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Scales, Roya Qualls; Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Young, Janet; Smetana, Linda; Grisham, Dana L.; Lenski, Susan; Dobler, Elizabeth; Yoder, Karen Kreider; Chambers, Sandra A. – Reading Psychology, 2017
This longitudinal study, framed by activity theory, examines what seven novice teachers' talk and actions reveal about their literacy teaching practices then delves into mediating influences of the teaching context. Utilizing collective, multi-case methods, data sources included interviews, observations, and artifacts. Findings indicate novices…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Longitudinal Studies, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Golden, Laura; Harris, Barbara; Mercado-Garcia, Diana; Boyle, Andrea; Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson; O'Day, Jennifer – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2014
The Study of School Turnaround examines the improvement process in a purposive sample of 35 case study schools receiving federal funds through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program over a three-year period (2010-11 to 2012-13 school years). This evaluation brief focuses on 11 of these SIG schools with high proportions of English Language…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Federal Aid, Grants
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Pashiardis, Petros; Savvides, Vassos; Lytra, Eleni; Angelidou, Kakia – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2011
The purpose of this article is twofold as it aims to compliment the effort of identifying the personal qualities and professional competencies generic to effective school leaders and to contribute to the comparison of effective leadership in diverse cultural contexts. Five examples of successful school principals in rural primary schools in Cyprus…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Interviews, Leadership Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
Chou, Chiou-hui – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2008
Teaching English in elementary schools has been an important educational policy in Asian countries over the past several decades. This study investigates how in-service teachers in elementary schools conceptualize their practical knowledge about English teaching in Taiwan. It provides examples of experiences and practical knowledge that English…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Educational Policy