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Park, Youngmin; Xu, Ying; Collins, Penelope; Farkas, George; Warschauer, Mark – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The current study examines the effects of digital scaffolding on the English literacy of fourth- and sixth-grade students. A total of 1085 native English-speaking and language minority students from 25 treatment classes and 20 control classes across three school districts participated in this study for one school year. Treatment students read…
Descriptors: English, Language Arts, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods
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Garrity, Sarah; Aquino-Sterling, Cristian R.; Van Liew, Charles; Day, Ashley – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
Despite the well-documented benefits of bilingualism, current educational practices in the United States reflect the deeply held belief that because the United States is an English speaking country, English should be the language of instruction. This belief was codified into law in California via the 1998 passage of Proposition 227, which banned…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Jenset, Inga Staal; Klette, Kirsti; Hammerness, Karen – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Worldwide, teacher educators and policy makers have called for teacher preparation that is more deeply linked to practice. Yet we know little about how such linkages are achieved within different international programs. We examine the degree to which programs provide opportunities to learn that are grounded in practice, during university…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Marrun, Norma A. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
For more than 50 years, college and high school students, families, and community activists have fought for the preservation of ethnic studies. Qualitative research studies consistently have shown positive outcomes, including increased academic engagement and affirmation, for students who take ethnic studies in K-16. In this article, I argue that…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Self Concept, Qualitative Research, Ethnic Studies
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Jayanthi, Madhavi; Dimino, Joseph; Gersten, Russell; Taylor, Mary Jo; Haymond, Kelly; Smolkowski, Keith; Newman-Gonchar, Rebecca – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
The purpose of this replication study was to examine the impact of the Teacher Study Group (TSG) professional development in vocabulary on first-grade teachers' knowledge of vocabulary instruction and observed teaching practice, and on students' vocabulary knowledge. Sixty-two schools from 16 districts in four states were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Grade 1
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Cuesta Medina, Liliana – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This article examines the nature and evolution of the term blended learning (BL), which encompasses numerous connotations, including its conception as a strategy, delivery mode, opportunity, educational shift, or pedagogical approach. Although much has been said in this field, very few studies examine the different types of blends behind their…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Grounded Theory
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Page, Michael F. Z.; Escott, Patrick; Silva, Maritza; Barding, Gregory A., Jr. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
This case study demonstrates the ability of high school chemistry students, with varying levels of math preparation, to experience learning-gains on state and district assessments as it relates to chemical reactions, thermodynamics, and kinetics. These advances were predicated on the use of a teaching style rooted in abstract reasoning. The…
Descriptors: High School Students, Chemistry, Case Studies, Thermodynamics
Weiler, Michelle Gong – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative explanatory bounded single case study was to seek to understand how the use of curriculum that is influenced by experiential learning theory and based in scenario-based learning as an instructional methodology in a law enforcement academy influences the self-efficacy and job readiness of peace officers with less…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Vignettes, Law Enforcement, Police
Kingston, Sally – Buck Institute for Education, 2018
The driving question for this brief is based on the most common question that teachers, principals, school leaders, coaches, and grant writers ask the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) about Project Based Learning (PBL): What evidence exists that shows the impact of Project Based Learning on student learning in core content areas? Research shows…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Academic Achievement, Evidence
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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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Clark, Daniel D.; Edwards, Daniel J. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2018
This article describes a simple exercise using a free, easy-to-use, established online program. The exercise helps to reinforce protein purification concepts and introduces undergraduates to pH as a parameter that affects anion-exchange chromatography. The exercise was tested with biochemistry majors at California State University-Chico. Given the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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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
Felix, Miranda J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
With an ever-growing population of elementary English learners (EL), an increase in technology in classrooms, and a renewed sense of direction with English language development (ELD) instruction since the release of Common Core State Standards, educational leaders are making decisions regarding instruction for EL that will have long-lasting…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Gao, Niu; Adan, Sara; Lopes, Lunna; Lee, Grace – Public Policy Institute of California, 2018
The California State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to transform science teaching and learning in K-12 schools in 2013. The new standards emphasize "three-dimensional learning": disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices. They are aligned…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Course Content
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