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Chauraya, Million; Brodie, Karin – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Professional learning communities as a form of teacher development have been in existence internationally for some time now and more recently in South Africa. Although strong claims have been made for their influence on teacher practices, very few research studies have investigated these claims. This paper presents a case study that connects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Mathematics Teachers
Ford, Eastman Bryant, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Historically, there have been different types of instructional practice in education. Before the mid-1980s, administrators pushed content. In the mid-1980s, it was Effective Teaching with the Six-Point Lesson Plan. There were many observations with the Career Ladder of which the researcher was a participant in the pilot program. There came…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Parent Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Mathematics Teachers
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Christ, Tanya; Arya, Poonam; Chiu, Ming Ming – Teaching Education, 2017
This study focused on two professional learning communities (PLCs) situated in literacy education practica courses. How four PLC resources (colleagues, facilitators, readings, and videos) were related to outcomes, including teachers' learning, teachers' application of this learning, and subsequent students' learning, was examined. Participants…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Outcomes of Education, Lesson Plans
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Dillon, Anna – Childhood Education, 2018
The third annual research symposium at Zakher KG School in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), presented an exciting opportunity for the 33 teachers in the school to present their findings from classroom-based action research conducted within their professional learning communities. In this brief article, one attendee describes an unexpected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Researchers, Action Research, Communities of Practice
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Borda, Emily; Warren, Shannon; Coskie, Tracy L.; Larson, Bruce E.; Hanley, Dan; Cohen, Jessica – School-University Partnerships, 2018
The Whole School Success Partnership (TWSSP) worked to develop practices and cultures that emphasized student success in five middle and high schools. Because this project took place in secondary schools where teachers have disciplinary specializations, the whole school approach came with unique opportunities and challenges. Here we describe how…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Change, Secondary Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Barzanò, Giovanna; Cortiana, Paola; Jamison, Ian; Lissoni, Maria; Raffio, Lorenzo – Multicultural Education Review, 2017
In today's multicultural world, digital tools may become a powerful means to building a culture of dialogue that supports "culturally responsive" teaching within imaginative multicultural learning environments. Students can develop global competencies, learning more about others' and their own culture as part of their personal…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Cultural Awareness
Joyner, Barbara – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In 1 urban Tennessee school, students in Grades 3 through 5 had not met adequate yearly progress in reading for the past 5 years. The purpose of this case study was to explore teachers' perceptions of current district-recommended teaching practice in reading. The research questions related to current instructional strategies, teaching practices,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Hutchison, Amy C.; Woodward, Lindsay – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background: Presently, models of professional development aimed at supporting teachers' technology integration efforts are often short and decontextualized. With many schools across the country utilizing standards that require students to engage with digital tools, a situative model that supports building teachers' knowledge within their…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Faculty Development
Spencer-Johnson, Elizabeth J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have emerged in the last 20 years as a popular professional development initiative. However, despite a wealth of PLC literature available, researchers have found that forming teacher communities does not automatically result in improved teaching practices that support student learning. This qualitative…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, Principals
Cheng, Pamela L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Calls for educational technology integration over more than thirty years have taken on new urgency in an era of computerized assessments for accountability. As Internet Communication Technology (ICT) becomes more widely available, the digital divide is evolving into a digital use divide, characterized by differences between students' productive…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Communities of Practice, Discourse Analysis, Information Technology
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White, Dorothy Y.; Gomez, Carlos Nicolas; Rushing, Fred; Hussain, Nicholas; Patel, Kristina; Pratt, Jason – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2018
Take a moment to think about the students class. What are their mathematical strengths? How can a teacher know a mathematical strength when they see it? Can teachers identify at least one mathematical strength for every student? More important, how are teachers using students' strengths in their mathematics classrooms? Teaching is a complex…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle Schools, Communities of Practice
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Dressler, Roswita – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Bilingual language education in Canada comprises Bilingual Programs in minority languages and programs in official languages (e.g., French immersion). However, pedagogy in Bilingual Programs has not been studied to the same depth as it has been in French Immersion, so little is known about the teaching practices within them. Immersion pedagogy,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Language Minorities
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De Neve, Debbie; Devos, Geert – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Research has shown that adequate support from the school environment is necessary to help beginning teachers in applying differentiated instruction (DI), but how schools can aid in this process remains unclear. This qualitative study explores how professional learning communities (PLCs), an indicator of a supportive school environment, can enhance…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Comparative Analysis, Special Needs Students
Mintz, Chelsey A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this action research study was to examine the effects of implementing an online professional learning community (PLC) designed explicitly for teachers of gifted and talented (GT) English language arts (ELA) courses. The present action research (AR) is a limited mixed design study, including quantitative and qualitative elements, to…
Descriptors: Surveys, Likert Scales, Communities of Practice, Semi Structured Interviews
Novak, Renata Pessoa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This applied dissertation was designed to verify the effectiveness of professional learning communities (PLC), as it relates to the participation of administrators and teachers. Prior studies have emphasized the importance of continuing learning experiences for school administrators while working. Chiptin (2013) pointed out the importance of a…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Interprofessional Relationship, Communities of Practice, Mixed Methods Research
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