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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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Pavlak, Christina M.; Hodgson-Drysdale, Tracy – Journal of Education, 2017
The writing achievement of English learners (ELs) is often lower than that of other subgroups (Fry, 2007, 2008). To address this gap, a partnership was formed between university faculty and doctoral students and educators at an urban PK-8 school with a majority EL population. Using Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as a guide, the team…
Descriptors: Grade 6, English Language Learners, Language Arts, Writing Achievement
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Brugar, Kristy A. – Journal of Education, 2016
This mixed methods study explored students' learning following an intervention unit, which focused on discipline-specific practices in elementary social studies/history. The research questions were: To what extent does students' learning in social studies/history change following their participation in a unit emphasizing disciplinary-specific…
Descriptors: Social Studies, History Instruction, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Gallay, Erin; Marckini-Polk, Lisa; Schroeder, Brandon; Flanagan, Constance – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
In this mixed-methods study, we examine the potential of place-based stewardship education (PBSE) for nurturing rural students' community attachment and aspirations to contribute to the preservation of the environmental "commons." Analyzing pre- and post-experience surveys (n = 240) and open-ended responses (n = 275) collected from…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Mixed Methods Research, Environmental Education, Rural Areas
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Nichols, Kim; Stevenson, Michael; Hedberg, John; Gillies, Robyn Margaret – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2016
Eighteen primary teachers across three conditions (Representational Fluency, Representational Agency, Comparison) received two days of training around an inquiry unit on plate tectonics replete with representations. The Representational Agency group also received training around the semiotic and material affordances of representations while the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Pretests Posttests, Interviews
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Hareket, Erdem; Yel, Selma – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
This study was carried out with the goal of investigation of perceptions and views which are related to children's rights of forth grade primary school students. The research was designed properly to qualitative research approach. This research was made with 156 4th grade students. In determining of the research group, criterion sampling technique…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Childhood Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Çelik, Tugba; Tasdemir, Onur; Ünlü, Dilsah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Time adverbs are represented by words or phrases more than morphemes in Turkish. Many studies in the literature have revealed that the frequency of the usage of adverbs of time is higher than the frequency of the usage of other adverbs by Turkish speakers of all ages. In this study, by using path/connection analysis method, the usage frequency of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Verbs, Form Classes (Languages), Turkish
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Dibek, Munevver Ilgun; Yavuz, Hatice C.; Tavsancil, Ezel; Yalcin, Seher – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of the present study was twofold: first to adapt the Relationship and Motivation (REMO) scale addressing role of peers and teachers in students' motivations into Turkish culture, and second to determine whether there were any differences between girls and boys regarding the scores obtained from this scale. To achieve these aims, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Student Motivation, Factor Analysis
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Sener, Nilay; Tas, Erol – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study is to prepare a multiple-choice achievement test with high reliability and validity for the "Let's Solve the Puzzle of Our Body" unit. For this purpose, a multiple choice achievement test consisting of 46 items was applied to 178 fifth grade students in total. As a result of the test and material analysis…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Grade 5, Science Instruction, Biology
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Aldig, Ebru; Arseven, Ayla – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
This study aims to examine teacher's opinions on the contribution of learning outcomes for listening defined in the Ministry of National Education's Turkish course curriculum for the 6th, 7th and 8th grades to the development of creative thinking skills. Mixed methods research design was adopted in the study. As the quantitative part of the study,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Listening Skills, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Karasu, H. Pelin – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Improvement of vocabulary constitutes an important part of the literacy practices. Children with hearing loss experience difficulties in using newly encountered words in verbal and written languages due to the delay they experience in linguistic skills. The objective of the present study is to investigate the course of applying a balanced literacy…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Content Area Writing, Hearing Impairments, Grade 4
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Fuddah, Hanin; Zeitoun, Samar – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The indicators for health risk factors among school children in Lebanon associated with increased mortality and morbidity were higher than the global percentage based on WHO (2014) statistics. Knowing that the Ministry of Education in Lebanon has been trying to include health education in the national school curriculum since the last reform in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups
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Aytan, Talat – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
In this study, it was aimed to determine the effect of listening education practices that organized by active learning techniques on the attitudes of 6th grade students towards Turkish course. The sample of the study conducted at a secondary school in the Black Sea region of Turkey consisted of twenty students--ten girls and ten boys. During…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills, Active Learning
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Gencay, Selçuk – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The behavior of the physical education teacher in the classroom or in the gym also affects the students' achievement and personality development. It is important to examine different aspects of loneliness and peer relations, which are thought to be one of the indicators of the level of sociability, in the profession of physical education teacher.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Ulu Kalin, Özlem – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Student workbook is an education material including components that support learning, help ensuring knowledge and ability to students in line with the acquisitions stated in teaching programs. Students have different learning styles and necessities. Their needs should be satisfied by benefiting from some additional materials in order to make their…
Descriptors: Workbooks, Social Studies, Elementary School Students, Computer Uses in Education
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