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Park, Ji Yong; Nuntrakune, Tippawan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2013
The Thailand education reform adopted cooperative learning to improve the quality of education. However, it has been reported that the introduction and maintenance of cooperative learning has been difficult and uncertain because of the cultural differences. The study proposed a conceptual framework developed based on making a connection between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Mathematics, Educational Change
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Chen, Qiuxian; Liu, Yuan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Informed by emergent learning theories and multiple evidenced benefits, cooperative learning has developed into a widely accepted organization mode of class in the Western context. For the same reason, cooperative learning is transferred, during the past decade, into classrooms of Confucian Heritage Culture (CHC) contexts. Concerns, however, are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Confucianism, Academic Achievement
Robinson, Jenny Perlman; Winthrop, Rebecca – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2016
"Millions Learning: Scaling up Quality Education in Developing Countries" tells the story of where and how quality education has scaled in low- and middle-income countries. The story emerges from wide-ranging research on scaling and learning, including 14 in-depth case studies from around the globe. Ultimately, "Millions…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Developing Nations, Educational Improvement, Case Studies
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Garvis, Susanne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
Music in early years classrooms is an important learning area for young children. Young children need access to hear different genres of music, learn a variety of repertoire, engage in composing and play musical instruments. With the changing reform agenda in early childhood education however, little is known about the way music is positioned in…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Music, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Lock, Jennifer V. – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
The purpose of the article is to examine how the paradigm shift in education and the availability of digital technologies have created new opportunities to move learning beyond the microcosm of the traditional face-to-face classroom and into the online global classroom. Students and educators are better positioned to work with other students and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Curriculum Design, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Piper, Benjamin; Destefano, Joseph; Kinyanjui, Esther M.; Ong'ele, Salome – Journal of Educational Change, 2018
Many successful piloted programs fail when scaled up to a national level. In Kenya, which has a long history of particularly ineffective implementation after successful pilot programs, the Tusome national literacy program--which receives funding from the United States Agency for International Development--is a national-level scale-up of previous…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Benchmarking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Nagao, Akiko – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Since the Communities of Practice (CoP) concept has been adopted in various learning environments, visualizing its development in English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms is complicated. Thus, based on the CoP concept, this study investigates the changes in learners' degrees of participation and CoP elements in EFL writing/reading classes…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, English (Second Language), Undergraduate Students, Statistical Analysis
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Roberts, Daniel M.; Brown, Alisha M. B.; Edwards, Laura – Educational Action Research, 2015
Access to primary and secondary education in Tanzania has drastically expanded in the past two decades. In response to this success, its ministry is now targeting improvements in educational quality through additional reform. Yet teacher absenteeism, physical abuse, overcrowding, lecture-based pedagogy and a system of accountability based…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Teaching Methods, After School Programs
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O' Dwyer, Anne – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
This article uses an existing evaluation framework to exemplify how an organic chemistry program for high school teachers facilitated their professional development. Chemistry teachers from 6 different high schools participated in the program. The professional development program was informed by a constructivist theoretical background in which…
Descriptors: High School Students, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Organic Chemistry
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Osiname, Ayodeji Tolulope – Improving Schools, 2018
This article integrates relevant literature with the lived experiences of five school principals regarding how they utilized different leadership styles to build an inclusive school culture. The conceptual framework--a Critical Inclusive Praxis, including culture, change, leadership, inclusion and challenge--provided a base for the literature and…
Descriptors: Principals, Inclusion, School Culture, Praxis
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Loizou, Florentia – Education 3-13, 2016
This article aims to explore what changes two Cypriot primary school teachers brought in their teaching in order to help students with learning difficulties improve in their classes. The study was qualitative and used non-participant observation in two primary classrooms in different primary schools and semi-structured interviews with the main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Learning Problems
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Esiobu, G. O. – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2011
Purpose: This study aims to verify the impact of cooperative learning as an intervention strategy towards the achievement of peace, equality and equity in the science classroom as part of the democratic process necessary for sustainable development. Design/methodology/approach: The study sample comprised 56 SSS 2 students in one public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Competition, Educational Change
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Reynaga-Peña, Cristina G.; Sandoval-Ríos, Marisol; Torres-Frías, José; López-Suero, Carolina; Lozano Garza, Adrián; Dessens Félix, Maribel; González Maitland, Marcelino; Ibanez, Jorge G. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
This paper focuses on the design and application of a teacher training strategy to promote the inclusive education of students with disabilities in the science classroom, through the creation of adult learning environments grounded on the principles of dialogic learning. Participants of the workshop proposal consisted of a group of twelve teachers…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational Practices, Inclusion, Teaching Skills
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Tadesse, Tefera; Gillies, Robyn M. – Current Issues in Education, 2015
This article presents a pilot study that examined instructional practices and student outcomes of two courses designed using cooperative learning (CL) pedagogies in Ethiopian university context. The participants included 58 undergraduates and two teachers. The quantitative results showed that four inter-correlated pedagogical factors: Cooperative…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Participation, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education
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Loh, Elizabeth K. Y.; Tam, Loretta C. W. – Teacher Development, 2017
Over the past decade, Chinese language teachers in Hong Kong have experienced a series of educational reforms. They are now expected to design and implement their own school-based Chinese language curriculum, and adopt innovative pedagogies and customized materials in the classroom. The current literature suggests that some teachers are not ready…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Language Teachers, Educational Change
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