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Peterson, Lana; Scharber, Cassandra – Computers in the Schools, 2017
The purpose of this study was to document the process one district used to design, develop, and implement a one-to-one pilot at its high school as part of its broader commitment to contemporary learning. Specifically, this qualitative case study (a) outlines the process of the laptop pilot, (b) describes the pilot implementation experience for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Qualitative Research
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Varier, Divya; Dumke, Erika K.; Abrams, Lisa M.; Conklin, Sarah B.; Barnes, Jamie S.; Hoover, Nancy R. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
Increased efforts to promote 21st century learning emphasize the central role of technology in instructional delivery in order to advance the multifaceted abilities and skills required for student success in an increasingly technology-rich learning and work environment. A qualitative study was conducted in a large, economically diverse,…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research, Elementary Schools
Andrews, Valerie Griffin – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative, historical case study is to explore former living administrators', teachers', and students' opinions of their personal experiences while working at or attending P. W. Moore High School in North Carolina. The school's culture and leadership qualities of administrators will be examined through participants'…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational History, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Alongi, Marc D.; Heddy, Benjamin C.; Sinatra, Gale M. – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Controversial issues have been established within the larger framework of civic education as an effective pedagogical approach to developing critical thinking in the classroom, preparing students with intellectual habits necessary for participation in scholarship, civic life and democracy. In this study, we found that a pedagogical intervention,…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Studies, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Widdowson, Deborah A.; Dixon, Robyn S.; Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Irving, S. Earl – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This qualitative study explored the beliefs of students, parents and teachers on the purposes of schooling in order to provide a context for understanding beliefs and attitudes to school learning and achievement. Focus groups were conducted with Year 9 and 10 students (aged 13-15 years) and parents and teachers in three secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Alant, Erna; Geyer, Stephan; Verde, Michael – Perspectives in Education, 2015
This article describes the implementation and outcomes of an experiential learning approach to facilitate the development of empathetic skills among teachers and learners at two high schools in Tshwane, South Africa. An inter-generational training programme, the Memory Bridge Initiative (MBI), aimed at exposing participants to interactions with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Empathy, Experiential Learning, Skill Development
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Yilmaz, Defne – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
Considering all areas of development in education is a key to fulfill the needs of gifted students. This study which was based on qualitative methods aimed to find out the emotional and social needs of the adolescents who attended the Antalya Science and Arts Center (Bilim ve Sanat Egitim Merkezi-BILSEM) to develop new ways to help these students.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Adolescents, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Ryter, Di – Journal of International Social Studies, 2015
World history has become increasingly important and has often been a required course for high school students in the United States. This multi-case study provides examples and descriptions of students' demonstration of historical understandings. It also includes multiple perspectives and experiences of world history students and teachers, and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, History
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2014
Close reading is an instructional practice that has gained attention of late. It involves reading a complex text, annotation, and repeatedly reading to answer text-dependent questions. Although there are a number of recommendations for the use of close reading, there has not been a systematic analysis of student or teacher perceptions of this…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reader Text Relationship, Questioning Techniques
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Mourlam, Daniel – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2014
Social media has become a way of life. Society has become very connected, yet the classroom still remains quite isolated, from other teachers, students, experts, parents, the community, and a host of others who could potentially enhance learning. There are a number of different ways by which schools and teachers could open their classrooms to the…
Descriptors: Social Media, High School Students, Social Studies, Program Implementation
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Ellerbrock, Cheryl R.; Abbas, Bridget; DiCicco, Michael – Journal of Research in Education, 2014
In this year-long qualitative multi-site case study, researchers identified how eighth and ninth-grade teacher practices may support students' basic and developmental needs across the middle-to-high-school transition. Data were collected throughout 2009, including individual interviews, focus group interviews, observations, and artifact data of 23…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Practices, Qualitative Research, Middle School Students
Cash, Paul E.; Jones, Don; Richardson, Martha – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2014
In a North Texas school district, students taking online courses in a variety of subject areas were not successfully completing courses at the district's expected levels. The district pays for courses and student support while remaining financially responsible to the community and programmatically to students' online success. Students'…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Online Courses, School Districts, Educational Technology
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Kus, Metin; Filiz, Erkan; Altun, Sertel – Educational Research and Reviews, 2014
The aim of this study was to determine teachers' and students?' opinions on the effectiveness of cooperative learning. This study was conducted in Istanbul Lycee and it had a qualitative research design. The participant of the study assigned randomly among ninth grade students who were studying in Istanbul Lycee in the year of 2012 to 2013. Among…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Geography Instruction
Tofel-Grehl, Colby; Callahan, Carolyn M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Using observations and interviews, the researchers explore the experiences and perspectives of students, teachers, and administrators at six specialized high schools with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as they pertain to the practices and structures affecting student outcomes. Four themes were found to be…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Observation, Interviews, High School Students
Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Gubbins, E. Jean; Gilson, Cindy M.; Villanueva, Merzili; Foreman, Jennifer L.; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The present qualitative study was conducted in response to federal initiatives aimed at increasing the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools in the United States; and to better understand STEM high school administrators', teachers', and students' perceptions of the characteristics of the curricular and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, STEM Education, Administrators, Secondary School Teachers
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