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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
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
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