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Gavish, Bella – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
To open a window into perceptions entailed in the professional world view of special education teacher trainees, three research questions were developed: (a) What are their motives for joining the profession? (b) How do they perceive the role of the special education teacher? and (c) What are their expectations from teacher training? The research…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Training
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Kizilcik, Hasan Sahin; Yavas, Pervin Ünlü – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The aim of this study is to identify the opinions of pre-service physics teachers about the difficulties in introductory quantum physics topics. In this study conducted with twenty-five pre-service physics teachers, the case study method was used. The participants were interviewed about introductory quantum physics topics. The interviews were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physics, Teacher Attitudes, Science Education
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Yilmaz, Ramazan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2017
The need for distance education is increasing due to such reasons as keeping up with the changing social conditions, meeting the learning needs of the individuals and enabling them to be lifelong learners. In addition to many advantages distance education provides, it also has certain restrictions. One of these restrictions is the problems…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Case Studies, Student Evaluation, Success
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Baker, Valerie A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify teacher opinion of piano use, the amount of piano use, and current purposes for pianos in elementary general music classrooms. A geographically diverse sample of general music teachers (N = 189) completed a piano use survey. The data indicated that teachers felt piano was an important part of elementary…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Musical Instruments
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Vaughter, Philip; Alsop, Steve – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the concept of sustainability imaginaries--unifying core assumptions on what sustainability entails held by stakeholders--set within a large suburban Canadian university. The study aims to expand the field of research into imaginaries by focusing on imaginaries within an institution as opposed to a societal or…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Tsang, Art – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
In view of the considerable and growing number of non-native EFL/ESL teachers across the globe, which has been reported to surpass that of native English teachers (NETs), much controversy has been aroused globally, especially in the Asian context, over issues concerning the language proficiency of these Non-Native English Teachers (NNETs). Further…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Language Proficiency
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Safipour, Jalal; Wenneberg, Stig; Hadziabdic, Emina – Journal of International Students, 2017
In this essay, we investigate the learning and teaching experiences in the international classroom from both the teachers and the students' perspectives. The findings of this study showed that language barriers are one of the difficulties, but academic cultural differences seem to play a more important role that can impact on the learning outcomes…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Background, Foreign Students, Stereotypes
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Can, Özge Kesapli; Lane, Jennie F.; Ateskan, Armagan – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This study involved a workshop designed to support biology teachers in conducting birdwatching activities with their students and to promote place-based environmental education in Turkey. The instruments for collecting data were a workshop questionnaire and interviews. The findings revealed that initial response to the workshop was positive;…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Animals, Workshops, Diaries
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Naz, Sadaf; Fazal, Shawana; Khan, Muhammad Ilyas – Management in Education, 2017
Work-life balance in the context of this paper means keeping a balance between home and workplace responsibilities and roles. In more traditional societies, such as in Pakistan, working women often find it difficult to keep a balance between their responsibilities in the workplace and their home responsibilities. This paper is based on findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Faculty, Womens Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Shelton, Chris – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2017
University lecturers use a wide range of technologies when teaching and there has been much research into how particular technologies are adopted. However, there are also many technologies that, despite early promise, are no longer being used in university teaching and have been abandoned by institutions or individuals. This article presents the…
Descriptors: Social Media, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews
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Kiel, Ewald; Syring, Marcus; Weiss, Sabine – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2017
The large number of newly arrived individuals from other countries, particularly of young people, has had an enormous impact on the school system in Germany. The present study investigated requirements for successful intercultural school development. The study used investigative group discussions, where the groups were composed of teachers and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Krutka, Daniel; Nowell, Shanedra; Whitlock, Annie McMahon – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2017
While social media use has become nearly ubiquitous, there have been few efforts to study how teacher educators prepare their students to responsibly use and teach about social media. This study analyzes 71 students' survey data, reflections, and class activities from education courses across three universities to better understand the successes…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Truman, Kiru; Mason, Roger B.; Venter, Petrus – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
Many retailers argue that university students do not have the practical experience and skills required in the workplace when graduating. This paper reports on research undertaken to address this issue and to identify a model to guide development and implementation of a retail store, on a university campus, to be used for work-integrated learning.…
Descriptors: Retailing, Workplace Learning, Experiential Learning, Surveys
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Unal, Menderes; Ilhan, Elif – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This study explores and identifies some reasons for the problems of foreign language learning (English) and teaching from the perspective of instructors and learners using the case study model. The data of the study was gathered by a semi-structured interview form, and the study group of the research was composed of English language instructors…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Cash, Ceilidh Barlow; Letargo, Jessa; Graether, Steffen P.; Jacobs, Shoshanah R. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Large class learning is a reality that is not exclusive to the first-year experience at midsized, comprehensive universities; upper-year courses have similarly high enrollment, with many class sizes greater than 200 students. Research into the efficacy and deficiencies of large undergraduate classes has been ongoing for more than 100 years, with…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Class Size, Biology, Teacher Attitudes
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