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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The 2016 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 52nd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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King, Heather; Nomikou, Effrosyni – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
Teacher agency is considered key in shaping teachers' professional identities and decision-making capabilities. We suggest that the concept of agency also constitutes a useful tool for evaluating the successful implementation of new teaching approaches. In this paper we discuss findings from a teacher professional development programme aimed at…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Professional Autonomy, Professional Identity, Teacher Empowerment
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Doubet, Kristina J.; Southall, Gena – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
This study examined the extent to which middle and high school English teachers integrate reading and writing instruction as complementary processes. Using qualitative research methods, researchers investigated the following: (a) Do middle and high school English teachers conceive of and enact the teaching of reading and writing as integrated…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Middle Schools
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Decker-Woodrow, Lauren – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study investigates the relationship between internal teacher profiles and pre-K teacher-child interaction quality in the pre-K classroom. Two questions were addressed: (1) What internal profiles exist for pre-kindergarten (pre-K) teachers? and (2) Do internal profiles relate to observed structural and process quality in the pre-K classroom?…
Descriptors: Profiles, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Ott, Molly C.; Dippold, Lindsey K. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Recent research suggests at least half of community college faculty who are teaching part-time would rather have a full-time appointment (Cashwell, 2009; Kramer, Gloeckner, & Jacoby, 2014). Little is known, however, about what distinguishes those voluntarily teaching part-time from those preferring a full-time faculty position. This inquiry…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Part Time Faculty
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Tahir, Khazima – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of transformational teaching practices in learning and teaching of English as a second language in Pakistan. The study examined student descriptions about professorial charisma, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration in bachelor English programs, as well as how these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Transformative Learning
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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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Ward, Phillip; He, Yaohui; Wang, Xiaozan; Li, Weidong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Accurately measuring the content knowledge of teachers is critical to designing professional development to support their teaching. We examined the depth of specialized content knowledge (SCK), defined in terms of instructional tasks reported by teachers and factors that could affect their SCK. Method: Content maps were used to evaluate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Warren, Chezare A. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) offers elaborate empirical and theoretical conventions for becoming an effective teacher of diverse youth. Empathy has been found to improve classroom teachers' capacity to (re)act or respond to youth in ways that produce evidence of CRP. However, there are too few instructive models in teacher education that…
Descriptors: Empathy, Teacher Characteristics, Personality Traits, Culturally Relevant Education
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Schröder, Konrad – Language Learning Journal, 2018
The paper gives an overview of FLT in the German-speaking regions of Europe from medieval times to the present day, within a framework of language politics, communicative needs and educational ideologies. The languages addressed are French, Italian, Spanish, English, Russian and Turkish. Basic social and professional data of the various groups of…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational History
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Sato, Takahiro; Haegele, Justin A. – Professional Development in Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate in-service physical education teachers' engagement during online adapted physical education (APE) graduate professional development. This study was based on andragogy theory. All participants were in-service physical education teachers enrolled in a state-approved online APE endorsement program at a…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Grounded Theory, Teacher Attitudes
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Fletcher, Edward C., Jr. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2018
The purpose of this article was to examine faculty characteristics of CTE programs across the nation as well as identify the challenges and successes of implementing programs. Findings pointed to the overall decline of CTE full-time-equivalent faculty and the increase of adjunct faculty. In addition, findings demonstrated a lack of ethnic and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Vocational Education
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Brouskeli, Vasiliki; Kaltsi, Vasiliki; Loumakou, Maria – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
We investigated Greek secondary teachers' resilience and occupational well-being. We aimed to detect the role of participants' demographic characteristics and schools' characteristics, as well as the relationship of teachers' resilience with their occupational well-being. Two hundred and one secondary teachers from fifteen secondary schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Well Being, Secondary School Teachers
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Hadullo, Kennedy; Oboko, Robert; Omwenga, Elijah – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
There is a substantial increase in the use of learning management systems (LMSs) to support e-learning in higher education institutions, particularly in developing countries. This has been done with some measures of success and failure as well. There is evidence from literature that the provision of e-learning faces several quality issues relating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Quality, Case Studies
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Mingren, Zhao; Shiquan, Fu – Chinese Education & Society, 2018
The quality of rural teachers is a key factor affecting the quality of rural education. A better understanding of rural teachers is the basis for strengthening their development. It is possible to obtain a more holistic understanding of rural teachers' work and life through their identity. Based on a wealth of case-based information, rural teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Professional Identity, Elementary School Teachers
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