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Rose, Richard; Shevlin, Michael – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2020
The provision of support for students with special educational needs in schools is seen as a critical factor in the development of inclusive education. The means through which support is provided, continues to be based upon assumptions that individualized learning approaches may remediate learning difficulties. This paper reports findings from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Children
Renton, Martin – Corwin, 2020
"Questioning" is a process that sparks discussion and encourages deeper thinking. Effective questioning builds on students' natural curiosity, moving them out of their comfort zone and into the learning zone in a purposeful, accessible way. It also models the process of good thinking and fosters a culture of high expectations. Like any…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Processes, Group Discussion
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Partee, Ann M.; Hamre, Bridget K.; Williford, Amanda P. – Early Education and Development, 2020
Research Findings: This study examined the relation between classroom behavioral composition and teacher-child interactions in preschool classrooms and the potential for teachers' experience, education level, and area of study to buffer against the challenges of teaching in classrooms with high levels of disruptive behaviors. Classroom behavioral…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Environment
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Domen, Janneke; Hornstra, Lisette; Weijers, Desirée; van der Veen, Ineke; Peetsma, Thea – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: According to self-determination theory, teachers can support their students' engagement in learning by providing autonomy support and structure. Within classes, however, there appears to be great diversity in the extent to which students experience autonomy and structure. Aims: This study aimed to investigate the degree to which…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Personal Autonomy, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes
McMillan, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Restraints of the age-graded classroom on grade-level organizational structures have been present since the beginning of formal schooling in the United States. Using interpretivist case study methods, this research explored administrators' and teachers' experiences with self-contained and departmentalized classrooms at the elementary level. Data…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Program Divisions, Age Grade Placement
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Golpour, Farhad; Ahour, Touran; Ahangari, Saeideh – Cogent Education, 2019
This study aimed to find out the relationship among EFL university teachers' code-based and meaning-based beliefs in writing instruction, classroom writing activities and classroom organization. To this end, 120 university teachers, who were teaching writing to EFL learners at different universities in Iran, participated in the study. For the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Beliefs
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Partee, Ann M.; Hamre, Bridget K.; Williford, Amanda P. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Research Findings: This study examined the relation between classroom behavioral composition and teacher-child interactions in preschool classrooms and the potential for teachers' experience, education level, and area of study to buffer against the challenges of teaching in classrooms with high levels of disruptive behaviors. Classroom behavioral…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Environment
Franshaw, Maria J. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this descriptive phenomenological study was to examine teachers' and students' perceptions of the impact of a semi-departmentalized classroom structure on mathematics teaching and learning in upper elementary grades. Participants were purposefully selected from teachers and students at the selected school, each completing at least…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Environment
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Zhang, Min – Ethnography and Education, 2019
This study explores the multilayered meanings of classroom seating order -- a crucial spatial element of school life -- and its influences on children's experiences. Drawing on fieldwork in a secondary school in northwest China, I ethnographically examine how school educators impose a hierarchy of seats in moral terms. My study shows that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Secondary School Students, Class Organization
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Erturk Kara, H. Gozde – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
The purpose of this research is to understand the role of physical arrangements within the classroom in the development of behavior regulation skill of preschool children. From among the types of action research, the technical/scientific/cooperative action research was employed in the current study. In the selection of the participants, one of the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Behavior, Classroom Environment, Action Research
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Silvey, Brian A.; Regier, Bradley J.; Wacker, Aaron T. – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of wind ensemble seating configurations on college instrumentalists' ratings of ensemble sound. Members of a university wind ensemble (N = 40) were recorded while performing a 1-minute excerpt of "Only Light" by Aaron Perrine in one of four ensemble configurations. At the conclusion of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Musical Instruments, Class Organization
Renegar, Kirk Whitfield – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The use of alternative classroom seating has recently become a topic of interest in education. Many teachers have redesigned their classrooms to include many forms of classroom seating aside from traditional student desks. These forms of seating include but are not limited to: therapy balls, therapy cushions, and beanbag chairs. While this…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Class Organization, Classroom Design, Middle School Students
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Bonnike, Dena R.; Douglas, Karen H.; Stoner, Julia B. – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The purpose of this single case A-B-A-B study was to determine if the dependent variables of eye gaze, vocalization, and reaching would increase among students and peers with severe and multiple disabilities and complex communication needs when the independent variable of positioning for communication and socialization (peers facing each other and…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Interpersonal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Severe Disabilities
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Navarro Jover, José Manuel; Martínez Ramírez, José Antonio – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2018
The question of where students sit in a classroom has been widely studied under different approaches since the beginning of the 20th century. In this study, the data related to the seating location of the students in the computer-aided design practice lecture at the university were recorded and arranged, to analyse their seating preferences, their…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Achievement, Attendance, Class Organization
Knorr, Eric C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While school districts in the United States are mandated by law to develop and adhere to state-wide anti-bullying laws and policies as a framework to reduce bullying of students, there is limited empirical research that identifies effective anti-bullying interventions for students with special needs. This qualitative study examined effective…
Descriptors: Bullying, Intervention, Prevention, Special Needs Students
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