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Johnston, Jamie; Ksoll, Christopher – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2017
In lower- and middle-income countries, including Ghana, students in rural areas dramatically underperform their urban peers. Rural schools struggle to attract and retain professionally trained teachers (GES 2012; World Bank 2012). We explore one potential solution to the problem of teacher recruitment: distance instruction. Through a cluster…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools, Educational Technology
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Park, Sira; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Policymakers view parental involvement (PI) as a crucial component of school reform efforts, but evidence of its effect on student achievement is equivocal. Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort dataset, we examined the long-term impact on student- and school-level achievement of three types of school-based PI: PI to…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Participation, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Reading Achievement
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Mbach, Florence; Oboka, Wycliffe; Simiyu, Ruth; Wakhungu, Jacob – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Education was identified as the critical means of achieving behaviour change in and out of the classroom in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of HIV and AIDS among the youth. This study sought to investigate the constraints during HIV and AIDS curriculum implementation, the study was guided by social cognitive approach theories, survey and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Education, Curriculum Implementation, Elementary School Curriculum
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Puccioni, Jaime – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The author empirically tests the conceptual model of academic socialization, which suggests that parental cognitions about schooling influence parenting practices and child outcomes during the transition to school (Taylor, Clayton, & Rowley, 2004). More specifically, the author examines associations among parents' conceptions of school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Parent Attitudes, Parents, Socialization
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De Naeghel, Jessie; Van Keer, Hilde; Vanderlinde, Ruben – Frontline Learning Research, 2014
It is important to reveal strategies which foster students' reading motivation in order to break through the declining trend in reading motivation throughout children's educational careers. Consequently, the present study advances an underexposed field in reading motivation research by studying and identifying the strategies of teachers excellent…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Reading Motivation, Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers
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Estrada, Peggy; Wang, Haiwen – Grantee Submission, 2013
For English learners (ELs), reclassifying to fluent English proficient (RFEP) signifies reaching a milestone indicating the ability to function in mainstream classes without support. Little is known about the discrepancy between the number of ELs who meet reclassification criteria and the number who are reclassified as fluent English proficient,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Classification, Language Proficiency
Dali, Mohd Hasani; Shaari, Abdull Shukur; Ghazali, Mohd Izam; Yusoff, Nuraini – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
Development of module has great impact on literacy today. This paper highlights the challenges and experiences of the researchers in an academic institution where the research project which initially began as part of an academic research initiative expanded to helping a marginalized community in need. Literacy pedagogy has to be relevant to the…
Descriptors: Administrators, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Wong, Lung Hsiang; Gao, Ping; Chai, Ching Sing; Chin, Chee Kuen – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2011
This collaborative inquiry project brought together 14 Chinese Language teachers, 4 researchers and 2 Ministry of Education (MOE) curriculum specialists to co-design the Chinese Language curricula with the integrated use of information and communication technology (ICT). Three qualitative data sources--one-to-one interviews, focus group…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Focus Groups, Information Technology, Educational Change
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Thomas, Kelli; Huffman, Douglas – Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 2011
In this paper we present a model of collaborative evaluation that has been used to engage teachers in data-based decision making for improving teaching and learning in mathematics and science. We examine three external challenges that threaten the process of continuous school improvement; namely, making sense of data, policy changes, and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Data, Mathematics Education, Science Education