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Karami-Akkary, Rima; Mahfouz, Julia; Mansour, Samaya – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Emotions of school leaders influence school culture and structure. Understanding emotions is under-researched and under-theorized in non-western contexts, especially during educational change. The purpose of this paper is to understand the nature of the leadership team's (LT's) emotional responses to change, their coping strategies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Change
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Cian, Heidi; Marshall, Jeff; Cook, Michelle – Science Teacher, 2019
The "Framework" (NRC 2012) and "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013) require science teachers to think differently. Specifically, NGSS's performance expectations now require that three domains (disciplinary core ideas (DCI), crosscutting concepts (CCC), and scientific and engineering practices (SEP)) be…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Standards, Science Teachers
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Russell, Garnett S.; Sirota, Sandra L.; Ahmed, A. Kayum – Comparative Education Review, 2019
Using a mixed quantitative and qualitative analysis of 42 South African textbooks from the postapartheid era, we seek to understand how global human rights discourses manifest in South African textbooks across different subjects and whether these discourses may have changed over time. By employing a two-dimensional framework that examines the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Senn, Gary; McMurtrie, Deborah; Coleman, Bridget – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2019
With increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and STEAM, educators are looking for ways to integrate disciplines. Planning content around a common theme is an avenue for an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning in the middle grades. Middle grade educators must find ways to relate content to their…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Educational Planning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Curriculum
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McKinnon, Sabine; Hammond, Angela; Foster, Monika – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Increased interest in internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC) has led to the development of a range of resources designed to support staff in translating theory into practice. Studies on how such resources are actually used and impact on academic practice are scarce. This article aims to fill the gap by reporting on a cross-institutional…
Descriptors: International Education, Curriculum Development, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Adams, Paul; Anderson, Jemima – Education 3-13, 2019
This study presents an examination of the enactment of moderation in a Scottish primary school. The study investigated how an individual school made sense of moderation. Documentary evidence was gathered providing an in-depth understanding of both moderation and the wider context of the school. Audio recordings of three moderation meetings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Elementary Schools
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Freathy, Rob; John, Helen C. – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This article outlines the 'Big Ideas' approach to curriculum reform, as applied in the 'Principles and Big Ideas of Science Education' project. A critical analysis follows of the outcomes of the University of Exeter's 'Identifying Principles and Big Ideas for Religious Education' project, which sought to apply the same approach to Religious…
Descriptors: Religious Education, World Views, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Everington, Judith – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Although the teaching of nonreligious worldviews has been advocated in a Council of Europe Recommendation, few European countries include such a study in religious education (RE). Guidance on implementing the Recommendation recognises that inclusion is problematic, raising issues for policymakers, teacher trainers and schools. In this article,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, World Views
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Zhang, Haiyan; Yin, Jianjun; Wang, Liusheng – Educational Studies, 2019
This study explored K-3 elementary schools teachers' perceptions towards impacts of Common Core State Standards on early childhood education. A total of 54 teachers completed a questionnaire in which they were asked to rate the 9 questions related to their background, and then the extent to which they agree with 20 statements. The results showed…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
Villanueva, Chandra – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2019
Education is the bedrock of an informed democracy and the bridge to lifelong learning. To ensure that every Texan reaches their full potential, it's important that all families have access to high-quality education--regardless of their ZIP code. However, efforts to expand educational options for Texas families in the form of charter schools have…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, State Aid, State Government
Shuey, Elizabeth A.; Kim, Najung; Cortazar, Alejandra; Poblete, Ximena; Rivera, Lorena; Lagos, María José; Faverio, Francesca; Engel, Arno – OECD Publishing, 2019
Curriculum plays an important role in ensuring continuity and progression from early childhood education and care (ECEC) to primary education. The alignment of curricula and standards across these settings shapes children's early experiences with education systems, with implications for children's relationships and engagement in both ECEC and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Alignment (Education), Academic Standards
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex – Editorial Projects in Education, 2019
Disruptive changes sparked by education technology and other forces are on the radar of education analysts. Even a quick internet search reveals a whole host of articles and organizations focused on educational innovation. But how do educators currently working in schools and districts think about innovation? How much of a priority is it for them?…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Barriers
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Boyce, Ayesha S.; McGowan, Brian L. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
As the field of evaluation continues to expand, so do evaluation course offerings. However, little is known about the backgrounds of evaluation educators, how they go about planning their courses, challenges experienced, or how they attain competency as teachers. This study offers an initial understanding of novice evaluation educators' experience…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Evaluation, Teaching Experience, Curriculum Development
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Højgaard, Thomas; Sølberg, Jan – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Curricula around the world make more and more use of goals trying to capture different kind of processes for the students to master. In Denmark these ambitions have most recently been described in terms of subject specific competencies. However, bringing such ambitions into the actual teaching practices has proved challenging. KOMPIS was a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries
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Rishel, Carrie W.; Hartnett, Helen P. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Educating social work students to address behavioral health needs of youth requires new training approaches that prepare students for interprofessional prevention-focused practice. This study examines whether a newly developed graduate certificate in integrated behavioral health effectively prepares students for prevention-focused behavioral…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Behavior Problems, Prevention, Social Work
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