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Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T.; Knight, Sarah; McCready, Adam – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
The authors examine components of pre-trip preparation that influence student trip experiences and learning related to short-term immersion programs. With the use of a transformative learning framework and a multisite longitudinal case study, key components emerged as essential in preparing students for these experiences: community building,…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Fund Raising, Social Justice, Leadership Training
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Hallenbeck, Taylor; Chouinard, Jill Anne; Enns, Charlotte – Deafness & Education International, 2019
This meta-synthesis uses descriptive and thematic analysis to explore the use of, and findings from, case study research in the field of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) education. Findings from these analyses provide the field of DHH education with knowledge about how case study has been utilized, ways case study can enrich future research, and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Children, Special Education
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Keune, Anna; Peppler, Kylie – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Celebrating hands-on making and technological inventiveness, the Maker Movement promotes the popularity of new makerspaces: learning environments filled with diverse materials for youth's creative projects. Described as "constructionist learning environments," makerspaces can be challenging to design because materials require substantial…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Environment, Costs, Learning Theories
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Sanchez, Jafeth E.; Usinger, Janet; Thornton, Bill – Middle School Journal, 2019
The culture of a school is a critical component of school improvement efforts. However, changing the culture of a school is no easy feat. In this qualitative, single case study, we describe the perceptions held and strategies employed by one female principal newly assigned to a middle school in an urban setting. We examined the principal's…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Discipline
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Cowdean, Stephanie; Whitby, Philip; Bradley, Laura; McGowan, Pauric – Industry and Higher Education, 2019
The aim of this research is to provide perspectives on how entrepreneurial practitioners, specifically owners of high-tech small firms (HTSFs), engage with knowledge transfer and learn. The authors draw on extant research and report on the views and observations of the principals in two case study companies in the HTSF sector with regard to…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Transfer of Training, Intervention, Teaching Methods
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Willis, Roxana – Research Ethics, 2019
Informed consent may be unobtainable in online contexts. This article examines the difficulties of obtaining informed consent online through a Facebook case study. It is proposed that there are at least two ways informed consent could be waived in research: first, if the data are public, and second, if the data are textual. Accordingly, the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Social Science Research, Social Media, Informed Consent
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LeGros, Theresa A.; Jones, Bete; Jacobs, Laurel; Orzech, Kathryn M.; Torbert, Kinsey; Martinez, Stephanie H. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: In 2016, the United States Department of Agriculture issued a final rule to strengthen local wellness policies (LWPs). As school districts pursue compliance, states can provide critical guidance by leveraging support from intermediary programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program--Education (SNAP-Ed). After Arizona…
Descriptors: Wellness, Case Studies, Public Policy, School Districts
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Martinez-Ospina, Andrea; Sudfeld, Christopher R.; González, Silvia A.; Sarmiento, Olga L. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: In Colombia, the prevalence of overweight/obesity in children has increased by 26% in the past 5 years. School food environment may be an important contributor and offers opportunities for effective intervention. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study among 7- to 14-year-old schoolchildren from 10 schools in Bogotá, Colombia. We…
Descriptors: Food, Educational Environment, Obesity, Body Weight
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Swan, Amy K.; Sleeter, Nathan M.; Schrum, Kelly – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Using an expanded version of Alexander's (2008) theory of dialogic teaching developed by RojasDrummond, Torreblanca, Pedraza, Vélez, and Guzmán (2013), this case study explored how instructors and students in a hybrid graduate course engaged in the process of dialogic teaching and learning (DTL). In particular, we examined the ways in which…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Graduate Students, Inquiry
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Lucas, Kyle J. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Qualitative research offers the potential to inform an ongoing issue concerning why international students struggle with critical thinking. This article approaches the issue by examining how international graduate students understand critical thinking as well as the challenges they have faced with critical thinking. The study used a narrative-case…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Critical Thinking, Asians, Cultural Differences
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Theodotou, Evgenia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Literacy is one of the most important areas of development. Several pieces of research examine the positive impact of the arts on children's literacy development. However, most of them focus on specific literacy skills and not in providing a holistic examination of literacy. Also, they adapt a structured methodology, with pre-decided lesson plans,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literacy Education, Art Education, Lesson Plans
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Levrai, Peter; Bolster, Averil – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
In English for academic purposes courses, group oral presentations are quite common but essay writing tends to be seen as an individual endeavour, albeit with scope for peer review. This article discusses action research reflecting on student perceptions of a framework to support students through a semester-long collaborative essay assignment in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Language of Instruction, Essays, Action Research
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Song, Juyoung – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This study presents a sociolinguistic analysis of a Korean-English bilingual child's code-switching practices from the perspective of language socialization. The ethnographic description and discourse analysis of a migrant Korean family's interaction in the US home shows how the social meanings of languages and language ideologies present within…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Code Switching (Language), Korean, English (Second Language)
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Nevenglosky, Erica A.; Cale, Chris; Aguilar, Sunddip Panesar – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
An administration of a private school located in the south reported the problem of a lack of curriculum fidelity to a new phonics program, which created a need to identify barriers preventing full curriculum implementation. Using the concerns-based adoption model (CBAM) as the conceptual framework, this qualitative case study identified concerns…
Descriptors: Barriers, Curriculum Implementation, Phonics, Case Studies
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Izci, Kemal; Siegel, Marcelle A. – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2019
Assessing student learning to adapt instruction to support learning is an important skill all teachers need to develop. However, it is not an easy task for teachers and even more difficult for new teachers. The current study aims to explore an alternatively certified new chemistry teacher?s understanding and practices of classroom assessment to…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Science Teachers, Chemistry, Student Evaluation
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