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Knapp, Michael S. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2017
This article addresses a gap in methodological writing, concerning typical practice in designing qualitative inquiry, especially in research on educational leadership. The article focuses on how qualitative research designs are actually developed and explores implications for scholars' work, especially for new scholars and for methods teachers.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Instructional Leadership, College Faculty, Research Design
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Knewstubb, Bernadette; Nicholas, Howard – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
Numerous higher education researchers have studied the ways in which students' or academics' beliefs and conceptions affect their educational experiences and outcomes. However, studying the learning-teaching relationship has proved challenging, requiring researchers to simultaneously address both the invisible internal world(s) of the student and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Educational Research, Research Methodology
Shagoury, Ruth; Power, Brenda Miller – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
Teacher research is an extension of good teaching, observing students closely, analyzing their needs, and adjusting the curriculum to fit the needs of all. In this completely updated second edition of their definitive work, Ruth Shagoury and Brenda Miller Power present a framework for teacher research along with an extensive collection of…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Research Methodology, Guides, Personal Narratives
Fleming, Josephine, Ed.; Gibson, Robyn, Ed.; Anderson, Michael, Ed. – Routledge Research in Education, 2015
This book presents ground-breaking research on the ways the Arts fosters motivation and engagement in both academic and non-academic domains. It reports on mixed method, international research that investigated how the Arts make a difference in the lives of young people. Drawing on the findings of a longitudinal quantitative study led by the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Outcomes of Education, Learning Motivation, Learner Engagement
Bland, Jennifer; Sherer, David; Guha, Roneeta; Woodworth, Katrina; Shields, Patrick; Tiffany-Morales, Juliet; Campbell, Ashley – Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2011
This paper presents the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd's 13th annual report on the status of the teaching profession in California, focusing on the role of the principal in supporting teaching quality. More specifically, the report discusses fiscal and policy trends, the competing demands of the principalship,…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Principals, Administrator Role, Teacher Effectiveness
Khine, Myint Swe, Ed.; Saleh, Issa M., Ed. – IGI Global, 2013
"Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning" examines the challenges involved in the development of modern curriculum models, teaching strategies, and assessments in science education in order to prepare future students in the 21st century economies. This comprehensive collection of research brings together science educators,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Physical Sciences, Learning Theories
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Young, Evelyn – Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
Although culturally relevant pedagogy is widely espoused and applied in educational research and practice, it is often not commonly understood as a conceptual framework that advocates the elements of academic success, cultural competence, and sociopolitical consciousness. This study was a grassroots attempt to work collaboratively with a group of…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Research Methodology, Action Research, Qualitative Research
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Nocon, Honorine; Nilsson, Monica; Cole, Michael – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2004
On the basis of extensive research on university-community collaborative education projects in southern California and southern Sweden, this article proposes two roles and a research strategy and approach as elements essential to sustained collaboration. Recognition and fulfillment of the roles of "spider" and "firesoul," while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Community Relationship, Ethnography, Educational Anthropology
Dinella, Lisa M., Ed. – APA Books, 2009
What are the common pitfalls experienced by school researchers and how can they be avoided? Edited by Lisa M. Dinella of Monmouth University, "Conducting Science-Based Psychology Research in Schools" includes the collective knowledge of both established and emerging names in the field, providing an unparalleled resource for those interested in…
Descriptors: Research Design, Psychological Studies, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Firth, Rhiannon – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2013
This article explores the possibility of developing an ethico-politically coherent and practical research framework for studying the learning and knowledge-production and dissemination processes of utopian groups and movements. It seeks to develop understanding of utopias by identifying and conceptualizing their pedagogical aspects. At the same…
Descriptors: Criticism, Research Methodology, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Ogawa, Rodney T.; Crain, Rhiannon; Loomis, Molly; Ball, Tamara – Educational Researcher, 2008
This article is intended to spark a discussion between two research communities--scholars who study learning and scholars who study educational organizations. A secondary purpose is to encourage researchers to look beyond schools to examine learning in other types of educational organizations. The authors outline a framework to guide research on…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Organizational Theories, Research Methodology, Organizations (Groups)
Dooly, Melinda; O'Dowd, Robert – Peter Lang Bern, 2012
This book provides an accessible introduction to some of the methods and theoretical approaches for investigating foreign language (FL) interaction and exchange in online environments. Research approaches which can be applied to Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) are outlined, followed by discussion of the way in which tools and techniques for…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Computer Mediated Communication, Action Research, Research Methodology
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Mott, Rebecca – Journal of Extension, 2018
With today's technology, Extension professionals have a variety of tools available for program evaluation. This article describes an innovative platform called VoiceThread that has been used in many classrooms but also is useful for conducting virtual focus group research. I explain how this tool can be used to collect qualitative participant…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Extension Education, Qualitative Research
Liu, Xiufeng – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
This book meets a demand in the science education community for a comprehensive and introductory measurement book in science education. It describes measurement instruments reported in refereed science education research journals, and introduces the Rasch modeling approach to developing measurement instruments in common science assessment domains,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Textbooks, Research Methodology, Science Tests
University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
Districts now have access to a wealth of new information that can help target students with appropriate supports and bring focus and coherence to college readiness efforts. However, the abundance of data has brought its own challenges. Schools and school systems are often overwhelmed with the amount of data available. The capacity of districts to…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Indicators, College Preparation, School Districts
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