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Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
In this month's interview, Kappan's editor talks with high school English teacher and researcher Lisa Scherff about the ongoing struggle over who gets to define the English language arts curriculum. Dating back to the creation of the subject area, more than a century ago, classroom teachers have advocated for a varied course of study that helps…
Descriptors: English, Language Arts, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
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Tosuncuoglu, Irfan – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
The opinions of English teachers on the problems encountered in English teaching in the schools in Karabük Province were examined in this study, by taking a variety of variables into consideration. There are 231 English teachers in state schools in Karabük. A total of 67 English teachers serving in the primary schools, secondary schools and high…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Martinek, Daniela – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
In education, there is a common understanding that teachers contribute significantly to the motivation of their pupils. However, the instructors' own psychological needs in the tradition of the Self-determination Theory (Ryan and Deci Self-determination theory: basic psychological needs in motivation, development, and wellness, Guilford Press, New…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Self Determination, Secondary School Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Koukis, Nikolaos; Jimoyiannis, Athanassios – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to report on a study concerning a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), designed to support Greek-language teachers in secondary-education schools in implementing collaborative writing activities with Google Docs (GDs) in their classrooms. Data recorded from a post-survey were used to investigate teachers' views and…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Óskarsdóttir, Edda; Guðjónsdóttir, Hafdís; Tidwell, Deborah – Studying Teacher Education, 2019
This self-study, based on research, conducted over five years, focuses on my leadership role employing an inclusion model of education in a school in Iceland serving students from ages 6 to 16. In this article, we examine how Edda's practice helped support inclusion for the students, their families, and the teachers who engage with them. This…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Inclusion, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Pearce, Erin; de la Fuente, Yohanis; Hartweg, Beau; Weinburgh, Molly – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
To increase the likelihood for continuous growth and improvement, professional development for high school biology teachers should include long-term, targeted instruction with an accompanying peer-coaching component. This study examined the views of biology teachers who were engaged in a two-year professional development program, which included a…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Coaching (Performance), Biology, Science Teachers
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Fuchs, Stephanie; Kahn-Horwitz, Janina; Katzir, Tami – Annals of Dyslexia, 2019
Acquiring literacy in English as a foreign language (EFL) is important for language development. However, many students enter middle school without adequate EFL literacy skills. This may indicate a gap between EFL literacy instruction theory and the classroom practice that is occurring in elementary school classrooms. The aim of this study was to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Literacy Education
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Weiss, Sabine; Syring, Marcus; Kiel, Ewald – Intercultural Education, 2019
The large number of newly arrived people from other countries, particularly children and youth, represents a major challenge for schools and school systems in the EU-28. The present study, conducted in Germany, investigated this situation using the critical incident technique. Critical incidents were collected in group discussions with teachers…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Critical Incidents Method, Content Analysis
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Carr-Hill, Roy; Mbwika, James; Peart, Edwina – Intercultural Education, 2019
This article reports on a small case study of the impact of instructional materials on students, and the impact of high-stakes testing in Kenya on those who fail; who, because there is very limited employment, are potentially open to radicalisation. The setting is secondary schools in Kenya which, after the 1998 attacks by al-Quaeda and later…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, High Stakes Tests, Secondary School Teachers
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Putwain, David W.; von der Embse, Nathaniel P. – Educational Psychology, 2019
Based on the Job Demands-resources (RD-R) model, the aim of the current study was to examine how pressure arising from imposed curriculum changes and teacher self-efficacy relate to perceived stress in teachers. Participants (839 teachers working in English schools) completed an online survey that contained questions about demographics,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Self Efficacy, Curriculum Development, Stress Variables
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Alonzo, Alicia C.; Elby, Andrew – Cognition and Instruction, 2019
As scientific models of student thinking, learning progressions (LPs) have been evaluated in terms of one important, but limited, criterion: fit to empirical data. We argue that LPs are not empirically adequate, largely because they rely on problematic assumptions of theory-like coherence in students' thinking. Through an empirical investigation…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Physics, Models, Learning Processes
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Desombre, Caroline; Lamotte, Mathilde; Jury, Mickaël – Educational Psychology, 2019
The inclusion of children with special educational needs is a major challenge. Amongst the factors linked to a successful inclusive education policy, teachers' attitude toward inclusion is particularly important. The present paper seeks to understand why general teachers exhibit less favourable attitude toward inclusion than special education…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Educational Policy, Teacher Attitudes
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Searle, Kristin A.; Tofel-Grehl, Colby; Breitenstein, Janet – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2019
This paper examines how working with sewable, programmable electronics embedded in textiles (e-textiles) impacted the self-perceptions and actions of two middle school girls from non-dominant communities as they navigated their place within science class. Using analytic induction (Erickson, 1986), we explore the phenomena around their experiences…
Descriptors: Textiles Instruction, STEM Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Yang, Chunyan; Fredrick, Stephanie Secord; Nickerson, Amanda B.; Jenkins, Lyndsay N.; Xie, Jia-Shu – School Psychology, 2019
The Multidimensional Teacher Victimization Scale (MTVS) was developed to provide schools with a comprehensive and psychometrically sound self-report scale to assess teachers' perceptions of teacher-targeted aggressive and violent behaviors perpetrated by students. Using a cross-sectional survey-based research design, data were collected on a…
Descriptors: Victims, Psychometrics, Measures (Individuals), Teacher Attitudes
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Breaux, Rosanna P.; Langberg, Joshua M.; Bourchtein, Elizaveta; Eadeh, Hana-May; Molitor, Stephen J.; Smith, Zoe R. – School Psychology, 2019
In the present study, we sought to examine response trajectories to brief (11-week) school-based homework interventions and factors that may help schools predict responses. Participants included 222 middle-school students (72% boys; M[subscript age] = 12.00 years, SD = 1.02) who had been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder…
Descriptors: Homework, Intervention, Predictor Variables, Middle School Students
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