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du Plessis, Anna E.; Carroll, Annemaree; Gillies, Robyn M. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2017
Assigning teachers to a position for which they are not suitably qualified influences effective educational leadership. The paper reveals assumptions and misconceptions about the lived experiences of teachers in out-of-field positions and what it means for effective educational leadership. The multilayered meaning of out-of-field teaching for…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Qualifications, Qualitative Research
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Shamir-Inbal, Tamar; Blau, Ina – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
This article investigates a pilot of integrating tablet computers in the elementary education. The research questions address the impact of tablet integration on learning and pedagogy. This qualitative case study crosschecks non-participated observations on students who work with tablet PCs, the school staff reflection on the integration as…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Mokibelo, Eureka B. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2016
This paper examines the micro planning activities that schools engage in to address learners' needs to make education work in rural primary schools of Botswana. The national language plan prescribes the use of English and Setswana only as languages of instruction at the primary school level. However, this plan is not practical in some regions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools, Official Languages
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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E.; Skolits, Gary – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Given the changes made to the GED® test in 2014, one concern among state policy makers, adult educators, and GED® service providers has been the impact of these changes on students as well as teachers, staff, volunteers, and other GED® program stakeholders. Using a qualitative, case study research approach focused on one GED® test preparation site…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Young Adults, Adult Students, Student Attitudes
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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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Misco, Thomas; Lee, Lena – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2014
Engaging students in controversial issues provides numerous benefits for developing democratic citizenship. A wide variety of pathways and challenges exist to their discussion in classrooms, many of which are based upon societal and cultural context. This study explores the context of Guam and maps the issues of controversy within categories of…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Democracy, Citizenship, Cross Cultural Training
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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