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Mathew, Leya – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2018
This paper analyzes narratives about the radical socio-economic changes accompanying liberalization in India to consider how English-medium schooling is becoming an aspirational resource for non-elite parents. I suggest that aspiring is a practice of ethics that marginalized mothers mobilize to negotiate memories of deprivation and yearnings for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Influences, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
Partlo, Sally – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In a southeast school district, students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are taught by elementary general education teachers despite their lack of training to meet the needs of such students. To provide effective education that supports the learning needs of students with ASD, exploration of the problem was needed. The intended outcome of this…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Elementary School Students, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Riley-Ayers, Shannon; Ryan, Sharon; Figueras-Daniel, Alexandra; Costanza, Vincent; Northey, Kaitlin – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2018
The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes partnered with the New Jersey Department of Education from 2013 to 2017 to implement a peer learning community in selected districts. The goal of the PLC was to support effective implementation of key early childhood policies and improve the quality of instruction preschool through grade 3. This…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Peer Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education
Valentine, Keri D.; Bolyard, Johnna – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this instrumental case study was to examine pre-service teachers' (PSTs) reflections on mathematics teaching and learning as it relates to the practice of supporting productive struggle. The research team created a framework aligning instructional features/teacher strategies that support productive struggle with related…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Reflective Teaching, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies
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Powell, Robert B.; Vezeau, Susan Lynn; Stern, Marc J.; Moore, DeWayne D.; Wright, Brett A. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Understanding the development of pro-environmental behavioral intentions and behaviors remains one of the greatest challenges for environmental educators worldwide. Using the Elaboration Likelihood Model as a theoretical foundation, we developed surveys to evaluate the influence of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Junior Ranger program on…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Parks, Youth, Residential Programs
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Karppinen, Seija; Poutiainen, Ari; Kairavuori, Seija; Rusanen, Sinikka; Komulainen, Kauko – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
Our pedagogic developing project, ImproStory, addresses improvisation and storytelling. We study how these two concepts could be applied in arts and crafts education for both primary and Kindergarten (daycare) teachers. The majority of our data consists of digital questionnaires in basic arts and crafts studies of primary pre-service teachers (N =…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Story Telling, Foreign Countries, Art Education
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Minnery, Adrienne; Smith, Antony T. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Decoding, building fluency, and exploring word and sentence meanings are important elements of literacy instruction in elementary classrooms. Shared literacy experiences provide opportunities for teachers to engage students in meaningful reading experiences. This article describes a quick four-step process for conducting close sentence reading, a…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Decoding (Reading), Reading Fluency, Sentences
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Eames, Chris; Barker, Miles; Scarff, Carol – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This study focuses on the negotiation of environmental identity by 10 New Zealand students as they progressed from late primary school to junior secondary school. Interviews with these students and their parents focused on six theoretical perspective prominent in environmental education: significant life experiences, transformative learning,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Environmental Education, Transformative Learning, Literacy
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Deckman, Sherry L.; Fulmer, Ellie Fitts; Kirby, Keely; Hoover, Katharine; Mackall, Abena Subira – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2018
Textbooks are a multimillion dollar publishing business in the United States. Even as 21st-century classrooms become more multimodal, digital and hardcopy textbooks remain a key feature of American education. Consequently, classroom textbooks have been shown to control knowledge dissemination across the content areas. In particular, health texts…
Descriptors: Race, Gender Differences, Sexuality, Elementary Education
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Hanson, Amber Hall; Barney, David – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
Physical educators are constantly looking for new ideas and activities that will quickly grab the interest of their students. 9 Square in the Air is a game that does just this. The game was developed as a way to integrate students who enjoy volleyball and those who like Four Square. 9 Square in the Air provides the opportunity for students to use…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Learning Activities, Student Motivation, Games
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Tárraga García, Verónica; García Fernández, Beatriz; Ruiz-Gallardo, José Reyes – Educational Studies, 2018
Does home-based family involvement influence academic performance? To answer this question, a case study research was carried out with 96 children from all six levels of primary education at a public school, and their families. Data regarding home-based family involvement were collected using a questionnaire. Academic achievement was measured from…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Employed Parents
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Norman, Jessica; Moore, Amy; Mattfeldt-Beman, Mildred; Kelly, Patrick; Barlow, Patrick – Journal of Extension, 2018
The Power of Produce (PoP) Club is a farmers' market incentive program for children aged 5-12. The purpose of the summative evaluation described in this article was to determine the impact of the PoP Club on improving family and child behavior at a Minnesota farmers' market as well as child fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption. Results from a…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Child Health, Incentive Grants
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Baird, Thomas J.; Clark, Linda E. – Professional Development in Education, 2018
Professional development is an important part of creating a culture of continuous school improvement to maximize student learning. Rarely do we measure the impact of professional development on teacher learning, implementation and student outcomes. This study describes a professional development strategy for elementary teachers to promote…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Models, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Strategies
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Moosa, Shaaista; Bhana, Deevia – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
This article focuses on how male and female primary school teachers' account of the suitability of male teachers in early years or Foundation Phase (FP) of schooling. We draw from an in-depth qualitative interview-based study to examine how ideals around hegemonic masculinity have effects for the characterization of FP within traditional feminine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Young Children
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Hempel-Jorgensen, Amelia; Cremin, Teresa; Harris, Diane; Chamberlain, Liz – Literacy, 2018
New research findings are presented in this paper, responding to a significant knowledge gap about the role of pedagogy in tackling persistent educational inequalities. The paper examines the potential of reading for pleasure (RfP) pedagogy to disrupt 'pedagogy of poverty' in low socio-economic (SES) schools and to enable children to reap the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Disadvantaged Schools, Elementary Education, Recreational Reading
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