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Kelly, Hilton – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2019
The author poses the following questions: (1) Are teachers making the impact that they think they are making? (2) Through teachers' intellectual writing, have they closed or widened the theory-practice gap in educational studies? (3) Are they fulfilling the mission of the organization? and (4) Does the mission of the organization need to be…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Writing for Publication, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Researchers
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van der Walt, Johannes L. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2019
This paper is a sequel to the author's 2018 BCES presentation in which the rationale was explained for developing a 'new' theory for analytically and critically examining problems in (comparative) education. An outline is given of the steps subsequently taken to develop the theory in more detail. It also sketches practical / pragmatic and…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Philosophy, Comparative Education, Scholarship
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Hedges, Larry V. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
The scientific rigor of education research has improved dramatically since the year 2000. Much of the credit for this improvement is deserved by Institute of Education Sciences (IES) policies that helped create a demand for rigorous research; increased human capital capacity to carry out such work; provided funding for the work itself; and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Generalization, Intervention, Human Capital
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McCulloch, Gary – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
The British Educational Research Association (BERA) was established 44 years ago, in 1974, at the height of the postwar expansion of education, and at the onset of a long period of controversy and reform of education that has continued ever since. The presidential address for 2017 looks back to reflect on the birth and early years of BERA, on its…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Oakes, Jeannie – Educational Researcher, 2018
AERA's centennial provides an opportunity to reinvigorate the aspirations that gave rise to our research community in the United States: hope and determination that research can strengthen public education, society's most democratic institution. The first AERAers sought to produce scientific knowledge to improve large, increasingly diverse urban…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Educational Research, Democracy, Educational Policy
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Mills, Martin – Australian Educational Researcher, 2018
This AARE Presidential Address examines what it means to be an educational researcher in the current Australian, and global, political climate. The presentation draws heavily on the work of Levitas (Utopia as Method 2013). The address, using her notions of Utopia as archaeology, as ontology and as architecture, suggests that in the process of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Educational Researchers, Instructional Effectiveness
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Stinson, David W.; Walshaw, Margaret – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
In this essay, traveling through the past half-century, the authors illustrate how mathematics education research shifted, theoretical, beyond its psychological and mathematical roots. Mapping four historical moments of mathematics education research onto broader paradigms of inquiry, the authors make a case for the field to take up a theoretical…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Educational Research, Mathematics Education, Science Education History
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Steffe, Leslie P. – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
Starting with Woodworth and Thorndike's classical experiment published in 1901, major periods in mathematics education throughout 20th century and on into the current century are reviewed in terms of competing epistemological and psychological paradigms that were operating within as well as across the major periods. The periods were marked by…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Psychology, Educational History, Educational Research
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Tienda, Marta – Educational Researcher, 2017
Building on the premise that closing achievement gaps is an economic imperative both to regain international educational supremacy and to maintain global economic competitiveness, I ask whether it is possible to rewrite the social contract so that education is a fundamental right--a statutory guarantee--that is both uniform across states and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Public Education, Academic Achievement, Civil Rights
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Nguyen, Tuan D. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
The landscape of teacher leadership in school improvement is a changing landscape that is getting more complex over time. As teachers are expected to take on more roles school improvement efforts, there is a particular need to know if and how they are prepared to meet the increasing demands of their jobs. This paper discusses the role of teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Leadership, Educational Improvement, School Effectiveness
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Beasy, Kim; Page, Leah; Emery, Sherridan; Ayre, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The AAEE 2014 research symposium in Hobart provided a privileged space for researchers and practitioners within environmental education and sustainability education (EE/SE) to come together and create dialogues about education for sustainability research. This essay is a critical reflection from postgraduate researchers about the symposium and the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Smyth, John – Ethnography and Education, 2016
This papers deals in a polemical fashion with what is arguably one of the most contentious issues in education--the disengagement of increasing numbers of young people from schooling. It makes the argument that what is occurring is that global forces are conspiring to position young people as a form of "social waste" and that allowing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Educational Research, Learner Engagement
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Farrow, Robert – Open Praxis, 2016
What difference does openness make to the ethics of teaching and research? This paper approaches this question both from the perspective of research into the use of open educational resources (OER) in teaching and learning. An outline of the nature and importance of ethics in education research is provided before the basic principles of research…
Descriptors: Ethics, Open Education, Foreign Countries, Governance
Herbst, Patricio – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
How can basic research on mathematics instruction contribute to instructional improvement? In our research on the practical rationality of geometry teaching we describe existing instruction and examine how existing instruction responds to perturbations. In this talk I consider the proposal that geometry instruction could be improved by infusing it…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Secondary School Mathematics
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Ellison, Tisha Lewis; Evans, Jessica N. – School Community Journal, 2016
This article explores six effective principles for teachers to use to understand and apply "Minecraft" in today's classrooms. Video games have become one of the fastest growing forms of media for youth and adult consumers. "Minecraft," a multiplayer online game (MOG), is one of the most popular video games to date. By allowing…
Descriptors: Video Games, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Research, Educational Benefits
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