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Yilmaz, Salih – Excellence in Education Journal, 2023
This research aims to reveal the risk factors that may emerge in schools and how to take precautions based upon the experiences of school administrators. A total of 15 school principals and 22 assistant principals working in kindergarten, primary, secondary and high schools in Turkey participated in this study. Research data were collected with…
Descriptors: Principals, Assistant Principals, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Amber H. Beisly; Sherri Castle; Claudette Grinnell-Davis – Excellence in Education Journal, 2023
Children's Approaches to Learning (AtL) represents how children seek learning opportunities in their classrooms. It can include children's persistence, attention, and initiative. It has often been studied using a composite of a teacher-rated scale. However, person-centered approaches may account for heterogeneity in children's learning approaches,…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Preschool Education, Low Income Students, Federal Programs
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Valle, Natercia; Antonenko, Pavlo; Wang, Jiahui; Luo, Wenjing – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
Anticipation Guides (AGs) help learners to activate prior knowledge before an instructional unit. As a pre-learning strategy, AGs motivate learners to explore learning materials by challenging, activating, or corroborating their prior knowledge and predictions about a subject. While AGs have mostly been used in reading instruction, in this study,…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods, Attention Control
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Myers, Joy; Bollinger, Chelsey Bahlmann; Mollen, Jennfier – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
This study examines the beliefs and practices, specific to writing, of six preschool teachers using observations, interviews, photographs, and surveys. Gerde, Bingham, and Pendergast's (2015) WRITE [Writing Resources and Interactions in Teaching Environments] protocol was used during observations, allowing researchers to focus on each classroom's…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Writing Attitudes, Writing Instruction
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Ernest, James M.; Strichik, Tracye – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
Recent economic analyses point to large returns for investing in quality early childhood education programs and programs provided for children in poverty most often show the greatest benefits for children. This article describes the role of an innovative coaching approach to educator professional development in one of the poorest states in the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Preschool Education
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Sfrisi, Stephanie Jannine; Deemer, Sandra; Tamakloe, Deborah; Herr, Ojoma Edeh – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
This study investigated the learning style preferences of students with ADHD in elementary schools and how these preferences affect their academic performance, as measured by the Elementary Learning Styles Assessment Tools (Dunn, Rundle, & Burke, 2007). The results showed that students with ADHD in this study prefer a quiet and warm classroom…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Preferences, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
Cetin-Berber, Duygu; Vasquez-Colina, Maria – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
This study investigated teachers' perceptions of the implantation of a new first grade policy based on the new Turkish education standards during the 2012-2013 academic year. The study was based on a phenomenological case study design utilizing a structured interview protocol. Ten teachers discussed opportunities and challenges of implementing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Curriculum, Grade 1, Curriculum Implementation