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Öhrstedt, Maria; Scheja, Max – Educational Research, 2018
Background: How students go about studying, including the learning activities that students engage in both during and between classes, is not easily understood. Previous research indicates that critical student features, such as approaches to learning and decisions of how to organise studying activities, develop in bidirectional interactions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Psychology, Introductory Courses
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Reiser, Jenson E.; McCarthy, Christopher J. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2018
This exploratory study evaluated a short-term (6-8 weeks) psychoeducation and support group for teachers focused on stress prevention and mindfulness (labeled SPAM group). A total of 4 groups were implemented in different schools, and evaluation was conducted with quantitative (pre- and post-measures of teacher vulnerability to stress, job…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Prevention, Metacognition, Psychoeducational Methods
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Gray, Tara M.; Rubel, Deborah – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2018
The purpose of this study was to develop a grounded theory of how adolescents experience the cohesion process in rural school counseling groups. A total of 20 individual interviews with 7 participants were conducted. Data analysis generated the central category of the cohesion process as "sticking together," which describes a "tight…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Counseling, Adolescent Development, Grounded Theory
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Becker, Birgit; Tuppat, Julia – Educational Research, 2018
Background: Ethnic educational inequality is present in almost all Western societies. One possible explanation for the persisting disadvantages of children from immigrant family backgrounds is discrimination. Individual ethnic discrimination has been reported in the form of ethnic bias in school teachers' evaluations and recommendations. Children…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Ethnic Groups, Social Bias, Immigrants
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Hong, Ji; Day, Christopher; Greene, Barbara – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper examines how early career teachers cope with or manage the challenges that they experience during the transition from pre-service to the first and then the second year of teaching as they seek to establish stable, positive, professional identities and teach effectively in various school and policy contexts. Findings from three waves of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teaching Experience, Professional Identity, Interviews
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Thunman, Elin; Persson, Marcus – Teacher Development, 2018
With the aim of contributing to the research about the educational use of social media, the paper explores teachers' experiences of ethical dilemmas on Facebook. The paper draws upon focus group interviews with Swedish secondary teachers. Two main categories of ethical dilemmas, related to the border between private and professional, are detected.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Use
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Flint, Amy Seely; Albers, Peggy; Matthews, Mona – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper examines the initial steps of an internationally funded project focused on enhancing teachers' conceptual and pedagogical knowledge of literacy development in the Western Cape of South Africa. We asked what are the tensions and breakthroughs when engaged in international teacher professional development? Four lines of inquiry support…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Critical Incidents Method, International Cooperation, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Cherkowski, Sabre; Schnellert, Leyton – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper documents the first year of a qualitative case study investigating the experiences of reciprocal learning teams of teachers within a small, rural secondary school. The purpose of this study was to examine how teachers experienced collaborative professional development (PD) and how their experiences contributed to developing the culture…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Collaboration, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Shaari, Imran; Lim, Victor; Hung, David; Kwan, Yew Meng – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
This study investigates how sustained professional learning for teachers within a centralised system was cultivated. Specifically, the sustained professional learning was initiated by officers from the headquarters (HQ) and involved interested teachers across schools in Singapore. Qualitative instruments were used to collect and analyse the data…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Faculty Development
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Hajisoteriou, Christina; Karousiou, Christiana; Angelides, Panayiotis – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Contemporary phenomena, including modernization, globalization, and migration, have altered the sociopolitical and cultural conditions of schooling. Schools are called upon to respond to such change through improvement efforts fostering intercultural education. To this end, this research examines school actors' perceptions of the successful…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Educational Improvement
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Buston, Katie – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Recruiting, retaining and engaging men in social interventions can be challenging. The focus of this paper is the successful implementation of a parenting programme for incarcerated fathers, delivered in a Young Offender Institution (YOI) in Scotland. Reasons for high levels of recruitment, retention and engagement are explored, with barriers…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship
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Howell, Emily; Hunt-Barron, Sarah; Kaminski, Rebecca; Sanders, Rachel – Professional Development in Education, 2018
This multiple-case study design with embedded units of analysis examined a two-year professional development (PD) program in which two rural districts received at least 90 hours of PD. This PD was provided through an Investing in Innovation (i3) grant that the United States Department of Education awarded to the National Writing Project. Two of…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Faculty Development, Rural Schools
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Millard, Debbie – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
This paper argues that links between academia and other economic sectors are increasing, especially through intersectoral mobility of university graduates. Murray [(2010). "The Oncomouse that Roared: Hybrid Exchange Strategies as a Source of Distinction at the Boundary of Overlapping Institutions." "American Journal of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Social Sciences, Humanities
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Coey, Chris – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
This article explores knowledge outcomes of international researcher mobility in the social sciences and humanities. Looking in particular at international experiences of longer durations in the careers of European PhD graduates, it proposes a threefold analytical typology for understanding the links between the modes, durations, and outcomes of…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Humanities, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Bartlett, Tess S.; Flynn, Catherine A.; Trotter, Christopher J. – Child Care in Practice, 2018
In Victoria, data indicates that in 2013-2014 there were 74,992 adult male arrests, yet little formal attention has been paid to the parenting status of these men, despite knowledge of the impact of parental arrest and incarceration on children being well established. This article addresses a gap in the literature by providing new insights into…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship
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