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Elder, Brent C.; Odoyo, Kenneth O. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
In this project, we examined the development of a sustainable inclusive education system in western Kenya by combining community-based participatory research (CBPR) and decolonizing methodologies. Through three cycles of qualitative interviews with stakeholders in inclusive education, participants explained what they saw as foundational components…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Ugurlu, Necla Isikdogan; Kayhan, Nilay – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The objective of this study is to evaluate, according to the opinions of teachers, the problems faced by the children of Syrian families who have taken refuge in Turkey since 2011 with regard to their linguistic and communication skills, as well as their reading and writing process in Turkish as a foreign language. The research group is composed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Tran, Yune – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2018
The development of elementary-aged students' STEM and computer science (CS) literacy is critical in this evolving technological landscape, thus, promoting success for college, career, and STEM/CS professional paths. Research has suggested that elementary-aged students need developmentally appropriate STEM integrated opportunities in the classroom;…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Computer Science Education, Computer Literacy, Programming
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Hambacher, Elyse – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
Drawing on the literature related to classroom management, and culturally relevant critical teacher care, and effective teaching for students of color, this paper uses interview and observation data to explore the perspectives and practices of two exemplary fifth-grade teachers who refuse to rely on punitive discipline with their students of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 5, Discipline, Classroom Techniques
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Morrison, Scott A. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
In this article I report the findings of an intrinsic case study involving seven ecologically minded teachers who participated in a Critical Friends Group (CFG) for five months. The topic of our discussions was EcoJustice education, which involves analyzing and reframing Westernized culture. Findings are focused on how the participants grappled…
Descriptors: Western Civilization, Case Studies, Environmental Education, Faculty Development
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Shen, Mei; Troia, Gary A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
This study used a multiple-probe, multiple-baseline single-case design to investigate the efficacy of planning, and then revising strategy instruction using self-regulated strategy development on the compare-contrast writing performance of three late elementary students with language-learning disabilities. After receiving the planning instruction,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Children, Language Acquisition, Language Impairments
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Friel, Raymond – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
This paper draws on the findings of a small-scale research study based on interviews with twenty serving Catholic headteachers from the primary and secondary phases and from the maintained and independent sectors. The focus of the study was to explore the concept of 'spiritual capital' among the headteachers and to evaluate the impact of two major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Educators, Principals, Interviews
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Jukes, Matthew C. H.; Gabrieli, Prosper; Mgonda, Nkanileka Loti; Nsolezi, Florentina S.; Jeremiah, Grace; Tibenda, Jovina J.; Bub, Kristen L. – Global Education Review, 2018
Education programs in Africa increasingly aim to develop and measure social and emotional competencies. However, assessments are typically adapted from those developed in other continents and are not derived from local perspectives. In the current study, we conducted focus groups and individual interviews with teachers, parents and students in 4…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Social Responsibility, Foreign Countries
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Lan, Yu-Ju; Hsian, Indy Y. T.; Shih, Mei-Feng – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
This current study aimed at creating a 3D virtual environment on Second Life particularly for special education students to enhance their first language, Mandarin, learning in vocabulary and sentence structures. Four students aged between 8 and 9 participated in this research. In addition to their inherent disabilities (mild autism spectrum…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mandarin Chinese
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Barney, David C.; Pleban, Francis T. – Physical Educator, 2018
Objectives: To provide further information regarding physical education (PE) teachers' perceptions of incorporating music in PE lessons and to evaluate the influence of music on the classroom environment using a qualitative approach. Method: Electronic survey interviews were conducted with 26 veteran PE instructors (10 male, 16 female), from 7…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Music, Classroom Techniques
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Swars, Susan L.; Smith, Stephanie Z.; Smith, Marvin E.; Carothers, Jody; Myers, Kayla – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
Many in the field of mathematics education call for elementary schools to have elementary mathematics specialists (EMSs) who provide needed mathematical expertise and support for children and teachers. EMSs serve as a reasonable, immediate alternative to the challenges generated by elementary teachers needing improved mathematical knowledge for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Zuckerman, Sarah J.; Wicox, Kristen Campbell; Schiller, Kathryn S.; Durand, Francesca T. – Journal of Research in Rural Education, 2018
Rural schools have repeatedly been subjected to standardizing state and federal education policies that seek to minimize variance in instructional systems and increase the number of college- and career-ready graduates. The Race to the Top policy agenda combined standards-based and accountability-based reforms to meet these objectives and once…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Policy, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Turkan, Sultan; de Jong, Ester J. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
Research indicates that many English learners (ELs) have not been effectively supported in meeting their academic learning goals. This explains, in part, the growing interest and corresponding research on the essential teacher knowledge-base for teaching ELs. Despite the attention paid to this issue, research on preservice teachers' reasoning and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Mede, Enisa – Education 3-13, 2017
This study investigated the perceived beliefs and reported practices of fourth-grade English teachers in primary (elementary) public schools in Turkey. Significantly, it aimed to examine the participating K-4 English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' beliefs about the developmentally appropriate and inappropriate practices, discover the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Evans-Palmer, Teri E.; Shen, Mei-Yi – Africa Education Review, 2017
This study examined a five-year project initiated by the Women's Global Connection (WGC) to train pre-primary teachers in schools serving HIV/AIDS orphans in Zambia. The researchers evaluated the contextual factors of the training initiative to clarify why some teachers possess high self-efficacy, while others do not. The article analyses the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions
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