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Rissling, Karen; Kucan, Linda – Reading Horizons, 2018
In this cross-case study, we examined how two reading specialist candidates negotiated their yearlong practicum experiences in relation to university coursework and their previous teaching experience. Data sources included interviews, weekly teaching logs, and field observations. Findings reported in extended vignettes reveal how both interns were…
Descriptors: Practicums, Reading Consultants, Reading Instruction, Intervention
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Goldin, Simona; Khasnabis, Debi; Atkins, Susan – School Community Journal, 2018
This report from the field presents a field-based program designed to prepare teachers to serve diverse children and families by emphasizing the "actual" practices that inform family-teacher partnerships. We argue that collaborative relationships across and among families and teachers can result in "mining gems" of knowledge…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English Language Learners, Foreign Countries, Mexican Americans
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Çirak Kurt, Sevilay; Yildirim, Ibrahim – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
The purpose of this study was to reveal the students' perceptions on blended learning through the Q method. The originality of the research stems from determining whether the students have a general tendency towards the blended learning process and evaluating the whole process through identifying its prominent components. The research data was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Q Methodology, Integrated Learning Systems
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Choiriyah, Siti; Kumaidi; Kartowagiran, Badrun – Dinamika Ilmu, 2018
This study examines the quality and features associated with studying six study programs. It examines the quality of FITK in IAIN Surakarta with respect to their readiness to prepare professional teachers to teach students internalized Islamic values. The methodology adopted in carrying out this research study is the descriptive quantitative with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islam, Teacher Competencies, Islamic Culture
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Stites, Michele L.; Rakes, Christopher R.; Noggle, Amy K.; Shah, Sabrina – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
This mixed methods study examined preservice teacher perceptions of their needs related to inclusion. The study examined 120 early childhood and elementary preservice teachers from two universities, from both general and special education programs. Inclusion has been considered best practice in education for many years; however, how to best…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion, Teacher Education Programs
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Kuby, Candace R.; Crawford, Shonna – Literacy, 2018
Posthumanism, or the material turn, refuses to take the distinction between human and nonhuman for granted. Currently discourses in literacy education focus on the ways of incorporating new tools and technologies (products) but within a design perspective, which does not get at the social and participatory ways (processes) of students creating new…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Social Theories, Literacy, Elementary Education
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Grundin, Hans U. – Literacy, 2018
This paper aims to present a critical analysis of the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check (PSC), with special focus on the relationship between the UK Department for Education's policy-making and the evidence considered in the process of developing and evaluating the PSC. The reports from the in-house Standards and Testing Agency and from commissioned…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Criticism, Screening Tests, Phonics
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Vandenbroucke, Loren; Spilt, Jantine; Verschueren, Karine; Piccinin, Claire; Baeyens, Dieter – Review of Educational Research, 2018
Executive functions (EFs), important cognitive processes that enable goal-directed behavior, develop due to maturation and environmental stimulation. The current study systematically reviews and synthesizes evidence on the association between teacher-student interactions and EFs. The search resulted in 28 studies, from which 23 studies provided…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Executive Function, Meta Analysis
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Ciampa, Katia; Gallagher, Tiffany L. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
This study explored Canadian and American pre-service elementary teachers' self-efficacy beliefs for literacy instruction, as well as the contextual factors (i.e., course and field experiences) that contribute to these self-efficacy beliefs. Survey data were collected over a two-year period at the beginning and end of a required elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Comparative Analysis
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García-Carmona, Antonio; Criado, Ana M.; Cruz-Guzmán, Marta – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
A diagnostic study is presented of the prior experiences, conceptions, and pedagogical valuations of prospective primary teachers (PPTs) about experimental activities (ExA's) in science education. The participants were 121 PPTs who, in small teams, responded to various questions related to ExA. Their responses were analysed interpretively with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Science Education, Science Experiments
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Ucus, Sukran – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Creativity is the critical point to developing innovative and effective citizens and children in learning social studies. The purpose of this study is to explore how creativity is promoted in social studies classrooms for young children and to research teachers' opinions and interpretations of creativity in Turkish elementary schools. The study…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Creativity, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Chambris, Christine – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2018
This paper examines the existence and impact of theoretical mathematical foundations on the teaching and learning of whole numbers in elementary school in France. It shows that the study of the New Math reform--which was eventually itself replaced in the longer term--provides some keys to understanding the influence of mathematical theories on…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Education, Teaching Methods
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Li, Jia – Education Economics, 2018
This study measures the effect of ethnic favoritism on primary education using data from the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey. In line with previous studies, this study confirms that having a coethnic president is expected to improve the likelihood of completing primary education. This study demonstrates that ethnic favoritism operates at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, Social Discrimination
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Hess, Juliet – Music Education Research, 2018
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra presents a series of youth concerts each year to introduce and attract younger audiences to the symphony. Music teachers often attend these concerts with students, and the importance of such experiences is frequently emphasised and normalised. This article explores the historical roots of the following relations,…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music Teachers, Social Bias
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Hill-Cunningham, P. Renee; Mott, Michael S.; Hunt, Anna-Blair – School Science and Mathematics, 2018
STEM education in elementary school is guided by the understanding that engineering represents the application of science and math concepts to make life better for people. The Engineering Design Process (EDP) guides the application of creative solutions to problems. Helping teachers understand how to apply the EDP to create lessons develops a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Relevance (Education)
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