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Alkhateeb, Mohammad Ahmad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of embodying thinking levels in the eighth-grade textbook and teachers' classroom questions and exams. Five teachers who teach eighth grade were chosen from schools that obtained the highest and lowest TIMSS results in Zarqa City, Jordan. Textbook content analysis, teachers' classroom observation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Guzmán-Alcón, Irene – English Language Teaching, 2019
It is widely accepted that the learning of a new language, among other advantages, promotes respect and interest of the students towards other cultures and languages. The question is how learning languages can be promoted in educational settings. The aim of the present study is to explore the principles of communicative language teaching in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Annamma, Subini Ancy; Anyon, Yolanda; Joseph, Nicole M.; Farrar, Jordan; Greer, Eldridge; Downing, Barbara; Simmons, John – Urban Education, 2019
Using Critical Race Theory and Critical Race Feminism as guiding conceptual frameworks, this mixed-methods empirical study examines Black girls' exclusionary discipline outcomes. First, we examined disciplinary data from a large urban school district to assess racial group differences in office referral reasons and disparities for Black girls in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Feminism, African American Students
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Turner, Kristina; Pale, Maryanne – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
In recent years many policy and curriculum reforms aimed at improving Australian students' literacy and numeracy levels have been introduced into schools and in initial teacher education. Despite this, the Australian National Assessment Plan, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) data indicates that there has been little or no improvement in Australian…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Scores, National Competency Tests
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Rivera Rodas, Elizabeth I. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Research has shown that Title I's "comparability" provision causes gaps in noncategorical per pupil teacher funding. Using a unique dataset that merges 2009-2010 New York City (NYC) Department of Education value-added scores, school finance data, and school demographic data, this study not only confirms that NYC Title I elementary…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Educationally Disadvantaged, Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness
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Oliver, Kevin M.; Cook, Michael P.; Wiseman, Angela – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
Two cohorts of teachers participated in a professional development program in summer 2016 and 2017 focused on incorporating global perspectives and activities into K-12 classrooms using contemporary technologies. One part of this program required teachers to plan and carry out a global project with an international classroom as a means to…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Faculty Development, Global Approach, International Education
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Žanko, Žana; Mladenovic, Monika; Boljat, Ivica – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
There are known misconceptions about variables which are mostly the same since the first studies since more than 30 years ago. Consciousness about the misconceptions in programming can be crucial for teaching and learning programming for novices because, if we are aware of them, maybe we can minimise or even prevent them. Researchers mostly…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Elementary Secondary Education, Programming, Programming Languages
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Aru, Sidika Akyüz; Kale, Mustafa – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The overall aim of this study is to investigate the effect of school-related factors and early learning experiences on mathematics achievement. In this causal-comparative research, HLM analysis was performed on the data of 6378 students, their parents, and 241 school principals and primary school teachers. As a result of the HLM analysis, at the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Teo, Timothy – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This study proposed a model to explain the students' and teachers' intention to use (ITU) technology. A sample of 1,095 participants (503 students and 592 teachers) responded to a 15-item, 7-point scale designed to measure six variables: perceived usefulness (PU), perceived ease of use, attitude toward use (ATU), facilitating conditions, computer…
Descriptors: Intention, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teachers
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Scott, Judith A.; Castaneda, Ruben; Spichtig, Alexandra – Education Sciences, 2019
The two studies reported on in this paper examine the features of words that distinguish students' performances on vocabulary assessments as a means of understanding what contributes to the ease or difficulty of vocabulary knowledge. The two studies differ in the type of assessment, the types of words that were studied, and the grade levels and…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Young, Chase – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This yearlong quasi experimental study examined the effects of two approaches to guided reading on second-grade students' reading abilities. The 79 subjects were chosen as a nonprobability sample and served as the treatment and comparison groups. The groups were pre- and post tested using the Developmental Reading Assessment, Second Edition…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction
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Visser, Margaretha M.; Juan, Andrea L.; Hannan, Sylvia M. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The acquired skill set prior to school entry has emerged as an important issue in research and policy internationally. Much evidence exists advocating the importance of early numeracy and literacy skills in later academic achievement and economic outcomes of students. Aim: The goal of this study was to determine the association between…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation
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Otani, Midori – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Parental involvement is essential for children's education. Several studies have examined relationships between parental involvement and parents' socioeconomic status. However, less attention has been placed on school influences on parental involvement, even though schools play an important role in children's education and can affect the parents…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Correlation, Socioeconomic Status
Hill, Kathryn; Mirakhur, Zitsi – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2019
The large and growing number of New York City (NYC) students who lack stable housing has recently received much attention from advocates, researchers, educators, and policymakers. This new brief highlights not only that the City's rates of student homelessness have increased, but also that the problem is most prevalent during the elementary…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Homeless People, Student Needs, Elementary School Students
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Crowder, Marisa K.; Gordon, Rachel A.; Brown, Randal D.; Davidson, Laura A.; Domitrovich, Celene E. – School Psychology, 2019
Growing interest in understanding the role of students' social-emotional competence for school success necessitates valid measures for large-scale use. We provide validity evidence for the 40-item Washoe County School District Social-Emotional Competency Assessment (WCSD-SECA), a student self-report measure that came from a researcher-practitioner…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Test Validity, Measurement Techniques, Social Development
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