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Griffin, David K. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
This paper reviews some of the approaches to defining and assessing dispositions in preservice teachers. A review of the literature is presented, followed by a discussion of issues relating to defining dispositions, and the importance of assessing dispositions in teacher candidates. Finally, the results of a study that included a sample of 15…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Evaluation, Teacher Characteristics, Measures (Individuals)
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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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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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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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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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Ivie, Stanley D. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
We live in an age rife with evaluations. Everyone is busy evaluating everyone. Teachers evaluate students; administrators evaluate teachers; the public evaluates administrators. Testing agencies are having a field day creating instruments for evaluating everyone and everything. The circle feeds on itself. In my 45 years of teaching experience, my…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
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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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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
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