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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McIntyre, Laureen J.; Glaés-Coutts, Lena – Educational Action Research, 2018
This article reports on collaborative action research in twelve northern rural and Indigenous communities in four Canadian provinces. Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, grade one, and Aboriginal Head Start teachers worked with university researchers in three universities to create action research projects with the aim of supporting children's oral…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Trube, Barbara – Childhood Education, 2017
Mentoring, including peer mentoring, is a key element of teacher education programs and subsequent teaching practice. In order to share the benefits of mindfulness practices, a faculty member in a state university in the Midwestern United States promoted the practice of mindfulness by teacher candidates enrolled in her courses. As members of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Peer Relationship, Teacher Education Programs
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Wilson, Rachel E.; Bradbury, Leslie U. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
In consideration of the potential of drawing and writing as assessment and learning tools, we explored how early primary students used these modes to communicate their science understandings. The context for this study was a curricular unit that incorporated multiple modes of representation in both the presentation of information and production of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grade 1, Elementary School Teachers
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Ferreira, Maria Eduarda; Porteiro, Ana Cláudia; Pitarma, Rui – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The Environmental Studies curricular area, taught at primary school level in Portugal, is a challenging context for curricular interdisciplinarity and the achievement of small-scale research and creative and innovative experiences, inside and outside the classroom. From that assumption, we present, under the master course of primary teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Science Teachers
Lit, Ira; Intrator, Sam – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2015
This case study is one of five publications from the larger study, "Teaching for a Changing World: The Graduates of Bank Street College of Education," that examines the preparation, practices, and effectiveness of graduates of Bank Street College of Education teacher certification programs over the last decade. This case study examines…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, College Graduates, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
Intrator, Sam; Park, Soyoung; Lit, Ira – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2015
This case study is one of five publications from the larger study, "Teaching for a Changing World: The Graduates of Bank Street College of Education." Established in 1989, Midtown West is a New York City public elementary school serving approximately 350 students from kindergarten through grade five. With the support of Tony Alvarado,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Education, Interaction, College Graduates
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Rule, Audrey C.; Montgomery, Sarah E.; Vander Zanden, Sarah M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Nonfiction stories of animal compassion were used in this literacy-social studies integrated lesson to address both efferent and aesthetic stances in transmediation of text from picture books to maps. Preservice early childhood and elementary teachers chose places from the nine recent children's stories, symbolizing them on a map while…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Animals
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Laverick, DeAnna M. – Reading Improvement, 2014
The purpose of this research was to determine if reading specialist candidates improve the reading proficiency of their students through the use of digital, technology-based teaching techniques and materials. The candidates were certified teachers who provided individualized and small-group instruction to K-6 children while the candidates were…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Liou, Wei-Kai; Chang, Chun-Yen – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
This study proposes an innovation Laser-Driven Interactive System (LaDIS), utilizing general IWBs (Interactive Whiteboard) didactics, to support student learning for rural and developing regions. LaDIS is a system made to support traditional classroom practices between an instructor and a group of students. This invention effectively transforms a…
Descriptors: Lasers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Interaction
Quinn, Molly – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2014
What makes for peace as lived? What images of peace issue from examination of daily experience? What can be gleaned from reflection upon the topic for the meanings and makings of peace in our world? Considering that to work for peace, we must begin with ourselves and with our children, Molly Quinn addresses these questions through her own life and…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies
Cate, Cindy – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This action research study gathered data from journals and semi-structured interviews to explore four preservice teachers' perceptions of reading instruction and preparation practices. In the setting of a field-based reading methods course, Kolb's Experiential Learning Model (ELM) provided a theoretical lens to view participants'…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Experiential Learning
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Rosaen, Cheryl; Terpstra, Marjorie – Studying Teacher Education, 2012
New conceptions of literacies and the practices associated with them call for new approaches to preparing teachers to engage students in literacy as a situated social phenomenon. This article describes two teacher educators' engagement in collaborative self-study as we implemented "The New Literacies Project" to help pre-service teachers expand…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Literacy
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Weshah, Hani A.; Al-Faori, Oraib; Sakal, Reham M. – College Student Journal, 2012
The purpose of this research was to report on a Child-Friendly School (CFS) initiative pilot project in Jordan, which aims at initiating the creation of CFS and to raise stakeholders' awareness of the importance of this project in promoting and implementing Child Rights Conviction (CRC) in Jordan. The study was conducted by a joint team selected…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Pilot Projects, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Davis, Andrew – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2012
In England, Higher Education institutions, together with the schools whose staff they train, are being required to incorporate synthetic phonics as one of the key approaches to the teaching of reading. Yet even if synthetic phonics can be identified as one of the component "skills" of reading, an assumption vigorously contested in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Sherman, Judy – SRATE Journal, 2011
Many school systems mandate sight word mastery by their students, and this can be challenging for certain student populations. With a Professional Development School, college interns conducted an inquiry project with struggling first graders to learn required sight vocabulary. The inquiry project explored the use of American Sign Language to…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Sight Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Grade 1
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