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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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Kinsella, Benjamin – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
This case study focuses on one primarily Latino public primary school in New Jersey that waived the state's bilingual education requirement and implemented a curricular alternative, comprised of bilingual and monolingual English classrooms. A corpus was generated from one-to-one interviews (N = 8) with administrators and teachers, as well as…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computational Linguistics, Hispanic American Students, Language Attitudes
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Dabach, Dafney Blanca; Suárez-Orozco, Carola; Hernandez, Sera J.; Brooks, Maneka Deanna – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
Teacher expectancy research has demonstrated the greatest effects for members of racialized groups. Most research has focused on students' near-term abilities; missing are understandings of how teachers perceive their students' future trajectories. Drawing on social mirroring and attribution theories, this study investigates how 14 elementary,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how US school leaders and teachers make sense of multiple accountability policies, including the Common Core State Standards and teacher evaluation, and how this process relates to school priorities and classroom practice. Design/methodology/approach: This study uses a comparative case study…
Descriptors: Principals, Accountability, Educational Policy, Academic Standards
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Zounek, Jirí; Šimáne, Michal; Knotová, Dana – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This study focuses on the everyday operation of primary schools in Czechoslovakia during the so-called Prague Spring and the subsequent communist political clampdown after the invasion by the Warsaw Pact forces. The authors focus primarily on the experiences of teachers, how events in this complex period affected their professional lives, and how…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Social Change, Social Systems, Educational History
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Guerreiro, Meg; Nordengren, Chase – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
Assessments with features of games propose to address student motivation deficits common in traditional assessments. This study examines the impact of two "gameful assessment" prototypes on student engagement and teacher perceptions among 391 Grades 3-7 students and 14 teachers in one Midwestern and one Northwestern school. Using mixed…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Student Motivation, Alternative Assessment, Teacher Attitudes
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Kuru Cetin, Saadet – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In this study, in-class lesson observations were made with volunteer teachers working in primary and secondary schools using alternative observation tools regarding the scope of contemporary educational supervision. The study took place during the fall and spring semesters of the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years and the class observations…
Descriptors: Supervision, Action Research, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Zulhernanda, Windha – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
Curriculum is a set of educational design programs as a guide for learning activities. Recent changes in curriculum implementation in education have an impact on teachers in implementing them.This study investigated about the teacher perception on application the newest curriculum such as the 2013 curriclum for elementary school in Medan,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Interviews
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Mak, Pauline; Wong, Kevin M. – ELT Journal, 2018
Portfolio assessment (PA) is promulgated as a useful tool to promote learning through assessment. While the benefits of PA are well documented, there is a lack of empirical research on how students' self-regulation can be effectively fostered in writing classrooms, and how the use of PA can develop students' self-regulated capacities. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metacognition
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Ucus, Sukran – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Creativity is the critical point to developing innovative and effective citizens and children in learning social studies. The purpose of this study is to explore how creativity is promoted in social studies classrooms for young children and to research teachers' opinions and interpretations of creativity in Turkish elementary schools. The study…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Creativity, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Mangiante, Elaine Silva – Research in Science Education, 2018
The intent of national efforts to frame science education standards is to promote students' development of scientific practices and conceptual understanding for their future role as scientifically literate citizens (NRC 2012). A guiding principle of science education reform is that all students receive equitable opportunities to engage in rigorous…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Urban Schools, Science Education
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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
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