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Courtney, Scott A. – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2018
The author describes interactions with two middle grades (grades 6-8, student ages 11-14 years) and three secondary school (grades 9-12, student ages 14-18 years) mathematics teachers designed to increase and enhance teachers' content knowledge and transform their classroom instruction by embedding the author (i.e., mathematics teacher educator)…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Faculty Development, Models, Mathematics Teachers
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Jones, Brett D.; Wilkins, Jesse L. M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of using a motivation inventory with music students in upper-elementary, middle, and high school. We used the middle/high school version of the MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation Inventory to survey 93 students in the 5th to 12th grades in one school. Our analysis revealed…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Questionnaires, Student Surveys
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Wilcox, Kristen Campbell – Education and Urban Society, 2015
This yearlong ethnographic case study investigated higher and lower track adolescents' experiences with core content-area (social studies, science, and math) writing in one urban working-class district. Teacher, student, and administrator interviews; field notes; and students' written work comprised the data set. The findings from this…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Case Studies, Ethnography
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Al Bataineh, Mohammad; Anderson, Sharon – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2015
This study used a cross-sectional, ten-point Likert-type scale survey design, to examine the perception of Jordanian seventh to twelfth-grade social studies teachers of the competency needed for technology implementation in their classrooms. The instrument for this study was a modified version of a survey developed by Kelly (2003) called the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy
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Kooiman, Brian J.; Sheehan, Dwayne P. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Exergames (active video games that require kinesthetic movement) played in proximity to other players or against a gaming machine have been linked to positive increases in cognitive functioning. This study tested to see if remote exergame play over the Internet had an impact similar to exergames that are played in proximity. The study shows that…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Technology, Physical Education, Motion
Geigle, Bryce A. – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this thesis is to investigate and present the status of student synthesis with color coded formula writing for grade level six through twelve, and to make recommendations for educators to teach writing structure through a color coded formula system in order to increase classroom engagement and lower students' affect. The thesis first…
Descriptors: Color, Coding, Writing (Composition), Grade 6
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Chung, C. J. ChanJin; Cartwright, Christopher; Cole, Matthew – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2014
Robotics competitions for K-12 students are popular, but are students really learning and improving their STEM scores through robotics competitions? If not, why not? If they are, how much more effective is learning through competitions than traditional classes? Is there room for improvement? What is the best robotics competition model to maximize…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Competition, Teaching Methods
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Lazarev, Valeriy; Newman, Denis; Sharp, Alyssa – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2014
This study explored the relationships among the components of the Arizona Department of Education's new teacher evaluation model, with a particular focus on the extent to which ratings from the state model's teacher observation instrument differentiated higher and lower performance. The study used teacher-level evaluation data collected by the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Observation, State Departments of Education, Correlation
Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor – Center on Education Policy, 2012
In recent years, as schools have shifted more attention to English language arts and mathematics, several groups have made a plea for renewed attention to civic education for all students. One such group is the Spencer Foundation, which promotes research to improve students' civics knowledge and skills and their dispositions for responsible…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Charter Schools, Traditional Schools, Comparative Analysis
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Ambrosetti, Debra; Cho, Grace; Slate, John R. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
In this study, the authors conducted a mixed analysis of student perceptions of their best high school teachers. The sample of 257 preservice teachers from a College of Education in California described their best high school teacher. From their descriptions, qualitative analysis through the method of constant comparison yielded eight themes:…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Todd, Ross J. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2006
Introduction: This research sought to investigate how school students build on their existing knowledge of a curriculum topic and transform found information into personal knowledge, and how their knowledge of this topic changes. Method: The qualitative study involved 574 students from Grades 6 to 12 in ten New Jersey schools. The context for data…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8