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Baker, Lottie L. – Youth & Society, 2017
Missing from educational studies on English learners (ELs) is an investigation of those students who succeed beyond minimum standards, defying the achievement gap. The research study presented in this article contributes to this area by examining the experiences and understandings of five middle school ELs who have demonstrated linguistic and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Social Support Groups
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Irajzad, Fatemeh; Pishghadam, Reza; Shahriari, Hesamoddin – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
The quality of teacher-student relationships greatly affects students' academic life. Students need to be recognized by their teacher. One way through which such need may be fulfilled is receiving strokes (teacher attention). In a broad sense, stroke is known to be a unit of human recognition (Berne, 1988). Accordingly, the current mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Indo European Languages, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes
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Jordan, Robert; DiCicco, Mike; Sabella, Laura – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2017
To meet the demand for certified math and science teachers, alternative certification programs attempt to provide fast-track training and licensure of STEM-area educators (Goldhaber, Kreig, Theobald, & Brown, 2014). Teachers prepared in programs with a middle level specialization have been shown to participate in effective practices such as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Adolescents, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs
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Molle, Daniella; Lee, Naomi – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017
The present paper argues for a shift in teacher knowledge and beliefs about the role of group work in the teaching and learning of emergent bilingual students. Using case study data from an eighth grade classroom, the authors analyze the role of collaboration in the interaction with grade-level text of emergent bilingual students. The analysis…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Bilingualism, Teaching Methods, Career Readiness
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Akin, Sibel; Calik, Basak; Engin-Demir, Cennet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Promoting active citizenship is seen as invaluable for educational practices in schools particularly in existing social, political, economic, and cultural context of Turkish society. The present study is part of a European Union project that aimed to help students develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to actively participate in…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Citizenship, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Lamichhane, Kamal – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
This paper explores the challenges and strengths of teachers with a visual impairments teaching in Nepal's mainstream schools, using qualitative interviews of teachers and principals, as well as a student survey data set. Results showed that teachers with visual impairments tend not to teach subjects such as science and mathematics that require…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
Shea, Charlene K. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The middle school years are a crucial time when girls' science interest and participation decrease (Barton, Tan, O'Neill, Bautista-Guerra, & Brecklin, 2013). The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of middle school girls and their teacher in an eighth grade place-based education (PBE) science classroom. PBE strives to increase…
Descriptors: Females, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Grade 8
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Ispa-Landa, Simone; Conwell, Jordan – Sociology of Education, 2015
Studies of when youth classify academic achievement in racial terms have focused on the racial classification of behaviors and individuals. However, institutions--including schools--may also be racially classified. Drawing on a comparative interview study, we examine the school contexts that prompt urban black students to classify schools in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Racial Composition, Whites, Interviews
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Ozturk, Elif; Ucus, Sukran – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2015
Argumentation is highlighted as one of the most important activities of science education by many researchers. The main aim of this research is to examine primary school students' nature of science classes and argumentation skills in terms of their academic success in primary science classes. Thus, the main interest of the study is centered on the…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Ozturk, Elif; Ucus, Sukran – Online Submission, 2015
Argumentation is highlighted as one of the most important activities of science education by many researchers. The main aim of this research is to examine primary school students' nature of science classes and argumentation skills in terms of their academic success in primary science classes. Thus, the main interest of the study is centered on the…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Riedinger, Kelly – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
In this exploratory case study, I investigated the ways that youth engaged in negotiating their identity during learning conversations at an informal science education camp. In particular, I was interested in exploring the ways that youth positioned themselves within their learning group and how this influenced their identities as learners of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Identification (Psychology), Science Education, Informal Education
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Lundgren, Berit; Scheckle, Eileen; Zinn, Denise – South African Journal of Education, 2015
This article draws upon our experiences of participating in a Literacy Hub in South Africa. The aim is to describe and analyse how dialogue among Grade Eight teachers in a Literacy Hub around literacy teaching practices might lead to professional development and deepen teachers' understanding of literacy practices and teaching. Interviews and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Practices, Faculty Development, Grade 8
Cotner, Bridget A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
School reform programs focus on making educational changes; however, research on interventions past the funded implementation phase to determine what was sustained is rarely done (Beery, Senter, Cheadle, Greenwald, Pearson, et al., 2005). This study adds to the research on sustainability by determining what instructional practices, if any, of the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Sustainability, Teaching Methods
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Conway, Colleen; Edgar, Scott; Hansen, Erin; Palmer, C. Michael – Music Education Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of seven music educators who conducted teacher research in their classrooms and to document whether the teachers and the local school district considered the project as professional development. Research questions included: (1) How do these music educators describe the experience of planning…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Teacher Researchers, Faculty Development
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Ellerbrock, Cheryl R.; Abbas, Bridget; DiCicco, Michael – Journal of Research in Education, 2014
In this year-long qualitative multi-site case study, researchers identified how eighth and ninth-grade teacher practices may support students' basic and developmental needs across the middle-to-high-school transition. Data were collected throughout 2009, including individual interviews, focus group interviews, observations, and artifact data of 23…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Practices, Qualitative Research, Middle School Students
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