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Adewumi, Toyin Mary; Mosito, Cina – Cogent Education, 2019
The implementation of inclusion policy for learners with special education needs has been a matter of interest for South African schools. This study sought to explore pockets of good practice found in the experiences of teachers in implementing inclusion of learners with special education needs (SEN). A qualitative research approach was employed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Inclusion
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Bryant, Jeanice P. – Cogent Education, 2018
Today, the inclusion of special needs children into preschool classes is fully expected; however, the logistics and best practices for ensuring the success of inclusive classrooms are not fully understood by educators. The goal of this study was to address this lack of understanding among educators. This study used a narrative, phenomenological…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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Nasr, Mohammadreza; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Sadighi, Firooz; Rassaei, Ehsan – Cogent Education, 2018
Recent trends in formative assessment seek innovations to link assessment, teaching, and learning characterized as assessment for learning. This new assessment stance has rarely been studied in the context of English language teaching. Hence, there is a need for research to shed light on assessment for learning practices. The current study set out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Gaines, Trudi; Barnes, Marsha – Cogent Education, 2017
Kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms is almost exclusively inclusive instructional settings. Supports for the regular education teachers vary as time and budgets permit, placing increased responsibility for providing instruction to children with disabilities on these teachers. Professional development targeted at teachers' self-efficacy with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Attitude Measures, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Saltan, Fatih; Arslan, Kürsat – Cogent Education, 2017
This study aimed to investigate and compare in-service and pre-service teachers' self confidence on technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) in relation to their teaching experience, expertise, technology usage, and gender. To achieve this goal, survey method was conducted as part of a quantitative method design. Participants of the…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Öztürk, Gökhan; Gürbüz, Nurdan – Cogent Education, 2017
This study examined the main sources of the participant English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' cognitions, their classroom practices and the impact of institutional context on these practices. The participants included three Turkish EFL instructors working at English preparatory programs at university level. The data were collected through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Aljughaiman, Abdullah M.; Ayoub, Alaa Eldin A. – Cogent Education, 2017
The study aimed at identifying specific giftedness patterns that teachers discriminate against, and for, when nominating gifted students and focused on the identification of implicit theories adopted by teachers on the topics of intelligence, giftedness, and creativity in light of their specialization and experience. The study examined the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Semitic Languages, Talent Identification, Summer Programs
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Wright-Maley, Cory – Cogent Education, 2016
The theoretical justification for enactivist approaches to learning is just beginning to emerge, and remains largely theoretical. Enactivism conceptualized as play brings us closer to the heart of the question about how play-based social studies might look. Recent research in simulations and games--forms of play--help to reveal some of the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Play, Middle School Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Baleghizadeh, Sasan; Goldouz, Elnaz – Cogent Education, 2016
The present study aimed to contribute to the current findings of the relationship between collective efficacy perceptions of EFL teachers and their perception of teacher empowerment. To this end, 147 Iranian EFL teachers from a well-known institute in Tehran participated in the study. The instruments used were two questionnaires: Collective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Potter, Jalene P.; Hollas, Tori; Coyne, Jaime – Cogent Education, 2016
Because a majority of teachers come from public universities, universities play an important role in examining and strengthening their teacher preparation programs to ensure they are graduating quality teachers. Student teaching is typically the culminating experience of the teacher preparation program and is considered to be the most crucial and…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Partnerships in Education, Student Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education
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Turgut Dost, Güliz – Cogent Education, 2016
Importance of culturally and linguistically responsive teaching escalates as globalization and immigration increase the student diversity in classrooms. Although culturally responsive teaching has been studied in detail, the literature on linguistically responsive teaching is largely theoretical, with limited research-based practices. This article…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Best Practices, Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers
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Williams, Louise; Nixon, Sarah; Hennessy, Claire; Mahon, Elizabeth; Adams, Gill – Cogent Education, 2016
Following a three-year staff development initiative within one faculty in a UK university, the authors reflected on inspiring teaching and the role that staff development can play in enhancing individual practice. Teaching is a core component of Higher Education and is complex and multi-faceted both theoretically and in practice. Through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Heidarzad, Mohsen – Cogent Education, 2015
This study aimed at analyzing Iranian EFL teachers' beliefs toward classroom management and the relationship between teachers' beliefs and their actual practices of classroom management in regard with individual variables such as gender, education degree, and teaching experience. The data were collected using a behavior and instructional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Linton, Ann-Charlotte; Germundsson, Per; Heimann, Mikael; Danermark, Berth – Cogent Education, 2015
Support from teachers is a key strategy for accommodating students with Asperger syndrome (AS) diagnosis in the mainstream classroom. Teachers' understanding and expectations of students, i.e. their social representations (SR), have a bearing on how they interact and accommodate, but little is known about why. Therefore, the current study examined…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teaching Experience, Teacher Role
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Vasconcelos, Clara; Torres, Joana; Moutinho, Sara; Martins, Idalina; Costa, Nilza – Cogent Education, 2015
Many countries recognize the positive and effective results of improving science education through the introduction of reforms in the sciences curriculum. However, some important issues are generally neglected like, for example, the involvement of the teachers in the reform process. Taking the sciences curriculum reform under analysis and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation