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Wise, Julie B.; O'Byrne, W. Ian – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2015
The #WalkMyWorld project was an open, social media experiment developed to provide preservice and in-service teachers and K-12 students with an opportunity to focus on developing media literacies and civic engagement in online spaces. The study employed a basic interpretative qualitative study approach (Merriam, 2002) to examine how online social…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Computer Mediated Communication, Identification (Psychology), Educational Technology
Harper, Shaun R., Ed.; Wood, J. Luke, Ed. – Stylus Publishing LLC, 2015
"Advancing Black Male Student Success" presents a comprehensive portrait of Black male students at every stage in the U.S. education system: preschool and kindergarten; elementary, middle and high schools; community colleges and four-year postsecondary institutions; and master's and doctoral programs. Each chapter is a synthesis of…
Descriptors: Males, African American Students, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Li, Xiaoping; Zhang, Mingyuan – SAGE Open, 2015
Writing is recognized as a vital skill in education and the workplace; students in the United States finishing K-12 schooling are expected to be competent writers. Yet, "the Nation's Report Card" found that U.S. high school graduates coming into the workforce are particularly deficient in writing skills. Teachers serve as a crucial link…
Descriptors: Process Approach (Writing), Writing Skills, Writing Processes, Writing Workshops
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Rice, Kerry; Hung, Jui-Long – International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 2015
This case study explored the potential applications of data mining in the educational program evaluation of online professional development workshops for pre K-12 teachers. Multiple data mining analyses were implemented in combination with traditional evaluation instruments and student outcomes to determine learner engagement and more clearly…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Online Courses, Program Evaluation, Faculty Development
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Hinko, Kathleen A.; Madigan, Peter; Miller, Eric; Finkelstein, Noah D. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2016
University educators (UEs) have a long history of teaching physics not only in formal classroom settings but also in informal outreach environments. The pedagogical practices of UEs in informal physics teaching have not been widely studied, and they may provide insight into formal practices and preparation. We investigate the interactions between…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physics, College Students, Interaction
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Staus, Nancy; Gillow-Wiles, Henry; Niess, Margaret – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2014
A new primarily distance education Master's degree program was focused on the development of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) for integrating appropriate digital technologies in mathematics and science classes. In this mixed-method multiple case study, we documented in-service K-8 teachers' perceptions of their TPACK…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Masters Programs, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technology Integration
Karich, Abbey C.; Burns, Matthew K.; Maki, Kathrin E. – Review of Educational Research, 2014
Giving a student control over their learning has theoretical and intuitive appeal, but its effects are neither powerful nor consistent in the empirical literature base. This meta-analysis updated previous meta-analytic research by Niemiec, Sikorski, and Walberg by studying the overall effectiveness of providing learner control within educational…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Student Participation
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Aldosemani, Tahani Ibrahim; Shepherd, Craig E. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
The purpose of the study was to examine preservice teachers' attitudes using Second Life for multicultural literacy and to explore effective strategies to implement this technology in teacher preparation programs. Participants included thirty-six preserve teachers from early childhood, elementary, and secondary education programs.…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Cultural Pluralism, Preschool Teachers
Taylor, Cheryl; McNaney-Funk, Claire; Jardine, Don; Lehman, Geannette; Fok-Chan, Evelyn – Online Submission, 2014
Studies have shown that teachers appreciate intrinsic rewards, such as student achievement, positive relationships with students, self-growth, and mastery of professional skills, far greater than extrinsic motivators, like holidays and salary (Plihal, 1981; Plihal, 1982; Ashiedu & Scott-Ladd, 2012; Baleghizadeh & Gordani, 2012). This paper…
Descriptors: Rewards, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research
Brown, Kirsty Clarke; Squires, Jim; Connors-Tadros, Lori; Horowitz, Michelle – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2014
The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) reviewed data on 21 states' principal licensure requirements, conducted structured interviews with experts on principal preparation and professional development in 7 states, and spoke with staff at the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Institute for School…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Principals, Certification, Structured Interviews
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Shahateet, Mohammed Issa – Higher Education Studies, 2014
This paper investigates the main indicators of scores of K-12 leavers who were admitted at Princess Sumaya University for Technology, PSUT, in Jordan and their graduation scores. It uses time series data covering the period 1993-2012, including all 3,229 Bachelor graduates in all specialisations. The paper applies several statistical techniques to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scores, Statistical Analysis, Models
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Nwachukwu, M. A.; Okoro, Uwaezu; Ntesat, Brownson; Nwachukwu, Ijeoma M. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2014
Human activities such as inequitable and unsustainable production and consumption of earth resources cause "environmental problems." There is need to develop research and innovative techniques towards public understanding of these environmental problems and sustainable development. This paper contains the first edition of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Holistic Approach, Sustainable Development
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Misco, Thomas; Lee, Lena – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2014
Engaging students in controversial issues provides numerous benefits for developing democratic citizenship. A wide variety of pathways and challenges exist to their discussion in classrooms, many of which are based upon societal and cultural context. This study explores the context of Guam and maps the issues of controversy within categories of…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Democracy, Citizenship, Cross Cultural Training
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Daniels, Lia M.; Poth, Cheryl; Papile, Chiara; Hutchison, Marnie – Educational Assessment, 2014
The purpose of this study was to test the validity of the Teachers' Conceptions of Assessment Scale III-Abridged Version (CoA-IIIA; Brown, 2006), a measure created, validated, and applied outside of North America, in a sample of Canadian preservice teachers (n = 436). This work is important because although we have long known that teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Attitude Measures, Test Validity
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Hrastinski, Stefan; Edman, Anneli; Andersson, Fredrik; Kawnine, Tanvir; Soames, Carol-Ann – Interactive Learning Environments, 2014
The aim of this study is to describe and explore how instant messaging (IM) can be used to support informal math coaching. We have studied two projects where university students use IM to coach K-12 students in mathematics. The coaches were interviewed with a focus on how informal coaching works by examining coaching challenges, how coaching can…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Coaching (Performance), Mathematics Instruction
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