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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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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)
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van Rens, Lisette; van der Schee, Joop; Pilot, Albert – Journal of Chemical Education, 2009
This design research describes the development of a student inquiry project in which upper-secondary school chemistry students learn domain-specific concepts by doing inquiry in a simulated inquiry community. The design of the inquiry project is based on the extended procedural and conceptual knowledge in science (PACKS) model; the student…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Luft, Julie A. – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
While it is generally acknowledged that the first years of teaching are the most difficult, little is known about the development of subject matter specialists during this period. In order to add to the knowledge in this area, the present study explores the first year of 114 secondary science teachers as they participate in one of four different…
Descriptors: Proximity, Investigations, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Science Teachers
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Ragland, Rachel G. – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2007
A study of how middle and high school American history teachers adopted and maintained the use of research-based instructional practices is described as a model of professional development for social studies teachers. The teachers participated in a three-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Teaching American History grant…
Descriptors: United States History, Adoption (Ideas), Professional Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge