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McCloskey, Andrea; Lloyd, Gwendolyn; Lynch, Courtney – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
This study offers an account of ways in which "ritual" (McCloskey, 2014) serves as a lens for identifying societal and cultural patterns related to mathematics teaching and learning in present-day US classrooms. We use data from an ethnographic study of a fifth grade mathematics classroom in which a student teacher and a mentor teacher…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 5, Fractions
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Washburn, Nicholas; Sinelnikov, Oleg A.; Richards, K. Andrew R. – Physical Educator, 2019
Though motivationally nurturing instruction has been linked to numerous desirable outcomes, its presence and impact on student learning, particularly in models-based practice, is largely absent in the literature. Grounded in self-determination theory, this study examined the efficacy of an intervention aimed at increasing the provision of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Athletics, Team Sports, Physical Education
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Tømte, Cathrine Edelhard – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
We study the implementation of a MOOC initiative which involved two distinct teacher education institutions at HEIs, and where the implementation was led by a governmental body. Our aim was to see in what ways this initiative changed the teacher education involved, in terms of institutional organisation and pedagogics. Based on interviews with…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Wijekumar, Kausalai; Beerwinkle, Andrea L.; Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve – Annals of Dyslexia, 2019
The purpose of this research was to study the etiology of teacher knowledge about and factors that influence implementation of evidence-based reading and writing interventions at the upper elementary grade levels. Five data sources are used in this study: first, we used teacher surveys about their pre-service preparation on reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 4, Grade 5, Teacher Characteristics
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Genç, Murat – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The purpose of this study was to discover the views of teacher candidates on the use of Slowmation in education. Fifty-one students from the Primary School Teaching Program took part in the study. An explanatory approach to the combined method, which enables both quantitative and qualitative research, was used in the study. In order to collect the…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Jaime Osorio, María Fernanda; Caicedo Muñoz, Mabel Catalina; Trujillo Bohórquez, Iván Camilo – HOW, 2019
This article reports on an action-research study which examined the impact of a radio program as a strategy to develop the speaking skills of a mixed course at a private institution in Colombia. Hence, data were collected from 18 students through tests, surveys, field notes, and interviews. The results indicate that there is an important…
Descriptors: Radio, Action Research, Teaching Methods, Program Descriptions
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Reed, Deborah K.; Cummings, Kelli D.; Schaper, Andrew; Lynn, Devon; Biancarosa, Gina – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
Informal reading inventories (IRI) and curriculum-based measures of reading (CBM-R) have continued importance in instructional planning, but raters have exhibited difficulty in accurately identifying students' miscues. To identify and tabulate scorers' mismarkings, this study employed examiners and raters who scored 15,051 words from 108 passage…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Miscue Analysis, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Smith, Caroline; Fitzallen, Noleine; Watson, Jane; Wright, Suzie – Teaching Science, 2019
STEM education is becoming more common in schools and provides a range of exciting real-world contexts in which students can engage. However, a gap in most approaches to STEM remains the collection and use of data that can be used concurrently to develop statistical literacy and science literacy. This paper describes a STEM activity carried out…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Kozak, Stephanie; Martin-Chang, Sandra – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
Teachers who are knowledgeable about the basic structure of the English language incorporate this knowledge into their instruction. In this study, the authors explored a similar relation between knowledge of print exposure and planning for a grade 5 classroom. The personal reading experience (print exposure) of 106 preservice teachers was measured…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Elder, Brent C. – School-University Partnerships, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to provide a roadmap of one way to use professional development school (PDS)-university relationships to create the foundations of sustainable inclusive education practices. This paper outlines PDS practices enacted the first year of a project that took place at a public elementary school that serves students in grades…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, College School Cooperation, Sustainability, Inclusion
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Nixon, Ryan S.; Smith, Leigh K.; Sudweeks, Richard R. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Although widely touted as important, there is little evidence regarding the influence of teaching experience on elementary teachers' science subject matter knowledge (SMK). To better understand this phenomenon, we administered an assessment of science topics taught in the fifth and sixth grades to 169 preservice teachers, 231 fifth-grade teachers,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction, Grade 5
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Gray, Sara A.; Zraick, Richard I.; Atcherson, Samuel R. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze the readability of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B procedural safeguard documents, as distributed by each of the 50 U.S. states. Results were compared to the 5th- to 6th-grade readability guideline for documents recommended by experts in health literacy and health…
Descriptors: Readability, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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Meunier, Fanny; Meurice, Alice; Van de Vyver, Julie – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The present contribution is situated in the framework of a broad government project (entitled Pacte pour un Enseignement d'Excellence) and is specifically devoted to the learning and teaching of modern languages. Our group has been working on the collection, selection, and validation of innovative tools for foreign language learning targeting all…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Second Language Learning, Reading Strategies, Case Studies
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Groth, Randall E. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2019
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have a widespread impact on children's statistical learning opportunities. The Grade 6 standards are particularly ambitious in the goals they set. In this critique, experiences helping children work toward the Grade 6 Common Core statistics expectations are used in conjunction with previous research…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6