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Izquierdo Castillo, Alexander; Jiménez Bonilla, Sonia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
This article reports on an action research project conducted with six ninth grade students in a rural public school in Colombia. The purpose of the study was to determine how the implementation of three reading strategies (skimming, scanning, and making predictions), when reading topics selected by learners, helps them to improve their reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Strategies, Reading Improvement, Reading Comprehension
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Alfaro, Cristina; Durán, Richard; Hunt, Alexandra; Aragón, María José – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2014
Recent education reforms have begun to reframe academic discussion and teacher practice surrounding bilingual educational approaches for preparing "21st century, college and career ready" citizens. Given this broader context, in this article we examine ways that we might join implementation of dual language programs, Common Core State…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Change, State Standards, Charter Schools
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Diaz, Itala – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This study examined the effects of metacognitive strategies to help beginning young learners with difficulties increasing and retaining vocabulary. This was a qualitative study in which participants first went through metacognitive strategy instruction to provide awareness of learning strategies. Following this instruction, students underwent a…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Qualitative Research, Vocabulary Development, Learning Strategies
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Han, Turgay – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2015
This study aims at providing an insightful evaluation of the EFL strategies used by first-year STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students, and their perceptions of their own use of strategies. The 147 participants were undergraduate level, first-year engineering students at a state university in Turkey. Their ages ranged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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Sandoval, Ivonne; Solares Rojas, Armando; García-Campos, Montserrat – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
We present results of the analysis of knowledge used by a secondary school mathematics teacher in her classroom practice. This knowledge takes shape and is displayed as specific teaching strategies in the management of her class when she incorporates Computer Algebra Systems. Based on observations of regular classes, we find that her knowledge…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Educational Strategies
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León, Jenny Melo – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2015
The purpose of this study was to identify the different incidents of critical thinking in five preschool classrooms in one school, and the instructional strategies preschool teachers employed in the development of children's critical thinking. The participants in this study were five self-contained preschool teachers and their corresponding…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Preschool Education, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Bautista Barón, Myriam Judith – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
This article reports on an action research project that proposes to improve the reading comprehension and vocabulary of undergraduate students of English for Specific Purposes--explosives majors, at a police training institute in Colombia. I used the qualitative research method to explore and reflect upon the teaching-learning processes during…
Descriptors: Workshops, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lopera Medina, Sergio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
Strategy instruction is useful in teaching contexts. This paper examines the effects of strategy instruction in an EFL reading comprehension course carried out with 26 undergraduate students at a Colombian university. As a research method, a case study was implemented. There were three instruments with which to collect data: reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Reading Strategies, Second Language Instruction
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Díaz Larenas, Claudio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
This qualitative study aims at identifying the disciplinary strategies claimed to be used by a group of five secondary classroom teachers of English in public or semi-public schools in Chile. To conduct this research, a semi-structured interview was applied to participants. The data were analyzed using the principles of semantic content analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Amado, Hernán – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
This article presents a pedagogical experience that addresses the use of an instructional strategy called screenwriting aimed at improving the teaching of writing in an educational context. This pedagogical intervention took place in a private English language school, where three adult students willingly participated to create their own short…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Instructional Improvement, Educational Practices
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Echeverri Acosta, Luz Marina; McNulty Ferri, Maria – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
This paper reports an action research project which examined the foreign language reading comprehension of public school eighth graders who experienced a directed reading-thinking approach with strategies for comprehension and application. The strategies used were prediction, prior knowledge, graphic organizers, and questions. Data analyzed…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Thinking Skills, Reading Comprehension, Action Research
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Mahecha, Rocío; Urrego, Stella; Lozano, Erika – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
In this article we report on an innovation project developed with a group of eleventh graders at a public school in Bogotá. Its aim was to encourage students to improve reading comprehension of texts in English. It was conducted taking into account students' needs, interests and level of English. To do it, we implemented two reading strategies:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 11, Reading Comprehension
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Diaz Larenas, Claudio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
This article presents a research study that analyses eighth and twelfth graders' knowledge of speaking strategies to communicate in English. The Oral Communication Strategy Inventory, developed by Nakatani in 2006, was applied to 108 students belonging to the public, semi-public and private educational sectors in Chile. The findings show that 8th…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 12, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level
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Rezende, Flavia; Ostermann, Fernanda – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2020
This paper explores various theories of curriculum intending to provide a new approach--which we regard as a significant theoretical contribution--to examine the broad set of different discourses that have been shaping science education. We first introduce concepts and values that support traditional and critical curriculum theories and offer some…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Curriculum, Educational Theories, Discourse Analysis
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Karbalaei, Alireza – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
The notion of "learner beliefs" has garnered much attention in the field of second language acquisition. Although different studies have been conducted to study learners' beliefs about language learning, little research has looked into the issue of L2 readers' beliefs and their relations to reading strategies. This study investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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