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Lord, Pippa; Rabiasz, Adam; Roy, Palak; Harland, Jennie; Styles, Ben; Fowler, Katherine – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Evidence-based Literacy Support-"Literacy Octopus" Trial tested a range of dissemination interventions and resources, all of which aimed to engage schools in using evidence-based materials to improve teaching and learning in Key Stage 2 literacy. Four delivery partners provided interventions. These included light-touch,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Literacy, Intervention, Educational Resources
Aydin, Gülnur; Baysan, Sultan; Aydogan, Selcen – Online Submission, 2017
This research was conducted to determine the perceptions of Turkish children in their mind maps at the primary educational level living in the UK and parental views on these perceptions about the children's home country Turkey and the world. For this purpose, case study approach in qualitative research is preferred. The study group consists of 36…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Cognitive Mapping
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Patel, Rakhee; Jabin, Nico; Bussard, Loraine; Cartagena, Javiera; Haywood, Sarah; Lumpkin, Michael – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Switch-on is an intensive, targeted literacy intervention that aims to improve the reading skills of pupils who are struggling with literacy. There are two versions of the intervention: Switch-on Reading and Switch-on Reading and Writing. Both involve specially trained Teaching Assistants (TAs) delivering a tailored programme of literacy support…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, At Risk Students
Dunn, Molly S. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
K-12 teachers encounter numerous occupational stressors as part of their profession, and these stressors place them at risk of job-related stress and burnout (Maslach & Jackson, 1981; Maslach, Schaufeli, & Leiter, 2001). Given the prevalence of stress and burnout among school personnel, concrete interventions designed to address the unique…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intervention, Guides, Elementary School Teachers
Kavel, Rebecca L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With substantial demographic shifts in the U.S. student population, today's teachers educate growing numbers of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (Kena, Aud, & Johnson, 2010). While these students bring an abundance of different cultures and languages from their families and communities, these dynamic shifts add…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Faculty Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
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Okumura, Shinji – Online Submission, 2017
This case study explored what pre-service teachers learned through authentic experiences of English teaching for primary students, drawing upon the concept of a Community of Practice. A total of 21 pre-service teachers engaged in the training project--including planning, preparing, and teaching lessons--and wrote reflection papers after thinking…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Interviews
Foster, Stephen Darryl – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This case study examined the impact of Quaver's Marvelous World of Music on an elementary school music program. Quaver's Marvelous World of Music is a software music curriculum designed to be used in Grades K-8. The purpose of the study was to examine the impact on the students' musical self-efficacy, interactive engagement, enjoyment of music…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Music, Music Education, Elementary School Students
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Wilson, Leanne; McNeill, Brigid; Gillon, Gail T. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Preliminary studies of inter-professional education (IPE) among student speech-language therapists (SLTs) and student teachers suggest that workshop-based applications are beneficial in preparing participants for elements of collaborative practice. Situating IPE within the students' professional practice placements may provide another…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Professional Education, Speech Therapy, Student Teachers
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Claro, Magdalena; Nussbaum, Miguel; López, Ximena; Contardo, Victoria – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
This paper studies the similarities and differences among the views of school principals and teachers regarding a mobile computer lab (MCL) initiative implemented in 1,591 public schools in Chile. It also characterizes the aspects in which their views diverge. A mixed methods study was carried out in two stages: first, a quantitative stage, where…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Principals, Teachers, Administrator Attitudes
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Vermeulen, Cornelis; Meyer, Bronwin – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This article reports on a study that investigated the extent to which 57 Grade 6 students at a particular school have misconceptions regarding equality, with the equal sign as focus. It also investigated this school's three Grade 5 and 6 teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching regarding equality, again focusing on the equal sign. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 6, Mathematics Education
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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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Jentoft, Nina – Improving Schools, 2017
Services provided by primary schools have a significant impact on citizens' living conditions. We need more knowledge of how innovation activities in primary schools should be organized and managed. This article addresses this gap by raising the following question: "Why do municipalities have different ways of organizing preventive work in…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Interviews
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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
Williams, Angelina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Emotional and Social Competencies (ESCs) are considered important to school leadership because it is believed that they can help to build trusting relationships with staff and improve organizational capacity within the school. Limited case study research has been conducted on how ESCs are manifested in principal practice. This case study is…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Qualities, Emotional Development, Social Development
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