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Fletcher, Jo; Nicholas, Karen – Education 3-13, 2018
ABSTRACT In New Zealand schools, the focus continues to be on improving the reading achievement of all students situated across a range of socio-economic groups. This is particularly so for our young adolescent students, where research investigations have indicated some concerning trends which influence reading development for this age group. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Early Adolescents, Case Studies
Michel, Jimmy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since 2007, many U.S. music education programs have been negatively affected by budget reductions at the local, state, and national levels. Although researchers have studied the effect of budget reductions on music education, they have not widely examined the perspectives of teachers who have experienced these reductions. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Retrenchment
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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Kontovourki, Stavroula; Philippou, Stavroula; Theodorou, Eleni – Curriculum Journal, 2018
In this paper, two case studies of elementary school teachers in the Republic of Cyprus are constructed to discuss how curriculum making relates to teacher biographies and sense of professionalism, as those are shaped at the intersection of their professional history and projections for the future, informed by and informing their constitution as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Curriculum
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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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Hess, Juliet – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
At the elementary level, White, female music teachers largely populate music education. In the diverse schools of Toronto in Canada, teachers navigate their White subjectivities in a range of ways. My research examines the discourses, philosophies, and practices of four White, female elementary music educators who have striven to challenge…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Tan, Edna; Calabrese Barton, Angela – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
We investigated how community ethnography as a pedagogy approach to STEM-rich making supported youth makers from two low-income urban communities engaged in sustained STEM-rich making towards making a difference in their communities. Data is drawn from two-year long ethnographic data across two community-based, youth making programs. We highlight…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Low Income Groups
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Bulut, Berker; Ertem, Ihsan Seyit – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The purpose of this research is describing and comparing the listening-comprehension strategies used by the students who are identified as successful and less successful about listening. In the research, the case study pattern was used among the qualitative research approaches. In the study, different situations of each student within the same…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Protocol Analysis, Elementary School Students, Case Studies
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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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Karhu, Anne; Närhi, Vesa; Savolainen, Hannu – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
Inclusion is never only a practical issue of placement. School-wide systemic change, together with well-functioning, multi-tiered support, can promote the inclusion of all pupils. This paper draws on research conducted in two mainstream primary schools in Finland. The primary focus was to gain insight into practical solutions to facilitate the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Parent Participation
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Sezer, Senol; Can, Ertug – Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 2018
The purpose of this study is to determine the cognitive constructs of teachers on democratic education in schools. For this purpose, the study was modelled as a case study. The study group was 20 teachers and determined by using maximum variation sampling method. Repertory grid technique was used to collect data. Data were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Hannaford, Jeanette – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This paper discusses the use of Burnett, Merchant, Pahl and Rowsell's (im)materiality literacy analysis framework to explore online and offline literacies in the lives of globally mobile children. The voices of these children have been little explored in New Literacies research. Globally mobile 'third culture' children who attend International…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, International Schools, Student Characteristics, Student Mobility
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