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Gray, Nancy L.; Gardiner, Mary E. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The purpose of the study was to examine educator-peer social relationships within the context of the organization and to consider the role of the school administrator in establishing collegial and caring relationships. The study was a critical collective case study of six educators--administrators and teachers--in U.S. schools. Through interviews,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship
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Rainville, Alice Jo; King, Amber D.; Nettles, Mary Frances – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2013
Purpose/Objectives: A national trend to improve school breakfast participation is the integration of breakfast within the school day. Breakfast in the classroom programs increase student access to school breakfast. Service models include "grab and go," distribution of breakfasts to each classroom, and mobile breakfast carts in hallways.…
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Nutrition, Case Studies, Program Effectiveness
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Forlin, Chris; Sin, Kenneth Kuen-Fung; Maclean, Rupert – Australasian Journal of Special Education, 2013
In this paper the authors employ a case study approach to investigate the transition process for a student with special educational needs from a Hong Kong subsidised primary school into a secondary school. An analysis of transcripts from individual and focus group interviews with the student, his parents, his 4 primary teachers and his 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Bicknell, Brenda; Riley, Tracy – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
This study addresses school transition in New Zealand for 15 students identified as mathematically gifted and talented. The findings are drawn from a two-year study that included student, parent, and teacher perspectives, and an examination of school policies, programs, and practices. Students felt well prepared for the transition although not all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Mathematics Skills, Longitudinal Studies
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Karnezou, Maria; Avgitidou, Sofia; Kariotoglou, Petros – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2013
There is a growing body of research examining the impact of science field trips on pupils' learning in science education and the factors that influence their success. However, there is a limited number of studies that focus on the way teachers' beliefs influence their practices in an informal science-learning venue. This research aimed to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
Ramful, Ajay; Nenduradu, Rajeev – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2013
While previous work in the domain of proportional reasoning has primarily focused on the coordination of integer quantities, this study investigates how students coordinate fractional quantities. Fine-grained analysis of two seventh graders' responses to a set of systematically designed proportional tasks, shows how their knowledge of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Logic, Computation
Butler, Susan M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
The study compares faculty and school demographics in selected high school science classrooms to expand the research on women with careers in science. The classrooms are either situated in "high need Local Education Agencies" or the classrooms are situated in "low-performing schools," as categorized by the Florida Department of…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Rural Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Falloon, Garry – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
In late 2006, the New Zealand Government embarked on a series of initiatives to explore how the resources and expertise of eight, small, state-owned science research institutes could be combined efficiently to support science teaching in schools. Programmes were developed to enable students and teachers to access and become involved in local…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Sustainability, Scientists, Research and Development Centers
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Coombs, Dawan – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2012
Building on the principles of philosophical hermeneutics, Ricoeur (1984) used the concept of narrative to explain how individuals interpret their experiences and make sense of seemingly disconnected elements of life by turning them into the stories. Narrative identities represent the coming together of the stories individuals tell, as well as…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Personal Narratives, Reading Difficulties, Adolescents
Scott, Caitlin; Dibner, Kenne – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Two schools in Michigan received ARRA SIG (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act School Improvement Grants) funds to enable them to implement their improvement efforts. This paper describes the outcomes of these two ARRA SIG recipient schools: (1) Phoenix Elementary-Middle School; and (2) Arthur Hill High School. The experiences of these…
Descriptors: Grants, High Schools, Elementary Schools, Case Studies
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Schmid, Euline Cutrim; Whyte, Shona – Language Learning & Technology, 2012
Recent CALL research suggests that the arrival of new technologies in the language classroom has led to an increased dominance of the socio-constructivist paradigm (Felix, 2006). Borg (2006) suggests, however, that the hegemony of this paradigm may not extend beyond well-researched university and private ESL contexts. The present study tests this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Video Technology, Constructivism (Learning)
Caven, Meghan; Checkoway, Amy; Fisman, Lianne; Gamse, Beth; Fountain, Alyssa Rulf – Abt Associates, 2012
The Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time (ELT) initiative was launched in 2005, and it provides grants to selected schools across multiple districts to increase instructional time by at least 300 hours per academic year. Participating schools receive an additional $1,300 per student to lengthen the day and/or year. Schools are expected to use the…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Extended School Day, Extended School Year
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Nyoni, Tsitsi; Nyoni, Mika – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2012
The research looks at the phenomenon of composite classes as experienced by the Murezi community. To gather the required data and to have an in-depth understanding of the Murezi school experience, the case study was employed and the questionnaire, interview and on-site observations were employed as data gathering instruments. The three were used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Age Grouping, Case Studies, Questionnaires
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Isherwood, Robert S.; Barger-Anderson, Richard; Erickson, Matthew – Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, 2012
Qualitative research was conducted in a large suburban school district implementing co-teaching as a new service delivery model for special education. Researchers examined the changes that resulted from the new service delivery model using a socio-technical systems lens. This framework views schools as open systems that contain a structural, task,…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Qualitative Research, Suburban Schools, Special Education
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Abdul Aziz, Fazhuda – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2012
This case study of four B.Ed TESL Overseas Link Degree trainee teachers was undertaken with the intention of discovering what goes on in the classroom in terms of the trainee teachers' classroom interactions in relation to their questioning techniques and responses. This is looked at how much of thinking is being encouraged and how much of the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Preservice Teachers, Computer Software, Case Studies
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