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Chien, Chin-Wen – Education 3-13, 2019
This study explored the integration of technical vocabulary into pre-observation conferences and its influence on English teachers' professional learning and discussion in their post-observation conferences. The conceptual framework based on Harvey [2011. "A Sociocultural-Theory-Based Study of the Impact of Mediation During Post-observation…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rumsey, Chepina; Guarino, Jody; Gildea, Rachael; Cho, Christina Y.; Lockhart, Bethany – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2019
Early career K-grade 2 teachers in a yearlong project explored discourse and mathematical argumentation through monthly professional development (PD) sessions. The goal of the project was to develop an understanding of the types of K-grade 2 tasks that promote argumentation, the types of discourse and argumentation that K-grade 2 students engage…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Primary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Page, Angela; Boyle, Christopher; McKay, Kathy; Mavropoulou, Sofia – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The inclusion of all students with special educational needs in mainstream classes was formally enacted by the Cook Islands Ministry of Education in the Special Needs Education Policy of 2002 and updated in 2011 to reflect support for diversity among all learners. This paper investigates the current views about inclusive education (IE) by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming
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Sela, Hagit; Davis, Nicole; Hulse, Jennifer – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2019
In education, "dialogue protocols," or "protocols," are structured guidelines that were developed to promote meaningful and efficient communication and learning. They are "vehicles for building the skills--and culture-- necessary for collaborative work. The authors share protocols that were found to transform practices…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Relationship
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Gardner, Grant E.; Parrish, Jennifer – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2019
Biology graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) are a critical instructional group in the successful implementation of classroom reform efforts in higher education. Despite this, little is known about effective Teaching Professional Development (TPD) of this largely novice instructor group. This Idea to explore article proposes that a comparison of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Biology, Science Instruction
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Recchia, Susan L.; Puig, Victoria I. – New Educator, 2019
This reflective narrative explores the voices of two participants in the Early Childhood Professional Mentoring Group (ECPMG), created in response to our graduates' concerns about their lack of support as they entered the field of inclusive early childhood education. Building on their existing relationships with each other, and with us as their…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Inclusion
Rosado, Glenda Damaris – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This research design was a mixed methods embedded study with a quasi-experimental component in the quantitative portion identifying the teachers and students as independent variables and the Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that are aligned with teacher effectiveness and student achievement as the dependent variables. The confounding…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Class Size
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Alexopoulos, A.; Pavlidou, M.; Cherouvis, S. – Physics Education, 2019
In recent years the realisation that children make decisions and choices about subjects they like in primary school became widely accepted. The role of the primary school teacher as the main ambassador for a subject is therefore crucial in inspiring and enthusing the younger generation towards STEM. However, in most European countries, primary…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role
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Gümüs, Emine – International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 2019
The aim of this research is to investigate mentorship process and programs which are designed for professional development of primary and middle school principals in the State of Georgia, U.S.A. With this aim, a qualitative research model and a semistructured interview technique was used in order to gather in-depth knowledge. The study group…
Descriptors: Mentors, Administrator Education, Trust (Psychology), Principals
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Morgan, Kevin; Bryant, Anna S.; Edwards, Lowri C.; Mitchell-Williams, Emma – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: The primary school age group (aged 5-11 years) is acknowledged as a critical period in the development of physical activity patterns and healthy lifestyle behaviours. Furthermore, high quality physical education (PE) is crucial for the development of lifelong physical activity behaviours and is highly dependent on the interaction…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Teachers
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Pongsakdi, Nonmanut; Laakkonen, Eero; Laine, Teija; Veermans, Koen; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna M.; Lehtinen, Erno – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
A Word Problem Enrichment programme (WPE) has been found to increase student word problem solving performance when facing non-routine and application problems. However, it is unknown if the WPE has an impact on student beliefs about word problem solving and how the WPE works for students with different motivation in learning mathematics. This…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Program Effectiveness
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Kijkuakul, Sirinapa – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
This article focuses on impacts of collaborative action research with a spiral process of planning, acting, observing, and reflecting that had been used as a strategy to promote teacher professional development in science education of Thailand. With the school principals' support, three primary science teachers' instructional practices are the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Action Research
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Ibrahim, Ali; Al-Taneiji, Shaikah – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study bridges a gap in qualitative research on teacher satisfaction in the United Arab Emirates. In line with the two-factor theory, we found that maintenance factors, such as perception of job insecurity, stagnant salaries and perceived heavy teaching loads, had more prominence in explaining teacher dissatisfaction. Motivational factors such…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Job Security
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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Ruppar, Andrea L.; McQueston, Jessica A.; McCabe, Katie M.; Johnston, Russell; Toews, Samantha Gross – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Supplementary aids and services (SAS) have been a provision in special education law since PL 94-142, however, almost no guidance has been provided to help teams make decisions about their appropriate selection and use. In this exploratory study, we explore the types of SAS selected for students with significant support needs using a conventional…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Special Education
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Feuerborn, Laura L.; Tyre, Ashli D.; Zecevic, Mladen – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
The implementation of schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) requires a shift from a reliance on reactionary discipline to prevention-oriented supports, and it requires that staff adopt and regularly apply the practices throughout the building. This level of systemic change in staff thinking and practice is challenging to…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Middle Schools
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