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Lombardi, Doug; Bickel, Elliot S.; Bailey, Janelle M.; Burrell, Shondricka – Science Education, 2018
Evaluation is an important aspect of science and is receiving increasing attention in science education. The present study investigated (1) changes to plausibility judgments and knowledge as a result of a series of instructional scaffolds, called model-evidence link activities, that facilitated evaluation of scientific and alternative models in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Instruction, Earth Science, Knowledge Level
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Jones, David R. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Although researchers chorus the need to support graduate students toward higher levels of writing proficiency, their findings lack a holistic model for doing so. A model emerges upon scrutiny of the factors that have been implicated in supporting writing proficiency. In the proposed model, a socialization theory fits as a proximal process into the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Writing Ability
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Boylan, Mark – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Internationally, there is increasing emphasis on teacher leadership of professional development. This provides opportunities for teachers to initiate and facilitate professional learning activities beyond their own schools. There is a need for theoretical tools to analyse their leadership activity and how to support it. Constructs from complexity…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Gumus, Sedat; Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru; Esen, Murat; Gumus, Emine – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The purpose of this study is to reveal the extent to which different leadership models in education are studied, including the change in the trends of research on each model over time, the most prominent scholars working on each model, and the countries in which the articles are based. The analysis of the related literature was conducted by first…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Educational Research
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Hayden, Laura; Silva, Meghan Ray; Gould, Kaitlin – Professional School Counseling, 2018
This study reveals school counselors' perspectives on using physical activity and a consultative process with coaches to provide school-based support for youth. Emerging from this exploration are ways that school-based physical activity might be used to help students develop life skills and to remove barriers to systemic integration of…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Physical Activities, Counseling Techniques, Coaching (Performance)
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Goodman-Scott, Emily; Grothaus, Tim – Professional School Counseling, 2018
Researchers conducted a qualitative, phenomenological investigation of the lived experiences of a sample of 10 school counselors in current or recent RAMP (Recognized ASCA [American School Counselor Association] Model Program) schools that also implemented positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) with high fidelity. Researchers found…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Role, Models, Advocacy
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Goodman-Scott, Emily; Grothaus, Tim – Professional School Counseling, 2018
Scholars have explored the impact of comprehensive school counseling programs on student outcomes, including those programs that garnered the RAMP (Recognized ASCA [American School Counselor Association] Model Program) designation. A surfeit of empirical examinations of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) outcomes also are…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, School Counselors, Fidelity, School Culture
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Zabihi, Reza – Written Communication, 2018
This study investigates the direct and/or indirect effects of some cognitive (working memory capacity) and affective (writing anxiety and writing self-efficacy) variables on the complexity, accuracy, and fluency (CAF) of second language (L2) learners' writings. To achieve this goal, 232 upper-intermediate English learners performed an automated…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Writing Achievement, Writing Tests, Cognitive Ability
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Lombardi, Allison; Freeman, Jennifer; Rifenbark, Graham – Exceptional Children, 2018
Nonacademic skills related to college and career readiness (CCR) have become more prevalent in the literature as proposed conceptual models and frameworks, yet little empirical research exists in their support. We employed latent variable modeling to empirically test a previously proposed six-domain framework of CCR for adolescents with and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Adolescents, Disabilities
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Parker, Elizabeth Cassidy; Draves, Tami J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
We have written this article seeking to connect societal perceptions of disability with P-12 schools and higher education institutions toward the goal of greater understanding and equitable employment opportunities for music teachers with disabilities, specifically teacher candidates with visual impairment. In our investigation, we examine the…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Boylan, Mark; Coldwell, Mike; Maxwell, Bronwen; Jordan, Julie – Professional Development in Education, 2018
One approach to designing, researching or evaluating professional learning experiences is to use models of learning processes. Here we analyse and critique five significant contemporary analytical models: three variations on path models, proposed by Guskey, by Desimone and by Clarke and Hollingsworth; a model using a systemic conceptualisation of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Learning Processes, Models, Path Analysis
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Böttcher, Franziska; Thiel, Felicitas – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Several concepts have been developed to implement research-oriented teaching in higher education in the last 15 years. The definition of research competences, however, has received minor attention so far. Some approaches to modeling research competences describe these competences along the research process but either focus on a specific academic…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Student Evaluation, Research Skills
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Lloyd, Margaret; Davis, James P. – Professional Development in Education, 2018
The intent and content of teacher professional learning has changed in recent times to meet the demands of performativity. In this article, we offer and demonstrate a pragmatic way to map teacher professional learning that both meets current demands and secures a place for teacher-led catalytic learning. To achieve this, we position identified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Teacher Education, Professional Education
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Kim, Eunha; Hwang, Jowon; Park, Sukyoung – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study examined how child problem behaviour could be related to maternal Hwa-Byung (HB; Korean culture syndrome, meaning "anger illness") among Korean mothers of children with developmental disabilities. Acceptance of disabilities and parenting stress were tested as mediators for the relationship between child problem behaviour and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Mothers, Children
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Velentzas, Athanasios; Halkia, Krystallia – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
In this study, an analysis of the structure of scientific explanations included in physics textbooks of upper secondary schools in Greece was completed. In scientific explanations for specific phenomena found in the sample textbooks, the "explanandum" is a logical consequence of the "explanans," which in all cases include at…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Physics, Scientific Principles, Scientific Concepts
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