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Sinclair, Jeanne; Jang, Eunice Eunhee; Vincett, Megan – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
This study examined the literacy profiles of students from diverse home-language backgrounds and tracked those profiles from grade 6 to grade 10. The authors also investigated the predictive relations of students' immigration background, gender, and participation in two instructional programs. The results from latent class and latent transition…
Descriptors: Literacy, Profiles, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Jeziorski, Agnieszka; Therriault, Geneviève – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
Our study is framed according to a transformational-sociocritical approach to an education for sustainable development (ESD) that, in particular, considers landscapes as learning contexts of potential use for fostering engagement in the areas of environmental protection and sustainable development. In keeping with this perspective, we surveyed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Student Attitudes, Earth Science
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Baradaran Rahimi, Farzan; Kim, Beaumie – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
Adolescents develop skills and ideas from their interest-driven practices, which shape a type of literacy that may differ from the traditional ideas of literacy. This paper takes a qualitative approach to identify adolescents' activities through interest-driven participatory design. We interacted with grade 9 students at a Western Canadian school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Design, Career Education, Technology Education
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Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Durksen, Tracy L.; Burns, Emma C.; Bostwick, Keiko C. P.; Tarbetsky, Ana L. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This review explores predictors and consequences of students' growth goals and growth mindset in school with particular emphasis on how correlational statistical methods can be applied to illuminate key issues and implications. Study 1 used cross-sectional data and employed structural equation modelling (SEM) to investigate the role of growth…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Educational Objectives, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
Levinson, Meira, Ed.; Fay, Jacob, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
Teaching in a democracy is challenging and filled with dilemmas that have no easy answers. For example, how do educators meet their responsibilities of teaching civic norms and dispositions while remaining nonpartisan? "Democratic Discord in Schools" features eight normative cases of complex dilemmas drawn from real events designed to…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Problem Solving, Cooperation
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Schroeder, Meadow; McKeough, Anne; Graham, Susan A.; Norris, Stephen P. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Uncertainty is a crucial element of scientific knowledge growth. Students should have some understanding of how science knowledge is developed and why scientific conclusions are considered more or less certain than others. A component of the nature of science, it is considered an important aspect of science education and allows…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Grade 5, Grade 9
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Snitynsky, Ryan B.; Rose, Kerry; Pegg, Jerine M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Since 2015, a partnership between the Canadian Glycomics Network and the University of Alberta's Centre for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education has provided opportunities for high-school teachers to immerse themselves in academic research environments. Drawing upon this experience, the teacher participants have created a library of…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Partnerships in Education, Chemistry
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Vasilopoulos, Gene; Romero, Gloria; Farzi, Reza; Shekarian, Mariana; Fleming, Douglas – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
This study examines the practicality and relevance of positive peace (Galtung, 1964) in English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher training. It focuses on a collaborative three-month study abroad program, funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council, for EFL teachers from rural communities in western China to participate in an intensive professional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Study Abroad, Power Structure
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Wettlaufer, Jacqueline R. A.; Sider, Steve R. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
In this case, a high school vice-principal encounters tension and anger when she rewrites a staff member's report card comments without his knowledge. The case narrative examines the conflict that arises when, under time constraints and pressures to produce student reports, the vice-principal acts on a decision she believes is ethically correct…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, Assistant Principals
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Chen, Yuan; Carliner, Saul; Martinez, Salvador Garcia; Davidson, Ann-Louise – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2019
Because they are believed to be able to lower the costs of an education, e-books have been factored into the technology plans for community colleges and CEGEPs during the current decade. But adoption is a function of perceptions, which this study explored: (1) General perceptions of the CEGEP (collège d'enseignement général et professionnel, a…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Community Colleges, Student Attitudes
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Sénécal, Anna-Marie; Mezzaluna, Vanessa; Cardoso, Walcir – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This study explored the effects of learner response systems (clickers) on the development of vocabulary knowledge in English (L2). Sixty-one Grade 8 learners divided in two groups participated in the experiment, which followed a pretest-posttest-delayed posttest research design. While the experimental group received a clicker-based treatment via…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Segedin, Lauren – Learning Professional, 2018
Many educators and education leaders have found implementing districtwide programming at the secondary level challenging. High schools are more organizationally complex than elementary schools (Grubb, 2010). High school teachers are deeply entrenched in subject specialties and tend to be resistant to change. This article describes how the Greater…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, School Districts, Boards of Education
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Duraisingh, Liz Dawes; Sheya, Sarah; Kane, Emi – Global Education Review, 2018
How should educators teach about one of the most complex and pressing issues of our times? This paper presents an empirically-grounded framework to help educators understand the opportunities and challenges of engaging youth around the topic of migration, including migration involving refugees. It stresses the importance of inviting youth to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Public Policy, Immigration, Refugees
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Marshall, Bethan; Gibbons, Simon – Education Sciences, 2018
English as a subject used to be assessed using course-based or portfolio assessments but now it is increasingly examined through terminal tests. Canada is an exception to this rule. This paper compares the way English is assessed in England and Canada and looks to the ways in which the kind of assessment undertaken affects the practices of English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Lodewyk, Ken R.; Bracco, Elizabeth – ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 2018
Two weeks into a new academic school year, a physical education (PE) class of 25 grade nine girls completed a survey relative to their previous PE experiences. Following the completion of a six-lesson territorial games unit using the six-step teaching game for understanding (TGfU) model taught by a guest certified female teacher with TGfU…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Educational Games, Physical Education
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