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Eroglu, Mehmet; Özbek, Ramazan – Excellence in Education Journal, 2023
The study aims to examine teachers' participation in professional development (PD) in terms of gender, marital status, seniority, and content area. The causal-comparative model was used in the study. The sample of the study consists of 542 content area teachers working in K-12 schools in Turkey. Personal information form and a professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Participation, Elementary School Teachers
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Abudiab, Sally; Eizadirad, Ardavan; Baartman, Brice – Excellence in Education Journal, 2023
This study examined the efficacy of an afternoon and weekend academic program called the "Community School Initiative" (CSI) during the COVID-19 pandemic. CSI was offered to racialized students and families from the Jane and Finch community in Toronto which is one of the most under-resourced neighbourhoods in Canada. It involved a…
Descriptors: After School Programs, COVID-19, Pandemics, Partnerships in Education
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Myers, Joy; Kang, Shin Ji; Hughes, Michelle – Excellence in Education Journal, 2023
A team of teacher educators conducted a phenomenological study to explore the perceptions of teacher candidates (TCs), their cooperating teachers (CTs), and university supervisors (USs) during and after they participated in a redesigned seven-week practicum that led directly into seven weeks of student teaching. Data were collected via two surveys…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Szech, Laura – Excellence in Education Journal, 2023
The purpose of this study was to consider if the method of a professional book club was an effective learning tool for teachers who wanted to be more culturally responsive in the classroom. This study occurred at a public elementary school with 11 racially diverse teachers who all identified as women. This study employed a basic qualitative design…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Books, Clubs, Public School Teachers
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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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Kahraman, Nurcan; Tas, Yasemin; Yerdelen, Sündüs – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
Big-Fish-Little-Pond-Effect (BFLPE) suggests that students form their own self-concept by comparing their abilities to those of their peers. This study aims to examine how students' gender, socioeconomic status, science achievement, and engagement dimensions (motivational and behavioral engagement) predict students' self-concept in science by…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Dündar, Esin; Merç, Ali – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
This study aims to reveal the opinions of English teachers, advisors and a member of Curriculum Development Committee of Ministry of National Education about 5th grade English Language Curricula in Turkey. To this end, 100 English teachers were given Curriculum Opinion Scales. Fifteen English teachers, three advisors, and a member of Curriculum…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Özdemir, Kübra; Bavli, Bünyamin; Gürol, Mehmet – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
Although the teacher turnover is a known and frequently experienced phenomenon, it is clear literature does not include enough in-depth studies conducted with qualitative designs, especially focusing on instructional dimension. The current study focuses on how teacher turnover was experienced by elementary school teachers, parents and school…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Dogrucan, Harun; Soybas, Danyal; Sevgi, Sevim – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
The aim of this study was to determine learning difficulties and misunderstanding in multipliers and factors of middle school students in Kayseri, Turkey. One hundred and seven students from 6th grade and 48 students from 8th grade were selected randomly from three middle schools for the study. A questionnaire, which was developed by the first…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Problems, Misconceptions
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Peng, Li-Wei; Lee, Cheun-Yeong – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
The research partnership among university faculty, information technology graduate students, and science content experts from school districts developed the Web-based two-dimensional and three-dimensional virtual reality science games. The games were implemented to engage middle school students in learning, retaining, and applying newly acquired…
Descriptors: Educational Research, College Faculty, Graduate Students, Information Technology
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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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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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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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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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