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Donaldson, Maleka – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
Mistakes are at the crux of daily classroom learning. This is the case even in the earliest grades. While the instructional value of mistakes is wellknown among educators, little research documents how young children experience mistakes in real-world school settings. In the present study, I conducted semi-structured interviews with 25 Kindergarten…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Error Patterns, Emotional Response
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Nordick, Shelley; Putney, LeAnn G.; Jones, Suzanne H. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
We view the school principal as a school-wide community organizer who is central in actuating collective teacher efficacy. The purpose of the present study was to explore the attitudes, practices, and behaviors of principals who develop collective teacher efficacy. Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews of 24 principals. The data…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Teacher Effectiveness, Leadership Styles
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Jones, Suzanne H.; Putney, LeAnn G. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
In prior studies, we examined Collective Classroom Efficacy (CCE) through the role of teacher and through the voices of students in a diverse classroom developing CCE. One participant exhibited an element of hope that added to her learning experience. Through Lara's telling case, we illustrate how she accomplished her goals through interactions…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Teacher Role, Student Attitudes, Learning Experience
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D'Souza, Lisa Andries – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
The purpose of the present research was to model a storied-identity approach (Drake, Spillane, & Hufferd-Ackles, 2001; Ibourk, 2015) to explore the career path of a mediocre teacher. Using qualitative data collected over a 10-year period, the research depicts how the teacher's identity was shaped and re-shaped by factors including teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Professional Identity, Teacher Evaluation
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Smith, Gregory W.; Classen, Audra I. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
Since the early part of the 20th century, researchers in the fields of cognitive psychology and education have studied the ill-effect of noise on the social, physiological, and psychological aspects of the human psyche. In order for academic progress to take place, it is important for all teachers to select instructional methods and accommodations…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Classroom Environment, Auditory Stimuli, Students with Disabilities
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Tan, Paulo – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2017
Calls for equity in education for historically marginalized student groups, including students with disabilities, are continuous and long-standing, as access to high-quality education remains elusive for far too many students. As part of a larger study, I conducted this ethnographic case study involving two first-grade students, one who was…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Students with Disabilities
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Yates, Kimberly A.; Sullivan, Susan C. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2017
Research indicates many children today spend little time outdoors exploring the natural world and a great deal of time inside viewing the television or playing video games (Jerald, 2009; Robinson, 2010) which can lead to poor social development, childhood obesity, and a lack of feeling connected to the environment. One instructional tool being…
Descriptors: Gardening, Case Studies, Climate, Outdoor Education
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Turgut, Refika; Sahin, Elif Adibelli; Huerta, Margarita – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2016
Preparing general education preservice teachers (PSTs) to work with English language learners (ELLs) effectively is of critical importance given the continually increasing number of these students in mainstream classrooms in the United States. In this qualitative study, we investigated the impact of a semester-long course on teaching ELLs on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, English Language Learners
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Jones, Suzanne H.; Putney, LeAnn G. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2016
The purpose of this case study was to explore a previously theorized construct, Collective Classroom Efficacy, through student voices. We interviewed nine former sixth-graders a decade after their classroom experience as they articulated at a reunion the importance of their former cohesive classroom community. To provide data triangulation we…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade 6, Poetry, Student Attitudes
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Pister, Rebecca – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
As reports of bullying continue to make headlines, the push to understand the processes behind bullying behaviors continues to rise. While a great deal of research has been conducted to better understand the processes behind and the outcomes of bullying, the majority of these studies are quantitative in nature and very few involve qualitative…
Descriptors: Bullying, Youth Problems, Middle School Students, Student Experience
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Stillisano, Jacqueline R.; Waxman, Hersh C.; Hostrup, Judy; Rollins, Kayla Braziel – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
This qualitative case study focused on the efficacy of International Baccalaureate Primary Years and Middle Years Programs in Texas schools and the extent to which the unique aspects of these programs contribute to positive student outcomes. The qualitative data were gathered as a complement to statistical, quantitative data our research team…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Morton, Mary Lou; Bennett, Susan – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
In this study, we examined dynamics of pedagogical involvement of 39 preservice teachers (PST) as they tutored students at a charter school serving lower income, diverse students. We qualitatively analyzed PSTs' initial predictions, refections following each tutoring session, our observations of college students' lessons, and final anonymous…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Charter Schools