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Palmgren-Neuvonen, Laura; Jaakkola, Maarit; Korkeamäki, Riitta-Liisa – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This article reports a case study on sChOOLtv, an online television for primary and secondary schools that aims to bridge the media gap between in-school and out-of-school learning environments. Contrary to its creators' expectations, the number of published videos has not increased since its establishment. Furthermore, the videos were mostly…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Educational Technology, Educational Media
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Day, Thérèse; Prunty, Anita – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
While much progress has been made in relation to including students in mainstream education in Ireland, significant challenges remain. Despite positive attitudes, the implementation of effective inclusive practice at school level persists as one of the most pervasive challenges. This study investigated how six Irish schools, three primary and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Elementary Schools, Special Needs Students
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Bailey, Lucy – Journal of Research in International Education, 2015
Although there has been considerable research into expatriate children attending international schools, there has been little investigation into children who attend international schools within their own nation. Seeking to redress this imbalance, this article analyses interview data from a small-scale study of host country nationals attending an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, International Schools, Interviews, Foreign Nationals
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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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King, Donna; Ritchie, Stephen; Sandhu, Maryam; Henderson, Senka – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Science activities that evoke positive emotional responses make a difference to students' emotional experience of science. In this study, we explored 8th Grade students' discrete emotions expressed during science activities in a unit on Energy. Multiple data sources including classroom videos, interviews and emotion diaries completed at the end of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Activities, Emotional Response, Grade 8
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Feys, Ellen; Devos, Geert – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Incentivized collaboration, schools that receive incentives such as public funding or additional resources if they join a network, has become quite popular in Europe and North America (e.g. England, Flanders, United States). We used a comparative case study design to explore why schools would enter such an incentivized network and what role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Incentives, Networks
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Fairman, Janet C.; Mackenzie, Sarah V. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2015
This study elaborates the many ways that teachers lead work with colleagues to improve teaching and learning, and their understanding of their work as leadership. Through qualitative case studies of seven Maine schools and a review of the literature, the authors developed a conceptual model, Spheres of Teacher Leadership Action for Learning. They…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Influence, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Burke, Anne; Hardware, Shawnee – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2015
The increased presence of technology in school communities and children's lives poses a challenge to traditional teaching and learning tools. The present case study examines ways in which a classroom teacher, Marnie, conceptualised the use of a multiliteracies pedagogy (MLS) and a multimodal approach to elicit the lived experiences of her English…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, English (Second Language)
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Dedering, Kathrin – Improving Schools, 2015
The article focuses on school inspections as an instrument for school development and aims to clarify how schools cope with the results which are generated by it. It is based on the assumption that the specific situation of a school has an impact on how and in what way the results are received and dealt with in schools. In order to support this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, Educational Development, Case Studies
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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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Shah, Payal – Comparative Education Review, 2015
Delving into the "black box" of schooling can help us better understand the paradoxical reality that schooling for girls can be simultaneously empowering and disempowering. Despite recent interest in developing innovative research methodologies within the field of comparative education, there has been less attention to and reflexivity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Females, Adolescents
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Laxman, Kumar; Hughes, Peter – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2015
Derived initially from a strategic analysis of children's methods of counting, the New Zealand Numeracy Projects used, as a starting point for the professional development of teachers, a strategy framework that traces children's development in number reasoning. A pilot study indicated the usefulness of professional development where teachers use…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Numbers, Logical Thinking, Interviews
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Warin, Jo – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This article contributes to ongoing discussion of the Bourdieusian concept of cultural capital and current attempts to elaborate this concept and its derivatives. The paper identifies "identity capital", the capacity to create a narrative of social and self-awareness by constructing a flexible sense of self. This concept explains…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Cultural Capital, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies
Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, 2015
The potential use of computer-based assessments has raised concerns from educators, policymakers, and parents about information technology infrastructure in school districts and the preparation of staff and students to use new technologies for assessment purposes, and the potential impact of testing activities on core school functions,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Assessment, School Districts, Case Studies
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Beaver, Jessica K.; Weinbaum, Elliot H. – Educational Policy, 2015
Although much has been written about the potential benefits of effective data use in schools, considerably less attention has been paid to how schools make sense of the data generated from performance-based accountability measures. This article explores schools' usage of state test data, the intensity of data use, and the perceived utility of…
Descriptors: Data, Educational Improvement, Information Utilization, Tests
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