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Almaguer, Isela; Esquierdo, J. Joy – Online Submission, 2013
It is essential to support bilingual learners' language and academic development; however, teaching second language learners English has taken precedence over teaching content area knowledge and vocabulary, specifically for language arts. The focus has shifted from content area instruction to primarily second language instruction due to an…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Second Languages, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
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Leak, Anne E.; Sciaky, Elizabeth; Lenaburg, Lubella; Bianchini, Julie A.; Scott, Susannah – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
This study explores how graduate students learn to participate in collaborative international science research. As part of an NSF-funded program, 21 graduate students participated in extended research visits to China, completing surveys before and after traveling, and participating in semistructured interviews upon returning to the U.S. These…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Scientific Research, International Programs, Student Surveys
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Ma, Vania J.; Ma, Xin – International Journal of STEM Education, 2014
Background: As an effort to account for disparities in mathematics performance between American and East Asian middle school students, the present research aims to compare the relationship between learning styles (competitive and cooperative) and mathematics performance among middle school students between the USA and the three top-performing East…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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Booth, Eric – Educational Leadership, 2013
Guided by its arts educators, every school can learn to design activities that foster the serious play of a creatively invested learner. Bring arts educators into one's planning meetings; give them opportunities at faculty meetings to catalyze teachers' creative instincts. This effort does not require a new program or new curriculum. Teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Education, Creativity, Learning
Duxbury, John G.; Tsai, Ling-ling – Online Submission, 2010
This study investigated the level of foreign language anxiety in the classroom, plus the correlation between foreign language anxiety and cooperative learning attitudes and practice among university students at one university in the United States and three universities in Southern Taiwan. Two instruments (The Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety…
Descriptors: Universities, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Stough, Laura M.; Kang, Donghyun; Lee, Sungyoon – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Students are highly dependent on the emergency planning and evacuation decisions made by policymakers and school personnel when disasters occur. The purpose of this study was to examine selected cases of school-related disasters, highlighting how factors of the school context intersected with natural hazards and subsequently affected…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, School Safety, Educational Policy
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Fruin, Christine; Sutton, Shan – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Recognizing the paucity of quantitative and qualitative data from North American educational institutions that have pursued open access policies, the authors devised a survey to collect information on the characteristics of these institutions, as well as the elements of the open access policies, the methods of promoting these policies, faculty…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Schools, Foreign Countries
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Misiaszek, Greg William – International Review of Education, 2016
Emerging from popular education movements in Latin America, "ecopedagogy" is a critical environmental pedagogy which focuses on understanding the connections between social conflict and environmentally harmful acts carried out by humans. These connections are often politically hidden in education. Ecopedagogy, while being pluralistic, is…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Specialists
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Angle, Julie – Science Scope, 2011
The recently released document "A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas" emphasizes the importance of engaging students in practices of science and engineering to help them understand how scientific knowledge about the natural world develops. The document identifies eight essential…
Descriptors: Evidence, Investigations, Elementary Secondary Education, Motion
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Choi, Jiyoung; Johnson, David W.; Johnson, Roger – Journal of Educational Research, 2011
The authors examined the nature of dominant students in Grades 3-5 in a midwestern school system in the United States. Previous research has indicated 2 ways a student may gain dominance--through bullying and prosocial behaviors. A cluster analysis for dominant children was conducted using social interdependence attitude scores, children's…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bullying, Aggression, Competition
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Vennix, Johanna; den Brok, Perry; Taconis, Ruurd – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The present study investigated outreach activities, developed by STEM-based companies or universities in co-creation with secondary education with the aim to inform students about and motivate them for a career in STEM by connecting the work-context with school-science. Although many of such activities are being offered, little is known about…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Secondary School Science, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Zhao, Weili – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
What is special about the pedagogical interaction between the mainland Chinese in/pre-service teachers and the author in a Hong Kong classroom? Trained at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a critical curriculum scholar, the author highly endorses and has implemented a student-centered research-based project-learning pedagogy with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Projects
Filardo, Mary – 21st Century School Fund, 2016
School facilities have a direct impact on student learning, student and staff health, and school finances. But too many students attend school facilities that fall short of providing 21st century learning environments because essential maintenance and capital improvements are underfunded. In this report, the author compiled and analyzed the best…
Descriptors: School Buildings, Educational Facilities, Improvement, Public Schools
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Scott, Timothy – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2011
Mounting evidence is exposing how merit pay incentives, charter schools, vocational curriculum, and high-stakes testing regimes do not fulfill their purported objectives, and instead are enormously detrimental to students, education workers, marginalized groups, social equality and ultimately the collective good. While the wealthy continue to…
Descriptors: Public Education, Access to Education, Differences, Context Effect
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Weiss, Günther – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article reports on the possibilities and challenges of starting problem-oriented learning in geography lessons. The article focuses on the features of motivating problems, because one of the essential functions of the problem to start with is to animate learners to solve it. The analysis of various introductions to problem-oriented learning…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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