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Oakley, Grace; Pegrum, Mark; Xiong, Xi Bei; Lim, Cher Ping; Yan, Hanbing – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
In a 2013-2014 Australia-China Council project, middle school students in Australia and China shared digital stories about their everyday lives and local cultures, and traditional tales with a modern twist. This article reports on research that aimed to explore the successes and challenges associated with this digital story exchange between…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Story Telling, Computer Mediated Communication, International Educational Exchange
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
Teachers' professional identity influences the ways teachers think and teach. Research on native English speaking teachers' (NEST) professional identity construction and development has not been widely explored. This study analyzes six NESTs' identity in 31 lesson plans and activity designs for intensive English camps at an English Wonderland in…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, Intensive Language Courses, Second Language Learning
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Ratliffe, Katherine T. – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2018
This qualitative study describes a small community of people in Hawai'i who were affiliated with Enewetak, an atoll exposed to nuclear testing by the United States after World War II. Pattern matching is used to compare their social and educational conditions to those of other involuntary migrant groups across the world. The Enewetak community is…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Migrants, Comparative Analysis, Environmental Influences
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Hendi, Nazila Seyed; Asmawi, Adelina – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
The practices preschool teachers implement in their classrooms are vital in their students' literacy development. Preschool teachers are always expected to implement research-based literacy practices to ensure children are ready to learn when they enter school. This multiple-case study intended to address four nonnative in-service preschool…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Literacy Education, English (Second Language), School Districts
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Miller, Kyle – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
This study examined parent-teacher interactions during a photo-sharing project at three early childhood centers that serve as clinical sites for early childhood preservice teachers. Families were provided with a digital camera for one week to document activities they used to support children's early learning and development. Families then…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Tsui, Cynthia – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
English-medium instruction (EMI) has become a driving force behind the curriculum reform in higher education around the world. The current study, drawn from a larger project that involves an EMI teacher development program, explores subtle nuances of change in teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, employing Bandura's theory of self-efficacy (Bandura,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Self Efficacy, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Arphattananon, Thithimadee – Intercultural Education, 2018
This study examines multicultural education policy in Thailand. The researcher used the qualitative research methods of interviewing, observation and document examination to obtain data. Theory about multicultural education was used as a theoretical framework. The sites of study were eight primary schools that served students from diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Educational Policy, Qualitative Research
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Eriksson, Elisabeth; Boistrup, Lisa Björklund; Thornberg, Robert – Educational Research, 2018
Background: As part of teachers' everyday classroom assessment practice, feedback can be seen as connected to the formative function of assessment, with the aim of helping students in their learning processes. Much research on teacher feedback focuses precisely on the feedback's formative quality. However, in order to strengthen our understanding…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Feedback (Response), Classroom Communication, Elementary School Teachers
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Huang, Yating – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Drawing on in-depth interviews and classroom observations with 14 academics from the field of applied sciences, this case study provides empirical evidences on the research-teaching nexus in the context of Chinese research universities by examining the multi-layered factors at the individual, institutional and organisational levels. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Researchers, Research Universities
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Keränen-Pantsu, Raili; Rissanen, Inkeri – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
In this article, we examine how narratives of religious traditions are used as resources in religious education (RE) and compare practices from Evangelic Lutheran religious education (LRE) and Islamic religious education (IRE) in Finnish public schools. The sacredness of narratives from holy books entails that there can be contestations over their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islam, Religious Education, Christianity
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Park, Ho-Ryong – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This qualitative case study investigated 4 Korean elementary level English language learners' (ELLs) cultural identities when they read online texts at home and school. The participants were fourth- or fifth-grade students. The data consisted of observations, interviews, field notes, reflective journals, and the ELLs' verbal reports at home and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reading Processes, Self Concept, English (Second Language)
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Rissanen, Inkeri; Kuusisto, Elina; Hanhimäki, Eija; Tirri, Kirsi – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This qualitative case study examines teachers' implicit meaning systems built around their core beliefs on the malleability of human qualities. Previous research has demonstrated the influence of students' implicit theories on motivation and achievement and has presented successful interventions for students. However, research on teachers'…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Systems Approach, Recall (Psychology), Interviews
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Webb, Andrew; Canales, Andrea; Becerra, Rukmini – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2018
This article addresses the educational context in which ethnically segregated high poverty schools operate in Chile, and the ways that inequalities within these establishments are understood by members of their administrative and teaching staff. In particular we draw attention to the unwillingness of the majority of these employees to name or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, School Segregation, Racial Bias
Zumaeta Arista, Segundo; Fuster Guillen, Doris; Ocaña Fernández, Yolvi – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2018
This research work analyzed the experiences lived in the didactics of the mathematics by the teachers in the Amazonas region, whose emergent significance was the pedagogical affection in teaching understood as a process whereby two or more people interact socially, one of the passions of the mood. The study was conducted using the process of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Observation, Interviews
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McDowell, Nicola; Budd, Julia – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Cerebral visual impairment (CVI) typically affects children's overall functioning in visually cluttered environments. This study aims to consider whether the removal of classroom clutter ameliorates visual problems and the associated behavioral difficulties for these children. Methods: Two classrooms at a special school were…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teacher Attitudes
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