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Kelly, Sean; Zhang, Yuan; Northrop, Laura; VanDerHeide, Jen; Dunn, Mandie; Caughlan, Samantha – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This article reports results from a study of teacher beliefs among a panel of English and language arts teachers at three universities as the pre-service teachers entered methodological coursework and internships. Using a new assessment tool, the Developmental Instruction Assessment Battery (DIAB), along with a discrete choice task and one-on-one…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Language Arts, English Teachers
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Jacobs, Gerrie J.; Durandt, Rina – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
This study explores the attitudes of mathematics pre-service teachers, based on their initial exposure to a model-eliciting challenge. The new Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement determines that mathematics students should be able to identify, investigate and solve problems via modelling. The unpreparedness of mathematics teachers in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Inquiry, Mathematics
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Yao, Haogen – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study develops a sequential mixed model of Delphi-Propensity Score Matching to discuss how an NGO's socio-emotional support affects the decisions of dropout, work, and two types of upper secondary schooling in rural China. Data were collected from 6,298 students in 2012 after a subgroup of them were treated. The analysis shows that…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Academic Aspiration, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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McGee, Steven; Nutakki, Nivedita – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
Urban school districts face a dilemma in providing professional development support for teachers in transition to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Districts need to maximize the quality and amount of professional development within practical funding constraints. In this paper, we discuss preliminary results from a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Standards, Faculty Development
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Endepohls-Ulpe, Martina – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: In the last decades numerous measures and programs to promote gifted students have been developed worldwide. But in spite of these enhanced scientific and public efforts to improve gifted education, there are still a lot of difficulties to implement some of these measures in the daily routine of schools. The presented study examines…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Academically Gifted, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Vercruysse, Sien; De Clercq, Dirk; Goossens, Lennert; Aelterman, Nathalie; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Injury prevention is highly needed in physically active populations, such as pre-service and in-service physical education teachers (PETs). As a lack of adherence to preventive strategies is problematic in injury, it seems crucial to develop and optimize interventions that correspond to the specific needs and wishes of PETs. Aim: The…
Descriptors: Injuries, Prevention, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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AlTameemy, Farooq – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
Mobile phones have become so ubiquitous that they turned into an important part of our life. According to Parsons, mobile subscriptions exceed 6 billion subscriptions globally. Similarly, Ipsos and Verizon (as cited in Tan & El-Bendary) found out that adopting mobile phones with smart technologies has increased fast which also coincided with a…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chen, Peggy P.; Bonner, Sarah M. – Educational Assessment, 2017
We examined novice teachers' beliefs about grading and constructivist teaching approaches. Adapting an existing instrument designed to assess preservice teachers' grading beliefs that deviate from recommended practices, we administered the Survey of Grading Beliefs to 203 inservice teachers. Exploratory factor analysis resulted in a 3-factor model…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Schools
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Chan, Jim Yee Him – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This study examines Hong Kong major stakeholders' (secondary students, university students, teachers and professionals) perceptions of language variation, English language teaching (ELT) and language use in their everyday communication via a large-scale questionnaire survey (N = 1893). Based on principal components analysis of the questionnaire…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Attitudes
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Karatas, Ilhan; Tunc, Mutlu Piskin; Yilmaz, Nurbanu; Karaci, Gulzade – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Technology provides new methods and approaches for educational activities. Therefore, teachers should improve their ability and knowledge to integrate technology into instruction. The use of technology-based learning environment which is effectively used to improve the technological pedagogical content knowledge of pre-service teachers has a…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Teaching Methods, Middle School Teachers
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Smith, Amy Frances; Westberg, Karen; Hejny, Anne – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
What do teachers really think about the Accelerated Reader program, a widely used supplemental, independent reading program in which their students read fiction and non-fiction books of their choice and take brief online comprehension quizzes about the books? The Accelerated Reader (AR) program was designed by Renaissance Learning Company to…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Independent Reading, Supplementary Education, Teacher Surveys
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Carver, Lin B.; Todd, Carol – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Classroom teachers sometimes struggle trying to find time during the typical school day to provide the writing instruction students need to be successful. This study examined 29 fifth through twelfth grade classroom teachers' survey responses about their perception of the effectiveness of using an online blogging tool, Kidblog, to plan and provide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Elementary School Teachers
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Wade, Carol; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M.; Hazari, Zahra; Watson, Charity – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016
This article compares the views of teachers and professors about the transition from secondary mathematics to tertiary calculus. Quantitative analysis revealed five categories where teachers and professors differed significantly in the relative frequency of addressing them. Using the rite of passage theory, the separation and incorporation phases…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Teachers, Calculus, Secondary School Mathematics
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Wong, Sissy S. – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
Understanding teachers' beliefs is important because beliefs influence teacher decisions. In science, teacher beliefs have an impact on how science curriculum is interpreted and implemented in the classroom. With the push for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, it is also critical to examine the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Paju, Birgit; Räty, Lauri; Pirttimaa, Raija; Kontu, Elina – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Recent studies have suggested that the professional training received by general educators does not adequately prepare them to properly implement inclusion-based practices. The idea of inclusion in practice has not significantly changed the situation of teaching pupils with special educational needs (SENs) in mainstream classes. This study's…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Needs
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