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Reid, Muriel J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School accountability is necessary to measure school and student success. School accountability status, parent-teacher communication, and parent involvement since the online gradebook implementation have been factors in education. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to identify and evaluate patterns among teachers using the online…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation
Berthelson, Meredith Kay – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Early mathematical skills have long been hailed as a cornerstone and as the best predictor of later success in mathematics and literacy. This perception highlights the importance of elementary educator's mathematical content knowledge (MCK) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). This study explored a novel approach to motivating and facilitating…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Astronomy, Biology
Tessier, Matthew Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to examine the thoughts and feelings of 13 people who entered into a public-private partnership to create a learning experience outside of the traditional classroom for students in the Innovation Elementary School District in partnership with the City of Innovation, the Innovation Library, and the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Elementary Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship
Radloff, Jeffrey – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Achieving widespread scientific literacy has been a longstanding goal of US science standards, requiring that students and teachers possess contemporary nature of science (NOS) conceptions. However, NOS conceptions are repeatedly found to be wide-ranging or 'naive', resulting in regular efforts by science education researchers to hone, or…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy
Washington, Chelle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of using guided reading instruction to increase overall reading achievement in elementary students over the course of three months. Twenty Kindergarten students with varying reading achievement from a Title I school in Georgia were examined in the study. Students were divided into five groups…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction
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Hopper, Timothy; Fu, Hong; Sanford, Katherine; Monk, David – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2018
Professional programs in postsecondary education have long been using electronic portfolios (ePs) for diverse purposes, for example, assessment, certification, showcasing, and learning. However, in our practices of using ePs in teacher education for the past several years, we have found that the question of "what is an eP?" requires…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Teacher Education Programs, Technology Uses in Education
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Ward, Gavin; Griggs, Gerald – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Physical Education is widespread across the world, yet despite its cultural variation it remains remarkably similar. The ability of the subject to replicate its practices makes it a potential site for exploration from a memetic perspective. The purpose of this paper is to examine documentary evidence such as research papers, policy documents and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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Meacham, Sohyun; Atwood-Blaine, Dana – Science and Children, 2018
Young children are full citizens. They have full rights to use their "hundred languages," hands, and thoughts to contribute to the field of science. The founder of the Reggio Emilia approach, Loris Malaguzzi, emphasizes in his famous poem that every child has a hundred ways of discovering the world and a hundred worlds to invent. Today's…
Descriptors: Robotics, Reggio Emilia Approach, Science Instruction, Early Childhood Education
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Muth, Nicole; Kremer, Kathleen; Keiper, Val; Schnake, Richard; MacCudden, Renae – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
In many states, teacher candidates are required to complete the Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). Faculty at a Midwestern university recently piloted implementing edTPA completion prior to student teaching and revealed (a) an easing of tensions associated with edTPA completion, (b) a positive impact on the student teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Elementary Education
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Ozturk, Ayse – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Purpose: Human rights education is vital for democratic societies. For an effective human rights education, teachers need to have an in-depth comprehension regarding human rights in the first place. Accordingly, this study aimed to develop, implement and evaluate the Human Rights Curriculum Based on Socioscientific issues as Part of the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Environmental Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education
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Kazempour, Mahsa – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
The current study aimed to provide elementary preservice teachers with an opportunity to engage in an authentic inquiry experience that shifted the focus from the hypothesis-testing model of inquiry to one that more accurately and completely reflected the process of scientific inquiry in its entirety. The aim of this qualitative case study was to…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Preservice Teachers, Inquiry, Reflection
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Gubbels, Joyce; Coppens, Karien M.; de Wolf, Inge – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
There is a global trend towards including children with special needs in mainstream schools instead of placing them in special schools. However, the numbers of students in special schools varies greatly among regions due to variations in educational systems, funding arrangements -- and the incentives that are associated with these arrangements --…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Special Schools
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Francom, Gregory M.; Moon, Andria L. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2018
Aim/Purpose: This study describes and evaluates a teacher preparation program that combines a school-university partnership and a 1:1 device initiative. Background: This educational design research report combines a 1:1 technology device experience with a school-university partnership to enhance teacher preparation for educational technology use.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Atas Akdemir, Öznur – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2018
The purpose of this research is to determine the relationship between prospective teachers' selfefficacy beliefs and their attitudes towards the teaching profession. Correlational research model was used in this research. 312 students studying in different departments of Agri Ibrahim Çeçen University Faculty of Education participated in the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
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Gurbuzturk, Oguz – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The purpose of this research is to investigate the attitudes of elementary education students towards the use of Smart Board (SB) in lessons. The study is based on the associational survey model from quantitative research methods. The study was conducted on students attending at 4th to 8th grades of three schools, both primary and secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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