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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
Bilgin, Yasemin Neslihan; Kiral, Bilgen – Online Submission, 2019
In this study, it was aimed to determine the relationship between high school teachers' workplace friendship and school culture perceptions. The research was carried out with a total of 330 teachers from 8 Anatolian high schools and 8 vocational high schools selected by stratified sampling method in Efeler District of Aydin Province, Turkey in the…
Descriptors: Friendship, Correlation, School Culture, Teacher Attitudes
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Childress, Glynnis – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2019
This study explores the types of professional learning teachers report when participating in an interdisciplinary team at the high school level. Most research on interdisciplinary teaming focuses on the middle school level, and it is unclear whether the benefits of teaming can be realized at the high school level. Analyzing teachers' reported…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teamwork, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration
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Ruppert, Nancy B. – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2019
The author is past-president of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) and past-president of the National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education (NAPOMLE). She is also the chair of the education department at the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville). Her current areas of interest are in advocating for…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Faculty Development, Web Sites, Teacher Education Programs
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Smith, Lorna – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
It is now five years since the introduction of the current National Curriculum for English in England; it is just over 50 years since the Dartmouth Conference drew together American and English educationalists. This paper reports on a hermeneutic study that presents voices from the field of English teaching in England. It asks questions of today's…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Creative Teaching, National Curriculum, Hermeneutics
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Johnson, Erika Moore – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Instructional scaffolding--the use of resources, structures, and verbal interaction to help students do challenging academic work--is known to be essential for effective English language reading instruction for emergent bilinguals (EBs; Goldenberg, 2010; Walqui, 2006). Yet little systematic research examines the scaffolds that teachers use.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Bilingualism, English (Second Language)
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Lawrence, David F.; Loi, Natasha M.; Gudex, Boyd W. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This cross-sectional study sought to investigate teachers' experiences of work intensification and wellbeing. Using the Job Demands-Resources model as a framework, this study investigated the relationship between work intensification, satisfaction with workload, perceived organisational support, and burnout. An Australian sample of 215 high school…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Burnout, Well Being, Faculty Workload
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Tarabini, Aina; Curran, Marta; Montes, Alejandro; Parcerisa, Lluís – Educational Studies, 2019
There is growing evidence that school engagement, or more specifically disengagement, is a key indicator for predicting Early School Leaving. The aim of this article is to explore the impact of secondary schools in student (dis)engagement and subsequent opportunities to succeed in school. Drawing on data from a qualitative study in five secondary…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries, School Holding Power
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Crosswaite, Madeline; Asbury, Kathryn – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Despite a large body of research that has explored the influence of genetic and environmental factors on educationally relevant traits, few studies have explored teachers' beliefs about, or knowledge of, developments in behavioural genetics related to education. Aims: This study aimed to describe the beliefs and knowledge of UK…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Genetics, Environmental Influences, Teaching Experience
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Berger, Jean-Louis; Lê Van, Kim – Educational Studies, 2019
Research on teachers' professional identity integrates many constructs that are treated independently in most cases. This study described the associations between components of teacher professional identity and their association with teachers' general pedagogical beliefs. Secondary teachers (n = 236) completed a survey about several components of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Beliefs, Self Efficacy, Teacher Motivation
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Sucharita, V.; Sujatha, K. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
The provision of 25% reservations in private schools under Right to Education Act (RTE) for children belonging to weaker sections and disadvantaged groups has garnered much debate among researchers as well as the common people in India. The overarching goal of such provision is to promote social inclusion that recognises the diversity of children…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Private Schools, Case Studies, Social Integration
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Pharis, Thomas J.; Wu, Echo; Sullivan, Stephanie; Moore, LaSonya – Educational Research Quarterly, 2019
Focus on improving teacher quality and student achievement led many state departments of education to implement research-based teacher effectiveness systems. The Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (TPGES) was implemented as the Kentucky teacher effectiveness system. This study examined teachers' and principals' viewpoints…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Teacher Evaluation
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Fransson, G.; Holmberg, J.; Lindberg, O. J.; Olofsson, A. D. – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The digitalisation of educational contexts has changed the practice of teaching and learning. In this, teachers have a key role in enacting digital technologies for this purpose and have different opportunities to do so. This article explores how digitalisation can affect teachers by focusing on: (a) how teachers manage to capitalise on…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Self Concept
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Martino, Wayne; Cumming-Potvin, Wendy – Research Papers in Education, 2019
In this paper, we draw on conversations with two English teachers in an Australian government speciality arts focused school to investigate possibilities for envisaging trans-affirmative and queer pedagogies in the classroom. It draws from two studies that are concerned to investigate how gender and sexually diverse students are being supported in…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation
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Barney, David C.; Leavitt, Teresa – Physical Educator, 2019
A physical education lesson usually consists of four parts (introductory activity, fitness component, lesson focus, and closing game). The first part of the lesson, the introductory/warm-up activities, has the potential to set the tone for the rest of the lesson. It also provides an opportunity for students to get into instant activity upon…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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