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Karousiou, Christiana; Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This research study focuses on the ways in which teachers' professional identity is being shaped and influenced in 'super-diverse' school settings. For the purposes of this research, we used the Cyprus educational system as our case study to investigate how teachers experience the enactment of intercultural education at the school level. To this…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Student Diversity, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
Dogan, Midrabi Cihangir; Vatansever Bayraktar, Hatice; Kadioglu Ates, Hatice – Online Submission, 2019
This study aims at analyzing primary school teachers' opinions on cursive writing and their metaphorical perceptions. The study is a qualitative research. Semistructured interview method was employed to identify opinions of the teachers more clearly. The study group of the research study consisted of primary school teachers who worked at public…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Handwriting, Figurative Language
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Csizér, Kata; Kálmán, Csaba – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Despite the fact that the influence of learning experiences on foreign language learning motivation has been widely acknowledged and emphasised, there are hardly any studies concentrating on these learning experiences. Hence, the aim of this study is to map the language learning experiences of former and current language learners in order to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Interviews, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Deery, Claire – Ethnography and Education, 2019
This paper uses ethnographic action research to explore how the objectives of the Australian Curriculum Intercultural Understanding can be achieved in a culturally diverse Year 5/6 (ages 10-12) primary school class in Melbourne. It examines whether a history unit on migration, that uses a structured historical inquiry approach, encourages…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Elementary School Students, Action Research, Cultural Awareness
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Nogry, S.; Varly, P. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
Information and communication technology (ICT) use among children in low-income countries remains understudied. The purpose of this study is to describe laptop usage among children in the context of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project 4 years after the laptops were first introduced in a community in Madagascar. The study was conducted using a…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Low Income Groups
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Spence, Lucy K.; Kite, Yuriko – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
Focusing on writing instruction within an era of international curricular reform, this study analysed classroom observations, educator interviews, and documents related to Japanese elementary writing instruction. A deductive approach using discourses of writing framework and an inductive approach to Japanese cultural practices uncovered beliefs…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students, Creativity, Writing Skills
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Correa Gorospe, José Miguel; Martínez-Arbelaiz, Asunción; Fernández-Olaskoaga, Lorea – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Social, political and economic conditions shape a context of permanent flux where early childhood education teachers have to join the labour market and build their professional identity while facing numerous challenges. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects that a changing world and precarious job conditions can have on newly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Elder, Brent C.; Odoyo, Kenneth O. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
In this project, we examined the development of a sustainable inclusive education system in western Kenya by combining community-based participatory research (CBPR) and decolonizing methodologies. Through three cycles of qualitative interviews with stakeholders in inclusive education, participants explained what they saw as foundational components…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Akay, Elif – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2018
Social Studies courses aimed to promote the development of critical thinking skills in students. This study focused on the problems two students with hearing loss encountered while they are using three strategies: "identifying and using reference sources", "perception of chronology" and "critical reasoning"…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Hearing Impairments, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Galdames, Sergio; Montecinos, Carmen; Campos, Fabián; Ahumada, Luis; Leiva, María Verónica – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In a context characterised by triple sources of accountability demands, principals in Chile are required to mobilise change to raise performance indicators. School improvement is a complex endeavour--a complexity that is intensified for newly appointed principals, particularly when placed in a high-poverty, ineffective school. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Readiness, Educational Change
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Lee, Dong-min – Journal of Geography, 2018
This study illuminates primary teachers' awareness of geography education. Data were collected through interviews with twenty-one teachers and analyzed using Straussian-grounded theory. A total of 210 concepts were categorized into twenty-two categories. The participants were categorized into three types. Many participating teachers (type 1 and 2)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Krull, Johanna; Wilbert, Jürgen; Hennemann, Thomas – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Social participation of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) is a central topic in the current inclusion debate. Numerous studies have shown that the risk of social exclusion is considerably higher for children with SEN compared to their peers without SEN, especially for pupils with behaviour problems (BP) or learning difficulties (LD).…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Learning Problems, Classroom Environment, Special Needs Students
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Flint, Amy Seely; Albers, Peggy; Matthews, Mona – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper examines the initial steps of an internationally funded project focused on enhancing teachers' conceptual and pedagogical knowledge of literacy development in the Western Cape of South Africa. We asked what are the tensions and breakthroughs when engaged in international teacher professional development? Four lines of inquiry support…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Critical Incidents Method, International Cooperation, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Hajisoteriou, Christina; Karousiou, Christiana; Angelides, Panayiotis – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Contemporary phenomena, including modernization, globalization, and migration, have altered the sociopolitical and cultural conditions of schooling. Schools are called upon to respond to such change through improvement efforts fostering intercultural education. To this end, this research examines school actors' perceptions of the successful…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Educational Improvement
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Dressler, Roswita – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Bilingual language education in Canada comprises Bilingual Programs in minority languages and programs in official languages (e.g., French immersion). However, pedagogy in Bilingual Programs has not been studied to the same depth as it has been in French Immersion, so little is known about the teaching practices within them. Immersion pedagogy,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Language Minorities
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