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Donohue, Kerri; Buck, Gayle A.; Akerson, Valarie – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
The purpose for this self-study was to explore the theoretical and practical understandings of scientific inquiry inherent in our elementary teacher preparation program, specifically those of new instructors. Although scientific inquiry and inquiry-based learning are emphasized in our program, several new instructors, doctoral students hired to…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Theory Practice Relationship, Inquiry
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Gianoutsos, Jamie – History of Education, 2019
This article offers the first modern explication of the educational writings of Charles Hoole (1610-1667), arguing that his writings offer significant insight into the educational aims and methods of school instructors in seventeenth-century England. From attending to the needs of slow learners, to promoting learning games, to emphasising that…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Haggerty, Maggie; Loveridge, Judith – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Recent education policy analysis has revealed the standardisation of education systems and an intensified focus on learners and learning to meet the requirements of the global economy and neo-liberalism. In this paper we analyse the way that early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand has become increasingly entangled with school sector…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning, Early Childhood Education
Wright, Tanya S. – American Educator, 2019
Interactive read-alouds, where adults read text to children and facilitate discussion of the text, are an incredibly effective method for supporting children's literacy learning. In this article, Tanya Wright, an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, describes some of the knowledge and skills that…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Literacy, Reading Skills, Early Childhood Education
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Pavón Vázquez, Víctor; Ramos Ordóñez, María del Carmen – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
The presence of the L1 in classes where English is taught as a Foreign Language (EFL) has always provoked debate. As a result, the role of the L1 remains a matter of discussion in the bilingual education classroom. Moreover, the presence of both the L1 and a foreign language can be controversial in programmes where both the L1 and the foreign…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Bilingual Education, Teaching Methods
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Lemley, Stephanie M.; Hart, Steven M.; King, James R. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
We examined how infusing an inquiry-based Disciplinary Literacy Project (DLP) into a graduate literacy education class influenced elementary teachers' knowledge about disciplinary literacies and how this knowledge influenced their instructional practices. Through the DLP, teachers in this study developed an awareness of the nuances of the literate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Literacy, Graduate Study, Knowledge Level
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Dogan-Coskun, Sumeyra – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this study is to analyze pre-service elementary teachers' problems in terms of the different meanings of the addition of fractions and to determine the types of errors made in these problems. Data were collected from 83 pre-service elementary teachers in the spring semester of the 2016-2017 academic year by means of a problem posing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Addition, Fractions
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Dogan, Zeynep – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to examine the application process of preservice primary school teachers in primary schools within the scope of teaching practice course. In addition, the aim of this study is to evaluate the preservice teachers' mathematics teaching competencies by the practice teachers in their schools. For the purpose of the study,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers, Competence, Student Attitudes
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Papanthymou, Anastasia; Darra, Maria – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The present study is a literature review of 37 empirical studies from Greece and internationally of the last decade and aims at investigating the contribution of learner self-assessment to: a. enhancement of learning motivation, b. improvement of academic performance/learning, c. development of self-regulating learning and d. raise of self-esteem.…
Descriptors: Instruction, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Physical Education, Self Esteem
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Schilling, Tammy; Chen, YuChun; Rowland, Jeanie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article is part one of a two-part series aimed at providing elementary physical education teachers with resources, ideas and activities that align with unique holidays throughout the academic year. It includes ideas for the months of January through May.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Holidays, Elementary Education
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Wong, Lok-Sze – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
One popular diagnosis for the problem of inequitable educational opportunities is the need for schools and schooling systems to undergo systemic change. While research shows that leadership support is essential for implementing system reforms, critical questions remain about how leaders help shift other's understandings and practices. Employing…
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Change, Outcomes of Education, Educational Opportunities
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Wu, Ting; Albion, Peter – Educational Technology & Society, 2019
Facing calls for greater emphasis on STEM education in primary school classrooms, teachers may be anxious because of limited exposure to STEM in their own education. The Australian Curriculum: Technologies is new and many teachers are not familiar with its content. Hence both in-service and pre-service teachers (PSTs) require preparation. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, STEM Education, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries
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Marín-Díaz, Verónica; Morales-Díaz, Marina; Reche-Urbano, Eloísa – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2019
Education mediated by video games is a way of working that is increasingly more evident. Along this line we present the results obtained from a group of pre-service teachers (N=169), who through a quasi-experimental study and the use a questionnaire with 62 items, with a scale to answer to 5 Likert-type, created from Marín and Martín (2014) and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Teaching Methods, Video Games, Technology Uses in Education
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Scanlon, Dylan; MacPhail, Ann; Calderón, Antonio – Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 2019
Ireland is set to introduce an examinable physical education curriculum (Leaving Certificate Physical Education (LCPE)) in the final two years of post-primary school. A Physical Education Development Group (PEDG) were tasked with the responsibility of constructing the LCPE specification. This paper explores the LCPE curriculum development process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Curriculum Development, Physical Education Teachers
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Ozen, Fatmanur; Topal, Temel – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In Turkey, as in all countries of the world, education is regarded as the sole means of modernization, progress, civilization, productivity, and sustainability of all these things. The aim of the Turkish education system is to raise students with the national, moral and cultural values of the Turkish nation, to educate them as citizens of a social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Problems, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum
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