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Spencer, Amelia; Causey, Cora Brasfield; Ernest, James M.; Barnes, Gay F. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
Teacher-questioning has been acknowledged as critical in teaching and learning. A less researched topic is the ability for students to develop their own questions to deepen understanding. Student questions are important for engagement and to stimulate the understanding of new information. Traditionally, Ugandan teachers rarely instruct in ways…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Questioning Techniques, Student Role
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Whitehead, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
This study investigated the impact of meta-cognitive strategy instruction on the listening comprehension of level III student-teachers. Sixty-eight student participants were selected whose listening proficiency was at the average to below average level. The selected students were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Listening Comprehension, Comparative Analysis, Student Teachers
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Myers, Joy; Paulick, Judy – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
Determining what to include in higher education courses can be complex. In teacher preparation, methods courses include both content and pedagogy instruction. Teacher educators often struggle to determine how to balance these aspects. Thus, this study examined the influences on teacher educators' instructional decision making. We focused on…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Higher Education, Teacher Educators, Writing Instruction
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Orelus, Pierre W. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
We live in a society where standard accents are highly valued. Generally, people who speak with a Standard English accent are seen through a positive lens linguistically; those whose English is accented are stigmatized. Accent discrimination affects linguistic minorities from diverse linguistic and ethnic backgrounds, including foreign-accented…
Descriptors: Dialects, Pronunciation, Language Minorities, Social Discrimination
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Peng, Li-Wei – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
This exploratory study focused on the Technology Teaching Assistantship (TTA) Program at the College of Education in a Midwest university as a strategy tool to improve the preparation of teacher educators to coach teacher candidates in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences; emphasizing discipline-specific…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Technology Uses in Education
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Bulger, Sean; Elliott, Eloise; Machamer, Annie; Taliaferro, Andrea – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine classroom teachers' and school administrators' (N=146) perceptions of physical activity (PA) integration into the academic classroom after participating in a day-long professional development (PD) workshop, and one year following the workshop. A retrospective pretest survey was administered to all…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Class Activities, Physical Activities
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Gilbert, Jamie – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
Research regarding physical education teacher education (PETE) programs in the United States is narrowly focused, placing predominant emphasis on undergraduate programs. The purpose of this study was to provide a descriptive analysis of PETE master's programs in the United States and examine their adherence to SHAPE America's advanced standards…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs, Masters Programs, Alignment (Education)
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Goode, Frank; Grote-Garcia, Stephanie – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
High-quality teacher preparation is vital to ensure novice special education teachers are prepared for the multiple aspects of instructional planning and strategies. In order to gain an understanding of related preparation practices, the current study employed a cross-sectional research design to ascertain the viewpoints of teacher educators and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Educators
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Karatas, Kasim – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
In this study, contributions of culturally responsive elementary teachers in the education process are examined. It has been found that having culturally responsive competencies could create positive results in individual, school and societal levels. Within this context, culturally responsive elementary teachers would make a great contribution in…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
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Furda, Mark; Shuleski, Michael – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
As a result of budget cuts, accessibility to school extracurricular activities has been hindered. Students in one high school were classified as participants in extracurricular activities or nonparticipants. The groups were surveyed about perceptions of school; student grade point averages were obtained. Four independent samples t-tests were…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Extracurricular Activities, Academic Achievement, School Attitudes
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Meyers, Joy; Howard, Christy; Lambert, Claire; Adams-Budde, Melissa – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
This qualitative multiple-case study examines the cross connections between the perceptions of elementary teacher candidates and teacher educators from three different universities. The data analysis specifically focused on candidates' preparedness to teach literacy. The interview data derived from nineteen candidates and three of their teacher…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Jagela, Walter M. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative descriptive single-case study was to explore student perceptions of servant leadership, how servant leadership influences involvement within their campus community, and their definition of servant leadership. Student subjects were attending two private denominational Christian universities in a Mid-Atlantic…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Leadership Styles, Church Related Colleges
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Chen, Dianbing; Yang, Xinxiao – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
In this qualitative study, we investigated the perceptions of 13 faculty members and leaders of color, from different nationalities, and at three universities in the United States of America regarding minority leadership challenges and opportunities. The aim of the research was to identify obstacles that lead to discouraging and isolating faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Administrators, Minority Groups, College Administration
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Whitehead, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
This study investigated the impact of meta-cognitive strategy instruction on the listening comprehension of level III student-teachers. Sixty-eight student participants were selected whose listening proficiency was at the average to below average level. The selected students were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Listening Comprehension
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Chitra, D. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
A quality teacher education program is rational and streamlined to address specific pedagogical issues. It elucidates the ideas about what constitutes good teaching and the content and scope of course work and practical experiences. Teacher education courses are very much connected to practice as well as theory. High quality teacher training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies
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