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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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Arulselvi, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
Mind Mapping is a learning technique which uses a non-linear approach that encourages the learner to think and explore concepts using visual-spatial relationships flowing from a central theme to peripheral branches which can be inter-related. The new millennium is being called the Millennium of the Mind, and Mind Mapping is becoming widely…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Decision Making, Thinking Skills, Brain
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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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Neuville, Thomas – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
Before there were children with disabilities in typical schools in North America, there was only hope and need. Before the creation of highly specialized plans of education, individualized instruction techniques, methods of differentiating group instruction or regulations mandating the adherence to government regulations, there were only families,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Educational History
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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
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Arulselvi, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
Desuggest is the opposite of suggest. This method is used to overcome some learning problems as it puts importance on desuggesting limitations on learning. Desuggestopedia has been called an affective-humanistic approach because there is respect for students' feelings. Students do not use their full powers of learning and they have some…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Humanism
Raju, Chitra; Anitha, S. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
The major objective of this study was to examine the difference between the mean scores of proficiency in Internet usage of college students with respect to gender, locality, subject, parental monthly income, and internet usage time per day. Three hundred college students from various colleges of Kanyakumari district in India were selected by…
Descriptors: College Students, Internet, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Neuville, Thomas – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
The author of this opinion piece provides what he believes to be a definition of the present special education system at it's worst. Special education is described as a team of professionals gathered to plan for the individual. They assess, interpret, break down deficiencies into categories and divide those deficiencies to distribute among a…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Change, Intervention, Value Judgment
Everett, Ingrid T.; Roesch, Daniel; Rudolph, Allison – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
Teachers leave the profession for reasons including lack of teacher preparation and inadequate mentorship. To better support candidates in the final stages of teacher preparation, a Pennsylvania state university partnership led a process to implement supports to enhance the mentoring process during teacher candidate's final field experience. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Preservice Teacher Education
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Boggan, Matthew; Wallin, Penny – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
The mandate that teachers are accountable for student performance has driven states to initiate new evaluation instruments for administrator use to assess teachers. This study examined leaders' perceptions of a first-time statewide accountability instrument used for teacher assessment in one southern state, with 230 K-12 principals anonymously…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics
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Arulselvi, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
This study investigated the effectiveness of the Content-based instruction (CBI) method over the conventional method in learning Optional 1 English among College of Education students in the Salem District of the Tamil Nadu state in southern India. A randomized pretest, post-test, control group and experimental group design were employed. Students…
Descriptors: Course Content, Interdisciplinary Approach, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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
Elliott, Lynn – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
This paper examines the importance of experiential learning for teachers-as-students and its impact on language instruction through personal experience of the author, a middle school Spanish teacher who participated in an International Teachers' Workshop in Belize focusing on environmental science education. The author compares the approaches of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Teacher Education
Furda, Mark; Straka, Deb – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
This study investigated student perceptions of a Learning Management System (LMS) and student levels of participation and interaction with course content provided by the LMS in a high school science classroom. A survey was administered to 122 students in a traditional high school, measuring student perceptions of course content provided through…
Descriptors: Interaction, Online Courses, Course Content, Integrated Learning Systems
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Singha, Komol – Excellence in Education Journal, 2015
Though conflict, violence and social upheaval have been the greatest threats to mankind since the dawn of civilisation, its place in the academic field is relatively a new one. Poorest communities, children and educational sector are among those severely affected by it, especially in the developing countries. This study found that despite the fact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conflict, Violence, Social Change
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