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Intxausti, Nahia; Etxeberria, Feli; Bartau, Isabel – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
This paper forms part of a research project that aims to characterise best practices in highly effective schools in the Autonomous Region of the Basque Country (ARBC). The aim is for the best practices identified to serve as points of reference when designing improvement plans to be implemented in all schools in the ARBC, with the advice and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Student Diversity, School Effectiveness
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Said, Ziad – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Science education reform in Qatar has had limited success. In the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS), Qatari 4th and 8th grade students have shown progress in science achievement, but they remain significantly below the international average. Also, in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Qatari…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Problem Based Learning, Questionnaires
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Park, Jennifer; Chu, Hye-Eun; Martin, Sonya N. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Demographic trends in Korea indicate that the student population is becoming more diverse with regards to culture, ethnicity and language. These changes have implications for science classrooms where inquiry-based, student-centered activities require culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students to connect with their peers and successfully…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers
Council of the Great City Schools, 2015
This report measures trends in performance among urban schools receiving federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) awards as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Council of the Great City Schools aims to document how member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools implemented SIG and specifically what…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
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Boyle, Andrea; Golden, Laura; Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson; O'Day, Jennifer; Harris, Barbara; Wissel, Sarah – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2014
The Study of School Turnaround examines the improvement process in a purposive sample of 35 case study schools receiving federal funds through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program over a three-year period (2010-11 to 2012-13 school years). This brief focuses on 11 of these SIG schools with high proportions of English Language Learner (ELL)…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Grants, Educational Improvement, Federal Aid
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Woo, Matsuko Mukumoto; Chu, Samuel Kai Wah; Li, Xuanxi – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2013
This study investigated the use of a wiki for collaborative writing among primary levels five (P5) and six (P6) students (n = 119) in a Chinese primary school in Hong Kong where English is taught as a second language (L2). Three classes of students and their English subject teachers participated in a three-month English language writing programme…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Interviews, Content Analysis
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Tsai, Fu-Hsing; Yu, Kuang-Chao; Hsiao, Hsien-Sheng – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
This study developed an educational online game, Super Delivery, targeting knowledge about saving electricity, and conducted case studies of eight sixth-grade students using this game to explore the factors influencing the effectiveness of students' knowledge acquisition in digital game-based learning (DGBL). This study followed Miles and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Computer Games, Outcomes of Education
Hamilton, Bonita – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Students' academic self-concepts have a reciprocal relationship with their academic performance, so high academic self-concepts are desirable. Yet, academic self-concepts typically decline during the late elementary and early middle school years. Little is known about how students' academic self-concepts are influenced to change. Fifth and sixth…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Grade 6, Grade 5, Writing Skills
Dabiri, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This two-phase sequential mixed methods research study examined the effects of targeted instructional craftsmanship training on the perceived self-efficacy and attitude of elementary and middle school teachers of English language learners. A sample of elementary and middle school content area teachers of English language learners (N = 132)…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods
Crocker, Catherine D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this mixed method embedded study was to examine the relationship teachers' cognitive learning style may have upon implementation of specific teaching strategies. Research has shown that cognitive learning style not only impacts how an individual's mind organizes information, but also affects choices made in respect to learning and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teaching Experience, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
James, Nancy Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ways second grade children signaled the meanings they made from pictures and print and to identify ways they signaled new meanings when transmediations between these two semiotic systems took place. The study was a mixed methods study using qualitative methods in a case study format for the first…
Descriptors: African American Students, Standardized Tests, Rhetoric, Video Technology
Tracey, Diane H.; Rhee, Jody; Abrantes, Anna – Online Submission, 2011
The goal of this research was to investigate the effects of teacher read-alouds when students use, versus do not use, student companion texts during the read-alouds. Both quantitative and qualitative research data were collected based on an experimental design which randomly assigned 168 low SES, primarily Hispanic, students to either listen-only…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, Low Income, Statistical Analysis
Orkin, Kate – Online Submission, 2011
Rural Ethiopian children, and members of their households, often suffer from common and preventable but debilitating illnesses, such as malaria, parasite infection and worms. Enrolment rates in Ethiopia are high, but school attendance is patchy, children often drop out of school (although they sometimes return), and grade repetition is common.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Grade Repetition, Family (Sociological Unit), Caregivers
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Lan, Yu-Feng; Hung, Chun-Ling; Hsu, Hung-Ju – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to develop different guided writing strategies based on media richness theory and further evaluate the effects of these writing strategies on younger students' writing attitudes in terms of motivation, enjoyment and anxiety. A total of 66 sixth-grade elementary students with an average age of twelve were invited to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Attitudes, Writing Strategies, Writing Instruction
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Papaioannou, Photos; Charalambous, Kyriacos – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2011
This study explores the Cyprus primary school principals' attitudes towards Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as well as their perceptions about the factors that facilitate or inhibit ICT integration in primary schools in Cyprus. A sequential mixed method approach was used to answer the research questions that guided this study.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes, Barriers, Influences
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