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Chang, Sau Hou – Online Submission, 2014
Successful co-teaching relies on essential elements, such as collaborative planning, communication skills, partnership relationship, classroom application, knowledge base, and co-teaching approaches. The objective of this study is to examine if teacher candidates and cooperating teachers use different essential co-teaching elements to implement…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Student Teaching, Team Teaching, Cooperating Teachers
Beams, Tara E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As school districts across the country attempt to comply with federal and state mandates to effectively integrate technology into today's teaching and learning, they must face the challenge of also developing professional development plans which will adequately and successfully prepare teachers for implementing these new resources and these new…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Technology Integration
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Thibaut, Patricia; Curwood, Jen Scott; Carvalho, Lucila; Simpson, Alyson – Learning, Media and Technology, 2015
With the introduction of digital tools and online connectivity in primary schools, the shape of teaching and learning is shifting beyond the physical classroom. Drawing on the architecture of productive learning networks framework, we examine the affordances and limitations of an upper primary learning network and focus on how the digital and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne; Toom, Auli; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study explores Finnish first-year primary teacher students' (N = 244) sense of professional agency in the classroom. In addition, the interrelation between student teachers' sense of professional agency and the perceptions of teacher education as a learning environment is explored. The sense of professional agency in the classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Teacher Empowerment, Correlation
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Payne, Katherina A. – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
Much like preservice teachers, who cite cooperating teachers as influential to the learning-to-teach process, this study and its findings center the work of cooperating teachers as essential to teacher education for democratic education. The mentoring practices of cooperating teachers often reflect their teaching practices with students in their…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ruiz-Gallardo, José-Reyes; López-Cirugeda, Isabel; Moreno-Rubio, Consuelo – Higher Education Studies, 2012
The aim of this study is to assess the self-perception of pre-service teachers on leadership after getting involved into a Cooperative Learning approach. For that purpose, a pre/post-test has been applied to 57 undergraduate students enrolled in a unit course on Natural and Social Science Education, compulsory in the curriculum of a degree in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Case Studies, Cooperative Learning
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Kazempour, Mahsa – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
The current study aimed to provide elementary preservice teachers with an opportunity to engage in an authentic inquiry experience that shifted the focus from the hypothesis-testing model of inquiry to one that more accurately and completely reflected the process of scientific inquiry in its entirety. The aim of this qualitative case study was to…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Preservice Teachers, Inquiry, Reflection
Murphy, Debra D. – Online Submission, 2017
The textbook is often a primary resource for teachers in elementary content areas, and it is often used to the exclusion of other resources. Research indicates that students may not have sufficient exposure to elements of nonfiction texts in order to be successful when encountering them in the content area. For many years, there has been little…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Textbooks, Elementary Education, Textbook Content
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Picower, Bree – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2012
This article provides a framework of six elements of social justice curriculum design for elementary classrooms. The elements move from students learning self-love and knowledge about who they are and where they come from to learning respect for people different from themselves. Students explore social injustice, learn about social movements,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Curriculum Design, Models, Elementary Education
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Vandenbroucke, Loren; Spilt, Jantine; Verschueren, Karine; Piccinin, Claire; Baeyens, Dieter – Review of Educational Research, 2018
Executive functions (EFs), important cognitive processes that enable goal-directed behavior, develop due to maturation and environmental stimulation. The current study systematically reviews and synthesizes evidence on the association between teacher-student interactions and EFs. The search resulted in 28 studies, from which 23 studies provided…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Executive Function, Meta Analysis
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González-Carriedo, Ricardo; Bustos, Nancy; Ordóñez, Jorge – Multicultural Perspectives, 2016
Dual-language programs are becoming increasingly popular among educators and the public in general. In these programs, students aim at attaining full proficiency in English and another language while reaching an academic achievement at or above grade level. This article describes a series of pedagogical practices in the context of dual-language…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Bilingual Education, Popular Education, Academic Achievement
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de Oliveira, Luciana C. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the United States has increased dramatically. Given this increase it is vital for teacher education programs at the pre-service level and professional learning programs at eh in-service level to address the needs of ELLs. This article presents a teacher preparation model--"a language-based…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Mainstreaming
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La Porte, Angela Maria – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The aim of this participant observation was to understand the efficacy of a modified International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program for fourth-graders at a public school with a large percentage of language and socioeconomically disadvantaged students. Data collection over a five-month period concentrated on teaching interactions including…
Descriptors: Participant Observation, Advanced Placement Programs, Grade 4, Elementary Education
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Sáez-López, José-Manuel; Feliz-Murias, Tiberio; Holgueras-González, Ana-Isabel – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2018
This research analyzes the use of Interactive Videoconferencing in classroom, analyzing practice and attitudes of 37 teachers and professors from several countries in the first dimension. The second dimension analyzes innovative approaches and Collaborative Learning through Interactive Videoconferencing using "Skype" in a particular…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Videoconferencing, Elementary Education
Baggett, Paige – Arts & Activities, 2010
Consider the task of creating bulletin boards for K-12 classrooms. Consider the corkboard a canvas for creating and promoting interest in and learning about the arts among students, parents and faculty. Consider it a palette to pursue. Undergraduate pre-service elementary education majors created these visual representations, using traditional…
Descriptors: Bulletin Boards, Art Activities, Preservice Teachers, Artists
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