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Sangangula, Londaka Amasio – Online Submission, 2016
The purpose of this study was to provide views of teachers and pupils on large class size and its effects on teaching and English learning, at "Instituto Médio Politécnico do Namibe", and by showing that the large class scenario at IMP-Namibe may be attributed to various factors of which the most pertinent is the imbalance between the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Class Size, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Bermingham, Aaron – Geographical Education, 2016
This study analysed the extent to which student-led inquiry is supported by fieldwork booklet design. Roberts' (2003) framework for learning through inquiry was used as lens for analysing the presence of student-led inquiry in the design of nine fieldwork booklets. Observations of teaching practice from two fieldwork activities were also analysed…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Active Learning, Field Studies
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Ortega, Irasema; Luft, Julie A.; Wong, Sissy S. – School Science and Mathematics, 2013
Early career science teachers are often assigned to classrooms with high numbers of English language learners (ELLs). For the underprepared early career science teacher, these circumstances are challenging. This study examines the changes in beliefs and practices of an early career science teacher who taught high numbers of ELLs in an urban…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Beginning Teachers, English Language Learners, Urban Schools
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Francisco, John M.; Maher, Carolyn A. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2011
There is a documented need for more opportunities for teachers to learn about students' mathematical reasoning. This article reports on the experiences of a group of elementary and middle school mathematics teachers who participated as interns in an after-school, classroom-based research project on the development of mathematical ideas involving…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Logic, After School Programs
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Demir, Abdulkadir; Abell, Sandra K. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2010
The purpose of this phenomenographic study was to: (a) gain an understanding of the meaning of inquiry held by beginning science teachers and their instructors in an Alternative Teacher Certification Program (ATCP); and (b) compare science teachers' views of inquiry with what they learned in their ATCP. Participants were four beginning science…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Observation, Interviews, Data Analysis
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Brilhart, Dan – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
This postmodern ethnographic study of teacher conceptualization of teaching expanded the findings of other research regarding the disconnect between teacher preparation programs and classroom teaching by exploring how personal and professional knowledge and identities are synthesized for 10 in-service teachers. Teachers in the study filtered…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Ethnography, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation)
Stairs, Andrea J. – Online Yearbook of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2010
This paper reports on an interpretive, collective case study that examined preservice teacher learning and practice in an urban school-university partnership. Multiple data sources were collected from 55 predominantly White middle-class preservice teachers at a predominantly Black and Latino high school, including pre- and post-surveys,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Brotman, Jennie S.; Mensah, Felicia Moore; Lesko, Nancy – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2010
Sexual health is a controversial science topic that has received little attention in the field of science education, despite its direct relevance to students' lives and communities. Moreover, research from other fields indicates that a great deal remains to be learned about how to make school learning about sexual health influence the real-life…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Sexuality, Grade 12, Decision Making
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DiCamillo, Lorrei – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2010
This case study examines a U.S. History class where a veteran teacher uses challenging primary source documents and a debate to encourage his students to think critically about history. The teacher is knowledgeable about the subject matter and articulates a clear purpose for teaching. Surprisingly, the author finds that the teacher's methods,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Case Studies, United States History, Critical Thinking
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Martinez, Louis – English Journal, 2010
The nation's focus on the literacy skills of students--especially boys--has produced many notions of reform. School districts reorganized and changed curricula to meet the needs of struggling readers and writers. In New York City, where this author was teaching, "Balanced Literacy" (a reading and writing workshop) had been implemented in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Program Effectiveness, Surveys, Questionnaires