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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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Allen, William; Hyde, Mervyn; Whannel, Robert; O'Neill, Maureen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Regional and national interest in reforming teaching in Indonesia has seen governments, NGOs and education specialists combine to drive pedagogical changes among school teachers there. Results of these programs have been indifferent at best. This paper reports on teacher reform programs in Provinsi Papua, one of the most marginal societies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Moral, Cristina; Martín-Romera, Ana; Martínez-Valdivia, Estefanía; Olmo-Extremera, Marta – School Leadership & Management, 2018
The paper we present here is part of the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP), which is designed to analyse the characteristic traits of successful leadership in different contexts and countries [Day, C., and K. Leithwood. 2007. "Successful School Leadership in Times of Change." Dordrecht: Springer-Kluwer; Day,…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Principals, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Effectiveness
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Swart, Fenna; de Graaff, Rick; Onstenk, Jeroen; Knezic, Dubravka – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper describes teacher educators' understanding of language for classroom communication in higher education. We argue that teacher educators who are aware of their personal practical knowledge of language have a better understanding of their students' language use and provide better support for knowledge construction. Personal practical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Educators, Knowledge Level
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Tsegay, Samson Maekele; Zegergish, Mulgeta Zemuy; Ashraf, Muhammad Azeem – Higher Education for the Future, 2018
Using semi-structured interview and review of documents, this study analyzes the pedagogical practices and students' experiences in Eritrean Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The study indicated that pedagogical practices are affected by instructors' pedagogical skills and perceptions, and the teaching-learning environment. Moreover, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Practices, Teaching Skills, Semi Structured Interviews
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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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Lynch, Jacqueline – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
An intervention study was conducted with preschool teachers to address their beliefs and practice in the area of language and literacy. A total of 27 preschool teachers, each from different early childcare centers, participated in three 1-day professional learning sessions over the course of 9 months. Learning sessions focused on three different…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Workshops, Faculty Development, Intervention
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Brown, Chris; Schildkamp, Kim; Hubers, Mireille D. – Educational Research, 2017
Background: Data-based decision-making (DBDM) and research-informed teaching practice (RITP) are key to teacher and school improvement. Currently, however, DBDM and RITP represent two distinct approaches to developing evidence-informed practice (EIP) and do not correspond to the all-encompassing notion of EIP envisaged by many academics and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods, Decision Making
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Lotter, Christine R.; Miller, Cory – Research in Science Education, 2017
In this paper, we explore middle school science teachers' learning of inquiry-based instructional strategies through reflection on practice teaching sessions during a summer enrichment program with middle level students. The reflection sessions were part of a larger year-long inquiry professional development program in which teachers learned…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Drew, Steve; Phelan, Liam; Lindsay, Katherine; Carbone, Angela; Ross, Bella; Wood, Kayleen; Stoney, Susan; Cottman, Caroline – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Peer observation of teaching can provide valuable insights into effective educational practices. By adopting a developmental focus, peer observation can also provide insights into how practices might be enhanced and, importantly, how enhancements in practices might be aligned to teachers' development goals. However, a review of peer observation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Peer Evaluation, Observation
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Williford, Amanda P.; Carter, Lauren M.; Maier, Michelle F.; Hamre, Bridget K.; Cash, Anne; Pianta, Robert C.; Downer, Jason T. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
This study built on prior research regarding the effectiveness of the National Center for Research in Early Childhood Education (NCRECE) course by exploring the individual course components. Core aspects of course engagement and performance were described and examined in relation to improvements in the observed quality of teacher-child…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Course Content, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Student Relationship
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