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Mellizo, Jennifer M. – General Music Today, 2019
Over the past several decades, music education scholars have put forth a variety of convincing rationales for world music education. Yet the gap between theory and practice in this area persists. In theoretical ways, practicing music educators acknowledge the value of world music learning experiences, but many remain reluctant to fully embrace and…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Msonde, Sydney Enock; Msonde, Charles Enock – Journal of Education, 2019
Although learner-centered instruction (LCI) is at the heart of many curriculum innovations in the world, its implementation has generally lacked the kind prominence it deserves. The current study explores how learning study can develop teachers' professional capabilities to practice LCI. Using interviews, lesson preparatory meetings, teachers'…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Faculty Development
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Masingila, Joanna O.; Khatete, David W.; Maundu, John N.; Foley, Alan R.; Ndethiu, Sophia M.; Twoli, Nicholas W. – Africa Education Review, 2019
Teaching is a complex practice that requires teachers to draw upon their content knowledge, pedagogical approaches and strategies, and knowledge about learners in order to support learning. Integrating technology into the teaching and learning practice of a classroom is a strategy that many teachers are drawing upon. This article reports on the…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Technology Integration, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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Ferguson, Sarah; Sutphin, Latanya – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Evaluating comments from pre-service STEM teachers before and after their first teaching experience, this study examines changes in pre-service STEM teachers' viewpoints regarding the most challenging aspect of teaching and the most important traits of a teacher. Pre-service STEM teachers were asked the same survey questions on the first and last…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Novices
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Dalby, Diane; Swan, Malcolm – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
In this paper, which is based on research from the EU-funded project Improving Progress through Formative Assessment in Science and Mathematics Education, we explore how iPads are used within formative assessment processes by six mathematics teachers and their classes in two secondary comprehensive schools in the Midlands of England. A design…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Handheld Devices, Formative Evaluation, Mathematics Teachers
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Wang, Jing; Rao, Nirmala – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study reports on the goal structures of one rural and one urban Grade 11 class in China, based on classroom observations and teacher and student interviews. Classroom observations, conducted over a 6-month period, focused on physical settings and classroom activities. In each class, seven students and the homeroom teacher were interviewed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Observation, High School Students, Grade 11
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Arancibia Herrera, Marcelo; Badia Gargant̩, Antoni; Soto Caro, Carmen Paz; Sigerson, Andrew Lee РTechnology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
During the past 15 years, various studies have described factors affecting the use of computers in the classroom. In analysing factors of influence, many studies have focused on technology-related variables such as computer experience or attitudes toward computers, and others have considered teachers' beliefs as well; most of them have studied…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education
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Cherkowski, Sabre; Schnellert, Leyton – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper documents the first year of a qualitative case study investigating the experiences of reciprocal learning teams of teachers within a small, rural secondary school. The purpose of this study was to examine how teachers experienced collaborative professional development (PD) and how their experiences contributed to developing the culture…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Collaboration, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Ni Shuilleabhain, Aoibhinn; Seery, Aidan – Professional Development in Education, 2018
Based in a time of major curriculum reform, this article reports on a qualitative case study of teacher professional development (PD) in the Republic of Ireland (ROI). Five mathematics teachers in an Irish secondary school were introduced to and participated in successive cycles of school-based lesson study (LS) over the course of one academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers
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Harrison, Jamie; Lakin, Joni – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Teacher attitudes toward inclusion of English Learners (ELs) in the mainstream classroom have primarily focused on explicit beliefs as accessed through observation, case studies, and self-report surveys. The authors explore implicit mainstream teacher beliefs about ELs using the newly created Implicit Association Test-EL, with correlations to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English Language Learners, Correlation, Observation
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Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui; Wang, Qiang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Informed by an ethnographic approach, this study aims to investigate the professional culture of a group of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in a high school in China. Relying on data gathered through extended field observation and in-depth interviews, this study seeks to uncover the distinctive characteristics of EFL teacher culture…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Ethnography
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Wei, Bing; Liu, Hao – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
We have examined an experienced chemistry teacher's pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of teaching with practical work in China. Based on the well-known PCK model by Magnusson S. J., Krajcik J. and Borko H., (1999), "Nature, sources, and development of pedagogical content knowledge for science teaching," in Gess-Newsome J. and Lederman…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Competencies
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Mamba, Dudu; Putsoa, Bongile – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
This paper investigates the teaching strategies used by secondary school science teachers in Swazi schools that perform well in national examinations. The performance of learners in science in these examinations is generally low, as indicated by the public examination results published by the Examinations Council of Swaziland. However, a few…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
Vincent, Angela K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This phenomenological, action research study engaged a sample of teachers from a large middle school in northern South Carolina in developing a protocol and recommendations for the use of peer observations that would provide meaningful professional development for teachers at this school. Data collection methods consisted of interviews, focus…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Kewara, Punwalai; Prabjandee, Denchai – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
In Thailand, the new educational policy is mandated to encourage content teachers to integrate English in content classrooms. The policy has created tensions and misconceptions among content teachers, who must change the medium of instruction from Thai to English. This paper presents an attempt to foster teacher knowledge about the Content and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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