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Millican, J. Si – Journal of Music Teacher Education, 2017
The purpose of this case study was to describe how one band director used pedagogical content knowledge while working with beginning-band students to help them develop the skill of playing brass lip slurs. Data were generated from (1) video recordings of each class over two different weeks during the school year, (2) "think aloud"…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Music Education, Music Teachers, Case Studies
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Fletcher, Jo – Education 3-13, 2017
Young adolescents are at a critical stage in their schooling. They are consolidating and improving their reading skills. By exploring what supports these 11- to 13-year-old students in reading from a wider systemic perspective, educators and policy-makers can better understand the complex factors which support reading development. This article…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Reading Skills
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Vermeulen, Cornelis; Meyer, Bronwin – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This article reports on a study that investigated the extent to which 57 Grade 6 students at a particular school have misconceptions regarding equality, with the equal sign as focus. It also investigated this school's three Grade 5 and 6 teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching regarding equality, again focusing on the equal sign. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 6, Mathematics Education
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Kennedy, Eugene; Smolinsky, Lawrence – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
This article presents results of a case study of a math circle designed for low income, minority students from an inner city middle school. The students were 6th, 7th and 8th grade African American and Hispanic males enrolled in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics focused charter school. The study focused on the impact of…
Descriptors: Males, Middle School Students, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Howard, Christy – Reading Horizons, 2016
This study represents the practices of a middle school social studies teacher as she focuses on integrating questioning, reading, and writing in her content area. This teacher uses literacy strategies to engage students in practices of reading multiple texts and writing to showcase learning. She creates opportunities for students to make…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literacy Education, Middle School Teachers, Social Studies
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Rubino-Hare, Lori A.; Whitworth, Brooke A.; Bloom, Nena E.; Claesgens, Jennifer M.; Fredrickson, Kristi M.; Sample, James C. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
This case study described teachers with varying technology skills who were implementing the use of geospatial technology (GST) within project-based instruction (PBI) at varying grade levels and contexts 1 to 2 years following professional development. The sample consisted of 10 fifth- to ninth-grade teachers. Data sources included artifacts,…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Shaw, Julia T. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2016
This article is based on a multiple embedded case study, the purpose of which was to explore adolescent choral students' perceptions of culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) in three demographically contrasting choirs of an urban nonprofit children's choir organization. The case presented here focused on an after-school choir situated in a Puerto…
Descriptors: Singing, Adolescents, Music, Music Education
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Albright, Richard L. – Journal of School Counseling, 2016
General education, middle school students' experience and outcomes related to their participation in adventure based counseling (ABC) were investigated through the use of qualitative research case study design. Research questions examine what students expect, experience, and perceive as the impact of an adventure based intervention. Analysis of…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Middle School Students, Adventure Education
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Girit, Dilek; Akyuz, Didem – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2016
Studies reveal that students as well as teachers have difficulties in understanding and learning of decimals. The purpose of this study is to investigate students' as well as pre-service teachers' solution strategies when solving a question that involves an estimation task for the value of a decimal number on the number line. We also examined the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Buchanan, Rohanna; Ruppert, Traci; Cariveau, Tom – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
Middle school students with emotional and behavioral disorders are at risk for myriad negative outcomes. Transitioning between schools may increase risk for students being reintegrated into their neighborhood school. The current study seeks to inform supports for students and their families during these transitions. Students With Involved Families…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Case Studies, Middle School Students, Behavior Disorders
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Riedinger, Kelly – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
In this exploratory case study, I investigated the ways that youth engaged in negotiating their identity during learning conversations at an informal science education camp. In particular, I was interested in exploring the ways that youth positioned themselves within their learning group and how this influenced their identities as learners of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Identification (Psychology), Science Education, Informal Education
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Tarman, Bulent; Kuran, Burcin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
It can be argued that very important changes have been made to textbooks which were rearranged according to the theory of constructivism during the 2004-2005 academic year. The aim of this change was to enable students to acquire high-order cognitive skills. In this study, by using Bloom taxonomy, the pre-reading and reflection (assessment)…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning)
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Hutchison, Amy C.; Woodward, Lindsay – Computers in the Schools, 2014
The Common Core State Standards produce a need to understand how digital tools can support literacy instruction. The purpose of this case study was to explore how a language arts teacher's integration of computers and iPads empowered and constrained her and the resulting classroom instruction. Constraining factors included (a) inadequate…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Technology Uses in Education, Performance Factors, Barriers
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Barone, Toni-Ann; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert; Brasco, Robert – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
The present case study investigated the impact of a short-term summer literacy approach on writing performance and self-perception of writing for young adolescents of low-income families residing in urban housing projects. The approach offered intensive literacy engagement to offset summer achievement loss; assisted ethnic-minority, low…
Descriptors: Writing Achievement, Self Concept, Low Income Groups, Case Studies
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Ellerbrock, Cheryl; Kiefer, Sarah M.; Alley, Kathleen M. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2014
This qualitative case study (N = 24) analyzed in what ways school-based interpersonal relationships may have helped to set the foundation for young adolescents' belonging within 1 large, diverse urban sixth through eighth grade middle school. Eighteen students (11-14 years old), 5 teachers, and 1 administrator were individually interviewed in the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Early Adolescents, Urban Schools
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