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Sibanda, Rockie; Kajee, Leila – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Early childhood education is essential in bridging home and school literacy practices; however, recognising the home as a literacy space remains a challenge to educators in South African schools. Aim: The aim of this article was to explore children's literacy practices, often through play, and the potential implications this might hold…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Family Environment, Literacy
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Namukwaya, Victoria A.; Kibirige, Israel – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Universal primary education (UPE) is a crucial strategy for the global target of "Education for All," but several countries failed to meet the 2015 mark. This study investigated parents' perceptions of UPE in Kotido District, Uganda. Data were collected during face to face interviews from 36 purposively selected parents who had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Elementary Education, Equal Education
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Dündar, Sahin – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Using the theory of planned behaviour (Ajzen, 1985, 1991), this study examined the intentions of preservice teachers regarding use of the case study method in their social studies classes. The participants were 314 preservice teachers (219 elementary school; 95 social studies) and the study was conducted in the spring term of the 2017-2018…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Intention, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Social Studies
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Hawkman, Andrea M.; Van Horn, Selena E. – Social Studies, 2019
Authors discuss the relationship between social studies education and patriotism. The authors share two lesson plans (one elementary and one secondary) that examine the racialized and politicized experiences of three professional athletes, Gabby Douglas, Colin Kaepernick, and Megan Rapinoe. Drawing on tenets of critical race media literacy and…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Athletics, Physical Education, Social Studies
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Eckhoff, Angela – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This paper reports findings from a qualitative investigation that documented the exhibition of children's work in public spaces within early learning centers and elementary schools. An iterative, photo-documentation methodology was used to document the student work on display using photographs taken in 20 public elementary schools and four early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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Boyd, Wendy; Lembke, Cathy; Scott, Amanda – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2019
Australian teachers are required to teach students from diverse cultures, and preservice teachers are reported to feel culturally unprepared. The Australian Government's New Colombo Plan aims to increase pre-service teachers' cultural competency by providing funding for cultural and educational experiences in the Asian-Pacific region. This paper…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Immersion Programs, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Vaughn, Margaret; Kuby, Candace R. – Action in Teacher Education, 2019
Scholars suggest that through visioning preservice teachers can imagine their ideal classroom and construct instructional practices aligned with their knowledge of effective pedagogy. However, less is known about the relationship between preservice teachers' visions and their personal ideologies and histories. During the semester, preservice…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Preservice Teachers, Ideology, Beliefs
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Rich, Peter J.; Browning, Samuel F.; Perkins, McKay; Shoop, Timothy; Yoshikawa, Emily; Belikov, Olga M. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
The teaching of computing is becoming an essential addition to twenty-first-century learning. An important part of this new addition is the teaching of computing in earlier grades, starting as early as kindergarten in some countries. Yet, there is little research that reports on computing practices in earlier grades. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience
Cunningham, Christine M. – Teachers College Press, 2018
Bolstered by new standards and new initiatives to promote STEM education, engineering is making its way into the school curriculum. This comprehensive introduction will help elementary educators integrate engineering into their classroom, school, or district in age-appropriate, inclusive, and engaging ways. Building on the work of a Museum of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering, Elementary Education, Curriculum Development
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Coe, John – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
This article sketches a vision of how primary education needs to be re-shaped to let schools focus more sharply on the development of children as individuals. Rapid social change requires a fundamental re-thinking of formal education and assessment. High-stakes testing must end. Greater weight must be given to the application of knowledge and…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Education, Educational Needs
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Dang, Tu Cam Thi; Seals, Corinne – TESOL Journal, 2018
This article delves into the issue of incorporating sociolinguistic aspects of language and culture into the current primary English textbooks in Vietnam. The authors first provide an overview of primary English teaching in the Vietnamese setting and then evaluate the current primary English textbooks in relation to the objectives of foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Çetinkaya, Murat – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The aim of the research is to improve a valid and reliable attributing scale which identifies authentic learning environments and evaluation attributes of the science teacher candidates. The study has been designed on the base of validity and reliability of the scale developed to evaluate the authentic learning environments. The research group is…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Preservice Teachers, Factor Analysis, Test Validity
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Higham, Rupert; Biddulph, James – Education 3-13, 2018
This article provides the transcript of Dr. Rupert Higham (University College London, Institute of Education) in conversation with Dr. James Biddulph (Headteacher of the University of Cambridge Primary School). Among the topics discussed are: What the University of Cambridge Primary School (UCPS) motto, "Releasing the Imagination: Celebrating…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Role, Educational Theories
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Christ, Tanya; Sharma, Sue Ann – Reading Horizons, 2018
Culturally relevant text selection and pedagogy support students' motivation, engagement, literacy outcomes, and positive identity formation. Nevertheless, there is limited research on teacher preparation that fosters these outcomes. We explore 17 preservice teachers' challenges and successes with culturally relevant text selection and pedagogy…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education
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Stefanski, Angela J.; Leitze, Amy; Fife-Demski, Veronica M. – Reading Horizons, 2018
This collective case study used methods of discourse analysis to consider what computer-mediated collaboration might reveal about preservice teachers' sense-making in a field-based practicum as they learn to teach reading to children identified as struggling readers. Researchers agree that field-based experiences coupled with time for reflection…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Reading Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Case Studies
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