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Curran, F. Chris; Kitchin, James – Science Education, 2019
Recent work examining science test performance in the earliest grades of school has demonstrated that science test score gaps by race/ethnicity are apparent as early as kindergarten and that, in a number of cases, the racial/ethnic test score gaps in science are significantly larger than the corresponding gaps in reading or mathematics. This study…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Scores, Science Instruction
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Bahatheg, Raja Omar – International Education Studies, 2019
This study aims to analyze and compare school subjects to determine the extent to which critical thinking skills are being engaged in school subjects' questions and activities in public education. Five Arab countries are included in this paper; Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Arab Republic of Egypt, and The Tunisian…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Elementary Schools, Elementary Education
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Scales, Roya Q.; Tracy, Kelly N.; Myers, Joy; Smetana, Linda; Grisham, Dana L.; Ikpeze, Chinwe; Yoder, Karen Kreider; Sanders, Jenn – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
In response to the dearth of research on K to 6 teacher preparation for teaching writing, we investigated writing methods course instructors' course assignments. Participants' courses met the following criteria: (a) Courses taken by undergraduate elementary teacher candidates; (b) Writing methods courses; (c) Use of exemplary writing instructional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Assignments, Writing Instruction, Elementary Education
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Kubilay, Sevda; Kiliç, Remzi – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2019
The aim of this study is to reveal awareness level and self-efficacy beliefs of pre-service primary school teachers about the education of Syrian students in Turkey. In the research, 20 participants were determined on a voluntary basis among the senior students attending education faculty of a state university. The research was conducted with the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Chamberlin, Michelle T. – Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2019
Too often, students are merely consumers of mathematics, without many opportunities to engage in authentic processes of doing mathematics. As a mathematics teacher educator, I decided to provide more opportunities for my prospective teachers (PSTs) to do so. In my mathematics class for elementary education majors, the PSTs worked on two…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Elementary Education
Rokita-Jaskow, Joanna, Ed.; Ellis, Melanie, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This book provides a holistic overview of what leads to success in foreign language learning at an early age and deepens our understanding of early foreign language learning. The studies use an array of methodological approaches to research learners aged between three and ten, as well as their parents and teachers, in instructional, minimal-input…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Young Children, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods
Zein, Subhan, Ed.; Garton, Sue, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
Language teacher education is widely identified as one of the most important areas that needs addressing in order to improve early language instruction, yet research into teacher education for early language teachers remains relatively sparse. This volume responds to this gap by compiling studies with diverse methodological tenets from a wide…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Second Language Learning, Teacher Education, Educational Research
Martinez Gómez, Alberto Joel – Online Submission, 2019
In the last decade the Communicative Approach has taken an important position within the English Language Teaching world. Many countries have abandoned their traditional methods and have started implementing the communicative activities as their language teaching policy. This research has as a main objective to analyze the transitioning to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Learning Activities
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Parker, Audra K.; Groth, Lois A.; Byers, Christie C. – New Educator, 2019
In response to calls to resituate teacher preparation in clinical settings, teacher educators are increasingly repositioning their work in PK-12 contexts. In this article, we describe our efforts to connect theory and practice through site-based course instruction and explore how such experiences informed teacher candidates' perceptions of their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Theory Practice Relationship
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Salvador, Karen – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Elementary general music teachers have differing perspectives on the meaning and value of assessment, and few studies have examined how the results of assessment are applied in the classroom. In this case study, I investigated how one elementary general music teacher used information from assessments to individualize instruction. Over the course…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Music Teachers
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Mamadaliev, Anvar M.; Gordeev, Igor; Miku, Natal'ya V.; Médico, Aude – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2019
The paper deals with primary education in Switzerland in the middle of the nineteenth century with a particular focus on the primary school organization in various cantons. It also reviews the training process of primary school teachers in Swiss teacher seminars. The materials used include specialist literature on the research topic. The methods…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Education
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Yi, Gina J. – Music Educators Journal, 2019
Korean folk music has been rarely included in the Western music curriculum due to limited materials for music teachers to use. This article introduces "Ganggangsullae", a prominent Korean folk tradition (called a "folk play" by Koreans) that incorporates singing and dancing, and discusses its historical background and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Folk Culture, Music Education, Cultural Awareness
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Schnellert, Leyton; Kozak, Donna – Exceptionality Education International, 2019
This critical case study (Grosvenor & Pataki, 2017; Merriam, 2009) examines how taking up diversity and plurality within in situ literacy and language arts courses in a Bachelor of Education program created a critical discursive space within mainstream teacher education. Data in this research included interviews with teacher candidates and…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity
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Hardy, Ian; Reyes, Vincente; Hamid, M. Obaidul – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2019
This paper critiques recent practices in schooling, particularly efforts to enhance student learning outcomes for more performative purposes. Such practices have become increasingly prevalent as part of a broader trend towards results-oriented accountability practices, with concomitant pressures upon teachers and students to achieve particular…
Descriptors: Accountability, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement
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Cherkasov, Aleksandr ?.; Bratanovskii, Sergei N.; Koroleva, Larisa A.; Zimovets, Ludmila G. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2019
The paper highlights early steps in the development of the school system and its progression with a focus on the Vologda governorate in 1725-1917. Speaking of the materials, this part reviews the works on the history of pedagogy published in the pre-revolutionary period, as well as modern Russian scholarly literature. Research problems were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, World History, Public Education
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