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Anderson, Donald B.; Jones, Suzanne H.; Longhurst, Max L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
This present phenomenological case study explored collective class actuation as experienced by a seminary teacher in a Western State. Collective class actuation results when teachers or students perceive their class group as being in an optimal performing state of dynamic equilibrium. The participant of this present study sought dynamic…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Student Needs
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Rose, Dale R. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
Low reading comprehension skills at the secondary level are problematic, especially for students with learning disabilities. In order for students with learning disabilities to perform and achieve academically, effective methods of instruction need to be implemented. This present study utilized a qualitative research methodology (with a…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Student Attitudes, Reading Comprehension
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Ersoy, Evren; Aydin, Hasan; Uysal, Recep – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
In the present study we provide insights regarding the perceptions of gifted students and their parents about the communication skills of these gifted children. We collected data through in-depth individual interviews, focus group interviews, field-notes, and other documentation with 10 gifted students and 10 of their parents. The findings…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Communication Skills
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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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Burton, Lauren M.; Campbell, Brett D. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
We examined the effects of an alternative classroom structure on self-efficacy and engagement of ninth-grade students who placed substantially below grade level in mathematics. We considered whether targeting both academic and social needs of these students would increase their self-efficacy and engagement by way of four teaching effects:…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learner Engagement, Nontraditional Education, Secondary School Mathematics
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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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Auslander, Lisa – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
With the current tide of anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment, it is vital that educators and counselors incorporate strategies to meet the social and emotional needs of English-language learners. This case study investigated the impact of teacher practice and collaboration with counselors around culturally and linguistically responsive…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Counselor Teacher Cooperation, Refugees, Immigrants
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Bingham, Andrea J.; Dimandja, Oluwafolakemi Ogunbowo – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2017
The implementation of personalized learning (PL) models is growing rapidly; however, research on these models is limited. In particular, little is known about teachers' experiences as they implement technology-based PL models. Additionally, few studies have sought to understand how teachers make sense of PL. Examining teachers' experiences with…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Individualized Instruction, Models, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Joseph, Tatiana – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2017
Photovoice is an innovative participatory action research (PAR) method that empowers groups, especially marginalized ones, to define, analyze, and critique their communities through photography and the analyses of photographs. The purpose of this study was to showcase the implementation of the different steps of photovoice methodology. The first…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Photography, Low Income Students
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Castle, Margaret A.; Ferreira, Maria M. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2015
Teaching science as inquiry has been at the forefront of many educational reforms related to teaching science in K-12 settings. However, educators' understandings of the term and practices related to science as inquiry vary. This study examined a group of middle school science teachers' perspectives and practices related to teaching science as…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inquiry
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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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Gillenwater, Cary – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This phenomenological case study attempts to understand the phenomenon of intertextuality of traditional novels and graphic novels, and how it may or may not contribute to transference of one mode of literacy to another. The study's sample was seven Grade 12 Advanced Placement English/language arts students and their teacher. I conducted my…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Advanced Placement Programs, Grade 12
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Stillisano, Jacqueline R.; Waxman, Hersh C.; Brown, Danielle B.; Alford, Beverly L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This study focused on the unique qualities of selected college access centers established in Texas high schools with the dual goal of assisting students with college preparation activities and of creating a school-wide college going culture. Six centers demonstrating estimable outcomes on at least one of several different variables were…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Access to Education, High Schools, College Preparation
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Falter Thomas, Angela – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
In this study, I explored the motivation of middle school students participating in online literature circles facilitated by college students, compared to traditional face-to-face literature circles they previously utilized. Sixty-eight rural, middle school students from two English teachers' classrooms took part in two sets of online literature…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Communities of Practice, Comparative Analysis
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