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Mitchell, Anthony J.; Shoho, Alan R. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2017
This study sought to determine if there was a relationship between teacher perceptions of educational change and student achievement. Teacher perceptions of change represented the independent variable and the dependent variable consisted of eleventh grade math Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills scores, cohort completion rates, and math…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Academic Achievement, Educational Change
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Pearson, William S. – TESL-EJ, 2018
Teacher corrective feedback is widely recognised as integral in supporting developing L2 writers. The potentially high pressure IELTS test preparation classroom presents a context where feedback has not yet been extensively studied. Consequently, teachers' approaches to corrective feedback on Writing Task 2, the essay component of IELTS Writing,…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Garn, Alex C.; Jolly, Jennifer L. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
This study used a self-determination theory lens to investigate high ability learners' motivational experiences. Participants were 15 high ability youth involved in a summer learning camp for gifted students. Two major themes emerged from qualitative data analysis: (a) "The Fun Factor of Learning" and (b) "The Rewards and Pressures…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Student Attitudes, High Achievement, Gifted
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Meuwissen, Kevin W. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2017
Adolescent learners stand to benefit when history teachers center their practice on investigating open-ended questions, interrogating evidence, and constructing persuasive arguments. Taking up this kind of teaching requires professional development (PD) experiences that are sustained, subject-specific, learning-focused, and collaborative and that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, History Instruction, Accountability, Comparative Analysis
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Alakaam, Amir A.; Castellanos, Diana C.; Bodzio, Jessica; Harrison, Lee – Journal of International Students, 2015
This study examines the dietary intake changes and factors related to dietary acculturation in international students attending an urban university in the United States. The researchers administered seven focus groups of college-age international students (n = 32) between June and August 2012. The participants were enrolled in Northeastern and…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Foreign Students, Urban Schools, College Students
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Heinz, Michael – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
The purpose of this preliminary study was to look at forensics-based competition events and determine what, if any, impact they could have on the language learning and public speaking skills of interpreters in training. This paper details the nature of the impromptu and extemporaneous speaking events in forensics competitions and introduces a…
Descriptors: Translation, Second Language Learning, Notetaking, Oral Language
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Clemens, Randall F. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
The case explores the challenges of school leaders to facilitate social justice-based reforms for low-income students of color who attend underperforming schools. In particular, it examines the 1st-year experiences of Principal Yolanda Lopez at Kennedy High School, an underperforming and underresourced urban public high school. Lopez is tasked…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Educational Change, Disadvantaged Schools, Social Justice
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Matta, Vic; Luce, Thom; Ciavarro, Gina – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
Creation of teams in professional and student contexts has been well researched and written about. The research landscape can be divided into instructor selected and student selected teams, both of which have advantages and disadvantages. The purpose of this paper is to combine the two techniques for creating teams in an effort to maximize the…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Academic Ability, Student Attitudes, Peer Groups
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Yeo, Melissa Mui Mei; Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda Myra – Roeper Review, 2014
This study aimed at investigating the impact of entering high-ability classes on the academic self-concept of high-ability primary girls in Singapore. Participants in this study are 91 Primary 4 girls, 30 high-ability pupils, and 61 pupils from classes that include high-, middle-, and low-ability pupils. This study utilized a mixed-method…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Elementary School Students, Females, Self Concept
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Palmer, Deborah; Rangel, Virginia Snodgrass – Educational Policy, 2011
This article contributes to an emerging body of literature on the impact of high stakes testing accountability policies on implementation and teaching practice. It uses a theory of implementation, sense-making, to highlight the process by which policy and context shape teacher decision making. We focus on teachers in bilingual classrooms in an…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, High Stakes Tests, Decision Making, Accountability
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Bardakci, Salih; Arslan, Omer; Can, Yafes – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the insights of high school students regarding their online learning experiences in the margin of cultural considerations. The study was designed in a qualitative pattern. The data were collected through a questionnaire including eight open ended questions along with demographics. A total of 30 high…
Descriptors: Online Courses, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Morris, Annie; Lafontaine, Marc; Pichette, François; de Serres, Linda – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
This study investigated the relationships between various affective variables and two measures of competence in English, for 190 South Korean high school students. A 55-item questionnaire was used to measure attitudes (Attitudes toward English Speakers and their Communities and Attitudes toward the English-speaking Culture), motivation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Affective Behavior, English (Second Language), Language Skills
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Wettlaufer, Jacqueline R. A.; Sider, Steve R. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
In this case, a high school vice-principal encounters tension and anger when she rewrites a staff member's report card comments without his knowledge. The case narrative examines the conflict that arises when, under time constraints and pressures to produce student reports, the vice-principal acts on a decision she believes is ethically correct…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, Assistant Principals
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Kirbulut, Zübeyde Demet; Beeth, Michael Edward – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2013
This study investigated high school students' understanding of fundamental chemistry concepts--states of matter, melting, evaporation, condensation, boiling, and vapor pressure, in relation to their understanding of the particulate nature of matter. A sample of six students (four females and two males) enrolled in a second year chemistry course at…
Descriptors: High School Students, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Science, Chemistry
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Kraal, Diane – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
This article makes a comparison across the unique educational settings of law and business schools in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and New Zealand to highlight differences in teaching methods necessary for culturally and ethnically mixed student cohorts derived from high migration, student mobility, higher education rankings…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students
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