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Akin, Sibel; Calik, Basak; Engin-Demir, Cennet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Promoting active citizenship is seen as invaluable for educational practices in schools particularly in existing social, political, economic, and cultural context of Turkish society. The present study is part of a European Union project that aimed to help students develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to actively participate in…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Citizenship, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Wilcox, Kristen Campbell; Jeffery, Jill V.; Gardner-Bixler, Andrea – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
This multiple case study investigated how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for writing and teacher evaluation system based in part on CCSS assessments might be influencing writing instruction in elementary schools. The sample included nine schools: Six achieved above-predicted performance on English Language Arts (ELA) as well as prior ELA…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Common Core State Standards, Writing Instruction, Evaluation Methods
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Hagan, Daryl C.; Houchens, Gary – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
While research on faculty meetings is limited, existing literature suggests that meetings could be an arena where schools can address their most pressing challenges (Brandenburg, 2008; Michel, 2011; Riehl, 1998). Building on Macey and Schneider's (2008) Model of Employee Engagement and McGrath's Model of Group Effectiveness (1964), this case study…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Staff Meetings, Catholics, Self Concept
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Derrington, Mary Lynne – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2016
This case study describes how all leaders in one elementary school focused their collective work implementing a dramatically changed, state-mandated teacher-evaluation system. The article describes how multiple leaders created new professional development structures based on staff feedback and adapted exiting professional development structures to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Schools, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Loughland, Tony; Nguyen, Hoa Thi Mai – Teacher Development, 2016
There has been a call for effective professional learning to improve the quality of the science teaching of primary teachers in Australia. It seems from the literature that teaching science effectively is a challenging endeavour for primary teachers. Professional learning based on the instructional core framework is an emerging approach that has…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction
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Woods, E. Hayet J.; Martin, Barbara N. – Cogent Education, 2016
Examined through the lens of leadership, were the behaviors of a principal as perceived by stakeholders. The following themes emerged: (1) Educating the Whole Child, with the subthemes: (a) providing basic needs; (b) academic interventions based on achievement data; (c) an emphasis on reading; (d) extended academic time; and (e) relationships; and…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary Schools, Poverty, High Achievement
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Yao, Ru-Fen – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The main purposes of this one-year case study are to create learning environments for indigenous students through culture-based mathematics instructional modules, and what teachers' responds are in two tribes. The researcher leads sixteen in-service teachers and seven pre-service teachers to enter two indigenous tribes- "Cado" and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Educational Environment, Culturally Relevant Education
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Jaipal-Jamani, Kamini; Figg, Candace – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
This paper presents a case study of a technology professional development initiative and illustrates how a workshop approach based on technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) was adapted for professional learning at a school site. The case further documents how three middle school science teacher participants developed knowledge about…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Competencies
Öztürk, Mesut; Yilmaz, Gül Kaleli; Akkan, Yasar; Kaplan, Abdullah – Online Submission, 2015
The study was conducted to examine the views on the use of computers in mathematics courses teachers in multi grade schools. The case study method of qualitative research design was used in this study. 10 teachers in the Bayburt in Turkey participated in the study. Conducted interviews with teachers participating in the study and the observations…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies
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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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Block, Corrie Rebecca – Journal of Montessori Research, 2015
A public Montessori school is expected to demonstrate high student scores on standardized assessments to succeed in the current school accountability era. A problem for a public Montessori elementary school is how to make sense of the school's high-stakes assessment scores in terms of Montessori's unique educational approach. This case study…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Accountability, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests
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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
Stoilescu, Dorian – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
This research focus on aspects of equity related to the introduction of using technology in classrooms. Technology has the potential to support mathematics pedagogy with visual representations and offer modelling and simulation facilities, increasing the creativity of the learning and teaching processes (Kaput, Ness, & Hoyles, 2008; Stoilescu…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary School Mathematics
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Ersoy, Arife Figen – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Problem Statement: Turkey's passive and task-oriented approach to citizenship education, which has endured since the Ottoman Empire period, has begun to change into more active and democratic citizenship education since Turkey joined the European Union. Identifying the practical problems as well as describing the challenges when practicing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Democracy
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