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Shin, Jihae; Seog, Moonjoo – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Professional development for in-service teachers is necessary to meet the changing needs of students and society. This teacher collaboration study examined the experiences of mid-career elementary teachers in Korea in their music professional development. Research questions included: (1) What were the contents of discussion? (2) What was the level…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Music, Teacher Collaboration
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Farley, Amy N.; Clayton, Grant; Kaka, Sarah J. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
In this written commentary for the special issue of "Education Policy Analysis Archives" focused on "Redesigning Assessment and Accountability," we call for teacher preparation to embrace a multiple measures philosophy by providing teacher candidates with rich opportunities to engage with data from a variety of sources, beyond…
Descriptors: Accountability, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Change
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Egan, Catherine A.; Webster, Collin A. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
Recently, there has been growing attention on the importance of the staff involvement component of a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP). In particular, classroom teachers (CTs) are increasingly being called upon to promote physical activity (PA) in their classrooms as part of the PA during school component of a CSPAP.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Health Promotion, Physical Education Teachers
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Domingo, Jelia R.; Bradley, Elizabeth Gates – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
The purpose of this study was to ascertain student perceptions of the use and value of three-dimensional virtual environments. A grounded theory approach was used to gather and examine data. Just over half of student participants reported positive experiences. However, most experienced technical difficulties. Despite the technical challenges of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Computer Simulation, Grounded Theory, Online Courses
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Major, Louis; Watson, Steven – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
Video is increasingly used to support in-service teacher professional development (TPD). Advances in affordability and usability of technology mean that interest is set to develop further. Studies in this area are diverse in terms of scale, methodology and context. This places limitations on undertaking a systematic review; therefore the authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Kang, Yeqin; Liang, Lijuan – English Language Teaching, 2018
China has launched a nation-wide project of learning English as a "core" subject starting from the third grade in primary schools after the Ministry of Education (MOE) issued "National English Curriculum Standards for Compulsory Education" at the beginning of this century. However, EFL teachers are far from sufficient in rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Yakar, Halide Gamze Ince – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The aim of the present research is to investigate the teachers' use of movies in their classes for the teaching of literature and their opinions on this technique. The research is designed as a case study. The target group of the research, selected on information-oriented sampling, consists of 44 Turkish Language and Literature teachers who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Questionnaires
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Çer, Erkan; Solak, Ekrem – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The quality of a teacher plays one of the most important roles in the achievement of an education system. Teacher training is a multi-dimensional process which comprises the selection of teacher candidates, pre-service training, appointment, in-service training and teaching practices. Therefore, this study focuses on teacher training processes in…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Low Achievement, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Lee, Dong-min – Journal of Geography, 2018
This study illuminates primary teachers' awareness of geography education. Data were collected through interviews with twenty-one teachers and analyzed using Straussian-grounded theory. A total of 210 concepts were categorized into twenty-two categories. The participants were categorized into three types. Many participating teachers (type 1 and 2)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Escamilla, Isauro M.; Meier, Daniel – Studying Teacher Education, 2018
In this article, a preschool teacher and an early childhood teacher educator describe and analyze their work co-creating and co-facilitating an early childhood inquiry group over seven years. The group consisted of veteran lead teachers, assistant teachers, instructional coaches, and an outside teacher educator at an urban, public preschool in San…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Reflection, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Sali, Pinar; Kecik, Ilknur – English Language Teaching, 2018
The present study aims to describe the challenges as perceived by novice teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL). The participants of the study were seven (7) novice EFL teachers in public primary and secondary schools in Turkey. The data sources include semi-structured interviews, diary entries, video-recorded classroom observations and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Beginning Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Hassler, Bjoern; Hennessy, Sara; Hofmann, Riikka – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Developing sustainable and scalable educational initiatives is a key challenge in low-income countries where donor-funded short-term projects are limited by both contextual factors and programme design. In this commentary we examine some of the issues related to in-service teacher development in the context of sub-Saharan Africa, grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Developing Nations, Faculty Development
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Kallery, Maria – Research in Science Education, 2018
In this paper, we present a professional development/upgrading programme in science for early-years teachers and investigate its impact on the teachers' competencies in relation to their knowledge and teaching of science. The basic idea of the programme was to motivate the teachers by making them members of an action research group aimed at…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Competencies
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Buma, Anastasia Malong – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
This paper reports on key aspects of a short in-service programme improving science teachers' pedagogical content knowledge to teach for the affective domain. The affective domain refers to outcomes that involve changes in feelings, values, appreciation, interests, motivations or attitudes that might result from a learning experience. The…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Ma, Ning; Xin, Shuang; Du, Jia-Yuan – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Personalized learning based on learning analytics has become increasingly important for teachers' development via providing adaptive contents and strategies for teachers by identifying their questions and needs. Currently, most studies on teachers' professional development focus on pre-service teachers, and studies on teachers' personalized…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Experimental Groups
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