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Ariail, Donald L.; Harmon, W. Ken; Nwokocha, David – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2020
Senior citizens are becoming a larger and more significant part of the workforce as they desire to work longer. Companies have found these individuals bring valuable skills to the workplace; however, they frequently need to update those skills or pursue new degrees. Since 1976, Georgia has had a law granting senior citizens tuition waivers in the…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Tuition, Adult Students, Paying for College
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Massey, Cynthia C.; Shippen, Margarett E.; Flores, Margaret M.; Head, Cindy – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2020
This study investigated the effects of an instructional technology device, specifically, a computer-based graphic organizer, called the "Real-World Connections Vocabulary" graphic organizer (Ellis, 2015), on vocabulary acquisition for college entrance testing skills of students with high-incidence disabilities. Although graphic…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Vocabulary, Students with Disabilities, Instructional Materials
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Ellis, Valeisha; Jenkins, Patricia; Pogue, Tiffany D. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2020
This mixed-methods study sought to examine teacher education candidates' practice-based field experiences and relationships with a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and an urban P-12 school. As informed by the Networked Improvement Community (NIC) and Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) conceptual frameworks, the three phases of data…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs, Black Colleges
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Hart, Anna – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2020
Clinical field experience is recognized by many as the most influential and beneficial component of pre-service teacher education. The present article represents part of a larger qualitative meta-synthesis, the purpose of which was to explore the influence of the interpersonal dynamics of the supervisory triad--comprised of the pre-service teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Student Teacher Supervisors
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Nweke, Winifred C.; Perkins, Tasha P.; Afolabi, Comfort Y. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
Assessing the dispositions of teacher candidates remains a challenge for many Educator Preparation Providers (EPPs). This article details the process and results of establishing the reliability of two complementary instruments, the "Candidate Beliefs Self-Assessment Survey" (SAS) and the "Candidate Dispositions Performance…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Characteristics, Personality Traits, Test Reliability
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Vaughan, Winston E. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
This qualitative /quantitative investigation highlights the analysis of preservice teachers' responses to an end of semester writing prompt in a diversity course requiring them to identify an unearned privilege that they may have benefitted from. Data were analyzed using qualitative as well as quantitative methodologies. Qualitative analysis…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Awareness, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Emerson, Judith M.; Clarke, Pier Junor; Moldavan, Alesia M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
In this study, two teacher educators, one special education faculty and one mathematics education faculty, examined ways to infuse educational theory into their practice to develop preservice teachers' ability to meet the demands of the 21st century classroom. The study took place at an urban university in the southeastern United States where the…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Glaze, Amanda – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
Research demonstrates that teachers' acceptance or rejection of evolution impacts whether they teach evolution in their classrooms. Furthermore, factors such as religiosity and nature of science understanding impact acceptance or rejection. What is absent from the literature is an exploration of experiences that inform choices made regarding…
Descriptors: Evolution, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Nguyen, Ha; Eisenreich, Heidi – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This pilot qualitative study explored K-8 pre-service teachers' (PSTs') learning experience in a Statistics and Probability course and their ability to make connections between mathematics and their everyday lives when given opportunities to investigate mathematics through a social issue. Data from student surveys, assessments, and written…
Descriptors: School Choice, Mathematics Education, Statistics, Probability
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Strieker, Toni; Adams, Megan; Lim, Woong; Wright, Marcia – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2017
Early in 2016, the Council on Accreditation of Educator Providers (CAEP) (caepnet.org, 2016) published a new set of standards that called for increased collaboration of university-school partners by means of coconstruction clinical experiences. In designing the new models, pre-service co-teaching, conducted by the teacher candidate and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Team Teaching, Student Teaching
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Ticknor, Cindy S.; Gober, Deborah; Howard, Tim; Shaw, Kimberly; Mathis, Leigh A. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2017
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program offers academic and financial support for students pursuing secondary teaching certificates in STEM fields. In return, students commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. The Noyce Program has had uneven results in increasing the number of teachers in high needs schools. Large scale studies…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Undergraduate Students, Student Teachers, Student Teaching
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McGrail, Ewa; Rieger, Alicja; Doepker, Gina M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2017
Recently, education and literacy researchers have acknowledged educational merit in guided reading that incorporates interactive and authentic reading texts, such as graphic novels, which meet the needs of today's predominantly multimodal learners ( Jennings, Rule, & Zanden, 2014; Kist & Pytash, 2015). This qualitative study explores…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Guerra, Paula P.; An, Sohyun – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
In this paper, we--one mathematics teacher educator and one social studies teacher educator--describe a project where we collaborated to model teaching integrated mathematics and social studies for social justice in our methods courses. Using a self-study approach, we examined our teaching and our students' learning with regards to teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Social Studies
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Doss, Daniel Adrian; Henley, Russ; Becker, Ursula; McElreath, David; Lackey, Hilliard; Jones, Don; He, Feng; Li, Mingyu; Lin, Shimin – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
Plagiarism, cheating, and academic dishonesty affect institutions of higher education. This study examines student perceptions of plagiarism within a Southern, Division-II teaching institution. This study employed a five-point Likert-scale to examine differences of perceptions between male versus female business students. Two statistically…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Plagiarism, Gender Differences
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Bodur, Yasar – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which preservice elementary teachers integrated culturally responsive pedagogy into their perspectives on effective teaching and being an effective teacher and if these perspectives changed over time. Data were collected from 53 preservice teachers in the form of a perspective paper…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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