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Mangiante, Elaine Silva – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2015
This case study examined planning decisions made and challenges faced by an elementary teacher in a high-poverty urban district to promote students' adoption of social norms of interaction for scientific discourse. Through interviews, document analyses, and observations during a science unit, the findings indicated that the teacher's planning…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Urban Teaching, Behavior Standards
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Huddleston, Andrew P. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
The author uses Bourdieu's concepts of field, capital, and habitus to analyze how students, parents, teachers, and administrators are responding to Georgia's test-based grade retention policy in reading at one Georgia elementary school. In this multiple case study, the author interviewed, observed, and collected documents regarding ten fifth…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, State Policy, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Teachers
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Chen, YuChun; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
Previous research had indicated that pre-service teachers (PTs) with coaching orientations reinforced sexism and masculine bias while employing the sport education (SE) model. The purpose of the current study was to examine whether or not and the degree to which SE delivered by PTs with teaching orientations served to combat or reinforce sexism…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Athletics, Case Studies, Physical Education Teachers
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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
Dasdemir, Ikramettin – Online Submission, 2014
This study was conducted to explore the science and technology teachers' views on the implementation of 5th grade science course. Open-ended questions were used as a data collection tool. The study sample consisted of 28 science and technology teachers working in Erzurum in 2012-2013 education year. The data gathered were analysed via content…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers
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
Mildenhall, Paula; Hackling, Mark – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
This paper reports on the analysis of a study of a professional learning intervention focussing on computational estimation. Using a multiple case study design it was possible to describe the impact of the intervention of students' beliefs and computational estimation performance. The study revealed some noteworthy impacts on computational…
Descriptors: Intervention, Faculty Development, Computation, Foreign Countries