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Bishop, Jessica Pierson; Lamb, Lisa L.; Philipp, Randolph A.; Whitacre, Ian; Schappelle, Bonnie P. – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2016
Looking for, recognizing, and using underlying mathematical structure is an important aspect of mathematical reasoning. We explore the use of mathematical structure in children's integer strategies by developing and exemplifying the construct of logical necessity. Students in our study used logical necessity to approach and use numbers in a…
Descriptors: Numbers, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Cheung, Alan C. K.; Randall, E. Vance; Tam, Man Kwan – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: This paper is a historical review of the development of private primary and secondary education in Hong Kong from 1841-2012. The purpose of this paper is to examine the evolving relationship between the state and private schools in Hong Kong. Design/methodology/approach: This paper utilizes sources from published official documents,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Interviews, Private Education
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Raad, Nawal Abou; Chatila, Hanadi – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
This paper investigates Lebanese grade 7 biology teachers' mathematical knowledge and skills, by exploring how they explain a visual representation in an activity depending on the mathematical concept "Function". Twenty Lebanese in-service biology teachers participated in the study, and were interviewed about their explanation for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Biology
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Bleck, Jennifer; DeBate, Rita – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
Introduction: Based on internal and external assets, the positive youth development approach aims to increase the capacity among adolescents to overcome challenges as they transition to adulthood. Developmental assets have been found to be positively associated with academic achievement, a variety of health promoting behaviors, and improved…
Descriptors: Correlation, Health Behavior, Adolescents, Adolescent Development
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Burner, Tony – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Recognizing the importance of formative assessment, this mixed-methods study investigates how four teachers and 100 students respond to the new emphasis on formative assessment in English as a foreign language (EFL) writing classes in Norway. While previous studies have examined formative assessment in oral classroom interactions and focused on…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Writing (Composition), English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Graham, Anne; Powell, Mary Ann; Truscott, Julia – Educational Research, 2016
Background: Alongside academic and vocational goals, schools are increasingly being called upon to address student well-being. Existing evidence suggests that strong relationships and a sense of connectedness in school communities are important for fostering subjective well-being. However, identifying the specific nature of such relational…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student School Relationship, Educational Experience, Mixed Methods Research
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Ayar, Mehmet C. – Science Education International, 2016
This study is about the effect of the Our World exhibit at a science center on student visitors. It elicits students' views about the exhibits, zones, and activities, along with their level of interest and experiences. Data from students (n = 346) through a survey, field notes, observations and interviews (n = 18) were collected. The findings…
Descriptors: Science Teaching Centers, Science Instruction, Science Education, Student Surveys
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Ferlis, Emily; Xu, Yaoying – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
This study explored perceptions of English-as-a-second-language (ESL) teachers on the prereferral process for Latino English language learners (ELLs). Using Colaizzi's (1978) phenomenological approach, qualitative data were collected through interviews with four ESL teachers. Analyses of the data indicated that the ESL teachers used research-based…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Hispanic American Students, Learning Disabilities
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Bowens, Bryan D.; Warren, Susan R. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
This two-part investigation (a) assessed the impact of the Jaime Escalante Math Program (JEMP), a structured summer mathematics intervention program, on the math achievement of urban middle school students, (b) identified the characteristics of the program that the administrators and teachers perceived to contribute to student achievement, and (c)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Intervention, Urban Schools
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Emery, Carl – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
This paper reports on a critical discourse analysis (CDA) of the New Labour (1997-2010) discourse of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in schools, and how it was understood and enacted by policymakers in England and in Wales within the context of devolved government across the UK. By SEL I mean universal school-based programs, located in the…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Social Development, Emotional Development, Educational Policy
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Leung, Issic Kui Chiu; Ding, Lin; Leung, Allen Yuk Lun; Wong, Ngai Ying – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2016
This study is part of a larger study investigating the subject matter knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge of Hong Kong prospective mathematics teachers, the relationship between the knowledge of algebraic operation and its inverse, and their teaching competency. In this paper, we address the subject matter knowledge and pedagogical content…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Anderhag, Per; Wickman, Per-Olof; Bergqvist, Kerstin; Jakobson, Britt; Hamza, Karim Mikael; Säljö, Roger – Science Education, 2016
In this paper, we review research on how students' interest in science changes through the primary to secondary school transition. In the literature, the findings generally show that primary students enjoy science but come to lose interest during secondary school. As this claim is based mainly on interview and questionnaire data, that is on…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Secondary School Students, Elementary School Students
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George, Meredith L.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of middle school pupils' acculturation on their readings of and expectations for physical education. Participants were 94 pupils attending one public middle school. Data were collected using five qualitative techniques. They were analysed by employing analytic induction and constant…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Acculturation, Physical Education, Student Attitudes
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Rubino-Hare, Lori A.; Whitworth, Brooke A.; Bloom, Nena E.; Claesgens, Jennifer M.; Fredrickson, Kristi M.; Sample, James C. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
This case study described teachers with varying technology skills who were implementing the use of geospatial technology (GST) within project-based instruction (PBI) at varying grade levels and contexts 1 to 2 years following professional development. The sample consisted of 10 fifth- to ninth-grade teachers. Data sources included artifacts,…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Carver, Cynthia L. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2016
Since 1997, the Great Lakes Academy has provided leadership development for more than 800 teachers in a large metropolitan region of the Upper Midwest. Graduates of the 2-year program often describe their experience as transformative, life changing, and profound. To understand the meaning and impact of this transformation, the author used…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Metropolitan Areas
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