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Sibanda, Lucy – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The underperformance of South African learners in literacy and numeracy is a cause of concern, especially at the transition from Grade 3 to Grade 4. At Grade 4 in South Africa, the majority of learners begin learning in English, which to them is an additional language posing transition challenges of a linguistic nature. The sustained poor…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Scales, Roya Qualls; Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Young, Janet; Smetana, Linda; Grisham, Dana L.; Lenski, Susan; Dobler, Elizabeth; Yoder, Karen Kreider; Chambers, Sandra A. – Reading Psychology, 2017
This longitudinal study, framed by activity theory, examines what seven novice teachers' talk and actions reveal about their literacy teaching practices then delves into mediating influences of the teaching context. Utilizing collective, multi-case methods, data sources included interviews, observations, and artifacts. Findings indicate novices…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Longitudinal Studies, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods
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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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Judge, Miriam – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
The increasing popularity of tablets in society generally has sparked much interest in their educational potential and while a number of studies on the use of tablets in schools have been conducted world-wide most of these have been conducted in English-speaking and well-resourced education jurisdictions such as the UK, Australia, New Zealand and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods, Program Descriptions, Rural Areas
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Orosco, Michael J.; Abdulrahim, Naheed A. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
This study describes the word-problem solving instruction of one elementary special education teacher of Latino English Language Learners (Latino ELLs) with mathematics learning disabilities (MLD) in an urban school setting. This study was situated in a culturally responsive teaching framework. In investigating this instruction with Latino ELLs…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Hispanic American Students
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Hartman, Rita J.; Johnston, Elizabeth; Hill, Marty – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
A descriptive case study approach is employed using a content analysis of the blogs of 36 school leaders who took part in the 2016-2017 Shadow a Student Challenge project and follow up interviews of five of the school leaders. This research was used to explore and describe how an empathetic design approach provided a greater vantage point for…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Change, School Culture, Empathy
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Barreto, Daisyane; Vasconcelos, Lucas; Orey, Michael – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: With video games being a source of leisure and learning, educators and researchers alike are interested in understanding children's motivation for playing video games as a way to learn. This study explores student motivation and engagement levels in playing two math video games in the game "Club Penguin." Method: This is a…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Games
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Ciuffetelli Parker, Darlene – Cogent Education, 2017
The study examines the impact of professional development on the topic of poverty in one high poverty school community located in a small city in southern Ontario, Canada. It considers narrative-based experiences of teachers' collaborative inquiry on literacy practices after a significant amount of professional development was provided to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Poverty, Social Justice, Literacy
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Pica-Smith, Cinzia; Antognazza, Davide; Marland, Joshua J.; Crescentini, Alberto – Cogent Education, 2017
This cross-cultural and cross-sectional study investigated Italian and US children's perceptions of interethnic and interracial friendships, also known as intergroup friendships. A total sample of 226 children attending two urban, elementary schools in a middle-sized Northeastern US city and a middle-sized northern Italian city, were interviewed…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Friendship, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Cogent Education, 2017
This study used interviews, observations and documentary evidence to analyze the professional learning of sixteen elementary school English teachers and two expert teachers during the pre-observation conference, observation, and post-observation conference from three-step teaching demonstrations. This study has the following major findings. First,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, English Teachers, Professional Education
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Huchting, Karen K.; Cunningham, Matthew P.; Aldana, Ursula S.; Ruiz, Delmy – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
Archdioceses and dioceses around the United States continue to brainstorm innovative ways to market their schools in an education system that provides a number of choices to parents and their children. Applying Wenger's (1998) learning theory entitled Communities of Practice (COPs), the purpose of this case study was to investigate one such plan…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Consortia, Catholic Schools, Elementary Schools
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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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Mistry, Malini; Sood, Krishan – Management in Education, 2017
This study investigated the leadership skills Early Years leaders demonstrated through their daily practice of teaching, assessing and teamwork within their setting. It explored how revealing the potential of Early Years leaders could have a positive impact on the leadership practice of other leaders in the same setting to improve pupil outcomes.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, Elementary Education, Leadership Qualities
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Carrier, Sarah J.; Whitehead, Ashley N.; Walkowiak, Temple A.; Luginbuhl, Sarah C.; Thomson, Margareta M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the contributions of pre-service teachers' memories of science and science education, combined with their experiences in a STEM-focused teacher preparation programme, to their developing identities as elementary school teachers of science. Data collected over three years include a series of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction
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de Koster, Sandra; Volman, Monique; Kuiper, Els – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
The integration of technology into the classroom remains a challenge for those involved. A concept-guided approach to the development of technology has been suggested as a way of meeting this challenge. This multiple case study was performed in the context of a project in which five elementary schools in The Netherlands with a school concept that…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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