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Martell, Christopher C. – Journal of Education, 2018
In this interpretative case study, the researcher examined the beliefs and practices of three self-identifying culturally relevant social studies teachers related to their teaching of U.S. history at a racially and ethnically diverse urban high school. The teachers displayed beliefs and practices that were aligned with the core criteria of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education
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Iruka, Iheoma U.; Forry, Nicole D. – Journal of Education, 2018
Patterns of quality among approximately 1,400 center classrooms and 350 family child care homes based on measures of global quality, sensitive caregiving, and frequency of language/literacy and math/numeracy activities were examined. Four patterns of quality were identified. Provider education was predictive of higher quality care in both centers…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Educational Quality, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers
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Reid, Tingting; Heck, Ronald H. – Journal of Education, 2018
The steady increase in immigration in the United States over the past few decades has focused attention on the necessity for school districts to provide English language services in order for children with diverse language backgrounds to participate fully in public education. In this study, we utilize a large state-representative sample of…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Reading Achievement, Cultural Background, English Language Learners
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Abreh, Might Kojo; Owusu, Kofi Acheaw; Amedahe, Francis Kodzo – Journal of Education, 2018
The trends in students' performance in science and mathematics at secondary school level were examined within a decade-long interval in Ghana. Using West African Examinations Council (WAEC) data from approximately 20% of schools countrywide, it was observed that the results did not provide a definitive pattern. Factors such as teachers' inability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Standardized Tests
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Soysal, Y.; Radmard, S. – Journal of Education, 2018
This study explores the initial teaching competencies of 211 prospective teachers (PT) through an examination of their pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) documentations that were obtained through a PCK Construction Task. The scored data were subjected to a factor analysis, and two factors of PCK were extracted. ANOVA results showed that even…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teachers
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Chaudhry, Harish; Gupta, Sunil; Nargundkar, Rajendra; Chauhan, Anurag – Journal of Education, 2018
With increasing demand for quality education, it is imperative for universities to attract and retain good faculty. This study explores the effect of demographic and some external factors on faculty satisfaction. The analysis is based on a nationwide survey of full-time faculty across 1,000 colleges and institutes in India. Results show that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Universities
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Hollier, David R. – Journal of Education, 2018
The successes of the Finnish approach in teacher preparation and related school practices and policies are discussed. A narrative literature review methodology is used to determine the key policy underpinnings, program designs and methods, and other essential elements related to teacher preparation in various countries. An international…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Berdrow, Iris; Bird, Allan W. – Journal of Education, 2018
Globalization has created an accelerated demand for globally competent managers, yet the gap between this demand and the supply of globally oriented, competent graduates is growing. As a result, the mandate for effectively internationalizing business school curriculum is increasing. Yet, given the costly structures required to provide…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, International Education
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Major, Thenjiwe – Journal of Education, 2018
Education is a vehicle that can be used to oppress or liberate people in the society. Schools are places where democratic values are instilled into the individual learners. Teachers are curriculum implementers who play significant roles in instilling the democratic ideals. The purpose of this study was to investigate in-service student teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Westensko, Arla; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S.; Child, Barbara – Journal of Education, 2017
This study describes 3 years of mathematics intervention research examining the effectiveness of a summer individualized tutoring program for rising fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students with low mathematics achievement. Based on an iceberg model of learning, an instructional framework was developed that identified and targeted students'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Program Effectiveness, Summer Programs
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DeBay, Dennis J. – Journal of Education, 2017
The introduction of real-world, meaningful tasks in mathematics classrooms promises to create opportunities for enhancing students' learning through active engagement with mathematical ideas; however, researchers have given little consideration to the contexts in which urban high-school students live. The case study of three students reported in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Urban Schools, Case Studies, Social Justice
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Baggett, Hannah Carson; Simmons, Crystal G. – Journal of Education, 2017
This qualitative case study explored how two White teacher candidates understood and conceptualized racial profiling in the wake of Trayvon Martin's murder. The teacher candidates were interviewed about their experiences with profiling in educational contexts. One participant conceptualized racial profiling as intrinsic to her understanding of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Whites, Racial Attitudes
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Zhang-Wu, Qianqian – Journal of Education, 2017
As a result of increases in immigration, more students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are entering K-12 classrooms in the United States. Thus, the need to study the education of diverse learners is intensified. Drawing upon semi-structured interviews, observations, and informal conversations, this case study examined how a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 4, Urban Teaching, Public School Teachers
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Brakoniecki, Aaron; Shah, Fahmil – Journal of Education, 2017
The research reported in this article explored the methods by which concept maps served as formative assessment by capturing changes in the ways preservice mathematics teachers represented their understanding of algebra. The participants were enrolled in a course on high school algebra for teachers and created the maps on the first and last day of…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Formative Evaluation
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Forzani, Elena; Leu, Donald J. – Journal of Education, 2017
In this joint reflection, the authors discuss the nature of literacy in relation to "New Literacies: A Dual-Level Theory of the Changing Nature of Literacy, Instruction, and Assessment" (Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, Castek, & Henry, 2013), a chapter reprinted in this issue of the "Journal of Education." They reflect on the meaning…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Theories, Educational Research, Literacy Education
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