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Harlow, Danielle B.; Dwyer, Hilary A.; Hansen, Alexandria K.; Iveland, Ashley O.; Franklin, Diana M. – Cognition and Instruction, 2018
This article integrates an ecological approach and design-based research in computer science education research by following the simultaneous development of a computer programming environment and curriculum for elementary school age children over 2-1/2 years. We studied the alignment of the affordances provided by the programming environment and…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Elementary School Students, Programming, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Sun, Kathy Liu – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2018
The belief that mathematics ability is a fixed trait is particularly common and may be a key reason for many students' disinterest and underperformance in mathematics. This study investigates how mathematics teaching practices might contribute to students' beliefs about mathematics ability being a fixed or malleable trait (mindset). Through a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Fields, Deborah Ann; Kafai, Yasmin; Nakajima, Tomoko; Goode, Joanna; Margolis, Jane – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
Recent discussions of making have focused on developing out-of-school makerspaces and activities to provide more equitable and enriching learning opportunities for youth. Yet school classrooms present a unique opportunity to help broaden access, diversify representation, and deepen participation in making. In turning to classrooms, we want to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Computer Science Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities
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Ricci, Leila A.; Osipova, Anna – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
In this era of reading as a priority, research has indicated that children with Down syndrome (DS) can indeed learn to read, attaining functional levels of literacy and beyond. Families of children with DS are also increasingly advocating for reading instruction for their children. However, few studies have examined what beginning educators know…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Children, Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Midgette, Allegra Joie; Ilten-Gee, Robyn; Powers, Deborah Wong; Murata, Aki; Nucci, Larry – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
This study examined the application of Lesson Study for professional development (PD) for a domain approach to moral education. A comparison was drawn between the effects of Lesson Study with 17 teachers and 144 students representing middle schools in the same district as a prior study employing intensive traditional PD. In Lesson Study, groups of…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Moral Development, Middle School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Lawson, Janelle E.; Cruz, Rebecca A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Classroom observations are an integral component of teacher evaluation systems, but little is known about who is best qualified to observe and evaluate special educators, who have a specialized skillset, and whether observation instruments adequately reflect their instructional practices. In this study, 19 special education teachers in California…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers
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Thadani, Vandana; Roth, Kathleen J.; Garnier, Helen E.; Seyarto, Melanie C.; Thompson, Jennifer L.; Froidevaux, Nicole M. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
We investigated what a cognitive framework for measuring classroom teaching could reveal about (a) the impact of a professional development (PD) program on teaching practices and (b) the relationship between teaching practices and student science learning. To conduct this study, we leveraged a collaboration between two entirely independent…
Descriptors: Models, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques
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Ramirez, Gerardo; Hooper, Sophia Yang; Kersting, Nicole B.; Ferguson, Ronald; Yeager, David – AERA Open, 2018
Elementary school teachers' math anxiety has been found to play a role in their students' math achievement. The current study addresses the role of teacher math anxiety on ninth-grade students' math achievement and the mediating factors underlying this relationship. Using data from the National Mindset Study, we find that higher teacher math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Adolescents, Mathematics Achievement
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Read, Kirsten; James, Sarah; Weaver, Andrew – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This study examined the relationship between four common types of language play and their correlations with the verbal and social abilities of 3- to 5-year-old children. While observation has shown that children this age produce a range of play, research has not yet examined whether play is a measurable skill connected to preschoolers' language…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Play, Preschool Education, Educational Games
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Menon, Preetha – Multicultural Education, 2018
This article is drawn from a study conducted to explore how assessment conversations, a type of informal formative assessment, can support science learning in a technology-aided seventh-grade classroom in Northern California. The classroom setting where the study took place used interactive whiteboards in conjunction with the inquiry-based…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, English Language Learners, Teaching Methods
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LeBlanc, Robert Jean – Classroom Discourse, 2018
Based on data drawn from audio recordings of a 9th grade female English teacher in Southern California and her interactions with students in her classroom, I examined how she represents the thinking and voices of her students as her students during confrontation and conflict. Analysis demonstrates how the projected ventriloquation of her students'…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Females, English Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Mirra, Nicole; Coffey, Jerica; Englander, Ashley – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
This study explores how two high school English language arts (ELA) teachers leveraged disciplinary literacy practices in their classrooms to help students explore their identities as citizens and imagine a more just and equitable democratic society. Using a figured worlds framework, the study articulates a sociocritical approach to civic literacy…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Instruction, English Teachers, Literacy Education
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Buck Bracey, Zoë – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In this article I present a study on learners' conceptions in cosmology by situating the results in the context of broader historical and sociocultural themes. Participants were community college students in California from non-dominant cultural and linguistic backgrounds finishing their first semester of astronomy. Data were collected through a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Freehand Drawing, Misconceptions
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Walls, Laura C. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This study investigated the dynamics between matched heritage language learner (HLL) dyads, second language learner (L2L) dyads, and mixed HLL-L2L dyads in the Spanish L2 classroom. Data come from 15-minute video recordings of 16 dyads, including four HLL-HLL, four L2L-L2L, and eight HLL-L2L dyads that were collected during collaborative writing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Heritage Education, Collaborative Writing, Community Colleges
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Briceño, Allison – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
This study profiles three Mexican American, dual language teachers in a qualitative cross-case analysis and asks (a) How do dual language teachers' linguistic backgrounds influence their language ideologies?; (b) How are language ideologies evidenced in teachers' instructional practices? Participants could be perceived as homogenous Mexican…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Bilingual Education Programs, Spanish, Native Speakers
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