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Miranda, Antoinette Halsell; Radliff, Kisha M.; Della Flora, Olympia A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Urban schools in the United States are generally viewed as having greater challenges than their suburban and rural counterparts. Most notably, they often have lower academic achievement and much of the educational reform movement has been aimed at urban schools in an attempt to close the achievement gap. Although much of the focus in recent years…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Change
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Shaw, Julia T. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
An integral part of a teacher learning continuum ranging from preservice education to professional development for experienced educators, new teacher induction holds particular potential to effect change in urban education. Accordingly, this article offers recommendations for induction-related policy and programming capable of supporting beginning…
Descriptors: Music Education, Urban Education, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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Dunne, Linda; Hallett, Fiona; Kay, Virginia; Woolhouse, Clare – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
This paper presents findings from a collaborative research study which sought to explore perspectives and understandings of the concept of inclusion, as played out in schools and colleges in northwest England, via the use of images. The research had two parts: in the first part, children and young people took photographs in their school setting…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Photography, Visual Aids
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Corwith, Susan – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
In this article, we review research on poverty, both poverty rates and the effects of poverty on academic achievement more generally and on the identification and services for low-income gifted children specifically. This review sets the stage for further discussion of the research findings on identification practices including the efficacy of…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Poverty, Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted
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Herold, Frank; Waring, Michael – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
This study explores the role of school and university partnership teams in the professional development of physical education (PE) pre-service teachers (PSTs) during their one year Postgraduate Certificate in Education course in England. The paper focuses on the key influences and processes that impacted on PST subject knowledge development. An…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preservice Teachers, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development
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Stanton, Kathleen; Cawthon, Stephanie; Dawson, Kathryn – Teacher Development, 2018
This mixed methods study seeks to explore the relationships between teacher concerns, self-efficacy, and level of comfort with the implementation of drama-based instruction (DBI) within a large-scale initiative to increase learning opportunities through the arts. This study was embedded in a year-long professional development program during which…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research
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Mowat, Joan Gaynor – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
The attainment gap associated with socio-economic status is an international problem that is highly resistant to change. This conceptual paper critiques the drive by the Scottish Government to address the attainment gap through the Scottish Attainment Challenge and the National Improvement Framework. It draws upon a range of theoretical…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Attainment, Holistic Approach, Socioeconomic Influences
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Hamza, Karim; Palm, Ola; Palmqvist, Jenny; Piqueras, Jesús; Wickman, Per-Olof – European Educational Research Journal, 2018
In this paper we present experiences from a joint collaborative research project which may be described as an encounter between a school science teaching practice and a university science didactics research practice. We provide narratives which demonstrate how the encounter between these two communities of practice interacted to produce…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Educational Researchers, Research Projects, College School Cooperation
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Tate, Kathleen; Doyle, Colin; Messina, Daniela; Warnecke, Brian; DePriter, Tiffany; Brillhart, Daniel – Science and Children, 2018
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) (2014) sets forth that children learning science and engineering practices in the early years lays "the foundation for a progression of science learning in K-12 settings and throughout their entire lives." So, it is important to build upon children's natural curiosities and expose them to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Metallurgy, Grade 5, Academically Gifted
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Aydin, Utkun; Tunç-Pekkan, Zelha; Taylan, Rukiye Didem; Birgili, Bengi; Özcan, Mustafa – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In this quasiexperimental study, the authors investigated the effects of university within school partnership model, within which faculty members acted as teacher-researchers to improve fractional knowledge among middle school (Grades 5-8) students. Students in nine Grade 6 mathematics classes from two public middle schools in Turkey were assigned…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Quasiexperimental Design, College School Cooperation, Fractions
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Evans, Carl; Richardson, Mark – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
Models of accrediting work-based learning are now commonplace in universities. The purpose of this viewpoint article is to highlight an opportunity for universities not only to accredit students' part-time work against the degree award but also to extend the process into schools by accrediting the part-time work undertaken by year 12 and 13…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Employment, Student Adjustment, College Credits
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Davis, Natalie R.; Monroe, Xavier J.; Drake, Thomas M. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case represents an effort to connect academic learning with educational reform in real time. It describes a district initiative to meaningfully engage a skeptical community and the subsequent attempts of university-based researchers to provide further entry points into the perspectives and concerns of educational partners. What is compelling…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Partnerships in Education, Graduate Study
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Poultney, Val; Fordham, Jon – Management in Education, 2018
This article looks at the potential of using an online self-completing inventory that measures leadership consciousness awareness. The Consciousness Quotient inventory (CQ-i) has been developed to encourage leaders to be more conscious of their ability to be accountable and responsible for their leadership practice. The CQ-i as a method for…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Participative Decision Making, Leadership Styles
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Cox, Dannon G.; Meaney, Karen S. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
A physical education instructor incorporates a teaching method known as project-based learning (PBL) in his physical education curriculum. Utilizing video-production equipment to imitate the production of a televisions show, sixth-grade students attending a charter school invited college students to share their stories about physical activity and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Video Technology
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Pekmez, Esin – Educational Research and Reviews, 2018
Some of the main goals of science education are to increase students' knowledge about the technology and engineering design process, and to train students as scientifically and technologically literate individuals. The main purpose of this study is to find out primary students' views about science, technology and engineering. For this aim and in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Science Education, Technology Education
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