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Arkhipenka, Volha; Dawson, Susan; Fitriyah, Siti; Goldrick, Susan; Howes, Andrew; Palacios, Nahielly – Educational Research, 2018
Background: This paper considers the role of collaborative enquiry as a means of developing equity in education. The context was a collaborative project in which a university was supporting local schools in carrying out enquiry into their practice, with the purpose of moving the practice towards greater equity. Purpose: The research question…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change, Inquiry, Teacher Collaboration
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Dogan, Selçuk; Yurtseven, Nihal – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of teachers' professional learning opportunities on instructional quality, which represents a combined approach of behaviorist, cognitivist, and constructivist principles in teaching. We incorporated professional learning communities (PLCs), professional development (PD) days, as well as 3 PD…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Educational Quality, Predictor Variables, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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Sahan, Gülsün – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The aim of this study is to evaluate the teaching ethics principles according to the opinions of the prospective teachers. From the teaching profession ethics principles of the students, the positive and negative aspects of professionalism, service, responsibility, justice, equality, ensuring a healthy and safe environment, morality, honesty,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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van der Scheer, Emmelien A.; Visscher, Adrie J. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Data-based decision making (DBDM) is an important element of educational policy in many countries, as it is assumed that student achievement will improve if teachers worked in a data-based way. However, studies that evaluate rigorously the effects of DBDM on student achievement are scarce. In this study, the effects of an intensive…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Intervention, Decision Making, Management Information Systems
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Kallery, Maria – Research in Science Education, 2018
In this paper, we present a professional development/upgrading programme in science for early-years teachers and investigate its impact on the teachers' competencies in relation to their knowledge and teaching of science. The basic idea of the programme was to motivate the teachers by making them members of an action research group aimed at…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Competencies
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Agustin, Ma. Lourdes S.; Montebon, Darryl Roy T. – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2018
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration aims to unite the South East Asian countries to promote better opportunities for the member countries in different areas such as economics and education. As a response, Philippine Normal University spearheaded the formation of the Association of Southeast Asian Teacher Education Network to…
Descriptors: Teacher Exchange Programs, Role of Education, Student Mobility, Regional Cooperation
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Meizlish, Deborah S.; Wright, Mary C.; Howard, Joseph; Kaplan, Matthew L. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This paper presents a quasi-experimental evaluation of a required, teaching-focused, new faculty program at a large research university. The study makes use of institutional data, including student evaluations of teaching and faculty participation in educational development activities, which are available on many campuses yet rarely used in…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, School Statistics, Beginning Teachers
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Nuha, Muhammad 'Azmi; Waluya, S. B.; Junaedi, Iwan – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Creative thinking is very important in the modern era so that it should be improved by doing efforts such as making a lesson that train students to pose their own problems. The purposes of this research are (1) to give an initial description of students about mathematical creative thinking level in Problem Posing Model with Lesson Study approach…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Creativity, Creative Development, Creative Thinking
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Chan, Man Ching Esther; Clarke, David J.; Clarke, Doug M.; Roche, Anne; Cao, Yiming; Peter-Koop, Andrea – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018
The major premise of this project is that teachers learn from the act of teaching a lesson. Rather than asking "What must a teacher already know in order to practice effectively?", this project asks "What might a teacher learn through their activities in the classroom and how might this learning be optimised?" In this project,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Case Studies, Online Surveys
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
Research shows that teachers affect student learning more than any other factor. The Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance, a collaborative partnership of educators, policymakers, and researchers, seeks to improve educator quality through research and analytic technical support. Initially focused on Texas, the alliance has expanded to include…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Improvement, Educational Quality
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Brown, Jo-Anne – Physics Teacher, 2018
Psychology has been an avocation of mine for almost 20 years, and over the past decade I have begun integrating this knowledge into my classroom. My first introduction to psychology was through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. MBTI looks at preferences in how people interact with the world around them. By recognizing how different students…
Descriptors: Psychology, Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Gimba, R. W.; Hassan, A. M.; Yaki, A. A; Chado, A. M. – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
It has been observed that students shy away from the study of Science and Technology even though Science and Technology occupies a central position in the development of the nation. This shows the negative attitude and poor performance of students in Science and Technology. This has prompted the research into teachers and students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Technology Education, Student Attitudes
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Ehri, Linnea C.; Flugman, Bert – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
Teaching systematic phonics effectively to beginning readers requires specialized knowledge and training which many primary grade teachers lack. The current study examined effects of a year-long mentoring program to improve teachers' knowledge and effectiveness in teaching phonics and the extent that it improved students' achievement in reading…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mentors, Phonics
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Chatelier, Stephen; Rudolph, Sophie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The professionalisation of teaching in Australia is a policy shift that transpires within broader policy dynamics which are increasingly influenced by neoliberal logics. In this article we examine teacher responsibility through analysis of a new measure introduced in Victoria. This requires teachers to prove professional development hours in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Responsibility, Professionalism, Faculty Development
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