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Gaston, Joseph P.; Havard, Byron – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine how Collaborative Video Production (CVP) influences students' perceived learning, content interest, and school interest. The theoretical framework is based on the Four Phase Interest Model developed by Renninger and Hidi (2016). The sample consisted of 242 students and 13 teachers representing grades 2…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Interests, Video Technology, Cooperative Learning
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Westaway, Lise; Graven, Mellony – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2019
This article addresses the question: Why teachers of mathematics have yet to 'take up' progressive roles? Drawing on the philosophy of critical realism and its methodological equivalent, social realism, we analyse interview and observation data of four grade 3 teachers, with the view to identifying the mechanisms conditioning the expression of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 3, Elementary School Teachers, Resistance to Change
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Cooper, Jason – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
Teachers and mathematicians hold different perspectives on the teaching and learning of whole number arithmetic. Though these perspectives may be complementary, sharing them across communities is challenging. An unusual professional development course for primary school teachers, initiated and taught by research mathematicians, provided a setting…
Descriptors: Professional Personnel, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Numbers
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Stoffelsma, Lieke – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: South African learners have performed consistently poorly in reading assessments. This paper addresses two key components in improving reading literacy: vocabulary development and teacher knowledge and skills required for quality vocabulary instruction. Aim: This small-scale exploratory study reports on the English vocabulary teaching…
Descriptors: Slum Schools, Vocabulary Development, Reading Tests, English (Second Language)
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Kosko, Karl W. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
Visual representations and manipulatives are a highly advocated mathematical tool for the teaching and learning of multiplication and division. Although there is some prior research on elementary teachers' general use of manipulatives and visual representations, there is little to no specific focus on use of such representations on a specific…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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McKeown, Debra; FitzPatrick, Erin; Brown, Megan; Brindle, Mary; Owens, Julie; Hendrick, Robert – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
Writing allows access to venues often limited by poverty, disabilities, and geography. Promoting writing skills can create bridges to overcome the isolation that often keeps communities from engaging with one another. However, most of the students in the nation's schools are not capable writers and find the persuasive genres challenging. In this…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Writing Instruction
Shevchuk, Sara Mae – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The English Language Learner student population is on the rise in the United States. There are more students than ever entering school with a language other than English as their primary language. There is an inconsistency in the delivery service (pull-out or push-in) as well as a variety of pedagogical practices used to instruct students in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Delivery Systems, Educational Practices
Coleman, Kamarrie Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This comparative case study explains the perspectives, experiences, and instructional contexts of teachers working with English Learners (EL) in Grades 3-5 to plan, deliver, and assess Second Language Morphological Awareness (L2MA) across three different program models. ELs have experienced low levels of reading comprehension since the inception…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Morphology (Languages), Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Hoyt-Parrish, Valerie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
New policy at LHP (pseudonym) requires all teachers to implement the Danish Forest School approach and integrate the natural outdoor areas surrounding the campus in their curriculum and pedagogy. The purposes of the present study are to identify the cognitive, affective and psychomotor impact of the Danish Forest School approach on students and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Natural Resources, Teaching Methods
Maclin, Michelle Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This case study was designed to explore how professional development for teachers in literacy and reading instruction was perceived by teachers as influencing their levels of self-efficacy, teaching practices, as well as affecting achievement levels for students. The population for the study was 13 grade 3-5 teachers from an urban elementary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Literacy Education, Faculty Development
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Di Stefano, Marialuisa; Camicia, Steven P. – Education Sciences, 2018
Inclusion is a fundamental aspect of social studies education in general and democratic education in particular. Inclusion is especially important when we consider the possibilities for transnational civic culture and education. The theoretical framework of this study is based upon concepts of positionality, identity, and belonging as they are…
Descriptors: Civics, Bilingualism, Teaching Methods, Self Concept
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Botturi, Luca; Kappler, Daniela; Negrini, Lucio – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article presents the design, implementation and outcomes of AlpConnectar, a Swiss project that exploits technologies for digitally-supported language exchange (LE) in primary schools. Launched in 2013, the project involves three Swiss cantons where different languages are spoken (namely German, French and Italian) and respectively taught as…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Information Technology
Pesarchick, Melanie R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study explored the use of critical literacy practices employed by five third-grade teachers during their shared reading instruction. These individuals worked within a community of elementary classrooms. The purpose of the research study was to understand what critical literacy practices looked like as teachers learned about and then refined…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Grade 3, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
Payne, LeJon April – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative, analytical study at an International Baccalaureate school explored third grade teachers' perceptions of three specific innovative teaching strategies: innovation skills needed by third grade students; barriers and challenges that exist when teaching 21st Century skills; and skills needed by teachers to teach innovation skills.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Child Development, Innovation, Teaching Methods
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Baker, Courtney; Knapp, Melinda C.; Galanti, Terrie – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2018
Acknowledging the critical role of mathematics coaches in enhancing teacher capacity, positively influencing teacher beliefs, and increasing teacher investment in professional development, NCTM's "Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All" (2014) calls on coaches to "take action." However, coaches seek…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Coaching (Performance), Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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