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Kurtdede-Fidan, Nuray; Aydogdu, Bülent – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine classroom and science teachers' views about life skills. The study employed phenomenological method. The participants of the study were 24 teachers; twelve of them were classroom teachers and the remaining were science teachers. They were working at public schools in Turkey. The participants were selected…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Science Teachers, Phenomenology
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Karaseva, Agnese; Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille; Siibak, Andra – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
This study explored the relationship of in-service teacher achievement goal orientation and practices of educational technology use. Semi-structured individual interviews with secondary school teachers in Latvia (N = 16) and Estonia (N = 10) revealed that the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in pedagogical work and the ways in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Goal Orientation, Educational Practices
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Arancibia Herrera, Marcelo; Badia Garganté, Antoni; Soto Caro, Carmen Paz; Sigerson, Andrew Lee – Technology, 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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Gu, Mingyue – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article reports on a qualitative study investigating a group of novice ESL teachers' teaching experiences with ethnic minority students in secondary schools in Hong Kong. It finds that, while teachers argue that society has not been tolerant enough of ethnic minorities, they nonetheless believe that ethnic minorities should comply with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Minority Group Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Schooner, Patrick; Klasander, Claes; Hallström, Jonas – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2018
Technology education is a new school subject in comparison with other subjects within the Swedish compulsory school system. Research in technology education shows that technology teachers lack experience of and support for assessment in comparison with the long-term experiences that other teachers use in their subjects. This becomes especially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Yildirim, Bekir; Türk, Cumhur – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2018
In this study, the opinions of middle school science teachers and mathematics teachers towards STEM education were examined. The research was carried out for 30 hours with 28 middle school science and mathematics teachers who were working in Istanbul during the spring semester of 2016-2017 academic year. 75% of these teachers are female teachers…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Attitudes, STEM Education
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Görgüt, Ilyas; Tutkun, Erkut – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Values education is very important for supporting and directing the attitudes and behaviors that brings from birth and changes by the effects of surroundings. The most effective people to provide this support after family are the teachers, especially the physical education teachers who are constantly communicating with the students. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Values Education, Qualitative Research
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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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Johnston, Olivia; Wildy, Helen – Educational Studies, 2018
Streaming in secondary schools is not beneficial for improving student outcomes of education with vast amounts of educational research indicating that it does not improve academic results and increases inequity. Yet teachers often prefer working in streamed classes, and research shows that teachers mediate the effects of streaming on students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Kilcan, Bahadir; Çepni, Osman; Kilinç, Ali Çagatay – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study is to determine the views of social studies teachers on branch teachers' committee meetings (BTCM). This study utilized a qualitative method, phenomenological design. The sample of the research is composed of 16 teachers working in public secondary schools in the central district of Karabük province during the spring…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Meetings, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology
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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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Zohar, Anat; Alboher Agmon, Vered – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Purpose: This study investigates how senior science teachers viewed the effects of a Raising Test Scores policy and its implementation on instruction of higher order thinking (HOT), and on teaching thinking to students with low academic achievements. Background: The study was conducted in the context of three concurrent policies advocating: (a)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Junior High Schools
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Dam, M.; Janssen, F. J. J. M.; van Driel, J. H. – Research in Science Education, 2018
The implementation of educational reforms requires behavioral changes from the teachers involved. Theories on successful behavioral change prescribe the following conditions: teachers need to possess the necessary knowledge and skills, form strong positive intentions to perform the new behavior, and have a supporting environment for change.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Intention, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Motivation
Meyer, Helen – Education Sciences, 2018
In this paper, I share the results of a study of teachers' ideas about student decision-making at entry into a professional development program to integrate engineering into their instruction. The framework for the Engineering Design Process (EDP) was based on a Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) model. The EDP embedded within the CBL model suggests…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Engineering Education
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