't Hooft, M., Kratcoski, A., & Unger, D. (2005). Uses and effects of mobile computing devices in K-8 classrooms. Journal Of Research On Technology In Education, 38(1), 99-112.

Williams, A., Rouse, K., Seals, C., & Gilbert, J. (2009). Enhancing reading literacy in elementary children using programming for scientific simulations. Interntional Journal on E-Learning, 8(1), 57-69. Available for purchase at Ed/ITLib Digital Library or request through interlibrary loan.

Wright, J. C., & Huston, A. C. (1995). Effects of educational TV viewing of lower income preschoolers on academic skills, school readiness, and school adjustment one to three years later: A report to Children's Television Workshop. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on the Influences of Television on Children. Request through interlibrary loan or find a library.

Research-Based Strategies was introduced during the second year of the professional development program; it offers a grid-like bibliography of 57 strategies to help struggling students with issues from having limited reading skills to not meeting deadlines to struggling with math.

Many of the bibliography's articles and titles are readily available via the open Internet (no log on) or via one of our subscription library databases (require log on). Articles that you can easily access have linked titles, while material that is harder to get is followed by links to alternate access. Some may be available via interlibrary loan, while some may be available for purchase. If you have any questions about accessing material, please let us know at

The bibliography is a long one, so it is being posted in sections.

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