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Bahadir, Elif – Online Submission, 2017
Developments in mathematics education tend to emphasize mathematics teaching with the help of activities that will allow the students to create these concepts rather than to make them memorize mathematical rules. The purpose of this study is to analyze the applicability of the application of multiplication with fingers developed by the researcher.…
Descriptors: Multiplication, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Visualization
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Moran, Renee M. R. – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2017
The use of student achievement data to evaluate an individual teacher's effectiveness has become a new focus in educational policy. This article focuses on the underresearched teacher perception of this new policy measure. Drawing on ethnographic research procedures, this article explores how first-grade teachers in one state navigated a new…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Ethnography
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Pyle, Angela; Danniels, Erica – Early Education and Development, 2017
Research Findings: Research has demonstrated the developmental and educational benefits of play. Despite these benefits, teacher-directed academic instruction is prominent in kindergarten. There is increasing acknowledgment in curricula and policies of the challenges presented by a lack of play in classrooms and the need to support academic…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Kindergarten
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Ülavere, Pärje; Tammik, Anu – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2017
For systematic implementation of value education in educational institutions, the national programme "Values Development in Estonian Society 2009-2013" (Ministry of Education and Research 2009) was prepared in Estonia. However, it was launched only in 2010, and the authors intended to ascertain the values of the heads of preschool child…
Descriptors: Values Education, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Shume, Teresa – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Place-based environmental education draws on childhood experiences in nature that foster place-conscious connections to the local bioregion, and intentionally cultivate children's relationships with nature on a trajectory toward increased environmental literacy. Even though opportunities for children to bond with the local natural environment are…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Case Studies
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Karademir, Ersin – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
In this research, it is aimed to identify the scientific creativity of gifted students through project-based activities. In accordance with this purpose, a study has been carried out with 13 gifted students studying in third and fifth grade. In the study, students have been informed about the project development stages and they have been asked…
Descriptors: Gifted, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 5
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Chan, Wai Ling – Teacher Development, 2016
This study examines the discrepancy between teachers' beliefs and practices in Hong Kong kindergartens and the factors that influence this discrepancy. Three kindergartens, considered by the Hong Kong Education Bureau to be of varying quality, were chosen from different areas of Hong Kong. Questionnaires about teaching beliefs were administered to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Beliefs, Educational Practices
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Hernández, María Elena Mellado; Hermosilla, Adriana del Carmen Huaiquimil – International Education Studies, 2015
In Chile, there are currently intercultural educational policies; national curricula that assume updated research development including investigational advances in reading and opportunities for improvement of teacher training. However, in La Araucania Region predominates for lagging behind in reading and it is necessary to explain this tendency…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Primary Education
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Brody, David L. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2015
Because professionalism in early childhood education and care (ECEC) is measured by standards relating to caring, men in the field are often held to expectations associated with female behaviors. This research examines the tensions arising from this encounter and explores alternative solutions which male ECEC workers around the world have…
Descriptors: Males, Masculinity, Self Concept, Preschool Teachers
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Ng, Mei Lee – ELT Journal, 2015
This article draws on qualitative classroom observation and interview data from a case study of one native-English speaker teacher (NEST) teaching in a Hong Kong kindergarten. Features of the NEST's teaching are identified, namely their professional limitations, their part-time involvement in teaching, and their limited collaboration with the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Team Teaching, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lucero, Audrey – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article reports findings from a study that investigated the ways in which first-grade dual language teachers drew on various resources to instructionally support academic language development among Spanish-English emergent bilingual students. Classroom observations, semistructured interviews, and document collection were conducted over a…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Fekonja-Peklaj, Urška; Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
The aim of this qualitative study was to evaluate the positive and negative aspects of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) and tablet computers use in the first grade of primary school from the perspectives of three groups of evaluators, namely the teachers, the pupils and an independent observer. The sample included three first grade classes with…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interactive Video, Educational Technology, Laptop Computers
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Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia; Gilson, Cindy M.; Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Gubbins, E. Jean – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
Modern classrooms are often comprised of a heterogeneous student population with varying abilities. To address this variance, third-grade teachers implemented researcher-designed, pre-differentiated, and enriched math curricula in algebra, geometry and measurement, and graphing and data analysis. The goal of the curricula was to provide academic…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Individualized Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3
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Al-Darwish, Salwa – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
This study examines the perceptions of the Kuwaiti kindergarten school teachers and parents as well as the English curriculum in an attempt to identify areas that need to be improved in the kindergarten teachers' program at the CBE (College of Basic Education). In addition, the paper looks closely into the delivery of information and sequence of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Debnam, Katrina J.; Pas, Elise T.; Bottiani, Jessika; Cash, Anne H.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
A critical next step in advancing our understanding of teacher practices that can equitably engage and support learning in diverse classrooms is determining the effectiveness of culturally responsive interventions. Yet, quantitative measurement indicators of the effectiveness of culturally responsive teaching interventions are scarce. Most…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Observation