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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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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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Delgado, Manuel Lopez – International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 2015
This study explored the Mexican system to appoint school leaders from a perspective that could consider its positive aspects and as well as its shortcomings. This research was framed as an exploratory case study. Three types of participants were interviewed: five aspiring heads, twelve incumbent heads, and four administrators of the promotion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Educational Administration, Personnel Selection
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Silas-Casillas, Juan Carlos; Perales-Franco, Cristina – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2014
Even in marginalized towns it is possible to find school communities that have developed relationships that encourage the construction of institutional cultures and management structures prone to superior academic performance compared to others within the same context. This paper presents the findings of a qualitative research project conducted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Role, Qualitative Research
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Garcia, I.; Pacheco, C. – Computers & Education, 2013
Many courses for elementary school are based upon teacher presentation and explanation of basic topics, rather than allowing students to develop their own knowledge. This traditional model may turn elementary-level lessons into an extremely theoretical, boring and non-effective process. In this context, research in mathematics elementary education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Constructivism (Learning), Mathematics Education
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Skivington, Michael – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
This study sought to better understand the cultural meaning of adulthood and disability in a large city in central Mexico. Using an ethnographic case study research design that included interviews and observations, this study addressed the research question: What is the cultural meaning and accompanying challenges of becoming an adult with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries, Social Services
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Wessels, Stephanie; Holmes, Melissa; Herrera, Socorro – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2011
This microethnographic case study focuses on patterns of interpretation and decision making of undergraduate preservice teachers as they participated in observations, co-teaching, and teaching in elementary schools in northern Mexico. At the core, this study explores the deeply embedded assumptions preservice teachers may bring to new…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Study Abroad, Classroom Techniques, Case Studies
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Teague, Brad L.; Smith, Patrick H.; Jiménez, Robert T. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2010
This study documented the writing practices of students in a Mexican elementary school and identified participants' attitudes toward different forms of writing. Data included observations in two classrooms as well as interviews with six case-study children and their parents. Results revealed copious writing in the school including dictations,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Writing Instruction, Writing Attitudes