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Charro, Elena – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2021
A curricular Delphi study was carried out to help improve and develop scientific training for secondary school students in Spain. Using the Delphi method, the authors analyzed the degree of consensus among more than 100 stakeholders' answers to the question, "What aspects of science education are considered desirable for a (Spanish)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education
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Kapon, Shulamit; Schvartzer, Maayan; Peer, Tal – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2021
This article discusses a case study of a pair of students mentored by a physics teacher as they engaged in a long-term (15 months) engineering maker-based inquiry (EMBI), a mandatory part of these students' formal learning of physics at the advanced high school level. We conceptualize the students' engagement as participating in a particular…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Physics, Inquiry, Science Instruction
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De Voto, Craig; Olson, Jennifer D.; Gottlieb, Jessica J. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2021
Since 2009, the Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) has been rapidly implemented as a policy tool for strengthening teacher professionalization across the United States. However, its national assimilation has become a target for both praise and critique among teacher educators. In this article, we examine such diverse perspectives.…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Haber, Jaren R. – Sociology of Education, 2021
Research shows charter schools are more segregated by race and class than are traditional public schools. I investigate an underexamined mechanism for this segregation: Charter schools project identities corresponding to parents' race- and class-specific parenting styles and educational values. I use computational text analysis to detect the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Segregation, Race, Social Class
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Sönmez, Elif; Kabatas Memis, Esra; Yerlikaya, Zekeriya – Educational Studies, 2021
This study was conducted to examine the effects of practices based on the Argumentation-Based Enquiry (ABI) approach on the critical thinking of science teacher candidates in a course named the General Chemistry Laboratory course. The General Chemistry Laboratory course was taught through the ABI approach for 12 weeks, and 94 teacher candidates…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Persuasive Discourse, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Scheuerell, Scott – Social Studies, 2021
The author describes how high school students can use Google Tour Builder to track the impact of local Civil War veterans by conducting research with primary and secondary sources. In the article, there is a description of an example from Larned, Kansas where more than one hundred Civil War veterans settled a community on the plains. Digitized…
Descriptors: Social Studies, History Instruction, War, Veterans
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Bickford, John H. – Social Studies, 2021
First graders engaged in an extended historical inquiry. Close readings of secondary and primary sources evoked rich class discussion. Scaffolding directed students' scrutiny of secondary sources for historical gaps; they ably detected source and intent within the primary sources. Students articulated newly constructed understandings through…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, History Instruction
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Wagner, Christopher J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Online learning presents the possibility to connect and sustain communities of multilingual early childhood educators. This study reports on the effectiveness of an online teacher inquiry model to support early childhood educators' learning on the role of multilingualism in teaching. The Community of Inquiry framework is used to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Multilingualism, Early Childhood Teachers, Language Role
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Harris, Heidi Alene – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
Despite credible research to support a constructivist-based approach in early childhood programs, policymakers continued to push for a more academic-based philosophy in an effort to reach standardized testing goals. Reggio Emilia, a constructivist-based early childhood philosophy that originated in Northern Italy, has been shown to be an excellent…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education, Parent Attitudes, School Choice
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Baroudi, Sandra; Rodjan Helder, Marlieke – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2021
Background: Implementing Inquiry-Based Instruction (IBI) in science is a complex process demanding certain classroom conditions prepared with instructional materials to engage students in tasks, as well as adopting the social context that will shape the inquiry-based learning environment. Within this social context, teachers are the main agents…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
Sampson, Victor; Hutner, Todd L.; Grooms, Jonathon; Kaszuba, Jennifer; Burt, Carrie – NSTA Press, 2021
Are you interested in helping your elementary students learn the practices of science, including constructing explanations and engaging in argument from evidence? "Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fifth-Grade Science" will provide you with both the information and instructional materials you need to get started right away. The book is a…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse
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Jimenez-Liso, Maria Rut; Martinez-Chico, María; Avraamidou, Lucy; López-Gay Lucio-Villegas, Rafael – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2021
Background: In response to reform recommendations calling for students' engagement in scientific practices and the lack of the enactment of such practices in science classrooms, we explored the implementation of scientific practices with special emphasis on model-based inquiry in a secondary science teacher preparation program. Sample: The…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Scientific Research, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Seaton, Fiona S. – Educational & Child Psychology, 2021
Rationale: In Scotland, two-thirds of children have faced at least one adverse childhood experience. Research demonstrates a graded relationship between adversity and mental health outcomes. As adolescents spend a large amount of time in school, it is no surprise that schools are vital when supporting and delivering mental health interventions.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Secondary School Students, Adolescents
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Howley, Donal; O'Sullivan, Mary – Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 2021
Guided by Dewey's [1966. "Democracy and education." New York: The Free Press] concept of 'education as growth', the purpose of this paper is to explore learners' enactments of student voice in Physical Education (PE) at a time of curricular reform. A qualitative comparative case study design gathered data from 18 students across 10…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Participation, Secondary School Students, Democracy
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White, Jacob; Costilow, Kimberly; Dotson, Jacob; Mauldin, Robert; Schanandore, Mattie; Shockley, Denise – Journal of Chemical Education, 2021
In this guided-inquiry lesson, students were tasked with determining the efficacy of an at-home drinking water filter at removing lead (Pb) from tap water using graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy by determining the concentration of lead before and after filtration. The lesson was structured to allow students to choose and perform…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Inquiry, Science Experiments
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