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Toth, Sarah E.; O'Neal, Marcia R.; Evans, Retta R. – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: Although the connection between health behaviors and Health Education is well established, elementary Health Education (EHE) readiness and delivery has been challenging to assess. Purpose: This research was intended to develop and test a valid and reliable instrument to assess school district readiness for and delivery of EHE. The…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Health Education, Readiness, Test Construction
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Keddie, Amanda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This paper explores different conceptions of responsibility within and beyond neoliberal frames. Such exploration draws on the experiences and accounts of "Ashleigh," a head teacher at a primary school in outer London that is part of an academy chain. Ashleigh and her school were key participants in a study that explored matters of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Neoliberalism, Interviews
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Takala, Marjatta; Sume, Helena – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Today, in Finland, the majority of hearing-impaired pupils attend regular schools. This is in line with inclusive policy. This study aims to investigate do these pupils receive support from teachers, what kind of support is given and how is inclusion functioning. A questionnaire was used with 109 Finnish teachers, with both closed- and open-ended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Inclusion, Elementary Education
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Sáez-López, José-Manuel; Feliz-Murias, Tiberio; Holgueras-González, Ana-Isabel – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2018
This research analyzes the use of Interactive Videoconferencing in classroom, analyzing practice and attitudes of 37 teachers and professors from several countries in the first dimension. The second dimension analyzes innovative approaches and Collaborative Learning through Interactive Videoconferencing using "Skype" in a particular…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Videoconferencing, Elementary Education
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Ali, Takbir – Teacher Development, 2018
This study documented in detail teachers' voices about their working conditions, professional development needs and opportunities to cater to these needs. The study reported in this paper was conducted as part of a large-scale study that used mixed methods to assess teachers' professional development needs. The qualitative data reported in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Empowerment, Qualitative Research, Work Environment
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Estapa, Anne; Hutchison, Amy; Nadolny, Larysa – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Computational thinking is an important and necessary way of thinking for computer programmers and other professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Research on emerging practices around computational thinking that is developed through coding initiatives in schools reports that elementary children typically learn how…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Computer Oriented Programs
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Parenti, Melissa A. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Becoming more disciplined about teaching disciplinary literacy in our classrooms can be a challenge. Encouraging student production of the academic language and the demands and styles of thinking associated with each discipline requires an additional push that was often overlooked in content area instruction of the past. As this new journey in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Content Area Reading
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Alvarez-García, Olaya; Sureda-Negre, Jaume; Comas-Forgas, Rubén – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: In this paper, the results of an investigation aimed at analysing and comparing the environmental competences of future teachers undergoing training in two universities are presented. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the difference in the acquisition of environmental competences amongst two groups of students enrolled in two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Competence, Preservice Teachers
Patterson, Melissa R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study expands on the relationship between principal characteristics (total time as an educator, age, tenure as a principal, education level/degree and gender) and school success as measured by the standardized test scores reported on school report cards. The findings of the study contributed to the ongoing academic dialog about school success…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Success, Principals, Administrator Characteristics
Hall, Susan L. – ASCD, 2018
Why aren't more schools seeing significant improvement in students' reading ability when they implement Response to Intervention (RTI) or Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in their literacy programs? These frameworks serve as a way for educators to identify struggling readers and provide the small-group instruction they need to improve their…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Response to Intervention, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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Coleman, Claire; Davies, Kelly – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
Conducted within a Masters in Teaching and Learning, this article details an inquiry which sought to offer meaningful purpose to learning within a fictional frame to engage students in level two mathematics. After considering various ideas for a suitable theme we settled on a pirate adventure. Enticing students with a mysterious treasure map and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Chalkiadaki, Areti – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The current literature review the discussion of 21st century skills in the context of primary education. A sample of texts satisfying the predetermined inclusion criteria was analyzed (n = 40), with the aims of synthesizing the proposed frameworks that are most cited by authors interested in 21st century skills and competencies in primary…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Skill Analysis, Trend Analysis, Elementary Education
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Evain, Christine; De Marco, Chris – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This article is a comparative study of five pedagogical experiments that involved the use of the digital eZoomBook tool. An "eZoomBook" is a customized multi-level document incorporating links among the different layers that are accessible by tabs in a menu. eZoomBooks include a zooming in and out function allowing readers to navigate…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Comparative Analysis, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kundu, Arnab – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2018
Elementary education is vital for children as well as for society as a whole. It serves three major purposes in an individual's life. First, it provides a foundation for learning the core subjects. Second, it provides an understanding of the individual's environment and society. Third, it helps to foster an interest in duty and responsibility…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Elementary Education, Educational Practices
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Ganapathi, Janani – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Education is a fundamental human right, yet one fifth of the world's population lives with poor literacy. India is home to the largest number of illiterate people, with infrastructural, cultural, and socio-economic factors hindering equitable access to quality education. Due to the rapidly growing technology and Internet usage in the country, open…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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