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King, Barbara; Raposo, Denise; Gimenez, Mercedes – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
Writing in mathematics provides students with the opportunity to think critically about and reflect on their experiences while solving problems. While many studies have documented the benefit of writing in math, it is not clear which instructional methods should be used to help students learn how to use writing to support learning. In this study,…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Constructivism (Learning)
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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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Mayer, Alisande F.; Wiley, Ellen W.; Wiley, Larry P.; Dees, Dianne C.; Raiford, Simmie A. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
Student achievement of fifth-grade students in 106 Georgia public schools in CRCT reading and mathematics was examined as a function of five characteristics of teachers and schools. The five independent variables used as predictors of CRCT scores were Title I status, teachers' education level, teachers' average years of experience, class size, and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Predictor Variables, Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Johnson, Sarah A.; Cuevas, Josh – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
Inquiry-based learning approaches have been promoted as an instructional method for students at all levels. An inquiry approach requires students to discover or construct knowledge through relevant activities and personal investigations. Due to the student driven nature of inquiry learning, it is reasonable to believe that students will become…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Reading Motivation, Inquiry
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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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Abellán, Iván M. Jorrín – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
In this article we describe the process followed in the creation of the "Hopscotch Model," a tool to help novice researchers thoroughly design qualitative research studies while learning the philosophical underpinnings of this particular form of research. The model helps to incorporate the theoretical background behind any qualitative…
Descriptors: Research Design, Models, Researchers, Qualitative Research
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Soares, Lina B. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
This research study sought to determine the impact from participation in a practicum field experience on teacher candidates' perceived professional dispositions for effective teaching. A further intent was to describe what teacher candidates perceived to be the necessary professional dispositions for effective teaching as they reflected on their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Field Experience Programs
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Hudson, Tanya M.; Moffet, Noran L.; McCabe, Karen – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
Stress-coping strategies are identified by researchers as conditions used suitable to a situation when adolescents have a change in their environment or a stressor that they cannot control. The purpose of this manuscript is to explore the impact of stress-coping strategies on perceived levels of intrinsic motivation. According to the research,…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Coping, Adolescents, Stress Variables
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Tysinger, P. Dawn; Tysinger, Jeffrey A.; Diamanduros, Terry D.; Smith, Rebecca – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The current study investigated Georgia school psychologists' continuing professional development (CPD) practices and preferences for comparison to a national study of school psychology professional development by Armistead, Castillo, Curtis, Chappel, and Cunningham (2013). Utilizing the same instrument as Armistead et al., a survey was emailed to…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Professional Development, Professional Continuing Education, Preferences
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Jones, Teri – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
Since No Child Left Behind (NCLB) became law, educators have faced challenges trying to protect the common good of a public education while, at the same time, developing and/or reviewing proposals to provide for the school choice option of NCLB. In the debate over market-driven education versus traditional public education, many times, the…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Charter Schools
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Mannahan, Kimberly Kinsey; Gray, Jennifer P. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The goal of this study was to explore the relationship between students' perceptions of the link between personal effort and academic performance to promote effective pedagogy, contributing to the potential for increased retention/progression/graduation rates. Based on Treisman's (2013) assertion that students do not connect hard work with…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, College Students
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Simmons, Kate; Carpenter, Laura; Crenshaw, Schronna; Hinton, Vanessa M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine if a specific classroom seating arrangement can contribute to students being on or off-task while completing independent work within the general education setting of an inclusive second grade class. In this study, three classroom seating arrangements were compared in a second grade classroom. These…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Check Lists
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Cochrane, Sandra; Cuevas, Joshua A. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The Common Core State Standards were implemented in the state of Georgia in the 2012/2013 school year replacing NCLB. Previous studies indicated that teachers and administrators viewed NCLB negatively, and the purpose of this study was to gauge teachers' perceptions of the new standards after they had been in effect for one and a half years.…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Morale, High Stakes Tests
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Zhou, Molly; Helms, Marilyn M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
Preservice teachers often build E-portfolios of their work prior to graduation, but their use beyond the college classroom is not clear. To identify if E-portfolios are used during the teacher hiring process, 170 administrators from 84 (K-12) schools in eight North Georgia districts were surveyed regarding their use of E-portfolio materials. Based…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment
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