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Parker, Frieda; Bartell, Tonya Gau; Novak, Jodie D. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2017
Research advances in teaching, learning, curriculum, and assessment have not changed the continued underperformance of marginalized students in mathematics education. Culturally responsive teaching is a means of addressing the needs of these students. It is sometimes challenging, however, to convince secondary mathematics teachers about the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Ramírez-Montoya, María-Soledad, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Educational strategies have evolved over the years, due to research breakthroughs and the application of technology. By using the latest learning innovations, curriculum and instructional design can be enhanced and strengthened. The "Handbook of Research on Driving STEM Learning with Educational Technologies" is an authoritative…
Descriptors: Guides, STEM Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
Heck, Dan, Ed.; Chval, Kathryn, Ed.; Weiss, Iris, Ed.; Ziebarth, Steven W., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
Curriculum materials are among the most pervasive and powerful influences on school mathematics. In many mathematics classes, student assignments, the questions the teacher asks, the ways students are grouped, the forms of assessment, and much more originate in curriculum materials. At the same time, teachers have considerable latitude in how they…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Instructional Materials, College Mathematics
Kitchen, Richard S.; DePree, Julie; Celedon-Pattichis, Sylvia; Brinkerhoff, Jonathan – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2006
This book presents research findings about school-level and district level practices and successful strategies employed in mathematics education by highly effective schools that serve high-poverty communities. It includes both the theory and practice of creating highly effective schools in these communities. In 2002 nine schools were selected in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Effective Schools Research, School Effectiveness, Educational Practices
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Potari, Despina; Sakonidis, Haralambos; Chatzigoula, Roula; Manaridis, Alexandros – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2010
The study reported here concerns 4 years of collaboration between secondary school teachers and academic researchers, constituting an emerging community of inquiry into mathematics teaching. In the article, the process of forming of this community is discussed, focusing on the reflective activity developed by its members as well as the tensions…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Reflection
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McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Casabianca, Jodi M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
As the education reform movement increasingly focuses on teachers and teaching, educators, policy-makers, and researchers need valid and reliable measures that can be used to evaluate individual teachers, provide guidance for improving teaching performance, and support research in ways that advance instruction and classroom dialog and practice. A…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Classroom Observation Techniques, Video Technology, Observation
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Visscher, Adrie J.; Witziers, Bob – British Educational Research Journal, 2004
A growing body of literature suggests that when schools become professional communities there are expected benefits in terms of teacher learning, school improvement and student achievement. In this article the concept of professional communities is examined for certain subject departments in Dutch secondary schools. The authors report on research…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Departments, Mathematics Teachers, Academic Achievement