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Joglar, Nuria; Martin, Diego; Colmenar, J. Manuel; Martinez, Ivan; Hidalgo, J. Ignacio – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: This paper aims to describe the activities designed and conducted with primary school, secondary school and university students to study the integration of alternative assessment and self-assessment online tools in mathematics courses using iTest. iTest is an educational software tool born to support the continuous evaluation system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alternative Assessment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
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Metin, Mustafa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The aim of this study is to develop a general attitude scale about environmental issues (GASE) for students in different grade levels. The research was carried out with the total 1225 students; 409 (33.4%) were primary school students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8; 408 (33.3%) of the students were in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 at high schools and the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
He, Ye; Rohr, Jean; Miller, Samuel D.; Levin, Barbara B.; Mercier, Susan – School-University Partnerships, 2010
The purpose of this study was to develop a model for evaluating a professional development school program to enact an evidence-based model for a continuous cycle of program improvement. Guided by the logic model for program evaluation, we developed three survey instruments based on the professional development school standards of the National…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Professional Development Schools, Models, Program Improvement
Theiss, Deb; Grigsby, Carl – School-University Partnerships, 2010
Universities systematically use assessments to evaluate programs of teacher education. The Professional Development Schools Partnership was a well-established collaboration with more than 11 years of work with area schools. However, two questions became the center of a discussion for evaluating, monitoring, and identifying the accomplishments of…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Scoring, Measurement, Measurement Techniques
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Yelas, Janet; Engles, Paul – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This case study discusses a collaborative three year project involving two school clusters located in the North Island and South Island of New Zealand. The project was named "Project ACTIVate" and its main thrust was to study how the use of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) combined with teaching, learning and research across schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Program Descriptions
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Campbell, Todd; Lott, Kimberly – Teaching Education, 2010
This is a phenomenological study of the relationships between university supervisors, in-service and pre-service teachers (triads). Two triads participated in a joint pre-service and in-service professional development project. Multiple in-depth interviews were completed with each triad member to better record and resolve the varied experiences of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Supervisors, Cooperating Teachers, Interprofessional Relationship
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Voithofer, Rick; Winterwood, Fawn – Urban Education, 2010
This study uses articulation theory to frame how social actors and institutions in an urban community in Columbus, Ohio, form linkages and understandings about computer and information literacies. Using interviews with 33 key educators (e.g., principals, computer literacy teachers, library media specialists, district integration specialists),…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Media Specialists, Information Literacy, Community Centers
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Park, Jooyong – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
The newly developed computerized Constructive Multiple-choice Testing system is introduced. The system combines short answer (SA) and multiple-choice (MC) formats by asking examinees to respond to the same question twice, first in the SA format, and then in the MC format. This manipulation was employed to collect information about the two…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Evaluation Methods, Multiple Choice Tests, Scores
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Moller, Jens; Pohlmann, Britta – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: On the one hand, achievement indicators like grades or standardized test results are strongly associated with students' domain-specific self-concepts. On the other hand, self-evaluation processes seem to be triggered by a self-enhancing means of information processing. As a consequence, above average students have more positive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Studies, Self Concept, Academic Achievement
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Kent, Andrea M.; Simpson, Jennifer L. – Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 2010
The purpose of this work is to examine using interactive videoconferencing (IVC) to provide preservice teachers with a model of exemplary reading instruction to transfer their learning and implement effective reading instruction. The program was facilitated by university professors and carried out though frequent interactions between preservice…
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Master Teachers, Reading Instruction, College School Cooperation
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McDermott, Mark A.; Hand, Brian – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2010
This study aims to add to the growing research related to the implementation of non-traditional writing tasks in classrooms to encourage science literacy. A secondary reanalysis methodology was employed to review student interviews collected as a part of several individual studies during a ten year research program. This method established an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Transcripts (Written Records), Coding
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Bruinsma, Marjon; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A. – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
This study investigated 198 pre-service teachers' intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for becoming teachers and focused on the distinction between adaptive motives, which promote lasting and effective engagement, and maladaptive motives, which promote superficial engagement. We examined the relationships with teacher self-efficacy, the quality of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Incentives, Motivation, Teacher Attitudes
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Androutsos, Polyvios; Humphreys, Jere T. – International Journal of Music Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the classroom observation ability of pre-service music teachers in Greece (N = 62). Two groups of undergraduates, one near the beginning and one near the end of a two-year course sequence in teaching methods that included in-class and in-school training in observation ("juniors" and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Observation, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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Kara, Orhan – Education Economics, 2010
The economic value of investment in education has typically been measured by its rate of return, frequently estimated by the internal rate of return or the earning function approach. Given the importance of the rate of return estimates for individuals and countries, especially developing countries, in making decision on educational investment, we…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Cost Effectiveness, Developing Nations, Researchers
Robles, Dawn; Mitchell, Heather; Horsch, Elizabeth; St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2010
"Listening to the River" (LTTR) is a watershed science education project funded by the National Science Foundation. The project aims to deliver watershed education experiences in and around Traverse City, Michigan, and also to develop a model that can be replicated in other locations. Inverness Research was contracted by the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, School Community Programs, Program Effectiveness, Science Education
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