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Kinsella, Benjamin – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
This case study focuses on one primarily Latino public primary school in New Jersey that waived the state's bilingual education requirement and implemented a curricular alternative, comprised of bilingual and monolingual English classrooms. A corpus was generated from one-to-one interviews (N = 8) with administrators and teachers, as well as…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computational Linguistics, Hispanic American Students, Language Attitudes
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Hajisoteriou, Christina; Karousiou, Christiana; Angelides, Panayiotis – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Contemporary phenomena, including modernization, globalization, and migration, have altered the sociopolitical and cultural conditions of schooling. Schools are called upon to respond to such change through improvement efforts fostering intercultural education. To this end, this research examines school actors' perceptions of the successful…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Educational Improvement
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Mingren, Zhao; Shiquan, Fu – Chinese Education & Society, 2018
The quality of rural teachers is a key factor affecting the quality of rural education. A better understanding of rural teachers is the basis for strengthening their development. It is possible to obtain a more holistic understanding of rural teachers' work and life through their identity. Based on a wealth of case-based information, rural teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Professional Identity, Elementary School Teachers
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Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how US school leaders and teachers make sense of multiple accountability policies, including the Common Core State Standards and teacher evaluation, and how this process relates to school priorities and classroom practice. Design/methodology/approach: This study uses a comparative case study…
Descriptors: Principals, Accountability, Educational Policy, Academic Standards
Cowdrick, Kara E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using the sociocultural theoretical framework of activity theory, this intrinsic case study sought to investigate how administrators, mainstream teachers, and English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) teachers in one school support newcomers' English language proficiency growth. Newcomers are English learners (ELs) who moved to the United…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Social Theories, English Language Learners
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Borgerding, Lisa A.; Raven, Sara – Science Education, 2018
Many standards documents and learning progressions recommend evolution learning in elementary grades. Given young children's interest in dinosaurs and other fossils, fossil investigations can provide a rich entry into evolutionary biology for young learners. Educational psychology literature has addressed children's reasoning about foundational…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Summer Programs, Case Studies
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Szeto, Elson; Cheng, Annie Yan Ni – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Empirical research on leadership for social justice is in progress in many parts of the world. The purpose of this paper is to explore principals' school-leadership journeys in response to social-justice issues caused by specific contextual changes at times of uncertainty. It seeks to answer the following key questions: What…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Social Justice, Leadership
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Wetzel, Melissa Mosley; Hoffman, James V.; Roach, Audra K.; Russell, Katie – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This longitudinal study explores how one university's practice-based teacher preparation program prepared literacy teachers to develop practical knowledge for teaching and how that knowledge was tested and adapted in the first years of teaching. To understand change, we identified and analyzed points of tension, challenge, or dissonance in the…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Reflection, Teacher Education Programs, Longitudinal Studies
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Crawford, Emily R. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This case study focuses on a 2008 incident where Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) vans appeared near a K-5 elementary school. It was the first time school personnel experienced the impact of federal immigration agents policing illegality in their school community, and the event set off a chain of decision-making choices as to how…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Law Enforcement, Undocumented Immigrants, Principals
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Mak, Pauline; Wong, Kevin M. – ELT Journal, 2018
Portfolio assessment (PA) is promulgated as a useful tool to promote learning through assessment. While the benefits of PA are well documented, there is a lack of empirical research on how students' self-regulation can be effectively fostered in writing classrooms, and how the use of PA can develop students' self-regulated capacities. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metacognition
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Ucus, Sukran – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Creativity is the critical point to developing innovative and effective citizens and children in learning social studies. The purpose of this study is to explore how creativity is promoted in social studies classrooms for young children and to research teachers' opinions and interpretations of creativity in Turkish elementary schools. The study…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Creativity, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Bozic, Nick; Lawthom, Rebecca; Murray, Janice – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Since the 1990s many strength-based assessments (for example, inventories, checklists, interview schedules) have been developed for use with children and young people, but these have offered a limited appraisal of the contexts in which strengths are present. In this study a new form of contextualised strength-based assessment was used within the…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Interviews, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Hess, Juliet – Music Education Research, 2018
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra presents a series of youth concerts each year to introduce and attract younger audiences to the symphony. Music teachers often attend these concerts with students, and the importance of such experiences is frequently emphasised and normalised. This article explores the historical roots of the following relations,…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music Teachers, Social Bias
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Gudiño Paredes, Sandra – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
This exploratory study aimed to describe the impact of the 'Science in Family project', as a transformative learning model for science teachers trying to improve student's attitudes toward STEM subjects. This study took place in a public elementary school in Monterrey, Mexico, which has been developing this project for more than thirteen years…
Descriptors: Models, Science Instruction, Transformative Learning, STEM Education
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Mangiante, Elaine Silva – Research in Science Education, 2018
The intent of national efforts to frame science education standards is to promote students' development of scientific practices and conceptual understanding for their future role as scientifically literate citizens (NRC 2012). A guiding principle of science education reform is that all students receive equitable opportunities to engage in rigorous…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Urban Schools, Science Education
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