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Robinson, Susan Rubino – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative phenomenological study sought to explore the perceptions of experienced teachers regarding cooperative learning training and its implementation in the classroom. Twelve total participants, nine teachers and three administrators, volunteered for this six-week study at a private, K3-12 school in Broward County, Florida. The study's…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Experienced Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Cooperative Learning
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Tichnor-Wagner, Ariel; Harrison, Christopher; Cohen-Vogel, Lora – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2016
Purpose: Research indicates that a culture of learning is a key factor in building high schools that foster academic achievement in all students. Yet less is known about which elements of a culture of learning differentiate schools with higher levels of academic performance. To fill this gap, this comparative case study examined the cultures of…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Recchia, Susan L.; Beck, Lisa M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2014
This article is part of a larger exploratory study that followed preservice early childhood teachers through their program and into their first year of practice, giving voice to their understandings of quality teaching and learning, and insight into the ways their preservice program prepared them for the challenges of teaching in diverse settings.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Reflective Teaching
Mcmillen, Shelley R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Due to the growing importance of the professional role of teachers, effective evaluation practices are essential to ensuring highly qualified educators. The problem addressed was how Volusia County School teachers in the state of Florida experienced the teacher evaluation process and how that impacted the effectiveness of instructional practices…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Case Studies, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
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Wilson, Adrianne – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2016
The primary purpose of this research is to illuminate perceptions and lived experiences of secondary teachers through their involvement in a Professional Learning Community (PLC). Teachers' experiences within a PLC were examined for patterns of cultivated leadership. The second purpose of the study was to identify variables that either promote or…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Leadership, Professionalism, Secondary School Teachers
Silander, Megan; Chavez-Reilly, Michael; Weinstein, Meryle – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2015
Teaching entrepreneurship--how to create, grow and run a business or organization--is one potential means to increase college and career readiness skills. Learning how to start a business can improve critical thinking, communication and collaboration (Gallagher, Stepien, & Rosenthal, 1992; Hmelo, 1998), which are key qualities for academic as…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Business Skills
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Jacobs, Jennifer; Burns, Rebecca W.; Yendol-Hoppey, Diane – Professional Development in Education, 2015
Teachers today operate in highly politicized accountability environments where quick results, typically measured by K-12 test scores, are demanded. Although focusing on student learning outcomes is critical, equally essential is assuring that teacher learning opportunities which can strengthen instruction are available to teachers. A decade ago,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Equal Education, Professional Development, High Stakes Tests
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Liu, Feng; Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Dawson, Kara; Barron, Ann E. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
The purpose of this research was to design and test a model of classroom technology integration in the context of K-12 schools. The proposed multilevel path analysis model includes teacher, contextual, and school related variables on a teacher's use of technology and confidence and comfort using technology as mediators of classroom technology…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Elementary Secondary Education, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Path Analysis
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Glazer, Jeremy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
For most teachers in the United States, teaching is no longer a career-long occupation. This article examines the narratives of a particular group of leavers, former teachers who made significant investments in their teacher training and who taught for at least three years before making the decision to exit. The accounts of these invested leavers…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Autonomy
Viner, Mark; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2016
The authors present this interview with Eric Chiang, Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Instructional Technology, and Technology Director for the Online MBA Program at Florida Atlantic University. He has authored 26 peer-reviewed research publications and is the author of "CoreEconomics," an economic principles textbook now in…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Technology, Career Development, Profiles
Malova, Irina – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This comparative case study investigated integrated reading-writing instruction (IRWI) as an approach for writing instruction implemented after the adoption of Common Core State Standards (NGA & CCSSO, 2010a). Specifically, I explored the nature of IRWI through video-recorded observations of writing instruction, teachers' perspectives towards…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Literacy Education, English
Stecher, Brian M.; Garet, Michael S.; Hamilton, Laura S.; Steiner, Elizabeth D.; Robyn, Abby; Poirier, Jeffrey; Holtzman, Deborah; Fulbeck, Eleanor S.; Chambers, Jay; de los Reyes, Iliana Brodziak – RAND Corporation, 2016
To improve the U.S. education system through more-effective classroom teaching, in school year 2009-2010, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced four Intensive Partnership for Effective Teaching sites. The Intensive Partnerships Initiative is based on the premise that efforts to improve instruction can benefit from high-quality measures…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Program Implementation
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Kortecamp, Karen L.; Harper, Ben; Green, Colin D. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Success in reading is often a predictor of broader school success, and children who finish elementary school with weak reading skills are at very high risk for dropping out of high school. Increasingly, early literacy programs are incorporating digital applications to enhance literacy teaching and learning. This evaluation of five teachers in…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration, Information Technology
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Hadjioannou, Xenia – American Educational Research Journal, 2007
Authentic discussions are dialogically oriented classroom interactions where participants present and consider multiple perspectives and often use others' input in constructing their contributions. Despite their instructional effectiveness, authentic discussions are reportedly rare in classrooms. This qualitative case study examines the features…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Physical Environment, Classroom Environment, Instructional Effectiveness
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Forrer, Donald A.; Wyant, Nancey A.; Gordin, Patricia C. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
The conceptual framework for this research describes the processes faculty use to create an online course that meets learning outcomes while creating a positive learning experience for the online student. This involves acceptance of technology to create a course structured for inductive learning in addition to traditional deductive learning. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation, College Faculty
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