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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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Dajani, Majida – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
This study examined the results of promoting Palestinian students' engagement and fostering their understanding in addition to their inquiry skills through the application of thinking routines. Six teachers teaching fourth and fifth grades participated voluntarily in this action research project during the school year 2014-2015. The researcher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Action Research
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Curry, Jennifer R.; Webb, Angela W.; Latham, Samantha J. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
The powerful nature of novice teachers' experiences in their first years of teaching has been well documented. However, the variance in novices' initial immersion in the school environment is largely dependent on perceived personal and professional support as well as the environmental inducements that lend to novice teachers' success in the…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Beginning Teacher Induction, Alternative Teacher Certification, Work Environment
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Henry, Denfield L.; Nistor, Nicolae; Baltes, Beate – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
Multiple studies propose that English proficiency dictates English language learners' (ELLs) performances on mathematics assessments. The current study investigates the predictive power of English proficiency on mathematics scores, while controlling for gender, socioeconomic status (SES), and grade level among ELLs at a south Florida elementary…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Elementary School Students, Scores
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Peterson, Sarah E.; Williams, R. Craig; Myer, Rick A.; Tinajero, Josefina V. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
We examined experiences of participants in "Do the Write Thing" national violence prevention program for middle-level students. Using mixed methods, we conducted surveys and focus groups with students, parents, and teachers who attended the program's National Recognition Week in Washington, DC. Results revealed important affective,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Parents, Violence
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Hulac, David; Benson, Nicholas; Nesmith, Matthew C.; Wollersheim Shervey, Sarah – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
When behaviors are reinforced with a variable interval reinforcement schedule, reinforcement is available only after an unknown period of time. These types of reinforcement schedules are most useful for reinforcing slow and steady responding and for differentially reinforcing behaviors that are incompatible with some problematic behaviors. This…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Predictor Variables, Reinforcement, Intervals
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Warash, Bobbie Gibson; Workman, Melissa – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
Young children have the capability of making decisions, informed choices, and self-assessing their progress on their choices. In this classroom of 4- and 5-year-olds, children used pictorial contracts, rubrics, and various self-assessment techniques as a method for continuous learning. Gathering and reflecting on their own evidence about their…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Young Children, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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