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Tilfarlioglu, Filiz Yalçin; Anwer, Jivan Kamal – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Lean is regarded as a systematic approach to maximizing value by minimizing waste, and by flowing the product or service at the pull of the customer demand. These key concepts of "value," "flow," and "pull," align with the ultimate lean goal: "perfection," or a continuous striving for improvement in the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Suswandari – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2017
This design-based research is part of three-year national projects examining the incorporation of local wisdom in a character-based education in primary school contexts. Specifically, the present study addresses two research questions: 1) what are local wisdoms of Betawi ethnic feasible to be incorporated in character based curriculum in primary…
Descriptors: Values Education, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Beliefs
Schoen, Robert C.; LaVenia, Mark; Champagne, Zachary M.; Farina, Kristy; Tazaz, Amanda M. – Grantee Submission, 2017
The following report describes an assessment instrument called the Mathematics Performance and Cognition (MPAC) interview. The MPAC interview was designed to measure two outcomes of interest. It was designed to measure first and second graders' mathematics achievement in number, operations, and equality, and it was also designed to gather…
Descriptors: Interviews, Test Construction, Psychometrics, Elementary School Mathematics
Mandinach, Ellen B.; Hauk, Shandy – Grantee Submission, 2017
A range of education initiatives in the U.S. are focusing on ways to improve curriculum, instruction, teacher development, and student assessment related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Key indicators to monitor the quality of STEM education have been proposed by the National Research Council. This paper is…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Quality, Documentation, Content Analysis
Sheridan, Susan M.; Witte, Amanda L.; Holmes, Shannon; Wu, ChaoRong; Bhatia, Sonya A.; Angell, Samantha – Grantee Submission, 2017
This study reports the results of a randomized controlled trial examining the effect of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation (CBC), a family-school partnership intervention, on children's behaviors, parents' skills, and parent-teacher relationships in rural community and town settings. Participants were 267 children, 267 parents, and 152 teachers in…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Consultation Programs, Program Effectiveness, Family School Relationship
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Zilka, Gila – Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The viewing and browsing habits of Israeli children age 8-12 are the subject of this study. The participants did not have a computer at home and were given either a desktop or hybrid computer for home use. Television viewing and internet surfing habits were described, examining whether the children did so with their parents, family members, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Access to Computers, Mass Media Use
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Kitmitto, Sami; Levin, Jesse; Betts, Julian; Bos, Johannes; Eaton, Marian – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
In recent decades, magnet schools have become a way for districts to provide school choice. Magnet schools are one of the many options provided to parents so that they can select a school to meet their children's educational needs and interests. After a short gap in federal grants for magnet school implementation, Congress established the current…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Academic Achievement, Elementary Schools, Educational Change
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Lin, Jing-Wen – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
This study adopted a quasi-experimental design with follow-up interview to develop a computer-based two-tier assessment (CBA) regarding the science topic of electric circuits and to evaluate the diagnostic power of the assessment. Three assessment formats (i.e., paper-and-pencil, static computer-based, and dynamic computer-based tests) using…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Diagnostic Tests, Quasiexperimental Design, Interviews
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Dailey, Debbie; Robinson, Ann – School Science and Mathematics, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine elementary teachers' science teaching concerns after participating in a two-year extensive and sustained science professional development intervention. The intervention consisted of two types of teacher professional development across two years including: (a) summer institutes (60 hours across two years)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Intervention
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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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Dempsey, Ian; Valentine, Megan; Colyvas, Kim – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Determining the effectiveness of many special education interventions is most difficult because of the practical and ethical limitations associated with assigning participants to a control or non-treated group. Using Longitudinal Study of Australian Children data, this article utilised eight different propensity score analysis methods to determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Student Needs, Longitudinal Studies
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Safford, Kimberly – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
The research examined the impact on teachers of the grammar element of a new statutory test in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) in primary schools in England. The research aimed to evaluate the nature and the extent of changes to the teaching of grammar and to wider literacy teaching since the introduction of the test in 2013. The research…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grammar, Language Tests, Interviews
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Shibo, Margaret Nekesa – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study was to compare the influence of management styles of head teacher's on pupils' performance in private and public primary schools in Nakuru municipality at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education level. The population comprised of teachers and head teachers in public primary schools. The study adopted the ex post facto…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Kartal, Günizi; Babür, Nalan; Erçetin, Gülcan – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
The main goal of this study was to investigate the effects of an experimental program designed to develop the phonological awareness (PA) skills of beginning readers in Turkish, an orthographically transparent language. We administered pre-, post-, and follow-up tests to assess the PA skills of 113 first graders and kindergartners in 2…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Turkish, Control Groups, Program Effectiveness
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Elenbaas, Laura; Killen, Melanie – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Children's decisions regarding the allocation of societal resources in the context of preexisting inequalities were investigated. African American and European American children ages 5 to 6 years (n = 91) and 10 to 11 years (n = 94) judged the acceptability of a medical resource inequality on the basis of race, allocated medical supplies,…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Social Justice, Social Bias, African American Children
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