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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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Milner, H. Richard, IV; Tenore, F. Blake – Urban Education, 2010
Classroom management continues to be a serious concern for teachers and especially in urban and diverse learning environments. The authors present the culturally responsive classroom management practices of two teachers from an urban and diverse middle school to extend the construct, culturally responsive classroom management. The principles that…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Diversity, Student Behavior
Kauko, Jaakko, Ed.; Rinne, Risto, Ed.; Takala, Tuomas, Ed. – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
The question of quality has become one of the most important framing factors in education and has been of growing interest to international organisations and national policymakers for decades. "Politics of Quality in Education" focuses on Brazil, China, and Russia, part of the so-called emerging nations' BRICS block, and draws on a…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Politics of Education, Quality Assurance, Evaluation
Lansiquot, Reneta D. – IGI Global, 2013
Involving two or more academic subjects, interdisciplinary studies aim to blend together broad perspectives, knowledge, skills, and epistemology in an educational setting. By focusing on topics or questions too broad for a single discipline to cover, these studies strive to draw connections between seemingly different fields. Cases on…
Descriptors: Enrichment, Organizational Change, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
Toso, Blaire Willson, Ed. – Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, 2013
The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) presents, alongside the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Penn State University, these proceedings from the research strand at the 22nd National Conference on Family Literacy. Through these sessions, NCFL's conference continues to provide the latest research in family education…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Parent Participation, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education
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Kang, Nam-Hwa – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2007
This study reports teachers' learning through action research on students' conceptual understanding. The study examined (a) the teachers' views about science teaching and learning, (b) the teachers' learning about their teaching practices and (c) the conditions that supported the teachers' learning through action research. A total of 14 elementary…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Action Research, Professional Development
Kim, Kyoungna; Grabowski, Barbara L.; Sharma, Priya – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Only few studies have explicitly attended to the nature of the perceived underlying factors that prompt young adolescents' reflective thinking in association with K-12 learning environment. This paper focuses on an analysis of the factors that are perceived by young students as prompting their reflective thinking and how those factors apply to the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Thinking Skills, Classroom Environment
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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)
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Nitecki, Danuta A.; Simpson, Katherine – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
Lack of commonly used vocabulary for informal learning environments hinders precise communication concerning what is observed, assessed, and understood about the relationship between space and learning. This study empirically extends taxonomies of terms and phrases that describe such relationships through content analysis of descriptions of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Taxonomy, Vocabulary, Content Analysis
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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Dutt-Doner, Karen M.; Cook-Cottone, Catherine; Allen, Susan – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2007
Authentic and constructive learning experiences that include analysis of primary source documents are necessary elements of effective social studies teaching (Bailyn, 1994; Leinhardt, Stainton, & Virji, 1994; Wineburg & Wilson, 1991; Young & Leinhardt, 1998). This study examines the abilities of 70 fifth and seventh grade students to complete…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Grade 7, Thinking Skills, Classroom Environment
Day, Christopher, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The International Handbook of Teacher and School Development brings together a collection of research and evidence-based authoritative writings which focus on international teacher and school development. Drawing on research from 18 countries across 7 continents, the 40 chapters are grouped into 10 themes which represent key aspects of teacher and…
Descriptors: Teachers, Expectation, Teaching (Occupation), Accountability
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Angell, Ann V. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 1991
Reviews theory and research on the relationship between classroom climate and citizenship outcomes in elementary settings. Compares democratic learning environments described by three studies. Suggests that free expression, peer interaction in cooperative activities, respect for diverse viewpoints, and student participation in decision making…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment, Cooperative Learning, Democracy
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Pfeifer, Michael; Holtappels, Heinz Gunter – European Educational Research Journal, 2008
Following the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment for Germany, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research founded the capital investment program "Future Education and Care" as a federal measure to support the expansion of all-day schooling in Germany. During this process it became obvious that learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Socioeconomic Status, Time Management
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Lucas, Patricia; Fleming, Jenny; Bhosale, Julie – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Work-integrated learning (WIL) research is heavily steeped in particular contexts making it highly suited to flexible, multiple perspective methodologies, such as case study. However, case study methodology is often criticized for being too specific, not generalizable and limited in what it can contribute to theory. In addition, there is often…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, Educational Research
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