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Zhang, Yixin – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Examining classroom teachers' use of electronic boards is crucial due to the rapid widespread replacement of traditional blackboards in schools. This study focuses on K-12 teachers' use of electronic boards in the classroom, quantitatively in four subscales -- presentation, motivation, engagement, and assessment, and teachers' attributes -- grade…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Elementary School Teachers
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Curry, John H.; Jackson, Sean R.; Benchic, Maria L. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
In the fall of 2012, Mason County High School implemented a 1:1 iPad program which placed the devices into the hands of every teacher and student. Researchers examined data from student and teacher interviews, program maintenance data and instructional change examples to answer the question, "Did it work?" With digital and blended…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Block, Corrie R. – Critical Questions in Education, 2019
Space has been opened to question heteronormativity and to address the assumption that each student in k-12 schools identifies as heterosexual. Is anything happening in this space? What affective behaviors, attitudes and beliefs do teachers who teach LGBTQ+ topics demonstrate? Conversely, what affective behaviors, attitudes and beliefs prevent…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Homosexuality
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Feuerborn, Laura L.; Tyre, Ashli D.; Zecevic, Mladen – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
The implementation of schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) requires a shift from a reliance on reactionary discipline to prevention-oriented supports, and it requires that staff adopt and regularly apply the practices throughout the building. This level of systemic change in staff thinking and practice is challenging to…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Middle Schools
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Gil, Alfonso J.; Carrrillo, Francisco Javier; Fonseca-Pedrero, Eduardo – Management in Education, 2019
The main objective of this article is to analyse the four basic dimensions of the learning organization (LO) -- leadership towards learning, learning structure, learning opportunities and learning culture -- within the school organization context. A quantitative study utilizing a survey was carried out. By means of an ad hoc questionnaire,…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Lifelong Learning, Models, Teacher Attitudes
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Lesseig, Kristin; Firestone, Jonah; Morrison, Judy; Slavit, David; Holmlund, Tamara – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Despite the increasing number of inclusive STEM schools, little is known about the cultural dimensions that influence STEM curriculum and instruction within these schools. This paper describes research conducted at three inclusive STEM schools, one each at the elementary, middle, and high school level. We explored similarities and differences in…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum
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Karatas, Ibrahim Hakan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to determine the fundamental principles required for school principalship that has been defined as a profession. Sequential transformative research design was adapted as the research approach of this study. Sequential transformative research design is a kind of mixed method in which the qualitative data is prior to…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Principals, Elementary Schools, High Schools
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Liou, Daniel D.; Leigh, Patricia Randolph; Rotheram-Fuller, Erin; Cutler, Kelly Deits – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
This ethnographic case study examined the experiences of African American students within an urban school detracking reform initiative, which was intended to replace tracking practices through the institution of small schools. Over the course of a year, the researchers interviewed administrators, teachers, and students while gathering…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Educational Change, Track System (Education)
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Bradley, Elizabeth; Albright, Glenn; McMillan, Jeremiah; Shockley, Kristen – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
LGBTQ youth frequently experience bullying and harassment in the school setting. Teachers are in an ideal position to prevent student harassment, yet most don't have adequate training. This study evaluated the effectiveness of "Step In Speak Up," an interactive online simulation. In a randomized controlled trial, 1390 participants…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Bullying, Educational Environment, Teacher Role
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Diamond, John B.; Lewis, Amanda E. – Urban Education, 2019
In this article, we study a diverse suburban high school to illustrate how racial inequality is embedded in school disciplinary routines. Focusing primarily on the experiences of Black and White students, we theorize about the relationship between race and students' experiences with school discipline. Drawing on organizational theory, contemporary…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Differences, Racial Bias, Discipline
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Raje, Sonali – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Cross-connections between the sciences and mathematics are emphasized through the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards in the United States. One topic that is a common bridge between math and science is the concept of measurement and unit conversions in the metric/English system. This article uses a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Metric System, Scientific Literacy
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Neri, Rebecca Colina; Lozano, Maritza; Gomez, Louis M. – Review of Research in Education, 2019
Despite evidence of promise, the adoption of culturally relevant educational (CRE) approaches to teaching and learning remains sporadic and underwhelming. In this chapter, we question this state of affairs by investigating teacher resistance to CRE. Through our examination of the literature, we have come to understand teacher resistance to CRE as…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Attitudes, Resistance to Change, Beliefs
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Wang, Elaine L.; Lee, Emma – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2019
Responsive circles, a restorative practices (RP) strategy, have the potential to help improve school climate through supporting conflict resolution and community building; yet, little research exists on this practice. This mixed-methods study examined how educators in four urban schools (two elementary, one middle, and one high school) used…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Urban Schools, Interpersonal Relationship, Program Implementation
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Lawrie, Gwendolyn A.; Schultz, Madeleine; Wright, Anthony H. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The successful transition from high school to tertiary chemistry studies relies on a student's ability to transfer prior understanding since many topics are extended during first year general chemistry. It was therefore of interest to investigate the perspectives of high school and tertiary teachers regarding which topics and concepts they…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Science Instruction, College Science, Chemistry
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Warehime, Shane; Snyder, Kailey; Schaffer, Connie; Bice, Matthew; Adkins-Bollwit, Megan; Dinkel, Danae – Physical Educator, 2019
This study explored the use of classroom physical activity (PA) in secondary science classrooms. To accomplish this, semistructured interviews were conducted with secondary science teachers (n = 11). Interviews were based on the constructs of the social-ecological model. Most teachers reported using classroom PA in some form--in-class breaks,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Teachers
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