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Mehrpour, Saeed; Moghaddam, Meisam – Online Submission, 2018
As part of a larger scale research on teachers' beliefs and practices, the present study examined the categories of pedagogical beliefs of novice and experienced EFL teachers (gleaned from the administration of 'Importance of Pedagogical Knowledge Scale' (IPKS)) and their verbal reports through semi structured interviews and stimulated recall, and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Vos, Rebecca – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Teacher principles encompass a teacher's stated assumptions, beliefs, and conceptions about acquiring and teaching a second language (L2). Due to the complex and diversified nature of how principles take form, an individual teacher's principles will influence their judgements, perceptions and instructional decisions, thus affecting the outcome of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Beliefs, Second Language Instruction
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Siuty, Molly Baustien; Leko, Melinda M.; Knackstedt, Kimberly M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Teachers make numerous decisions each day, yet processes undergirding these decisions are elusive and have not been the subject of many in-depth investigations within special education. The purpose of this qualitative investigation, therefore, was to complete a micro-level analysis of the influence of curriculum on 11 middle school teachers'…
Descriptors: Role, Curriculum, Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making
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Netshitangani, Tshilidzi – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the reduction of school violence from the management point of view. It reflects on the utterances by teachers, principals, learners and members of school governing bodies (SGBs) to establish the influence that school management practices can have on the prevalence of school violence.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Violence, Leadership Responsibility, Teacher Attitudes
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Liu, Qian; Chao, Chin-Chi – ReCALL, 2018
The possibility of exploiting technology for more robust and meaningful learning and teaching has invoked messianic responses from the language education community. Yet to be explored are teachers' pedagogical choices based on the perceived technological affordances as well as interactions between teacher and student agency mediated by these…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interviews
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Samuels, Amy J. – SRATE Journal, 2018
This article examines perspectives of in-service teachers related to culturally responsive pedagogy and possible strategies for employing the framework in the K-12 setting. Benefits and barriers to facilitating a culturally responsive framework are explored, as well as approaches and pedagogical tools for fostering equitable and inclusive…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Inservice Teacher Education
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Ucus, Sukran – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Creativity is the critical point to developing innovative and effective citizens and children in learning social studies. The purpose of this study is to explore how creativity is promoted in social studies classrooms for young children and to research teachers' opinions and interpretations of creativity in Turkish elementary schools. The study…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Creativity, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Nolan, Andrea; Paatsch, Louise – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Learning through play has traditionally been a central tenet in early childhood education, however, in recent times primary schools have begun to consider the benefits of introducing a play-based approach into early years classrooms to support young children's learning, especially in the areas of language and literacy. This study focuses on the…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Professional Identity
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Yeh, Yi-Lien – Music Education Research, 2018
The importance of music teachers reflecting on their teaching practise has been discussed for a long time [(Gaunt 2008. "One-to-one Tuition in a Conservatoire: The Perceptions of Instrumental and Vocal Teachers." "Psychology of Music" 36 (2): 215-245; Schön 1987. "Educating the Reflective Practitioner." San…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Qualitative Research, Musical Instruments
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Zhang, Xiaolei; Wong, Jocelyn L. N. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Studies of professional development have examined the influence of school-based approaches on in-service teacher learning and change but have seldom investigated teachers' job-embedded learning processes. This paper explores the dynamic processes of teacher learning in school-based settings. A qualitative comparative case study based on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Inservice Teacher Education
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Mangiante, Elaine Silva – Research in Science Education, 2018
The intent of national efforts to frame science education standards is to promote students' development of scientific practices and conceptual understanding for their future role as scientifically literate citizens (NRC 2012). A guiding principle of science education reform is that all students receive equitable opportunities to engage in rigorous…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Urban Schools, Science Education
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McCarthey, Sarah J.; Woodard, Rebecca – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2018
The qualitative study shows how 20 teachers from 4 districts in the same state enacted mandated school-wide writing curricula. Analyses of the observations and interviews revealed that 4 teachers were faithfully following the district-adopted curriculum, 4 rejected it, and 12 teachers adapted the curriculum to meet their students' needs. The…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Writing Instruction, Faculty Development, Curriculum Development
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Yükselir, Ceyhun – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study aims to express the international students' and academics' views about the conditions that affect academic achievement and progress of international students at a Turkish university from a qualitative research paradigm. The participants were 15 international students (10 males and 5 females) and 8 academics from different disciplines in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Turkish, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning
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Baek, Jun-Hyung; Jones, Emily; Bulger, Sean; Taliaferro, Andrea – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine in-service physical education teachers' perceptions of and perceived value of technology-related learning across three formal training experiences (pre-service education, in-service continuing professional development, and graduate education). Methods: Twelve teachers enrolled in a graduate-level…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Observation, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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O'Brien, Amy; Fuller, Richard – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
This article describes how there are specific tools and techniques used by teachers in synchronous-live-virtual classroom environments. Those items were investigated in this article. Data was collected from semi-structured, one-on-one interviews conducted with a purposeful sample of twelve identified "highly-qualified" teachers at a…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Synchronous Communication
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