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Hayirsever, Fahriye; Kalayci, Nurdan – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
In this study, general culture and general education courses within the scope of knowledge categories in undergraduate teacher education programs in Turkey and the USA are comparatively analyzed. The study is a comparative education study and uses a descriptive model. In the study, the general culture - general education courses taught in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, General Education, Undergraduate Study
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Martin, Rosemarie; Murtagh, Elaine M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of classroom-based physical activity interventions that integrate academic content and assess the effectiveness of the interventions on physical activity, learning, facilitators of learning, and health outcomes. Method: Six electronic databases (ERIC, PubMed, Google Scholar,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Teaching Methods, Body Composition, Physical Activity Level
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Ker, Hsiang-Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Motivational constructs and students' engagements have great impacts on students' mathematics achievements, yet they have not been theoretically investigated using international large-scale assessment data. This study utilized the mathematics data of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2011 to conduct a comparative and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hiebert, James; Stigler, James W. – Educational Researcher, 2017
We examine the distinction between teaching and teachers as it relates to instructional improvement. Drawing from work outside of education on improvement systems and from analyzing the Japanese system of lesson study, we contend that a focus on teaching can shape a coordinated system for improvement whereas a focus on teachers, common in the…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
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Weiss, Günther – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article reports on the possibilities and challenges of starting problem-oriented learning in geography lessons. The article focuses on the features of motivating problems, because one of the essential functions of the problem to start with is to animate learners to solve it. The analysis of various introductions to problem-oriented learning…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Cheng, Qiang; Hsu, Hsien-Yuan – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
Using Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 eighth-grade international dataset, this study explored the profiles of instructional practices reported by high- and low-performing mathematics teachers across the US, Finland, Korea, and Russia. Concepts of conceptual teaching and procedural teaching were used to frame the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Tests, International Assessment
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Chychuk, Antonina – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2017
In Great Britain and the USA the normative basis of primary/elementary school teachers' qualification advancement is being actively developed, i. e. this issue is considered at the state level. For a long time the development of retraining and advancement training system for primary/elementary school teachers has been grounded on conceptual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development
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Marx, Sherry – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2017
In this autoethnographic tale, I tell the story of my own family's experience with race, class, and language privilege. In particular, I focus on my children's experience with elementary schooling in the United States and Hungary. Their intercultural education experience vividly illuminates the socially and culturally constructed nature of race,…
Descriptors: Social Class, Elementary School Students, Multicultural Education, Racial Differences
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Pilonieta, Paola; Medina, Adriana L.; Hathaway, Jennifer I. – Teacher Educator, 2017
This study explored how a study abroad experience affected preservice teachers' (PSTs') dispositions towards and plans for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs). This qualitative study involved 16 elementary education initial licensure PSTs who participated in a 2-month study abroad trip to Germany. Data in the form of surveys, interviews, and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Occupational Aspiration
Maynard, Brandy R.; Solis, Michael R.; Miller, Veronica L.; Brendel, Kristen E. – Campbell Collaboration, 2017
Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in schools have positive effects on cognitive and socio-emotional processes, but do not improve behavior and academic achievement. The use of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in schools has been on the rise. Schools are using MBI's to reduce student stress and anxiety and improve socio-emotional…
Descriptors: Perception, Metacognition, Intervention, Cognitive Ability
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Spooner-Lane, Rebecca – Professional Development in Education, 2017
While mentoring programmes have proven to be successful in reducing attrition and improving teaching ability in beginning teachers, there remains a lack of research delineating the key components of effective mentoring programmes in primary education. This integrative research review examines empirical studies conducted since 2000 on the nature…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Elementary School Teachers
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Nganga, Lydiah; Kambutu, John – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
In an increasingly globalized 21st century, an education that is student-centered is invaluable because it supports the development of collaborative, communication and problem-solving skills (Cooke-Canitz, 2013; Kambutu & Nganga, 2009). Indeed, globalization thrives in a context of collaboration between people of different cultural persuasions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Global Education, Educational Practices
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Nartgün, Senay Sezgin; Sezen-Gültekin, Gözde; Limon, Ibrahim – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This study aims to compare Turkey to the first three countries from each continent in terms of educational indicators in 2015 Human Development Report. In line with this aim, it is a case study utilizing document review method. Analysis of the data has been carried out on a single document which is United Nations Development Report (2015). To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Indicators, Reports
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Lim, Hwanggyu; Sireci, Stephen G. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) makes it possible to compare the performance of students in the US in Mathematics and Science to the performance of students in other countries. TIMSS uses four international benchmarks for describing student achievement: Low, Intermediate, High, and Advanced. In this study, we…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, International Assessment
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Zheng, Qiao; Li, Lingyan; Chen, Huijuan; Loeb, Susanna – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to build a broader framework for Chinese principal leadership and to determine what aspects of principal leadership correlate most highly with school outcomes from the perspectives of both principals and teachers. Method: The data come from a 2013 national student achievement assessment in China comprising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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