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Kent, Andrea M.; Giles, Rebecca M. – Professional Educator, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a field component that was merged with a new teacher preparation curriculum so that at the completion of the program the undergraduate candidates could be recommended for both K-6 general and special education certification. An examination of the data reveals that the program is…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Curriculum, Undergraduate Study
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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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Walters, Kirk; Torres, Aubrey Scheopner; Smith, Toni; Ford, Jennifer – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
This study describes key challenges and necessary supports related to implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) identified by rural math educators in the Northeast. The research team interviewed state and district math coordinators and surveyed teachers in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont, to assess their…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Mathematics Instruction, State Standards, Mathematics Teachers
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Harrington, Ingrid – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013
Whole-School Professional Development (PD) days held regularly in schools are designed to promote and up-skill teaching and administrative staff on relevant areas of educational policy and practice. An aim of PD days is to empower participants with new knowledges and skills, and to confirm that current practices and interpretations of education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Elementary Schools
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
Kurt, Serhat – New Horizons in Education, 2010
Background: As countries continue to invest in technology and place educational technology in schools, teachers are expected to make use of technology in their teaching. At this point in time, we can say that technology will stay in schools. Many countries have already included the integration of technology into education in their agenda for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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Lukowiak, Twila – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2010
This article reveals the findings of a multiple case study that demonstrates the behavioral strategies implemented by select elementary personnel that work daily with students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). The personnel who took part in this study were special education behavioral teachers, special education behavioral…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessional School Personnel