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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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Selvaggi, Tina – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
This study examined the motivation, perceptions/future plans, and expectations of postgraduate students (referred to as literacy coaching candidates) enrolled in the first course of a Literacy Coaching Endorsement program at a large comprehensive institution of higher education. Results from data focus to: What motivates a licensed Reading…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes
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Rahim, Bushra – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
This paper explores the association between school-level factors and learning outcomes of children in 361 rural public primary schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province, Pakistan. Two datasets have been used for the purpose: Education Management Information System (EMIS) for school-level factors and Annual Status of Education Reports (ASER) for…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Public Schools, Rural Schools, Correlation
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Herr, Ojoma Edeh; Gaudino, Ann; Smith, Nakeiha Primus; Tamakloe, Deborah – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
This study examined the effects of two training methods (interest-based and traditional) used to improve math word problem performance of middle school students with and without learning disabilities, as measured by the Herr Scale of Mathematical Word Problem Solving Situations. Students were randomly assigned to one of the two treatment groups:…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Interests, Conventional Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Wang, Jiahui; Apraiz, Kristen – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
Previous studies indicate that practicum experience is essential for pre-service teachers to develop understanding of effective teaching, professional identity, and culturally responsiveness. However, it is possible that first-year pre-service teachers are not ready to teach in a classroom with as many as 30 students which could present…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teacher Education Programs
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Meyers, Joy; Mathur, Smita; Barnes, Susan – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
Universities typically use one-day-a-week practicum experiences for novice preservice teachers, but in this pilot program they were placed with 20 cooperating teachers in elementary classrooms for five consecutive weeks. This article explores the impact of extended and early practicum experiences. Findings suggest the cooperating teachers had…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Elementary Schools
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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
Rose, Brian – Excellence in Education Journal, 2015
Research suggests that a majority of elementary school teachers do not feel confident in their ability to teach English language learners. Moreover, teachers and teacher candidates are often presented as a monolithic group of middle-class, monolingual women with relatively few experiences with people from diverse backgrounds. Accordingly, this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Alexander, Erica – Excellence in Education Journal, 2013
In America, there is a growing consensus that educational video games should be used in the classroom to meet the needs of 21st Century learners. According to the American Federation of Scientists (2006), students that "have grown up with digital technology and video games are especially poised to take advantage of the features of educational…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Reading Instruction, Video Games, Computer Simulation