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Martínez-Adrián, María; Gallardo-del-Puerto, Francisco; Basterrechea, María – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The use of communication strategies (CSs) in oral and written second language (L2) production has been widely investigated (e.g. Muñoz, 2007). As for content and language integrated learning (CLIL) settings, learners seem to resort to the first language (L1) less often than in traditional foreign language instruction (e.g. Celaya & Ruiz de…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communication Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Collier-Meek, Melissa A.; Sanetti, Lisa M. H. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Home-school interventions can facilitate positive family-school relationships and improve student outcomes. However, there is little research that attends to parents' treatment integrity, even though home-school interventions are uniquely challenging and parents may experience particular challenges as implementers. This case study documents two…
Descriptors: Homework, Parent Participation, Parent Education, Intervention
Slater, LaTonya Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This qualitative case study explored the writing assessment practices of upper elementary ELA teachers and factors that influenced their decision making when assessing student writing. Effective assessment practices are important because these practices can aid teachers in identifying student needs, designing tailored writing instruction, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, English Teachers, Language Arts, Writing Evaluation
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Morrison, Judith A. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The impact of a professional development experience involving scientists and fourth to eighth grade teachers of science was explored. Teachers attended a summer program at a research facility where they had various experiences such as job shadowing and interviewing scientists. They also participated in authentic inquiry investigations and planned…
Descriptors: Scientists, Science Teachers, Faculty Development, Summer Programs
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Diamond, Brandon S.; Maerten-Rivera, Jaime; Rohrer, Rose Elizabeth; Lee, Okhee – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2014
Teacher knowledge of science content is an important but under-studied construct. A curricular and professional development intervention consisting of a fifth grade science curriculum, teacher workshops, and school site support was studied to determine its effect on teachers' science content knowledge as measured by a science knowledge test,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Curriculum, Faculty Development
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
These proceedings contain the papers of the 11th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2014), October 25-27, 2014, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) and endorsed by the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education
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Ilyas, Bhutto Muhammad; Qazi, Wasim; Rawai, Khalid Jamil – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2014
A 6-day (April 11th to 16th, 2011) experimental study as a part of Continuous Professional Development was launched at three districts i.e. Dadu, Naushahro Feroz, Mirpurkhas to enable public sector primary school teachers (PSTs) to translate the abstract concepts of fractions (grade 2 to 5) into concrete learning using low or no cost available…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Fractions, Faculty Development
Beck, Richard J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the Homework Improvement Program, a 5-week group-formatted parent training program, in enhancing the homework performance of children experiencing homework difficulties. The study was conducted in an elementary school with a sample consisting of the parents of seven students (N = 7)…
Descriptors: Homework, Parent Education, Parents, Elementary School Students
Frerichs, Saundra Wever; Barker, Bradley; Morgan, Kathy; Patent-Nygren, Megan; Rezac, Micaela – Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2012
Geospatial and Robotics Technologies for the 21st Century (GEAR-Tech-21), teaches science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through robotics, global positioning systems (GPS), and geographic information systems (GIS) activities for youth in grades 5-8. Participants use a robotics kit, handheld GPS devices, and GIS technology to…
Descriptors: Robotics, Telecommunications, Multimedia Instruction, Blended Learning
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Grainger, Jonathan; Lete, Bernard; Bertand, Daisy; Dufau, Stephane; Ziegler, Johannes C. – Cognition, 2012
We describe a multiple-route model of reading development in which coarse-grained orthographic processing plays a key role in optimizing access to semantics via whole-word orthographic representations. This forms part of the direct orthographic route that gradually replaces phonological recoding during the initial phases of reading acquisition.…
Descriptors: Evidence, Reading Difficulties, Reading, Semantics
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Dash, Sheralyn; de Kramer, Raquel Magidin; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Masters, Jessica; Russell, Michael – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
Despite the ever-increasing number of online professional development (OPD) programs, relatively few studies have been conducted to examine the efficacy of such programs for teachers and students. This manuscript presents findings from an impact study of OPD courses in fractions, algebraic thinking, and measurement on 79 fifth grade teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Outcome Measures
Winner, Douglas G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The intent of this qualitative research was to use an ethnographic, case study design to examine the self-efficacy of the elementary teacher and how it affects his/her willingness to engage in student-centered practices of technology use. The study was based around three themes: the beliefs and attitudes of the elementary teacher toward technology…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Qualitative Research
Rowland, Amber Heiserman – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study identified the content of educator conversations and determined how social interactions contributed to participant learning. Data sources included videos from face-to-face conversational sessions and individual, video stimulated-recall (SR) interviews conducted virtually. Participants included fifth and sixth-grade teachers from five…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 5, Grade 6, Interpersonal Communication
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Kleinschmidt, Andy – Journal of Extension, 2011
The importance of healthy soil and of conveying the importance of soils starts by conveying a few basic concepts of soil science cannot be overstated. This article provides three hands-on exercises Extension professionals can add to natural resources or Master Gardener education curricula. These natural sciences exercises are easy to prepare for…
Descriptors: Soil Science, Natural Sciences, Natural Resources, Extension Education
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Behnke, Andrew O.; Kelly, Christine – Journal of Extension, 2011
Parent involvement programs can play an essential role in the academic success of Latino youth. This article reports the effectiveness and evaluation of two new Extension programs that help Latino parents become more involved in their youths' academics. The Latino Parent and Family Advocacy and Support Training (LPFAST) targets parents of K- 8th…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Hispanic Americans, Extension Education
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