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Aydin, Utkun; Özgeldi, Meriç – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this mixed methods study was to investigate the difficulties prospective elementary mathematics teachers have in solving the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 released items. A mathematics test consisting of 26 PISA items was administered, followed by interviews. Multiple data were utilized to provide rich…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Kuijpers, J. M.; Houtveen, A. A. M.; van de Grift, W. J. C. M. – Educational Studies, 2019
At a time when much attention is being paid to teachers' effectiveness, there is little regard for the effectiveness of their professional support. Although professional development facilitators are frequently involved in school improvement projects, little is known about the interventions they should carry out and the effectiveness of these…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Improvement, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness
Gube, Maren; Shore, Bruce M. – Online Submission, 2018
From the 1990s until 2017 the High Ability and Inquiry Research Group (HAIR) at McGill University in Montreal, received C$1.3M in research funds from Canadian, Quebec, and US agencies to support its research and graduate training in education and educational psychology. Their research encompassed two principal areas, Inquiry in Education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Objectives, Academic Ability
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Jensen, Bente; Brandi, Ulrik – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Research has shown the potential for early childhood education and care (ECEC) in making a difference for all children. However, research also highlights how hard overcoming the "gaps" between children from differing social backgrounds still is. The overall aim of this article is to examine the impact of a professional development…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Faculty Development, Early Childhood Education, Program Descriptions
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Bautista, Nazan; Misco, Thomas; Quaye, Stephen John – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
We investigated the characteristics of early childhood education (ECE) preservice teachers (PSTs) who were identified as closed minded and their capacity to deal with controversial issues. We define open-mindedness as the willingness to consider experiences, beliefs, values, and perspectives that differ from one's own. First, we used quantitative…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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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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Fazio, Xavier; Gallagher, Tiffany L. – Teacher Development, 2018
We offer insights for using design-based research (DBR) as a model for constructing professional development that supports curriculum and instructional knowledge regarding science and literacy integration. We spotlight experiences in the DBR process from data collected from a sample of four elementary teachers. Findings from interviews, focus…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Instructional Innovation, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Jayanthi, Madhavi; Dimino, Joseph; Gersten, Russell; Taylor, Mary Jo; Haymond, Kelly; Smolkowski, Keith; Newman-Gonchar, Rebecca – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
The purpose of this replication study was to examine the impact of the Teacher Study Group (TSG) professional development in vocabulary on first-grade teachers' knowledge of vocabulary instruction and observed teaching practice, and on students' vocabulary knowledge. Sixty-two schools from 16 districts in four states were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Grade 1
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Perry, Emily; Boylan, Mark – Professional Development in Education, 2018
Research on teacher professional development is extensive but there are fewer studies about the practitioners who facilitate professional development. Here we report on a pilot programme for professional development facilitators rooted in a cycle of action research. Informed by a categorisation of professional knowledge and skills of facilitators,…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Faculty Development, Pilot Projects, Action Research
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Young, Kirsty – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Teacher education is under increasing scrutiny regarding the preparedness of graduates to work in the profession in the early years of their career. To inform a teacher education program on the issues affecting graduates working in the field of special education, 77 special education teachers and principals were surveyed. Findings highlight the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers
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Holloway, Jessica; Brass, Jory – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
This article draws from Stephen Ball's work on markets, managerialism, and performativity to frame a comparative study that examines the reconstitution of the teacher-subject across a pivotal decade in which neoliberal standards and accountability reforms effected significant changes in US education. It juxtaposes two qualitative studies conducted…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, English Teachers, Accountability, Comparative Analysis
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Gan Joo Seng, Mark; Geertsema, Johan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This paper critically considers the attempt by a research-intensive university in Asia to draw on and make public the practices of teaching award winners in different disciplines through the use of narrative vignettes. More specifically, this paper examines what the vignettes suggest about the connection between award-winning teachers' conceptions…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Content Analysis, Awards, Professional Recognition
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Echelberger, Andrea; McCurdy, Suzanne Gichrist; Parrish, Betsy – CATESOL Journal, 2018
Adult English language learners are hungry for pronunciation instruction that helps them to "crack the code" of speaking intelligible English (Derwing, 2003). Research indicates benefits of pronunciation instruction with adult learners, yet many teachers believe they lack the knowledge and background to make sound instructional decisions…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Self Efficacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Takker, Shikha; Subramaniam, K. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The aim of the study reported in this paper was to explore and enhance experienced school mathematics teachers' knowledge of students'thinking, as it is manifested in practice. Data were collected from records of classroom observations, interviews with participating teachers, and weekly teacher-researcher meetings organized in the school. In this…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Case Studies, Arithmetic, Mathematics Teachers
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Brinton, Donna M. – CATESOL Journal, 2018
The nature of second language pronunciation research often precludes its application to the classroom. And even when research findings do have direct applicability to classroom practice, open channels of communication between researchers and practitioners are often lacking. We have subtitled this issue of "The CATESOL Journal"…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Pronunciation Instruction, Pronunciation, Teaching Methods
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