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Ioannidou, Olga; Georgiou, Despoina; Obersteiner, Andreas; Bas, Nilüfer Deniz; Mieslinger, Christine – International Education Studies, 2017
The results of international comparison studies such as the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) have initiated intense discussions about educational reforms in Germany. Although in-service and pre-service teachers are an essential part of such reforms, little is known about their attitudes towards PISA studies. The present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, College Students
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Carver, Lin B.; Todd, Carol – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Classroom teachers sometimes struggle trying to find time during the typical school day to provide the writing instruction students need to be successful. This study examined 29 fifth through twelfth grade classroom teachers' survey responses about their perception of the effectiveness of using an online blogging tool, Kidblog, to plan and provide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Elementary School Teachers
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Nichols, Timothy; Ailts, Jacob; Chang, Kuo-Liang – Honors in Practice, 2016
This study gathered, analyzed, and compared perspectives of students who were honors-eligible but never began the program, students who began in honors and discontinued their enrollment, and those who were persisting in honors. Broadly speaking (and not surprisingly), the responses of students persisting in honors reflected the most positive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, School Holding Power, Honors Curriculum
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Cofré, Hernán; Jiménez, Juan; Santibáñez, David; Vergara, Claudia – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
Despite the importance of the theory of evolution to scientific knowledge, a number of misconceptions continue to be found among teachers and undergraduate students. The aim of the present study was to describe and characterise knowledge about evolution among 120 freshman undergraduate students of two natural sciences programmes (environmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Lykkegaard, Eva; Ulriksen, Lars – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
During the past 30 years, Eccles' comprehensive social-psychological Expectancy-Value Model of Motivated Behavioural Choices (EV-MBC model) has been proven suitable for studying educational choices related to Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM). The reflections of 15 students in their last year in upper-secondary school…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Reflection
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Simic-Muller, Ksenija; Fernandes, Anthony; Felton-Koestler, Mathew D. – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2015
In this article, the authors report on the initial results of a mixed methods study that examined the beliefs that preservice teachers have about teaching real-world contexts, including those related to injustices, controversial issues, and children's home and cultural backgrounds. Data collection included a survey with 92 preservice Pre-K-8…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Education
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Hine, Gregory S. C. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Over the past two decades there has been a growing body of literature concerning the preparation of pre-service mathematics teachers. Research efforts have focused principally on approaches conducted by tertiary educators to adequately prepare pre-service teachers (PST) for the mathematics classroom. Despite the extensive literature there is no…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, College Faculty
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Mária Jármai, Erzsébet; Palányi, Ildikó Zsupanekné – Practice and Theory in Systems of Education, 2015
The economic importance of voluntary work has been exceedingly appreciated in the last few decades. This is not surprising at all, because it is highly profitable according to the related estimated data. There are 115,9 million people doing voluntary work only in Europe, which means that they would create the world's 7th biggest economy with EUR…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Volunteers, Labor Market, Labor Force Development
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Raigón Rodríguez, Antonio R. – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2015
The requirement that students achieve accredited foreign language proficiency at B1 level in order to graduate from university or enrol for some postgraduate courses has prompted changes in language teaching in higher education in Spain. Given the clearly ineffective tuition received at earlier stages of their education, Spanish university…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students, Required Courses
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Sidman-Taveau, Rebekah; Karathanos-Aguilar, Katya – CATESOL Journal, 2015
Graduate-level ESL students in Education are future multicultural educators and promising role models for our diverse K-12 students. However, many of these students struggle with academic English and, in particular, writing. Yet little research or program development addresses the specific writing-support needs of this group. This article shares…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Stickles, Paula R. – Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2015
Often secondary mathematics methods courses include classroom peer teaching, but many pre-service teachers find it challenging to teach their classmate peers as there are no discipline issues and little mathematical discourse as the "students" know the content. We will share a recent change in our methods course where pre-service…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
Miles, Rhea; Slagter van Tryon, Patricia J.; Mensah, Felicia Moore – Science Educator, 2015
TechMath is a professional development program that forms collaborations among businesses, colleges, and schools for the purpose of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. TechMath has provided strategies for creating highquality professional development by bringing together teachers, students, and business…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers
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Banegas, Dario Luis – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2015
Argentina seems to favour CLIL (content and language integrated learning) as a language-driven approach in secondary and higher education. In this paper, I investigate curriculum development and lesson planning based on trainees' perceptions and lesson plans submitted to pass a module on Didactics as part of their formal initial English language…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Language Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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McMurtrie, Deborah H.; Coleman, Bridget K.; Ruppert, Nancy; Senn, Gary J. – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2014
In this study, candidates at two universities in the southeastern United States engaged in service-learning projects that investigated the effects of service learning on pre-service teachers' understanding of the unique characteristics of young adolescents from diverse backgrounds and knowledge of middle level professional roles. Data were…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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McGowan, Shannon L.; Kern, Anne L. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
Over the past several years multicultural education has seen an increased attention in teacher preparation. However, little research exists that examines the attitudes of pre-service teachers related to white privilege. This study is a quantitative exploration of the attitudes of pre-service foreign language teachers on a variety of social issues…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Influences
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