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Malin, Joel R.; Paralkar, Vijay Keshaorao – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2017
The importance of intermediation between communities primarily engaged in research production and those primarily engaged in practice is increasingly acknowledged, yet our understanding of the nature and influence of this work in education remains limited. Accordingly, this study utilizes case study methodology and aspires to understand the…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Case Studies, Leaders, Research and Development
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Waring, Scott M.; Bentley, Courtney C. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine a group of fifth graders experiences, beliefs, and opinions during the construction of digital historical agent profiles. This research study examined a project in which students were engaged in the learning of historical content and were asked to convey information about the life of someone from the past…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Class Activities, Worksheets, Case Studies
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Tsai, Fu-Hsing; Yu, Kuang-Chao; Hsiao, Hsien-Sheng – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
This study developed an educational online game, Super Delivery, targeting knowledge about saving electricity, and conducted case studies of eight sixth-grade students using this game to explore the factors influencing the effectiveness of students' knowledge acquisition in digital game-based learning (DGBL). This study followed Miles and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Computer Games, Outcomes of Education
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Jacka, Lisa; Booth, Kate – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
Virtual worlds are highly immersive, engaging and popular computer mediated environments being explored by children and adults. Why then aren't more teachers using virtual worlds in the classroom with primary and secondary school students? Reasons often cited are the learning required to master the technology, low-end graphics cards, poor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Security, Educational Technology, Regional Programs
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Churchill, Daniel; Khoo, Kay Yong – Journal of International Education Research, 2012
This paper reports on case studies of four primary school children and their digital practices in Hong Kong. The study explored how the participating children view and represent through digital text in the context of their out-of-school technology use. Understanding how these practices extended into their English language classrooms was explicated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Auerbach, Susan; Collier, Shartriya – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: As accountability pressures have mounted toward ever-higher targets under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, low-achieving schools have sought new tools for raising achievement. The association between parent involvement and student achievement is well established, though the association is an indirect relationship mediated…
Descriptors: Accountability, Immigrants, Reading Skills, Family Literacy
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Figg, Candace; Jamani, Kamini Jaipal – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
Two approaches to teaching with technology to highlight practice-based teacher knowledge and actions for teaching technologically enhanced lessons are presented. Participants were two elementary pre-service teachers teaching during practicum. Qualitative data sources included verbatim transcripts of participant interviews, field notes of planning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Teacher Characteristics, Educational Technology
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Shepherd, Katharine; Salembier, George – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2011
While the basic tenets of the RtI model are well-established in the literature, few studies have been conducted to describe its implementation in rural schools. We conducted a qualitative study in three rural schools that had been designated as pilot sites by our state department of education. A cross-case analysis of the data collected through…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Educational Improvement, Rural Schools, Case Studies