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Parker, Frieda; Bartell, Tonya Gau; Novak, Jodie D. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2017
Research advances in teaching, learning, curriculum, and assessment have not changed the continued underperformance of marginalized students in mathematics education. Culturally responsive teaching is a means of addressing the needs of these students. It is sometimes challenging, however, to convince secondary mathematics teachers about the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Kuru Cetin, Saadet; Taskin, Pelin – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Problem Statement: Increasing the quality of education and educating well-qualified students is one of the most important objectives of formal education. Informal resources are as important as formal resources in improving this efficiency and productivity. In this respect, it can be said that family is the most important informal structure…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Socioeconomic Status, Semi Structured Interviews, Family School Relationship
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Pishol, Shahida; Kaur, Sarjit – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2015
Purpose: This article reports on the practical application of Learning Elements advocated by the multiliteracies approach to classroom practice. Its ideas are grounded in the multiliteracies pedagogical principles of teaching and learning that address issues on literacy and learning in today's globalised world. The main objective of this study was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2012
"MCPS School Safety and Security at a Glance" provides, in a single document, information about the reporting of incidents related to school safety and security, school climate, local school safety program descriptions, and serious incidents. Information is presented for each Montgomery County (Maryland) public school. While much of this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, School Safety, School Security
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Ruiz, Elsa Cantu – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
Latinas/os, the largest and fastest growing minority ethnic group in the United States (impels research that focuses on the education of Latinas/os and the need to reduce the achievement gap that persists between Latinas/os and other groups. Such research has gained in popularity; however, it is still very limited. I use my teaching experience…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Mathematics Education, Learning Motivation, Teaching Experience
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2010
"MCPS School Safety and Security at a Glance" provides, in a single document, information about the reporting of incidents related to school safety and security, school climate, local school safety program descriptions, and serious incidents in all Montgomery County (Maryland) public schools. The information is presented for each school.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, School Safety, School Security
Goodnough, Karen – Canadian Journal of Education, 2008
This article reports on the experiences and perceptions of K-12 teachers as they engaged in a participatory action research (PAR) project, "Science Across the Curriculum." Although the experiences and professional learning of two of the project participants are highlighted, the challenges that all participants experienced as they conceptualized…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Action Research, Teacher Attitudes, Teachers
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Harris, Lois Ruth – Australian Educational Researcher, 2008
Internationally, educational stakeholders are concerned with the high levels of student disengagement, evidenced by early school leaving, poor student behaviour, and low levels of academic achievement. The solution, student engagement, is a contested concept, theorised in a variety of different ways within academic literature. To further…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Participation
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Barlex, David; Rutland, Marion – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2008
This paper will describe an inquiry into the case of a design & technology one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) trainee's interpretation of their school-based experience in England using the DEPTH approach of subject knowledge, pedagogic knowledge and school knowledge. The following research questions drove the study: (a) What…
Descriptors: Assignments, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Experience
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Gagnon, Joseph Calvin; Maccini, Paula – Remedial and Special Education, 2007
A random sample of 167 secondary special and general educators who taught math to students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and learning disabilities (LD) responded to a mail survey. The survey examined teacher perceptions of (a) definition of math; (b) familiarity with course topics; (c) effectiveness of methods courses; (d)…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Familiarity, Educational Strategies, Special Education Teachers
Gunderson, Lee – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2007
This book is for teachers, teacher educators, school and district administrators, policy makers, and researchers who want to know about literacy, cultural diversity, and students who speak little or no English. It offers a rich picture of the incredible diversity of students who enter secondary school as immigrants--their abilities, their needs,…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Language of Instruction, Multicultural Education, Immigrants
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Sadler, Troy D.; Amirshokoohi, Aidin; Kazempour, Mahsa; Allspaw, Kathleen M. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2006
This study explored teacher perspectives on the use of socioscientific issues (SSI) and on dealing with ethics in the context of science instruction. Twenty-two middle and high school science teachers from three US states participated in semi-structured interviews, and researchers employed inductive analyses to explore emergent patterns relative…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Profiles, Teacher Attitudes, Science Teachers
Cleaver, Elizabeth; Ireland, Eleanor; Kerr, David; Lopes, Joana – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2006
The Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study, conducted by the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), aims to identify, measure and evaluate the extent to which effective practice in citizenship education develops in schools so that such practice can be promoted widely. The…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Student Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Kaufman, Phillip; Bradbury, Denise – National Center for Education Statistics, 1992
The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) is a large-scale, national longitudinal study designed and sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), with support from other government agencies. Beginning in the spring of 1988 with a cohort of eighth graders (25,000) attending public and private schools across…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Longitudinal Studies, Statistical Analysis, Demography