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Rigby, Chloe – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Children experience numerous types of learning transitions throughout their educational lives physically (changing schools) and substantively (moving through different key stages in school), and daily (in moving between subjects). One transition that is frequently overlooked within the British education system is that from the General Certificate…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Secondary Education, Student Adjustment
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Armstrong, Abbigail J. – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2015
This article describes original research to determine reasons graduate students do not complete requirements for a Master's (M.Ed.) in Middle Level Education degree at the Southeastern University. Since the program's initial cohort the graduation rate has decreased. Program faculty was concerned about the increasing difference between the number…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Degrees, Academic Persistence, Teacher Education
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Hine, Gregory S. C. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Over the past two decades there has been a growing body of literature concerning the preparation of pre-service mathematics teachers. Research efforts have focused principally on approaches conducted by tertiary educators to adequately prepare pre-service teachers (PST) for the mathematics classroom. Despite the extensive literature there is no…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, College Faculty
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Yoon, Sae Yeol; Peate, David W. – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
According to the national survey of science education, science educators in the USA currently face many challenges such as lack of qualified secondary Earth and Space Science (ESS) teachers. Less qualified teachers may have difficulty teaching ESS because of a lack of conceptual understanding, which leads to diminished confidence in content…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Earth Science, Space Sciences
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Fenzel, L. Mickey; Dean, Rebecca J.; Darden, Gerivonni – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2014
The use of recent college graduates as uncertified classroom teachers has increased in recent years, with the growth of Teach for America, alternative certification routes for teachers, and alternative schools for urban children placed at risk. Few studies to date have investigated the effects of using these inexperienced teachers on the quality…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Urban Schools, Educational Environment, College Graduates
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Lim, Woong; Moseley, Lauren Jeneva; Son, Ji-Won; Seelke, John – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2014
With the national rollout of edTPA that champions language supports in content lessons, there is a renewed interest in academic language across disciplines and related pedagogy in the U.S. This study examines current knowledge of academic language demonstrated by teacher candidates at middle grades. An analysis (n = 42) of teacher candidates'…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Career Readiness, Middle Schools, Preservice Teachers
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Pellegrino, Anthony; Zenkov, Kristien; Sell, Corey; Calamito, Nicholas – School-University Partnerships, 2014
The study of a middle school social studies project this article addresses occurred in the national capital region of the United States, where perceptions of ''patriotism'' and xenophobic immigration policies were the subjects of frequent media reports. With this examination the authors considered the overarching research question ''How do middle…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, College School Cooperation, Professional Development Schools, Citizenship Education
Sadler, Philip M.; Sonnert, Gerhard; Hazari, Zahra; Tai, Robert – Science Educator, 2014
Several avenues are open to students who wish to study advanced science or mathematics in high school, which include Advanced Placement courses and teacher-designed courses unaffiliated with organized programs. We employ a retrospective cohort study of 4,691 nationally representative college students at 34 randomly selected, colleges and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High Schools, STEM Education
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Bergman, Daniel J. – School Community Journal, 2013
Two groups of teacher candidates completed a survey based on the Parent Teacher Association's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships at the start and end of the semester of a general methods course and corresponding fieldwork (practicum) experience. One group of participants (N[subscript "S"] = 60) completed their clinical…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Urban Schools, Field Experience Programs, Student Placement