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Fernandez, Luis Martinez – Social Education, 2013
The topics of Columbus's voyages of exploration, the first encounters between Amerindians and Europeans, and the ensuing collision of their respective worlds provide ample opportunities for creative and stimulating pedagogical approaches that go beyond the stale memorization of dates, places, and names. This essay and accompanying classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, United States History, American Indian History, Intergroup Relations
Lee, Seungyoun – Multicultural Education, 2009
Through case-based pedagogy, this study provides preservice teachers the opportunities to develop a sense of the multicultural context and to acknowledge their knowledge about diversity. This study creates the chances for preservice teachers to share personal backgrounds and experiences with peers to help them develop open-minded attitudes and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
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Stewart, Olivia G.; Jordan, Michelle E. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Recent scholarship highlights the wealth of varied and interconnected opportunities for learning science that informal environments can provide; yet, participants with different experiences, knowledge, and backgrounds do not all learn in the same ways. Thus, studies are needed that examine how particular participants take up learning opportunities…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Science Education, STEM Education
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Oliver, Kimberly L.; Hamzeh, Manal; McCaughtry, Nate – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
Drawing on feminist, poststructural, and critical theories, the purpose of this research was to understand 5th-grade girls' self-identified barriers to physical activity and work with them to find ways of negotiating those barriers in order to increase their physical activity opportunities. We worked with 11 girls in two elementary schools in…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level, Grade 5
Morel, Nina J. – Educational Leadership, 2019
Just like in an athletic coaching session, you get out of instructional coaching what you put in. Here, Nina J. Morel, author of "Learning from Coaching: How Do I Work with an Instructional Coach to Grow as a Teacher?" (ASCD, 2014), shares six tips for teachers to bring their "A" game to the coaching process--and improve their…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Teacher Improvement, Administrator Role, Athletic Coaches
Clayton, Marian S. – Today's Education, 1978
A multilingual teacher discusses her approach to teaching non-English-speaking children. (JD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Multilingualism
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Utomo, Dwiyono Hari; Aliman, Muhammad – Review of International Geographical Education, 2021
The geographical and astronomical position of the Indonesian archipelago causes Indonesia to have two seasons, namely the rainy and dry seasons. The rainy season occurs in October-March, and the dry season occurs in March-October. The rainy season often occurs with high rain intensity, especially during the La-Nina period, on the other hand, the…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Climate, Geography Instruction, Environmental Education
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Batrouny, Nicole; Wendell, Kristen; Andrews, Chelsea; Dalvi, Tejaswini – Science and Children, 2021
The engineering design process (EDP) can be a wonderful tool to nurture creative problem-solving abilities, prepare students to tackle problems with intentional planning, and encourage learning from failures. Many lesson plans and instructional strategies are guided by the EDP (Hill Cunningham, Mott, and Hunt 2018). In this article, the authors…
Descriptors: Design, Science Education, Engineering Education, Teaching Methods
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Nayan, Nasir; Hashim, Mohmadisa; Mahat, Hanifah; Saleh, Yazid; Norkhaidi, Saiyidatina Balkhis – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2020
Climate literacy is one way to assess youth awareness about current climate change phenomena such as El-Nino or La-Nina. This article aims to build a model of climate change mitigation practices and adaptation among youth in Malaysia, especially in the historical state of Malacca. A total of 400 youth respondents residing in the state of Malacca…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Change, Knowledge Level
Bailey, John P.; Hess, Frederick M. – American Enterprise Institute, 2020
Schools connect students with peers and mentors, channel youthful energy into productive pursuits, teach essential academic skills and knowledge, and give overwhelmed parents room to breathe and work. Adapting to the challenges of COVID-19 gives America's schools the opportunity to provide what is uniquely possible in the schoolhouse while seeking…
Descriptors: School Closing, Educational Planning, Educational Change, Distance Education
Humphrey, Daniel C.; O'Day, Jennifer – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
California's new Statewide System of Support is grounded in the fundamental principles of the Local Control Funding Formula, especially its emphasis on the central role of local educators in determining the best approaches to improvement. This report examines the early implementation of the System of Support, with a focus on the work of the county…
Descriptors: State Programs, Funding Formulas, Program Implementation, School Districts
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O'Malley, Michael P.; Asher, Nina; Beck, Brandon L.; Capper, Colleen A.; Lugg, Catherine A.; Murphy, Jason P.; Whitlock, Reta Ugena – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
This collection of distinct scholarly essays deliberatively turns to queer experience and theorizing as a resource for constructing vibrant qualitative research designs. Queer theory offers a breadth of epistemological and methodological possibilities for qualitative projects that are too frequently overlooked for many reasons. These reasons…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Social Theories, Qualitative Research, Research Design
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Plutino, Alessia, Ed.; Borthwick, Kate, Ed.; Corradini, Erika, Ed. –, 2019
This edited collection presents a selection of contributions made to the 12th eLearning symposium, held at the University of Southampton, in January 2019. It focuses on how innovative and creative language teaching approaches can respond to modern, ever-transforming educational landscapes. The contributors are educators from higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Virtual Classrooms, Electronic Learning
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Xu, Xiaodong; Pan, Meizhu; Dai, Haoyun; Zhang, Hui; Lu, Yiyi – Second Language Research, 2019
Conjunctions play a crucial role in the construction of a coherent mental representation by signaling coherence relations between clauses, especially for second language users. By using event-related potentials (ERPs), this study aimed to investigate how different conjunctions ("so," "and," "although," or a "full…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Second Language Learning, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Native Language
Rothenberg, Dianne – 1997
Results of national studies suggest that for girls, the middle grades can be a time of significant decline in self-esteem and academic achievement. Reasons for this decline are not clearly indicated by research, but it is likely that multiple factors are involved. One factor is the preferential treatment boys receive in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Attitudes, Cultural Differences, Developmental Stages
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