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Raje, Sonali – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Cross-connections between the sciences and mathematics are emphasized through the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards in the United States. One topic that is a common bridge between math and science is the concept of measurement and unit conversions in the metric/English system. This article uses a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Metric System, Scientific Literacy
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Ault, Melinda Jones; Spriggs, Amy D.; Bausch, Margaret E.; Courtade, Ginevra R. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
The University of Kentucky provides an alternative certification program to prepare teacher candidates in moderate and severe disabilities. Observations occur every semester that candidates are in the 2-year program and must be conducted all across Kentucky, often many miles away from campus. University researchers placed cameras in the classrooms…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Preservice Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Special Education
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Gurkan, Gulsah; Kahraman, Sibel – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate pre-service science teachers' argumentation skills, attitudes and knowledge levels regarding organ transplantation and donation (OTD). Teachers play a fundamental role in providing information to children/adolescents and could influence their attitudes. Organ transplantation is a life-saving hope for many…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Knowledge Level
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Butler, Jesse K.; Kane, Ruth G.; Morshead, Christopher E. – Urban Education, 2017
White Canadian teacher candidates are brought into direct dialogue with urban high school students through a yearlong immersion in a high school with a "demonized" image in the broader community. Interviews with students reveal experiences of school as "my safe space" and the predominance of a student culture not characterized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, High Schools, Student Attitudes
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Rigby, Chloe – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Children experience numerous types of learning transitions throughout their educational lives physically (changing schools) and substantively (moving through different key stages in school), and daily (in moving between subjects). One transition that is frequently overlooked within the British education system is that from the General Certificate…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Secondary Education, Student Adjustment
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DiCamillo, Lorrei; Bailey, Nancy M. – Social Studies, 2016
The authors of this article are two teacher educators who worked collaboratively to co-teach an interdisciplinary English and US history class to eleventh-grade students in an urban high school. They wanted to ensure the methods they were teaching preservice teachers were current and effective. The article discusses the foundational beliefs that…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Interdisciplinary Approach, Urban Schools, Charter Schools
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Butzler, Kelly B. – Computers in the Schools, 2016
Students at open-enrollment institutions enter college with a wide range of academic preparedness and are often required to take developmental classes to increase their academic skills to be successful in higher education. Further, few students possess self-regulated learning skills to aid in their learning. Researchers posited that academically…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Homework, Blended Learning
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Demirci, Neset – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
The main aim of this study was to determine the teaching practices of prospective high school physics teachers with respect to their preference for teaching as a traditionalist or as a constructivist. To study the beliefs of prospective high school physics teachers on this subject, firstly, the Teacher Belief Survey was administered to 135…
Descriptors: Physics, Secondary School Science, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Bosworth, Kris; Convertino, Christina; Hurwitz, Jason T. – American Secondary Education, 2014
School-wide approaches to increase college-going can potentially improve postsecondary education outcomes for all students. The ongoing process and challenges to establish such approaches are, however, little understood. Using qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews conducted with leaders at five public high schools in the Southwest,…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Semi Structured Interviews, High Schools, Public Schools
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Fenwick, Lisl; Endicott, Michele; Quinn, Marie; Humphrey, Sally – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Teacher education is effective when pre-service teachers are able to transfer knowledge from content areas to practice. This study investigates the extent to which curriculum and assessment designs, along with teaching practices, supported pre-service teachers to transfer knowledge gained about language from a first-year course into a second-year…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Design, Student Evaluation
Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of the study was to gain an understanding of the kinds of prior knowledge students bring with them from high school as it relates to the conventions of writing that they are expected to follow in ARTS 1110 Introduction to University. The research questions were "Can first-year students taking the Arts 1110 Introduction to…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Writing (Composition), College Freshmen, Essays
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Schauer, Alexandria; Cotner, Sehoya; Moore, Randy – American Biology Teacher, 2014
Students regard evolutionary theory differently than science in general. Students' reported confidence in their ability to understand science in general (e.g., posing scientific questions, interpreting tables and graphs, and understanding the content of their biology course) significantly outweighed their confidence in understanding evolution. We…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Evolution, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts
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Bergman, Daniel J. – School Community Journal, 2013
Two groups of teacher candidates completed a survey based on the Parent Teacher Association's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships at the start and end of the semester of a general methods course and corresponding fieldwork (practicum) experience. One group of participants (N[subscript "S"] = 60) completed their clinical…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Urban Schools, Field Experience Programs, Student Placement
Alfeld, Corinne; Bhattacharya, Sharika – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2013
The 2006 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act required that all career technical education (CTE) programs offer secondary to postsecondary programs of study (POS), which integrate rigorous academics, offer dual enrollment options, and lead to an industry-recognized degree or credential. Focused on improving students' transition to…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Postsecondary Education, Dual Enrollment