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Weiss, Dina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Aspiring teachers seeking licensure in New York State are required to prepare a portfolio of materials demonstrating their readiness to teach during their student teaching clinical experience, as per edTPA (a teacher performance assessment developed by Stanford University). This research considered how cooperating teachers in the student teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Portfolios (Background Materials), Cooperating Teachers
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Tam, Vicky C.; Chan, Jackie W. W.; Li, Sandy C.; Pow, Jacky – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
The application of information and communication technology (ICT) in education has been gaining attention worldwide. Educators and school administrators are interested in the myriad possibilities offered by new technologies to enrich teaching materials and to provide ubiquitous learning environments to enhance students' learning. This case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Davis, Susan – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
This case study reports on an arts-based project called "Tree-Mappa," one that sought to engage primary-school children in learning about their local environment through significant trees. Pedagogical approaches featured the use of arts-based strategies as the means for activating cognitive and affective responses and learning. The frame…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Schlaack, Nicole; Steele, Jamie Simpson – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
Many classroom teachers turn to arts integration as a method for meeting multiple learning objectives but are less than prepared to do so. The "Collaborative Residency" program offered classroom teachers an intensive course of study through collaborative work with teaching artists as they co-planned and co-taught arts integrated units…
Descriptors: Art Education, Team Teaching, Integrated Curriculum, Faculty Development
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Sant, Edda; Davies, Ian – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
Youth councils are examined as spaces of citizenship education where young people are educated as political subjects. At a time of political and economic instability data were collected in a Catalan city through tests and focus groups involving 112 students, three teachers and two youth council managers during one academic year. Students'…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Politics, Citizen Participation, Mixed Methods Research
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Allison, Elizabeth; Goldston, M. Jenice – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
This study investigates the convergence of multiliteracies and scientific practices in a fifth grade classroom. As students' lives become increasingly multimodal, diverse, and globalized, the traditional notions of literacy must be revisited (New London Group 1996). With the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Elementary School Science, Scientific Literacy
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Gee, Kathy; Gonsier-Gerdin, Jean – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the experiences and perceptions of 10 first-year teachers who had been trained to provide evidence-based practices, including integrated services and supports, and subsequently took jobs in self-contained, special education elementary and middle-school classrooms designated for students with…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Qualitative Research, Beginning Teachers, Evidence Based Practice
Thomas, Diona C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Technology is now being utilized in schools in an effort to address the lack of engagement most students have experienced in mathematics when learning foundational skills at the elementary school level. While there are a number of studies that have described teacher perceptions of engagement through the use of technology during the school day,…
Descriptors: Role, After School Programs, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Skills
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Nkambule, Gugulethu; Amsterdam, Christina – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This paper explores support in primary schools in a single South African school district. The literature suggests an increased need for educator support in South Africa due to a myriad of curricular changes in the aftermath of apartheid, as well as a teacher corps that is ill-prepared for the demands posed by curricular reform. Documented research…
Descriptors: School Districts, Focus Groups, Interviews, Workshops
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Zuckerman, Sarah J.; Wicox, Kristen Campbell; Schiller, Kathryn S.; Durand, Francesca T. – Journal of Research in Rural Education, 2018
Rural schools have repeatedly been subjected to standardizing state and federal education policies that seek to minimize variance in instructional systems and increase the number of college- and career-ready graduates. The Race to the Top policy agenda combined standards-based and accountability-based reforms to meet these objectives and once…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Policy, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Langdon, Frances J. – Teacher Development, 2017
While studies have shown that mentoring is central to new teacher development, few investigations have examined what mentors learn about themselves as mentors. The purpose of the study was to illuminate mentor learning. The article reports on two case studies that investigated the development of mentoring expertise over a two-year period. During…
Descriptors: Mentors, Faculty Development, Action Research, Case Studies
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Hopkins, Michael; Provenzano, Anthony M.; Spencer, Michael S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the benefits, challenges, program characteristics and instructional approaches of an El Sistema inspired (ESI) after-school string program developed as a university-school partnership. Case study methodology was used to examine the program. Fifth-grade students received 75 minutes of after-school…
Descriptors: After School Programs, College School Cooperation, Music Teachers, Musicians
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Sawyer, Amanda G. – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2017
From 2007 to 2009, the United States experienced one of the greatest economic declines reported in the previous decades, known as the Great Recession (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012). While a great deal of media attention focused on the immediate financial effects of the recession, little discussion was made about the influence of this crisis…
Descriptors: Economic Impact, Economic Factors, Elementary Education, Educational Practices
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Hutton, Eve; Soan, Sue – Education 3-13, 2017
This article describes an evaluation of universal resources designed to support motor development in Reception and Year 1 children. Four schools (Year R-Year 6) in the South East of England, three with high numbers of disadvantaged children participated. Senior leadership influenced take up of the initiative. Health and well-being practitioners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development
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Scott, Catherine M. – Journal of School Choice, 2017
More than 6,000 charter schools exist in the United States, and of these 120 are Montessori charter schools. When studying charter school practices, researchers often examine issues such as performance accountability measures and effectiveness of charter school curricula. In doing so, the outcomes often overlook the challenges for teachers as they…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Accountability
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