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Toro, Lisset V.; Pinza, Eliana I.; Vargas, Alba B.; Zuniga, Alexandra; Paredes, Fabian M.; Espinosa, Franklin O. – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2019
The English language teaching learning process in small classes may turn challenging for some teachers but also rewarding because of the results obtained. In our country, the majority of high schools have a big number of students in the English courses and this may be one of the causes for language low achievement. For this reason, this study is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Small Classes
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Baak, Melanie – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
Since 2000, approximately 50,000 people from sub-Saharan African countries have been resettled in Australia under Australia's Humanitarian Entrant Program for refugees. They have formed part of a visibly different minority group in a settler society that is shaped by a racialised history. For young former refugees, schools are a primary site in…
Descriptors: Race, Foreign Countries, Refugees, Inclusion
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Bjørnsrud, Halvor; Nilsen, Sven – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
The main theme of this article is teachers' experiences of how joint reflection and common follow-up practices impact on the development of inclusive education. The study was conducted using an adapted letter method, where the teachers at one school in Norway answered some open questions by discussing and formulating a joint text. The results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Inclusion
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Riehl, Suzanne M.; Steinthorsdottir, Olof B. – Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2019
This study explores the effects of number structure characteristics on student thinking in solving missing-value proportion problems. Prior research has documented that the presence of an integer ratio is beneficial, particularly if the integer relationship is within the same measure space. Less information on student performance is available,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts, Numbers, Mathematics Instruction
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Lyngstad, Idar; Bjerke, Øyvind; Lagestad, Pål – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
Previous research shows that understanding pupils' emotional affiliations with content in physical education (PE) is important. Findings point out the importance of the teacher signaling that the pupil is seen beyond the skill and knowledge aspects in class. However, the research literature does not offer very many detailed elaborations on the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Trust (Psychology), Feedback (Response)
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Marlatt, Rick – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
The substitution, augmentation, modification, redefinition (SAMR) model offers a framework by which schools and teachers can implement digital tools through curricular design that encourages participatory learning. 21st Century students should be producing content and making meaning in educational settings with high levels of engagement and by the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods, English Instruction
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Sánchez-Matamoros, Gloria; Fernández, Ceneida; Llinares, Salvador – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
This study explores relationships among prospective secondary teachers' skills of attending to relevant mathematics elements in students' answers, interpreting students' mathematical understanding, and proposing instructional actions. Thirty prospective secondary mathematics teachers analyzed three high school students' answers to three problems…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, High School Students
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Weixler, Simon; Sommerhoff, Daniel; Ufer, Stefan – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
The empirical law of large numbers is an important content in secondary school mathematics. Tasks used to analyze students' understanding of this law are often based on the hospital problem, but vary in various features, leading to mixed and conflicting empirical results. To identify task features that support students when approaching this type…
Descriptors: Numbers, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Secondary School Mathematics
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Krause, Christina M. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2019
This Brief Report addresses the fundamental role that sign language plays in the mathematics classroom of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students. Selected findings are gathered from an ongoing study of signs and gestures used by DHH students and their teachers when encountering and communicating mathematical ideas at a German special-needs school…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Mathematics Instruction, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Buchbinder, Orly; Chazan, Daniel I.; Capozzoli, Michelle – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2019
Many research studies have sought to explain why NCTM's vision for mathematics classrooms has not had greater impact on everyday instruction, with teacher beliefs often identified as an explanatory variable. Using instructional exchanges as a theoretical construct, this study explores the influence of teachers' institutional positions on the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Equations (Mathematics), Teaching Methods, Educational Change
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Zhao, Manqian; Lapuk, Karen – Mathematics Teacher, 2019
According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2016), the number of public school students in the United States who were English learners (ELs) was estimated at 4.5 million. However, in 2005, the national standardized testing scores (Fry 2007) show that about 51 percent of eighth-grade EL students were behind other students in reading…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, English Language Learners, Mathematics Teachers
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Buchheister, Kelley; Jackson, Christa; Taylor, Cynthia E. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2019
With an increased focus on using social discourse to enhance students' mathematical thinking and reasoning (NCTM 2014, Staples and King 2017), teachers are looking for discussion strategies that encourage middlelevel students to make sense of mathematical concepts. However, structuring these valuable discussions is complex. Teachers must carefully…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment
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Tapee, Michael; Cartmell, Tammy; Guthrie, Tammy; Kent, Laura B. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2019
This article describes the practices the authors use to promote learning mathematics through social interactions that they cultivate in their classrooms throughout the year. The design of their instruction is guided by two productive discourse practices that they have found to be the most powerful. The first practice involved posing open…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Interaction
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Villeneuve, Ethan F.; Hajovsky, Daniel B.; Mason, Benjamin A.; Lewno, Brittany M. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2019
Individual differences in Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) cognitive abilities are related to individual differences in math problem solving. However, it is less clear whether cognitive abilities are associated with math problem solving directly or indirectly via math component skills and whether these relations differ across grade levels. We used…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills, Correlation
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Kilgus, Stephen P.; Van Wie, Michael P.; Sinclair, James S.; Riley-Tillman, T. Chris; Herman, Keith C. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2019
Research has supported the applied use of Direct Behavior Rating Single-Item Scale (DBR-SIS) targets of "academic engagement" and "disruptive behavior" for a range of purposes, including universal screening and progress monitoring. Though useful in evaluating social behavior and externalizing problems, these targets have…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Middle School Students, Correlation, Depression (Psychology)
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