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Goodnough, Karen – Canadian Journal of Education, 2008
This article reports on the experiences and perceptions of K-12 teachers as they engaged in a participatory action research (PAR) project, "Science Across the Curriculum." Although the experiences and professional learning of two of the project participants are highlighted, the challenges that all participants experienced as they conceptualized…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Action Research, Teacher Attitudes, Teachers
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Ellis, Amy B. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2007
This article presents a cohesive, empirically grounded categorization system differentiating the types of generalizations students constructed when reasoning mathematically. The generalization taxonomy developed out of an empirical study conducted during a 3-week teaching experiment and a series of individual interviews. Qualitative analysis of…
Descriptors: Generalization, Classification, Experiments, Interviews
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Malone, Lizabeth M.; Cabili, Charlotte; Henderson, Jamila; Esposito, Andrea Mraz; Coolahan, Kathleen; Henke, Juliette; Asheer, Subuhi; O'Toole, Meghan; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Boller, Kimberly – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
This report contains resources to help researchers and policymakers review measures used in NCEE evaluations of educational interventions. The measures included in the Compendium are applicable to settings for preschool through grade 12. The Compendium discusses criteria and their importance in selecting measures for assessing intervention impacts…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Measurement Techniques, Profiles
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Boller, Kimberly; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Malone, Lizabeth M.; Baxter, Gail P.; West, Jerry – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
This report contains resources to help researchers and policymakers review measures used in NCEE evaluations of educational interventions. The measures included in the Compendium are applicable to settings for preschool through grade 12. The Compendium discusses criteria and their importance in selecting measures for assessing intervention impacts…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness
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Hall, Leigh A. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2005
This year-long case study examines how a struggling reader in a sixth-grade social studies class, a seventh grade mathematics class, and an eighth grade science class "transacted" with the reading task demands of her specific classroom. Through regular classroom observations and interviews, the researcher documents how each student responded to…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Social Studies, Science Education, Mathematics Education
Whitebook, Marcy; Gomby, Deanna; Bellm, Dan; Sakai, Laura; Kipnis, Fran – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2009
When it comes to teacher preparation, the support provided to new teachers, and ongoing professional development for working teachers, Grades K-12 and the field of early care and education (ECE) are two very different worlds. While both worlds assume that teachers' classroom skills and behavior can be influenced at multiple points in time (through…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Young Children, Educational Change, Professional Development
What Works Clearinghouse, 2005
This report reviews a study of the effects of "Saxon Algebra 1/2" on the mathematics achievement of 8th-grade students and a comparison of textbook content between the intervention and comparison curricula (Crawford & Raia, 1986). Crawford and Raia conducted three analyses with different subsets of the overall sample, but only one analysis is…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Algebra
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Youn, Soonkyoung – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Since the Internet was introduced in the field of Educational Technology, it has predominantly been seen as an instructional tool. A number of educational technologists point out that the Internet can be a powerful instructional tool that encourages learners to be involved in problem-solving by using a great deal of information and to enlarge and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Virtual Classrooms, Interpersonal Communication, Student Attitudes
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Lapkin, Sharon; Swain, Merrill – Foreign Language Annals, 2004
One of the advantages of having students work in pairs on language-related tasks is that teachers and researchers can listen to what the students say as they carry out their assigned tasks. What they say offers insights into the students' beliefs about the target language they are learning and using, and reflects the cognitive processes they use…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Cognitive Processes, Immersion Programs, French
Cleaver, Elizabeth; Ireland, Eleanor; Kerr, David; Lopes, Joana – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2006
The Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study, conducted by the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), aims to identify, measure and evaluate the extent to which effective practice in citizenship education develops in schools so that such practice can be promoted widely. The…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Student Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries