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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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Okilwa, Nathern; Barnett, Bruce – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how Robbins ES has sustained high academic performance over almost 20 years despite several changes in principals. Design/methodology/approach: The paper analyzed longitudinal data based on: state-level academic and demographic data; two earlier studies of the school; and recent interviews with…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Elementary Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Urban Schools
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Howard, Rachael M. – Reading Improvement, 2017
This research investigated reading support and book preferences of fourth grade English language learners (ELLs) who were struggling readers. This qualitative research focused on three case studies. Interviews were conducted to explore ELLs' perceptions on reading motivation, reading programs, and types of support they received. Descriptions of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, English Language Learners, Reading Difficulties
Roberson, Eura S. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Response to Intervention (RtI) has been widely accepted by many school districts in the United States as an instructional method that can be used to consistently decrease learning gaps and ultimately enhance learning for all students. Though implementation of RtI as an instructional method has not been legally mandated, many school districts have…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, General Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Kadakia, Geeta Gupta – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In response to the low passing rate of its students with disabilities, administrators at a small urban elementary school in south Texas implemented coteaching. Guided by Nonaka and Takeuchi's collaborative learning framework, this qualitative instrumental case study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of collaborative teaching in the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Team Teaching, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Disabilities
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DeMatthews, David Edward – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background/Context: Previous research has focused on the importance of a social justice leadership approach to improve schools that serve marginalized students, but less attention has been focused on potential dilemmas associated with social justice leadership and the ways in which principals prioritize when dilemmas or challenges arise.…
Descriptors: Principals, Social Justice, Administrator Role, Foreign Countries
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Hurlbut, Amanda R.; Tunks, Jeanne – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2016
Response to intervention (RTI) is a general education intervention system used by classroom teachers to assist struggling learners and provide individualized, academic support to help all students succeed academically. This process is also vital as a prereferral process as a prerequisite to special education referrals and eligibility…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Curriculum, Response to Intervention, Mathematics Education
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Wilkerson, Trena L.; Cooper, Susan; Gupta, Dittika; Montgomery, Mark; Mechell, Sara; Arterbury, Kristin; Moore, Sherrie; Baker, Betty Ruth; Sharp, Pat T. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examines the effect varying models have on student understanding of fractions. The study addressed the question of what students know and understand about fractional concepts through the use of discrete and continuous models. A sample of 54 students in kindergarten and 3rd grade were given an interview pretest, participated in…
Descriptors: Investigations, Mathematics, Mathematical Models, Elementary School Mathematics
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Bauml, Michelle – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
Considerable research suggests that standardizing curricular materials can undermine teachers' ability to facilitate learning. Nonetheless, U.S. school districts' curriculum guides have become increasingly standardized, with teachers being required to follow predetermined pacing calendars indicating which standards to teach during specific months,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Bauml, Michelle – New Educator, 2014
This qualitative case study describes how one beginning primary grade teacher benefited from collaborative lesson-planning meetings with her grade-level colleagues. The teacher accumulated knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy, and professional contexts as she participated in planning meetings each week during her first year of teaching. Furthermore,…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Arreguín-Anderson, María Guadalupe; Garza, Esther V. – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
In this study, the authors narrate the results of a linguistically accommodated environmental education workshop in which monolingual and bilingual preservice teachers were exposed to instruction in English and Spanish. The authors contend that environmental initiatives, such as Project Wildlife in Learning Design, can promote an understanding of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Bilingual Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
Perez, Malia Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) program was developed to address the need to effectively integrate second language acquisition with quality content area instruction. English language learners (ELLs) have struggled on standardized tests and there has been little empirical evidence regarding the impact of the ELPS program on…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Program Effectiveness, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency
Stanfield, Staci A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This exploratory case study was designed to investigate the implementation of an iPod touch pilot program in sixth grade science classrooms at an intermediate school in Southeast Texas. More specifically, this study explored the benefits and challenges associated with the utilization of iPod touch devices for students, teachers, and their campus…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Case Studies, Pilot Projects, Grade 6
Gonzalez, Minerva A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Peer victimization, a concern since the beginning of time, has historically been considered a rite of passage in learning to stand up for oneself. However, in the last 30 years, its negative effects on learning have become a pivotal issue in the design and format of social theories that support educators to user. Peer victimization is a…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Social Support Groups, Social Cognition
Sweeny, Shannon P. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Recent research has shown that emphasizing the importance of effort for learning mathematics can have positive effects on students' achievement, engagement and sense of competence (Dweck, 2010; Middleton & Jansen, 2011; National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 2008). In order for teachers to focus on the importance of effort, they need to believe…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mastery Learning, Teaching Methods
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