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Waters, Patricia – Online Submission, 2019
This study used mixed methods to explore the impact of a university-hosted professional learning community (PLC) on teacher retention in public schools. Recent graduates (1-3 years) and mentor teachers were invited to participate. Via a case study approach, participants were challenged to look critically at their teaching and use data to…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Persistence, Web Sites, Teaching Methods
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Tan, Paulo; Thorius, Kathleen King – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
This case study documents a professional learning community (PLC) comprised of urban elementary educators working toward equitable education for students with dis/abilities. We employ an equity-expansive learning frame to evoke and then examine tensions and contradictions that emerged during the PLC and mediated learning as evidenced by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mathematics Education, Communities of Practice, Urban Schools
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Aktekin, Nafiye Cigdem – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: This study investigated the impact of a Critical Friends Group (CFG), an inquiry-based professional development model, on Turkish EFL teachers. It was acknowledged that short-term workshops did not provide opportunities for teachers to make connections between the theory presented and the implications that it had for classroom teaching.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Faculty Development, Language Teachers
Kim, Mi Song; Xing, Xiaotong – Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 2019
Innovative literacy teaching and learning approaches have proved that multiliteracies enables teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. However, few studies have shed light on examining Chinese teachers' understanding and practices of multiliteracies in Canada. To respond to this challenge, this qualitative case…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Multiple Literacies, Cognitive Style, Cultural Differences
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Berry, Sharla – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
In this qualitative case study, the researcher draws on interviews with 13 faculty in an online doctoral program to find out how professional development offerings strengthened distance instructors' technical, pedagogical and content knowledge. Findings suggest that guided practice sessions in the virtual classroom strengthened newer faculty…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Distance Education, Online Courses, Case Studies
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Liera, Román; Dowd, Alicia C. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
On many college campuses, faculty are being called on to act as change agents for racial equity. Through narrative inquiry analysis using the theoretical constructs of boundary crossing and boundary objects, this case study examined learning among faculty (n = 12) who attempted to broker structural changes at their universities through…
Descriptors: Equal Education, College Faculty, Action Research, Race
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Tarabochia, Sandra L.; Heddy, Benjamin C. – Composition Forum, 2019
In this article, we investigate a new construct for conceptualizing learning transfer with writing knowledge: Transformative Experience (TE). With origins in educational psychology, TE has been effective for promoting transfer with scientific concepts in previous research, but not yet considered in relation to writing or other presumably…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Writing Research, Transfer of Training, Writing Skills
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Fasching-Varner, Kenneth J.; Stone, Michaela P; Mella, Roberto Mora; Henríquez, Francisco Olave; Palma, Macarena Yacoman – Education Sciences, 2019
This article provides an empirical context for the role that bi/multi-lingual children and families may play in supporting pre-service and in-service educators engaging difference through a literacy and language situated study abroad internship in Chile. Drawing on data over a 15-year longitudinal study of the program, the authors examine how…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Shi, Leimin; Baker, Amanda; Chen, Honglin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Developing students' communicative competence became the primary goal of the current College English Curriculum Requirements in 2004 in China. There has been increasing concern, however, that this goal has yet to be realized, particularly in relation to the teaching of writing. This study investigated the potential of a Systemic Functional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
Walter, Adam M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Increasing numbers of student veterans in the United States are transitioning into a higher education culture that reflects major differences from the military culture. Higher education leaders need to understand what these students require and what will help them transition smoothly into higher education. The purpose of this quantitative case…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Veterans, Two Year College Students, Case Studies