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Demir, Yusuf; Okyar, Hatice – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
This paper reports on a study that intended to (a) reveal the extent of English Foreign Language(EFL) learners' foreign language enjoyment (FLE), their self-efficacy, and willingness to communicate (WTC) in English, and (b) try out a hypothesized model to find out whether FLE, self-efficacy and academic achievement predict learners WTC in English.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Davis, Jason P.; Oh, Kevin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
The last 20 years of federal legislation have seen a growth in the requirement that evidence-based practices be used to ensure improved student outcomes. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004) and No Child Left Behind (2001) each require educators to research, develop, and implement new practices aimed at meeting this expectation.…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Video Technology, Evidence Based Practice
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Uysal, Derya; Gökçe, Sevgi – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
This study aims to define the motivational and attitudinal features of EFL learners at the outset of the preparatory program from the Socio-Educational Model perspective. Research was conducted via exploratory mixed methods design. First, the quantitative data of the study were obtained via a questionnaire in Turkish, including 19 five-point…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Lee, Cheun-Yeong; Peng, Li-Wei; Klemm, Anastasia – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
Makerspaces have the potential to improve the learning outcomes of students in both middle and high schools. They support science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) style initiatives, as well as promote natural creativity among students who tend to struggle in expressing it. This study aims to gain significant insight from…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Middle School Students, High School Students
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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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Whitehead, Evangelin Arulselvi – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
A variety of strategies and tools are used to assess students' learning on an ongoing basis in the context of everyday classroom experiences. Assessment information provides the foundation for decision making and planning for instruction and learning. This paper discusses about using Anecdotal Records as a tool to observe students' progress in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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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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Çankaya, Ibrahim; Saglam, Aycan Çiçek; Tan, Çetin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
The aim of this study was to demonstrate the opinions of teacher candidates, who were born after 2000 and called Generation Z, about the concept of school autonomy. This quantitative research was conducted according to the descriptive survey model. The data obtained is based on the responses given by teacher candidates to the "School…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Generational Differences, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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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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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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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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Raymond, Roberta D.; Sharp, Laurie A.; Piper, Rebekah – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
High-quality literacy teacher preparation is critical for K-12 student success and an important topic. Teacher educators must develop instructional capacity and competence among preservice teachers, and the current study sought to discover how literacy teacher educators promoted understandings with curriculum, instructional approaches, and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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