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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Shuls, James V. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Enrollment in school choice programs is growing, so is overall support for school choice. Many have analyzed what demographic characteristics impact attitudes towards school choice. This article adds to the literature by exploring the interaction between personal decisions regarding school choice and broader support for school choice programs.…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Vouchers, Charter Schools, Educational Policy
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Kong, Siu-Cheung – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
This study aimed to investigate parents' understanding of, support for and concerns about e-learning and proposed a school-parent partnership distributing responsibilities to parents and schools based on the results of the study. A total of 61 parents from 21 schools in an e-learning pilot scheme in Hong Kong responded to a questionnaire survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
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Ernst, Jeremy V.; Williams, Thomas O.; Clark, Aaron C.; Kelly, Daniel P.; Sutton, Kevin – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Over the past decade, teacher autonomy within the formal educational system has been a central topic of discussion among educational stakeholders. This study explored influence over school policy and classroom control (teacher autonomy) among in-service science, technology, and mathematics (STM) educators within the United States. The National…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Professional Autonomy, Elementary Secondary Education, School Policy
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Ward, Phillip; Tsuda, Emi; Dervent, Fatih; Devirlmez, Erhan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Little is known about how teachers acquire specialized content knowledge (SCK). We examine the hypothesis that SCK is not acquired from K-12 physical education and from extracurricular activities characterized by playing; instead, SCK must be explicitly taught to teachers. Method: Students were enrolled in either basic physical activity…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Ni, Yongmei; Yan, Rui; Pounder, Diana – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: Using the collective leadership framework, this study examines (a) how principals perceive their own influence and that of other key stakeholders in various school decisions and (b) how principals' perceived influences of other stakeholders are associated with their own influence. Research Method/Approach: This study uses the nationally…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness, Stakeholders
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Finnvold, Jon Erik – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This study explores the conditions that limit social participation for children with physical disabilities, and in particular, how school segregation practices affect participation in formal and informal after-school activities. In a sample of 491 children, to varying degrees, a majority of the children were taken out of ordinary classroom…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, School Segregation, Case Studies, After School Programs
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Abu-Tineh, Abdullah M.; Sadiq, Hissa M. – Professional Development in Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of effective professional development and effective models of professional development as perceived by school teachers in the State of Qatar. This study is quantitative in nature and was conducted using a survey methodology. Means, standard deviations, t-test, and one-way analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
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Sari, Mediha – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Student resistance, which can briefly be defined as the tendency to resist teaching activities, is student's reacting to the teaching-learning activities, teachers, or administrators knowingly and wilfully, many times intentionally in various ways. Resistance behaviours, which could be considered as the outpouring of the anger created by the…
Descriptors: Resistance (Psychology), Attitude Measures, Behavior Rating Scales, Student Behavior
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Takahashi, Tomoharu – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Since Rwanda decided that from 2009 English will be the sole medium of instruction from upper level primary school onwards, motivation for learning English has become an especially important issue. Therefore this study investigated motivation for Rwandan primary and secondary school students to learn English. The study was carried out in Nyagatare…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, English (Second Language)
Kane, Britnie Delinger; Rosenquist, Brooks – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Although coaching holds great promise for professional development, instructional coaches are often asked to take on responsibilities that are not focused on improving instruction. The authors discuss a quantitative study of four school districts and a qualitative analysis of a single district that, together, reveal how hiring practices and school…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Instructional Leadership, Faculty Development, Qualitative Research
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Reichenberg, Olof – Educational Studies, 2018
Student behavioural disengagement is a problem in many schools. This paper aims to explain why students' behavioural disengagement occurs and reoccurs in Swedish classrooms in terms of two mechanisms. Mechanisms that explain student disengagement are tested quantitatively and illustrated qualitatively with primary data consisting of 74…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Behavior, Peer Influence, Case Studies
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Keane, Lainey; Griffin, Claire P. – Irish Educational Studies, 2018
Self-assessment practices have been advocated in recent Irish educational documents due to their potential to enhance school children's learning and self-regulatory skills. However, the literature has highlighted how some children struggle to make accurate self-assessments of their academic work, which diminishes such positive effects (Keane and…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Prior Learning, Age Differences, Evaluation Problems
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Lenhoff, Sarah Winchell; Pogodzinski, Ben – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2018
Chronic absenteeism in K-12 schools is strongly associated with critical educational outcomes such as student achievement and graduation. Yet, the causes of chronic absenteeism are complex, with environmental, family/individual, and school factors all affecting the likelihood of a student attending school regularly. This exploratory study examines…
Descriptors: Attendance, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Effectiveness, Public Schools
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Boyce, Jared; Bowers, Alex J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Instructional leadership has been an active area of educational administration research over the past 30 years. However, there has been significant divergence in how instructional leadership has been conceptualized over time. The purpose of this paper is to present a comprehensive review of 25 years of quantitative instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Research, Meta Analysis, National Surveys
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