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Kibler, Amanda K.; Hardigree, Christine – Language Learning, 2017
This 8-year longitudinal case study of Fabiola, a Spanish-English bilingual, investigated her argumentative writing development, focusing on her use of evidence to support and develop arguments over time from high school through university. Data sources included 36 writing samples. Texts across grade levels and course types were analyzed to…
Descriptors: Evidence, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning
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Fletcher, Jo – Education 3-13, 2017
Young adolescents are at a critical stage in their schooling. They are consolidating and improving their reading skills. By exploring what supports these 11- to 13-year-old students in reading from a wider systemic perspective, educators and policy-makers can better understand the complex factors which support reading development. This article…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Reading Skills
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Charteris, Jennifer; Thomas, Eryn – Teaching Education, 2017
Learner agency is often seen unproblematically as an integral aspect of "twenty-first century lifelong learning". Agency and instrumentalist forms of teacher professional development are problematised through this qualitative case study that explores a teacher's inquiry into assessment for learning practices. This article illustrates how…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Inquiry, Evaluation
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Roda, Allison – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
This article examines the neoliberal influences on "Port City Schools" (PCS) unique district-wide extended learning time (ELT) initiative. Despite the recent popularity of ELT in urban schools, there have been few qualitative studies that question how stakeholders make sense of ELT on the ground. This research fills that gap in the…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, School Districts, Qualitative Research, Urban Schools
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Sezen-Barrie, Asli; Kelly, Gregory J. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This study focuses on teachers' use of informal formative assessments (IFAs) aimed at improving students' learning and teachers' recognition of students' learning processes. The study was designed as an explorative case study of four middle school teachers and their students at a charter school in the northeastern U.S.A. The data collected for the…
Descriptors: Informal Assessment, Formative Evaluation, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students
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Nasir, Na'ilah Suad; McKinney de Royston, Maxine; O'Connor, Kathleen; Wischnia, Sarah – Urban Education, 2017
Despite post-racial rhetoric, stereotypes remain salient for American youth. We surveyed 150 elementary and middle schoolers in Northern California and conducted case studies of 12 students. Findings showed that (a) students hold school-related stereotypes that get stronger in middle school, (b) African American and Latino students experience…
Descriptors: Ethnic Stereotypes, Racial Bias, Knowledge Level, Beliefs
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Mungure, Daudi Mika – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This paper investigated the teaching approach used by tutors to prepare science and mathematics teachers during training at Morogoro teachers' college. For six years consecutive the performance of science and mathematics in secondary school has become very poor even though the training colleges produce science and mathematics teachers every year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Educators
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Johansson, Monica – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2017
The upper secondary school is in Sweden practically mandatory even though attendance is voluntary and today almost all students in Sweden continue their studies at upper secondary school. But not all of them leave this school with a complete certificate of schooling as a result of experiencing a range of difficulties which may be due to cognitive,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Social Justice, Ethnography
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Bhowmik, Miron Kumar; Kennedy, Kerry J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper reports a case study on Maneesha Rai, a Nepalese girl living in Hong Kong and an "out of school" student. Based on in-depth interviews, a case was constructed of her previous school days and current "out of school" days. These provided a vivid picture of her life and several themes were created using schema analysis…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries
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Tchoshanov, Mourat; Quinones, Maria Cruz; Shakirova, Kadriya B.; Ibragimova, Elena N.; Shakirova, Liliana R. – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
The interpretive cross-case study focused on the examination of connections between teacher and student topic-specific knowledge of lower secondary mathematics. Two teachers were selected for the study using non-probability purposive sampling technique. Teachers completed the Teacher Content Knowledge Survey before teaching a topic on division of…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Surveys
Saunders, Marisa; Alcantara, Vianna; Cervantes, Laura; Del Razo, Jaime; Lopez, Ruth; Perez, Wendy – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2017
This executive summary presents highlights from a study exploring the concept of teacher ownership and how it can bring about the deep and meaningful changes that schools need and that all students deserve. Based on teacher surveys and interviews in twenty-one schools in Los Angeles that are implementing major reforms, the study suggests that…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Interviews, Teacher Role, Ownership
Saunders, Marissa; Alcantara, Vianna; Cervantes, Laura; Del Razo, Jaime; Lopez, Ruth; Perez, Wendy – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2017
Improving student learning in our country's highest need schools is and endeavor that is challenging, complicated, and imperative. The major school reform efforts of the last few decades have largely failed to influence student achievement or to impact the ever-widening achievement or opportunity gap. These disappointing results have led…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Interviews, Teacher Role, Ownership
Waibel, Lindsay – Online Submission, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of trauma-informed care, specifically the application of a "identity-safe environment" in order to promote identity development in adolescents. Of specific interest to the researcher were the theories of adolescent development and techniques that serve to improve adolescent learning…
Descriptors: Trauma, Safety, Identification (Psychology), Adolescents
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Lekunze, Lucy M. George; Strom, B. Ivan – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2017
Bullying is a worldwide concern and erroneous perceptions of the phenomenon could underscore unsustainable interventions. The purpose of this qualitative exploratory case study was to examine, in-depth, how some high school teachers from two schools in New Jersey perceived student bullying. The primary research question was: What perceptions do…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Case Studies, High School Students
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Hordósy, Rita – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
This paper analyses how three European countries produce and use data within a specific educational policy field, that of school leaving and graduation. It compares how stakeholders in England, Finland and the Netherlands know what happens to the leavers from schools and universities. Through gathering evidence about the methodological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Information Systems, Data
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