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Ntoyakhe, Mxolisi Walter; Ngibe, Musawenkosi – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
Higher education institutions have been obliged to work extremely hard to ensure their sustainability and growth to meet the ever-increasing demands of university students, parents, and stakeholders. Universities have been under great pressure to remain competitive with a great deal of emphasis placed on being innovative, building auxiliary…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Student Attitudes, Delivery Systems, Academic Support Services
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Chien, Mei-Ying; Valcke, Martin – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
The use of English as a medium of instruction (EMI) in higher education is considered a vehicle in non-English-speaking countries for the purpose of internationalization, enhancing students' employability, and international competition. Many higher education institutions in Europe adapted their curriculum and started teaching in English, while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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O'Hara, Susan; Bookmyer, Joanne; Pritchard, Robert; Martin, Robin – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
This exploratory, qualitative study examines the foundational knowledge and instructional methods needed for academic language teaching of English language learners (ELLs). It also examines how mentoring practices can build secondary content-based novice teachers' instructional capacity in this area. The study uses synthesized data from two…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Base for Teaching, English for Academic Purposes
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Hubbard, Janie; Fowler, Melisa; Freeman, Lee – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
Three preK-6 U.S. university methods instructors-researchers (literacy, science, social studies) joined 17 Title I school teachers for collaborative lesson planning and teaching within the preK-5 school setting. Each team's goal was to create and teach interdisciplinary curriculum units using U.S. English language arts Common Core State Standards…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Reju, Comfort O.; Jita, Loyiso C. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
We investigate and compare assessment practices in two (dual- and single-mode) institutions in Nigeria. A mixed-methods approach was employed. Descriptive statistics and narration were carried out for the purpose of determining what the assessment practices were and how they may be related to the students learning of undergraduate mathematics in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Online Courses
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Bryant, Debra; Wilson, Andrea – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
This article addresses long-standing data from federal government agencies documenting concerns regarding the use of school discipline and suspension indicating that Black students are referred for discipline and/or suspended at a higher rate than students of other ethnicities. Available data from a local school district reflected similar…
Descriptors: Discipline, Suspension, African American Students, Racial Bias
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Smith, Osha Lynette; Robinson, Rebecca – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
The Common Core State Standards recommend that all educators equip students with the literacy skills needed for college and careers. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine middle-level content-area teachers' perspectives on a district-led literacy professional development program and their implementation of the literacy…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation, Content Area Reading, Literacy
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Haymon, Clarissa; Wilson, Andrea – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
Guided by the theory of differentiated instruction, this quantitative study evaluated the effectiveness of Achieve 3000, a technology-enhanced program for differentiating reading instruction. Achieve 3000 was fully implemented with fidelity in a local middle school that has a large percentage of advanced learners. Archived reading scores of 120…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Middle School Students
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Tamagni, Amanda L.; Wilson, Andrea M. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
Preschool special education students' lack of personal-social skills is affecting their kindergarten readiness and placing them at risk for exposure to school discipline in a large school district in the Southeastern United States. The purpose of this quantitative investigation was to examine the relationship between the quality of school…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, School Readiness, Preschool Education
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Perzigian, Aaron; Braun, Michael – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
We investigated whether there are significant differences in ratings of school climate from the perspectives of students, parents, and school staff across four types of urban secondary schools. Data originated from a school climate survey administered in a large urban Midwestern school district to students attending traditional and alternative…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Nontraditional Education, Urban Schools, High School Students
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Steele, Patricia B.; Burleigh, Cheryl; Young, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
With the proliferation of students' abilities to use technology, in particular virtual reality (VR) applications, teachers are experimenting with VR in virtual learning environments (VLE) to engage students; but clear ethics and safety guidelines are not available. Within the field of education additional research is needed to determine how VR is…
Descriptors: Ethics, Safety, Virtual Classrooms, Technology Integration
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Harland, Darci J. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak will likely highlight both strengths and weaknesses of the pre-corona educational system. Researchers have a responsibility to examine the experiences educators have had during the pandemic; however, there are no education-specific frameworks for researchers to use to examine teachers interacting with digital colleagues…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Educational Technology
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Canipe, Martha M.; Verdugo, Jessica Y. Coronado – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
Prospective elementary teachers may enter their teacher education program having experienced science more as a collection of definitions and facts than in ways that support rich engagement with scientific phenomena. As a result, their visions of themselves as science teachers may not align with the most recent understandings about how to teach…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Science Education, Preservice Teachers
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Burleigh, Cheryl – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
Conversations about ethical decision-making exist in a climate of misinformation within social and political forums. The issue of ethical decision-making in the context of educational leadership within a school environment has not been recently investigated. The purpose of this qualitative exploratory case study was to examine the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Ethics, Decision Making, Educational Environment
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Minott, Mark – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
The aim of this qualitative case study was to ascertain factors impacting the examination preparation process and causing concerns for London upper secondary students, to learn steps taken to reduce and/or resolve the concerns, and to discuss the implications for teachers and teaching. A subsidiary yet important aim was to give the students a…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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