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Tekin-Sitrava, Reyhan; Isiksal-Bostan, Mine – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2018
This study investigated middle school teachers' knowledge of students' misconceptions and the sources of these misconceptions related to the volume of prisms. This case study investigated four middle school teachers who taught 8th grade students in Ankara (Turkey). Based on the analysis of the data, two misconceptions related to the volume of…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Janie S.; Rice, Margaret L. – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2017
Many of today's adolescents are constantly engaging with information through texting, watching videos, listening to music, and even writing papers. Learning to interact properly with information through writing presents a challenge for the students because they are employing all of these applications at once and believe that they are multitasking…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction, Writing Improvement
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Baker, Lottie L. – Youth & Society, 2017
Missing from educational studies on English learners (ELs) is an investigation of those students who succeed beyond minimum standards, defying the achievement gap. The research study presented in this article contributes to this area by examining the experiences and understandings of five middle school ELs who have demonstrated linguistic and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Social Support Groups
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Akkoç, Hatice; Yesildere-Imre, Sibel – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2017
Teachers' pedagogical practice and choices for their actions could not only be explained by their knowledge, beliefs or attitudes (Rodgers & Scott, 2008). Identity also has a crucial role in learning to teach. The aim of this study is to investigate contextual nature of preservice mathematics teachers' professional identities. For this aim, a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ranker, Jason – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2017
This article presents an analysis of a digital video created by a student (age 13) in a classroom setting. Since sign functioning is a key focus in theories of meaning making as it occurs through language and through other modes, my analysis focuses on the relations between signifiers as they are inscribed in her video. This analysis explores new…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Nonverbal Communication, Speech
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Lin, Jing – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
China is one of the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters. Chinese students' awareness and understanding about global warming have a significant impact on the future of mankind. This study, as an initial research of this kind in Mainland China, uses clinical interviews to survey 37 grade eight students on their understanding about global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Interviews, Knowledge Level
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Yablon, Yaacov B. – Child Development, 2017
Early detection of severe violence is a significant challenge for many schools. Three studies were conducted on samples of 6th, 8th, and 10th graders (12-16 years old). The first study, based on paired reports of teachers and students (n = 130), showed that a high percentage of both victims and perpetrators of severe violence are not identified by…
Descriptors: Violence, Identification, Grade 6, Grade 8
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Wahl-Alexander, Zachary; Sinelnikov, Oleg; Curtner-Smith, Matthew – European Physical Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine middle school students' recollections of their participation in a significant number of Sport Education seasons over a period of five years. Thirty-one (18 boys and 13 girls) eighth-grade students (average age at data collection = 13 years) who had all participated in at least 17 Sport Education seasons…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Memory, Middle School Students, Student Participation
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Longhurst, Max L.; Jones, Suzanne H.; Campbell, Todd – Teacher Development, 2017
Understanding factors that impact teacher implementation of learning from professional development is critical in order to maximize the educational and financial investment in teacher professional learning. This multi-case qualitative investigation elucidates factors that influence the appropriation of instructional tools associated with…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Social Theories, Communities of Practice, Technology Uses in Education
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Jao, Limin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
For pre-service teachers (PSTs) who have been exposed to traditional approaches, teacher education courses can be a revelatory experience in their development as educators. This study explores if Canadian upper elementary/lower secondary (grades 4-10) PSTs change their beliefs about mathematics teaching as a result of taking a mathematics methods…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Sirrakos, George, Jr.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
This mixed-methods cross-national study investigated the effectiveness of reality pedagogy (an approach in which teachers become part of students' activities, practices and rituals) in terms of changes in student perceptions of their learning environment and attitudes towards science. A questionnaire was administered to 142 students in grades 8-10…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Scientific Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Ilter, Ilhan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to describe social studies teachers' perceptions related to their practices in teaching concepts within the context of social studies instruction in order to enhance students' vocabulary development in their classes. The study focuses on how students' breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge is supported by teachers'…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation
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Ahmad, Fatimah; Greenhalgh-Spencer, Heather – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This paper argues for a more complex literature around gender and math performance. In order to argue for this complexity, we present a small portion of data from a case study examining the performance of Kuwaiti students on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and on Kuwait national math tests. Westernized discourses suggest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, International Assessment
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Yildiz, Avni; Baltaci, Serdal – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) is a model that explains how teachers use technology more effectively in the context of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge. Teachers' TPACK competencies play great importance in this regard. Lesson study has also been playing significant roles in the development of teachers'…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
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Sicherl Kafol, Barbara; Kordeš, Urban; Holcar Brunauer, Ada – Music Education Research, 2017
This qualitative study used action research to provide an insight into how pupils experience and perceive assessment in music education. In collaboration with pupils we constructed an assessment for learning model aimed at involving pupils in the co-development of assessment criteria and in the processes of self and peer assessment. In addition we…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Teaching Methods
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