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Kimanen, Anuleena – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This article examines how two Finnish religious education (RE) teachers, one in Islamic and one in Lutheran RE, seek to construct openness when dealing with religious truth claims and religious commitment, the key areas in which indoctrination might take place. It also observes how these constructions work in the classroom and explains them in the…
Descriptors: Ethics, Islam, Religious Education, Minority Groups
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Baker, Megina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
An increase in the Dual Language Learner (DLL) population has led to a critical need for early childhood educators to understand how to best serve DLL children and their families. This article describes a qualitative multiple-case study that investigated specific teaching practices for DLLs in six community-nominated exemplary preschool classrooms…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Dalby, Diane; Swan, Malcolm – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
In this paper, which is based on research from the EU-funded project Improving Progress through Formative Assessment in Science and Mathematics Education, we explore how iPads are used within formative assessment processes by six mathematics teachers and their classes in two secondary comprehensive schools in the Midlands of England. A design…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Handheld Devices, Formative Evaluation, Mathematics Teachers
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Ciullo, Stephen; Ely, Emily; McKenna, John William; Alves, Kat D.; Kennedy, Michael J. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2019
Researchers conducted an observation study to explore the instructional practices of special education teachers (N = 20) responsible for teaching reading to students with learning disabilities in Grades 4 and 5. With this study, researchers addressed gaps in previous related literature and improved understanding of how teachers spend their time…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Grade 4
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Naude, Mariana; Meier, Corinne – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Foundation phase teachers in South African schools follow a socio-constructivist approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics, which entails that learners experiment freely with concepts and are encouraged to communicate and share their thoughts and ideas. In an effort to understand the impact that the physical learning environment, such…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Physical Environment, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Wolff, Kenya; Stapp, Alicia – SAGE Open, 2019
Yoga for young children has become a growing area of interest in early childhood settings across the United States. Evidence suggests that yoga has the ability to improve young children's physical development, executive functioning, self-regulation, and can aid in decreasing stress and anxiety. While the scope of research on yoga for young…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Physical Activities, Physical Development
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Mose, Peter Nyakundi – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
Bilingualism characterizes people in linguistically heterogeneous settlements like Nairobi among other urban centres in Kenya. But the country is also predominantly rural (where you find people of a common language settled in one geographical rural region) in which mother tongues are primary means of communication. Children in lower primary in…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), African Languages, Native Language
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Mirizon, Soni; Wadham, Ben; Curtis, David – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The objective of this study was to investigate how integrated content and language instruction, where English is used as the medium of instruction in teaching Mathematics and Science was viewed by the lecturers of the content subjects. The study also examined whether or not it had impacts on the lecturers classroom instructional practices.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Observation, Language of Instruction
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Larke, Laura R. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The addition of computing to England's National Curriculum was welcomed as a much-needed modernization of the country's digital skills curriculum, replacing a poorly regarded ICT program of study with an industry-supported scheme of computer science, robotics and computational thinking. This paper will demonstrate how teachers have acted as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Design, Elementary School Students, Technological Literacy
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Lichene, Claudia – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
European and international research shows how the child has an attitude, in relation to the knowledge of the natural world, characterized by curiosity and free exploration. My research refers to the theoretical contribution of Dewey ([1933. "How We Think: A Restatement of the Relationship of Reflective Thinking to the Educational…
Descriptors: Science Education, Preschool Education, Intellectual Development, Educational Philosophy
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Bolitzer, Liza Ann – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
A key way that colleges and universities seek to improve student learning is by providing instructional development to faculty. Yet today, the majority of college faculty are non-tenure track, adjunct faculty who have limited access to instructional support, and have traditionally not participated in such teaching improvement efforts when offered.…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Adjunct Faculty, Instructional Development, College Faculty
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Tichenor, Mercedes; Tichenor, John – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Teaching is often seen as an isolated profession in which individual teachers work behind closed doors independently from other teachers. However, this view of teaching as primarily an individual activity belies the reality of modern, collaborative educational practices that most significantly impact student learning. In this study, we examine…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Participative Decision Making
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Beers, Courtney – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The quality of early caregiving and educational environments has a significant effect on children's later cognitive outcomes. Early childhood teachers are an important determining factor in the quality of these environments and therefore they need appropriate professional preparation. The purpose of this study was to describe the ways in which…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cognitive Development, Child Development, Early Childhood Teachers
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Fox-Turnbull, Wendy – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This article describes a study of early childhood teachers' understanding of teaching and learning in children 4 and 5 years of age in technology education. The research aimed at assisting teachers' understanding of learning in technology using a developed framework. This study investigated the development of dispositions and attitudes including…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children, Child Development
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Masingila, Joanna O.; Khatete, David W.; Maundu, John N.; Foley, Alan R.; Ndethiu, Sophia M.; Twoli, Nicholas W. – Africa Education Review, 2019
Teaching is a complex practice that requires teachers to draw upon their content knowledge, pedagogical approaches and strategies, and knowledge about learners in order to support learning. Integrating technology into the teaching and learning practice of a classroom is a strategy that many teachers are drawing upon. This article reports on the…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Technology Integration, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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